Board Notes 9/24/14

Event Updates
-record fair: DW has a cool new flyer ready that doesn’t require you to “look through the horse.”
-Freakers Ball update: move to November? would fit better around Jonathan Tubin’s schedule. Everyone is on board with this.
-Record label showcase on 10/22 – DW is booking, pending funds from Concert Committee
-speaker series: Julie Burstein can come in the spring. What kinds of speakers would generate interest among people on campus beyond the WESU community? (want to appeal to a wide audience)

Program Guide
-update: having trouble because of the length of some show descriptions. The designer is in contact with BM

Breaking News
– staff meeting celebration moved to November (mayor can’t do Oct. 5th because of wedding anniversary)
-visit restaurants and check back in by the end of the month.
– meeting with RedFeather Studios: collaboration agreement in the works. Will need a liaison moving forward. Very exciting!

– production training in the fall & year round/on air training in the spring
– special training in the fall for seniors/people who are priorities for getting shows in the spring.
– deadline for deciding everything, so that we can have an info session: very beginning of October.
– work on ways for people in get involved aside from having show.

– press release for the last leg of our 75th season

Board Notes 9/17/14

General Stuff:

-Update board info on the website: Tess is doing this

-DJ Rob Chocolate Cake has been away: should he prerecord stuff or should he just find replacements? (sub would probably be Business Buzz) – He is going to prerecord his show for 2 weeks

-Play the PSA for Muslim Women’s Voices – let Ben know if you want free tickets to the CFA event this weekend – between now and Saturday @ 9pm

-Coverage of shows is an issue: too many all-staff emails
-Ask people before and after you first if you need a sub
-EO is going to send out an email to all staff about this

-BS and DP are meeting with us individually on Friday – BS will send out a list of times for that
-the meetings are at the tables down in Usdan


Record Fair: October 26th
– We need a flyer, David is working on that flyer – AS and DW will work on this on Friday
– Whey Station can’t come this year so we need to find other food. Thinking about the Kickin’ Chicken food truck – we won’t make any money off of them, but that’s okay because it’s juststarting out

Freaker’s Ball
– Only Halloween night is open for Eclectic that weekend but they might book it in the future. If they don’t, then we can have that night. Half good news? The weekend before, there is a date open (October 24th)
– Other venues as backup? – don’t want to compete with Eclectic that night if they have something booked.
– Ask them again about when we can know about the 31st?
– Give Eclectic an ultimatum
– Booking Johnathan Tubin – reach out to him to find his availability
– What about the act already booked by Eclectic being part of our event? Does that go against the point of our event? We want it to be a dance-y party; maybe it won’t work to make the event about WESU – not doing that because we want the event to ourselves
– Selling tickets ahead of time
– We should make T-shirts?
– Students only

Speaker Series
– Julie Burstein: emailed last Thursday and not responded yet, Ethan will send a follow-up email
– Should it be a speaker series for the fall semester (75th) or the entire academic year? – We want to make it the entire year
– Any other leads? Be in touch!
– We are not limiting it to Wesleyan alums

Concert in Brooklyn?
– Making a committee to arrange that for during winter break – does anyone want to get involved?
– many NYC connections
– Ben knows a guy
– Booking a band for a concert?
– This would be a 75th anniversary event

Ben M’s brother works at a BBQ place, Taino – using that as a WESU venue? – could possibly help us cater our October staff meeting?

October Staff Meeting
– Reserved the DFC, it will mostly be a photo op celebration
– The mayor is coming, maybe the governor!
– DFC has beautiful sunset views, for real though
– MR will be there
– At 5:30pm, before the meeting, we will have a photo op thing in front of Olin
– We want it to be catered, maybe appetizer type things, reaching out to local restaurants to see if they want to donate any food
– Does anyone want to help out with that? Restaurant visits happening this weekend!
– Maybe TA and BG will do that – talk to DP
– LW can help out during this week too
– Creating a Google Doc for the restaurants
– Offering them underwriting – promotes the restaurant on air (at the value of the food) – BM has
a rate sheet for underwriting, that’ll be sent around

75th Anniversary Video
– Who wants to put together this 2-5 minute video? AS will try this, talk to BM about it
– She can ask if she needs help

Student Activities Fair
– We got a lot of sign-ups; they are in the box
– We should make a really weird WESU t-shirt in the spring

Could we have a silk screen shirt event?
– Freaker’s Ball shirts?

