Back in Action for 2015

Hello Everyone!

WESU is back in action for the new year and off to a great start! We are (in some ways) still riding the high of the Winter Pledge Drive. This year, we will be able to put some of the money raised towards valuable station upgrades, which will be a big help and is all thanks to you, our listeners, staff, and fundraisers. So thank you so much for the support and the effort and the sweat and the tears.

That fundraising high has pushed us into the spring season, which started last Monday, February 2nd. Please find the spring schedule of all station programming by following this link: http://wesufm.org/programming/schedule/Due to some times having been switched around, students having come back from semesters off and abroad, and others having found new areas of creative pursuit, the schedule is updated in big ways from last semester and better than ever. 

We have a lot of new content to offer. Highlights include:

Think Twice Radio, with Al Robinson: The undertaking of “Think Twice Radio” is to reassert the “watchdog” role of media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.

– Hot Tune Time Machine, with the Kaiser and DJ LT: Would Blackbeard listen to sea-punk? Would Marie Antoinette love EDM? We’re curating modern playlists by historical figures. Fun facts included.

– Fastest Gun in the West, with DJ Zing and DJ Ping: Two Western gals, one radio show, and a lot of trouble. Tune in for a smattering of music and tales of the Old West.

– Music, Eh?!, with DJ Northern Lights: Canadian music from Juno award winners to up and coming artists. From coast to coast, an array of the wide variety of artists Canada has to offer.

– Just a Game, with DJ Koopa Troopa and DJ Nokonoko: Tune in for a variety of video game music, from classic chiptunes to modern-day epic themes and soundscapes.

Also, stay tuned for some big changes on the website this semester, as our podcasting crew kicks off their efforts (more info to come soon). This means that all sorts of new programming will be coming from WESU, so get psyched. Additionally, the online archive of station history is in the process of getting a major update.

Finally, the Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll is out for 2015, and we would love if you would vote for us as the BEST. You can vote by clicking on this link here: http://ct-survey.wehaaserver.com/survey-20-best_of_hartford_readers_poll_2015.html

We appreciate your support, always.

Best,

Tess

 

 

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WESU Spring 2015 Schedule

Sunday:

5-6am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

 6-8am

The Gospel Explosion with Derrick Jackson

Playing Gospel music from all backgrounds including reggae, African, contemporary, and soul. Interviews, Prayer Request, Bible Trivia and Inspirational talk.

8-10am

Weekend Edition, Sunday with Rachel Martin from NPR

World news plus special segments, including puzzles and special interviews.             

10-11:30am

The Gospel Express with Pastor Marichal Monts

A WESU tradition! Tune in each Sunday morning for hand clapping, foot stomping gospel music that will lift your soul and elevate your spirit to new heights.

11:30-1pm

The Cosmic Eye with Commander Aleon

Dedicated to Lightworkers worldwide with Ashtar Command news, interviews, messages from off-planet, spaceship reports and ambient meditation music.

1-2:30pm

Big Trucks and Heavy Equipment with Rosco on the Radio

Wake up show for the late night crowd. Real Electronic Music, none of that EDM stuff. Basically I play music, you listen.

2:30-3:30pm

(1,3,5) Girls to the Front with DJ Dora

Female fronted bands from the 1960s to now.

(2,4) American Melodrama with DJ JB

Crafting a blend of Americana, folk and bluegrass.

3:30-4:30pm

(1,3,5) Dandy Shandy with Chazie

An eclectic mix of Jamaica’s tradition culture: music, dub poetry, history lessons, interviews, recipes and nuff more.

(2,4) The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides

The Weirding Way is the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alt focus.

4:30-5:30pm

(1,3,5) The Light Fandango with Leith

A wide-ranging mix of music from the 1960s and ’70s.

(2,4) The Synthesis with DJ Klap and DJ Reta G

Songs from the many offshoots of “electronic” music.” Brett is going to try not to talk about bagels too much and Reta is going to try to be nice.

