Started off on a Billy Joel thing, since that’s what we did during Send in the Clowns. Not much else to say. Attila was a pretty cool listener recommendation, it was an early Billy Joel band that was quite unique. It’s not on Spotify unfortunately, but you can find it on YouTube. Not much else to say, so enjoy the music! Check out the archive on wcbn.org or listen to the Spotify playlist below:
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here and a lot has happened! Firstly, No Boring Things has a new time – Thursdays from 2 to 3 PM. Second, I am now programming director here at WCBN. Fun stuff! I hope you all enjoyed the show, which was two hours long this week only since Ves, the next DJ, was out of town. We have so many new DJs that most of us only have an hour long slot this semester.
I also was on Send in the Clowns this week, and we got up to some great clownage. Send in the Clowns is now right before my show, too!
This week, thanks to Fiona (my special guest and girlfriend), I got into the studio at UMass Amherst’s student radio station, WMUA. Despite having a few hiccups, overall it was great! I played some songs from records I bought while in Amherst, so we all got to listen to some new (to me) songs together!
I’m finally back on air! This time from back home in Massachusetts. My remote broadcast setup was messed up right before I went on air – apologies for the technical difficulties (and any language that slipped through)! After those were sorted out, things went great! I enjoyed getting on the air with Fiona, a special guest and DJ at WMUA. I may try to broadcast live from the WMUA studio for the next show.
At the end of the show, I switched things up a little bit. We played some Stromae, off of his new album Multitude. I was so excited to hear he came out with a new album so I had to include it. Happy Hash Bash!
Due to some personal circumstances, I didn’t make it into the studio last week. I won’t be on again this weekend, but hopefully I’ll be back on the air after that, though as a live remote show at first. Thanks to Nick, Agnes, Simon, Spencer, and Ves for stepping in while I’ve been gone! In the meantime, here’s a little promotional graphic I made for the show — keep an eye out for it in the WCBN winter program guide!
I was fortunate enough to have some of my fellow WCBN DJs visit this past weekend! Some of them will be back for the next show where we’ll review music off of my iPod from when I was ten.
This week we went over some of our favorite albums. We also had you call in your favorite albums, including our first live caller (thanks for the call, Aaron)! Tune in next week if you want to talk on air, since now I actually know how to work the phone.
I put together a set of absolute bangers – credit goes to DJ Joshua for inspiring me to do this when he played Detroit Rock City on his show. Catch him on Mondays from 1 to 2 PM.
This was the second-to-last day of WCBN’s annual fundraiser, so I played “Squat” and “Little Country” by Eat to make sure people knew they really can’t hear some of this stuff anywhere else. And because they’re great songs. Towards the end of the show, my friend and fellow WCBNer surprised me (literally, I got startled by him walking around the record shelves) by coming into the studio. After some prying, I got a recommendation out of him: Siberian Khatru by Yes. Tune in next week for another guest – my brother, Sam!
The show was only one hour long this week, due to WCBN Sports’ live broadcast of the hockey game (go blue!). I did some vaguely valentine-themed programming, but most importantly, this was the first of two fundraiser shows. The WCBN fundraiser runs until Sunday the 20th, so tune in on Saturday for more fundraising goodness!
Make a donation to WCBN to keep our lights running and all that jazz. There’s some sweet merch you can buy as well. See you next time!
I got my second hour back! It was a total mess, at least in the second hour. The first hour was all good. Then I tried being adventurous, and that’s where it all went wrong. I took out a CD that said something like “best blues rock artist 2018,” but it turned out a different CD had been put in the case. Then I didn’t even know what genre I had just pulled off the shelf, because when I went to look for the color-code guide, I was greeted by this instead:
Laura found the guide the following day and WCBN was saved (the genre was electronic, by the way).
WCBN Sports will be carrying the hockey game on air next week, so I will only be around for an hour. You can also tune in on Wednesday at 7 for Send In the Clowns. I don’t know what we’ll be doing, but I’ll be there. My next show takes place during the WCBN fundraiser! Make a donation and pick up some sweet merch at the donation page.
Unfortunately, due to a scheduling oopsies, it turns out there wasn’t time for two hours of No Boring Things. I’m frequently on Send in the Clowns, the student rotational show Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM, so tune in then for more me!
On January 23, 1972, WCBN-FM went on the air for the first time! Before that, WCBN existed in other forms, but this was when the WCBN-FM we know and love today came to be! Celebrating this, I focused on music released in 1972, with a couple of exceptions. Thanks to those who called in requests, it’s always great to hear from you! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the WCBN fundraiser, coming soon to wherever you get your freeform radio!