A Promising Year For WUSO

Do you want to have a favorite radio station that offers a different range of genres you can listen to whenever you want while on campus? Wittenberg has WUSO-89.1, and this radio station has just what you need.
The awesome sounds of Wittenberg’s very own student-run radio station WUSO-89.1 is back for another year of amazing sound.
This year, WUSO has already increased its student programming shows by over 300 percent.
“By the end of the month, we hope to have student- or faculty-run shows from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week,” said Sean Oberschlake, President of WUSO.
WUSO is giving their listeners a wide variety of genres this year. The genres include indie, rock and roll, punk, hip-hop, EDM, hip-hop instrumental, ambient oldies, 2000s, country, gospel and more. Schedules for specific times of each genre will be printed and hung in residence halls and academic buildings for student and faculty listeners.
In addition to the huge moves WUSO is making, the radio station is putting on a fall music festival. The date and lineup will be released the week of Sept. 13, 2015.
“The title is Wittstock. We have all our acts booked,” Oberschlake said.
The starting lineup for the weekly programs include:
“The Grind,” which runs from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. Its genres involved hip-hop/Top 40/EDM/remix. It airs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
“The Feature” program will feature one artist’s music a week in a one-hour segment. The show will be put on by a passionate guest DJ. Some artists WUSO has discussed featuring are The Smiths, Beyoncé, Yo La Tengo, Florence + the Machine and many more.
“The Hot 15” is a showcase of the CD Review Committee’s favorite songs of 2015.
The fun doesn’t stop there. The WUSO Executive Board has a plan to head to the College Music Journal Marathon in New York City. These students will learn more about college radio and take a look at some of the best up and coming artists.
WUSO has even bigger plans to upgrade its website.
“We are revamping the website to create more of a music-news style format, featuring album reviews, favorite lists, Jock Spotlight,” Oberschlake said.
This year, WUSO will be celebrating its BIG 5-0. Therefore, the Executive Board is currently in the process of planning for their fiftieth birthday.
WUSO also encourages students to invite them to events.
“Have a private event? Contract a WUSO Jock to DJ your event,” Oberschlake said.
If any student wants to stop by and jam or talk, Oberschlake has office hours in the basement of Firestine every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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