5:30-6:30pm

(1,3,5) The International Music Hour with Eloise

Classical and Contemporary World Music, and occasionally 60’s & 70’s Rock & Roll, Folk & Country Music.

(2,4) The Broadway Radio Hour with Billy Johnstone

Hosted by CT Native and Broadway performer Billy Johnstone. A fun playlist of show-tunes as well as interviews with some of Broadway’s best!

6:30-7:30pm

(1,3,5) The Work & Playlist with Life Coach Stacey Zackin

Radio Host & Life/Career Coach Stacey Zackin offers a medley of TUNES & TALK on a weekly top to INFORM & INSPIRE.

(2,4) Total Praise with Minister Latrecia

Your Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

7:30-9pm

Dead Air with Uncle John

The Grateful Dead and so much more than I can tell you about in 150 characters or less.

9-10:30pm

The Psychedelicatessen with Rick

A mind trip through the musical vaults of NYC, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Rio and beyond. FM Radio the way it used to be.

10:30-11:30pm

(1,3,5) David Whitney’s Favorite Song with Virgil Taylor and Ethan Hill

David Whitney will provide your hosts with a song each episode. We will then adventure through the WESU collection—inspired by David’s favorite songs.

(2,4) Laugh Infection with DJ Willie Zabar and DJ Tanner

A comedy program showcasing standup from established comedians as well as original sketches and other on-air shtick.

11:30-12:30am

(1,3,5) New Things with DJ Peter Helman

Stay up to date with new releases by listening to the week in review—indie music hot off the press.

(2,4) First Play with DJ Zach Ezer

Listen to new albums, for the first time, with knowledgeable experts, and me, Zach Ezer.

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) Carpe Noctem with DJ Struggles and DJ Animal Ad

On Carpe Noctem, music meets the real world. The program will present a variety of music accompanied by commentary on related social affairs.

(2,4) The Bathtub with Peninz

RnB meets Rock meets Electro meets Indie Folk meets Soul.

1:30-2:30am

Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki

Hard On the Spot puts you in the spotlight! Weekly featured guests will share stories and songs, both prompted and impromptu. We’ll try to reciprocate.

2:30-3:30am

From the Vault from Pacifica

Remixing and remembering the past by exploring the vastness of sound within the vault of America’s largest public radio archive.

3:30-4am

The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation

Monday:

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

5-10am

Morning Edition from National Public Radio

Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

 

10-12am

The Diane Rehm Show from National Public Radio

Offering listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.

12-1 pm

Democracy Now! from Pacifica

Provides access to people and perspectives including journalists, grassroots leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinary people from around the world.

1-1:30pm

TUC Radio with Maria Gilardin from Pacifica

“Time of Useful Consciousness” Telling the untold story of the impact of big corporations on society.

 

1:30-2pm

New Focus with Mike DeRosa

Alternative news and views on national and local issues presented by hard-hitting reporter Mike DeRosa.

 

2-3pm

First Voices with Tiokasin Ghosthorse from Pacifica
Helping to ensure the continuance and survival of Indigenous cultures and Nations by letting the People tell their own story, in their own words, and often in their own languages.

3-4pm

The Takeaway                     

 

4-4:55pm

The Bauer Hour with Dave Bauer

Chase the American Dream down the Rabbit Hole & come back with numbers, charts(?) & lots of conversation. 55 minutes of the longest hour in radio.

 

4:55-5:05pm

The Jive At Five

A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming.

 

5:05-6pm

Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

 

6-6:30pm

(1,3,5) Radio Curious from Pacifica

Welcome to the 25th year of Radio Curious, over 500 half hour interviews on a curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.

(2,4) Think Twice Radio with Al Robinson

The undertaking of “Think Twice Radio” is to reassert the “watchdog” role of media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.

 

6:30-8pm

75% Folk with Michael Benson

A serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews.

 

8-9:30pm

(1,3,5) Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis

The best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and Latin dance floor grooves. Pure Dynamite Mojo Explosion!

(2,4) Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin

Americana music from Nashville and around the world including Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists.

