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May 2nd, 2012 • Uncategorized
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.
February 10th, 2012 • Uncategorized
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January 16th, 2012 • Uncategorized
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!
January 11th, 2012 • Uncategorized
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.
September 20th, 2011 • Uncategorized
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.
September 11th, 2011 • Uncategorized
People of the WRBC community, the schedule for Fall Semester 2011 is now available on the Schedule page in the upper right hand corner of the site. Or right HERE.
We understand that it still needs a little work and there may be typos, but correct us as we go and we’ll do our best to make it as accurate as possible.
For new WRBC DJs, you will first need to be apprenticed in all things technical, including e-Playlisting on Radiocativity, but for everyone else, broadcast away!
UPDATE: The application is now online!
You can find it by clicking right here —> WRBCFALL2011APP.
Again, return completed apps to WRBC’s front porch, behind 31 Frye Street. Or bring them to the meeting that’s on Sunday, September 11th in The Ronj. Happy applying.
Interested in getting involved with Bates radio? WRBC 91.5 FM broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Come to the meeting to find out more and apply for a two-hour time slot of your very own. If you’ve never done radio before now is the perfect time to start!
We will have applications available at the activities fair WEDNESDAY and they are due to the station Sunday 9/11 at 6 pm.
Applications will be available at the general meeting, which will be held at Le Ronj on 12:30 pm Sunday the 11th. Le Ronj is the campus coffee house, located on the right side of Frye street in Ross House.
Following the meeting will be a BBQ where you can get to know your fellow DJs over grilled things. SWEET!
ALSO: Anyone interested in pursuing a leadership role in WRBC be sure to come to the meeting. Information about this semester’s intern program will follow…
May 3rd, 2011 • Uncategorized
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