What: 103.5 FM WADR Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration
When: 2-5:30 pm Friday, July 24th, 2015
Where: 321 E Milwaukee St, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
Join us on July 24th between 2 and 5:30 pm as we officially 103.5 FM WADR launch Janesville Community Radio! Featuring musical performance by The Remedy, cheerleaders from Craig and Parker high schools, the Beloit Snappers mascot Snappy, South Padre Sea Food Truck and much more! The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2 pm featuring local dignitaries! WADR: Always Making Waves!
Update on WADR-LPFM, Wisconsin’s Alternative Destination Radio:
We begin to broadcast live online April 15th by bringing our listeners the Beloit Snappers season opener. The games will be called by voice of the Snappers, WADR’s own David Krapf. To listen, go to JanesvilleCommunityRadio.com and click “Listen Live“ at the top on the right. Imagine going to the Pohlman Field, and on your smart phone listening to David call the game as you are watching it! Starting tomorrow this will be a reality. Don’t forget to stop by and say ‘Hi’ to David and the crew while you’re there.
Next, as the rest of our programs transition from BlogTalkRadio – a format we’ve been using since November 2013 – to join the Snappers on our dedicated internet stream, we will have a limited broadcasting schedule featuring our current roster of about 15 original regular shows. This means that there will be times when there will be silence between the programs. However, not too long from now, we will grow our schedule with local DJs and more local talk shows, to allow WADR to broadcast at least 40 hours per week starting in June, as required by FCC. I also expect to have a news program, a game show featuring in studio participants winning prizes from local businesses, as well as other creative and original programs.
Then in June (the exact date is yet to be determined), we will add LPFM signal at 103.5 FM to our arsenal of ways to reach our audience in Janesville and beyond. That will be another game changer for us and for the community. Our signal we reach anywhere between 3 and 10 miles from the station, which will allow us to cover most of Janesville and surrounding areas.
Of course none of this is possible without your help. Our community has been most generous to WADR, donating equipment and making generous financial contributions. Still, more help is needed because the tower is yet to be put up, and more equipment is needed. Please consider making a generous, tax deductible contribution to Janesville’s community radio now, an independent listener supported enterprise. Thank you and stay tuned.
Janesville Community Radio: Listen Your Way.
Janesville, WI – Janesville Community Radio, Inc., a volunteer initiative jointly launching a low power FM community radio station in Janesville in June of 2015, in partnership with United Arts Alliance, are proud to announce that its new call letters are WADR-LPFM. WADR will be the acronym for “Wisconsin’s Alternative Destination Radio”. The WADR-LPFM schedule will include a diverse selection of talk shows and music programs, hosted by volunteers and DJs. As the official live-broadcast partner of the Beloit Snappers in 2015, WADR-LPFM will broadcast 40 home games for the Snappers during the upcoming baseball season at 103.5 LPFM and online. Janesville Community Radio, Inc. has been broadcasting online since November 2013.
To get additional information on WADR-LPFM, volunteer or contribute, please go to www.JanesvilleCommunityRadio.com. JCR, Inc. is located at 321 E Milwaukee Street in Janesville, Wisconsin.
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Janesville, WI – A generous $5,000 matching grant challenge has been announced by Norm and Carol Aulabaugh who encourage area residents to help launch WADR 103.5 LPFM – Janesville Community Radio – onto the airwaves in June.
As the fiscal sponsor, contributions to WADR-LPFM will be accepted by United Arts Alliance, a 501c(3) volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting arts in Rock County, for Janesville Community Radio, Inc. This agreement allows contributions made to the new community LPFM station to be tax deductible while Janesville Community Radio, Inc. obtains its own not-for-profit status.
Janesville Community Radio and United Arts Alliance offices are located at 321 E Milwaukee Street, Janesville, WI 53545.