Don’t miss The WESU Fall Community Record Fair

Free and open to the public!
Saturday, November 13
11 AM – 4 PM
Beckham Hall, Wyllys Ave, Wesleyan University

Featuring lot’s of vendors selling music in all formats, great food, raffles, WESU merchandise, and WESU DJs spinning vinyl live all day!

There is still vendor Space Available @ $35 per table. Email for information and reservations

Donations of music for the WESU table are also still needed and can be dropped off at WESU 45 broad Street 2nd Floor 10am-5pm M-F. Call 860-685-7707, first to arrange for a hand unloading…

Cover to Cover begins October 3rd

Music, espeically on the radio, is a strangely consumed art form. Rather than absorb a large work at once, we tend to listen to music in discrete, small blocks of songs rather than as a coherent whole. Imagine if we only looked at a 2 inch sqaure of the Mona Lisa or only read two random pages from Moby Dick!

Beginning on Sunday, October 3rd and running through Saturday, October 9th, WESU Middletown will be presenting our listeners with an opportunity to hear music as the artists intended – from start to finish, Cover to Cover. Musical programs in a variety of genres will be showcasing favorite albums. Tune in to the following programs to hear some rare, terrific albums:

Big Trucks and Heavy Equipment
Chocolate Cake

Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog

Byt3 Me
Cousin Eli’s Happy Banjo Hour
Acoustic Blender
Norse Code
Alive, Not Amplified

Choirs of the Eye
Laughterhouse Five

Jim’s Greasepit and Cocktail Lounge with (Death in) Jim

Gimme Indie Rock!

Caffe Italia

Fall Training Begins October 3rd

WESU Middletown’s fall training begins Sunday, October 3rd. The month and a half long training program is open to both Wssleyan students and members of the greater Middletown community. For more information on joining the WESU community and details about our training program, please contact our Personnel Director at

Ticket Giveaway: Ra Ra Riot

WESU and Toad’s Place will be giving away a free pair of tickets to see Ra Ra Riot, Chikita Violenta and We Barbarians. The show is at Toad’s Place in New Haven on Tuesday, September 28th.

The tickets will be given away during Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat on Sunday, September 26th between 10:30 PM and midnight. Tune in via 88.1 FM, WESU Middletown or through our website at

Czech it Out: Punk Show on Friday Septemeber 24!

Uz Jsme Doma is an experimental punk band who formed in the 1980s in communist Czechoslovakia, where strict regulations forced them to play underground shows.
Uz Jsme Doma is now internationally famous, and the government of the Czech Republic actually gave them a grant to fly to the United States to tour because their music is considered culturally important.
The show is presented by WESU on Friday, September 24th, at the Memorial Chapel at 8:00 PM. The show is open to the public and free with a Wesleyan ID and $5 without.

Feel the Power of 6,000 Watts!

After 3 long years of engineering, implementing structural and electrical upgrades, and navigating the FCC, WESU 88.1FM is now broadcasting at our newly assigned power of 6,000 watts of Effective Radiated Power!

This is a major milestone for WESU since we have been broadcasting at a power of 1,500 watts for the past 3 decades. This “once in a generation” power upgrade makes our radio signal available to twice as many listeners in CT and MA for a potential listening audience of close to 1 million.

Let us know if you have noticed a change in our signal strength in your neck of the woods by emailing This feedback will help us build an accurate map of who’s now receiving our terrestrial FM signal. Please help us spread the word by alerting your friends and family who might not have been able to receive our signal in the past.

This was a big undertaking and it is a great relief to finally be up and running more powerful than ever after 3 years of hard work. Many thanks to the administration and staff of Wesleyan University for their support and assistance, Mark Masselli and The Community Health Center for purchasing and donating our new antenna, George Lombardi, Paul Litwinovich, and Tony Page at WSHU Public Radio for their invaluable support and supervision, Allan Moskowitz our FCC legal counsel, Laura Mizrahi at Communications Technologies inc for her expert consulting, and Aaron Read – GM at WEOS in Geneva, NY for suggesting we look into the possibility of this upgrade 4 years ago, and of course all of our wonderful volunteer staff, listeners, and supporters who lent us a helping hand along the way.