08.11.2014

Programming is Over! Long Live Programming!

Hey DJ —

Official programming has ended until the fall semester. Interim programming will engage on August 26.

Thanks for the killer summer!

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— Mikey

07.16.2014

Apply For Our Summer Cover Band Showcase!

DO YOU WANT YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME?

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(oh hello it’s andy warhol y’all!)

We will be having our next installment of our COVER BAND SHOWCASE on Saturday, July 26th.  if you would like to participate, please email us at wobc@oberlin.edu with:
 
the people in your band
the band/musician you would like to cover
your band name (historically these have been spin offs of the original name, such as Shakir A’Neal, the Shakira cover band) 
your set list
 
*by this friday, July 18th* 
(this will give bands a week to practice)
*We cannot guarantee spots to all who express interest, so please be thoughtful in your selections* 
 
 Also, please know that people applying DO NOT have to have a summer or be affiliated with the station! So if you have some kids you tutor who you wanna do a band with, or you know your grandma would be down to perform her rendition of a the clash, or you just have friends you know are interested, by all means, let them know.  
HOORAY WE ARE SO EXCITED!
06.19.2014

Happy Summer! New Music 6.19 ! ! !

it’s getting hot outside and our AC is working! stop by, say hi, we’re reaaal friendly.

these are some artists whose new LPs we like a lot.  they’re available for download in our station on the new music shelf.

PHOX — Slow Motion ::: omg omg, this whole album is amazing, it’s like sea salt caramel for your ear drums.

FUR CUPS FOR TEETH — Buffalo ::: a really, really solid femme punk band with pretty sparkles of electronica.

KAN WAKAN — Forever Found ::: dreamy, i-am-a-strong-independent-emotionally-complex-lady music.  loving this record.

DOM LA NENA — Golondrina ::: a beautiful, sparse, eloquent tune.  Her EP also has a National cover on it that’s preeeeetty cool.  

THE BOMBAY ROYALE — Henna Henna ::: super rad genre bending compositions with heavy bollywood influences, as well as funk, soul and electronica.  

<3 <3 <3 Sophie

 

05.27.2014

SUMMER APPS ARE UP

In Oberlin this summer? Interested in hosting a radio show? Applications for summer programming are online now! As always, no experience necessary. The deadline is 11:59pm, June 8, 2014.

You can find applications at: http://www.wobc.org/apply/

Got a question? Shoot us an e-mail at wobc@oberlin.edu.

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05.22.2014

WOBC OPEN HOUSE

This Saturday, WOBC will host its annual OPEN HOUSE for alums/illuminati/anyone else interested. It starts at noon—come through to the station, spin records, stuff your face with hors d’oeuvres, enjoy our petting zoo (now with goat), talk radio, mingle, network, etc.

 

If you have questions, please direct them to owobc@oberlin.edu.

 

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04.30.2014

DONT UNPLUG ME PRESENTS: Non-Cismale Noise

DONT UNPLUG ME

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TONIGHT’S EVENT: Casey Jane Ellison w. Bebe Yama

Star of VFiles’ What The F*shion?!, Status Update guru, pioneer of the comedian avatar, and the brains behind Aboveground Animation, Casey Jane Ellison is an artist, comic, curator and bicoastal bisexual born and raised in Los Angeles.

http://www.caseyjaneellison.com/
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Casey Jane Ellison will warm up the ‘Sco for Splitchers with an art and comedy extravaganza.

Oberlin Alum Bebe Ya-Ma will open

Wednesday, April 30th
The ‘Sco
930 pm – 11 pm
FREE
(SPLITCHERS TO FOLLOW AFTERWARD)

CLICK THRU TO  FIND YOUR DONT UNPLUG ME GROUNDING WITH 5-7 WEIRDOS!!


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04.28.2014

Apply For WOBC Staff 2014-15!

Are you “into” radio? Do you want to get more involved with WOBC? Then apply to be on WOBC staff for next year! In addition to the specific responsibilities described below, each staff member is expected to attend regular staff meetings and assist with other projects (Block party? Community outreach? Cover band showcase? Mystery event? create-your-own!>!>)
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Staff positions do not carry over into the next year, so each one is open. Please send a short statement of interest (name, experience with WOBC, why you are qualified/want this job) to owobc@oberlin.edu by Monday, May 12. 
 