– 75th anniversary gala – better get on that if we want it to happen.

Public Affairs
– Creating a list of standards for shows, make sure everything is fact-based
– A Ten Commandments type deal
– What is the line between public affairs shows and not public affairs shows?
– Maybe anything that incorporates public affairs follow these rules
– LW is creating a public affairs listserv right now, but she might be missing the shows that straddle the line (like the Feminist Power Hour)
– LW will send out an all-staff email to ask about if they want to be added to the listserv


– Facebook dilemma? Another fake person won’t work – everyone agrees that we just want one page

– The Music Director’s blog? Music reviews/current stuff, staff members can contribute and everything – everyone could send the posts to Tess to post on WordPress, or just do it directly
– RS and ZE will talk about that blog

– Evaluating existing shows? Each board member will listen to a show to make sure everything is still going smoothly – we would split that up amongst the board
– Space out those evaluations throughout the semester – giving people feedback? Minor suggestions?
– Delegate among the board – EO will talk to BM about that

– We need to come to a consensus tonight
– Internship program? Somehow getting people involved this semester with training
– Workshop production training this semester
– Dry run a production training this semester and have a refined one next year

Delegating stuff to create departments: anniversary, community-oriented. Ideally this semester.

Board Notes 9/10/14

-Individual meetings (at Usdan): Friday 9/19
-Student Activities Fair: this Friday 9/12 – need volunteers – will send out Google doc with time slots
-Record Fair flyers for Student Activities fair – can someone make one quickly?
-Record Fair new date: Sunday 10/26/14 (TA will ask Art House people about making flyer; Ben will make it if not)
-Family weekend is 9/27 – tour of the station? presentation/donation box? (TA will make it)

Concert series very unattended last year – let’s change that!
Halloween 75th anniversary: Freakers Ball!
silkscreen tshirts

-Staff meeting in October: WESU birthday celebration
1. staff meeting with visitors
2. event at City Hall

-Speaker Series: EO spoke with Julie Burstein: October?
other people? -wesleyan storytelling project
-Laura Walker
-Andrea Silenzi

-75th anniversary in general: density of events to increase our presence in campus conversation

-training – general timeline? start date? – end of this month or beginning of October.
-making training more interactive: emailing staff to see if they want to come in and talk to trainees.
-incentivize with better showtimes? two training tracks?
-attendance at staff meeting? -not so great.

-a larger conversation about training will have to happen over the next week or two.

-any outstanding issues? -alternating problems. people not logging the levels. trying to get to the bottom of this now.
-program guide is in the works

-email issues
-Google calendar: people have to input their own events.

Facebook person vs. page – any ideas?

-Tess will email Facebook…?
-more consistent updates
-MD blog? Sub MDs/other staff members should also chip in.
social committee?

Public Affairs:
-decentralized, a lot of community DJs. let’s make it more centralized by making a public affairs listserv, as a way to consolidate interview requests, resources, etc.
-get more students interested in public affairs.
-incorporating public affairs programming/content into events at Wesleyan.
-raising the profile of public affairs

-need any more people on board? not really.
-re: training & production: hands-on tutorial
-incorporate making promos/boosting production skills into service hours.

September 2014 Staff Meeting Notes

DP: Hi and welcome back!-new board introduced-new staff members stand and say hi
-Reminder that all staff meetings are mandatory, occurring on 1st Sundays of the month in PAC 001, during academic year (not vacations) unless otherwise noted.-In order to have a meeting absence excused, please email meetings mean more service hours.-Anyone who misses more than 50% of meetings in a season (excused or not) jeopardizes their eligibility to host a show the next season.   Exceptions can be made with good reason.

