Today marked the first On-Air session of Live From Studio B!! We kicked it off with Novice, an Oberlin based, high energy Math-rock group. Keep your eyes/ears pealed for footage and recordings of the session!
And keep listening to Live From Studio B! Sundays 1-2!
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!
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.
WOBC is looking for two Talk & Public Affairs directors. This position works with organizations around the college and community to produce Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the station. As you may know, WOBC is required to play two PSAs per hour, and the station runs 24 hours a day. This means that producing PSAs is essential to keeping the station running properly.
Unlike many radio stations that play pre-written or pre-recorded announcements, WOBC started writing and recording our own PSAs a few years ago in order to provide announcements that are more relevant and engaging to our listenership. We try to maintain a balance of PSAs that refer to upcoming events in and around the Oberlin Community, introduce the listenership to the services and goals of different organizations, and deliver general messages that serve the public interest.
Talk & Public Affairs directors are responsible for: contacting organizations and helping them write PSAs; recording and editing PSAs using Pro-Tools or other audio editing software; running workgroup once a week; and attending regular WOBC staff meetings. If you are interested in this position but do not have experience with Pro-Tools, please still apply – we can teach you!
This is not a paid position. However, it is fun, builds important skills (especially if you plan to continue with radio), and looks great on a resume! If you have any questions, email email@example.com. To apply, send a short statement of interest firstname.lastname@example.org.