You may apply to more than one position, and many positions have more than one slot. Also, these jobs are not limited to college students—community members are encouraged to apply.

∞ Genre Directors (Apply for Pop/Rock, Folk/Country, Classical, Electronic, Freeform, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Punk, and/or International)

The genre director is primarily responsible for processing new music in their genre that the station receives and managing their genre’s section of the music library. Genre directors lead a weekly workgroup of station members to process new records and file old records within their genre. The genre director is responsible for posting regularly about new music in their genre on the WOBC blog. Genre directors are also expected to recruit DJs to apply to shows within their genre, work with the Promotions Directors to raise awareness about their genre and assist the Program Director in evaluating applications within their genre. Knowledge of musical styles in a particular genre and familiarity with the community of musicians and aficionados of that genre on campus is a plus in this position.

∞ News Editors (PAID POSITION)
The news editors are responsible for the production of WOBC news segments and ensuring that WOBC news segments are released daily. A new editor will have experience with sound editing software (Pro Tools, Logic, Audacity, etc) and be prepared to train reporters in how to conduct interviews, write scripts for stories, and edit audio. The news editors are responsible for assigning stories which are expected to cover events on and off campus. News editors should expect to commit ten hours or more to the position per week. You can receive Practicum in Journalism credit for this position.

∞ Public Affairs Director
The Public Affairs Director is responsible for producing Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and other content for the radio or website that is relevant to the communities within WOBC’s broadcast area. The PA Director works with the Program Director to build relationships and work collaboratively with organizations, events, and projects in Lorain County. The PA Director should have enthusiasm for community media and some skills in audio production.

∞ Vinyl Director
The Vinyl Director runs a weekly workgroup to explore WOBC’s vinyl collection and produces blog posts of particularly good finds. The Vinyl Director also maintains and organizes the vinyl collection and the corresponding digital database.

∞ Promotions Director
The Promotions Director is responsible for raising WOBC’s profile among college and community listeners. The Promo Director coordinates the production and display of advertisements for station events, the design and dispersal of station merchandise (t-shirts, stickers, etc) and organizes promotional material that the station receives.  The Promo Director must be in contact with local venues and the Music Director/genre directors, in order to receive free tickets for DJs and listeners.  The Promo director is also responsible for coordinating the production and distribution of each semester’s program guide.

∞ Music Librarian/Traffic
The Librarian is responsible for keeping the WOBC music library organized and accessible. The Librarian should be familiar with WOBC’s music collection and work to keep WOBC’s digital record of music accurate and up to date. The Music Librarian holds a weekly workgroup and is responsible for taking initiative to maintain the library as well as initiate new projects to improve it. The Music Librarian organizes and runs the Filing Party each semester. The position requires picking up new music in the mail from the Wilder desk, unpacking and inputing album information into the WOBC music database, and sorting albums into appropriate genres for workgroups.

∞ Web and Computer Manager (PAID POSITION)
The Web Manager maintains all of the WOBC computers and manages the WOBC blog, webcast server, digital music database, and WOBC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The Web Manager is responsible for training WOBC members how to use the website and how to use WOBC’s digital audio production resources. The Web Manager should have some experience with web design, social media, and audio production. A working knowledge of web design (HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript) and server administration are highly sought. This may be paid position (inquire for details).

∞ Station Historian
The Station Historian is responsible for researching and documenting the history of WOBC. This includes organizing our reel to reel collections, sorting and digitizing old documents, and working to codify and document the overall history of WOBC.

∞ Outreach Director
The Outreach Director’s main priorities are to build connections with the Oberlin and Lorain County communities, to seek additional alumni support for WOBC, and to increase the station’s listenership.  The Outreach Director works to develop relations with WOBC alumni and produces a newsletter to send to the greater Oberlin community. The Outreach Director is also responsible for coordinating partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and for organizing public events like the Block Party. The Outreach Director should also work to achieve a fruitful relationship between WOBC and the Oberlin public school system, and will maintain our Outreach Hour on Saturdays.

***We have no received our budget for next year yet, so pay cannot be confirmed for any of these positions