Summer Pledge Drive
WJFF's on-air summer pledge drive starts Thursday, June 20th! Thanks to a tremendous show of support, we've received donations totalling almost 1/3 of our $50,000 goal. This is a tremendous leg up and should help us end the drive early, but only if YOU call in with your pledge once we go on-air! If you'd like to make your pledge early, offer a challenge to other listeners, or if your business can donate a gift to the drive, please call us today at 845-482-4141 and find out more. Thanks! We can't do it without your help.
Committees Seeking New Members
Many of WJFF's governing bodies are in the process of seeking, vetting and appointing new members. Visit the "Contact/About Us" section of this webpage to learn more.
A plan to re-build
At a special meeting of WJFF's Board of Trustees on Thursday, April 25th, Sonja Hedlund outlined a plan to re-build WJFF's Board. As the first step, longtime volunteer Glenn Wooddell and prior Operations Manager John Bachman were appointed as interim board members. Along with Sonja they will work to appoint a nominating committee who will present a slate of board members and officers at the June 2013 board meeting.
Adam Weinreich, Laurie McFadden and Sonja Hedlund
Edie Downs, Maureen Neville and Jesse Ballew
Sonja Hedlund, John Bachman and Glenn Wooddell
Thanks for the great photos, Ted!
The WJFF Board of Trustees would like to announce that Adam Weinreich, WJFF Assistant Manager will be the Interim Station Manager effective 5:00pm April 12 until further notice.
The Board would like to thank Adam for his willingness to step up to this challenge. We look forward to working with him in the days to come.
Please join the Board in their appreciation.
We're going to the NFCB Conference!
The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a huge collective of great radio stations just like WJFF. Once a year they all meet to share ideas, information and get to know each other better. This year, WJFF will send two ambassadors to the NFCB conference: Interim Station Manager Adam Weinreich, and Interim Board President Sonja Hedlund. The two of them are sure to come back from this conference filled with great new ideas and lots of know-how. Stay tuned for more information about their trip!
All County Music Festival
WJFF presents highlights from the 59th annual All County Music Festival, recorded Saturday March 2nd at Liberty High School. Students from all over Sullivan County worked hard with their teachers and guest conductors to put on this amazing show and we're pleased to be broadcasting it at 2pm on Sunday April 7th.
Click here to download a copy of the show as it aired
Special thanks to Gary Siegel, Dan McConnell and all the members of the Sullivan County Music Educators' Association.
Be a Volunteer!
The voices you hear when you tune in to WJFF belong to our great on-air volunteers.
We are currently seeking volunteers to train and become on-air hosts of the great national programs you hear on WJFF like All Things Considered, Performance Today, Morning Edition and more. As an on-air host, you'll help WJFF connect to our community by reading the weather, local event announcements and more.
It's exciting to learn and fun to do. Plus you'll be helping keep community radio strong in our listening area. To find out more, call 845-482-4141 or email email@example.com.
Be a part of the community that makes community radio happen!
In Memoriam Walter Keller
All of us at WJFF are saddened to learn the news of Walter Keller's passing.
Walter was a longtime friend of WJFF and a devoted volunteer beginning with his call-in program "The People Talk Back" and continuing through this past spring with "First Class Classicals."
Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family. WJFF will air a program in tribute to Walter in the spring. Friends and listeners who wish to contribute a verbal or written remembrance to this program should call WJFF at 845-482-4141.
"The Queen of Dead Air"
Gallant Lady, Bon Vivant, Beloved Friend
WJFF presented a program
of tribute and remembrance on
Wednesday, October 24, 12 - 2PM
Follow the link below to access the program
on WJFF's Audio Archive:
Cecily Fortescue Memorial.mp3
Expanded Local News
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Plus special "Issue of the Week" coverage
at 8:37AM Saturdays and 5:37PM Sundays
Natural Gas Drilling on WJFF
We will be regularly updating this spot with information and stories about natural gas drilling as heard on the WJFF airwaves, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and elsewhere. Check back often.
This American Life: Game Changer
Originally aired on 7/8/2011
Host Ira Glass tells the stories of two professors, each making a calculation that no one had made before. One gets acclaim....
Making Contact: No ‘Fracking’ Way: The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling
Originally heard on Making Contact which aired on Wednesday, August 4th at 2:30pm.
While the BP oil spill has increased calls to use natural gas as...
Gasland: Resistance to Drilling in the Marcellus Shale
GASLAND: Resistance to drilling in the Marcellus Shale
Originally heard on TUC Radio which airs Monday at 9:30pm on WJFF.
Six weeks into the BP oil disaster President...
Drilling Poses Risk To Pennsylvania Water Supplies
Originally aired June 16, 2010, NPR's All Things Considered, heard weekdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
Two years ago, Pennsylvania opened the door to a natural gas...
Fresh Air: Terri Gross interviews Josh Fox, director of 'Gasland'
Originally aired 6/10/2010 on NPR's Fresh Air program, heard weekdays at 3:00pm on WJFF.
Josh Fox lives in the Upper Delaware River Basin, on the border...
World Renowned Scientist Dr. Theo Colborn on the Health Effects of Water Contamination From Fracking
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun a review of how the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ can affect drinking water quality. We...
Trailer Talk: DEC Public Comment
Originally aired on WJFF Nov. 13, 2009 on Trailer Talk with Sabrina Artel.
Community members speak with Sabrina Artel at the New York State DEC's public...
Making Waves: Update on Gas Drilling
Originally aired on Making Waves, 11/23/2009.
Host, Mary Hall speaks with Wes Gillingham of Catskill Mountainkeeper about the DEC public comment sessions on the proposed Marcellus...
DEC Public Comment Forum
Excerpts from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) public comment forum held at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY, on...
Democracy Now!: Environmental Battle Brews in New York over Natural Gas Drilling
Originally aired Oct. 6, 2009, on Democracy Now! heard on WJFF, weekdays at 9am.
"Last week, government regulators opened the door to natural gas drilling inside...