Want to be on the WOBC Board for 2013-2014? Applications are due Wednesday, April 17th at 11:59 PM. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of interest. Keep in mind that the board positions for next year are chosen through an all-station election, so your statement of interest will be made public on the ballot.
Here are descriptions of the positions:
General Manager // The General Manager (GM) is the spokesperson for WOBC, the chair of the Board, and is responsible for the smooth operation of the organization as a whole. The GM, in conjunction with the other Board members, oversees the Station, its assets, its broadcasts, and coordinates the activities of WOBC staff and DJs. Most importantly, the General Manager ensures that tasks set forth by the board are accomplished and that those delegated those tasks have the resources they require. The station manager keeps frequent office hours and is on call 24/7.
Operations Manager // The Operations Manager oversees compliance with all FCC regulations and legal agreements with copyright holders. The Ops Manager works with the Student Engineer to maintain technical equipment and ensure that station members follow proper procedures. Tasks include organizing DJ training, reviewing daily operating logs, reviewing Radio Activity logs, and completing quarterly issues/program reports. The Operations Manager is on call 24/7.
Program Director // The Program Director is responsible for the fair and timely creation and maintenance of the schedule of shows. The PD ensures that radio show applications are publicized widely within the broadcast area, both in Oberlin and surrounding communities. The PD is the primary contact with DJs over programming issues. The PD works to ensure that WOBC’s broadcast is interrupted as infrequently as possible, including during interim periods. The PD works with the Ops Manager to keep track of who attends or misses their shows. The PD listens to the radio often, makes suggestions to DJs and contacts those who do not attend their show. The Program Director is on call 24/7.
Music Director // The Music Director oversees the station’s music collection, facilitates the processing of incoming music, and ensures music submissions continue. A large portion of the job entails talking on the phone with promotion companies and record labels to request music for the station and to track music the station has received. The MD organizes and oversees workgroups and the Music Blog. The MD produces weekly music charts, submits them to the College Music Journal, and posts them on the Music Blog. The MD should love and be familiar with a variety of music–more than just rock and pop. The Music Director is on call 24/7.
Treasurer // The Treasurer is responsible for managing WOBC’s finances, preparing the annual budget, and serving as the liaison with the SFC. The Treasurer purchases everything the station needs and work
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 WIRE Change Becomes Us
2 CAETANO VELOSO Abraçaço
3 THE MEN New Moon Sacred Bones
4 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown
5 OF MONTREAL Daughter Of Cloud
6 PARQUET COURTS Light Up Gold
7 MARNIE STERN The Chronicles Of Marnia
8 GILBERTO GIL Concerto de Cordas & MÃ¡quinas de Ritmo
9 ANDREW BIRD Hands Of Glory
10 DEERHUNTER Monomania
11 THE MEN New Moon Sacred Bones
12 VARIOUS ARTISTS Think And Change
13 MAC DEMARCO 2
14 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
15 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
16 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
17 YO LA TENGO Fade
18 GHOSTFACE KILLAH 12 Reasons to Die
19 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
20 LUST FOR YOUTH Growing Seeds
21 DJ RASHAD Rollin EP
22 DEVENDRA BANHART Mala
23 BEE MASK When We Were Eating Unripe Pears
24 NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS The Snowbringer Cult
25 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold
26 DAVID BOWIE The Next Day
27 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
28 SHLOHMO Laid Out Friends Of Friends
29 FUSHITSUSHA Mabushii Itazura Na Inori
30 MILK MUSIC Cruise Your Illusion
DJs Roca and Raisin Bra(i)n tell me a bit about their show (and their lives). 100% pure airs on WOBC every Monday morning from 12 – 1 am.
What is stuck in your head?
Roca: I can’t stop “Fuck mixing let’s dance” zomby or Tsunami Breastfood
Raisin: A raisin-brain is a sticky thinking place.
Best call-in you’ve ever gotten?
Roca: “Hey man” Rob.
Raisin: …I think when I called in was the best.
Let’s go on a musical journey with words – describe a typical listener’s experience. Don’t look at the next question.
Raisin: …a typical listener’s experience big dog…
The last question was a trick because every listener experiences The Big Dirty in their own reality. What experience do you hope to provide for listeners?
Raisin: …I would agree with this rebuttal, however, I would just like to call you out at this point. Our show is not called “The Big Dirty” it is called “100%-Pure.”
What’s the word(s) on the tip of your collective tongue?
Roca: Listen, all I have to say is f*** your money.
Raisin: …please allow me to distance myself from that comment, and take us to intersection of80/90’s corporate aesthetic & fictional mystical experiences; My tongue tips on the edge of Jadzia.
