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WhidbeyAir is Growing Steadily

Whooo Hoo we’re still growing!

We built our website in 2009 – and as you can see the increase in daily & monthly visits is strong and steady.

Just take a look at the #’s.  Steady and in some places double the growth!

VISITS PER DAY! 

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VISITS PER MONTH! 

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Our stats via world wide listening is impressive!  Support WhidbeyAir

We have seasonal Whidbey residents, former Whidbey residents, and wannabe Whidbey residents or visitors listening to our stream all over the world!

Note: 62% of viewers (over all) STREAM the station!  

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 9.33.10 AMScreen Shot 2014-07-31 at 9.31.14 AMScreen Shot 2014-07-31 at 9.29.29 AM Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, members and listeners for their continued support in building a public access studio and streaming radio station from WHIDBEY to the WORLD! 

Support WhidbeyAir, at any amount, here

We are presently growing our youth programs and are proud to have 3 new youth and young adult hosts & 1 new youth engineer!  We’re like proud parents of our youth hosts!

We are also embarking on our 4th studio sessions with writers from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA program.  Search NILA in our search bar.

Help us maintain our public access studio with a contribution, of any amount, today.
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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

Annual Studio visit with Whidbey Farmers Georgie Smith & Vicky Brown

Whidbey farmers, and farmers all over the world, are busy people.  They’re ruled by the seasons and the weather, neither of which are constant, and hard to pin down.

Once a year in late winter Whidbey farmers, Georgie Smith of Willowood Farm and Vicky Brown of Little Brown Farm join Gwen in the studio for their annual “what’s up on the farm” chat.  A farm tour for your ears.

You’ll find the listen link at the end of this post. 

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“Grown locally, naturally…” Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie is a small, 4th generation farm located on Whidbey Island north of Seattle.  Run by Farmer Georgie, the farm grows a large variety of mixed vegetables.  Willowood sells at  local farmers and farm store markets, grocery stores and restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.

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Little Brown Farm is about passion. Passion for animals, passion for cheeses, passion for community and passion for family farms.  Owned by Vicky Brown, the Chief Milkmaid and Tom Brown, the Chief Muckman, Little Brown Farm brings fine dairy products to markets on Whidbey, and to restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Listen to this round table chat with 2 of Whidbey’s most prolific farmers by clicking the link below. 

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KWPA WhidbeyAIR would like to thank our members and sponsors for making it possible for us to maintain a studio, centrally located on Whidbey, for community use.  

Whidbey AIR logo 20130513 180x124To Support WhidbeyAIR go to our support page.  We’re all community, all volunteer and appreciate your support.  WhidbeyAIR is a registered 501(c)3.  Contributions are tax-deductible.