Well, it is over. But it was fantastic! Thanks to all who made it out to Bulldog Alley, even in the rain, on Saturday for our first ever Block Party concert featuring killers sets from Reptar, RA the MC, Mercies and Get A Tan. We didn’t have sunshine and burgers, but we did have Sunshine and pizza, as well as face painting from GU Art Aficionados, giveaways from The Body Shop, snazzy new WGTB cups, and lots and lots of dancing. Thanks to all who helped make it a success, and to the bands for putting on such rocking sets. WGTB <3s you. Read More »
Show: Allie’s Anthologies
On-Air: Saturdays 11 am-12 pm
DJ: Allie Prescott, COL’14
Every Saturday late-morning, Allie’s Anthologies brings you a wide variety of music based around a weekly theme, making a great hangover cure after a wild Friday night. Allie promises one song per show that breaks the indie pop and rock genre barrier, and plans out her radio show in advance for the most effective song flow between choices. Read on for more information on Allie, her love for Florence Welch, her confusing / interesting theme party ideas, and her sample playlist which you can stream below. Also, if you walk by the window while she’s broadcasting, Allie might just bust a move or two.
Show: Nothing But A G-O-D Thang
On-Air: Tuesdays 3-4 PM
DJs: Alex “Sunshine” Podkul, COL ’13
Curated by our very own tech director, Nothing But A G-O-D Thang eases your mind every Tuesday afternoon with witty banter, Alex’s music picks, and a solid base of Christian ethics (as evidenced by his answers below). In Alex’s own words, he should be show of the week because he’s good-looking, he’s dedicated, he’s dedicated to being good-looking, and best of all if we highlight his show the university won’t sell our station again. Plus, he’s interviewed bands upon bands on his show, and there are never any technical difficulties! Check out some highlights about Alex and Nothing But A G-O-D Thang below, and listen to his sample playlist. Then tune in every Tuesday from 3-4 p.m.
Welcome to WGTB’s Show of the Week column, where we highlight one exceptional segment of our on-air programming and tell you a bit more about the faces behind the voices, and why you should be tuning in.
Show: Attack of the Fanny Pack
On-Air: Wednesdays 8-9 pm
DJs: Hannah Klusendorf, COL 2012, aka “Hurricane Hannah Klusendorf”
Lauren Mahon, NHS 2012, aka Lauren “is the” Mahon
With WGTB since: Spring 2010
Attack of the Fanny Pack is a high-energy show from two dedicated DJs, Lauren and Hannah, who will light up your Wednesday night with nostalgic hits from the 90s, classics from artists like Tom Waits, and television show theme songs. Check out what they have to say in their own words, and give their playlist a spin below! Read More »
While you may be excited at the prospect of one long weekend in the midst of midterms, you can blame Richard Nixon for combining Lincoln and Washington’s birthday into one President’s Day instead of TWO federal holidays observed separately until 1971. Nixon sucks. But at least we still have this small vacation, and in the nation’s capitol, no less, where President’s Day events abound: niche exhibits, parades at Mt. Vernon, historical reenactments, dramatic readings of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and two million dollars worth of wax presidents! Read More »
Tuesday, Feb. 15 is the release date for Bright Eyes‘ latest, The People’s Key. It’s also Conor Oberst’s 31st birthday, a milestone that could make an entire generation of Bright Eyes fans feel the infirmities of age begin to wear upon them. In the 2001-released “Happy Birthday to Me (Feb. 15),” Oberst sang of “Another year I claim of total indifference” and “these wasted years” and “I guess it’s just like breathing or not wanting to.” On The People’s Key, released ten years later, Oberst finds himself grappling the same demons but with a renewed vigor and purpose that has him out of the corner, less angry than prepared, with his amps turned up and his maps and encyclopedias out and perhaps, even, the verve to smile: he is the perfect counterpoint to indifference. Read More »
I stumbled upon Dawes, a four-piece band from Los, Angeles, at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, and I was instantly taken with their endearing folk rock. Hailing from the renowned Laurel Canyon region of California, they don’t shy away from their influences, infusing the warm harmonies of CSNY and the comforting melodies of The Band into their familiar sound. Read More »