HAPPY BIRTHDAY WESU 88.1 FM!

SOPHIA JENNINGS ('16), CREATIVE DIRECTOR & RUBY LANG ('17), STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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DJ RACHIE and DJ HIBIKI of WILD (WILD) LIVE

OUR SHOW IS the WES MUSIC *SCENE*.  WE MET on Spring Fling Committee. WE KILLED IT when we did a shout out to all our moms and dads. WE SUCKED when Hibiki made unpredictable vocal inflections. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA keep up to date on the WES MUSIC *SCENE*. BUT TBH ALL WE WANT IS moms and dads on air with us. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY buy us banana bread BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR more New England techno beats. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER we talk about how great it was. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT it's been two years and we've never made a promo. LISTEN: 5:05-6pm on Tuesdays or here.

DJ PING, DJ ICEY MICEY, and DJ BIG G of THE MIDDLETOWN YOUTH RADIO PROJECT

OUR SHOW IS the result of the creativity of Middletown’s youth.  WE MET through Traverse Square Tutoring and WESU DJ training. WE KILLED IT when DJ Big G asked a Middletown city councilman if he’s ever seen a billion Dollars. WE SUCKED when we played “We Be Clubbin” on air and then swore about it on air. Circa 2012. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA listen to the inner workings of a middle schooler’s mind. BUT TBH ALL WE WANT IS middle school frenemies ON AIR WITH US. (Time to reflect and repair on air.) OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY eat a Red and Black cookie BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR reflections on middle school dances, the future of the Universe, morality, and old San Juans. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER we get water cone cups and dedicate a toast to the people/things that have been important that week. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT we get fired up by dancing to top 40s all show long. LISTEN: 6:30-7pm on Fridays or here.

DJ ERIQ ROBINSON of SPACE MUSIC FOR SPACE

MY SHOW IS spaced out electronic music and some groovy world music. I KILL IT when I'm not talkingI SUCK when I'm talking. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA think in circles. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS Flying Lotus on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY tune out BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR me playing music on the radioWHEN IT'S ALL OVER we think in squares. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT I think about them sometimes. LISTEN 11 pm - 12 on the 1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays of the month or here. 

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DJ SPECIAL K, DJ MKC and DJ OMARDASLAYER of GOOD TIMES

OUR SHOW IS  student-written radio plays performed on air. WE MET in the noon of our youth in the hallowed halls of Andover  (Katie and Margaret). Then somewhere on College Street (Margaret and Sean). WE KILLED IT when we performed a short play by Gabe Gordon, Emilie Pass and Margaret Curtis called “Cops on Broadway." WE SUCKED when we had some “dump” button mistakes. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA support your playwriting peers or have your own stuff read on air. BUT TBH ALL WE WANT IS Adam Johnson ('14) on air with us. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY send us your short-form radio play BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR us reading Katie’s soul-piercing autobiographical collection of soliloquies. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER we recap and hang out with our guests. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT our show is really a secret society. LISTEN: 9:30 pm on the 1st, 34d, and 5th Thursdays of the month. 

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DJ LILY MYERS of THE WITCHING HOUR

MY SHOW IS a celebration of female vocalists with a haunting, otherworldly quality. I KILLED IT when my whole family group-texted their reactions during my entire first show. I SUCKED n/a. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA dance naked outside beneath rustling leaves. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS Laura Marling or Diana, the Roman goddess of the moon and the hunt on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY light some incense and align your chakras before you tune in AND  THEN PREPARE FOR my goddess tarot cards WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I go to my shift at Olin. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT during the show the whole studio gets taken over by the power of the Divine Feminine. LISTEN: 6:30-8 PM on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month or here.

DJ VIRGIL and HANDSOME DAVE of (CON)SENSUAL SAX

OUR SHOW IS jazz and friends and friends and jazz and David writing an essay on experimental music off air. WE MET on Craigslist. WE KILLED IT when we got our first caller, a drunk punk band from Hartford named Ebola requesting "Jeep's Blues" by Duke Ellington. WE SUCKED when David left Virgil alone in the studio and he just spiralled without his buddy. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA listen to jazz, or what Virgil and David think is jazz. BUT TBH ALL WE WANT IS Ethan Hill ('16) on air with us. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY forget what jazz is BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR us learning to play jazz. WHEN ITS ALL OVER we have a v tender moment in the parking lot of WESU before doing our homework. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT we don't provide a public service. LISTEN: 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM on the 1st 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month or here.

