Staff Meeting 04-07-13

Thanks to everyone for helping out at the Record Fair, it went really well. More vendors than before, and more money than before! Major props to L and M, and thanks to CL for the van, and others who lent vehicles.

Zammuto show was fantastic, thanks for helping and coming out.

Boldy James show next weekend in the WestCo Courtyard, should be really cool! Outdoor and at night! Renegade! Friday, 9:30 – 11:30.
Postering help needed this week. If you are interested, email events[at]wesufm[dot]org for the files.

Dark Star: A Psychedelic Lecture – 8pm Tuesday, April 30th, look out for an awesome promo. Guarenteed to blow your mind.

Remember to talk up the events on air.

Revisions to the Code of Conduct are done, the final version has gone out, let us know if you have any concerns.
There is one new section (12), at the very end. List of different types of incidents and who to call. If you are interacting with kids, policy for reporting suspected child abuse. There will be a specific training for people who work regularly with kids. It will also be up in the studio on the bulletin board, and will eventually be on the website.

Training – Before the next staff meeting (May the 4th (be with you!)) is Tips and Tricks, panel discussion of DJs for the new trainees. Email personnel[ar]wesufm[dot] if you want to be on the panel.

WesFest Activities fair – We have a table to talk up WESU to prefrosh, email kcohen[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you want to take an hour long shift.
Facebook – the smaller WESU page is being deleted, a message will go out saying to switch to the larger one. Email vtaylor[at]weselyan[dot]edu.

Board Elections are coming up, at the next board meeting. To declare candidacy, you need to post a letter of intent on the bulletin board at the station saying what you are running for. Do this 2 weeks before the final meeting. If you have questions about what any of the positions entail, email the board member concerned.

Megapolis – 19th -12th, M and A will be presenting, tickets still available, and there are opportunities to volunteer in exchange for a free pass. Contact Avery if you are thinking of going.

Pledge Drive – Non-Traditional pledge drive, less on-air pitching, more mailings. We have cool packets. Mention donations on air, take a few packets to give out. Hopefully each DJ can get at least 3 people to pledge, or work with Ben to figure out an appropriate goal and a plan to make it happen. Thinking of new creative ways to get donations.

Thanks to CL, we have money to put two ads in the Hartford Advocate to thank people for voting for us and ask for donations.

Ice Cream Social for the final meeting of the season (but you have to earn us some money to buy ice cream!)

May 11th – Middletown Remix festival on Main St. should be fun. There will be a PSA about it soon.

Idea to end the year with a WESU version of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me/Prairie Home Companion. One hour live show, with professors, DJs, music. Contact the board with ideas.

Board Meeting Notes 04-02-13

RECORD FAIR – Food Trucks? Lee is going to be busy at 4, but we can get two university vans, need certified van drivers over 20. JB is already certified. Email staff for volunteers. MC will get back to us on other help needed.
Hang up the posters!
Play the promos!
Downtown flyer-ing, contact Q. Also a good service opportunity.
Get together a press release for local blogs.
Update will go out to the listserv with all the different service hour opportunities.
LB has sold more tables than we have, we need 5 more tables.

Hartford Advocate – We have $350 for an ad, good opportunity to solicit donations, possibly give them some underwriting in exchange for a second ad.
CL sent us a nice note.

We need to include a policy on reporting neglect/abuse of children into our Code of Conduct, and those working directly with kids need to go through brief training on it.

Staff Meeting on Sunday – seems like generally people want the meeting time to remain at 6.
We talk about the Code of Conduct briefly.
Let people know about upcoming board elections, what the various positions entail, and that they need to put a letter of intent on the bulletin board.

WesFest Activities Fair – April 19th 11 am – 2 pm, can’t play any music, need a sign and maybe some stickers to give away, sign in sheet. Ask for volunteers to do hour long shifts. Cap’n Kohen will ko-ordinate.


Tunein – BM & BN – Meeting of the Bens. They have cool tools for analyzing listenership, give us many new unique listeners. Are happy to ad a donate now button to our stream, and are willing to work with us on an announcement soliciting donations. Made clear that we need to stay renegade, they are cool with this. Could be a really good revenue stream for us.


Training –  AW has the email list, got people for the Sunday training slot.

ER is DJ of the month.

Office of Community Service wants a blurb about what our group does by next Tuesday for promotion.

Pledge Drive – Ben has many punny ideas. BRAINSTORM. Find ex-DJs and board members on facebook for monies. Working with DJs to set appropriate personal fundraising goals.

Ice Cream Social after last staff meeting. Dave could take an awesome group photo, for postertity.
Board organized live show, bringing on old DJs, professors, musical acts?
Someone cool as a replacement CK.
Recognize people who have been doing the show for super long, most service hours, best attendance, etc. Could be a service hour!

Record Fair SUNDAY!!! and Zammuto photos!

come buy some records!

come buy some records!

Our record fair is this Sunday and should be oodles and oodles of fun here’s all the info…

Who? Vendors of music in all formats and other mysterious trinkets from all around our area. WESU DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. YOU!!!

What? Vinyl, cassette, dvd, cd, 8track??? You name it, and someone at our record fair will have it. Find that Zappa bootleg you’ve been looking for forever. Pick up your 15 thousandth copy of Bridge Over Troubled Water. All of your musical dreams are here!

Where? Beckham Hall, Fayerweather, Wesleyan University, 55 Wyllys ave. Middletown, Connecticut, United States, North America, Planet Earth, The Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Known Universe, Reality

When? This SUNDAY April 7th, 2013 from 11am-4pm

Why? Because you can’t scratch an MP3.

Facebook event!

If you really badly still want a table email and he might be able to squeeze you in.

Hey there Nick Zammy!

Hey there Nick Zammy!

Thanks to everyone who came to see Zammuto, Snowblink, and the Japanese! Click the photo above to see more photos from our friends at Truancy Park. Our apologies to anyone frustrated by Wesleyan students tendency to chat a bit much. Keep an eye out for info about our next concert with Boldy James next Friday April 12th.