Thanks to everyone who came out to support the WESU Fall record fair! WESU raised nearly $1,000 to help sustain WESU operations. Mark your calendar as the Spring 2012 Record fair is scheduled for April 15th.
After 5 long days, WESU is finally back on air! At this point all systems seem to be functioning fine and we have already resumed regular broadcasting. Please bear with us as there are bound to be some small changes in the schedule since some of our broadcasters are still without power.
It brings us great sadness to inform you that our good friend Rockabilly Willy (William Myron Holden) has passed away. Willy was a community volunteer DJ who brought an unparalleled level of enthusiasm to the WESU airwaves for the music and era he loved so much (1957-1962 to be specific). It is an understatement to say that Willy made lasting impression on both listeners and fellow WESU staff.
Who can forget his musical gems from the “treasure chest”, special dedications, and super-cool greaser lingo (“Man oh man – Smoke a Roytan”)? Willy bravely walked the walk and talked the talk as long as he could manage and was surely “The Real McCoy”. He was also a veteran who was proud of his service. He had been off air for the last couple of years as he battled a number of health challenges. Hopefully all of you “cool cats and dungaree dolls” who remember Rockabilly Willy will keep him in your thoughts.
A graveside military service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown.
The Willy’s family has graciously asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to WESU in memory of Rockabilly Willy.
With no electricity to power our studios, WESU is off air for the longest period in over 5 years. Thanks to the freak October Nor’easter that rocked CT this past weekend, like many residents in Middletown and throughout CT, WESU is dark and cold.
Until power is restored to our studios, all WESU activities and broadcasts are on hold. We will resume broadcasting via FM and our web stream as soon as possible.
Stay tuned to this website for updates.
-Ben Michael General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org