 

9:30-11 PM

The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee

The music of yesterday’s future today.

 

11-12am

(1,3,5) Sleep Paralysis with Erin and Ethan

Chatting about dreams, floating on sounds, and poking around in the subconscious

(2,4) Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder

An eclectic mix of instrumental tunes from jazz to folk to electronic and back again.

 

12-1am

(1,3,5) Your Turn with Rachel Day

Each episode, a different guest comes on and chronologically shares and explains the songs that have been instrumental in shaping who they are.

(2,4) The Spice of Life with DJ Pretz

Emphasizing Latin music, from folk and traditional to modern, as well as how aspects of Latin music have changed and styled American genres.

 

1:00-2:00am

(1,3,5) Meet Music with DJ Rami

Buckle up and tune in to meet a new artist with each show! Explore artists’ backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.

(2,4) The Biz Marquee with Cole

Like hip hop? Like movies? Join DJ Cole for some hip hop and movie talk, you’ll hear a variety of hip hop featuring music by rappers who love to act.

 

2:00-3am

All Mixed Up from Pacifica

An eclectic mix of arts and information, featuring mood-driven music mixes and interviews.

3-4am

Maximum Rock and Roll Radio

 

Tuesday:

 

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

5-10am

Morning Edition from National Public Radio

Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

 

10-12am

The Diane Rehm Show from National Public Radio

Offering listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.                   

12-1 pm

Democracy Now! from Pacifica

Provides access to people and perspectives including journalists, grassroots leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinary people from around the world.

 

1-1:30pm

Food Sleuth Radio with Melinda Hemmelgarn
Helping people think beyond their plates. Critical Thinking for Food System Literacy.

 

1:30-2pm

Between The Lines

Providing a platform for individuals from progressive organizations ignored by the mainstream media.

 

2-2:30pm

9/11 Wake Up Call with Cheryl

A show that explores the many unanswered questions surrounding 9/11 that the corporate media ignores.

 

2:30-3pm

Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica

A weekly review of news stories from around the world recorded from a shortwave radio.

 

3-4pm

The Takeaway

 

4-4:55pm

(1,3,5) Reasonably Catholic: Keeping The Faith with Maria Johnson

A progressive-minded discussion of faith and action.

(2,4) Anarchy on Air with AOA Working Group

Anarchist perspectives on politics and culture with a focus on resistance and activism. Episodes will feature news, interviews, and music.

 

4:55-5:05pm

The Jive At Five

A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming.

 

5:05-6pm

Wild Wild Live with DJ Hibiki and DJ Rachie

Wild Wild Live is a weekly show where Wesleyan artists come in, perform, and chat with the hosts about themselves.

 

6-6:30pm

The Movement with DJ Aiss and DJ Dani

DJ Aiss and DJ Dani’s guide to All Black Everything.

 

6:30-8pm

Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill

Folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, real country, all roots oriented music with concert listings at 7pm and frequent ticket giveaways.

 

8-9pm

The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry

Live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best. A weekly show featuring the area’s finest artists and musicians of every genre.

 

9-10:30pm

Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat

I’ve got a song in my heart, a chemical imbalance in my head and a musical library at my fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, novelty to New Romantic, Wonderland has a place for it.

 

10:30-11:30pm

(1,3,5) Fastest Gun in the West with DJ Zing and DJ Ping

Two Western gals, one radio show, and a lot of trouble. Tune in for a smattering of music and tales of the Old West.

(2,4) Feminist Power Hour with Tess and Isabel

Welcome to Feminist Power Hour! Each week, Tess and Isabel will discuss feminist issues, rant, and play some music to fight the patriarchy!

 

11:30-12:30am

(1,3,5) Thinking out Loud with DJ Stinky

Contemplation through music and audio art.

(2,4) The Wily Windy Moors with Ian McCarthy

Pop or pop-adjacent tunes to get you revved up for bed, with a different title-based theme every week.

 

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) Fictive Sound with DJ LN

Each week a new soundtrack inspired by an adored novel.

