WESU transmitter shut-down rescheduled for Weds (7/29).

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WESU will again be off air, temporarily, on Wednesday July 29, starting at 6:30 am through the end of the work day.  The rooftop where our antenna is located is being replaced and we will shut down our antenna to ensure  worker safety.  We are hopeful that this will be the final disruption of service during this project.

While our FM broadcast is down, listeners can still find all of our regularly scheduled programming broadcast live through our website, www.WESUFM.org, where, you can also check out our audio archives to hear any program for up to two weeks after its original broadcast!

We appreciate your patience during this outage!

Spring is here, and the Spring Pledge Drive is also here

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It’s that time of year again — the Annual WESU Spring Pledge Drive is back in an effort to support another community driven radio season! However, this pledge drive is different than any other that we have conducted over the past 10 years. This pledge drive will close out a capital campaign that started at the beginning of 2014, when we kicked off WESU’s landmark 75th anniversary year. Meeting our pledge goal this spring will enable us to utilize funds raised in this capital campaign towards a few different studio updates — which include: a new audio mixing console in our air studio, technical improvements that will strengthen our infrastructure, and equipment to better accommodate live in-studio performances and group discussions. Additionally, we might be able to purchase equipment that will enable WESU to broadcast from remote locations.

Following our successful and exhilarating 75th anniversary year, we hope we can again count on you to help us keep the momentum going this spring as we bring a close to our capital campaign. We are pleased to offer two awesome new T-shirt designs, as well as some changes to our online giving system that we hope will improve your donation experience. Thanks again for your past support of WESU. You are part of a relatively small but very important group of listeners who collectively ensure WESU remains a resource for all. You can donate here at www.wesufm.org/pledge or by sending your check to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St, 2nd fl, Middletown, CT 06457.  

WESU Spring Record Fair, March 28th

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With dozens of vendors from throughout New England and the Tri-State area selling new and used music in all shapes and forms, the WESU community record fair has become a cherished tradition, attracting a diverse crowd of new and old record collectors.

With over twenty vendors booked so far, each offering their own unique mix of genres and formats, there’s surely something for every type of collector! In addition to records, you’re likely to find new and used CDs for sale, as well as music-related apparel, books, and more. Plus WESU merchandise, of course!

The WESU record fair is located in Beckham Hall, a large room on Wesleyan’s campus filled with natural light and home to a great sound system. WESU DJs will be spinning records live throughout the day to inspire your crate digging. So come on out in search of that one record you’ve been hunting for and support your favorite listener supported community radio station in the process!

Beckham Hall is located on the campus of Wesleyan University at 55 Wyllys Avenue Middletown, CT 06457 – directly across from the admissions office parking lot.

There are still a few vendor spots left, but they’re going fast!!
Contact Lee Berman (lberman@wesleyan.edu) for vending information.

 

 

Music Directors’ Top Records of the Week

Welcome to this year’s first installment of the WESU Music Director’s Blog! We had a large number of adds this week, and Zach Ezer and Ethan Hill are here to tell you about a few of our favorites.


Zach’s Pick: Heems – Eat, Pray, Thug from Megaforce Records
Coming from the brink of near bankruptcy, the dissolution of his Greedhead label, and some deep personal issues, Himanshu Suri (Wesleyan alumnus and former member of Das Racist) returns with a very soulful, incredibly personal record that strikes a counterpoint to his ironic and distant work with Das Racist. Heems brings in more direct references to his Hinduism as well as an R&B soundscape to the table on this record in order to make a name for himself as a solo artist distinct from his former bandmate Kool A.D. and the “hipster-rap” of his past.


Ethan’s Pick: Jeff Rosenstock – We Cool? from SideOneDummy Records
The former frontman of underground heroes Bomb the Music Industry! returns with a fantastically poignant album chock full of heart-wrenching tunes. The album screams of sentimentality for lost youth, the sort of retrospective longing for those moments of idiotic high school summers that we love remembering but hated living. We Cool?‘s scuzzy guitars and overdriven, chanted vocals make you want to jump around with all your angsty suburban friends and just feel something. According to Rosenstock, “malt liquor doesn’t make you young,” but listening to We Cool?, you can at least fool yourself for a couple of hours.

Other Great Adds: (Band Name, Name of Album, Record Label)
ELEL – 40 Watt, Mom and Pop Records
Riley Walker – Primrose Green, Dead Oceans
Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders – Playmates, Fat Possum Records
Ecid, Pheromone Heavy – Fill in the Breaks
Ewert and the Two Dragons – Circles, Sire Records
Beto Hale – Rebirth, Lalo Records
Lady Lamb and the Beekeepers – After, Mom and Pop Records
Diamond Drugs – Cosmetics, Sycamore Records

Update 3/3/15: Interest Meeting, WESU Art Team

Hello all,

A few announcements:

1. Have you been wanting to be trained as a DJ/have a show/be involved in the station, but haven’t been able to yet? Ben Goldberg, our lovely personnel director, will be hosting spring DJ training this semester and the first info session will take place this Thursday night at 8 pm, at the station! Tell anyone who is interested to come on in Thursday or to reach out to him about it at personnel@wesufm.org.

2. Stay posted in the next few days for the WESU Zines from last semester going up on the website (I will post about it), as well as a call being put out for new submissions! Contact me at publicrelations@wesufm.org if you have any questions or want to be more involved in what the WESU Art Team is working on this season (We’ve been talking about….a semester’s worth of WESU magazine/community building and events/workshops/buttons/stickers/t-shirts/performance art, etc).

That’s all for now.

Best,

Tess

PR Director

WESU 88.1 fm

Wesleyan University

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.