COLLEGE RADIO DAY!!!

 

October 11th is the first ever College Radio Day!  This is super awesome and we are so excited to participate in it.  College Radio Day was created to help showcase the wonderful stations across the country that may be seen as secret gems within in community they serve.  Many colleges have been selling their radio licenses to fill gaps in their budget, but once that happens, you aren’t going to get the station back and a void is left on campus and the community.  Please support WDCV by listening in and telling others what a great station we are.  We love Dickinson & Carlisle and we plan on being around for a long, long time!

Blast from the Past – WDCV 50’s & 60’s Archive

A few years ago one of our exec staff ventured over to the Dickinson Archives to find all of the great WDCV items hidden there.  I’m not sure why it has taken this long to post them but here is the first batch of them.  There are probably 7 or 8 collections we will be  posting so stay tuned!

 

Become a WDCV DJ!!

School is here and WDCV is looking for djs to fill our airwaves with delightful tunes!  If you are interested in becoming a dj (or returning from last year) you can stop by the WDCV table at activities night.  We will hold dj meetings on Sept. 14th & 15th (you only have to attend 1) in Tome 115 @7pm to give you all of the information you will need to get started.  Follow us on Facebook for updates!  If you have any other questions, or just want to say hello, email us at wdcvfm at gmail.com



WDCV’s Discover Dickinson!

 

On Friday, August 26th,  WDCV hosted it’s second Discover Dickinson orientation workshop. WDCV exec staff showed first-years around the station, helped them play their first song over the air and had them make posters for our upcoming DJ meeting. The groups showed lots of potential, for excellent DJs, awesome exec members and maybe even station manager someday. Only time will tell. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures below!

From Left to Right: Nasir, Eli, Nancy, Aaron, Bre

Foster the People

Foster the People

Torches

★★★/5

 

This is the first full album from Foster the People. It’s electronic and synthy, but remains grounded in perfectly danceable pop.  Torches can seem a little gimicky and cheesy at times, perhaps even unmemorable, but the tracks “Pumped Up Kicks”  and  “Don’t Stop” are pretty good.  But the album does drag a bit, it gets repetitive, and you feel as if you’ve heard it all before, which may not be a completely a bad thing, But it gets strong again on the track “Miss You”

 

Tessa

The Ladybug Transistor

The Ladybug Transistor

Clutching Stems

★★★/5

It’s been 16 years since this Brooklyn based band started making albums, this is their 7th.  The lush pop music that has characterized The Ladybug Transistor’s sound is still true as ever in Clutching Stems. This is the first album released after, drummer, San Fadyl’s death in 2007.  It is apparent that this new album was made with their past drummer’s memory in mind.  The album is sad but hopeful, most songs about love, lost unrequited, found. Lead singer, Gary Olson’s voice is nicely complimented  throughout the album by Frida Eklund’s backing vocals.

 

Tessa

bedouin soundclash

Bedouin Soundclash

Light the Horizon

★★★/5

This is the Toronto based group’s fourth full length album and it is very very good.  The mix of punk, reggae, rock and soul work together to create a full sound which leaves the listener satisfied.  The opening track “Mountain Top”  is so upbeat and light it borders on Vampire Weekend type cheesy, but it remains fun and serious enough to keep you listening.  By the third song, “May you Be the Road”  which is so personal and touching you’re hooked.  Coeur de pirate features on the song “Brutal Hearts”  which after listening to you’ll also feel would be a perfect song on any mix cd.  Give them a listen, I like them, it’s a serious kind of album, with hints of mournfulness and melancholy amidst the reggae.

 

Tessa