WESU’s Fall Record Fair is coming up!

Where? Beckham Hall, 45 Wyllys Ave. on the Wesleyan University Campus, Middletown, CT 06459
When? 11:00 am -4:00 pm, November 12th
What? Local food vendors, raffles, WESU merchandise and WESU DJs spinning vinyl all day
How much?  Free!
More online at WESUFM.ORG

Email Lee Berman (lberman@wesleyan.edu) if you want to rent a table to sell your merchandise.
Hope to see you there!


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.

WESU 88.1 FM is hosting it’s annual open mic night at The Buttonwood Tree this coming Monday, November 7th.
Some performers from the radio station will bring their songs and poetry to the stage but anyone is welcome to sign up and perform.
The Buttonwood Tree is located on 605 Main Street in Middletown, CT.  Sign-ups start at 7:30 and performances will begin at 8:00.  The price for admission is a suggested $3-5 donation. 

Hope to see all of you there!

The Buttonwood Tree – 605 Main Street – (860)347- 4957 – www.buttonwood.org

WESU mourns the loss of “Rockabilly Willy”

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.
‘Happy Trails’ Willy…. Rest in Peace.


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.

Stay Warm!

-Ben Michael
General Manager