DJ ROBERT DEROSA of HOMEGROWN

MY SHOW IS Connecticut connected music presented to the entire universe through WESU. I KILLED IT when I had an MGMT call in and ticket give away! I received 50 calls!!! I SUCKED when I started out and could never push the right buttons. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA listen to a wide variety of genres- all with Connecticut connections. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS to be alone on air. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY adjust your attitude  BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR me continuing to give away tickets to great shows where CT artists are the support act. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I bask in the glow. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT I am bored at the meetings. LISTEN: 5:05-6 PM on Thursdays or here.

DJ LT and THE KAISER of THE ROUNDTABLE

OUR SHOW IS as real as when you see teachers outside of school. WE MET at International Student Orientation karaoke night. Neither of us was doing karaoke.  WE KILLED IT when the Kaiser decided to change the name of our show last semester from Teen Angst to Adult Love. WE SUCKED when we both chickened out on talking about queefs. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA think about issues to do with culture and social justice but have nowhere to start discourse about them. BUT TBH ALL WE WANT IS DKE president Terence Durkin ’16 on air with us. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY take a deep breath BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR us deconstructing Iggy Azalea and cultural appropriation, as well as whether social media breeds apathy. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER we listen to new arrival CDs at the station and pretend to do work on Fridays. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT we sometimes take off our shoes... and socks... and other clothes... in the studio.  LISTEN: 1:00-1:30pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month or here.

DJ CHAZIE of DANDY SHANDY

MY SHOW IS everything about Jamaica before 1950 and some more.  I KILL IT whenever people call in and tell me they haven't heard the type of music I play.  I SUCKED my first time on air when I pressed play and there was dead silence. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA know parts of Jamaica that aren't Bob Marley, Usain Bolt or the beach. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS Protege on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY expect to be in nostalgia land (if you're Jamaican) BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR the interviews I have lined up with legendary Jamaicans. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I call my mummy and we talk about the show P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT once a Jamaican swear word played and I couldn't press the dump button in time. LISTEN: 3:30 - 4:30 pm on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays of the month or here.

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DJ ERIN MCGRATH and DJ ETHAN OBERMAN of SLEEP PARALYSIS

OUR SHOW IS the best dream you ever had. WE MET through astral projection. WE KILLED IT when a mysterious boy named Beau called in from Pennsylvania and talked about a dream he had where zombie 7th-graders were smearing poop on a fence. WE SUCKED when we thought for one second that we had played a song through the wrong channel and had 3 minutes of dead air.YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA talk about dreams. BUT TBH ALL WE WANT IS David Lynch on air with us. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY crawl in to bed BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR us playing with melatonin and nicotine patches. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER we go home and dream dreams. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT mmhmm. LISTEN: 11 PM - midnight on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the month or here.

DJ CHESHIRE CAT of WONDERLAND

MY SHOW IS a collection of music I love shared with people I don't know and will never meet. I KILLED IT when the greater Middletown region was desicmated by bad weather and power outrages but WESU maintained power. I was able to brave the storm, rewarding myself by playing two hours of songs from the Muppets. Halfway through I got a desperate phone call from a fellow in the hinterlands, who had a hand-cranked radio and had managed to pick up our signal.  He begged me to play something other than the Muppets since this was his only entertainment.  I DECLINED. I SUCKED when I arranged for a phone interview with a band out of New York, only to be informed minutes before that only the drummer would make the call. He had just gotten on public transit, so it would took awhile before he could dial in.  When he finally did, the stilted, exhausted, and frustrated interview was a level of awkwardness to which Between Two Ferns could only aspire. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA spend 90 minutes of your life on something that is almost guaranteed not to kill you. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS my cat, Lord Perriwinkle Von Doombot the III on air with me.  She perfectly imitates the sound of a starving infant.  I'm sure it would be wonderful to share with our listening audience. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY turn off the television and power down your smartphone  BEFORE YOU TUNE IN. Music and spoken word should be enjoyed actively, not as passive background static. AND THEN PREPARE FOR me doing the same thing I do every Tuesday, because my routine is little more than a complicated magical ritual that bansishes the bad thoughts while reinforcing my sanity against the crippling isolation of self-reflection. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I sleep. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT eventually memory fades, and you will look back on your life as if strangers have read you stories from a disjointed anthology written by a slashfic aficionado. LISTEN: 9:00 - 10:30 PM on Tuesdays or here

