Entries posted in: Music
1. BLACK ANGELS Indigo Meadow Blue Horizon
2. WAVVES Afraid Of Heights Warner Brothers
3. STROKES Comedown Machine RCA
4. DAVID BOWIE The Next Day Columbia
5. CHARLES BRADLEY Victim Of Love Dunham
6. LONDON SUEDE Bloodsports In Grooves
7. ICEAGE You're Nothing Matador
8. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Push The Sky Away Bad Seed
9. DEVENDRA BANHART Mala Nonesuch
10. GIRLS NAMES The New Life Slumberland
Name of show: Hi-Fi in Lo-Res
Time: 11AM Wednesdays
Host Info: Justin Barney. 22, going on 66 years old. Music Director for WSUM, House Fellow for the Creative Arts and Design Community, community eccentric, terrible speller, Slim Jim enthusiast, occasional drag queen, Tom Waits impersonator, pseudo political scientist, chronic collector, and all around weird dude.
What is your show like? Each week there is a theme, and songs from that theme. Themes range from "Good Songs about Bad People", to "The History of Rockabilly", to "Top 20 songs released last Month" Artists range from Little Richard, to Serge Gainsbourg, to Shannon and the Clams.
Why should people listen to the show? You should never do something just because someone told you to do it. So tune in.
How long have you had a show at WSUM? Going on two years. I also host On Wisconsin! (Thursdays at 6), Tom Waits and Tom Waits Play Tom Waits (Saturdays at 5PM), and I generally troll around the station and co-host whatever show is on at the time.
What do you do outside of the station? Drink 40s, collect records, read comic books, shoot hoops, and karaoke My Way by Frank Sinatra
Favorite Music/Best album of 2012: Hunx- Hairdresser Blues, King Tuff-King Tuff, and Blonds- The Bad Ones
Fun Fact about you or your show: I did nearly my entire show through a mega phone two weeks ago and I love America
Name of show: Baltic Wave
Time: Friday 9:00PM
Host Info: Pavel Curins, Civil Engineering, sophomore
What is your show like? I devote every show to a particular genre of electronic music and produce a mix with different DJ tricks and transitions to make it sound interesting and continuous as a complete one hour composition.
Why should people listen to the show? People, who like electronic music or those who are interested to find out what modern electronic music is all about, tune in. I play a wide range of electronic music from House, Techno or Break Beat to Dubstep and Drum and Base. Generally speaking, people who would like to hear a one hour mix of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) will be pleased with my show.
How long have you had a show at WSUM? I have had a show for a year before I became a UW student, I took a break during my first semester in UW but after that I returned to the station.
What do you do outside of the station? I work on my own music productions and if time permits I go to the clubs to see other electronic musicians or DJs.
Favorite Music/Best album of 2012: This year, I discovered a lot of interesting artists, but the most productive and surprising with each release was John Tejada. His album "The Predicting Machine" is my favorite of 2012.
Fun fact about you or your show: Many people think I am from Germany, although I am not. Call me during my show and I will tell you where I am originally from.
Name of Show: Guerilla Radio
Time: Wednesday, 11pm
Host Info: Sam Wangelin, Philosophy, Senior
What is your show like? Guerilla Radio features a collection of the 60s, 70s, and 80s greatest rock groups, but their lesser-known and often better tracks. It also connects these tracks to newer artists that are more commonly known today.
Why should people listen to the show? Fans of rock and bands like Pink Floyd and Zeppelin will enjoy hearing more of these artists and their contribution to music today.
How long have you had a show at WSUM? I have had a show since my first semester freshman year, right after training.
What do you do outside the station? I go to concerts as often as I can and am currently helping my brother create an iPhone app.
Favorite Music/Best album of 2012: My favorite artist would have to be Jimi Hendrix. Favorite album of 2012 is The Lion, The Beast, and the Beat by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Fun Fact about your show: Being a philosophy major, I love to argue and on my show I often share my less than normal opinions that can lead to quite amusing rants. All call-ins are welcome during these times.
Name of show: The Stone Age
Time: Monday 3-4 PM
Host Info (Name, Major, year): Hey all you out there in radio land! My name is Jessica Demotto and I am a third year undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison studying secondary English Education.
What is your show like? The Stone Age aims to provide listeners with alternative and psychedelic rock from a classic era. As Frank Zappa once said, "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." Those few words say it all.
Why should people listen to the show? The Stone Age will give you a wide variety of music from the 60's, 70's, and 80's that you don't normally hear on radio as well as provide historical context to the bands and their albums.
How long have you had a show? This is my first semester being a DJ for WSUM and I love it! Couldn't be more lucky to be a part of the community and play the tunes I dig.
What do you do outside of the station? When I'm not at WSUM being a DJ for The Stone Age or a reporter for the WSUM News Team, I enjoy spending time outside, reading and watching films. Normal stuff.
Favorite Music/Best album of 2012: I don't listen to a lot of new music although I am a big fan of indie, alternative, and classic rock and roll. My show focuses on the 60's, 70's and 80's but I am secretly the biggest Radiohead fan!
Fun Fact about you or your show: A fun fact about my show is that I hope to soon be playing most of my music off of records! I have a huge collection and want to share it with my listeners.
Name of the show: An Hour With The Ladiezz
Time: Thursdays 8pm-9pm
Host Info: Missy Heck (Junior in Comm. Arts) and Hannah Nell (Junior in Political Science)
What is your show like? Our show is like America-- it's the melting pot of music.
Why should people listen to the show? We have good music, witty banter, and we rock the airwaves.
How long have you had a show at WSUM? One year
What do you guys do outside of the station? Hannah and Missy stay active by rollerblading, shootin' hoops, and singing karaoke.
Favorite Music/Best album of 2012: channel ORANGE- Frank Ocean, Boys & Girls- Alabama Shakes, Landslide- Fleetwood Mac, Break It Yourself- Andrew Bird.
Fun Fact about you or your show: Hannah is alergic to peanuts and has a glass eye. Missy loves maps, outer space and Mexican food.
Though weather forced the Snake on the Lake indoors, WSUM's annual festival was a success and a great night for all who could attend. Check out some photos from the night below and start looking forward to next year!
WSUM was one of the proud sponsors of the 1st Annual Reggae Fest at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, August 18th. With proceeds going to help drought-stricken farmers, it was a great day of reggae for a cause. WSUM's own Kayla Kush, host of U-Dub, did an awesome job MCing the event.
The Project Lodge is a performance space and art gallery that is 100% volunteer powered and donation driven. WSUM teamed up with the Majestic Theater to broadcast the Project Lodge Benefit concert live. The show was dedicated to keeping a vital community hub's lights on, so the Project Lodge can remain a home for Madison's artists, musicians, filmmakers, and authors. The show featured Julian Lynch, Icarus Himself, Whitney Mann, Anna Vogelzang, and All Tiny Creatures. Take a look at the awesome time we had!