WESU TOP 30 for week ending July 12, 2013:


1 AOIFE O’DONOVAN Fossils
2 TIM ISMAG Anthem – EP
3 BIG STAR Nothing Can Hurt Me
4 CHASER EIGHT Up And Up
5 BOB ANDY Love Is Sure – Single

6 STEEL WHEELS No More Rain
7 I-OCTANE Stay Above Crime – Single
8 GREGORY PEPPER & MADADAM Big Huge Truck
9 VARIOUS ARTISTS True Blue
10 BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON’S BLUES ALL-STARS Driftin’ from Town to Town

11 THOMAS SNOW Friends
12 NOISITRON You [EP]
13 VARIOUS ARTISTS Decibels Riddim
14 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS Nanobots
15 DIRT MONKEY Bussitup – EP

16 SHANNON MCNALLY Small Town Talk
17 BRIAN MCFADDEN The Irish Connection
18 RED TAIL RING The Heart’s Swift Foot
19 DAVID EGAN David Egan
20 ERWIN HELFLER Erwin Helfler Way

21 KARYN OLIVER Magdalene
22 GOLD TOP “Uh Oh” [Single]
23 JAMES COTTON Cotton Mouth Man
24 HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS An Omen
25 SWIM feel

26 ABOUT GROUP Between The Walls
27 DAUGHN GIBSON Me Moan
28 BRIAN IRVING Radiant Things
29 BOSNIAN RAINBOWS Bosnian Rainbow
30 DEADLY GENTLEMEN Roll Me, Tumble Me

WESU TOP 30 for week of July 4, 2013


1 HANS THEESSINK Wishing Well
2 BOARDS OF CANADA Tomorrow’s Harvest
3 BASS DRUM OF DEATH Bass Drum Of Death
4 STEPKIDS “The Lottery” [Single]
5 BREAKTHROUGH FREQUENCIES Temporary Limbs

6 EMILY HERRING Your Mistakes
7 RED TAIL RING The Heart’s Swift Foot
8 MOLLY VENTER AND EBEN PARISER Goodnight Moonshine
9 VINCENT CROSS A Town Called Normal
10 BEPPE GAMBETTA The American Album

11 NELL ROBINSON AND JIM NUNALLY House And Garden
12 DAVID FORD Charge
13 ROSENTHALS Fly Away
14 DARDEN SMITH Love Call
15 BLACK LILLIES Runaway Freeway Blues

16 GENE DUDLEY GROUP Saturday Shifting
17 STOLEN THYME Time Is Possibility
18 ROY BOOK BINDER The Good Book
19 OMAR “The Man” [Single]
20 MARK MULCAHY Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

21 POST MODERN PANIC Lost In The Patterns
22 MANCHURIANS Big Rhythm
23 DUCKTAILS The Flower Lane Domino
24 IVAN ROSENBERG Oldies And Old Time
25 ROBYN HITCHCOCK Love From London

26 SALVIA PLATH The Bardo Story Weird World
27 MAPS Vicissitude Mute
28 HEAD FOR THE HILLS Blue Ruin Self-Released
29 BOSNIAN RAINBOWS Bosnian Rainbows Sargent House
30 BRIAN IRVING Radiant Things

David Ford Charges to the top of the WESU charts

THE WESU TOP 30 PLAYLIST FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 28, 2013

1    DAVID FORD    Charge
2    COPPER PONIES    Ring Them Bells
3    ADAM STEFFEY    New Primitive
4    DARDEN SMITH    Love Calling
5    BETSE ELLIS    High Moon Order


6    GOLD TOP    Uh Oh [Single]
7    THE MANCHURIANS    Big Rhythm
8    DEADLY GENTLEMEN    Roll Me, Tumble Me
9    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Woody at 100
10    SCHOOLBOY & JAMES EGBERT    The Silver Lining [Single]
11    PROTOHYPE    Jelly Roll
12    GENTICORUM    Enregistré Live
13    STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (& DUCHESSES)    The Lost Highway
14    PROTOHYPE & PRIMA VOLTA    Bigger Than You and Me
15    STOLEN TIME    Time Is Possibility

16    JOHN BARTDORF & JAMES LEE STANLEY    All Wood And Stones II
17    SINGULARITY    Horizon
18    DOCTOR P    The Champagne
19    KARYN OLIVER    Magdalene
20    ROY BOOKBINDER    The Good Book

 


21    HOLLAN HOLMES    Phase Shift
22    PATTY GRIFFIN    American Kid
23    AOIFE O’DONOVAN    Fossils
24    FEMI KUTI    No Place For My Dream
25    BASS DRUM OF DEATH    Bass Drum Of Death

26    JAPANESE GIRLS    The Shark Week EP
27    SIGUR ROS    Kveikur
28    STRANGLERS    Giants
29    ROSE WINDOWS    The Sun Dogs
30    DAFT PUNK    Random Access Memories

Dead Can Dance on top of WESU Top 30

DEAD CAN DANCE

1. DEAD CAN DANCE In Concert
2. BEN FOLDS FIVE Live
3. GUIDED BY VOICES English Little League
4. LONELY ISLAND The Wack Album
5. VARIOUS ARTISTS Let Us In – Americana

ARI & MIA

6. ARI AND MIA Land On Shore
7. CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN La Costa Perdida
8. ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS Get Thy Bearings
9. KERBSIDE COLLECTION Mind the Curb
10. DAVID FORD Charge

BEATA PATER

11. BEATA PATER Red
12. DELBERT AND GLEN Blind, Crippled, And Crazy
13. DEERHUNTER Monomania
14. ANAMANAGUCHI Endless Fantasy
15. JAZZINVADERS FEATURING DR. LONNIE SMITH That’s What You Say!

