Get ready everyone – it’s Fall Concert time! Tickets are available NOW for Pink Sweat$ and mxmtoon, who will be on campus Friday, Oct. 27. We’re so excited for you all to see the work WDCV and MOB have been putting in to this!
Tickets available now on University Tickets!
Fall Semester is in full motion! We had a great turn out at Student Activities Fair which translates to a heap of new djs! Our meetings were well attended and now we are pairing new djs with seasoned ones for training. Keep listening as our airwaves become alive with the Voices of Dickinson College!
WDCV 24 Hours Live – December 2022
As the end semester rolled around WDCV couldn’t forget to host our 24 Hours Live! While our station already always plays music on the air 24 hours a day, last Saturday from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday we had a DJ hosting each hour of the day. Our DJs hosted political and miscellaneous talk shows and of course their usual great taste in tunes.
You know it was good if Nicki was there (Emily and Nicki are close friends).
Jam Space members of “Green Tangerine” playing at Open Mic [Emilio Gurany (’25), Owen Degenhard (’25), Nate Valleau (’25), & Matt Turk (’23)]!
This past Saturday, WDCV hosted an Open Mic! There were talented acts and a really enthusiastic crowd; awesome energy all around. Thank you to all who came out and supported live, local music! Also shoutout to that one guy in the muscle tee that got everyone up and dancing.
Zuzu Black (’25) and Aidan Lefebvre (’25) performing Zuzu’s original music
Pia Mancini (’25) reading her poem
Allan Farfan Canales (’23) rapping his self-produced music
WDCV is all about promoting local, underrepresented music and art, Open Mic was the perfect opportunity to bring that to the community! Some of the performers shared original pieces with the audience. Musicians Zuzu Black (’25), Allan Farfan Canales (’23), and Benjamin Fox (’26) all played original songs and the crowd loved their creations! Pia Mancini (’25) also read an original poem, and her passionate reading really resonated with the audience.
Venus Bhatt (’24) and Swarnim Bade Shrestha (’26) sang “Take Me To Church” by Hozier
Local student band, Green Tangerine, played “Borderline” by Tame Impala
Dead Kimberlys, featuring students Nick Rickert (’23), Aidan Sichel (’23), and Matt Turk (’23), performed “Freedom” by Rage Against the Machine
We’re in the process of getting some of our performers’ original works into our Heavy Rotation, look out for their stuff on the air! And a special thank you to our Technical Production Manager, Vivika Garrett, for setting up and managing the tech stuff for the entire event.
Benjamin Fox (’26) performed an original song
Last night, CMC Nashville, TN. put on an awesome show! The organization is a ‘study abroad’ program that teaches students for a semester all the details of putting on a show: set up, technical production, choreography, songwriting, etc. Their final exam is going on tour around the U.S., and one of their stops this year was Dickinson!
Each performance featured a lead singer, guitarist, bassist, backup singers, keyboardist, and drummer; and some acts included trumpets and trombones. Every part of each of the dozen acts were completely original and created by the students themselves.
The concert had all different genres: punk, pop, indie, metal, rap, and others! There was something for everyone to enjoy. The students put on amazing performances and our DJs and the audience loved it. We hope to see them again next year (or even next semester…).
CMC Nashville & WDCV Exec
Looking to hear some awesome live performances right here at Dickinson? WDCV is hosting an Open Mic! Join us in the first floor of Outhouse (60 Mooreland Ave, across the street from Allison Hall) November 12th from 7-9pm.
There will be live music performances, poetry readings, and more. Come out and watch, or if you want to perform check out the link below or the QR code above!
Sign up to perform here!
This past weekend, WDCV had the chance to collaborate with the Dickinson College Department of Theatre and Dance on their spring show. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the theatre and dance department decided to take this semester’s production online with the radio drama, Under Milk Wood. See below for a short synopsis of the play:
“Under Milk Wood tells the gentle story of a day in the life of a small seaside village in Wales, beginning with the first rustlings of pre-dawn and continuing until all in the village rest in the arms of nightfall. In this unique radio broadcast, the characters of the village are brought to life by a cast of over thirty voice actors composed of current Dickinson students and Dickinson alumni guest artists.”
Although originally aired on WDCV on March 5th and 6th, you can listen to the recording at your leisure by clicking the play button below.
The Dickinson College Department of Theatre and Dance
Technical assistance & help: Kent Barrett, Taylor Garrett
On Friday April 5th, Philly-based hip-hop group Hardwork Movement took the stage in Allison Community Room. Founded by two Dickinson alumni Dwight Dunston ’10 and Jeremy Keys ’11, this concert was a celebrated homecoming. With four rappers, a flutist, pianist, bassist, drummer, and trumpeter, the band’s energy immediately infected the crowd. Audience members leaned against the stage as Keys, Dunston, and the rest of the group bounced and danced through their set. Keys had a specialty for leaning up into the audience, zoning in on listener, and speaking his verses to an individual. When the music would build, the band would crouch with the tension. When the beat finally dropped, they’d all splash around the stage, infectiously dancing and singing. Dunston had multiple costume changes, sporting a denim onesie, socks and sandals, and of course Dickinson merchandise. The crowd’s favorite of course was when he grabbed our over-sized WDCV canvas poster and wrapped it around himself like a cape. Whoever sang the next verse had the honor of wrapping the sign around themselves, all the while grooving with the upbeat music. Throughout the one hour set, Hardwork Movement presented the crowd with their best songs, including freestyles in spoken verse and instrumentals.
When the set finally wrapped up, every audience member went home with an extra bump in their step. Hardwork Movement brought to Dickinson light and energy, passion and power. WDCV thanks the band for coming through, and the audience members who made it such a fun experience!
Find Hardwork Movement on spotify!
Written by Julia Ormond ’19