EO, Program:
-Fall schedule should be set to go: Starts tomorrow 9/8 w the Bauer Hour (4PM). Thanks to the two people who offered to design a program guide; we will follow up and it should go to the printer ASAP.-Online schedule will be updated accordingly.

Music Directors:
Entering playlists into Spinitron is mandatory, per DMCA (act of Congress), and it helps keeps the display online for what is on air accurate. Also helps us report what we are playing to CMJ (College Music Journal) and get artists paid/recognized for their spins. Ultimately, this keeps new music coming to station. 
-New staff members need to create Spinitron accounts so they can document playlists as required.  MR (tech) will email instructions out after meeting. Once you have done this, email the program director to link your show to your account.  Playlists should be entered live during the show or beforehand. Entering the playlists after the show does not comply with the DMCA act of congress.
-Existing sub-MDs should reach out to connect with staff members. We will also need some new sub-MDs. Stay tuned for that info.
-Ask that existing sub-MDs reach out to connect. Will also need some new Sub MDs. Stay tuned for that info.You can set up your Spinitron account from anywhere.

MR, Tech:
-StreamRewind allows internet listeners to listen to any WESU program up to 2 weeks after the original broadcast.  Also allows DJs to download their own shows. Will send and email with instructions for StreamRewind and Spinitron.
-There is also an MP3 recorder in the air studio as another way to record your show. It records to USB or SD memory cards. NOTE: Keep the levels low. See printed instructions on it to adjust levels if they are set to auto.

Abby, Production: 
-Make a promo for your show! Coordinate with Production Director as needed. If your show promo is over ten years old, it might be time to think of making a fresh one.

BG, Personnel: 
-Contact info:  Make sure we have your current email info/phone number.
-Looking for folks to be involved with training – get in touch!

TA, Public Relations: 
-Facebook forced us to change our “person” into an institution “page.” Now, we have 2 institution “pages” – will be consolidating soon. 
-Always looking for help to develop use of FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
-Send in things of interest to the radio community that we can incorporate into our social media.

DW, Events:
October Record Fair: Saturday, Oct. 25. Will need lots of help.  
-Speaker event, concert, and danceathon are in the works as well as culminating events for our 75th.

JW: John coordinates ticket giveaways with area venues. Generally two pairs plus tix for the DJ.
Check out – John will keep it updated on a daily basis. Let him know what show you’re interested in, and actually follow through if you say you’re going to give away tickets. He will send a follow-up email about this.

Other Notes from Ben M.:
-75th anniversary events: regrouping after we lost money on the Doowop Concert. That was supposed to generate money to put back into other concerts to raise money.  Not enough time or help to promote properly.  The concert itself was fantastic, and many thanks the handful of people who helped promote and facilitate the event. Particularly: Moondog Crew, Larry, Mike, and Big Al, as well as our MC Jim Santa Barbara who was just an all around help getting the show off the ground.  Our volunteers of the night were Helen Evrard, David Whitney, and Chip Austen, Thanks also to the handful of WESU DJs who came out to the show, Psychedelic Rick Shafrick, Jim and Rosemary Mascia and Leith and Maria Johnson, all four of whom also put a lot of work into helping promote the event. Stacey Zackin as well.-75th anniversary display in Olin Library, soon to come.
-Capital Campaign: Backup power gaining traction – university support, FEMA grant
-EMS-Studios / equipment:  Leave them better than you found them, please.  At least once per week we lose a headphone adapter. About once a month we lose/break headphones or an input cable.
-Studio A: all green lights should be ON when you leave, and the one on the right should be set to PROGRAM.
-Signups and etiquette: beware of live schedule in studios. Stiudios beware of production needs in other studios. We all need to work together.
-We might try to get a fancy computer display that’s connected to a calendar of studio schedules. But for now, we’re staying old-school with the bulletin board outside Studio A.-Studio B lock died this weekend, Ben M. broke in (through ceiling) and temporarily fixed it.  Stay tuned. (Maybe we should take this opportunity to change our door code? Staff does not seem enthused about this prospect.)-WSHU pledge drive starts 9/10 goes through 9/20. Just a heads up. If anyone asks, these pledge drives help pay for our NPR programming and put money in our accounts as well.