(2,4) Hot Tune Time Machine with the Kaiser and DJ LT

Would Blackbeard listen to sea-punk? Would Marie Antoinette love EDM? We’re curating modern playlists by historical figures. Fun facts included.

 

1:30-2:30am

The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O

Join Baggins and the G-O as we journey, drill, grab, sing, and banter our way through the wild world of sports.

 

2:30-3:30am

Occupy Radio from Pacifica

An extended conversation about the issues which gave rise to the Occupy Movement.

 

3:30-4am

The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation

 

 

Wednesday:

 

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

5-10am

Morning Edition from National Public Radio

Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

 

10-12am

The Diane Rehm Show from National Public Radio

Offering listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.          

12-1 pm

Democracy Now! from Pacifica

Providing access to people and perspectives including journalists, grassroots leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinary people from around the world.

1-1:30pm

Making Contact from The National Radio Project

Providing critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve local and global problems.

1:30-2pm

Sprouts Radio from the Grassroots

Featuring radio content from national and local grassroots community radio stations and other independent production groups.

 

2-2:30pm

This Way Out from Pacifica

An award-winning radio magazine focusing on LGBT issues, including news, interviews, music and more.

 

2:30-3pm

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) from Pacifica

A news and current affairs series featuring strong women’s voices and ideas from around the world.

 

4-4:30pm

Living Naturally with Jim and Rosemary

The latest developments in natural nutrition, alternative medicine, natural therapies, organic gardening, alternative energy and more.

 

4:30-4:55pm

Conversations on Health Care with Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter

Conversations on Health Care is a show featuring the world’s top thought leaders in health reform and innovation. Produced by Marianne O’Hare.

 

4:55-5:05pm

The Jive At Five

A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming.

 

5:05-6pm

Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks

An exploration of rock, pop, and experimental music. This show will take you places you’ve never been before!

 

6-6:30

Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, M.D.

Guests discuss holistic approaches to the brain diseases we call mental illness, or share their stories of personal healing and achievement.

 

6:30-8pm

Fusion Radio with James Fusion

The original … and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

 

8-9:30pm

The Warehouse with Mike Nyce

The deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure…

 

9:30-11pm

(1,3,5) The Vault with DJ Anton Banks

Presents listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live each week. Featuring exclusive music from international artists.

(2,4) N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk
Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

 

11-12am

(1,3,5) Missteps FM with Djmsal

Missteps is a monthly club night, FM radio show, and forthcoming record label. Dedicated to the underground, all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.

(2,4) Space Music for Space with Cadet Q

All the electronic music that belongs with the world music that belongs in space.

 

12-12:30am

Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth

Emancipation from the rules of romance: advice on sex, love, all of the above. Submit on romancipation.org.

 

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) Traveler’s Soundtrack with Ali and Ben

Your DJ’s will take you on a tour of the world, choosing a new location each week and highlighting the music of that area.

(2,4) HD/users/desktop/☯✿.m3u with @.com and ENTER YOUR DJ NAME HERE

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1:30-2:30am

Indigenous in Music from Pacifica

Interviews and a mix of new music from Indigenous musicians from around the Western Hemisphere, a variety of rock, pop, flute, powwow, salsa, house and electronica.

 

2:30-3:30am

Full Moon Hacksaw

Syndicated jazz and blues radio from Phoenix

 

3:30-4am

The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation

 

 

Thursday:

 

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

5-10am

Morning Edition from National Public Radio

Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

 

10-12am

The Diane Rehm Show from National Public Radio

Offering listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.                    

12-1 pm

Democracy Now! from Pacifica

Provides access to people and perspectives including journalists, grassroots leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinary people from around the world.

 

1-2pm

Alternative Radio with Dave Barsamian

Audio Energy for Democracy. Bringing the voices of our world’s leading progressive figures to the airwaves.

 

2-3pm

Radio EcoShock

Environment radio with news, interviews, music, nature audio clips.

