WESU Voted 2nd Best College Radio Station in Hartford Advocate Reader’s Poll

Thanks to all of our listeners who voted for WESU in The Hartford Advocate’s Reader’s Poll. After 5 years waiting in the wings in the #3 position, WESU has advanced to the #2 spot in this annual poll!

Surely this sign of success is in part the result of our recent power upgrade that has enabled us to reach more listeners. We also suspect our increase popularity has something to do with the amazing service we provide listeners.

By day, WESU offers listeners the most diverse news and public affairs line up in the state featuring NPR, Pacifica, Al Jazeera, BBC, and local and independent media outlets. Week nights and weekends WESU features free form music programming that serves listeners who are underrepresented by the rest of the media spectrum.

Big-up to WHUS 91.7 (#1) and WWUH 91.3 (#3) for their standings in the poll as well. It’s good to know WESU is in good company!

Like OF MONTREAL? Well… If you tune into WESU tonight from 9-10 Tom Foolery will be giving out 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS to the OF MONTREAL SHOW at Toad’s Place on Wednesday April 27th. Tune in and win!

Norse Code with Tom Foolery – Alternating 1st 3rd and 5th Tuesday from 9-10pm

Folk ravishing your ears like a Viking invader from the north. Tom keeps you in the know, carefully studying the invasion before it overtakes America completely. Featuring modern folk and pop music coming from the Nordic region.

I Need That Record! Screening

Hi, all!

WESU is pleased to announce that on Sunday, April 17th at 4:00 PM we will be hosting a screening of the film ‘I Need That Record’ to be followed by a Q&A with the documentary’s director – Brendan Toller.

The documentary addresses the closing of thousands of record stores in recent years and the viability of the record store in the age of digital music and illegal downloads. The documentary includes insights from Noam Chomsky, Thurston Moore, Ian MacKaye, Glenn Branca and many others and was filmed right here in good ole’ Connecticut.

The film also captures interviews with former WESU DJ Ian Laforce during the final days of Middletown’s Record Express as well as the closing of the legendary Trash American Style store in Danbury. Wallingford’s Redscroll Records (co owned by WESU stalwart Rick Sinkiewicz) is also spotlighted and provides a glimmer of hope for the future of the business.

Admission is free, but donations are strongly encouraged. Come join us!

When: Sunday, April 17th at 4:00 PM
Where: Shanklin room 107, Wesleyan campus, Church Street
(Shanklin is building #76 on the campus map )