WOBC News: A Year in Review

Oberlin College Student Union Wilder Porch

While WOBC News takes a summer hiatus, here is a compilation of all of the in-depth coverage produced this year.

Starting in the Spring of 2010, news returned to WOBC with the creation of the WOBC News Corps. Editors Max Rivlin-Nadler ’10, Caroline Lewis ’10, and a team of correspondents produced community-based news pieces twice weekly. Each edition was played on-air during a period of three to five days, 12 times per day, at the top of every other hour.

Stay tuned to WOBC 91.5-FM this Fall for new editions of WOBC News!

WOBC News :: February 19, 2010
This edition covers the upcoming Oberlin College Student Senate election and features a report on the increase of foreclosures in Oberlin and what the organization Helping Oberlin Maintain Equity is doing about it.

WOBC News :: February 23, 2010
This edition explains changes in the Oberlin College student housing selection process and features a report on the proposed bottled water ban on campus.

WOBC News :: February 26, 2010
This edition reports on the first Apollo Mini-Fest film festival and features a report on the architectural significance of the renovation of the Lormet Credit Union building on Main Street, Oberlin.

WOBC News :: March 1, 2010
This edition reports the planned May visit of Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby, and Stevie Wonder to receive honorary degrees and celebrate the opening of the new Jazz building and features a story on the bicycle initiative 4000 More.

WOBC News :: March 9, 2010
This edition reports on the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association‘s relationship with a farmer’s union in Nicaragua and features a story on the creation of a new student group, the Prison Justice Project, and their series of lectures, “Bars, Walls, and Bodies: Rethinking Incarceration.”

WOBC News :: March 13, 2010
This edition reports on the cancellation of the 19th annual Drag Ball and features an interview with Theresa Desautels ’10 about the production of the documentary, “Hungry for Health: A Journey Through Cleveland’s Food Desert.”

WOBC News :: March 17, 2010
This edition features an interview with Sam Cassanos, member of the student group Students for a Free Palestine, about Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur‘s campus visit and lecture on U.S. foregin policy in the Middle East.

WOBC News :: March 19, 2010
This edition covers the Oberlin production of the opera Candide and features a story about the Center for Leadership in Health Promotion and its efforts to promote student interest in public health.

WOBC News :: March 23, 2010
This edition covers the visit of George Essl, founder of Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble, and features a story on the Street Law class offered at Oberlin High School.

WOBC News :: April 11, 2010
This edition features a story about the Oberlin Street Photographers, a group of Oberlin High School students participating in a the creation of a collaborative photographic map of diverse experiences in Oberlin, Ohio.

WOBC News :: April 19, 2010
This edition reports on the Oberlin Green Dreams fashion show, a highly-produced showcase for Oberlin’s new line of apparel, and also features a story about the grand (re)opening of the Pizza Shack.

WOBC News :: April 26, 2010
This edition investigates the recent legislation that revamps Federal student loan programs, eliminating fees paid to private banks and increasing money for Pell Grants, and features a report on a recent educational event held by international students, “Myths and Truths About My Country.”

WOBC News :: April 30, 2010
This edition covers the Democratic Ohio State Senate primary debate for Ohio’s 56th district held in Oberlin on April 26 and features a report on the Student Finance Committee‘s decision to cut student stipends.

WOBC News :: May 3, 2010
This edition features coverage of student and community reaction to the passage of Arizona’s new immigration law and includes an update on Oberlin Track and Field.

WOBC News :: May 7, 2010
This edition features a story about the newly active Socially Responsible Investment Committee, a subcommittee of the Oberlin Board of Trustees and the Student Senate, and includes an update on the East College Street building project.

WOBC News :: May 10, 2010
This edition features a story about the Big Parade, a community art event held annually to bring together Oberlin residents of all ages.

One thought on “WOBC News: A Year in Review”

  1. Congratulations on bringing back news. When I was at the station (’66-’70) the station was more or less 45%/45% classical and pop music, and 10% news. Possibly weighted slightly more on the classical. But news was an important element.

    In those days, we had a clackity United Press International teletype machine on which we received world, regional, and some local (Cleveland-area) news. It rang a bell a certain number of times to let you know how important a story was. 5 bells, I believe, meant the earth was shattering 😉 I don’t know what you’d call the room now, but the machine was in a small room. When you enter the station and turn left, the room was at the end on the left.

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