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Support WHYR During 225GIVES

Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM continues to broadcast unique and relevant programming on the airwaves throughout our city and beyond. As a volunteer-led, community-supported organization, we would not be able to do this without the continued support of individuals like you. 

This year, WHYR is participating in the 225GIVES campaign sponsored by the Capital Area United Way. Help us meet our goal of raising $10,000 by scheduling your donation between November 15th and November 30th. 

As you consider where to donate your dollars this season of giving, please know that we count on and deeply appreciate your support to sustain our station’s operations in 2022.

Click here to donate now!

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10-Year On-Air Anniversary T-Shirt Contest

Contest Rules and Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for our Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM 10-Year On-Air Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be printed on the official 10-Year On-Air Anniversary T-Shirt to be released and distributed to our listeners and supporters during our on-air pledge drive beginning June 24, 2021.

Submissions deadline extended to May 21, 2021!

Design Rules and Guidelines

  1. Design may not exceed 11” wide by 12” high.
  2. Design must include “Baton Rouge Community Radio,” “WHYR 96.9 FM” and “10-Year On-Air Anniversary.”
  3. Design will appear on the front of a solid-color shirt.
  4. Design will be printed in up to two solid colors. Gradients and transparencies cannot be incorporated.
  5. Design must be wholly original. By submitting a design, you are guaranteeing that you hold original rights to everything in it, that it may be printed on distributed t-shirts, and that it does not contain any copyright material.
  6. It’s recommended to render your design in Adobe Illustrator or a similar design program. Entries should include the original file, a vector-based EPS file, and a high-resolution JPEG or PDF file.
  7. Entries become the property of Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM.
  8. WHYR reserves the right to make adjustments to all entries, including colors of the design and the shirt

Submission Rules and Guidelines

  1. Entries must be emailed by May 21, 2021 to
  2. All entry emails should have the subject line “2021 T-Shirt Design Contest.”
  3. Please include your name, mailing address and telephone number along with your entry

How Winners Are Selected

  1. There will be two rounds of voting
    • Round 1: The 10-Year On-Air Anniversary Planning Committee will select no more than 3 finalists.
    • Round 2: The finalists will be presented to the WHYR community and the overall winner determined by a vote of the community through online voting. 
  1. Designs will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Concept and originality
    • Captures spirit of the Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM
    • Completeness of design and readiness for printing
    • Feasibility of reproduction
    • Adherence to design and submission rules and guidelines

How Winners Will Be Notified

  1. Winners will be notified by email at the close of the voting period, via the information provided during entry. At the sole discretion of Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:
    • Winner’s failure to respond to notification within three (3) business days after its transmission.
    • The return of an email notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts.
    • Winner’s failure to provide original design files.
  1. Upon contacting a winner and determining that they have met all eligibility requirements of the contest, such individual will be declared a “winner” of the contest via social media, e-newsletter and on

Submission Agreement

  1. To release the rights to your design to Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM for the use of the t-shirt and other promotional items, including, but not limited to: the Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM website, social media and marketing materials.
  2. That Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM reserves the right to make adjustments to the winning designs.
  3. To abide by all contest rules, agreements and guidelines.

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • March 22, 2021 – Contest begins
  • May 21, 2021 – SUBMISSION DEADLINE
  • June 4, 2021 – Winner selected and informed 
  • June 24, 2021 – Official t-shirt release
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New shows coming to Baton Rouge Community Radio in March 2021

Four new shows are coming to Baton Rouge Community Radio starting Monday, March 1st. Additionally, two existing local shows are expanding from one to two hours. 

Starting on March 1st, on Monday mornings at 7:00am listen to For the Wild, a one-hour weekly syndicated show that describes itself “an anthology of the Anthropocene” and addresses issues like decolonization, ecological restoration, and social and environmental justice.  Learn more at

Also starting March 1st, every weekday afternoon from 3:45-3:55pm will feature COVID NoiseFilter, a program by two medical doctors originating from our sister community station WHIV-LP in New Orleans. NoiseFilter is 10 minutes a day on all aspects of the coronavirus pandemic; vaccines, public health, contact tracing, health equity, economics, school reopening, and much more. This will be right before our current National Native News daily show and our Democracy Now! afternoon broadcast.  Learn more at

Friday night, March 5th at 9:00pm will mark the return of The Low Down to WHYR. This one-hour underground hip-hop and rap show featuring local and national artists aired on Community Radio some years ago and now returns weekly with co-hosts Matt Bruce and Marcel P. Black.

The following morning, Saturday March 6th, at 10:00am will be the first expanded two-hour edition of the Louisiana All-American Sports Saturday show. LAAS will be two hours weekly every Saturday morning, with the Arts Council Radio Show moving to 9:30am Saturday and Poiesis moving to two broadcasts a week. 

That evening (Saturday, 3/6) will be the premiere of a newly expanded The Ambient Door to two hours, starting at 11:00pm Saturday nights and going through to 1:00am early Sunday mornings. 

And finally, WHYR is premiering a new syndicated radio play series, Barnaby Druthers, on Sunday night March 7th at 10:00pm. This half-hour radio drama is a mystery series (think Sherlock Holmes) with all original radio scripts and voiced by professional actors.  Learn more at