WESU, our friendly community radio station, writes in:
WESU’s (Wesleyan’s college radio station) will be hosting our annual fall record sale on October 8th in Beckham Hall. There will be record vendors from all over the Northeast selling everything from vinyls to concert memorabilia. Live DJs will be spinning vinyl all day!
Date: Saturday, October 8
Time: 11 AM-4 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Julia Berard ’17 wants you to be a cool college radio DJ:
Interested in radio? Want to learn how to record, edit, and produce? Come check out Wesleyan’s free-form radio station at an interest meeting this Monday, September 19th at 7pm in PAC004!
Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing DJ training but if you’re interested in getting involved with the station, try to make it! If you can’t make it but still want to join WESU this semester, email me at personnel[at]wesufm[dot]org.
Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: PAC 004
From your friendly neighborhood radio host, Ben Goldberg ’17:
WESU is having an Open House for any interested students or community members for WesFest! Come on down to the station this Friday from 12pm-3pm. Take a look at all of our studios (we have three newly renovated studios!!!), check out our huge music library, and talk to WESU staff members and DJs about the station and about how you can get involved!
WESU is located at 45 Broad Street, next to Red & Black and the Argus. Invite your friends! We can’t wait to see you there!
Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 12-3 PM
Place: 45 Broad Street (WESU offices)
From the inimitable Will McGhee ’17:
Guess what? There’s a new Wesleyan radio drama out. It’s a six-part murder mystery parody set on a cruise ship full of horrible rich people. Ava (Zoë Thrasher ’16) attempts to solve the world of the Hydrus as it only becomes more dangerous. She’s joined along the way by the Chief Engineer (Nate Ko ’18), the Cocoa Baron (Adam DeSantes ’18), the Trophy Wife (Elli Scharlin ’18), the Narrator (Eli Sands ’18), and many others. Jump on board, mind the gap, and don’t mind the blood. The water’s fine. Originally aired on WESU 88.1fm.
Hydrus is available on iTunes HERE.
The board of WESU, 88.1FM Middletown, invites you:
Are you a record collector? Looking for some cheap and rare records and CDs? Come check out WESU’s annual Spring Record Fair ?this April! You’ll find dozens of fantastic vendors from across the greater Connecticut area sharing their collections. There will be hundreds of records, CDs, posters, Tshirts, and more on sale. WESU DJs will also be spinning vinyl live, so come support local freeform radio with the station!
The record fair will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 11am-4pm in Beckham Hall at 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown CT?. Beckham Hall is located on the Wesleyan Campus in Middletown. Come support the station and invite your friends!
Date: Sunday, April 10
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: however much you want to pay for some merchandise
WESU is online at www.wesufm.org.
From the delightful Ben Goldberg ’17:
Come to PAC 002 this Thursday at 7pm where members of the WESU board can answer all of your burning questions (such as “When does training start?” and “Do you think radio can be used as a force for good as well as evil??”) Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing training but if you are interested in getting involved with the station this semester try to make it!
Date: Thursday, February 11th
Place: PAC 002
From the inimitable Ben Goldberg ’17:
WESU’s Fall Pledge Drive is back again, just in time for the cold weather to set in! Listener contributions enable WESU to continue offering incredible programming like The Moondog Matinee which has been playing “oldies” every Saturday morning for nearly forty years. This pledge drive also supports locally produced public affairs shows like Think Twice Radio, a CT “watchdog” media show, and incredible new music shows, like Black Music Matters. To keep this type of unique community programming alive, WESU needs your support.
Following last spring’s successful pledge drive, WESU began implementing upgrades that will improve the service the 6000 watt station provides. Local listeners can now read “WESU 88.1FM – Alternative Radio Since 1939” displayed on their car stereos when tuned in. With your continued support, WESU can continue daily operations and move forward with planned upgrades, which include an exciting revamping of the the station’s studio spaces. During this pledge drive, WESU is also very excited to offer a new brand new limited edition T-shirt design as a gift for donors.
Thanks to the supporters who have already contributed to this effort, WESU is making progress towards their goal. However, the station still needs to raise $12,000 in community support before the end of November to bring this drive to a successfully end. Donations from the people who benefit from the services WESU provides are vital for the station’s continued operation.
Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or by sending a check to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St, 2nd Fl, Middletown, CT 06457.
The pledge drive runs through the end of this month.
From the lovely, but apparently anti-baby, Ben Goldberg ’17:
Want to be part of one of the oldest student radio stations in Connecticut? Join WESU, Wesleyan University’s community radio station, open to both students and community members. You can host a show about music, politics, art, film, activism, and more!
If you’re interested in joining the station, we will be hosting an info session this Thursday, September 24th, at 7:15pm in PAC002!
All are welcome (except for babies, they are unfortunately no longer allowed).
Date: Thursday, September 24
Place: PAC 002
Rebecca Seidel ’15 writes in:
During his time at Wesleyan, Len Besthoff ’88 spent hours at WESU as a
news director, sports director, and DJ. After graduating, he went into
TV journalism. Len has covered major news stories on the East Coast
and New England for 25 years. Now, he is Chief Investigative Reporter
at NBC Connecticut, in addition to teaching newswriting part-time. He
will be speaking on Tuesday about how local investigative journalism
can make a difference.
This is the first of two evenings this week featuring Wesleyan alumni
now working in journalism! The second talk will take place on Friday
evening at 7PM and will feature Miriam Gottfried ’05 of The Wall
Street Journal and Nicholas Quah ’12 of BuzzFeed News (and of
Date: Tuesday, April 14th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
PSA from Tess Altman ’17:
Julie Burstein, creator of WNYC’s Studio 360, best-selling author, and
TED speaker, will be giving a talk on the power of listening. She will
discuss how her experience as a DJ at WESU sparked her passion for
finding and telling stories, and will reveal the questions that can
allow you to uncover resonant stories, which then become the heart of
your communication with teachers, potential employers, and each other.
Earlier in the day, at 4:15 pm, Julie will be leading a workshop in 41
Wyllys Room 115 on uncertainty and how it can be used to expand your
creativity. The capacity is limited so please fill out this google
form if you want to attend.
Date: Wednesday, April 8th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: CFA Hall