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Thursday, October 18, 2018
This Week on WXYC

Tune in this week to hear the following:

Free Samples (10/18/18):
DJ Civ and will be joined by a Lyndon Brown, a Senior at North Carolina Central. Lyndon has his own hip-hop based radio show and, on Thursday, the two will collaborate and discuss the effect of hip-hop in and on the black culture and experience. And there will obviously be some dope music, so listen in!!

Thursday Night Feature (10/18/18):
Best Jamaican Riddims of all time
The “Riddim”, Jamaican Patois for rhythm, refers to the instrumental part of a reggae song. The most popular riddims from Jamaica have been re-used hundreds of times through the years in covers, live performances, and sampled by electronica and hip hop artists. Join Will Vizuete as and celebrate six Jamaican riddims that rocked the world. We’ll listen to the original recordings, Will's favorite covers, and plenty of samples. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
This Week on WXYC

 
Tune in this week to hear the following shows:
 
Wednesday Night Live (10/3/18):
Wednesday Night Live is a variety show with weekly themes. The musical theme this week is What the Folk, so we will be playing folk music from around the world and from different time periods. There will also be live storytelling, movie reviews, a weather report, and a guided meditation.
 
Starlight Observers (10/3/18):
Tune in Wednesday night at 9 PM for your weekly
visit to the aether with Starlight Observers. This show is dedicated to the deep listening sounds of sonic therapy, new-age spirituality and meditation. We'll be using this hour to primarily explore the explosive new age cassette phenomenon of the late 70s to mid 90s, as well as enjoying a variety of quiet musics from a plethora of traditions and locales. Turn down the lights, close your eyes and sink into everything.
 
Thursday Night Feature (10/4/18):
tnf :: sea shanties
The release of the film Moana two years ago had every kid singing the navigation songs created for Disney by various modern composers, but the history of sea shanties and songs goes as deep and wide as the Seven Seas themselves. From the islands of the Caribbean to the coasts of Germany and Poland, sea shanties have established themselves as a way for sea-farers to build rhythm into hard labor and stave off the harsher aspects of life on the water. This week's tnf will travel through time and space to explore the world's wide range of shanty traditions. Hosted by dj k-fin.
 

Virtual Pet Sounds (10/7/18):
This week will mark the first episode of WXYC’s new video game music show, Virtual Pet Sounds! (VPS) The first hour-long show, hosted by Ike Crickmore (DJ Daddy Rock) this upcoming Sunday from 4-5pm, will be focused on examining the work of producer Soichi Terada for Sony Computer Entertainment’s Ape Escape video game series, with tracks from the original Ape Escape as well as Ape Escape 3. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
This Week on WXYC

 
Tune in this week to hear the following:
 
Wednesday Night Live (9/26/18):

Wednesday Night Live is a variety show with weekly themes. The musical theme this week is Bach to Rock, so we will alternate between classical and rock n roll. There will also be live storytelling, movie reviews, a weather report, and a guided meditation. Hosted by Jordan S and DJ Rai.
 

Starlight Observers (9/26/18):

Tune in Wednesday night at 9 PM for your weekly
visit to the aether with Starlight Observers. This show is dedicated to the deep listening sounds of sonic therapy, new-age spirituality and meditation. We'll be using this hour to primarily explore the explosive new age cassette phenomenon of the late 70s to mid 90s, as well as enjoying a variety of quiet musics from a plethora of traditions and locales. Turn down the lights, close your eyes and sink into everything.

 
Free Samples (9/27/18):

The founder of Free Samples returns for her last show!! Gabby B will be back this Thursday at 5 PM with the samples, so it's a show you'll not want to miss!
 
 
Thursday Night Feature (9/27/18):

TNF: R&Belgian Popcorn
Much like the Northern Soul scenes keeping British youth on their feet all night, Belgian Popcorn was and is a European dance music made from oft-forgotten American tunes of decades prior. The roots of Popcorn began in the late 60s dance parties of DJ Freddy Cousaert and the sound was codified at the Popcorn club in Vrasene, where couples danced to the slow, swinging tunes of American soul, Jamaican ska, and jazz and pop from around the world. North Carolinians watching youtube videos of Popcorn dancing will notice similarities to the shag, but these songs are much slower than Beach Music. For this week’s Thursday Night Feature, DJ Monty Morris digs into the R&B records of the late 50s and early 60s that caught the ear of Popcorn DJs. Whereas a lot of the soul and pop that gets called Popcorn is truly corny, these R&B tunes keep their spooky, melancholic appeal with minor key heartache spread over the irresistible beat.
 

New Science Experience (9/28/18):
NSE resident and Co-coordinator DJ ’05 Elantra will be manning the booth with a wealth of funky and adventurous dance sounds. Never afraid to mix and match genres or styles, DJ’05 blends a cohesive mix through sampling and remixing pop classics with the cutting edge. If nothing, you’ll come away knowing you’ve heard something different. To get the tracks afterward for yourself, check out NSE Spotify playlists for full tracklists!
 
