Check out the first finished assignment from the Community Radio exco!
The Last 4th Meal – Arcadia Rom-Frank
untitled – Taia Kwinter
Gnome More Loneliness – Sarah Chesire
News Director Sophie Hess and I are teaching the community radio exco this semester. For this project, we asked members of the exco to collect audio in a 24 hour time period and produce a 3-5 minute narrative piece with it.
We were inspired by Radio Diaries, a project that gives people tape recorders to document their everyday lives – they call it “citizen journalism.”
The Kings Collective Free Form Radio Show airs Sunday mornings from 9:00am-10:00am on WOBC, Oberlin College and Community Radio.
This show seeks to serve as a resource and nexus of information for local community members who are affected by incarceration, both personally or through family and friends. Shows vary weekly, with interviews from community members who are currently organizing against mass incarceration and involved in re-entry work in North East, Ohio. This show is a platform for incarcerated individuals in the surrounding area to submit their writings to be read over the air.
Each week our playlists are created in collaboration with people who are currently incarcerated. Calls from family and friends who are reaching out to individuals incarcerated within the broadcast width are welcome and encouraged to call and have their messages of love played during the show.
Prisons are powerful because they silence and disappear the people that they lock away. Finding ways to hear those voices is an act of resistance and love.
By creating new and expressive ways to communicate, little by little, we break down those walls through the air waves. While communities may be separated by bars, we hope that we can use the radio to connect those on the inside with those of us who are on the outside.
For more information, contact Kaela Sanborn-Hum at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Gerber at email@example.com
WOBC is working with the Backspace, a youth program at the Bridge (Oberlin’s Community Technology Center), to bring a group of middle school students into the station every saturday from 2-3 pm. The students choose the music, come up with DJ names, and talk on the air. Check out the second show here! Featuring: DJ Savage Nemo, DJ Happy Badger, DJ Double Bubble, DJ Minecraft, DJ Spongebob, and DJ Sincere
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, suggestions, or if you want to get involved.