Any questions/announcements from staff?
-Ken: concerts at Dry Dock in Wallingford. WESU helps sponsor these events, it’s always good to show our support.
-Weak signal up north? Channel 3 levels low? – it’s hard to reach those areas unless we’re at full power.

Next meeting is on October 4th at 6PM in PAC 001 (maybe indoors this time).

Board Notes 9/2/14

Who had a good summer? Nobody? Okay.

Staff meeting: 
-remind staff via email
-include in email a request for program guide designer

Fall Program:
-looks great, thanks Ethan!
-should be out ASAP, ideally within a week of finding a designer

New Meeting Scheme:
-meeting without BM
-holding board members more accountable
-empowering the board to take more action, avoid micromanagement
-preparing the agenda further in advance, and with more insight
-executive committee meeting would filter into a board meeting
-each board member should speak with BM individually to help stay on track

Board Hours:
     -Monday: Zach
     -Tuesday: Becca & Danielle
     -Wednesday: Laura
     -Thursday: Mizael & Ethan
     -Friday: David & Abby
-Emailed remaining board members.

Email account locations
-MR: make sure that’s solidified.

Pledge drive:
-figure out dates ASAP
-start with mailing of our fall program
-we should discuss the strengths and weaknesses of our most recent pledge drives.
-average donation probably $50-100, but that’s really ballpark
-data from surveys about pledge drive: maybe someone on staff can look through/analyze the data. QAC?
-someone should do a thesis on this! Where the math majors at?
-AS: mapping out where listeners live
-30-hour data entry project: Genesis Project

CMJ Reporting:
-DJ Rob has been doing it over the summer.
-he’s going to England for two weeks, so it’s time for the MDs to come in.

WSHU Pledge Drive: 9/10-9/20
-long-term goal: how to interface that better?
-timing of our pledge drives: is it confusing to listeners?

Record donation: stored in the MDs’ office & in the vinyl room at the end of the hall. 
-Question of how we will incorporate it into our collection: developing a system that people can contribute to in service hours.
-donated collection is on a spreadsheet: how can we integrate that into our existing collection (that doesn’t have a spreadsheet)?
-do we want to consider documenting our own collection in a spreadsheet?

ZE: concert series? Which genres?
-didn’t have enough time to promote the doo-wop concert.
-figuring out a different approach
-(show was great overall, though! The Super Girls were awesome.)
-touch base with DW

-maybe have fewer concerts but focus on making them more well-attended.
-try to make concerts as profitable as possible. not worth doing if we’re not going to sell out.
-WESU’s birthday party: get a committee together to organize it. make it a fundraiser.
-speaker series
-events as a great way to find new donors
-putting on the right event with the right goal
-let’s do a WESU concert in Brooklyn and invite all 5 million of the Wes alumni living there!

Last Board Notes (Plus the previous week notes)

Board agenda May 6, 2014

Welcome new board – Introductions old / new

Outgoing board summaries for incoming board members/ set up meetings to plot transition…

Final business:

Service Hour opportunities/priorities:  Unload record donation this Saturday early afternoon, make room for record donation, clear crap from front hall (to go to long lane for recycling).

Testing: Progress? Support? Need to transition new staff to official WESU staff lists and email list.

We need a summer Music Director:
Any volunteers here? If not we need to seek a volunteer or few.

Pledge drive:
Strategy for getting student participation in pledge. Need an all staff email pep talk…
Send Mary’s letter to email lists, followed by Bens’ letter appeal via email and direct mail.
Need Danielle’s Press release to go out this week
Few more straight forward pledge promos would alsobe helpful.

Open house: Staffing, food? New Banner?

