WIDR-FM

Hobbies & Music
7:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Vinyl records gain popularity in Kalamazoo

Co-manager Sean Hartman at The Corner Record Shop and Audio in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

Sales of vinyl records make up a tiny fraction of the market compared to CDs and MP3s. Yet stores reported more than 6 million new and used vinyl records in 2013. That's a 20-year high for the format.

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WMU Student Media
10:19 am
Fri March 22, 2013

WMU students to vote on fee for student media

WIDR student volunteers
Credit Save Student Media at WMU

Interview with Monica Rodriguez and Erin Gignac

The leaders of Western Michigan University's student-run media organizations are hoping that students will support a fee to pay for operations. The proposed $5 per-semester student assessment fee is on the ballot for student elections being held March 25th through the 29th. If students approve the fee, it will then be considered by Western's Board of Trustees. 

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11:04 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Western Herlad, WIDR-FM Launch 'Save Student Media Campaign' at Western Michigan University

Lead in text: 
Student run media sources have an uncertain future at Western Michigan University, due to a loss of advertising revenue and university funding. Student radio station WIDR-89.1FM and student newspaper The Western Herald have launched the 'Save the Student Media Campaign' to acquire funding needed to keep the two operations alive. The groups are proposing a $5 student-assessment fee every semester, which would help keep the student media afloat.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The media industry's well-documented struggles in recent years have spread to the Western Michigan University campus. If a new source of funding isn't found, both the Western Herald and WIDR-FM (89.1) could disappear from campus, said student heads of both organizations.