 

3-4pm

The Takeaway         

 

4-4:55pm

River Valley Rhythms with Stephan Allison

Where the Arts bend w/the river thru Middletown, featuring local artists/arts organizations in a conversational setting w/occasional commentary/music.

 

4:55-5:05

The Jive At Five

A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming. 

5:05-6:30pm

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa

The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

 

6:30-8pm

(1,3,5) Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox

Radio Obscura is an enormous rocket ship secretly being constructed in the Connecticut River Valley in preparation for an “extinction level event.”

(2,4) Imagine with Karen Stein

Peace through music! Mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road.

 

8-9:30pm

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert

Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant-garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

 

9:30-10:30pm

(1,3,5) Undercover with Rebecca Seidel

Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Nothing is original.

(2,4) Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice with DJ Mac Cavity

Bask in the light of the sunshine pop, baroque pop and surf music of the past and indulge in the sweet, sugar coated, happy tunes of yesteryear.

 

10:30-11:30pm

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam

The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip-hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.

(2,4) Good Times: Radio Plays with MKC, Omardaslayer, and djspecialk

Omardaslayer, SpecialK and MKC are back for a third season of transatlantic knee-slapping guffaws and bantering industry talk.

 

11:30-12:30am

(1,3,5) The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean

Quality hip hop analysis and dissection favoring and promoting music which provides the best human interpretation for the Platonic form of “chill.”

(2,4) The British Are Coming with DJ Babelfish

Explore British music, one region at a time. With music from the British invasion to today, this show is not limited to a specific time or genre.

 

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) Sleep Walk Radio with Clip

Eavesdropping on a night brain: techno, house, post-rock, and snippets of radio talk shows

(2,4) Earwash with Le DJ

Clean out your ears with grimy punk and tour the 70’s musical explosion. Leather jackets, 2 minute songs, and downstrokes.

 

1:30-2:30am

(1,3,5) Efly in the Mix with DJ Efly

From modern hip hop bangers to old school funky jams, Efly spins an eclectic mix of music that will keep his listeners grooving late into the night.

(2,4) Trance on the Porch with DJ Mark

Spinning since 2000, laying down deep progressive house and trance grooves.

 

2:30-3:30am

RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald

 

3:30-4am

The Divide and Conquer News Report with C.C. Arshagra

A weekly fake news (comedy) show and spin off series from producer, host, spoken mind poet C.C. Arshagra.

 

Friday:

 

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

5-10am

Morning Edition from National Public Radio

Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

 

10-12am

The Diane Rehm Show from National Public Radio

Offering listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.          

12-1 pm

Democracy Now! from Pacifica

Provides access to people and perspectives including journalists, grassroots leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinary people from around the world.

 

1-2pm

Unlearn & Rewild

Conversations with philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, and artists leading movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance.

 

2-3pm

Exploration in Science from Pacifica with Dr. Michio Kaku

Topics include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extraterrestrial life and much more!

 

3-4pm

Science Friday

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science.

 

4-4:55pm

The Business Buzz with Jeffery Sherman

The Business Buzz features a unique blend of business, politics and motivational insights with caller participation!

 

4:55-5:05pm

The Jive At Five

A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming.

5:05-6pm

(1,3,5) Ear-Candy with DJ Sick Nelden

Hear the new, the old. Hear the pop songs that get in your head and won’t leave you alone. Listen to Ear Candy. Please :)

(2,4) Music, Eh?! With DJ Northern Lights

Canadian music from Juno award winners to up and coming artists. From coast to coast, an array of the wide variety of artists Canada has to offer.

 

6-6:30pm

(1,3,5) Argus News Radio

Thirty minutes thrice a month covering campus and local news.

(2,4) Counterspin

Providing a critical examination of the major stories every week and exposing what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.

 

6:30-7pm

Middletown Youth Radio Project           

A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.                  

7-8:30pm

Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T

Informing listeners about local and global issues, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

8:30-10pm

From The Otherside with Rok-A-Dee

Love songs of different genres as well as Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artists.