WeSeminar: If around please come (10am, Sat of commencement weekend)

Fall early housing requests: does anyone need this?

Possible to Meet with new board next week? To talk about goals and structure for next year. is happening!




-David Bauer photo

• We took it


-Where’s our food???? IT LOOKS AMAZING

• there are cupcakes and chips and ethan brought a bagel with cheese



-updates on why it might not work –> date was 5/3; baseball game and conflicting memorial event in chapel; could start at 4; 8 people have signed up to DJ; concerns about sun and vinyl

-organizing logistics; hannah ryan will help set up; mary will bring turntables up; promotion (danielle will post on wesleying and website) and hanna will make promo; decals will be on radio

-SBC – we got $200 (also $370 for new security camera)


-Summer program dates

• may 9th due date for applications!


-Staff meeting

            -ice cream man is coming! yay!! he is coming at 7

-what should we talk about?

Elections – need ballot and someone to conduct election at meeting – any tech director prospects? Highlight this need in all staff email (about meeting, elections, ice cream, pledge drive info)

• A separate email about elections?

-recognition of anniversaries: 5 year students; 10 year staff members –> certificates



• practical tests starting after this weekend (next week) –> trainees can’t yet vote in elections

• reminder email from becca forthcoming

• monday 5th-sat the 10th  –> need people to sign up; if you are on the board

-Service hours 

-Record Donation anyone available next weekend to help unload?

• pretty much going through; waiting to bring up in next week or so

-Pledge drive – pretty much have all the resources Ben needs to get them implemented and ready to go for Sunday

-$1000 grant from Middletown Commission on the arts towards oldies concert

• wahoo!

-Win 7  upgrade in process. Anyone still need the mac in the board room?

• windows is phasing out support for windows XP

• get your misc files from desktops



Board Notes 4/22/13

Back door fixed!
—Turn the handle up or DOWN

Program dates: End of Spring / signups / Summer program dates:
Application for summer, need training end date—by may 10th,
Find a replacement for end of semester reading/finals
Summer Program starts senior week—HR is working on official dates

Izzy event idea:
for may 3rd,
—Radio’s around campus:
EH and MB are getting radios, Izzy makes label, hannah making a promo
—foss djs, sound coop speakers, and eMS power
— r&c event concert ideas, to be discussed

Earth house WESU stuff? Did anyone look into this? Finding a good date with my friend

The Record donation has been officially approved.  We got confirmation this am. Ben M will coordinate with the donor and work up a delivery date so we can plan to have volunteers available for unloading.  Ben M is hoping to store them on site in the current MD office and “world music” room, which also contains several smaller collections, experimental, gospel, broadway and classical. The plan is to relocate the smaller collections in that room to other shelving inside the rock/pop room and the shelves outside Ben’s office.   As we process them we will move items we don’t need to Studio X. Mary B sez tryna make it werk

Pledge Promo contest:

Pledge drive:   Seems like it is taking forever to pull together this time By next Tuesday we need to have finalized all pledge drive stuff so  we can begin the drive in ernest and hopefully  give students a solid 2 weeks to participate on air before end of season and be able to hand out packets at the staff meeting.

List of pledge stuff to finalize includes:  press release, premium items, online and paper pledge forms, and packet with an appeal and Mary’s crossword. Most  of these elements are already in draft format.

Final Staff meeting (5/3):
Shall we plan for the ice cream man again? Other ideas on a fun treat/activity/location? Rick apparently wants: Grilled watermelon? Frozen grilled watermelon?


Board Notes: April 15, 2014

Board email service hour follow ups…
— Have them do pledge drive stuff!
— Committees for board members—subMD model, long term plan
— increased responsibility for staff members

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan:  Report? Attendance?
— Really good feed back
— everyone seemed into it
— small attendance but a good model—
annual spring show in the chapel 
— wesleying problems, keep an eye on it

Wesfest:  Looks to be happening now? WESU open house is…..? Are we also supposed to be at some sort of related activity fair? 

