Fellow Lewiston-Auburn Inhabitants,
We’re on the verge of something great. These next few weeks will mark the beginning of more frequent posts from multiple members of the WRBC community relating to daily goings-on at the station and what we’re listening to. To kick it off I’ll start by posting a few songs currently featured on the new music rack that I’ve been feeling for the past few weeks.
Album: Haunted Head
Label: In The Red
“What’s inside your Haunted Head? Are you alive or are you dead? Are you kissing and a huggin’? Are you pushin’ and a shoving?”
Haunted Head, the quartet’s third LP, treads a thin line between unconsciousness and a beautiful sleep. Frontman and legendary guitarist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), accompanied by longtime friend and bassist Kiki Solis (Knife in the Water), drummer Ron Miller (Up The Academy), and guitarist Jesse Roberts (The Ruby Doe) each ooze their own talents into a blended pot of crazy trips and weird dreams. The title track offers up a few questions that could only be answered in the realm of unconsciousness. Beware, the music video is a strange ride.
“So good at being in trouble, so bad being in love.”
Released way back in February of this grand year, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s newest album is kind of like the shot heard ’round the world. Ruban Nielson beats on his six-string and croons out the vocals while backed by Jacob Portrait on the bass and Riley Geare on the sheepskin tubes and wooden sticks. The catchy hook, belched out by Nielson in near-falsetto, masterfully welds a little R&B treatment on this otherwise slow-burning rythmn candle.
Album: 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
Label: XL / True Panther
“Well, easy easy, there’s no need to take that tone
Well easy, I’m on the telephone
Man just leave us alone”
19-year old Londoner Archy Marshall is the prince behind the mystery that is King Krule. Though his debut album lacks a center focus, this young voice is something to look out for in the future. Archy plays his vocal chords like a delicate instrument, exploring the deepest and darkest tones to get his points across. The spacey guitar reverb and echoing vocals make him a worthwhile listen. Expect to see some big things from this young guy in the coming years, and enjoy the awesome music video accompanying Easy Easy.
DJ Will the Thrill
After a sleepish return, WRBC is hitting the ground running with the release of the Fall 2013 broadcasting schedule. Any and all scheduling conundrums should be emailed to Mickey at email@example.com. If you have yet to be apprenticed, that needs to be done before you get to play in the stacks and broadcast to the masses all by yourself. The Fall 2013 Schedule can be found here. Radioactivity logins for new radio dj’s will be created this week, in the meantime if you have a show and do not have a login, please log your show the old fashioned way with ink and papyrus. Happy broadcasting!
Woohoo! At long last, the magnificent FALL 2012 WRBC SCHEDULE has been created. Using only the finest scheduling materials and methods, Mickey has stumbled upon brilliance. The new schedule can be found here: WRBC Fall 2012 Schedule. Email Mickey with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails will soon be winging their way to new DJs with details about apprenticing and shadowing. If you’ve been cleared for takeoff (that’s you, every person who’s previously been on the radio) then get to it! The schedule goes into effect immediately, though we understand scheduling conflicts for the next day or so. Happy broadcasting!
WRBC 91.5 FM Radio Bates College in Lewiston, Maine would like to present this listener submitted image for your enjoyment. These WRBC fans made their hats out of paper-mache and ice. Nice job, guys!
The long-awaited Short Term 2012 schedule has been posted! The following link is the schedule in .pdf format WRBC Short Term Schedule. Any scheduling questions should be directed to our scheduling director Mickey. This schedule goes into effect immediately. Any other questions should be directed to the ‘RBC listserv. Now let’s get radioing!
Here’s a picture of a goat. That goat is listening to 91.5 WRBC, Bates College Radio, Lewiston, Maine.
ITS BACK!! Trivia Night is here and it is fun-packed with great prizes. Come join us for a full night of fun with the greatest radio station in the known universe!!!
To participate in Trivia Night, you need a team. Said team can have as many people you want, but there are no limits. Teams greater than seven are recommended. Sign ups will be during the first hour of the competition, 8 – 9 PM. Also necessary: a knack for figuring out the obscure songs and trivia questions that WRBC throws at you. Each team is evaluated according to how many points they win. There are three ways to receive points:
1) Trivia: While tuning in to 91.5 FM all night, you will hear all sorts of songs, from pop hits to obscure Chinese folk ballads, and each song has a corresponding trivia question. Using the special trivia night telephone number, call in (before the song ends!) and tell us the title of the song, the artist who is performing it, and the answer to the trivia question. Each of those answers are worth 1 point, so every song is an opportunity to get 3 points.