 

10-12am

In The Master Bedroom, Under The Bed with Dope Dave

Downtempo poets and acrobatic emcees weave lyricism through various soundscapes.

 

12-3am

OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott

Praising God with the best Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music on the planet!

 

3-3:30am

Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH from Pacifica

The best in underground & above ground hip-hop mixed by DJ LOKASH.

 

3:30-4am

New World Show with DJ LOKASH from Pacifica

An exploration of contemporary sounds in global bass redefining the term “world music.” curated & mixed by DJ LOKASH.

 

4-5am

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller

 

 

Saturday:

 

5-6am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

6-7am

The Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher

Presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

 

7-8am

Caffè Italia

Caffe Italia serves up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don’t have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

 

8-10am

Weekend Edition, Saturday with Scott Simon from National Public Radio

Covering hard news, a wide variety of news makers , and cultural stories.

 

10-11am

Car Talk

The Tappet brothers – sometimes helpful and always hysterical – answer their callers’ questions about car trouble, crack jokes and announce a weekly puzzler.

 

11am-1pm

Moondog Matinee with Larry, Big Al Your Rock n’ Roll Pal, and Moondog Mike

A CT radio institution for over 30 years, with classic and obscure songs from the golden years of rock ‘n’ roll no longer heard on commercial radio.

 

1-3pm

Avanti Tutta with Francaccio di Roma

Serving the Central CT Italian-American community for over 15 years, providing the best in Italian pop music and news from Italy.

 

3-4:30pm

(1,3,5) The Wax Museum Show with Jim ‘The Curator’ Santa Barbara

Featuring popular and rare vocal group harmony (Doo-Wop) recordings from the 50’s and the early 60’s as well as new recordings.

(2,4) Just a Game with DJ Koopa Troopa and DJ Nokonoko

Tune in for a variety of video game music, from classic chiptunes to modern-day epic themes and soundscapes.

 

4:30-5:30pm

(1,3,5) Outing Club with DJ Shwarma and Zippy Morocco

Interviewing various campus celebrities throughout the year, Outing Club will seek to discover the music you’re always too embarrassed to play at a party.

(2,4) In the Mix with WillTech

“In the Mix” aims to bring the best in trance, house, and deep house to the Wesleyan and Middletown community.

 

5:30-7pm

The Reggae Exclusive with DJ Derrick

Nothing but pure niceness in the place, A mix of old and new culture, lovers rock, and rub a dub reggae plus interviews and more.

 

7-8:30pm

The Reggae Rock with Mikey Chong

Traditional and contemporary Roots Reggae and Lover’s Rock, Spliced with a bit of Dance Hall and Caribbean sports and news commentary.

 

8:30-10pm

Reggae Voyage with Madman Donovan

Seeking to educate, entertain and inform the public about the rich heritage and culture of reggae music and its entertainers.

 

10-11:30pm

Transmission 28 Dayze LTR with DJ Sabotage

One of the premier Underground HIP HOP shows on the planet!! Interviews with current and upcoming HIP HOP artists.

 

11:30pm-1:30am

Classik Az with Az

Vibe with AZ, living room style. Hip Hop, Poetry, Classic conversations, crate diggin’ and film clips.

 

1:30-3am

The I Do Not Know Show with C.C. Arshagra

One of the most experimental radio show in the world! A poetry/word/music/ideal of humanity fused radio show concept. Are we human?!

 

3-5am

Interstellar Underdrive with Uncle John

Take a trip into deep space with Uncle John as he delivers ambient, chill, downtempo and more.

 

 

WESU, honored for 75 years of Community Radio That Matters.

