On Saturday, August 20th WJFF will honor volunteers and community members who have made an extraordinary impact on the WJFF listening area at a special Awards Night at Mr. Willy's in Monticello, NY.
WJFF listeners are asked to nominate a winner in the category of "Community Leader" by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the person's name, and a short explanation of why you think they deserve to be honored on this special night. You may also submit nominations by regular mail to WJFF Awards Night PO Box 546, Jeffersonville NY 12748.
FOODSTOCK returns for 2016! This is WJFF's most best-tasting fundraiser, bringing farmers, breweries, restaurants wineries, food producers and craft distillers together for an amazing showcase of all the delicious bounty our area has to offer.
Applications for vendors are now open!
click here to download the vendor application
click here to download the restaurant application
Questions? call 845-482-4141 or email foodstock AT wjffradio DOT org!
If you missed any of the great live performances during WJFF’s Spring Gathering a couple of weeks ago, here they are. Performances of folk, blues, rock, Americana, opera, and more, recorded live at our studios in Jeffersonville.
Click here to listen to the Saturday, April 9 performances.
Click here to listen to the Sunday, April 10 performances.
At 4:45pm on Monday, April 11th WJFF reached its spring fundraising goal of $50,000 and returned to regular programming. Thanks to a $13,000 head start from Sound Supporters, a $4,000 mailbag, and more than 300 calls from listeners around the broadcast region and around the world, WJFF was able to successfully complete its spring pledge drive in only eleven days.
This year's pledge drive was highlighted by live, local conversations with area artists, gardeners, poets and museum curators, as well as a weekend-long festival of live music from the station's Jeffersonville NY and Honesdale PA studios. Recordings and photographs from the pledge drive can be found on the station's website and Facebook page.
With immense gratitude and pride, we say "Thank you" to the volunteers, staff and supporters who made this drive an amazing success!
Friday thru Sunday, April 8-10
WJFF’s Spring Gathering culminates with a weekend full of live, local MUSIC! Blues, Rock, Opera, Gospel and more! Make your donation to WJFF and help us reach our fundraising goal before this weekend so we can enjoy this fantastic on-air celebration fully un-interrupted!
Friday, April 8th:
7:00pm: Float the Boat, live from The Cooperage
Saturday, April 9th:
9:45am: Sullivan County Songwriters Circle
11:00am: Old Time Fiddlers
12:00pm: Sara Hulse
1:00pm: Darren Wiseman
1:30pm: Allen Bros & Friends / Usual Suspects
4:00pm: Singer Songwriters w/Mike Jung
Sunday, April 10th:
10:00am: Anastasia Solberg & Greg Dinger
11:00am: Students of Nightingale Melody Music Studio
12:00pm: Kendy Gable
1:00pm: Shlomo Franklin
2:00pm: Robert Tellefsen
3:00pm Barry Butler
4:00pm: Delaware Valley Opera
6:00pm: Richard Traviss
7:00pm: Lion Zen
Monday April 4th, 2-4pm
Leona Willis will host a roundtable discussion featuring local gardeners to discuss the upcoming gardening season and how you can make the most out of your garden. Listeners will have an opportunity to ask questions and the panel is sure to be full of great info!
Tuesday April 5th, 12-2pm:
Join Wade Lawrence, Director and Curator at the Museum at Bethel Woods as he leads a roundtable discussion with friends from local museums throughout the WJFF listening area.
Click here for the recording!
Wednesday April 6th, 12-2pm
Bradley Diuguid, Executive Director at Catskill Art Society will host an Arts & Artists panel discussing the vibrant and thriving local arts scene.
Thursday April 7th, 2-4pm
Mark Shulgasser, host of WJFF’s “Music of the Spheres” will host a diverse and interesting group of local poets and authors for live discussion and readings.
Friday April 8th, 10am-12pm
Rocky Pinciotti from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance will lead a discussion with students from the "20th Century Art" class being held at SUNY Sullivan and the Narrowsburg Union. Tune in for a unique set of perspectives on art in the last century.
VOLUNTEER-RUN RADIO has a PLACE FOR YOU!
There are multiple opportunities at WJFF for new volunteers.
CALL THE STATION at (845) 482-4141 or email email@example.com
• Graphic Designing. (Design marketing material including note cards, t-shirts, flyers).
• Administrative (Help in the office with paperwork, filing, copies, data entry…)
• Gardening/Landscaping (Mowing, planting, weeding…)
• Storytelling/Archiving (Collecting memories; digitally and printed- photos, news clippings, interviews)
• Storage Elves (Organizing and maintaining donations for music sale and auction in our storage house.)
