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Listen to HYDRUS, a new WESU-original radio play. This murder mystery on a cruise ship will shock you, scare you, and make you laugh!

Make sure you don’t miss the first episode of this WESU event on March 13th at 11:30PM. Listen live at 88.1FM or streaming online at wesufm.org.

Board Meeting Notes 2/9/16

— Follow up: schedule reservation system to be worked on this week by Ethan, Ben. G.

— Mission statement is online.

— Need an update for website – Spring Program announcement? Ben G.?

— Display for ccp 2/26 poster board style: Tess and Ethan will make this.

— Program guide: update – Ethan and Hannah are almost done! To be sent to the printers by the end of the week.

— Carpet: Ben M meets with physical plant today – carpet start date is 2/22 – need to see if this makes sense to do at the same time Charles is working on studio upgrades. How to meet needs of producers? Tell them to work around us? (just a thought)

— Tech Dir. – Simon is out on medical leave. We will appoint someone in the interim. Ethan H. will email.

— Ben M ordered toner for board room pc.

— Stream Rewind calendar: Hannah please get Get BM a list of shows that need fixing per Simon’s email. To be fixed soon.

— New music purchasing happening during the board meeting — Erin and Nick are there now.

— Training: each board member should sign up for one thursday or sunday session — Ethan O. will send out a spreadsheet. Training will begin next week.

— Ariana will make a record fair flyer for the next board meeting and get to work on recruiting help (as well as a shadow/point person) for the event.

— Hannah R. and Ben M. will figure out the venmo situation and what sort of credit card info is needed/possible.

WESU 2016 Spring Program!


WESU is celebrating its 77th season providing alternative radio to the greater Connecticut area! WESU, one of the oldest college radio stations in the country, kicked off its new spring season this past week with exciting new and old shows, hosted and produced by over 100 dedicated community members and Wesleyan University students. This season, we are thrilled to host exciting events for the community, including the annual Spring Record Fair on the Wesleyan University campus in April!

We are also celebrating many exciting birthdays this year: “Caffe Italia,” which plays Italian music, news, and culture, is turning 10 this year, airing every Saturday from 7am-8am. Also, “The Vault,” featuring techno music with DJ Anton Banks, is turning 20 this year and is airing every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday night from 9:30-11pm. WESU is also featuring exciting talk and public affair shows for its spring season, welcoming new programming like “All About” with Isabel and Emily, which features a new guest every week discussing something they are passionate about, and saying goodbye to long-running shows like “Romancipation” with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth, who give advice on dating and love. We currently have more homemade shows than we have had in years, and they are getting more and more national recognition; WESU’s “For Women Over 40” with Cyma Shapiro, a contemporary lifestyle talk show, has recently been picked up for syndication across the country by Pacifica!

The spring season can be heard over the airwaves at 88.1FM or streamed online at http://wesufm.org/. You can also keep up to date on the station and our shows via Facebook (@WESUMiddletown) and Twitter (@WESUtunein). The entire WESU spring schedule can also be found online on our website and a print program guide will be distributed at select locations around the area and mailed to station donors in the coming weeks.

Thanks for listening and keeping the WESU community alive!

WESU Interest Meeting

LOGO_versions_emailHave you been listening to WESU fanatically? Have you been looking for ways to get involved with a community radio station? Look no further! Join WESU this season! We are hosting an interest meeting on Wesleyan University’s campus (PAC 002) this Thursday at 7pm where members of the WESU board can answer all of your burning questions (such as “When does training start?” and “Do you think radio can be used as a force for good as well as evil??”) Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing training but if you are interested in getting involved with the station this semester try to make it!

If you can’t make it to this meeting, but are interested in training this season, shoot our Personnel Director an email at personnel@wesufm.org.

Support WESU in our Fall Pledge Drive!


WESU’s Fall Pledge Drive is back again just in time for the leaves to begin changing color. We need your help to keep community radio on the airwaves. This season, we have continued our incredible programming with old favorites like The Moondog Matinee and new additions like Think Twice Radio. To keep this programming alive, though, we need your support.

Following last spring’s successful pledge drive, we hope to continue providing excellent programming through listener support. With this continued support, we also hope to continue our upgrades and improvements to our studio, which could include an exciting revamping of our studio space! During this pledge drive, we are excited to announce a new T-shirt design for WESU listeners, too! Thank you all for your important part in helping keep WESU on the dial. Your generous donations are vital for WESU, and we greatly appreciate your support.

You can donate online here at www.wesufm.org/pledge or by sending your check to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St, 2nd Fl, Middletown, CT 06457.

Board Meeting Notes 10/6/15

— Great staff meeting – props to Ethan Hill for bringing it to an expeditious end despite the giant open question that was presented.

— Ethan H. will contact Lee Berman about T-shirt and sticker design this week

— Thanks to Bauer for the photo

— Budget updates: in progress. Ethan and Tess will be showing an SBC member around the station this weekend. Should have more answers by next meeting.

— Training – Ethan O. still needs a few more sundays covered…have him send those out to the board, we’ll cover them.

— Record fair: Arianna will reach out to staff and esp. to new trainees about flyering and volunteering in other capacities, too.

— Freakers Ball? Don’t have a band, not in a position to make this happen for Halloween. GOAL: To have a WESU concert/party (open to community members) by the end of the semester.

— Reminder – daily fb posts , plus we have twitter and Instagram

— Pledge drive theme = under the radar. whales + endangered animals + jellyfish + space, oh my! Promos should be done by the board meeting after next (for the competition)

— Think about making a public affairs code of conduct/guidelines? Based off of our mission statement? So as to have programming that is consistent with our mission? Or just do a better job of it? Much debate — to be talked about much more in coming weeks!

WESU Fall Community Record Fair 10/18

sp14October 18th brings the return of the WESU Fall Community record Fair. This popular event is free and open to the public and will be open for business from 11am – 4pm! The show features dozens of vendors from CT, MA, NY, and beyond, selling new and used music in all formats. Plus WESU DJs will be spinning vinyl live all day long!  Have some records to donate for WESU to sell? Call 860-685-7707.  Vendor space is sold out.

This event will take place at Wesleyan University (Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue Middletown, CT).


Fall 2015 DJ Training


Become a DJ this fall by joining WESU’s training program! DJ Training begins this coming Thursday, October 8th at the radio station, 45 Broad Street in Middletown, Connecticut. You can come down and become a part of this great radio community!

If you’re interested in joining, please email the Personnel Director, Ethan Oberman, at personnel@wesufm.org.