Thanks to hundreds of generous donors, WJFF crossed the $50,000 mark in its summer pledge drive on Monday, July 18th at 6:00pm, in its 11th day of on-air fundraising.
To everyone who called, clicked, walked or mailed in their pledges: THANK YOU!
To our more than 200 Sound Supporters who enabled us to start the drive with a $13,000 head-start: THANK YOU!
To the staff, volunteers and community leaders who came to the station during the drive to help make it all happen: THANK YOU!!
We are so grateful for all the support you give WJFF, and we are delighted to return to un-interrupted programming.
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. Deadline for submission is July 11th.
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.
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.