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Here’s What To Listen To On Columbia Radio Stations

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. WBAR Barnard Residential Life: Heard great things […]

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At Last, The Verdi Bicentennial Has Arrived

The moment we have all collectively dreamed of has finally arrived: come October 8th, the WKCR Classical Verdi Bicentennial will begin, and it will be everything the Wagner Bicentennial was and more. A 48-hour broadcast will celebrate Verdi’s life and work, and general musical delight will abound. While the full schedule has yet to be […]

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Why College Radio Still Matters

In appreciation for its ancestral role in our own lineage, Bwog posts features from each new issue of The Blue and White (whose new website will launch next week!). You can look forward to a personal exploration of the Trans Narrative; a debunking of the Board of Trustees; and an interview with Ta-Neshi Coates. Snatch up […]

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Know Your Organizations

As the school year starts, you will be inundated with student groups asking you to leave your fields to flower and join them.  Before you go signing up for every listserv under the sun, we wanted to provide you with a brief rundown on the cafeteria of Columbia–those student groups that make the most buzz […]

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Senior Wisdom: James Bennett II

In the first Senior Wisdom of the day we bring you the wonderful James Bennett II, star of Columbia’s Harlem Shake, Sensual Sundays, the International Butler Anthem, WKCR jazz shows, your dreams, and so on and so forth… Name, Hometown, School: James A. Bennett, II; Baltimore, MD (the original Bay Area- Chesapeake what up); Columbia College […]

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AskBwog: Wagner Bicentennial on WKCR?

You may have realized that Bwog is secretly a huge opera fan.  So when this question landed in our tip form, we were more than happy to find the answer. Dear Bwog, I just heard WKCR is doing a 48 hour broadcast to commemorate Wagner’s bicentennial in a week and a half. Can somebody please […]

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WKCR Sports on Chad Washington and Those Tweets by Some Football Players

Two days ago, NBC reported that Chad Washington, CC ’15, was charged aggravated harassment as a hate crime against an Asian student, and that he was other football players who have yet to be charged. Yesterday, WKCR Sports compiled an album of racist, homophobic, and sexist tweets by various football players. Yesterday night was WKCR […]

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Some Football Players’ Bigoted Tweets

In light of yesterday’s news that sophomore Chad Washington was charged with a hate crime and the allegations that more people were involved in the incident, many were intrigued by the CU Football team’s impressively unprotected Twitter accounts. An hour ago, WKCR Sports tweeted a link to an Imgur album with a good number of […]

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What Are You Up To Tonight?

On the third night of the Columbia Music Festival, WKCR is giving us Barry Altschul’s BRAHMA at 8:30 pm in the Lerner Party Space.  But if you want a full night packed full of Columbia-centric music programming, the community has got you covered: CUSH is having a Discussion on Underground & Mainstream Hip-Hop at 7 […]

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Columbia Music Festival Announces More Acts

Columbia Music Festival keeps getting more exciting! After their announcement two weeks ago that Hoodie Allen would be the festival’s first headliner, more acts have been announced today by WBAR, Live at Lerner, and WKCR. WBAR announced that their headliner will be New York rapper Le1f. The concert will also include Queens rap trio Children of […]

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Radiohead: A Conversation with Ben Young

In this latest installment of “The Conversation,” senior editor Claire Sabel speaks with the director of WKCR-FM, Ben Young, CC ’92. Young is known at Columbia’s student-run station by the moniker HBA. From this vantage point, the jazz historian has overseen generations of student programmers serve, as he once did and continues to do, the station’s […]

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WKCR Invades Shea Stadium

Tomorrow at 8 pm WKCR Offbeat is holding a pretty exciting concert at Shea Stadium (no, not that one) in Brooklyn.  Beat bopper Alexandra Svokos sat down with Concert Coordinator Thuto Somo to learn more. Bwog: What was the the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito show on WKCR in the 1990s like?  Has KCR had other concerts like […]

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WKCR Fined $10k For Being Lazy

Update, May 29th, 3:57 pm: According to WKCR’s Publicity Director, Thuto Somo, the trustees will not pay the fine. Rather, “WKCR will pay for the fine out of the money it earns through fundraising. Recent FCC fines against WCKR have been dealt with by the station, and with listener support.” In addition, we’d like to clarify […]

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This Bwog Life: Columbia Stories

At 9 pm tomorrow night, WKCR is broadcasting the first part of This Columbia Life, a two-hour radio show created by Emily Kwong and Anneke Gronke, both CC ’12. Emily and Anneke recorded various Columbia students as they talked about or performed arts pieces about their experiences at Columbia. But now the interviewers have become […]

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Where Art Thou?

No Bacchanal? No Holi? None of these shenanigans? What are you going to do with all your time this weekend? Answer: see some awesome artsy things. From the Columbia-Juilliard recital this evening to a French movie about toilets on Monday, Columbia’s arts editor Alex Katz has you covered.  Wednesday Music Performance Program & Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Present […]

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