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Revisit with NILA

mfa_headerIn August we’ll be having the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA students into the WhidbeyAir studio to read & record their work, AGAIN!

Listen to our past NILA sessions by clicking on the titles below

NILA MFA Student Summer Sessions – 2013

NILA MFA Student Winter Sessions – 2014

Miriam Gershow

Melissa Hart

Kim Stafford

Carolyn L. Wright

Thank-you-post-itWhidbeyAir would like to thank the NILA and MFA program instructors Stephanie Barbe’ Hammer and Janet Buttenwieser‘s for their superior literary contributions to our station’s archives, and their generosity!  

 

 

Youth and Young Adult Hosts are multiplying at WhidbeyAir

WhidbeyAir’s youth programs are gaining ground at the studio!

New youth shows are Positive Vibrations with Desirae, and Queer Corner with Logan and Austin!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE ! 

WAIR PV1Positive Vibrations is music and uplifting talk for teens every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 from whidbeyair.org  Desirae (far left on ‘yellow mic’) is a Coupeville High School student.  Trained by our long time teen host Donia, Desirae has taken to the mic like a champ! Engineering for Desirae is Coupeville High student Lexi.  Lexi (far left at engineer desk) is a guitar player and math wiz who has a talent for tech in the studio.

Congratulations to Desirae and Lexi for their successful training at WhidbeyAir!  It didn’t take much to get you on air and you’re doing a GREAT JOB! May Positive Vibrations have a long run on the air!

Visit & like the Positive Vibrations facebook page

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!  

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Queer Corner with Logan (right) and Austin (left) is music and LGBTQ talk.  Queer Corner airs on Saturday’s from 6:30 to 8pm. Logan is founder of Whidbey Alliances, an LGBTQ outreach group, and a leader in the LGBTQ youth community on Whidbey.  Austin, his partner, is a recent grad from Seattle and a new Whidbey resident.

Congratulations to Logan and Austin!  Especially when you rode your bikes 6 miles in 15 mins to get to the studio for your show!  Your determination and commitment are building WhidbeyAir muscle!

Visit and like the Queer Corner facebook page

DRUM ROLL PLEASE! 

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JULY 2014 MARKED DONIA’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AS A WHIDBEYAIR HOST!!

Donia has been rocking the airways from Whidbey with her wide ranging tastes in music!  She is now helping to train other hosts. Desirae is her first and she did a great job!  Donia helped Desirae understand the board, recording software, and her time ques.  She also assisted Desirae in choosing a format and helped her through her editing of scripts.  Desirae is now on her own with her engineer Lexi and much of that is credited to Donia.

Congratulations to Donia on her year anniversary at WhidbeyAir!  You’ve focused, worked hard, helped out in every way possible and been in the studio every week!  GREAT JOB DONIA!

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HELP SUPPORT WhidbeyAir’s work with teens and young adults through a donation of any amount at our paypal acct.  

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THANK YOU! 

Your contribution helps WhidbeyAir maintain its public access studio, improve our equipment, pay music licensing fees to BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, and most importantly support the youth who are on air and in training.  Help us continue to build the station with your donation.  

NOTE: Music licensing fees are mandatory for all radio stations and allows our hosts, like Donia, Desirae, Austin and Logan, to play all the music they’d like to share with you. 

TO HAVE YOUR OWN SHOW, BECOME AN ENGINEER FOR OTHER HOSTS OR FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER

 Contact us at feedback at kwparadio.org

Rob Schouten Interviews Kay Parsons on WhidbeyAir

“Painting is a conversation with my garden. My garden stands as a chapel to my belief in everything: Life, death, dying back, renewal, exuberance, sadness, acceptance and beauty. I am tied to the land.”

Here> Listen to Whidbey artists Rob Schouten & Kay Parsons talk art

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Stroll through Kay Parsons’ watercolor garden at the Rob Schouten Gallery July 1 thru 30 2014

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To purchase or inquire about the paintings pictured here, Roses in Yellow-Eyed Grass and  Willowood Farm Collard Greens please contact the Rob Schouten Gallery at 800/858-5063 or locally at 360/222-3070

WhidbeyAir would like to thank Rob Schouten & Kay Parsons for joining us in the studio to produce this ‘artist statement’ audio piece.   Rob is a great host for any artist, and Kay a generous guest!!   Thanks to you both!