The Evens Show at Midtown Scholar HBG

891621_10151505826354725_348628159_oSaturday night Harrisburg welcomed a punk legend to the stage at the Midtown Scholar.  The Evens (Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Fugazi, Founder of Dischord Records fame and Amy Farina) played an hour long set to a packed house.  The Scholar is such a lovely change of setting for shows that I normally attend.  The balconies made it so there wasn’t a bad view in the house (especially for us vertically challenged folks).

It was an intimate show with lots of good band/crowd banter.  Ian requested a few sing alongs and (most of) the crowd happily obliged.  The Evens are obviously a much more chill band in comparison to Minor Threat and Fugazi but there are flares of intensity throughout the songs.  Ian didn’t make it through the show without giving one of his signature speeches to a few fellas who were dancing a bit to aggressively for his liking.  This would be expected as it was St. Patty’s Day Weekend in Harrisburg.  There were also a good number of little ones running about which isn’t good at many shows but this was an exception.  It’s wonderful when kids can be introduced to live music at an early age and I wish there were more all ages shows in the area. Kudos to the Evens, Moviate & Midtown Scholar for putting on a great show!

**A little WDCV from the archives…WDCV brought Fugazi here in 1988 and they played in ATS.  Whoa. **

WDCV Sports Broadcasters Cover NCAA DIII Tournament

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WDCV has always presented consistent coverage of Red Devil Athletics for both men’s and women’s games.  Their basketball coverage has been extended this season since the Men’s team has gone on to the NCAA Tournament.  We are pleased as punch that WDCV’s Sports Broadcasts have gained a wider audience in the last few days.  CBS Sports has bloggedabout how Dickinson Students “show perfect, proper way to storm the court”.  By using Dickinson’s own UStream video with WDCV’s commentary, we are able to see & hear the excitement in the air that night!

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Men’s Basketball in NCAA Tournament Broadcast on WDCV



This weekend, Dickinson’s men’s basketball team will be playing Marietta in the Kline Center during the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  Tune into WDCV at 88.3fm in carlisle or online, to hear quality play by play coverage of the game if you can’t attend (or listen while your there too on your phone!)  Some of our broadcasters have watched and covered this team for four years so they really understand the growth of the team from 4-20 in 2009-10 to 20-7 CC champs this year.  Good Luck Team and thank you Red Devil Radio for your continual fantastic coverage of Dickinson Athletics!

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Dickinson Men’s Basketball

Pioneers of Marietta College (Marietta, Ohio)

Saturday, March 2

7 p.m.

Dickinson College

$6 per ticket
($3 for students, seniors and children)

Spring 2013 DJ Meetings & Activities Night

Come out and visit this friendly bunch on activities night!

Come out and visit this friendly bunch on activities night!

Welcome Back WDCVer’s!  We are changing things a little this year and splitting our DJ meetings into different meetings for returning or new DJs.  Returning DJs should come to the meeting Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in Stafford Auditorium in Rector.  New DJs can attend one of 2 meetings either January 29th or January 30th 7:00pm, also in Stafford Auditorium.

If you aren’t sure that you want to be a DJ but have heard about how awesome it is to have a radio show, you should stop by our table at Activities Night on Wednesday January 23rd in the Social Hall at 6pm.  Meet some of the exec board, grab a stickers, buttons and free cds.  Maybe even buy one of our SWEET shirts! Our Sports Broadcasters will be there too so chat with them about your future career at ESPN.

Democracy Now! Inauguration Coverage

Monday, January 21, 2013 (11am-4pm on WDCV)

Democracy Now! team will be on location in Washington DC to cover the Presidential Inauguration and observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Democracy Now! will take at look back at President Obama’s first term in office, analyze prospects for his second term plus examine the civil rights, social and economic justice and anti-war legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Democracy Now! is a daily independent global news hour broadcast on WDCV at 11am and 11pm Monday through Friday.105f257cc387b80a4047db4466c56bd4

“Revenge of the Underground Jazz Composer”…or…Who the Hell is Bob Zieff?

