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Fall 2017 Program Guide

The fall 2017 program guide is HERE!!! And it's jam-packed with our current schedule, as well as show information and other goodies.

You can read it online or drop by the station to pick up a hard copy.

This semester's program guide was lovingly (and awesomely) designed by Dives, Campbell, Charlotte, Kara, Jeremiah, Lilli, Maggie, and Victoria.

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Summer Intern Blogs

We love our interns! This past summer we had several high school interns work at the station, increasing our presence on campus, reviewing music, and writing some blog posts.

Check them out!

Tarek's World Tour: Mali

Tarek's World Tour: Japan

Oscar's Under the Influence: Kendrick Lamar

Stay up to Speed with "Above the Static," WCBN's Bi-weekly Newsletter

Suffering from FOMO? Never fear, WCBN is here with our new bi-weekly e-newsletter! We'll let you know all the cool stuff that's been going on down at the studio, plus upcoming events at WCBN and our community. We'll also bring you reviews on new music, baller playlists, and hand-picked song recommendations from the DJs. 

Check out the link to this week's newsletter to learn what our summer interns have been up to, read Tarek's review of the Malian band Tamikrest and listen along to his playlist, and find out what music our DJs really want you to be jamming to this week. 

And don't forget to jump on that mailing list! If you sign up and don't see a confirmation email, check your spam folder. 

 

Remembering Chris Peterson

This week we remember Chris Peterson, one of our brilliant DJ's who passed away in July of 2016. Peterson was a community advisor at WCBN and an English teacher at Skyline High School. He was known for his commitment to bringing world music to Ann Arbor and broadening our listenership's musical horizons. Most notably, he hosted the Latin Hour and the Pan African Heartbeat, as well as occasional freeform from 3 to 6am. We've compiled an archive containing several of his shows. Chris and his contributions to the station are deeply missed.

Please take a minute to listen to any of the audio clips he wanted to share with you.

 

July 28: Interview with Bob McAllen

We are excited to announce that on July 28 at 10AM on our show Right on Radio, DJ Rodney Pate will be airing his interview of Bob McAllen. McAllen recorded a now-obscure 500 pressed folk rock album out of the Lansing area in 1967, with a failed release in 1971. He then vanished, and was presumed dead for nearly 40 years. This is the first time he has ever been contacted and has spoken about the album and his music. Some collectors consider this album a lost folk rock masterpiece, with delightful fingerpicked guitar and tenor voice drenched in reverb. The introspective song writing ranges from deep subjects like the Vietnam war to light love songs about his pet cat, making an album with a dream-like vibe. We hope you can tune in!

Hear The Straight Dope about The Mothers of Invention

Tune in tonight (May 22 2017) for Frank Uhle's presentation of a Frank Zappa interview from 1967.

Frank says:

In November 1967 WCBN DJ Joe Doll interviewed Frank Zappa for his pioneering Ann Arbor psychedelic-themed radio show "Strobe." All these years later he has found the tape of the 30-minute interview, and I am going to re-air it at 11pm this Monday, 5/22! It's a fascinating, slightly-contentious chat, which was taped at a Detroit head shop for added atmosphere.

The interview will be the centerpiece of a one-hour re-creation of "Strobe," using other vintage WCBN tapes Joe saved including amazing carts and commercials, a readback of campus events, and of course some early Mothers of Invention music.

Tune in Monday May 22 at 11pm at 88.3 FM or Wcbn.org to catch the extraordinary conversation between Joe Doll, fellow CBN'er Dave Pierce, and Frank Zappa, along with an atmospheric re-creation of WCBN 50 years ago.

Frank Uhle
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WCBN Presents: Water Hill Music Fest After Party

Join us on May 7th at 6pm for the Water Hill Music Festival After Party hosted by the Ann Arbor Distilling Company. Don't miss out on a chance to meet a stellar lineup of local musicians including Danny Kroha, The Wiccans, and The Royal Sweets.

Prison Reform Round Table

WCBN explores the flaws in our justice system pertaining to racial bias, women's rights and rights for prisoners after facing incarceration. Speakers include those from University of Michigan Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) and other students involved in making a difference in our justice system.

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