03.16.2015

International Workgroup presents: Mixtape!

Check out this awesome mixtape of international music, courtesy WOBC’s international workgroup!

WOBC International Workgroup Playlist #1 from wobcinternational on 8tracks Radio.

03.10.2015

Staff Picks!™, Part I

Staff pick Sevdaliza.

Staff pick Sevdaliza.

The WOBC staff are not just supernatural music processing machines – they have tastes and feelings and hearts too. And here are their first Staff Picks! of the semester – what they’ve been listening to, what they love, what they want you to hear. Staff Picks! part 2 arriving soon. Board Picks!® arriving soon after that.

Mayowa, international: Sevdaliza – Sirens of the Caspian

svedaliza, super dope artist from the netherlands, getting a lot of attention right now; noisey, redbull music academy, sxsw, etc. check out her ep The Suspended Kid. definitely listened to this song on repeat during winter term, can’t wait to blast it on air/at the ‘Sco

Marcelo, international: Wang Rong Rollin – Chick Chick

A member of international workgroup told me about this song and video. It accurately reflects my current mood. Spring is almost here.

Orly, punk: Beat Happening – What’s Important

Nate, classical: “An amazing interview with Argentinian pianist Martha Agerich”

Anna Rose, Traffic: Farin Urlaub Racing Team – AWG

Shani, R&B/Funk/Soul: Sonnymoon – Nothing Thought

i like em, they’re lovely… and versatile!

Galen, hip-hop: munnblock – StackBitchz I Go Remix

Mark, metal: Teeth – To Dream is to Suffer

New Drill from the munnblock team out of Newark, NJ. Newark’s club scene is popping off, but a lot of exciting drill coming out of NJ right now too.
Enough dissonance to fell a herd of mammoths. Slow, painful, and deliberating, with absolutely putrid vocals. For fans of: Ulcerate, Artificial Brain, Primitive Man

Sophie, studio B: Deerhunter – Helicopter / He Would Have Laughed (live)

One of the best live music videos ever.

03.08.2015

New Genre Night Posters

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international block

hip hop night

electronic night

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02.23.2015

Turn Up! The Radio

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¬ 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.

02.22.2015

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”
02.16.2015

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.

02.06.2015

WOBC 91.5FM Oberlin 2014-15 Staff and Board Interviews