A few years ago, an article was written for Dickinson’s Sirena Journal that gives a detailed look at WDCV’s resident Jazz DJ, Bob Zieff.  Did you know he is a famous jazz composer who has composed for jazz greats like Chet Baker?  You will recognize his soft, paced voice when listening to his show, Jazz Pathways, Sundays from 12-2pm.  The following is only an excerpt from the article but the entire thing can be read here.

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Visit to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair

While traipsing about NYC this weekend I was able to stop by the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair and see some of our favorite labels.  It was a big hipster, music-nerd fest and I was in complete heaven.  Also, WDCV Station Manager alum (and current DJ) Chris Bratton was in the area too so we got so we got to geek out on music together.  Also, even if you don’t like records, you should go for the food.  Good god…..the food!!!

College Radio Day-October 2nd 2012

Thank you for supporting WDCV for over 50 years!  Many colleges have sold their broadcasting licenses for a quick profit so we are very grateful that Dickinson has shown that we mean something to this campus and community by giving us the financial and administrative support we need to keep broadcasting.  Check out the College Radio Day page for more information and keep listening to WDCV at 88.3 on your FM dial or online!

New T-Shirts Now Available!!! (Limited Time Only!)

We finally have T-Shirts for purchase online! YAY! Now you can show your WDCV pride with brand new t-shirt.  The bookstore is selling them as well as their online store.  WDCV will be selling them at different events over Homecoming Weekend when we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary.  Get ’em while they’re hot, they won’t be available for online purchase for very long.  This is a limited run!

Buy a White Shirt

Buy a Black Shirt


You’re Invited! WDCV 50th Anniversary Celebration-Homecoming Weekend

Hello All!
It’s almost here! WDCV’s BIG 50th Anniversary Celebration is exactly one month away. We are so excited we can barely contain ourselves. Our exec staff is already planning out the details of the day….and the day is PACKED with fun stuff! We can finally tell you all of the events we have in store for you on Saturday, September 29th 2012.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.
WDCV will be participating in Homecoming Fall Fest

New this year – see what Dickinson is all about! Come to Belvedere Field (behind the stadium) and visit the festival as student clubs, academic departments and on-campus organizations showcase what they are doing. Belvedere Field

1 p.m.
WDCV Sports Broadcasters will be broadcasting the Red Devils vs. Franklin & Marshall Football Game

Wear red to show your school spirit! At halftime, the newest members of Dickinson’s Sports Hall of Fame will be introduced: At halftime, the newest members of Dickinson’s Sports Hall of Fame will be introduced. Christine Hufenbecher ’02 (indoor & outdoor track), Keith Fischer ’02 (football), Kim Unsworth Franklin ’96 (swimming), Liz Allen Starks ’02 (cross country/indoor & outdoor track). Longtime equipment manager Sherwood “Dutch” Kepner will be posthumously inducted, and the 1999-2002 Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Team also will be honored for their achievements. $3 for adults, $1 for children over 10, free for students with their Dickinson ID and children under 10. Biddle Field
***WDCV’s very own Sports Broadcasting Advisor, Keith Fischer ’02, will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at half time!!***

3-5 p.m.
WDCV 50th Anniversary Open House

Stop by WDCV’s Studio for a tour of our digs in the lower level of the HUB. Check out our timeline of WDCV’s history in the hallway leading up to the station. The studio will be open for Alumni DJs so bring some music along or just get behind the mic again and tell Dickinson & Carlisle what you have been up to. Mingle with alums and current DJs, eat some snacks, reminisce, tell us secrets about WDCV that we never would have known……

5-7 p.m.
WDCV 50th Anniversary Reception

This is where we will really celebrate you, the alumni, for getting us here. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres with great company plus music from old radio shows.
Reception will be held in Rector Atrium
***Please RSVP to this event so we can have a count for food. ***

What else do we have up our sleeves? We have ordered a big pile of WDCV gear so you can leave Dickinson and promote your love of all things WDCV. We will have free buttons and stickers and we will be selling t-shirts (at very reasonable prices!). All of our great WDCV exec staff and DJs will also be wearing WDCV shirts so ask any of them if you need directions or help finding what WDCV events are going on over the weekend.

Finally, if you haven’t filled out our Alumni Survey yet, please do so! We would love to hear about what you are currently up to and all about your time at WDCV!

Keep connected with us!

See you on September 29th!