DP from 11-12

catherine 12-2

MB 2-3

BS 3-5

VT will make poster

EH will

Record  donation update
– looking good, still waiting on one approval from Provost (Cathy’s boss) 
Any luck with Argus storage, BS?
– Donors will deliver the collection (likely next week!!!).
–  Ben M thinks we can store here in studio X and elsewhere since University has not been helpful in locating storage.  Ben will work on this with IM (Workstudy)

Virgil SBC Funding requests
—waiting for money on sec. camera

Other WESU event(s)?  Program House Concert Block party?
—scavenger hunt tbd

Spring Pledge Drive: Needs to start before student programming is over.  
– Press release (DP finished draft)
– Goal – $15,000
– Premiums: Need to firm up shirt design(s),  tote, and any other premium else for pledge form and online pledge portal.
-Packet needs to be competed for end of this week, so we can mail out next week.

2014/15 Board election insights?
–  Continued discussion… any conflicts among board members for next year?
– Need to send email describing board positions and encouraging folks to run. This need to happen fast!! – If deadline to post was 2 weeks in advance,  the deadline is this week….

Earth house WESU stuff? Did anyone look into this? 

PROMOS:  not much need to record spring student show promos. Just heard the kids for TeenAngst preparing but there can only be 2 maybe shows left in the season…. 


End of Spring / signups / Summer program dates  need to start working out these details.


  • No MB—VT in charge
  • BM and DP leaving early for CCP gathering.
  • ben leaving early next week for OP meeting. Will be busy saving the theatre
  • board elections abroad rule?
  • — should we just make sure to ask questions? rather than making a fall term ban
  • —position by a position question, some are more compartmentalized, some are longer term
  • —no ban, people should be as transparent as possible (let us know if you are/plan to go abroad)
  • —we should work on board transition plans in general
  • long run, make clearer election rules, currently right email to remind people of current rules and making it a more prominent, remember to ask those question, CC will right email
  • board election insights?
  • record storage / record donation update / Argus? Becca?
  • —several angles ain’t working that well, university has a lot of push back but its moving forward
  • —maybe the argus would have a room, maybe?
  • —records are currently stored in 8×10, maybe we could fit them in here
  • —motivation to start project earlier
  • —becca get’s temp on argus mood
  • earth house WESU stuff?
  • —think that has connection to WESU
  • —virgil will look
  • yamantaka Sonic titan staff? Really Public? Posters  promos?
    — promo is on, needs to change to 9—but we will let it slide
    — posters are coming along to the board
    — its fully staffed and open to the public
    — reimbursed rentals for ethan
  • Hoody, T-shirt, Totes….
  • BM Finally got some dates from Venue for oldies show, will get back on that ASAP

April Staff Meeting Notes

04-06-14 WESU All Staff meeting

Welcome: (BM)
2nd to last meeting of the “Year”:
 Lots to cover:  Elections, pledge drive,  75th Anniversary, and more. Want to get out of here ASAP so we can all squeeze the remaining juice out of this lovely spring day!

(BM) Big Birthday Present is in the works:  Details not finalized but we are hopefully receiving a donation of 13,500 records. This collection rival our own in girth and diversity and are in much better shape. Plus they are catalogued. This will enable us to replace many beat copies in our collection and fill in holes in our collection left by theft over the years.  It’s a huge project that will make for endless service hours!

Collection is in Queens, NYC and we will have to get it by the end of April. Will likely have to rent a moving van, unless someone here has such a vehicle. The collection is currently house in an 8’X10’ storage facility so it needs to be a Big  as well as heavy load bearing vehicle. We will likely rent a moving truck and store the records off site until the project is complete.  We will also need a few volunteers.

