JEFFERSONVILLE, NY (February 2, 2015) – At 6:00 a.m. on February 12, 1990, hydro-powered community radio station WJFF made its historic first broadcast. This year, the station turns 25 and will begin its year-long anniversary celebration with a three-day open house February 12th thru 14th. WJFF’s 25th Birthday Open House runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday there will be food, drinks and celebration in WJFF’s main studio located at 4765 State Route 52 in Jeffersonville, NY.
WJFF listeners and friends are invited to join the station’s founders and many volunteers at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday February 12th to celebrate the station’s birthday with a delicious birthday cake. A second cake-cutting ceremony will also take place at WJFF’s satellite studio inside The Cooperage at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA at 12:00 noon on Friday February 13 with an open house continuing until 4:00 p.m.
During the three-day celebration, WJFF’s studios and airwaves will be filled with special guests, returning hosts, archival audio highlights and more. Throughout the community, local businesses will be helping WJFF celebrate by hosting “Cake Parties” at the businesses. Friends of the station are invited to stop in and enjoy a piece of birthday cake.
Thursday February 12th – Kristt Company – Monticello, Morgan Outdoors – Livingston Manor and Steve’s Music Center – Rock Hill
Friday February 13th – Read it Again Bookstore – Monticello NY, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance – Narrowsburg and Fat Boiz – Monticello
Saturday February 14th – Ultimate Auto Repair – Woodridge, Floyd & Bobo’s – Liberty, Miss Abigail’s Flower Shop – Rock Hill and Callicoon Wine Merchant – Callicoon
Wrapping up the celebration weekend on Saturday February 14 starting at 7:00 p.m., Jeffersonville JEMS will be hosting a Valentine’s Day dance party at Mullally’s Pub on Main Street in Jeffersonville, with a special dedication and gift to WJFF. Everyone is welcome to bring their dancing shoes and help make the night a memorable one.
WJFF’s Anniversary celebrations continue all year with a jazz cocktail party in New York City in April, an outdoor summer concert in Jeffersonville, a Gala dinner in September, a Holiday Cabaret in December and many more special events. For more information and an up-to-date schedule, visit www.wjffradio.org.
WJFF, Radio Catskill, is a hydro-powered volunteer-driven public radio station based in Jeffersonville , NY and with a satellite studio in Honesdale , PA. Its contingent of more than 100 volunteers provide listeners with a mix of both locally and nationally produced programming on the air at 90.5 FM and streamed live and archived at www.wjffradio.org.