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WJFF Strategic Plan: Update

A note from Pat Pomeroy, President of WJFF's Board of Trustees..

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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...

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Community "Messiah" Sing-Along

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WJFF's Community Sing-Along of Handel's "Messiah" was a great day!  We had more than 100 guests from all over the community join us at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Monticello, NY for an afternoon of song.  Click here to view the photo album!

WJFF's 25th Anniversary Recap

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!

Oct. 24th: Cafe Risque

WJFF's Cafe Risque Drag Show and Fashion Auction was a huge sold-out success!  If you were there, you were treated to an unforgettable evening of performance.  The photos are in!  Click here, or the image on the left for a link to the photo album.  Many many thanks to the WIGSTICKS drag troupe for their amazing performances, and to the Forestburgh Tavern for hosting this event again at no cost to WJFF!

Oct 21st: Transmitter Move!

On Wednesday, October 21st, About 8 hours after we shut the transmitter down this morning, we are back on the air from our new location. Early reports are in, and we sound loud and clear from across the broadcast region.

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This move was something we knew WJFF would have to do one day, and the day finally came. We are so thankful to the incredible efforts of the staff, volunteers, and trustees who met nearly every week for more than a year to plan this project.

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We are so thankful to Earle, our steadfast and trustworthy engineer who put in long hours before and during the move.

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We are grateful for the team of volunteers who pitched in on moving day to help with the logistics, and to the staff and volunteers who stayed behind in the main office during the day to field phone calls and keep the web stream running.

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We aren't done yet. There are adjustments to make. Fine tuning. A couple of "jumps" in the audio stream will take a little work to sort out. I like to say that Murphy's Law works overtime at WJFF, but I also know that Serendipity plays just as big a part in the life of our little station.

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Many many thanks to all who made this possible. The attached photo shows our new antenna, perched handsomely on its new home, securely protected by black radomes which will keep it safe and sound when the ice and snow flies in the wintertime.

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Click here for a photo album of the move

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Here's to twenty five more years!

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-Adam Weinreich, General Manager

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PS: If your reception quality has diminished since our move, check out "Radio Bob's Reception Tips" from our friends at North Country Public Radio!

Oct. 11th: Kingfisher Lantern Release

See the photos from WJFF's Kingfisher Project Sky Lantern Release by clicking here!

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Gala Sunday Brunch

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WJFF's Gala Sunday Brunch was a huge success! We were joined by over 130 station supporters and volunteers for an amazing brunch at the Villa Roma.  We are so grateful to everyone who donated to make the event happen - Silent Auction gifts, Journal advertisements and more! 

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Click here or on the photo above to view photos from this great event!

Proposed Policies and Budgets

WJFF's Board of Trustees periodically proposes new policies or changes to existing policies. 

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Click here to view proposed policies and bylaws changes.

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Feedback is requested in writing to feedback@wjffradio.org or by mail to PO Box 546, Jeffersonville NY 12748.

25th Anniversary T-Shirts!!

WJFF is pleased to announce its special 25th Anniversary T-Shirts!  Your choice of Studio Party (designed by Steven Erdman) or Classic Logo!  Yours for a pledge of $75, or take both for a pledge of $125!  Making your pledge online?  Just use the comments field to specify which shirt or shirts you would like, and which sizes.

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These shirts are 100% cotton and available in sizes small through XXXL.  Your shirts will be mailed, or can be picked up at WJFF's Jeffersonville, NY studios during business hours.

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Get a better look at the "Studio Party" graphic!

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Something for Everyone Auction

WJFF's "Something for Everyone" Auction was a huge success!! The auction is WJFF's longest-running fundraiser, and for good reason! It's great fun AND raises LOTS of money for Radio Catskill.  Click here, or the image below to check out the gallery of pictures from this year's auction!

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Auction Photo Gallery

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Special thanks to:

Countless friends of the station who donated items
Dozens of WJFF volunteers who helped set-up and run the auction
Hundreds of guests who came to shop the Auction and Yard Sale
Fat Boiz Restaurant in Monticello for catering our Taco Bar
Everyone at the Jeffersonville Fire Department
Michelle Gadoury from Heirloom Marketplace

Spring Gathering Pledge Drive

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We are so grateful to the hundreds of members who called, clicked or walked their pledges in during the drive.  We are so grateful to the dozens of volunteers who kept the drive running to its successful conclusion.  Finally, we are supremely grateful to the scores of artists and musicians who came to our studios and shared their words, music and art with our listeners.

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As our special gift to you, we are pleased to provide archive recordings of the three-day Spring Gathering finale:

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FRIDAY RECORDINGS
featuring Oliver Lamb, Darren Wiseman, Noelle Tannen, Cobbie Ray, Amanda Halloran, Noah Barber, The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman, Richard Traviss and History of Fishes.

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SATURDAY RECORDINGS
featuring Sullivan County Songwriters, John Gain, The Crackers, Kendy Gable, Little Sparrow, Old Time Fiddlers, Marc Switko & Friends, Poison Love, Gone Fishin Band, Bob Malone and D-Train.

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SUNDAY RECORDINGS
featuring Janturan, Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster, Kofi & Sankofa Drum Ensemble, Lumiri Tubo, The Usual Suspects, Mamun Bey, Allen Bros. Band & Friends, Delaware Valley Opera Singers, Black Sage Project, Dishonest Fiddlers and the Callicooniacs.

Tech Update: Time Warner Cable

We have received several calls from listeners who usually hear WJFF over Time Warner Cable.  It seems that an error at TWC's facilities has resulted in WQXR being broadcast over the channel normally reserved for WJFF.  We are working with Time Warner Cable to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  In the meantime, you can stream WJFF live over the internet by clicking one of these links:

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Flash Player (opens in browser)

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MP3 Stream (opens in iTunes or Media Player)

Jazz in the City!

WJFF hosts a jazz and cocktail reception at Charlie Palmer's Upper Story, April 2015

Posted by WJFF Radio Catskill on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Kingfisher Project

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.

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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

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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

Join the WJFF Volunteer Team!

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 andrea@wjffradio.org


OFF-AIR VOLUNTEERING
• 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.)


ON-AIR VOLUNTEERING
(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.).

2014 Holiday Cabaret

WJFF's 2014 Holiday Cabaret was a memorable and exciting evening of great music, food and entertainment.  Click here to view all the photos!

WJFF Hires Jason Dole as Program Director

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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.

CPB Penalty

In the summer of 2013, WJFF was audited by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the grants it received in fiscal year 2011.  The result of that audit, including the penalty levied and WJFF's immediate efforts to comply with the CPB's requirements can be found here.

More Ways to Donate!

Ways to Donate!

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 Hires General Manager

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.

WJFF Smartphone App

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.

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 andrea@wjffradio.org.

Be a part of the community that makes community radio happen!

Expanded Local News

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on WJFF 90.5FM
 
Listen for local news from New York on
Saturdays at 9AM and Sundays at 5PM
 
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Saturdays at 5PM and Sundays at 9AM

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Donate Your Car

Donate your used car through the Car Talk vehicle donation program. They will arrange for removal of your vehicle which will be sold and the proceeds given to WJFF. Click here for more information!

Contact Us


WJFF 90.5fm

P.O. Box 546
4765 State Route 52
Jeffersonville, NY 12748
Tel. 845.482.4141
Email: wjff@wjffradio.org

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