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DJ Spotlight of the Week: Iulia Gheorghiu

General Manager

October 24, 2012

Name of show: Killin’ It Radio. Listen up as you wake up on Mondays, 7-8 a.m.! Three words to describe your show: Quite the killer. What can we expect to hear on your show? I try to keep it pretty upbeat. After all, I‰'m trying to wake people up! The music will come in a great variety, bu...

Feedback: Cover Culture

General Manager

October 23, 2012

During a recent radio show, I played two covers, the first being BADBADNOTGOOD‰'s cover of three Legend of Zelda pieces. I assumed that most people would recognize the beat of the old video game classic, even shrouded in a layer of smooth jazz. When I played the song, the idea of a cover culture du...

Transitory Raging: The Bouncing Samples of Pogo

General Manager

October 15, 2012

Born Christopher “Nick‰” Bertke, Pogo is an electronic musician from Perth, Australia. Like millions of other dudes, Bertke compiles samples to produce his own original music. “What‰'s the big deal about that?‰” you might be wondering; Well the big deal is for each composition Pogo uses samples...

Local Talent: Toye

General Manager

October 15, 2012

You may have seen Toye Adenekan around campus, probably minding his own business. Little did you know, you were in the presence of an accomplished rapper. To date, Toye has put out 19 tracks on his Souldcloud and has many more planned for the future. He may seem reserved upon first impression, but ...

DJ Spotlight of the Week: Luke Hill and Alex Seyb

General Manager

October 14, 2012

Name of show: Morning Vibes, on Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. Three words to describe your show: Contemporary, upbeat and fresh. What can we expect to hear on your show? Luke and Alex: We like to play contemporary rock, folk and a lot of classics. We have similar tastes in music, so we collabor...

Staff Favorites Featuring DJ Josh Lowell

General Manager

October 13, 2012

Have you been tuning in at 2 a.m. on Sunday mornings? If not, you’re missing out — you should be listening to Josh Lowell‘s show, “In the Flesh.” He uses a lot of classic rock influences; his show is named after Pink Floyd’s opening track on “The Wall.” J...

Shouting at the Void: Instructions for Listening to

General Manager

October 13, 2012

“The Queen Is Dead‰Û Hear those tribal drums and the ominous high note and know you‰'re committing to this album, and get excited. Morrissey makes his fluttery entrance and the blistering song drags you along through six minutes of angst-filled, head-scratching lyrics. “Frankly, Mr Shankly‰Û Nod ...

The Electronic Informer: The Rise of Krewella and What it Represents

General Manager

October 12, 2012

In the ever-changing genre of electro-house, it is hard for the legion of different producers to stand out and make a name from themselves. Sure, there are names that people recognize, such as Porter Robinson, Afrojack and Skrillex; but for every Afrojack there are a hundred talented artists who were ...

The Music Safari: Khaled Brings the Funk

Teta Alim

October 10, 2012

An artist with a single name heralds greatness like Adele, BeyoncÌ© and Cher. So it was a conscious decision when Algerian singer, Cheb Khaled, decided to drop the “Cheb‰” andåÊjuståÊbecome “Khaled.” He‰'s known as the “King of RaÌø.” RaÌø is a genre that originated in...

Your Favorite Band’s Favorite Band: Nirvana & The Vaselines

General Manager

October 9, 2012

You know a band is worth your time when Kurt Cobain once eloquently described them as “his most favorite songwriters in the whole world.‰” The Vaselines and Nirvana have a long-standing music-boner relationship with one another. Nirvana covered the Vaseline‰'s “Sun of a Gun‰” on their album...

Pop with a Capital P: As Long As You Love Me, We Can Be Artificial

General Manager

October 9, 2012

What exactly does it mean to be a “good pop singer‰” in 2012? The qualities a “good pop album‰” are easier to pinpoint. A consistent vision. Stylistic inventiveness. Powerful lyrics. An experience. A “good singer,‰” though? That‰'s a tough one. Thirty years ago, maybe not. Before techn...

Staff Favorites Featuring Station Manager Cameron Meindl

General Manager

October 7, 2012

This week’s edition of staff favorites stars Cameron Meindl, WVAU’s one and only station manager. He’s sharing a garage-rock and punk playlist featuring artists such as The Hollow Steps, Bleeding Knees Club and Hunx and his Punx. Cameron’s Concert from WVAU Staff Faves on ...

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