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An Interview With La Frontera Victoriana

Anna Rose Greenberg, Traffic Director and DJ, interviewed the members of La Frontera Victoriana, a German steampunk band. La Frontera Victoriana is known for their unique rock music fusion, and for their energetic stage performances. Hear them talk about their new album, the dos and don’ts of steampunk, the search for intelligent life on Earth, and more!

You can find them on Facebook, their website, Spotify, and YouTube

International Workgroup: A Playlist

Onna Negai Ota – Meiko Kaji

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_x9bL9m7qQ

Meiko Kaji is a Japanese actress who was most prominent in the 1970s. She played in a bunch of films, mostly in badass outlaw character roles. But she was also an amazing modern enka singer. Enka is a genre of music in Japan that resembles the musical style of traditional Japanese music. Modern enka came about in post-World War II context, sort of attributed to Keiko Fuji who really brought the style back into prominence in Japan. This is a great sampling of Kaji’s work, and it’s really interesting to hear the traditional Japanese style being played on Western instruments like violins, guitars, accordions, and electric organs. Oh, also you might recognize her voice as two of her songs were featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill soundtracks.

Requiem – Alma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Koi36aeRv7I

France’s entry into Eurovision this year.

Paradis Perdus – Christine and the Queens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPjazi4mQSQ

Christine and the Queens are from France, and sing in both French and English, sometimes trading off between both languages in the same song like it does here. The English chorus should sound familiar. 🙂

Cheshme Man – Dariush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiekTOPB12g

I first heard this song in Ana Lily Amirpour’s movie, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” and I’ve been smitten with it ever since. Also a beautiful guitar song.

Sex Noll Två – KSMB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8Tl0kvZU0

The title of this song translates to “Six Five Four” from Swedish to English. I know literally nothing about this band aside from the fact that they’re Swedish, and were together in the late 70’s to early 80’s. I can’t find any of their music online except for on Youtube. It’s a real shame, because this is a great punk song.

Apply to be on next year’s Board!

Hello station!

As much as it saddens me to say it, it is the time of year where we start planning for NEXT year!
Below is info about each position. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re interested! Applications/statements will be due on Friday April 7th by 11:59 pm
in a separate email to owobc@oberlin.edu 
Please send a statement of interest that includes:
  • Relevant radio/leadership experience;
  • Description of your past involvement with WOBC;
  • Why you’re interested in the position;
  • Anything else that explains why you’re an excellent candidate for this job!
  • Statements of interest will be sent out to the entire station to be voted on, so make sure you’re happy with what you write.
If you’re thinking of applying but have questions, feel free to reach out to the person who currently holds the position you’re into, via email. More info below!
Note: Student Engineer is an application based position due to the technical nature of the responsibilities, please email engineer@wobc.org for more information.
Some logistics:  Each position is stipended 10 hours a week of paid work at minimum wage, although often we do more work than this. In addition, any students can apply for these positions–and we especially encourage underclassmen to apply, in order to improve the station’s institutional memory. Unfortunately, as per our charter, only college and conservatory students may apply.

Again, please reach out if you have questions — we’re so excited to start the process of passing our torches to y’all!

Love !

Arcadia, Nora, Mac, Jackie, Sunny, and Becca

Station Manager

The Station Manager (SM) is the spokesperson for WOBC, the chair of the Board, and is responsible for the smooth operation of the organization as a whole. The SM, in conjunction with the other Board members, oversees the Station, its assets, its broadcasts, and coordinates the activities of WOBC staff and DJs. Most importantly, the General Manager ensures that tasks set forth by the Board are accomplished and that those delegated those tasks have the resources they require. The station manager keeps frequent office hours and is on call 24/7.

Current Station Manager: Arcadia Rom-Frank

Contact information: owobc@oberlin.edu

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager oversees compliance with all FCC regulations and legal agreements with copyright holders. The Ops Manager works with the Student Engineer to maintain technical equipment and ensure that station members follow proper procedures. Tasks include organizing DJ training, reviewing daily operating logs, reviewing Radio Activity logs, assisting Program Director with attendance, and completing quarterly issues/program reports. The Operations Manager is on call 24/7.