(All tasks and responsibilities include training.)
• Hold a board shift. (Regular 2-3 hour commitment filling breaks with Station ID, weather, Public Service announcements). PARTICULARY OPENING SHIFTS 6 – 9 AM.
• Host a show (after a minimum of 3 months board operating).
• Contribute to a local program (field reporting, etc.).
A note from Pat Pomeroy, President of WJFF's Board of Trustees.. . One of the best experiences I’ve had as a volunteer at WJFF happened last Saturday, Jan 16th at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Liberty. We had a Strategic Planning meeting from 9 am to 2 pm – to begin the process to set the vision and goals for the station into the future. Our VP, John Bachman said he felt the station, coming out of its 25th Anniversary celebratory year, was poised & ready to address changes in technology, changes in the role of radio in our culture and ready to address the future needs... .
A note from Pat Pomeroy, President of WJFF's Board of Trustees..
One of the best experiences I’ve had as a volunteer at WJFF happened last Saturday, Jan 16th at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Liberty. We had a Strategic Planning meeting from 9 am to 2 pm – to begin the process to set the vision and goals for the station into the future. Our VP, John Bachman said he felt the station, coming out of its 25th Anniversary celebratory year, was poised & ready to address changes in technology, changes in the role of radio in our culture and ready to address the future needs...
WJFF's 25th Anniversary year was a huge success. We celebrated all year long with help from friends, neighbors, volunteers and members. For a recap of the year's events, including lots of great photo albums, just click here!
WJFF's Board of Trustees periodically proposes new policies or changes to existing policies.
Feedback is requested in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to PO Box 546, Jeffersonville NY 12748.
MARCH 7, 2015 - "Community radio station WJFF Radio Catskill is the recipient of a $5,000 Nonprofit Innovation Award, issued by the Nonprofit Leadership Summit on Wednesday, March 4.
WJFF Kingfisher Innovation Award 2 The grant was awarded to WJFF for its Kingfisher Project, a series of public forums, interviews and on-air documentaries focused on the growing heroin and narcotics abuse problem in WJFF’s broadcast area.."
click here to read the full article on The Catskill Chronicle
The Kingfisher Project is a community information and radio project providing "information against heroin." It airs regularly on Making Waves (Monday nights at 8). You can hear past episodes at thekingfisherproject.com
WJFF's Kingfisher Project was one of three programs nominated for the Innovation Award at the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Conference. The judges selected WJFF and The Kingfisher Project as the winner of the $5,000 prize. The prize brings awareness to the extent and impact of heroin & opiate addiction in local communities.
For more information or to learn how you can get involved visit thekingfisherproject.com
WJFF has hired longtime volunteer, lifelong Sullivan County resident and SUNY Sullivan graduate Jason Dole as its first-ever Program Director. Jason's long history with WJFF as well as his deep connections within the community make him a perfect fit for this position. Read the entire press release by clicking here.
Did you know that writing a check isn't the only way to support your community radio station?
Donate furniture, kitchenware, home goods, antiques, decorative items, art, electronics and other wonderful things for our auction!
Give away an old car, running or not! All you need is the title.
Give us your LPs, CDs, instruments, stereo gear, sheet music and more for our music sale.
Anything you can give, whether time or something else, can make a big difference to WJFF!
WJFF Radio Catskill is pleased to announce that Adam Weinreich will assume the role of General Manager and Development Director. Adam has been with WJFF since 2009 when he moved to the area from Keene, New Hampshire, to serve as Assistant Station Manager. Since April, 2013, he has been acting as Interim Station Manager. “In his years at WJFF, Adam has served in almost every capacity. It would be difficult to imagine a person more familiar with the workings or WJFF, more in tune with its mission, and more capable of leading the radio station into the future,” stated Sonja Hedlund, president of the Board of Trustees.
“As Station Manager I will strive to uphold the station's mission, to strengthen and evolve our position in the community and on the air and to foster and grow relationships with our volunteers, our donors and the communities we serve,” responded Adam in his letter of acceptance.
Now you can listen to WJFF anywhere! Download the WJFF Smartphone App and use it to stream WJFF's signal from anywhere you have a data connection (standard data rates apply).
To download The App: Just open the iTunes or Google Play Store on your Apple or Android phone and search for "WJFF" install The App and listen to your heart's content!
Special thanks to Paul Starkey and Eachscape for their help building this app.