2) The real excitement begins with Physical Challenges. So maybe you didn’t know in which state it was illegal for mourners at a wake to eat more than three sandwiches? Well, luckily, you can earn more points through a random assortment of the physical challenge, which are announced on the hour, and then performed on the half hour at the WRBC studio. Winners of Physical Challenges are given 15 points, 2nd Place 10 points, and 3rd Place 5 points. These challenges are judged by a group of trivia night staff.
3) Make sure you’re paying attention, you don’t want to miss: Random points events. Because we’re nice people, sometimes points will be offered for certain requirements to be filled. These could really help you out, especially if you’re creative and listening carefully. So be on the look out!
At the end of all the many hours of radio, trivia, and challenges, each team must perform a skit assigned during the last hour of the broadcast. This final challenge holds a very high point value, so if you want to win, make sure you make it entertaining and ingenious.
Once all that’s happened, a winner is declared, prizes are awarded and it’s really early in the morning. WRBC officially recommends sleeping.
Scroll down for more Trivia Night Info.
Just as the title says, the programming schedule for winter 2012 is now available. You can find it on the ‘Schedule’ page or right here. Find your show, and broadcast away!
Just remember that 12-2am is the morning of whatever day it’s listed on, not that night. Also, if you haven’t been apprenticed in the ways of the WRBC DJ yet, wait for an email from our programming director instructing you when to attend an apprenticing session.
ps. Don’t forget, Time Travelers this Friday in the Benjamin Mays Center. Don’t miss out!
UPDATE: It is with the greatest sadness that WRBC has to inform everyone that Cults have cancelled and are instead playing Jimmy Fallon the night they were scheduled to play at Bates. But never fear! We will still have a show and it will still be awesome, only the Time Travelers get to play for even longer. We may also add a replacement band, so keep on checking right here (or on Facebook). Also, as of now, the concert no longer costs money.
We apologize for breaking so many hearts, we’ll make it up to you at the show.
As promised, WRBC continues to bring you the latest, greatest, and paidest in the music biz.
On Friday, January 20th, WRBC is happy to bring you Cults, straight out of NYC. They just released their debut, self-titled album, and are about to embark on a tour of Australia. What exactly does that mean? It means they’ll be sharp as ever for their show here, something anyone would be foolish to miss.
Cults will also be joined by two openers, Delicate Steve and Time Travelers. Delicate Steve appeared at Bates in the fall of 2010, opening for the always incredible Dr. Dog. The other opener is a band much beloved by Bates, the recently alumnified Time Travelers! They are returning from their adopted home in Brooklyn to come play their very first show at Bates since graduating.
Now that you’re all hot and bothered about the show, we’ll get to the gritty details (they aren’t very gritty). The concert is (again) on January 20th in the Benjamin Mays Center. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, January 16th at lunch in New Commons, and sales will continue until Wednesday. The tickets will be $3 each, and only one ticket will be sold per ID. Do not despair though, if you give a friend your ID they can purchase additional tickets, although the one ticket per ID rule still applies. Door times will be announced in the near future, just keep checking here and also the Facebook event.
Let the good times roll!
It’s a new year, and WRBC is coming back in fine form. We’ll be having our MANDATORY general meeting this Thursday (01/12) at 7:00 PM in Carnegie 204. That’s the big room on the second floor, straight up from the entrance. Are you sure you got all that? It’s all bold and everything. Besides, if you miss the general meeting your likelihood of getting a good time slot diminishes considerably.
At the meeting we’ll give a quick introduction for those new to WRBC and go over some of the fun things we’ll be doing this semester (Concerts! Trivia Night! Yeah!). Applications will also be available during the meeting for you to fill out while you pretend to listen to us. They are due either directly to our programming director Bradley Gee after the meeting or to a folder on WRBC’s door by Sunday at 5:00 PM (01/15). Remember, even if you had a show last semester you still need to submit a new application. Late applications are not guaranteed anything except a poor time slot.
The winter 2012 application will also be available on the website shortly.
Just keep checking back right here. Voila! The application is now available. Please click on the link below, download the application and bring it to the aforementioned meeting.
We all know the story behind Wednesday. It gets such a bad rep. So why don’t you add a little fun to your Wednesday? Come wine down (or beer down) with us in the Little Room in the basement of Chase Hall at 9 pm. We’ll be watching the 2005 documentary New York Doll, about the 70′s glam-punk band The New York Dolls and their reunion. It’ll be a wild time, see y’all there.
For more info on the film check out the IMDB.