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SHOW OF THE WEEK: I Walked On Your Face

W 2-3am with Ari Orenstein
W 2-3am with Ari Orenstein

Wednesdays 2-3am, Ari Orenstein plays energy-boosting music ranging from the trashy to oldies to pure awesomeness– making you feel like you’ve walked on the moon. (Get it?) Show of the week status granted.

1. How would you describe yourself?
I’m an Orenstein, which means my pinkies are abnormally long, my forehead is tilted back slightly, and I am chronically spacey.

2. How would you describe the show?
It’s pretty silly. I mean, how serious are songs about the moon, anyway?

3. What inspires you to do your show?
The moon.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
The gurgling of my radiator and the beeping of a truck backing up. And also Blue, by good ol’ Joni Mitchell.

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
It’s a toss-up between Gathering Hope House Radio and Sexxx Luthor’s Grab Bag.

6. Favorite foods?
Bacon, mozzerella cheese, dark chocolate with espresso, and strawberries are all delicious (but probably not when they’re mixed together, if I had to guess).

7. Favorite holidays?
My favorite official holiday is probably the fourth of July–I love fireworks. But I also love celebrating unbirthdays; they’re totally underrated.

To vote for next week’s Show of the Week, email pd@wobc.org.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: The tOwnies

Every Tuesday 8 to 9pm, Janna Powell & Saige McNeal come and play their favorite tunes, discuss Oberlin town and college, and have an all around good time. We like to hear them chat about life and music, SO show of the week status granted!

1. How would you describe yourselves?
Janna: Well, I’m pretty short and I’m attempting to dread my hair. Just the typical Obie I suppose. But yeah, other than that I just like to think I’m just a pretty chill girl.
Saige: Uh, lets just say…It’s best to meet me in person. I like for people to form their own opinions (yea I know…super lame)

2. How would you describe the show?
Janna: I think our show is often just a time where despite what type of day we had, we like to chill, have fun, and enjoy the hour we have to share music with others over the airwaves. Saige and I both have a love for all types of music…so you never really know what to expect. Just listen. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Saige: I believe that “The tOwies” represents who we are day to day and our take on our surroundings. AND! the music we play is a reflection of two very different people from different places coming together in one very special place thinking…”damn! We are musically compatible!”

3. What inspires you to do your show?
Janna: I started working with Meeko Israel on his show last fall when I moved to Oberlin. He immediately was family and became a mentor to me. After spending so much time in the station with him just sharing our love for music and watching how he expresses not only himself, but the common struggles within the human race, I began getting really interested. Eventually he started pushing me to get a show, and I went with it. He’s been my big radio inspiration thus far.
Saige: MUSIC, Oberlin, Janna, and the future.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Janna: Aminals by Baths. Soooooo good for the ears!
Saige: CNN..haha

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
Janna: The World Famous Meeko Show (Sundays 3-5, tune in!)
Saige: Electronic Fantasy Seduction because I like Electrónica…I like Fantasy…and I like Seduction…

6. Favorite foods?
Janna: Pizza. But from back in Philly…not here.
Saige: Korean FOOD!

7. Favorite holidays?
Janna: Christmas! Not because of the presents…but snow, friends, bon fires, apple pie, train rides! Gah, I love it.
Saige: Other peoples’ birthdays!

8. Final thoughts?
Janna: This song is SO good!
Saige: Listen to the tOwies on WOBC on Tuesdays from 8-9pm. The show is filled with good music, random conversations, and is hosted by the none other than Saige and Janna.

To vote for next week’s Show of the Week, email pd@wobc.org.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Desert Island Discs, Fridays 10-11am

pictured: oberlin in winter

Pictured: Oberlin in winter

On BBC radio-meets-WOBC program Desert Island Discs, DJ Nate Frishberg asks his guests one question: “What 10 Songs would you want with you on a desert island?” Whoa.

Show of the week status granted.

1. How would you describe yourself? I’m a senior, psych major, soul and blues music junkie, or something.  I can’t really describe myself.

2. How would you describe the show? On Desert Island Discs, guests come on the show with a ten-song playlist of songs they would want to have with them if stranded on a desert island.  Guests range from students to professors, from president Marvin Krislov to family and friends outside Oberlin.