THE NOMADS

16. THE NOMADS Loaded Deluxe – EP
17. GENE DUDLEY GROUP The Fawcett Negotiation – Single
18. BASEMENT FREAKS Funk From The Trunk
19. FEAST OF FIDDLES Rise Above it
20. HARD PROOF Dragon – Tere – Single

21. ROGUE’S GALLERY Son Of Rogue’s Gallery
22. BURNING BRIDGET CLEARY Pressed For Time
23. MURDER BY DEATH As You Wish: Kickstarter Covers
24. JOHN BATDORF & JAMES LEE STANLEY All Wood and Stones II
25. JOSEPH ARTHUR The Ballad Of Boogie Christ

ANNIE KOZUCH

26. ANNIE KOZUCH Mostly Jobim
27. BETSE ELLIS High Moon Order
28. PUTNAM SMITH Kitchen, Love…
29. URSULA GEORGE One Steady Roll
30. BOSQ OF WHISKEY BARONS Movin’ On / Keep Movin’ – Single

Love from Canada & London in this week’s WESU Top 30

1 Boards of Canada Tomorrow’s Harvest
2 Paul Kelly Spring And Fall
3 Robyn Hitchcock Love From London
4 Laura Cortese Into the Dark
5 Melissa Greener Transistor Corazon


6 The Civil Wars The One That Got Away
7 David Francey So Say We All
8 Alexander Starr No Hype Just Hope
9 Emily Bear Diversity
10 Jeremy Pelt Water and Earth


11 Must Die Water Temple [Single]
12 Syndaesia Break A Leg
13 Le1f Fly Zone
14 Hannalee Morchella
15 David Ford Charge

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16 The Bevis Frond White Numbers
17 Noisitron You
18 Talib Kweli Prisoner of Conscious
19 Burning Bridget Cleary Pressed for Time
20 David Bowie The Next Day


21 Airhead For Years
22 Buddy Mondlock The Memory Wall
23 Lou DeAdder Riding a Bicycle
24 Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Twelve Reasons To Die
25 Putnam Smith kitchen, love


26 Ugly Heroes Ugly Heroes
27 Tantrum Desire Guided Rhythm [Single]
28 Todd Rundgren State
29 Ari & Mia Land on Shore
30 Gensu Dean & Planet Asia Abrasions

WESU TOP 30 for the week of June 7, 2013

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1 RUTH MOODY These Wilder Things
2 ROBYN HITCHCOCK Love From London
3 PETER HOLMES Nice Try, The Devil
4 PUTNAM SMITH kitchen, love
5 STEEL WHEELS No More Rain

 

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6 BIG STAR Nothing Can Hurt Me
7 ALEXANDER STARR No Hype Just Hope
8 TOMMY KEENE & R. WALT VINCENT Nowhere’s Near [single]
9 BOXCAR LILIES Sugar Shack
10 MOORS & MCCUMBER Against the Grain

 

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11 THE BEVIS FROND White Numbers
12 DELLA MAE This World Oft Can Be Rounder
13 WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER Various Artists
14 PHARIS AND JASON ROMERO Long Gone Out West Blues
15 TOI She’s My heart

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16 MILK CARTON KIDS The Ash & Clay
17 CHRIS VALLILLO The Last Day Of Winter
18 BUDDY MONDLOCK The Memory Wall Sparking Gap
19 GUY VILLARI Unchained Meldoy
20 SPACE MOUNTAIN Ferry Lane

 

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21 NOAMI GREENWALD Composite
22 GENE ESS Fractal Attraction
23 TODD RUNDGREN State
24 DAVID FORD Charge
25 RENEE’ YOXON & MARK FERGUSON HERE WE GO AGAIN

 

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26 DEERHUNTER Monomania
27 THOM CHACON Thom Chacon
28 DAVID BOWIE The Next Day
29 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Like Clockwork
30 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA II

Kinder Gentler Pledge Drive, A Success!

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Thanks to all of the WESU supporters who validate our mission with their donations.

Despite the potential risk of trying a new radio pledge drive model, WESU’s “kinder gentler” approach has led to the most successful WESU pledge drive to date, raising over $15,000.

In addition to getting many donations from listeners right here in Middletown and across CT, WESU received donations from supporters in far off locations such as Japan, Denmark and England as well as from family and friends in over 13 states, here in the US.

WESU’s continued fundraising success is a testament to the value of the service we provide to a diverse range of stake holders.  With an eye on the station’s upcoming 75th anniversary in 2014, WESU has great plans in store.   Stay tuned!

 

 

 

Art for Haiti Opening Reception

555161_550469378309276_466146485_nJoin us at The Art for Haiti opening reception tonight at Wesleyan’s Zilkah gallery, 5-7pm. Curated by Pierre Sylvain, the show features 12 visual artists (including WESU’s own David Bauer) who have come together to help improve lives in Haiti. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and a DJ set featuring a global mix of grooves by our own GM, Ben Michael, aka Big Bent.

Pledge Challenge of the Super Friends!

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To close out our pledge drive, an anonymous WESU Super Friend is now matching all donations up to a total of $2,250 in the next 2 weeks!  Why hold out any longer? the impact of your donation to WESU will now be doubled!  All we have to do to reach our goal and balance our budget is take full advantage of this matching gift. We need your help make this happen! Any size donation is appreciated!

 

Congrats to Wesleyan’s class of 2013!

redcaps  Thanks so much to those of you who shared your time, creativity, and energy with us while you were in Middletown. If you haven’t already done so… what better way to start “helping to shape our culture, so that it will not be shaped by the forces of violence, conformity and elitism.” than by making a donation to WESU?

We’ve been here to helping the Wesleyan and surrounding communities accomplish this for nearly 75 years! With your continued support, our unique community service will continue to thrive and evolve.

Please help keep us engaged!

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