Apply For Our Summer Cover Band Showcase!

DO YOU WANT YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME?

(oh hello it's andy warhol y'all!)
(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!

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcnQ9-qWSfc

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCCzHtuJCWg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EQ-fqVbork

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlT0nvXajvc

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQewE-tFuA

<3 <3 <3 Sophie

 

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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    VERY EXCITING NEWS

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THIS THURSDAY MAY 15TH 2014 FROM 4-5PM WOBC DUB DEN DJ (& ONE OF WOBC’S SUMMER STATION MANAGERS!) MATT_HEW JEFFERIS WILL HOST TOP-SECRET OBERLIN HIGH SCHOOLER CODE/NAME//HENRI FOR WOBC’S TRIAL RUN OF OUR “BUDDY PROGRAM,” AN INITIATIVE DESIGNED TO EXPOSE OBERLIN TEENAGERS TO THE INS & OUTS OF RADIO.

The program aims to teach Oberlin’s finest about what goes into an hour of WOBC radio. Focusing on the essentials of DJing at our station (choosing and playing music in all formats, playing the News & PSAS, talking on air & taking calls, logging logging logging, shouting out friends etc.) we hope to expose interested teenagers to the fine medium of radio. The program hopes to provide Oberlin teens with the necessary skills and experience to apply for their own show!

TO GET INVOLVED OVER THE SUMMER EMAIL WOBC@OBERLIN.EDU
+ OR CONTACT OUTREACH@WOBC.ORG +

Check it out: History!

Maybe you’ve seen them before but, check out these sketches which were included in the Report on the Proposed Radio Station of Oberlin College, submitted to the school in May, 1949!

Roger Brucker's plan for Studio A
Roger Brucker’s plan for Studio A

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The proposal was written by the Oberlin Radio Group, a collective of students dedicated to the creation of a radio station on campus. The issue of “paramount importance,” at the time was to find a location for the station – the group planned to stay at Oberlin over the summer to start building the studio themselves, and needed to find a home ASAP. These drawings were crayon-ed by Roger W. Brucker, a member of the Oberlin Radio group. He planned to build the station in Burton basement, but the station couldn’t afford it and instead ended up on the second floor of the Publications Building at 32 E. College.

Interested in looking at these pictures (and more!) in real-life? Want to touch some 65-year-old crayon marks? get in touch! sharari@oberlin.edu

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