"When I walk into the WCBN offices and studio on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing that hits me is the sheer enormity of the space.
Tucked away in the basement of the Student Activities Building is a fully functional multi-room studio. The walls are covered in paint and band stickers. There are shelves with CDs and LPs everywhere. A student or two wanders through the narrow hallways as music plays overhead from the station’s current DJ.
This is the home of WCBN, the University’s free-form radio station on 88.3 FM. Broadcasting in, as their website states ‘one form or another’ over the past 50 years, the station currently hosts over 90 DJs from the University and Ann Arbor community, as well as live music acts, and also gets regularly involved in out-of-studio concerts and events in the city. It prizes itself on its free-form nature; DJs are free to, and do, spin almost any kind of music imaginable."
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WCBN and Sweetland Center will host an interview with between Sweetland's Shelley Manis and Professor Laura Kasischke. It will be broadcast live on WCBN.
Sweetland Center for Writing's Word Squared lets you hear directly from U-M professors about their challenges, processes, and expectation as writers and also as readers of student writing. These conversations offer a rare glimpse into the writing that professors do outside the classroom and how they handle the same challenges student writers face.
Laura Kasischke is the Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English at the University of Michigan, where she has won a number of awards for her teaching, including the Henry Russel Award, 1923 Memorial Teaching Award, and a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
14 November, 2014
Today - Rebel Kind
Ann Arbor based trio Rebel Kind released the album "Today" in March 2014. The band's sound is a combination of psychedelic folk and pop. Singer and guitarist Autumn Wetli was a founding member of the Ypsilanti-based band Bad Indians. The other two members of Rebel Kind are Shelley Salant on bass, and Amber Fellows on drums. "Today" is thirteen catchy songs with lots of echoes and blurry sounds. The tracks “Very Vivid Personality” and “Baby Baby Baby” are fun listens with a retro feel. Rebel Kind recorded the album in a frenzied day and a half. Amber Fellows said: “Recording with a little disorder or anarchy is exciting to me.” The listener can hear Rebel Kind's take on anarchy - and it works.
Mayor of the Sunset Strip is a documentary about Rodney Bingenheimer—a.k.a. "Rodney on the ROQ"—who was a DJ on KROQ in Los Angeles and is known for helping advance punk, goth, new wave, and more during his time on the radio.
With appearances from Alice Cooper, Debbie Harry, members of the L.A. band "X" and so many more.