Bon Mot

Bon Mot, a show of poetry, the spoken word and all things word-inspired, is hosted and produced by Rick Agran. We share the literary arts intertwined with topical music. Poets (live and recorded) feature most prominently. We love the work of audio documentarians, youth radio, sound experimenters, playwrights, and radio theater. We enjoy short story writers and novelists. Journalists, historians, social commentators, slammers, and storytellers… all keep us abreast of important cultural innovations and developments. We welcome comics, tricksters, and constructive troublemakers to join us on the air.

A local, homegrown, wishing machine…

The program broadcasts live on WGDR 91.1 FM on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bon Mot streams world-wide on WGDR.ORG and is archived for two weeks of on-demand listening enjoyment. WGDR Plainfield and WGDH Hardwick are Pacifica Radio affiliate stations. WGDR recently bought its license from Goddard College, and has become Central Vermont Community Radio. CVCR established 501(C3) not-for-profit status. We rely upon the good graces of  the surrounding community, local underwriters, and dozens of volunteers to keep the airwaves full of amazing sound.

WGDR’s mission statement is in flux, but it has described itself as a “small, but mighty station… the most rare and precious of resources in a media landscape overrun by corporatized, mainstream propaganda, and sensationalism. The preservation of this community station is a responsible action we can share here in Central Vermont, but also one we can share with the world.”

For information about broadcasts, to recommend a guest or explore being one, or to send download links for WAV/MP3s/etc. sound files, please write the program at RadioBonMot (at) And thanks for lending an ear.

Submit books, broadsides, and multimedia material (CDs, sound files, LPs, tapes, etc.) for inclusion on the broadcast by sending them to our mailing address: Bon Mot at WGDR, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT USA O5667. You can also help the station by underwriting programs, or donating to WGDR at the address above.

Follow Bon Mot on Twitter: @radiobonmot

Find WGDR’s broadcast studios in the basement of the Eliot Pratt Library on the Goddard College campus in Plainfield, Vermont USA. Come in on Northwood Drive from Rte. 214 and follow the signs to WGDR and Pratt Library. WGDR is on the bottom floor.
On-Air Studio number: 8O2.454.7762

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