End of the year wrap-up

So the end of the spring semester is almost here, and I’d like to personally thank all of our listeners and DJs for one of the most successful years that WJJW has seen in a long time. Our programming and listenership has grown immensely, and it would not be without the hard work of the WJJW staff. We’re sad to see a few of our senior DJs leave, but I’m sure we’ll have some great new ones to take their place in the fall!

If you’re an MCLA student and would like to be a part of WJJW, we’d love to have you on board! Contact Tyson Luneau or Stephan Rochefort via FirstClass or send an email to wjjw@mcla.edu

Our regularly scheduled programming will be ending on Wednesday, May 9th. We’ll be off the air for the summer, but we’ll be back in September with a new schedule and more great programming.

Thanks all,

Tyson Luneau (Station Manager)

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FULL-INTERNET STREAM IS UP NOW!!!

After roughly 6 months of working out the kinks, our full-internet stream is now up and running. Now, you can listen to WJJW from any computer. The stream is no longer restricted to the campus network.

Thanks to everyone who has been hanging in there. It’s been a process, but we’re thrilled to finally have this going. In under a year, we’ve gone from a barely-functioning FM-only station to a fully-functioning, FM and internet station with over 30 programs. An extra special thanks to all of our DJs for their hard work this semester.

 

Listen to WJJW from anywhere HERE

To share this info, direct people to: http://wjjwradio.wordpress.com/stream

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Weekly Show Spotlight: The Sunday Recoup/Thirsty Thursday

For our first Weekly Show Spotlight, we sat down with Pete Zdziarski, Noah Bowman, and Will Jones, the hosts of two of our great new shows: The Sunday Recoup and Thirsty Thursday. Here’s what they had to say

WJJW: First off, introduce yourselves (Name – Graduating Class – Major – Hometown):

Will: Peter Zdziarski – 2015 – English Communications – Southfield, MA
Noah Bowman – 2015 – Arts Management – Brooklyn, NY
Will Jones – 2015 – Sport Management – Sturbridge, MA

WJJW: When did you start your show, and when does it run each week?

Will: We began in the Fall of 2011. The Sunday Recoup is every Sunday from 2pm – 5pm, and Thirsty Thursday runs from 6pm-9pm every Thursday.

WJJW: What types of music do you typically play on the show?

Will: Everything. Indie, rock, hip-hop, etc.

WJJW: What is your favorite thing about college radio?

Will: There are a lot of responsibilities, but it is worth it for the freedom and flexibility you have on the air.

WJJW: Are there any cool or unique things you’ve done or are planning to do on the show?

Will: We want to have a live performance on the show. We’re also planning on having on-air guests for every show. We’re always looking to do talk sessions with fun topics (battle of the sexes, dumb fun stuff like that).

WJJW: (for each DJ) Top 5 records?

Noah: Menomena – Friend and Foe
My Morning Jacket – Z
Sunset Rub Down – Dragon Slayer
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – Not Animal
Japandroids – Post-Nothing

Pete: How the West Was Won – Led Zeppelin
Rubber Factory – Black Keys
Transatlanticism – Death Cab For Cutie
Broken Boy Soldiers – The Raconteurs
Show Your Bones – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Will: Dave Matthews Band – The Best of What’s Around
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Eminem – 8 Mile
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
Kanye West – The College Dropout

WJJW: Cool. Where on the internet can people find out more about your show?

Will: Check out the Facebook group for The Sunday Recoup.

WJJW: Anything else you’d like to add?

Will: WE NEED MORE LISTENERS!

Make sure to check out both Thirsty Thursday and The Sunday Recoup! Stay tuned for another weekly show spotlight next week!

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Streaming Update: Almost There!

Here is the latest update on the full-internet stream for WJJW. We have selected a streaming service and will be sending in a purchase order early next week. Our hardware is ready to go, and if all goes as planned payment-wise, we should be fully online this time next week!

More information will be posted as it becomes available. For now, if you are on the MCLA campus computer network, you can listen to WJJW online at the following link:

http://audio.mcla.edu

Thanks to everyone for hanging in there, and stay tuned for more exciting news regarding the stream!

-Tyson Luneau (Station Manager)

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new: Rise and Fall Deceiver 7″ EP out now!

Ghent, Belgium’s RISE AND FALL have released a new 7″EP entitled “Deceiver” that is a preview of their anticipated full-length “Faith”, due out in early 2012. The record, out now on Deathwish Inc, contains two tracks: “Deceiver” and “Sinking in Sin”, the latter being a cover song originally written by the Belgian hardcore band CONGRESS.

If this record is any indicator of what the full-length will be sounding like, “Faith” will likely make top 10 lists everywhere. “Deceiver”, while not being a huge departure from their previous material, is simply superb. Anyone who is a fan of heavy, yet dark sounding hardcore bands like Tragedy, His Hero is Gone, and Converge will more than likely love this new 7″.

Be on the lookout for Rise and Fall’s new full-length record, “Faith”, set to be released in early 2012 on Deathwish Inc. You can find out more at the following link: http://www.deathwishinc.com/news/#655

You can hear Rise and Fall’s new 7″EP, “Deceiver” in its entirety tonight on The Big Takeover at 9pm. If you’re on the MCLA campus, you can listen to the show online at:

http://audio.mcla.edu

http://audio.mcla.edu

http://audio.mcla.edu

 

- Tyson Luneau (Station Manager)

 

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WJJW: The student-run radio station of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Thanks for checking out our brand new website for WJJW, the student-run radio station at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA. We’re off to a great start this year, with over 30 active programs run by both veteran and new DJs.

We’re currently anticipating our full-internet online stream for the week of November 1st. We had some technical issues regarding the upgrade earlier this month, but we will be selecting a service next week and will be getting things going very soon! Stay tuned!

This website will function as a WJJW blog, with news and updates about the station, as well as music and news-related posts by our DJs.

For students on the MCLA Campus network, you can listen to the station online at:

http://audio.mcla.edu
http://audio.mcla.edu
http://audio.mcla.edu

Also, check us out on Facebook!

If you are a student at MCLA and would like to get involved with WJJW, please contact any of the following E-Board members: Tyson Luneau, Stephan Rochefort, Jarret Widdop, or Joanna Finfer.

Thanks!

- Tyson Luneau (Station Manager)

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