WGDR was established in 1973, as a unique, college-based community radio station serving the Central Vermont region from the campus of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
WGDR-WGDH 91.1 and 91.7 FM operates as a true hybrid radio station, supported both by Goddard College and surrounding communities. Over 60 local volunteers contribute to each week’s broadcast, providing music and public affairs programming that reflects the unique and independent spirit of the Central Vermont community. If you would like to become a WGDR volunteer, whether you are interested in training to be a programmer or about other ways of supporting our efforts, please contact us!
Photos from WGDR:
Suzanne Vega Concert GallerySuzanne Vega live in concert at the Haybarn Theatre outdoor tent, July 2012. (click to enlarge ...See photos »
Bombino Live Concert GalleryBombino live at the Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College on April 6, 2012 as part of WGDR’s ...See photos »
Air Studio GalleryPhotos taken around the WGDR air studio in Plainfield, Vermont, June 2012See photos »
WGDR Mission Statement
WGDR — Community Radio for Central Vermont at Goddard College — strives to inform, educate, entertain, involve, motivate, and connect its diverse communities through independent non-commercial radio programming.
As a hybrid college–community radio station, WGDR is committed to educating and training in the art and science of community radio, and to in-depth involvement in many forms with its geographic community and its communities of interest.
WGDR accomplishes its mission by:
Engaging robust support from the stations communities
Integrating WGDR programming and Goddard’s low-residency academic programs
Experimenting with opportunities and technology to expand beyond Central Vermont
Policy Advisory Council
consists of seven current volunteer programmers. Its primary functions are to represent programmer’s interests and provide policy advice to station management. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm.
Community Advisory Board
The CAB consists of WGDR listeners representing the regions and townships that fall into the station’s broadcast range. Current programmers do not serve on the CAB. Listeners interested in serving on the CAB are appointed by the Station Director, usually according to where they live. CAB meets second Thursday of every other month, to discuss and describe listener’s concerns and viewpoints, and provide advice to station management. CAB hopes listeners send in their feedback on their listening experience as often as possible!
The first CAB meeting of 2013 will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 4pm in the Eliot Pratt Center Library in Plainfield.
To provide feedback to the station, Contact CAB members
Read CAB Meeting Notes
Or contact WGDR directly.