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Highlighting shows on WOBC.

SPOTLIGHT ON: hostage crisis

Another semester of great programming begins at WOBC, wednesday 9/14 at 6pm!

dj simon jesse toop reading a goosebumps novel

Kicking off the semester is DJ Simon Toop’s HOSTAGE CRISIS, a shhhhtshow of weirdo-punk jams that starts off punk nite rite….

1.  How would you describe yourself? i’m a junior creative writing major. likes and influences: napping, i just woke up. space. satan. bbq. sports. scott walker. taco bell. rush hour. kfc. wing night. the mall. jean-paul belmondo. the beach. 40s. and those big cans of arizona iced tea

2.  How would you describe the show? 
some songs by weirdos and jerks to stress you out. some songs to help you stay mellow in these mellow times. some classic tunes. one unforgettable hour.

3.  What inspires you to do your show?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQmFWYWqTZAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iesyfwj-1eI,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77MP7FC5ymwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJhBUiVqNcye, tonetta

4.  What are you listening to right now?  just finished listening to jon hassell & brian eno, fourth world vol. 1: possible musics pre-nap.

5. Favorite foods? see above

6. Favorite holidays? christmas ’98. halloween ’05. new year’s eve ’10.

7. Sample show? listen and find out dudes!

Listen to HOSTAGE CRISIS

wednesday 9/14 at 6pm

SHOW OF THE WEEK: In Context

F 1-2pm

Fridays 1-2pm, Eilis O’Neill, with producers Jake Purcell and Joanna Johnson, develops an international news show analyzing various world events to attempt to broaden Oberlin students’ understanding of these events. They get 2-3 guests on-air per show, so the show is ridiculously awesome (and intellectually stimulating!). Show of the week status granted.

1.  How would you describe yourself?

I’m a senior from Seattle.  I like producing radio, moving (between cities), reading, and running.

2.  How would you describe the show?

In Context is an international news analysis show.

3.  What inspires you to do your show?

I think that the international news coverage in most U.S. news outlets is pretty slim, so I try to talk to people who can help my listeners and me understand the complexity of the world’s events

4.  What are you listening to right now?

I just finished listening to some interviews I did yesterday for a NewsCorps piece about the regional cross country meet.

5. Favorite foods?

I am awfully fond of smoked salmon.

6. Favorite holidays?

My favorite holiday is Christmas, because it is the only time of year when my siblings and parents and I are all in one place.

7. Sample show?

This week, we are discussing the current political crisis in Italy for half the show and the issue of detainee rights (in Guantanamo and other U.S. detention centers around the world) for the second half.

To vote for next week’s Show of the Week, email pd@wobc.org.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Heavy Tweaks

F 5-6am

Fridays 5-6am, Jack Patterson drags himself out of bed and to WOBC and to play “variegated, scintillating ‘vibes'” with “damaged pop sensibilities.” (FROM THE PROGRAM GUIDE — PAPER COPIES AVAILABLE NOW). We know he’s got listeners all over the area every week, so show of the week status granted.

1. How would you describe yourself?
I’m a freshman. I’m from Baltimore. No major. Vibe out hard 2 alot of soundz.

2. How would you describe the show?
I play music I like: psych and electronic, noise/free improv occasionally; I’ve been trying to keep a mix of agreeable vibes and harsher confusing stuff. It’s also fun to layer music on music there in the station, mixing stuff together on the spot.

3. What inspires you to do your show?
1) The death of chillwave. 2) Lil B the Based God, his based world, and based lifestyle (serious about my respect for Lil B and his music, for his extreme levity and experimentation).

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Van Dyke ParksSong Cycle

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
Tower of Blood/Infinite Valley

6. What is your favorite food?
Korean seafood pancakes.

7. Favorite holidays?
n/a

8. Sample Playlist?
Cluster – Hollywood
Fennesz – Made In Hong Kong
Lil B – Ready for Battle
DJ Dog Dick – Lap Dog
Faust – Mamie Is Blue
Sun Araw – Deep Temple
Fenn O’Berg – Floating My Boat
Oval – Storecheck
Oneohtrix Point Never – Zones Without People

9. Final Thoughts?
n/a

To vote for next week’s Show of the Week, email pd@wobc.org.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: I Walked On Your Face

W 2-3am with Ari Orenstein
W 2-3am with Ari Orenstein

Wednesdays 2-3am, Ari Orenstein plays energy-boosting music ranging from the trashy to oldies to pure awesomeness– making you feel like you’ve walked on the moon. (Get it?) Show of the week status granted.