 
Can I Ask You A Personal Question (9/30/18):
This week on Can I Ask You A Personal Question I will be interviewing David Deming, a bus driver for Chapel Hill who also runs a booth at the Really, Really Free Market. Among other things, we will be discussing how David moved here from Indiana after months of letter-writing between him and the woman who would eventually become his wife. Hosted by Geronimo O. 

Monday, September 10, 2018
This Week on WXYC

Hey everyone,
Here's what we've got in store for this week.
 

The musical theme this week on Wednesday Night Live is nostalgia, so we’ll be celebrating the angst of high school and awkwardness of middle school. We will be bringing back memories from kindergarten, all the way back to the crib. Between the songs, we will also have live storytelling, movie reviews, the weather, and a guided meditation. If you have a nostalgic song that you’d like us to play, text it to Jordan S @ 336-944-2984!
 

Tune in Wednesday night at 9 PM for your weekly visit to the aether with Starlight Observers. This show is dedicated to the deep listening sounds of sonic therapy, new-age spirituality and meditation. We'll be using this hour to primarily explore the explosive new age cassette phenomenon of the late 70s to mid 90s, as well as enjoying a variety of quiet musics from a plethora of traditions and locales. Turn down the lights, close your eyes and sink into everything.
 

This week on Free Samples:
Pittsburgh rapper and producer, Mac Miller, passed away Friday from an apparent overdose. He was 26 years old. To pay our respects, Free Samples and @inthecivic will dedicate a show to the Pennsylvania MC at 5 PM on this coming Thursday.
 

tnf :: sea shanties
The release of the film Moana two years ago had every kid singing the navigation songs created for Disney by various modern composers, but the history of sea shanties and songs goes as deep and wide as the Seven Seas themselves. From the islands of the Caribbean to the coasts of Germany and Poland, sea shanties have established themselves as a way for sea-farers to build rhythm into hard labor and stave off the harsher aspects of life on the water. This week's tnf will travel through time and space to explore the world's wide range of shanty traditions. Hosted by dj k-fin.
 
 
This week on Can I Ask You A Personal Question I will be interviewing David Deming, a bus driver for Chapel Hill who also runs a booth at the Really, Really Free Market. Among other things, we will be discussing how David moved here from Indiana after months of letter-writing between him and the woman who would eventually become his wife.
 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
This Week on WXYC

Here's what we've got coming up this week!
 
Wednesday Night Live (9/5/18):
Wednesday Night Live is a variety show with themed music, live storytelling, movie reviews, a weather forecast, and a guided meditation. The musical theme this week is Girl Power, so you will hear songs from badass female-presenting people and femme-fronted groups! Hosted by Jordan S and DJ Rai.

Starlight Observers (9/5/18):
Tune in Wednesday night at 9 PM for your weekly visit
to the aether with Starlight Observers. This show is dedicated to the deep listening sounds of sonic therapy, new-age spirituality and meditation. We'll be using this hour to primarily explore the explosive new age cassette phenomenon of the late 70s to mid 90s, as well as enjoying a variety of quiet musics from a plethora of traditions and locales. Turn down the lights, close your eyes and sink into everything.

Thursday Night Feature (9/6/18):
tnf :: hometown hideaways, vol 2: schoolhouse jazzmatazz
For it's second volume, Hometown Hideaway presents; Schoolhouse Jazzmatazz. Tune in to hear private press recordings of high school and college jazz bands. In the late sixties, high school band directors started adding elements of pop/rock tunes into their song choices, while college band leaders began composing their own tunes. This TNF will feature both lo-fi and very well produced high school and collegiate jazz from across the land, but in particular the last hour will be devoted to the deep orchestral funk of the Towson State University Jazz Ensemble composed and conducted by the underrated funketeer Hank Levy. Featuring Jack Bonney of Carolina Soul records and hosted by tall mountain.  

Monday, August 20, 2018
This Week on WXYC

Here's what we've got coming up this week:
 
Tune in Wednesday night at 9 PM for your weekly visit to the aether with Starlight
Observers. This show is dedicated to the deep listening sounds of sonic therapy, new-age spirituality and meditation. We'll be using this hour to primarily explore the explosive new age cassette phenomenon of the late 70s to mid 90s, as well as enjoying a variety of quiet musics from a plethora of traditions and locales. Turn down the lights, close your eyes and sink into everything.
 
On Free Samples this week, the Free is returning to the age of New Jack Swing! With the boom-bap style and the soft-but-sultry attitude, Free Samples will revisit the Philly and NYC vocalists of the early 90s. Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, and New Edition will are just a few that will remind listeners of the East Coast Golden Age. The "Swing" is back in effect on Thursday Evening, from 5-7 PM!
 
tnf :: brian paulson
know the name? xyc's catalog sure does! during the 80s, 90s, and aughts, brian paulson recorded records by, among others: (listed alphabeticaly) archers of loaf, bastro, beck, cracker, dinosaur jr., gastr del sol, polvo, royal trux, slint, son volt, superchunk, the sea and cake, the wedding present, wilco, uncle tupelo, and u.s. maple. today brian lives in carrboro and works in unc's southern folklife collection. we'll spin and discuss some of the records he's contributed to, and maybe a few of his other faves as well.  

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