Nov. 18, 2013, 1:52 p.m.
When: Dec. 13, 2013, 7 p.m.
Location: Diana Event Oval
Location: Diana Event Oval
Whoa! Our annual winter formal is here! We're really excited to announce the lineup, and here it is: **** DIARRHEA PLANET - Nashville ska...
Winter Formal 3013 Approaching!!
Dec. 10, 2013, 3:55 a.m.
Get ready for an awesome friday!! Check out this "promo" video (psyche, its real). http://vimeo.com/81468043
WBAR Presents: Winter Formal 3013 - A Space Prom
Nov. 18, 2013, 1:52 p.m.
Whoa! Our annual winter formal is here! We're really excited to announce the lineup, and here it is: **** DIARRHEA PLANET - Nashville skate-pop (diarrheaplanet.bandcamp.com) *** PORCHES - NY atmospheric folk-rawk (porchesmusic.bandcamp.com) ** DESIGNER - Massachusetts brovant garde (designer1.bandcamp.com) * NO REGRETS COYOTE - Tennessee up & coming pop-punk (noregretscoyoteband.blogspot.com/) And a theme: *SPACE PROM*. That's formal space attire -- bust out the Starfleet uniforms. We'll be crowing an Intergalactic Overlord & Overlady. That's something to strive for Date & Time & Location: December 13th 2013 (aka 3013) 7 - 11 PM Diana Event Oval -- 117th and Broadway, take the 1 train!! FREE // ALL AGES // OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LOVE U - WBAR Also, RSVP on this facebook linK! : https://www.facebook.com/events/679578808728138
The Cheese Log - Tasty Tunes
Oct. 23, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
This week's featured show is The Cheese Log, which airs Sunday mornings from midnight to 2am. We talked to its DJs, Reina and Sam, about (what else) cheese. WBAR: Where are you guys from? CHEESE LOG: Reina is from Marblehead, MA-- a small town with a lot of golden retrievers and yacht clubs. She's a cat person who doesn't like boats... Sam is from Jericho, Long Island - more like lawng eye land. (SAM: I've been told I have a slight accent. I'm sorry.) W: How long have you been WBAR DJs? CL: Since fall 2012, our freshman year. W: How did you choose your show's name? CL: The first time we went to West Side [Market] during the first week of school, we were so excited by how many cheeses they had: we wanted to try all of them! For a solid month, we bought a new cheese every week, and we would keep track of all of them in our CHEESE LOG! We submitted our first WBAR application, in a movie theater, 15 minutes before the deadline. The first thing that came to mind was our Cheese Log. We no longer buy new cheese every week, but it will always be logged. The pun with actual cheese logs was unintentional, sorry to disappoint. W: What kind of cheese do you like best? SAM: To be completely honest, goat cheese is my ultimate favorite. I know we're supposed to say something weird so people can go out and discover a new cheese, but if I say anything else, I'd be lying. Eating goat cheese on a cracker with apricot jam is my favorite thing to do. REINA: Goat and Brie. All the way. But if we're being fancy, Ekte Geitost is probably the coolest cheese out there. It's technically a goat cheese, but it has a nutty/buttery flavor. Plus, it's Norwegian, so it has Thor on its side. W: What's a song or artist you played on your last episode? CL: We've played a lot of Minks this year. Our favorite songs are Romans, Doomed and Cool, and Margot. We play music to get yo' party started. Tune in for some cool tunes. Thanks!
Roundin' out the semester
Dec. 1, 2013, 5:23 p.m.
Hi. We're nearing the end of the semester for WBAR, just want to keep everyone in the loop. Hope you've enjoyed what WBAR's been airing, 'cause its great. We'll continue to air officially for a few more weeks, and some shows will run until December 20th, depending on how DJs final schedules work out, etc. Be sure to come to our winter formal on the 13th, SPACE PROM 3013!! Thanks for listening and coming to our shows and everything!
Spheres of Madness
Nov. 11, 2013, 4:59 p.m.
This week's featured show is Spheres of Madness--one of WBAR's only heavy metal programs. Below, DJ Stephen Merwin answers all of our burning questions. WBAR: Where are you from? Stephen Merwin: I'm from this neighborhood of Manhattan. I did not have to travel very far for school. W: Where does your show title come from? SM: Spheres of Madness comes from a song by Decaptitated (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KZQNxWjgao). They were one of the first bands to get me into death metal, especially this song. I've seen them live twice, and I've rarely seen shows get crazier than when they play this song. W: How long have you been a WBAR DJ? SM: I've been a WBAR DJ since the beginning of my sophomore year in Fall 2010. W: What do you play on your show? SM: I play all kinds of heavy metal on my show. Generally, I play mostly stuff I've been listening to recently (both new and old stuff) as well as classics. I try to have a balance between older music and newer music, but it really depends on which of the two I've been spending more time listening to recently. I try to limit songs to one per band so I can have a diverse playlist and play some more obscure tracks. Lately I've been listening to a lot of New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) from the early 80s, especially bands who didn't release much material. One of these bands was Trespass, who only released a few singles. I played their song "The Duel" from their "Bright Lights" single from 1981 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTTlM0hsfRU). W: See any good shows lately? SM: I haven't been to a concert in a while, but last winter I saw Enslaved and caught a toy version of Mjolnir that was thrown into the crowd. I also saw Brutal Truth at St. Vitus in Brooklyn and hung out with Dan Lilker for a few minutes. St. Vitus generally has great shows even if you go in not knowing any of the bands. I'm also going to see High on Fire this Friday, as well as Red Fang and Gorguts in December.
WBAR Stream Issue -- Resolved
Sept. 28, 2013, 4:12 p.m.
Update at 4:58 PM: Things are back online, the issue was pretty minor actually. Carry on with the listening! ~~~~~ 4:12 PM: Just want to let everyone know that our radio internet stream is currently down. We are trying very hard to fix it. Will keep this post updated with news. Thanks for your patience. - WBAR staff