Turn Up! The Radio


¬ Wednesdays 5 – 6 P M

Keep a ! look out ! for this outreach program organized by WOBC DJ’s to engage youth of the Oberlin community in topics of radio broadcasting, including radio as a tool for social justice, community development, and personal, creative, and critical expression. Student-DJs will gain skills in radio broadcast to complement and engage their natural artistry in critical-thinking and storytelling. The dream is that they’ll have the opportunity to experience the chills and thrills of freeform community radio, encountering new music & ideas while sharing their own gems, too.

¬ ¬ ¬ Tune in to the first episode of Turn Up! The Radio: Volume I this Wednesday at 5 PM to hear middle school DJ’s do their thing!!

In honor of Turn Up! we are getting musically pedagogical and sharing with you some of our most nostalgic educational, “school-related,” and academically-reminiscent memories in music. Here are some sublime submissions from members from the fall and spring installments of Outreach Workgroup:

¬ Hannah Cook: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody

When I was little my dad would often play to my sister and me the song Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes. While it’s not exclusively about school, it mentions teachers and children and stresses that future generations have the power to significantly change the world. This song is kind of cheesy but also inspirational and very catchy!!! 

¬ Samantha Beetler: Tori Amos – A Sorta Fairytale

One of my favorite songs from my childhood/school days is Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos. My mom brought me home the album when I was about nine, knowing that I loved her hit Sorta Fairytale after hearing it on the radio a number of times. Also, I would watch the MTV music videos every Saturday morning while helping my family clean house, and I got to see the video to that song. Simply put, that was my song, and I got to have the album. Sha-bang! I would listen to the album front to back, but Sorta Fairytale got played a lot more than the rest. If I had a bad day that was my go to song to cheer me up! 

¬ Julian Meltzer: The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me

¬ Kaela Sanborn-Hum: Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me ft. David Guetta

¬ Tanya Lyon: Rick Wilhite – Tribute & Respect

¬ Matt Loretti: DNA – Taking Kid to School , Dead Kennedys – Straight A’sThe Ramones – Rock ‘N’ Roll High School

¬ Victoria Valesco: The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual

moz the student wants to go home. a classic tune for the kids who question authority.

Smog – Back to School

the saddest back 2 school song ever.


Songs that make you feel like you’re in the Summer Beach (and why):

1. Kiss — Prince: “If i could be any person besides myself i’d be prince”– Pat Sweeny
2. Kenosha— Swearin’: “idk i was born in Wisconsin which is where Kenosha is”
3. Slow Country– Gorillaz “Makes me feel like i’m stuck in a heat wave”
4. Mojave — Antonio Carlos Jobim “driving around the car in hawaii.  i needed beach music”
5. Digits — Fan 3 “the hook is hey papi can i get those digits… idk how it fit into the shark tale movie”
6. Down by the Water — PJ Harvey “it’s about water and the beach has water”
7. This is what Dreams are made Of —- Hilary Duff “i saw a drag queen perform it over the summer and it was amazing”

WOBC’s spring programming is now on air!

Don't miss the Oberlin Big Parade on May 2!

Don’t miss the Oberlin Big Parade on May 2!

WOBC is back! 2015 spring programming has commenced, and you catch it 24/7 throughout the semester. Tune your dial to 91.5 FM in Oberlin or stream online right here. As soon as it’s finalized, you can check out the full schedule on this very website.


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Apply to Spring 2015 Programming!

Excerpt from Oberlin's 1965 freshman handbook.

Excerpt from Oberlin’s 1965 freshman handbook.

Applications for Spring 2015 programming are up and ready to be filled out by you – yes, you!

Just go to wobc.org/apply and fill it out by 11:59 PM on Friday, February 6. No experience necessary!

If you have any questions, please e-mail wobc@oberlin.edu or use our contact page.


WOBC News General Interest Meeting

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Come to the WOBC News general interest meeting!

Wednesday, February 4th at 7pm and Saturday, February 7th at 3pm in the station (Wilder 319).

For more information, email news@wobc.org.


Winter Term Show Applications ONLINE NOW!


creative_funny_snowman_ideas_04Staying on campus this January? Apply for a winter term radio show! No experience necessary! It’s a great opportunity to have a show if you’ve never had one before or to try out a new theme that’s too **cool** for a normal show during the school year.




Important dates:

Applications due 11:59pm on Thursday, January 8th

Schedule posted outside the station (Wilder 319) by 6pm on Friday, January 9th

All Station Meeting – time & location TBD

Programming begins at 8am on Monday, January 12th


Questions? Contact WT managers Becca and Galen at wobc@oberlin.edu