Local Programs WBDY Supports
Poetry in Commotion
9am Tuesday with rebroadcast Sunday at noon
In her morning hour of Poetry in Commotion, poetess and writer Brenda Cave-James shares her original tales and poems of love, family, culture and politics. She weaves backstories of the same with her other passion—under realized Black history of Binghamton and beyond, including the Underground Railroad. Brenda also reintroduces works and lives of well and lesser known poets from the great Harlem Renaissance period- the agonizing and exciting 1920’s. Check out episodes on theWBDY-LP SoundCloud page here.
Bundy Radio Hour
8am M-F and Saturday at 6pm. Rebroadcasts same day, other than Sunday, at 6pm
WBDY-LP’s daily morning arts, culture, and history information and events broadcast. Hear interviews about upcoming events with organizers and artists, recordings from community programs like Hungry Ear, Chrysalis, and Perspectives on Broome County History Conference, and learn about Binghamton-area’s rich history. You’ll also hear WBDY-LP community report-backs and new program information and previews. The Bundy Radio Hour prioritizes organizations and events that are too often overlooked or underrepresented, so if you’d like us to consider recording and/or airing your community event or interviewing your organization email firstname.lastname@example.org. Community radio means community on WBDY-LP and Bundy Radio Hour! Check out episodes on the WBDY-LP SoundCloud page
Halfway to Jackson
11am Wednesday with rebroadcasts Wednesday at 10 and Saturday at 3pm
If you like Roots Rock and Americana music, even just a little bit, Halfway to Jackson is the show for you. Each episode of Halfway to Jackson will take you on a musical journey through the genre, with tons of tidbits and inside takes about this musical style. Join local musician Jackson, your host, as he shares his 40 year passion for this musical style. Each week is a trip through the history of the genre and highlights hot new artists breaking into the field. This is not your car radio country. Rather, each episode will take you on a musical journey to some of the best music you’ve never heard! Take a trip to the twang factory with Halfway to Jackson on WBDY FM 99.5.
The Main Drag
10pm on Saturday
Serving the lesser Binghamton area's content needs for over one hundred years, WBDY's Main Drag (Saturdays at 9 PM) combines local reportage with a space/time-spanning musical massage to help get you through your long Saturday nights spent listening to the radio. Stepping into the shoes of legendary local DJ Gacy Kasem (R.I.P.), Endicott native Eriksen Goetz brings a fresh millennial outlook, one which he is definitely willing to tone down if it becomes a problem.
Excluding only the most popular music, After Hours has been called both “eclectic” and “nonsense.” I'm your host, Jacob, and perhaps you listeners out there can enable my compulsive music buying habits! Give me a listen and you might be surprised. Or learn something. If you've ever heard punk and bluegrass played back to back we've probably crossed paths. This is very much a show that could only exist on community radio. If you're reading this community radio website, perhaps you're the kind of listener I'm looking for.
State of Affairs
Spotlighting issues within our community and those working for change, my co-host (Andrew Pragacz) and I (Bobby Black) update listeners on current struggles and reflect on recent events through various segments, music, interviews. Stay woke and up-to-date and tune in!