(MB) Record Fair Success!! By anyone’s measure it was our best yet.
Thanks to our Events director Izzy and our ADDJ LB for coordinating the event.
Thanks also to DP for getting the word out as well as all of the volunteers who transported tons of WESU records, CDs and merchandise back and forth and worked at our booth.
We can’t forget the DJs who did a great job too as well as some of our staff who were vendors.
The whole day was a great success thanks to you all. Overall we started

(DP) Program guides:  Please help distribute them. Good for Service hours. Let us know where you put them (around campus and listening area). Do not leave more than  ½ doz in any one location.
Thanks to VT for the nice design.

(BS) Personnel
Service hours: 
Have you done yours?  Don’t forget to complete and document your required service
hours.   Students don’t forget that in order to qualify for a show in the Fall, you need to complete 4 service hours before you leave for summer.  CV’s you need to comepletee service hours before the summer season apps are due (likely sometime in early May)

Training: a Reminder that trainees are looking for internships. Please let Personnel know if you are willing to host an intern. Its good for service hours but you have to be willing to provide a quality hands on experience.
(Anything else?)

(BM) Pledge drive:
Out Spring Pledge will slowly roll out over the course of April continuing through the end of May.
We are finalizing details for our new merchandise, designing our pledge packets, and
and starting to create on air promotions.
Keeping with our recently successful “kinder gentler” pledge drive model, we will not setup a phone bank to solicit telethon style donations unless we have to.

In addition to spreading the word over the air through recorded promotions and live pitches directing listeners to our website to make donations, in large part, the success of our pledge drive model depends on directly connecting with our supporters through personal interaction.

Many staffers have raised substantial support by reaching out to people off air. This includes using online social networking like Face Book and sending emails to your personal and radio contacts as well as finding opportunities through your and community networks.

Much of the success of our Winter Drive can be directly attributed to using Facebook to keep our fans updated on our progress and recognizing our donors in a very visible way on FB.

We should have packets ready to go in the next week or so. These will include a letter from MB, including a fun WESU crossword puzzle, a program guide and a WESU pledge form.

New Merchandise designs are still being finalized and will be revealed soon via email perhaps a sneak peak?  In the works are: New 2 sided T-Shirt and hoody as well as a new bumper sticker and for the first time, a WESU Tot Bag!

We will be sending more tips and specific details soon. We will also put our Pledge binders in the studios with current talking points, WESU thank you gifts, and general instructions.    Stay tuned and on the lookout for new promos in the air studio coming soon. We’ll need you to play those promotions regular with increasing frequency as the end of the season approaches.

Other Board stuff?

(MB)  Elections for the 2014-15 Board of directors will happen at the next monthly staff meeting.
– Board Members should each introduce themselves and talk about their positions.
– Note which positions are open to the public.
– Staff should be encouraged to consider running for a board position.
– Candidates should publish a letter of intent on the bulletin board by sending an email to
– Letters should be up by 2 weeks preceding the election 4/20 (only 2 weeks!)
– please note that if you will be abroad in the fall you cannot run but you can run if you’ll be abroad in the spring

-Pease think about running and talk with board members for more info about their positions and experience.


(Ben) 75 years:

Website: There’s now prominent links on our website directing people to WESU 75 anniversary related posts.

Events are taking a little longer than anticipated but we are making progress and have some good stuff in the works including a Concert next Week, a Seminar during Wesleyan reunion Commencement, a farm to table fundraising dinner event at O’Rourke’s Diner during harvest season,  an oldies concert for late summer, a reggae concert for September,  A city proclamation an all out  birthday bash in the fall, and more! If you have any specific ideas for events that you would like to produce, by all means – let me Know!  

75 year Programming:

There’s now prominent links on our website directing people to WESU 75 anniversary related posts.

Our 2 related programs have been well received.
BMs show, Welcome back has been helping us learn the history of WESU.

75 years of has been going great too:
April’s theme is: poetry and There’s a link to CC’s inaugural 75 years of Poetry show on the website right now.
May’s theme will be 75 Years of WESU and Wesleyan Related Artists hosted by RD

June will be 75 Years of African-American Musicians in honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month –

  • We need music submissions for both and still need a curator for June.
  • There are links to submit your song suggestions on the 75 anniversary page of our website.