12.12.2012

Why Independent Freeform Radio?

Let’s remember the alternative.

There are no “minor leagues” and “major leagues” here, no contractual obligations to corporations, and no advertising dollars anywhere. New and interesting music is played 24/7, rather than being shoved into the middle of the night. We are completely independent and freeform from now until infinity.

Plus…Sean Price on the come-up??? Sean Price has been out here for more than a decade. He also has been reporting on hurricanes as of late.

But in all seriousness, his 2005 classic Monkey Barz is well-worth a listen.

12.11.2012

APPLY for a winter term radio show!!!


Winter Term’s right around the corner, folks! Time to start thinking about what you wanna do for your awesome winter radio shows!

Applications are due January 7th, and programming runs from January 9th-January 30th.

Please note that our winter term broadcasting hours are from 10am-10pm on weekdays, noon-10pm saturdays, and noon-5pm sundays.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

please feel free to e-mail any questions/concerns to wobc@wobc.org

12.08.2012

Radio Show Profile: Pre-Post-Regional

Will Gautier, host of Pre-Post-Regional on WOBC, doesn’t like Drake. Although that alone may be enough to dismiss his musical tastes, Will does indeed know good music. I hear it often coming out of his quad in South, and if that is any indication, Pre-Post-Regional is probably an enjoyable hour of freeform.

Will Gautier, right, Age 5, 1997

I caught up with Will to talk about his show:

What is your show?
My show is called Pre-Post-Regional. It’s on Wednesday at 3 AM. Basically, each week I choose a different city and play some of its music. It’s mostly pre-2K, underground music, because the regional scene had definitely declined by that time with the advent of the internet. Typically, I’ll include some commentary and talk about the city and its musicians–I go for a little bit of coherence at least. I guess the point is to recreate a city’s music scene, as a musically-aware citizen would have experienced it.

How did you decide to focus on this particular genre/type of show?

Well WOBC has always impressed me with its commitment to freeform radio, so I wanted to do a show that would reflect that. I also like to know where a band comes from and how they fit in so I wanted to integrate that somehow. There’s no grand plan behind it, I just thought I would be fun to focus on the regional music scene. I guess it allowed me to take my own interest a little bit further, too.

How did the name come about?

I finished the WOBC application about five minutes before the deadline, so I just slapped a name on it. I like to think it makes pretty good sense, though.

How has the experience been?
It’s been a lot of fun. The show’s late, but I get some people out west, and I know I have some European listeners. I’ve had some interesting callers, including this drunk graduate from Madison, which was refreshing. I’ve also learned a lot about the music scenes in the cities I’ve profiled.

What can we expect to hear this week?
Louisville is next for me. I usually start with some pretty well-known musicians, so I’ll play some Slint and Will Oldham, although which of his many projects I’ll choose, I don’t know. You’ll definitely hear Soul, Inc.’s “Ultra Blue,” Four Fifty Six’s “The Mystery of Our Underpants”, Circle X’s “Tender”, and Poor Girls’ “(I Just Wanna Go) Pelvic”, but beyond that I haven’t really decided. In the meantime, everyone should hear the songs I just mentioned, so either tune in or look them up on YouTube, whatever is best.

Any other thoughts?

12.07.2012

Dear Vinyl Workgroup–

“I still like you, but I don’t trust you anymore.”

We chose this music for you.

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Lady BJ Crosby is from New Orleans. She is also a singer.

Here are her sweet tunes. Below you see a picture of Lady BJ.

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This singer, Michael Quatro, sounds like Bowie and Queen AND a glass of iced Malibu that has been left on the table since 1976. It’s good. We hope you like it.. He is pretty cute, then and now.

Then                                                                  Now

12.06.2012

This Week in Oberlin

This weekend there is an awesome house show lined up.
It’s all going down this Saturday beginning at 10 pm!

The show will feature performances from:
Wax Monsters
Fauxtrot
Skeleton Zoo
Native Eloquence
Steamship
+++ Special Guests: DLSN on projections and DJ $nake aka Zach Freed spinning between sets.

@ The Bathtub (32.5 South Main St. above Ottica Eyecare)

Be sure to check this one out.

12.06.2012

TOP 30 12/4


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 CUT HANDS Black Mamba
2 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
3 BRIAN ENO Lux
4 EMERALDS Just To Feel Anything
5 DAN MELCHIOR The Backward Path
6 NON/BOYD RICE Back To Mono
7 CULT OF YOUTH Love Will Prevail
8 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes
9 HOW TO DRESS WELL Total Loss
10 CAN The Lost Tapes
11 AVETT BROTHERS The Carpenter
12 ZS ZS
13 ANDY STOTT Luxury Problems
14 THE ORB The Orbserver In The Star House
15 TYVEK On Triple Beams
16 BEGGARS IN A NEW LAND Treatment [EP]
17 MARSHALL STACKS Mannequin Dojo
18 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man
19 THEO PARRISH Hand-made [EP]
20 MICHAEL HURLEY Back Home With Drifting Woods
21 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
22 ALICE COHEN Pink Keys
23 MOUNTAIN GOATS Transcendental Youth
24 TY SEGALL Twins
25 DEATH GRIPS The Money Store
26 PATTI SMITH Banga
27 SCOTT WALKER Bish Bosch
28 GRIZZLY BEAR Shields
29 CAT POWER Sun
30 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS “Gremlins Crawl” [Single]

12.04.2012

From the Vault: Happy Mondays

 

The single ‘Loose Fit’ from the Happy Mondays came out in 1990.  Off of the label Elektra Records, the acid house band combines influences of funk, house, and dancehall hits.  Check ‘em out in the WOBC vault!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQCrgu8Am2U