November 30, 2016
by Brian Marks
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It’s Pledge Week at Baton Rouge Community Radio – Give your pledge today

Today, Wednesday November 30th is the beginning of WHYR-LP 96.9FM’s Pledge Week. Baton Rouge Community Radio relies 100% on listener support, and we need you to make a pledge of support to keep your Community Radio on the air delivering the vital news, opinions, music and arts you enjoy and rely on. Listen all Pledge Week for special live shows with your favorite WHYR DJs.

Pledge $96.90 or more (or $8/month recurring or more) and you’re eligible to receive the super cool WHYR tote bag.  Measuring 14” wide by 15” tall with a 4” gusset and boasting the vibrant mural artwork pictured on the banner above, this embroidered, royal blue canvas bag is the perfect size for carrying groceries, notebooks, records, or just about anything else you need to tote around!  (Speaking of records, you can fill up on vinyl at the WHYR Listening Room on the first Saturday of every month).  USE THIS FORM to pledge for your tote bag online, or call 364-3969 during our live pitch schedule outlined below.  From all of us at YOUR community radio station, thank you for your support!

Live Pledge Schedule

During the following hours, call in your pledge to (225) 364-3969 and speak to one of our friendly volunteers.

Wednesday, November 30th: Noon to 10pm

Thursday, December 1st: Noon to 10pm

Friday, December 2nd: Noon to 10pm

Saturday, December 3rd: 11am to Midnight (or stop by the WHYR Listening Room from 10am to 4pm and pledge in person.  Refreshments, Station Tours and Vinyl!)

Sunday, December 4th: 3pm to Midnight

Monday, December 5th: 4 to 7pm

November 22, 2016
by Brian Marks
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Baton Rouge Community Radio Pledge Drive this week

Earlier this year, WHYR-FM, the hyper-local, low-power, community station serving Baton Rouge celebrated five years of broadcasting voices, perspectives and music you won’t hear anywhere else. Now, we’re gearing up for our first ever pledge drive to raise the funds necessary to keep the station going strong.

With a goal of $10,000, the campaign begins at noon on Wednesday, November 30th and concludes on Monday, December 5th during Music Lagniappe.

As we reflect on 2016 and look ahead to the coming year, WHYR’s mission to educate and unite our communities is more important than ever.  Help YOUR community radio station hit the ground running in 2017 with a year end tax deductible contribution.  Call in during the pledge drive for one of your favorite shows or pledge now by clicking here.  And as always, thank you for your support.

October 2, 2016
by Brian Marks
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Hear National Native News on WHYR every weekday @ 3:55pm starting October 3rd

Starting Monday, October 3rd, every weekday afternoon at 3:55pm Baton Rouge Community Radio will air National Native News, a daily five-minute news program about Native issues. And WHYR is the only place you can hear it on the radio in the state of Louisiana, a state home to four federally-recognized Native American nations and numerous others still seeking recognition.

National Native News is a broadcast of the Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and is syndicated by the Native Voice One Radio Network (NV1); Baton Rouge Community Radio is a proud affiliate of NV1. Listen every afternoon right before Democracy Now! to National Native News – News for all Americans.