Current Ops Manager: Mac Maclean

Contact information: ops@wobc.org

Program Director

The Program Director is responsible for the fair, timely creation and maintenance of the schedule of shows. The PD ensures that radio show applications are publicized widely within the broadcast area, both in Oberlin and surrounding communities. The PD is the primary contact with DJs over programming issues. The PD ensures that programming runs as frequently and smoothly as possible, including interim periods.

The PD works with the Ops Manager to keep track of who attends or misses their shows. The PD listens to the radio often, makes suggestions to DJs and contacts those who do not attend their show, and plans events for WOBC DJs and the community. The Program Director is on call 24/7.

Current Program Director: Nora Catlin

Contact information: pd@wobc.org

Music Director

The Music Director oversees the station’s music collection, facilitates the processing of incoming music, and manages workgroup members and directors. A large portion of the job entails talking on the phone and e-mailing with promotion companies and record labels to request music for the station  and to track music the station has received. The music director organizes and oversees workgroups – they are in charge of assigning DJs to workgroups, as well as assisting and meeting with workgroup directors.

The Music Director is on call 24/7.

Current Music Director: Sunny Iyer

Contact information: music@wobc.org

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for managing WOBC’s finances, preparing the annual budget, and serving as the liaison with the SFC. The Treasurer purchases everything the station needs and works with the Operations Manager and Student Engineer to maintain and replace technical equipment. The Treasurer is on call 24/7.

Current Treasurer: Becca Winer

Contact information: treasurer@wobc.org

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Arcadia Rom-Frank /// Station ManagerWOBC 91.5-FM                 Office: 440.775.8107
Wilder Hall, Room 319       Requests: 440.775.8139
135 West Lorain St.           wobc@oberlin.edu

Oberlin, OH  44074            www.wobc.org

Outreach Workgroup’s Hot Halloween Playlist

Check out this beautiful playlist created by WOBC’s outreach workgroup! These are the favorite spooky songs of the outreach team here to help you enjoy your halloween and keep the spirit up as we enter november!

Leatherface -The Final Nightmare

Sarah Jessica Parker -Come Little Children (from Hocus Pocus)

Tomasa Del Real -La Vampira

Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons – Ice Cream to God

Bobby Pickett -Monster Mash

Antsy Pants -Vampire

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Intro -This is Halloween

R.E.M and Sesame Street -Furry Happy Monsters

The Misfits -Ghoul’s Night Out

Gravediggaz -Mommy What’s A Gavedigga?

Primus -Coattails of a Deadman

 

Thanks for listening! Tune in to hear Community Hour Sundays @1pm and Turn Up! The Radio with the Ty Squad Tuesdays @5pm !!

At last, the WOBC.org redesign has come along

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Great news, everybody: The redesigned WOBC.org has arrived just in time for interim and summer programming! (Sorry it took so long).

Our old look had a good run, but the time is right for a more clean, modern, and mobile-friendly layout. Here are some changes of which to make note:

  • News, PSAs, and a link to Radioactivity can now be found under “For DJs” in top menu
  • Radioactivity can also be located in the left-hand menu (bottom of the page on mobile)
  • Our Contact Form can be located in the left-hand menu

We’re also in the process of adding a page about our long-running, flagship shows, as well as more resources for DJs, including prerecorded Station IDs (under “For DJs”) and a PDF of our station manual.

Our site redesign is still in beta, and we welcome your feedback. Though we are currently in the process of changing over staff, you can direct any comments, questions, compliments, or concerns either through our contact form or by emailing us at wobc@oberlin.edu. We can also be contacted through Facebook.

In the meantime, here’s to a great summer full of great programming!

With love (and rockets),

Emma Nash (Webmaster 2015-2016)