The Backspace on WOBC! Saturdays 2-3 PM




WOBC is working with the Backspace, a youth program at the Bridge (Oberlin’s Community Technology Center), to bring a group of middle school students into the station every saturday from 2-3 pm. The students choose the music, come up with DJ names, and talk on the air. Check out the second show here! Featuring: DJ Savage Nemo, DJ Happy Badger, DJ Double Bubble, DJ Minecraft, DJ Spongebob, and DJ Sincere

Email outreach@wobc.org with questions, suggestions, or if you want to get involved.






Local teens will be paired with WOBC DJs in the genre of their choice and will have the opportunity to experience the *chills* and *thrills* of having a radio show. Buddies will be taught how to use station equipment, learn each ! and every ! aspect that factors into a weekly radio show, be encouraged to explore deep into the WOBC vaults, and will interact with real LIVE station members, getting the chance to encounter new music and share their own gems.

INTERESTED??? Email outreach@wobc.org to sign up to be a host DJ or buddy 



Congrats, Jamie H! Show of the week champ!!




what’s your show called and when is it?

It’s called Horse Saliva. It’s Mondays 8pm-9pm

your show in 3 words

released this week

compare your show to a movie… why that movie?

The Indiana Jones movie with Sean Connery in it because it’s also about looking for treasure that you’ll only find if you have a pure heart. Also sometimes I feel like a kooky old knight.


sample playlist:

Here’s some of the best stuff so far:

Electric Cars-The Heurs

All Confused-Cult Babies

I Keep My Wallet in My Back Left Pocket-Andrew Jefferies

Shop Drop-King Champion Sounds

Don’t Hold My Hand-Back Pages

Superstardome-The Artificial Flower Company

Cassie (Come Home) The Royal Wees

Constantly In Love-Younghusband

Pin Me Up-Mavis Gary

Sad Songs-Girl Brains

Green Fire-King Virus and the Bubbling Foggy Eye

Fylingdales-The Vaporettos

Robinhood Loves Shooting Arrows for Nothing-Bison

The Joneses-Zapoppin’(w/ Julian Gaskell and Dave Hart)

Police Academy VII-Ermine Coats

your favorite WOBC show (when and which dj)

Truly a hard question because we’re shreddin’ this semester. Earwax is always excellent (DJ MJ, Tuesdays 4-5 pm). Junky Bea’s got great taste and is super fun ‘cause you never know when she’s gonna be popping in for a set. 12-Inch Single (Steve Friday’s 6-8) is the perfect soundtrack to get you jazzed for the weekend. But I’m honestly most excited about Live From Studio B because it’s as good as anything any “professional media outlet” puts out and also I love Oberlin bands and TV.

favorite band right now

Probably Game Theory. They’re not new or anything but they’ve got a big catalog of weirdo pop songs, kind of a midway point between 80s pop and the work of the late Lou Reed. Recommended for weirdos.

who in the world do you wish would listen to your show (dead or alive)?

Somebody that can pay me to do this. Ryan Schreiber? Carles? The eBay dude?



New POP! CDs

Hello again from POP! workgroup,

Here are some c o o l new albums and EPs that have found a home on our new POP! shelf recently. Our workgroup meets every Tuesday and Thursday 7-8pm EST. We usually have a lot of fun. We always share secrets

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

do we really have to embed yet another arcade fire video on this page?

Thurdy – Thurdy


?? what is thurdy ??

Icona Pop – This Is…

The Dismemberment Plan – Uncanney Valley

Ducktails – Wish Hotel EP

Son Lux – Lanterns

M.I.A. – Matangi


and there we have it! see you another time, maybe

– Ivan (DJ Moskau)


WOBC Showpaper #4 : 11/13-11/20

Keep u goin all week

Wednesday, November 13


D’Lo- D’FaQTo Life: D’Lo @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM, free
spoken word about personal intersection of queer + immigration politics

Saturday, November 16


Hip Hop 101 Presents I Love Vinyl plus DJ Spinna at Oberlin: DJ Spinna, Scribe, OP!, Jon Oliver, Amir Abdullah, Ge-ology, and The Twilite Tone @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, free
“Soul, Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae” spun by world-famous djs
Monday, November 18
Cymbals Eat Guitars 2
Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cymbals Eat Guitars + Stagnant Pools @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 w/OCID, $8 W.O
raucous rawk with hints of shoegaze
Tuesday, November 19
Cuddle Magic: Cuddle Magic @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM, free
folk with a bunch of instruments: “vibraphone, clarinet, muted trumpet, banjo, ukulele, violin, vocal counterpoint, etc”
Wednesday, November 20
Quilt : Quilt + Daniel Bachmen @ Fairchild Chapel, 8 PM, Free
Psychdelic + folk stylings of a lo-fi rock band and a finger-picking guitarist
Got a tip? Send to: music@wobc.org

WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 11/11/13

^ 10 nu @1Bum$


1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

2. Drake – Nothing Was The Same

3. Sebadoh – Defend Yourself

4. Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship

5. Shannon and the Clams – Dreams in the Rat House

6. Nguzunguzu – Skycell

7. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

8. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

9. DJ Rashad – Double Cup

10. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio 2


Apply to be Winter Term Station Manager

Dear Station,

Looking for a Winter Term project? We urge you to apply for the Winter Term Station Manager or Winter Term Engineer positions at WOBC. You will be responsible for programming and operation of the radio station. It is a great opportunity to get more involved with the station, and you will earn a Winter Term Credit.

Please send to me a short statement of interest that includes your previous experience with the station and a few words about why we should choose you.


The WOBC Executive Board