1. How would you describe yourself?
I’m an Orenstein, which means my pinkies are abnormally long, my forehead is tilted back slightly, and I am chronically spacey.

2. How would you describe the show?
It’s pretty silly. I mean, how serious are songs about the moon, anyway?

3. What inspires you to do your show?
The moon.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
The gurgling of my radiator and the beeping of a truck backing up. And also Blue, by good ol’ Joni Mitchell.

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
It’s a toss-up between Gathering Hope House Radio and Sexxx Luthor’s Grab Bag.

6. Favorite foods?
Bacon, mozzerella cheese, dark chocolate with espresso, and strawberries are all delicious (but probably not when they’re mixed together, if I had to guess).

7. Favorite holidays?
My favorite official holiday is probably the fourth of July–I love fireworks. But I also love celebrating unbirthdays; they’re totally underrated.

To vote for next week’s Show of the Week, email pd@wobc.org.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: The tOwnies

Every Tuesday 8 to 9pm, Janna Powell & Saige McNeal come and play their favorite tunes, discuss Oberlin town and college, and have an all around good time. We like to hear them chat about life and music, SO show of the week status granted!

1. How would you describe yourselves?
Janna: Well, I’m pretty short and I’m attempting to dread my hair. Just the typical Obie I suppose. But yeah, other than that I just like to think I’m just a pretty chill girl.
Saige: Uh, lets just say…It’s best to meet me in person. I like for people to form their own opinions (yea I know…super lame)

2. How would you describe the show?
Janna: I think our show is often just a time where despite what type of day we had, we like to chill, have fun, and enjoy the hour we have to share music with others over the airwaves. Saige and I both have a love for all types of music…so you never really know what to expect. Just listen. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Saige: I believe that “The tOwies” represents who we are day to day and our take on our surroundings. AND! the music we play is a reflection of two very different people from different places coming together in one very special place thinking…”damn! We are musically compatible!”

3. What inspires you to do your show?
Janna: I started working with Meeko Israel on his show last fall when I moved to Oberlin. He immediately was family and became a mentor to me. After spending so much time in the station with him just sharing our love for music and watching how he expresses not only himself, but the common struggles within the human race, I began getting really interested. Eventually he started pushing me to get a show, and I went with it. He’s been my big radio inspiration thus far.
Saige: MUSIC, Oberlin, Janna, and the future.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Janna: Aminals by Baths. Soooooo good for the ears!
Saige: CNN..haha

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
Janna: The World Famous Meeko Show (Sundays 3-5, tune in!)
Saige: Electronic Fantasy Seduction because I like Electrónica…I like Fantasy…and I like Seduction…

6. Favorite foods?
Janna: Pizza. But from back in Philly…not here.
Saige: Korean FOOD!

7. Favorite holidays?
Janna: Christmas! Not because of the presents…but snow, friends, bon fires, apple pie, train rides! Gah, I love it.
Saige: Other peoples’ birthdays!

8. Final thoughts?
Janna: This song is SO good!
Saige: Listen to the tOwies on WOBC on Tuesdays from 8-9pm. The show is filled with good music, random conversations, and is hosted by the none other than Saige and Janna.

To vote for next week’s Show of the Week, email pd@wobc.org.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Desert Island Discs, Fridays 10-11am

pictured: oberlin in winter

Pictured: Oberlin in winter

On BBC radio-meets-WOBC program Desert Island Discs, DJ Nate Frishberg asks his guests one question: “What 10 Songs would you want with you on a desert island?” Whoa.

Show of the week status granted.

1. How would you describe yourself? I’m a senior, psych major, soul and blues music junkie, or something.  I can’t really describe myself.

2. How would you describe the show? On Desert Island Discs, guests come on the show with a ten-song playlist of songs they would want to have with them if stranded on a desert island.  Guests range from students to professors, from president Marvin Krislov to family and friends outside Oberlin.

3. What inspires you to do your show? A genuine interest in hearing and sharing music that people love and could hear over and over again.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW? Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC? I’d be a jerk if I said any of my own shows (present or past)–but I suppose I just implicated myself as a jerk for wanting to do it in the first place.  If I had to choose just one to listen to this week, though, I’d have to vote for “Make Me An Instrument” with David Greenberg.

6. Favorite foods? I’m the easiest person to please with food, but I do love a good Maryland crab cake.

7. Favorite holidays? Thanksgiving is pretty great.

8. Final thoughts? Listen to WOBC!

Nominations for next week’s Show of the Week can be made by sending an email to pd@wobc.org.