WOBC Live From Studio B 001- Nagual

Live From Studio B is a new show on WOBC featuring live sessions of great local and touring bands!

Every Sunday at 1pm well go live on FM 91.5 and on WOBC.org with a new and exciting act playing just for you! Each session will be recorded and videotaped so after you listen on the radio, you can come to WOBC.org and watch the session as well as download the music!

The inaugural session comes from Nagual. Nagual is a musical duo formed in Oberlin in 2010. It consists of David Shapiro (Guitar, Loops) & Ian McColm (Guitar, Voice, Loops, Drums).

Tune in at 1pm on sundays (beginning on september 22) to catch the next installment!

This and all recordings made available for download here.

Audio Grassroots, or Why I Love Community Radio



I grew up listening to college radio.  From reggae to radio skits, my local stations always played things I had never heard, and that I never would have on commercial radio.  When I was in middle school, I experimented by listening to a Top 40 station for a week, and heard the same 7 teeny-angst anthems over and over and over.  Some people joke about how stations like these have a super-short playlist that they use constantly, and at the end of that formative week, I became convinced that corporate radio is a mind-numbing tool to keep us down.  I switched the dial on my boom box and resolved to keep community radio thriving.

Community radio is like an aural public library where all the authors, illustrators, journalists, and scientists are reading aloud to you.  I believe in alternative news sources, in underground music, in audio grassroots.  Public radio is a stellar platform for social justice [if you haven’t heard of the Prometheus Radio Project you should absolutely check it out], a powerful tool for inciting positive change.  For all y’all who are moved by music and spoken word, put that passion on the airwaves and help bring that power to the people.

Here’s to the revolution,


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