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Support Community Radio During our End-of-Year Pledge Drive

Beginning Saturday December 3rd, WHYR will host its annual end-of-year pledge drive. As you consider where to donate your dollars this season of giving, please know that WHYR counts on and deeply appreciates your support to sustain our station’s operations.

Your support will allow WHYR to:

  1. Feature diverse, locally produced programming. Our talk programming informs listeners on important community issues including Metro Council votes, candidates for local office, and special events. Our music shows feature local musicians and a variety of genres including jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, and hip hop. 
  2. Bring fresh perspectives to the local airwaves. We continue to be the only local radio outlet for national programming such as Democracy Now!, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, and State of Belief. 
  3. Amplify what is best about Baton Rouge. Whether through our local shows or public service announcements, we serve as a microphone to broadcast the work and messages of local non-profits and individuals who are bringing positive changes to our city. 

Visit us online at to make a one-time or sustaining tax-deductible donation. Thank you for listening and thank you for your support!

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WHYR Annual Summer Pledge Drive

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM will host its annual summer pledge drive to celebrate its 11th on-air anniversary. Throughout the day, tune in to hear specialty programs and special on-air mentions from our community radio show hosts. Supporters can visit our donation page to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to support WHYR.

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WHYR Announced as Grand Marshal of Mid City Gras

WHYR is excited to announce that our radio station has been selected as the 2022 Grand Marshal for Mid City Gras! Mid City Gras is a celebratory parade highlighting the essence of Mid City and showcasing the diversity of our community with a spirit of inclusiveness that positively contributes to the progression of our city. This parade will roll on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1 p.m. down North Blvd.