Julia Holter on Living Writers!

On Wednesday, November 11, we broadcast a conversation with musician Julia Holter about her latest album Have You in My Wilderness with Living Writers guest host Elizabeth Wason. If you missed it, you can now listen here!

They spoke about writing music, making field recordings, what life is like when you’re bankrolled by a record label, and which is more fun: Scoring a film, or acting in one.

Living Writers airs every Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.(EST) on WCBN-FM, 88.3 Ann Arbor. The program can be streamed during show-time at www.wcbn.org and show archives are available as podcasts on iTunes.

God Knows Who featuring Ben Miller on the Local Music Show

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

The original God Knows Who ensemble performed regularly at Joe's Star Lounge, the Performance Network and the Ann Arbor 16mm Film Festival. GKW recently mutated from out of its obligatory prolonged sleep. Three decades have fortunately done little to change the lo-fi nuance this band held so dear.

Ben Miller on various mistuned guitars, tapes, voice, and DR-55 -- Mark Murrell on fretless 5-string bass 

Randy Baker on les paul and units -- Mike Hall on drum kit.

WCBN DJs at Come As You Are: Student Late Night @ UMMA

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:00pm

#only90skids... WCBN is breaking out our mobile DJ rig yet again to play 90s classics—and shoulda-been classics—all night long. Organized by U-M students for U-M students, and inspired by UMMA’s exhibition “Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s,” the 7th annual Student Late Night event at UMMA will be a blast. Be sure to wear your best ’90s outfit for the photo booth, and enjoy the free snacks!

Ann Arbor Film Fest DVD Release

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:00pm

Help celebrate our good friends AAFF and their new DVD and view highlights from the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival.

paul posts wcbn fm chart september 28, 2015

So this past weekend I saw The Orb at a suburban venue that doesn't usually do electronic shows. It was easily the biggest '90s flashback I've ever witnessed (so far). The DJ was playing Faithless when I walked in and I saw someone wearing an URB magazine hoodie. Not that I'm complaining or making fun of anyone, I just thought it was funny. The Orb were awesome of course. Unfortunately I didn't get too see Godflesh and Prurient because the show was canceled at the last minute (not the first time I bought tickets to see Godflesh and the show was canceled). But it's ok because tomorrow I'm driving to Chicago to see Autechre!!! Then on Thursday Laetitia Sadier and Deradoorian are playing at the MOCAD, and on Saturday Bombardier (veteran breakcore producer) will be at Far House. Oh, and then Kraftwerk will be playing in Detroit next Monday, that's something to look forward to as well. -paul

WCBN Chart for the last week of September


Super sweet gatefold edition. Radio only. #buzzcocks

Some records at WCBN reach this well-worn state in spite of the diligent efforts of volunteers whose jobs include repairing jackets such as this one. Finding an LP in this condition signals our new DJs that the record they are holding has been loved by multiple generations before them and is part of the magic that can be found in our humble little basement.

University of Michigan students of all schools and departments are welcome to become a part of this magic. Introductory training sessions, which include a tour and a brief orientation, take place every Sunday at 4pm. With a little focus and determination, you could become a DJ with your own show in just a few weeks. For more information just shoot us an email!


Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Festifall brings together over 500 student organizations and departments for you to explore all your interests and find a group that's right for you. Look for your favorite student-operated radio station, WCBN, on the Diag at Festifall!

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