Robert Alexander is a UM doctoral student working on the sonification of the Sun. This is a process through which non-auditory data is translated as sound. Join us for this one hour multimedia presentation at North Quad or live on WCBN.
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"Jeopardy!" viewers on Wednesday night, April 24, 2013 gained extremely valuable knowledge upon seeing this clue on the screen.
WCBN's engineering staff is working toward a projected December, 2013 timeframe to deploy our new FM signal. Check out the signal increase on this map. The blue line shows the current signal coverage, while the red line outlines the area we will cover after upgrading our signal to 3000 watts.
There are about 274,000 residents in the new coverage area, compared to 118,000 in the current coverage area. We expect improved reception in places like Dexter and Saline.
Support from our listeners, volunteers, and the Regents of the University of Michigan has made this upgrade project possible.
What is CBN? WCBN is the University of Michigan student-run community freeform radio station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We broadcast to the University and its surrounding communities from the Basement of the Student Activities Building in downtown treetown at a frequency of 88.3MHz. Our emphasis is on alternative broadcasting, that is, exposing our listenership to things they can't hear on other radio stations.
From the March 4th, 2013 Boston Globe: ”No, this isn’t a life-or-death issue. But even a lighthearted bill can be a civic exercise; Linehan knows people who have called their representatives for the first time on the song’s behalf. The ‘Roadrunner’ campaign is also a tribute to Massachusetts’ creative economy. Linehan was inspired by a 2007 article in the British newspaper The Guardian, in which the writer took a pilgrimage to Massachusetts to visit the places named in the song. Music can be an ambassador, and ‘Roadrunner’ showcases Massachusetts at its most optimistic and openhearted.”
Yeah let’s do this. Join the fb group if you like (see link above), call your State Reps if you are now or ever have been a citizen of the glorious Commonwealth of Massachusetts, God save it.
And remember, this isn’t merely about the making the Modern Lovers’ love song to Massachusetts the state rock song. It is also about keeping feckin Dream On from becoming our state rock song. Thanks, South Shore.
Our 2013 Fundraiser was a great success!
If you were deep-sea diving in the Marianas Trench last week and missed out on the fundraising fun, it's not too late to pitch in. Just click on the snazzy red Donate! ribbon at the upper right corner of this page and donate today at the University of Michigan's secure web server.
Our volunteers had a blast greeting listeners and helping them through the pledge process. Your support allows WCBN to continue to enrich the cultural life of our city.
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