WESU honored by City and State elected officials

from left: Danielle Pruitt, Rebecca Seidel, Rick Sinkiewicz, Matt Lesser, Ben Michael, Daniel Drew, Grady Faulkner, Joe Serra, and Cathy Lechowicz. Photo by David Bauer

Sunday, November 2nd, after touring an exhibit at Wesleyan’s Olin Library, elected city and state officials and university staff and faculty joined a large crowd of WESU volunteers and staff in Wesleyan’s Daniel Family Commons for an event commemorating the community radio station’s landmark 75th anniversary.  State Representatives Matt Lesser and Joe Serra presented the WESU Board of Directors with a citation, and Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew was joined by Councilmen Grady Faulkner and David Bauer to present the station with a Proclamation from the City of Middletown.

The event began with a reception featuring food donated by several area restaurants and bakeries, including Taino Smokehouse, Realto Café, Illiano’s Italian Restaurant, Krust, Tandoor, and NoRA cupcakes of Middletown as well as Patty Cakes Italian Bakery of Rocky Hill/Glastonbury, and Great Wall Chinese Restaurant of Portland.

Following the reception, Danielle Pruitt (Wesleyan ’15), president of the WESU Board of Directors, and vice president Rebecca Seidel (Wesleyan ’15) spoke about the station’s mission to reach audiences who have been marginalized by mainstream media,  and they introduced the debut screening of a new short film about the history of WESU, produced by WESU production director Abigail Shneyder. The eight-minute-81-second documentary illustrates how the station grew into a valuable community service over the last seven decades and features footage of Archibald Doty Jr., who brought radio to Wesleyan in the fall of 1939. The voice of Howard Williams (Wesleyan ’48) tells how the station almost disappeared in the wake of WWII and of the importance of media outlets like WESU that need not be commercially viable. The film also utilizes archival photos, documents, and program guides from Wesleyan University Special Collections, as well as snapshots of station staff over the years.

After the film presentation, Mayor Drew talked about the importance of independent media within the current state of media consolidation. Drew was joined by Councilmen Bauer and Faulkner in presenting the station with a Proclamation from the City commemorating Nov 2nd, 2014, as “WESU’s 75th Anniversary Day.”  That was followed by the presentation of a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly, introduced by Reps. Matt Lesser (100th District) and Joe Serra (33rd District) and Sens. Dante’ Bartolomeo (13th District) and Paul Doyle (9th District).

Before the evening’s events concluded, Cathy Lechowicz, director of the Center for Community Partnerships at Wesleyan, and Ben Michael, WESU general manager, gave brief remarks about the important role WESU has played in fostering university and community engagement.  The WESU Board of Directors will be presented with a citation from the city of Middletown at tonight’s Common Council meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Building.

Throughout 2014, WESU has been celebrating 75 years of Community Radio that matters with special programming, events, and exhibits. You can find related images, audio, and more online at www.wesufm.org, where you also can find a current program guide, live and archived streaming audio, and a link to make a donation to support WESU.  The exhibit “WESU: Celebrating 75 Years of Community Radio” offers an anecdotal look at one of the oldest college radio stations in the United States and is currently on display at Wesleyan’s Olin Library.

WESU Spring Record Fair This Sunday!

The spring cleaning season is upon us, which means all of the hip kids and old skool adults are going through their record collections; their loss could be your gain. Get excited for WESU’s annual Spring Record Fair! You’ll find dozens of vendors from across the Northeast, selling tons of vinyl, CDs, posters, T-shirts and more. There will be live WESU DJs and plenty of WESU gear and records, on sale to support WESU. Plus, the Whey Station food truck will (once again) be selling their signature gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches on site.

The record fair will take place on Sunday, March 30th from 11am-4pm in Beckham Hall, at 45 Wyllys Ave. on the Wesleyan University Campus Middletown, CT 06459.  

 Cleaning out your shelves but can’t make it to the event? Please consider donating your records for WESU to sell to aid in our fundraising efforts.

Come support the station and invite your friends! Why? You can’t scratch an MP3.

FREE Concert Saturday, November 16th

Come out this Saturday, November 16th at 10PM for a FREE concert hosted by WESU featuring HARD NIPS, A Deer A Horse, and Novelty Daughter at Eclectic (located at 200 High Street on the Wesleyan Campus in Middletown, CT). This will certainly be a night you won’t want to miss!