REEL BIG FISH ‘TURN THE RADIO OFF’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – 11/13/16 at College Street Music Hall

WESU Middletown, Manic Productions, and College Street Music Hall are joining up again to send our listeners to another great concert! Reel Big Fish and their Turn the Radio Off’ 20th’s Anniversary Tour is coming to College Street Music Hall on Sunday, November 13th, 216 with guests MASKED INTRUDER and Stacked Like Pancakes.

There are two ways to win!  First, you can tune in live to Undercover on Thursday, October 27th at 10:00 PM.

Second, you can participate in our online giveaway below!

And while you’re here, consider donating to WESU Middletown and showing your support for one of the nation’s oldest continually broadcasting, non-commercial radio stations!

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Young Thug Ticket Giveaway

WESU Middletown, AEG Live NYC, and College Street Music Hall want to get you tickets to see Young Thug with 21 Savage! Young Thug is performing on Thursday, November 10th at the always excellent College Street Music Hall, and WESU Middletown has tickets for our lucky listeners. For your chance to win, tune in live to Fresh Produce this Wednesday, October 26th at 11:00 PM!

Need a reminder to tune in?  Join our Facebook event!

If you miss out on the giveaway, there are still tickets available via College Street Music Hall’s website!



Win tickets to see Great Good Fine OK with Dreamers and Mission Zero!

WESU Middletown, The Outer Space at the Ballroom, and Manic Productions are teaming up to get you free tickets to see great live music!

Great Good Fine OK will be performing with the Dreamers and Mission Zero on Tuesday, November 1st at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, CT.  Want a chance to win free tickets?  Easy as pie!  Just visit us on Facebook and LIKE the post below!

WESU Fundraising Dinner, Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00 PM!

The two most commonly asked questions we get here at WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM are:

“How can I support free form, community radio?”


“What’s for dinner?”

Fear not, our dearest listeners, for we’ve finally got a singular answer for both questions!  La Boca Mexican Restaurant in Middletown, CT is hosting a fundraising dinner for WESU on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 PM!

Dinner tickets will be $25 and will net you a delicious buffet of freshly cooked Mexican food while contributing to one of the nation’s oldest continually broadcasting radio stations!

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There’s music exploding out of someone’s head, there’s young Katheryn Bigelow looking through a massive camera and there’s this blog. What connects them all? What is the thing that if we dive deep, we can discover? The missing link, the unknown variable, the mystery association?


Music Directors. Boom. Blowing minds (and ears) since 1939. Just kidding, I don’t think we had MDs back then….. but we have them now and this is our blog and that’s all that matters right now!

We’ll be trying to hit all of our beloved readership with our sexy sexy charts every week (we’re talking about you too promoters), we’ll hopefully have reviews of music – we are the music directors after all – but most of all we want to give YOU, the reader a way of telling us what you want, and what you don’t. Hit up that comments box or send us an email (just kidding about the comments box, just email us: and let us know what music you want that we don’t have, let us know what you want from us and we will do it for you. Chiller lighting in the studio? We’re trying. Easier access to new records? We’re on it. Bringing dope tunes to 88.1? It’s happening. Welcome to the new MD blog.

WESU Fall Record Fair 10/9


Lord Lewis, The Velvet Knight, host of The Rumpus Room, showing off his record fair score!

WESU’s Fall Community Record Fair returns to Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall on Sunday October 9th from 11am to 4pm.  This fun filled annual event features dozens of vendors from across the northeast selling new and used records and music in all formats. It’s also a great place to find concert T-shirts and music memorabilia. Plus, you can pick up some WESU discounted swag!  WESU DJs will be spinning vinyl all day and the WESU booth will be selling thousands of albums and CDs for $1 each!!!

As always, the event is free and open to the public. New this year, early bird record crate diggers can enter the hall before the event is open to the public for $5 admission after 10am.

WESU is always accepting record donations to sell or add to our extensive record library at the station.For more info contact WESU Ben Michael, WESU General Manager. 860-685-7707

Beckham Hall is located at 55 Wyllys Ave on Wesleyan Campus Middletown CT 06457

Vendor space is sold out for this show, but we are eager to expand our event in the future. Please get in touch if you are interested in vending at future shows.


WOOHOO! If you all haven’t noticed already…our new and improved FALL PROGRAM of 2016 is up and broadcasting! We couldn’t be more excited and we hope you all are too! Tune into 88.1fm or to listen to some shows – old and new!

Some highlights of the new program are:

  • The addition of “Rising up with Sonali”! A new and much anticipated daily public affairs program from Pacifica:  This show will enhance the already diverse lineup of daytime Talk radio from NPR, Pacifica, and local, independent sources
  • A Tribute to Jim Mascia, the late cohost of “Living Naturally”.  For 10 years, Jim and Rosemary Masicia hosted this popular locally produced weekly radio show that promoted a holistic lifestyle on WESU.
  • And so many more!

The Fall Program is keeping the eclectic, alternative, funky mix of music and talk radio that we all love about WESU. So TUNE IN!