3. What inspires you to do your show? A genuine interest in hearing and sharing music that people love and could hear over and over again.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW? Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC? I’d be a jerk if I said any of my own shows (present or past)–but I suppose I just implicated myself as a jerk for wanting to do it in the first place.  If I had to choose just one to listen to this week, though, I’d have to vote for “Make Me An Instrument” with David Greenberg.

6. Favorite foods? I’m the easiest person to please with food, but I do love a good Maryland crab cake.

7. Favorite holidays? Thanksgiving is pretty great.

8. Final thoughts? Listen to WOBC!

Nominations for next week’s Show of the Week can be made by sending an email to pd@wobc.org.

Show of the Week: WE CAN STILL GET THESE LEBRONS BACK with Doc Gooden

Lebron

Every Thursday this summer tune into 91.5 FM, Oberlin College and Community Radio, at 3PM to catch Doc Gooden’s latest sports wisdom on WE CAN STILL GET THESE RUNS BACK. Broadcasting from WOBC’s sports desk, Gooden covers the biggest stories in the wide world of sports from the World Cup of Soccer to your favorite Lake Erie Crushers baseball.

In this week’s special episode, WE CAN GET THESE LEBRONS BACK, Gooden was joined by longtime personalities Tommy Morello and Matt Orenstein to discuss the future of Lebron James. The show also featured a play-by-play reenactment of Wednesday night’s “Keep LBJ in CLE” Crushers’ game. (The final score was Freedom 5, Crushers 4 in 12 innings.) Other highlights include a brief appearance by Coach Orenstrong to promote a newly created sport called “basketball,” and the weekly Weekend Box Office Roundup.

Lebron College and Lebron Community Radio presents: M.A.P.M – Next Year’s Our Year, a punk rock cover of a Cav’s favorite by Michael Stanley.

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Show of The Week: THE JUMPOFF Saturdays 6-8 AM

Pictured: Weezy

Need that extra incentive to keep your Friday night going well into Saturday morning? Look no further than The Jumpoff, a sad, sad denial that everyone’s already gone home. Lucky for us though, Brian and Arielle don’t really care about “everyone”. They just want to play pop music as the sun rises.

Show of The Week status granted.

Here’s some Q+A with bright young DJ Things:

1. How would you describe yourselves? Brian- Handsome.
Arielle- I hate that question and it reminds me of college interviews.
Don’t write that. No no no no no.

2. How would you describe the show? Songs that make your head nod.

3. What inspires you to do your show? Dipset, Young Jeezy, songs we liked in 7th grade, the air horn sound that a lot of rap DJs use these days, hot 97.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Brian-Best Coast-In My Room
Arielle-The Damned-Born to Kill

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
BLOW YR GOURD. (Wednesdays @7PM) Adrian Rew runs this city. Cutest boy in town!

6. Favorite foods? Brian-Tacos and hot dogs, Arielle-Pad Thai

7. Favorite holidays? Chanukah. Duh.

8. Final thoughts? Stay awake for our show. 6-8 am saturday mornings. most popular show out. straight fire!

Nominations for next week’s Show of the Week can be made by sending an email to PD@wobc.org

Show Of The Week: It’s Da Pap! Fridays 7-8 AM

Pictured: DJ Charkira during her prime.

Described as “A pop show specializing in diehard bubblegum pop from the late 90’s- current times. Esoteric, poorly produced and highly addictive tunes,” DJ Charkira gives listeners the motivation to get an early start, and reminds us just how close we are to the weekend (TGIFM, Am I right?).

So with our inaugural “Show Of the Week” feature, we’ve decided to salute DJ Char and “Da Pap”. Here’s a Q+A with ms. pants:

1. How would you describe yourself? Teenybopper grown past their golden years. 

2. How would you describe the show? If Miley Cyrus’s little sister (Noah Cyrus) and Taylor Swift’s future child came together to record an album produced by Dreamstreet (Jesse McCartney’s first project before he went solo), you would have It’s Da Pap. 

3. What inspires you to do your show? I am inspired by look on the face of the librarians at the oberlin public library when I take out every Vanessa Hudgens album ever made.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW? The new Lady Gaga jam, “Bad Romance”.

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?  Chow Down with Meredith Simon Pearson and Cubby Dimling (Thursday @ 5PM).

6. Favorite food? Chocolate and no nuts.

7. Favorite holiday? T Gives. 

8. Final thoughts? SO honored! 

Nominations for next week’s Show of the Week can be made in the comments section to this post.