Never listened to a WBAR/WKCR show before? Want to? Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, Bwog’s always looking out for you. Bwoggers, Jenny Zhu and Megan Chew, asked around Bwog and Barnumbia for the best radio shows our university has to offer. Here’s what the people have to say.
Barnard Residential Life: Heard great things about Barnard Residential Life, 2 to 4am on Fridays. The show critiques Barnard Residential Life and Housing through music expression. There’s some controversial commentary about elevators.
Broadway on Broadway: This show is “excellent” and “a wild time”. They play show tunes from 8 to 10am on Tuesdays.
Challo This Time: With one DJ in New York City, one DJ studying abroad in Beijing, and a weekly in-studio guest, Challo This Time reps good times and South Asian tunes. They air from 12 to 2pm on Mondays.
Dead Deli: Airing on Saturdays from 4 to 6pm, Dead Deli plays an array of underground tunes. The DJs described the show as “TMZ meets bandcamp meet Google+”.
Hyphenated-Con Guion: It’s all about Latinx discourse and bops! It’s on from 12 to 2pm on Sundays.
Junglee Beatz: Plays South Asian tracks that really get you through hump day from 8 to 10pm on Wednesdays. With a different theme each week, all songs are from artists with South Asian backgrounds and influences. There’s always a huge variety, from Bollywood to MIA, so it’s always new and interesting! And the host (Aashna Singh) is so, so cool.
Other People’s Moms: Every week, they interview a new mom about their identity as a mom. You get to hear all kinds of mom advice, mom philosophies, and mom mantras! It’s on from 6 to 8pm on Fridays.
Ya Dancer: Tune in for all different kinds of British music every Thursday from 2 to 4am.
9:99 PM In The City: Obscure/underground trap followed by extreme metal from 2 to 4am on Mondays.
Afternoon New Music: They play new music. Wednesdays 3 to 6pm.
Eastern Standard Time: This Jamaican music programme focuses on the “golden era” of 70s reggae. They also play early ska and rock steady, Jamaican dancehall, and brings in tons of studio guests (like Joe Higgs, Cedric Brooks, and many others)! They air on Sundays from 8am to 12pm.
Jazz Alternatives: The show plays a whole range of modern and new jazz. They have a rotating cast of DJs with their own unique styles. On Wednesdays, artists are invited to the studio. It airs from 6 to 9pm every weekday, and we’ve heard great things about Friday.
Next Stop 116th Street: On during the News and Arts time slot on Mondays from 9 to 10pm. They literally just talk about public transit and politics and it’s so in depth and interesting. You learn why there are delays on certain lines, reasoning for track work in specific areas, and what the city is doing to cut down on commuting time. Really cool stuff!
Offbeat: Playing hip hop from 1 to 5am on Fridays! It continues the legacy of the Stretch & Bobbito show (Jay Z was on it before he became famous).
Studio A: A literary programme that interviews some amazing and unique writers about themselves and their texts. It airs from 9 to 10pm on Sundays.
Happy listening everyone!
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