Hello Oberlin! This semester WOBC’s outreach coordinators are hosting a weekly radio program, Within Reach, every Saturday from 5-6 pm. This hour is dedicated to the voices, stories and opinions of members of our immediate and greater community. We hope to provide a platform for creative and empowering self-expression and an opportunity for those with or without previous radio experience to get onto the airwaves.
Our community radio station is a valuable and powerful resource and we aim to make involvement with WOBC as open and accessible as possible. We are also interested in hearing your ideas about how WOBC can further serve and enrich our community. If you have a story to tell, music to play or an issue/idea to discuss we’d love to hear from you! We would also love to show you around the station and chat about all things radio and beyond. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged, from 0 – 100 +, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, Thursday March 7th, at 7pm in King 106 there will be a screening of 2012 documentary Wildness followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and artist Wu Tsang.
“Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, WILDNESS is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party (organized by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom) called Wildness, which explodes into creativity and conflict. What does “safe space” mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.”
Among other things this is a film about the idea of “safe spaces”, gentrification, and what happens when two worlds overlap and collide. In light of everything that has been happening in our community this year, hopefully this film will add some perspective.
ALL DAY: COVERAGE ON WOBC 91.5 FM (We encourage people to listen on radio – our webstream is max’ing out).
10:00 am: Action Planning and Banner Making with the MRC in Wilder 208
12:00 pm: Teach-In/Sit-In in Lord Lounge hosted by the Africana Studies Department
2:00 pm: Campus Rally starting in Wilder Bowl
3:30 pm: All Campus Convocation in Finney Chapel
In addition, stay tuned to WOBC throughout the day for news and updates on today’s events and actions. On a day like today, community radio stations reveal their importance as essential outlets for communication and news within the communities that they serve.
UPDATE: WOBC is looking for volunteers to help us maintain a full day of on-air coverage in response to the racist, queerphobic, anti-semitic, and overall discriminatory events of last night and the weeks prior. If anyone is willing to come into WOBC today to discuss individual and community experiences, or to update the airwaves on today’s progress, we welcome you to visit us at the station on the third floor of Wilder Hall 319. Please do spread the word — Anyone with interest in joining the conversation can and should. If convenience is an issue, feel free to call into the station at 440 775 8139; we can put you on the air over the phone. Our goal is to have our community discuss these issues (as casually or formally as feels natural) for every hour of today’s broadcast. We encourage you to forward this message to any list serves you have access to, or individuals that may have interest in participating.
From Oberlin Musician, De’Sean Jones: “In support of Our Solidarity Movement, I am offering a song that I arranged, as I feel that song embodies the message of our hearts as a collective…”
[PLEASE NOTE: due to heavy server traffic you may experience difficulty with the web stream-- if you are in Lorain County and have access to a radio receiver please tune in at 91.5 FM rather than online]
Oberlin’s house heroes Teengirl Fantasy are currently coming off a huge year, one which has seen them release their long-awaited debut LP “7AM” to widespread critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with everyone from Pitchfork and The Fader to Dazed and Confused and DJ Magazine becoming entranced by their beguilingly off-kilter vein of sprawling, throbbing electronica. The album ended up on more year-end lists than can be counted, with Time Out even naming them one of 5 bands to watch in 2011, and the likes of the Guardian, FACT, Juno and XLR8R selecting their genre-defying, breakthrough anthem “Cheaters” as one of the best tracks of the year.
Svengalisghost, formerly known at Below Underground, makes jacking Chicago house music that comes with an experimental electronic pedigree.
One thing’s for certain though–there’s definitely nothing ‘small’ about JAW JAM‘s productions. From every vocal sample he selects to work with, to every bleep and blip sound byte that he infuses within–it all screams professional.
TONIGHT: Thursday Febraury 28th, 2013 The Sco (135 W. Lorain St.) Show begins at 10 PM (Come early so you don’t miss Jaw Jam!) $3 w/ OCID, $8 without
The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!
1 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
2 YO LA TENGO Fade
3 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
4 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
5 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky
6 ICEAGE You’re Nothing
7 BRIAN ENO Lux
8 CS YEH Transitions
9 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
10 BRANDY Two Eleven
11 THEE OH SEES Putrifiers II
12 BOB DYLAN Tempest
13 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
14 PERE UBU Lady From Shanghai
15 JONNY GREENWOOD The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
16 NEW ORDER Lost Sirens
17 KINGDOM VIP Edition Fade to Mind
18 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
19 PETE SEEGER Pete Remembers Woody
20 THOMAS NEWMAN Skyfall
21 TORO Y MOI Anything In Return
22 CAT POWER Sun
23 EELS Wonderful, Glorious
24 RHYS CHATHAM Reve Parisien
25 AARON DILLOWAY After The Showers
26 TYVEK On Triple Beams
27 SCOTT WALKER Bish Bosch
28 PRURIENT Through The Window
29 AUTRE NE VEUT Anxiety
30 SKY FERREIRA Ghost
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Hieroglyphic Being on WOBC. For those of you that don’t know Jamal is one of Chicago’s most respected DJs. Jamal is also the owner of the record label Mathematics. Mathematics is one of the most interesting labels in the game they continuously put out fantastic records, such as Kuba Sojka’s Mysterious Intrigue. Jamal does an incredible job picking up artists from out of the blue. The records he puts out always have unique styles that draw heavily from the mega-centers of Techno and House such as Detroit, Berlin and of course Chicago. I always find it surprising when I find out that the artist is actually from somewhere I have never heard of. We spoke for about 45 minutes and discussed a variety of topics ranging from his beginnings as a musician, to starting a label; of course we also listened to some unreleased Mathematics tracks.