At 5:30 pm, on Day Number 11 of our Summer of the Sound Supporter Pledge Drive, we returned to uninterrupted programming.
Thanks to over 300 pledges of support from listeners we raised over $55,000!
Thanks to our generous, loyal listeners who donated!
Thanks to all our Sound Supporters- those who have been enrolled, those who added to their gift and those who have joined the group during this recent drive.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all our volunteers who shared their positive energy throughout the drive with enthusiasm and dedication.
On Wednesday, June 17th at WJFF's Board of Trustees Annual Meeting, trustee elections took place.
Please join us in welcoming returning trustees Ken Hilton (Jeffersonville, NY) and Martin Springhetti (Damascus, PA), newly-elected trustees Kit Hulit (Swan Lake, NY), Jim Lomax (Bethel, NY) and Thane Peterson (Waymart, PA). John Nordstrom (Callicoon, NY) was elected by WJFF's volunteers.
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.
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.
Get a better look at the "Studio Party" graphic!
WJFF's Board of Trustees periodically proposes new policies or changes to existing policies.
Feedback is requested in writing to email@example.com or by mail to PO Box 546, Jeffersonville NY 12748.
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!
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
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.
As our special gift to you, we are pleased to provide archive recordings of the three-day Spring Gathering finale:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Flash Player (opens in browser)
MP3 Stream (opens in iTunes or Media Player)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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.).
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 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.
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.
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.