Favorite other peoples’ shows on WOBC?
Roca : Steve man, our my main man.
Raisin: … now “12 INCH / Single”, his traditional slot on Friday at 6pm has always been our go-to.
I heard you two live together – seems like you do a lot together – do you fight?
Roca: LOL I don’t know
Raisin: […] we love
Independent radio is important because:
Roca: Big ideas and little details.
Raisin: we would never it make anywhere else.
A Sample Playlist:
Into My Soul – Aki Bergen ft. Carmen Sherry
Kerri Chandler – Time is Destiny
Nina Simone (Kerri Chandler Mix) – See Line Woman
Todd Edwards – Can’t You Believe
Rhythm and Sound with Shalom – We Been Troddin
Hype Williams – Meets Shangaan Electro
Moody Mann – I’m Doin Fine
Theo Parrish – Serengeti Echoes
Kassem Moss – B1 Untitled
Keiji Haino’s (b. 1952 in Chiba, Japan) 30-year career has encompassed a dizzying range of approaches from wild, guitar-led ensemble rock and near-Neolithic drumming; live electronics, untutored explorations of lute and flute, to voice experiments and extended performances for gamelan and other percussion.
Aside from his commitment to free rock titans Fushitsusha, Haino has collaborated with artists as diverse as Rashied Ali, Jim O’Rourke, Peter Evans, Derek Bailey, Boris, Bill Laswell, Tony Conrad, Faust, John Zorn, Sunn O))), Loren Mazzacane Conors, Peter Brötzmann, Merzbow, The Melvins, Yamantaka Eye (of Boredoms), Charles Gayle, Oren Ambarchi, Damo Suzuki (of CAN), Han Bennink, Sachiko M, Thurston Moore, Mike Patton, NON, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith, and members of Les Rallizes Dénudés.
Throughout, Haino has retained a visionary focus upon temporary suspension through noise (and silence) whilst refining a mercurial, highly distinctive method and an arrestingly dramatic on-stage presence that borrows the raiments of performance art.
AND HE’S COMING TO OBERLIN TO PLAY TWO CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND!!!
At 8PM on Saturday, April 13th at Fairchild Chapel (50 W. Lorain St.) he will be doing a solo voice performance.
At 10PM (doors at 9) on Sunday, April 14th at the Dionysus Disco he will be playing guitar as well as singing in a duo with percussionist Chris Corsano.
The first show is free to everyone, but the second is free only for people with an Oberlin College ID. For those without an OCID, tickets are $8 (available at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/homePageSearch.do?method=showPerformanceDetail&performance_id=1713576&search_source=etix), but WOBC is giving away a handful of pairs of tickets over the next few days.
Tune in to the following shows for a chance to win:
Thursday @ 11 AM – 12 PM: Blues For The Red Sun
Thursday @ 2-3 PM: My Vinyl Sugar Daddy
Friday @ 10-11 PM: O-H-10 @10
Saturday @ 12-2 PM: Chameleon Radio
Sunday @ 12-1 AM: Spit
Ryan, engineer: DOCK BOGGS Oh Death Dock Boggs is the epitome of shred. He recorded four sides of gnarly appalachian-style folk music in 1927 but because of the depression they were totally unsuccessful. All out cash, he pawned off his banjo, gave up music and began working in the Virginia cole mines. 30+ years later he was rediscovered by the people at Folkways Records, they tracked him down in Virginia, brought him a banjo and told him he had to relearn his entire repertoire and they were going to record every song he knows. This track is from that first 1964 recording session.
Sivan, vinyl: V3 American Face Jim Shepard was something like the definition of an American punk cult figure until he tragically committed suicide in 1998. He was one of the most important people to come out of the mid-90s scene of my hometown, Columbus, OH, along with bands like Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, and Bassholes. V3 was his main project, and “American Face” was one of his best songs, displaying that typical mix of anger, cynicism, witticism, and a dash of empathy. And it rocks pretty hard, y’know?
Amanda, outreach: KARNATAKA COLLEGE OF PERCUSSION Fisherman i dont know much about this song or what its about – i think a fisherman. i like it very much and have been listening to it in the am and pm both. good for concentration – simultaneously relaxing and upbeat- several complex rhythms that change quickly throughout but holds down a steady beat. beautiful mystery or masters of percussion? the answer is masters of percussion.
Asher, librarian: PARQUET COURTS Borrowed Time My roommate played this song really loud in our room every day from winter term to spring break. At first I thought it was that same kind of bothersome punk rock and roll which is destroying our nation’s youth and which he always plays really loud in our room but one day when he wasn’t around I put it on and did a dance all by myself.