Alison Koch "I am from Royal Oak, MI and am majoring in Public Relations with minors in Political Science and Event Management. My dad is a big music guy, so I've listened to a lot of different music over the years. He introduced me to Pink Floyd, which I still love today. Most of the music I listen to now are more indie, punk, or lo-fi." How long have you been volunteering at WIDR FM?
I just started this year, so since September. What is your most memorable moment at WIDR FM?
Going to my first WIDRAMA and helping plan and book the next one have been the most memorable so far. What would be your dream event/concert/lineup?
I just want to go to a music festival where all the artists I want to
Waking up isn’t my favorite task in life, and the myriad of time waster later, I’m back. During those 17 hours with the living, I try my darnedest to leave potential unharnessed, and listen to too much music, sometimes obsessing over one song each day. With these songs, something about them made me return again and again and again and again. 1. “Sumer” by Rostam from Half-Light Performed by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij as part of his solo work outside the band. Half-Light was just released this year, and “Sumer” has been a in my head since. The droning feeling throughout the tune brings me to a place where everything doesn’t seem so fast. 2. “I Wish You Wouldn’t Say That” by Talking H
When I first got my hands on the album, I thought the band was called Concordia. Who would make an album about “Happy Hollows”, I thought. While Concordia wasn’t a strange name for a group, I could hardly imagine an album written about bright, happy trees and the spaces between them. I placed the cd in the player and braced myself for what had to be some crazy post-rock about an arboretum theme park.Little did I know. It soon became very clear to me that this album was not about trees, or the “Happy Hollows” between them. Each song was different, yet heartfelt, and ceaselessly creative. That’s not something that would befit a concept album about cheerful foliage, I thought to myself. I took
Kirk Nicholson DJ KEN/Kirk Nicholson (whichever you prefer) has grown up with a love for obscure music. At age 13 he discovered the band Kansas and it's all been downhill from there. From the entire discography of Kansas to a wide array of synthpop, he enjoys just about every genre, though his favorite is probably indie rock or dream pop. How long have you been working with WIDR? I've been working with WIDR for about 5 weeks now. I recently hosted my third DJ session and have been working closely with The Basement Show, which I've really been having a lot of fun with. What do you do? I host a weekly DJ show ( Wednesday nights, 7-9pm) during which we listen to a variety of exclusively new mus
Joe Vicari How long have you been volunteering at WIDR? I've been working at WIDR for about a year now. What is your most memorable moment at WIDR? Working the Already Dead Tapes Festival Which bands make up your dream lineup? For local bands it would be, Edith from Cardboard Highway and Guppy. What does WIDR and Radio Evolution mean to you? To me, Radio Evolution means bringing about chance in the scene with radio and through the community around it.
Alternative 80's- We sat down with Turtle the DJ and asked about her experiences here at WIDR FM. How long have you been DJing at WIDR? I've been a DJ at WIDR for about a year now & I've been hosting "Alternative 80s" for about 11 months. What is your most memorable moment at WIDR? My most memorable moments at WIDR are speaking with callers! Hearing stories about concerts attended when these bands were in their prime, personal anecdotes about emotions these songs evoke, and kind general conversation all are very special to me. I consider my program to be interactive, as college radio was intended to be, and I enjoy taking part in college radio culture as a peer to the listeners. Who would be
This month brought WIDR's rotation rack a variety of indie pop and rock records, perfect for crawling under the covers and hitting snooze. With fuzzy guitar chords and groovy drum patterns, this playlist is a breath of light fall air, getting you into that back to school mood once again. 1. "Diving Women", by Japanese Breakfast off the album Soft Sounds from Another Planet This epic, clocking in at just over 6 minutes, starts the playlist as it does on its album and features Michelle Zauner's ethereal vocals atop overlapping guitars. This song will make you sink into your bed, ditching that 8 a.m. class for just a few extra minutes of solace. 2. "Caught in a Lie", by Chastity Belt off the al