Selections From Vinyl Workgroup, 4.13.13

Tired of listening to the same music over and over again? Maybe Vinyl Workgroup can help! Check out some of our most recent selections from the WOBC vaults.


The Seeker // Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Vibration Society // Rahsaan Rahsaan

This Girl Is Hot // Sarah Dash // Ooh La La

Jump For Joy // Coco Taylor // Jump For Joy

Listen To The Sound // The Dillards // Wheatstraw Suite

Keep On Pushin’ // Gene Clark // Early L.A. Sessions

Sliding Delta & Trouble, I’ve Had It All My Days // Mississippi John Hurt // Early Bluesmen of Newport

Featured Show: 100% pure with DJs Roca and Raisin Bra(i)n

DJs Roca and Raisin Bra(i)n
DJs Roca and Raisin Bra(i)n

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.

Roca: What?
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?

Roca: What?
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

-Amanda Mummery


灰野 敬二 (Keiji Haino) Ticket Giveaway on WOBC!


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.


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, 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

Staff Picks, April 7, 2013

Here’s your monthly WOBC staff playlist: volume two, april 2013!

Check out what we’ve been listening to.

Arielle, program director: THE MONKS Shut Up

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.

Brian, station manager: ENRTO SENESTRE Uncertain Tragedy

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?

Emily, vinyl: THE FUGS Carpe Diem

Mark, metal: BLACK SHEEP WALL Agnostic Demon
The world is bright, the sun is shining; you’re listening to Black Sheep Wall.

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.

Harlee, pop: BLOOD ORANGE Champagne Coast
Lightspeed Champion= Blood Orange = Musical God= This song

Jack, hip-hop: VAN DYKE PARKS The All Golden
The wackiest track ever.

Emily, promotions: IRON CURTAIN Love Can Never Die

Eve, promotions: TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS The Closet
This no-wave staple is the most played song in my iTunes. I listen to it when I feel angry at the patriarchy.

Nick, assistant engineer: DUSTIN WONG Toe Tore Oh

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.

Sophie, news: HASIL ADKINS Missing You Baby

Kind of feels like the 1970s.

Madeline, punk: THE PASTELS Nothing To Be Done

Victoria, historian: SUICIDE Ghost Rider

Isaac, studio B:DARIUS Maliblue

Gothic Americana adapted for 21st-century classical guitar duo.

Drew, hip-hop: DA BUZE BROVAZ Tag Team Taktikz

Ali, talk: ANGEL OLSEN The Waiting

Simon, freeform: THE GHETTO BROTHERS There Is Something in My Heart

Zach, electronic: DJ DEEON Ping Pong
This is a great track on Chicago’s Dance Mania label.

A Peek into 1980s WOBC

Below are some images of the same WOBC station in Wilder that we broadcast out of today before Radioactivity, pre-recorded PSAs, and undercuts dominated the scene. The DJs below were spinnin’ on Oberlin College & Community Radio circa 1984.



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All images courtesy of Oberlin College Archives.


Your Station Historian

Show of the Week: Vibes & Respect


Station Manager Brian Becker talked to DJ Will DiMaggio (Jaw Jam) about his show Vibes & Respect. Check out a recording of Jaw Jam here and tune into his show on WOBC, Thursdays 9-10 pm.

1. What is your show?
Vibes & Respect

2. How would you describe the show?
Hour long live mix of techno, house, and garage cuts. I try to strike a nice balance of new material and classic tunes. Deep(ish) vibes

3. How would you describe yourself?
an alright guy

4. What inspires you to do your show?
I got into DJing early and now do it pretty regularly under the moniker Jaw Jam. This show is a bit of an outlet for the house and techno stuff I don’t really get to play out as often when I perform.

5. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Ronnie McNeir – I’m So In Love With You Baby

6. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
12 INCH / Single with Disco Steve

7. Favorite foods?

8. Favorite holidays?

9. Final thoughts?
“I only believe on acid house”


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