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DJ ADI SLEPACK of THE LATE NIGHT FORMAT

MY SHOW IS an audio/video show modeled off of tv Late Night, like Conan or Craig Ferguson, with a scripted monologue, regular segments, and pseudo-musical performances, but more podcast-y and and a lot less funny. I KILLED IT when Liz Roche '16 came on and we talked feminism in the online community where a lot of scandals have recently happened. I SUCKED when I had Grand Cousin play live and messed up nearly everything. There was silence for like 3 whole minutes. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA listen to people talk about nerdy pop culture things, make topical jokes at the expense of celebrities, play immature games, and banter immaculately.  BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist, or Grace Helbig  on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY expect some awful puns, immaturity, and geekiness BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR me sticking to the same format all the time!  WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I high five my guest, turn off my camera and go to sleep! P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT I will never, EVER, remember to get guest approval more than an hour before the show. LISTEN: 12:30AM - 1:30 am on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday or here. You can also watch online. 

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DJ ZACH EZER of THE SCENE

MY SHOW IS a carousel of genres. I KILLED IT when my brother came on air during  his college visit. I SUCK every time I get in arguments over text while on air. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA know lots of music trivia. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS  Slavoj Zizek on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY eat some greasy food to fix your hangover BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR my  First Play Series where I play an album for someone who has never heard it before.  WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I sleep in O'Hare International Airport. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT… I'm on the board.  LISTEN: 3:00 - 4:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month or here.

DJ PETER HELMAN of NEW THINGS

MY SHOW IS good new music released in the week before I air. I KILL IT when I play the first 30 seconds of Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" at the end of a show. I SUCKED when I accidentally ended up talking about jackets for like three minutes. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA listen to things that are good. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS you on air with me. Just love me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY make peace with the crushing inevitability of your own mortality  BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR the debut of my upcoming rap mixtape.  WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I cry for about an hour and then go to sleep. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT they're adopted. LISTEN: 11:30 - 12:30 am on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month or here.

FRANCESCO FIUMARA of CAFFE ITALIA

MY SHOW IS a service to the Italian speaking communities and the Italian students worldwide. I KILLED IT when my (unfortunately irregular) side-kick Rachael Domiano and our former producer Juan Gonzalez reunited for our 5th Anniversary show. Pure chemistry on air!!! And great fun too! I SUCKED on my debut show on WESU (Wednesday, February 8 2006, @ 1:30 pm). I had prepared everything, but I was so rusty that I couldn't have anything working properly. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA enjoy Italian music and talk. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS a new or a returning Italian student host every week on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY drink a triple espresso BEFORE YOU TUNE IN. THEN PREPARE FOR me featuring more Italian student hosts this fall and spring. WHEN ITS ALL OVER I look forward to the next one. P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT my secret dream is to equal Francaccio in popularity. Surpassing him would be impossible. LISTEN: 7-8 AM on Saturday or here

DJ T@NEER of IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

MY SHOW IS people telling stories about loosely related things. I KILLED IT when an elderly listener called in to request I play "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra. I SUCKED when my dad called the next day to question the legality of my actions in a story I told. YOU SHOULD LISTEN IF YOU WANNA listen to debatably interesting things that have happened to me. BUT TBH ALL I WANT IS Adam Gopnik on air with me. OH AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY finish all your homework  BEFORE YOU TUNE IN AND THEN PREPARE FOR  stories rather than music when i don't have time to plan in advance.  WHEN IT'S ALL OVER I hope that the Ride comes to the station and then update the driver about that night's show (he is very invested). P.S. DON’T TELL THE BOARD BUT once I had an unregistered guest on air with me! LISTEN: 1:30 - 2:30 AM on the 1st, 3rd, an 5th Tuesdays of the month or here.