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Become a WESU DJ

From Rebecca Seidel ’15

Want to be a part of a incredible community of people dedicated to free-form, alternative radio? Do you have a great idea for a music or public affairs show? Are you the next big radio personality waiting to happen?

Then attend a mandatory info session and train to be a staff member at WESU!

You can choose between these two dates/times for this info session:
-this Sunday, March 2, at 3PM in PAC 001
-next Thursday, March 6, at 7PM in PAC 002

Training consists of six mandatory once-a-week, one-hour sessions, beginning this weekend and ending in the beginning of May. You have the option of attending these sessions either on Sundays at 3PM or on Thursdays at 7PM.

WESU and You

WHAT IS WESU?
What is WESU, you ask? If you really had to ask that question, you’re doing the whole Wesleyan experience wrong and it’s time to reevaluate your four years here. At 6,000 watts WESU can reach a potential audience of one million listeners over the radio, and the whole world through online streaming (apparently we have a lot of listeners in Japan…).

Speaking as a completely non-biased non-board member of WESU, I can honestly say that being a part of the radio station is one of the most valuable and rewarding activities that one can participate in while at Wesleyan. WESU is not your average radio station. It has certainly established itself as “home of eclectic music and enemy of the Top 40.” During board meetings we even keep track of a meter that goes from “corporate” to “renegade” just to make sure we never stray from our values.

WESU’s “freeform” format gives staff members the complete freedom to format their shows however they please. As a result you’ll find a wide array of programming that you won’t find anywhere else. Some examples include “Romancipation” with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth (“tips on dating, love, and all of the above – and some songs to go with them”), “Homegrown” with Rob DeRosa (“Homegrown presents Connecticut-connected music to the global audience. Gig info and occasional performances and interviews!”) and “The Tirnup and Other Roots” with DJ Zing and DJ Ping (“Carrots, songs, beets, poems, beats, stories and yams”). However, you’ll also find shows streamed from NPR, Pacifica and the Democracy Now! networks.

WESU Record Fair

From Izzy Gauthier ’14

It’s finally that time of year! Get excited for WESU’s semi-annual Record Fair! Vendors will be coming from across the Northeast. Come to find the best of the best, and the treasures you’ve been looking for. There will be live DJs, food vendors, and plenty of WESU gear. Come support the station (and invite your friends). This event is free and open to the public.

If you have any questions feel free to email events[at]wesufm[dot]org

Date: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: FREE

New Teen Force IMPROV AUDITIONS

This is the photo Google gave me when I searched “improv auditions.” NEW TEEN FORCE.

Lauren Langer ’16 is EXCITED for NEW TEEN FORCE. NEW TEEN FORCE. One more time. NEW TEEN FORCE.

Just when you thought auditions were over…

NEW TEEN FORCE is having AUDITIONS
NEW TEEN FORCE is a long-form free-form IMPROV GROUP
NEW TEEN FORCE will be in the NICS LOUNGE on:

SATURDAY the 14th from 12-2pm and
SUNDAY the 15th from 6-8 pm

No experience or preparation necessary!

Date: Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Time: 12–2 PM on Saturday, 6–8 PM on Sunday
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free
NEW TEEN FORCE