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Zine Workshop!
When: March 26, 2019, 6 p.m.
Location: 203 Diana
We’ll be having our Zine Workshop for people to come through and draw out some cool pages to submit for the annual spring zine :) The whole ...
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Zine Workshop!
We’ll be having our Zine Workshop for people to come through and draw out some cool pages to submit for the annual spring zine :) The whole staff will be there with snacks and good tunes, so please join us! Regardless of if you join us, March 26th at 11:59pm is when pages are due – use this space to talk about why you love WBAR, promote your band, just have a fun time with it!
Important Notice about WBAR Studio
This past winter break, Facilities worked on renovating our studio and office space and putting in new flooring and made the majority of improvements to the office space. However, they couldn't complete the studio renovations because they discovered the presence of asbestos under the carpet, which is a common building material used throughout NYC. The College contracted with a third party to test the air quality in the studio, and they determined the air is safe and poses no threat. The third party's air monitoring statement is available upon request sent to the main wbar email. In order to remove the asbestos, the College would need to close off a portion of the area, including the hallway, which is not possible with the traffic in that intersection (which includes Primary Care). Therefore, the work will be done this summer and the flooring will be replaced for the Fall 2019 semester. After looking at the responses to a Google form we sent out and speaking with several past DJs in person throughout the month of January, we have determined that we will be continuing operations in the studio this semester instead of moving to the office space. We deeply care about the health and well-being of all of our DJs and want to reiterate that the College contracted with a third party to test the air quality in the studio, and they determined the air is safe and poses no threat. Asbestos is a common building material used in buildings built before the 1970s, and abatement work plus flooring replacement will be done this summer to have the studio ready for the Fall 2019 semester. We hope this will not hinder anyone from applying this semester, but we understand if they feel most comfortable making that decision and urge all potential applicants to do what they feel is best for them. We truly apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. If you have further concerns or questions at this point, please contact us directly at wbar@barnard.edu.
General Interest Meeting!
Come learn more about WBAR: Barnard College's freeform radio station! New and returning DJs welcome! Invite your friends and get some tips on how to submit great DJ application! We'll talk about the station, application, DJ expectations, and updates about the space. Instagram: wbar_radio Twitter: WBARRadio
no white boys, no white noise
This week’s featured show is no white boys, no white noise, which is on Mondays from 10pm-12am! Where are you two from? Jessie: Boston Jade: NJ How long have you guys been DJs? Jessie: 6th semester Jade: 5th semester What’s your show about? We play music by women of color! Across all genres. How did y’all come up w the title? Jade: When we started the show in Fall 2016, WBAR had a lot fewer Barnard students as DJs and staff, and a lot more white men visible as part of the station's culture! (And a lot more shows that were just white men playing white men). So the name was definitely a reaction to that. We're so happy that WBAR has changed a lot over the past 4 years and that there are now many more Barnard students and people of color on the air and in leadership roles :) What’s your process for coming up w a playlist? Jessie: Each week we come up with a theme, from "a meal at Hewitt dining hall" to "teardrops on my WBAR," to "colors." Then throughout the week I add a song to the playlist that fits the theme as it pops into my head! Jade: It's nice to hear music that Jessie knows that I don't know and vice versa, and also find some things neither of us have ever heard before to play each week. What are some songs you played recently that you love? Jessie: Billie Holiday - Autumn in New York Lijadu Sisters - Come On Home Awkwafina- Queef Jade: New York 93 - Yaeji Schoolin' Life - Beyonce St. Roch Blues - Hurray for the Riff Raff Favorite WBAR memory? Jessie: Winter formal last year — we left for a little bit and came back with milkshakes! Jade: and lots of fun times in the studio -- we like taking phone calls!
Welcome Back Show
"You know it's gonna be a let down, but there's a part deep inside that wants it to be good and just tries to be optimistic. If you're lucky, you'll still be awake. This year I was wet and disgusting; it was cold and rainy. I was soaked in rain and sweat." - Ariana Tsanas, CC '20 Ariana is all of us, but she doesn't need to be!!! WBAR alongside HIFI SNOCK UPTOWN, Ratrock, Barnard Student Life, and the GMT is hosting a "New Year's Eve Do-Over" themed showed to kick off Arts Week and celebrate the start of the Spring 2019 semester! Come see Melanie Charles, Long Beard, bay b. Bop, and CHKY perform. Now you can say you rang in 2019 at a super fun show that was in no way disappointing!
Black in the City Hoes (B.I.T.C.H.) 2; TO FREEDOM!!!!!
This week’s featured show is Black in the City Hoes (B.I.T.C.H.) 2; TO FREEDOM!!!!!, which is on Wednesdays from 10pm-12am! Where are you from? Maat: Chicago Denise: Newark, New Jersey How long have you been a WBAR DJ? Maat: Two semesters. Denise: Since Spring 2018! How did you come up with the title? Denise: It’s actually a pretty funny story. Maat and I were working for Bacchanal’s Battle of the Bands (come out this year!!!) when we were filling out our application. When we were thinking of a title, I knew I wanted it to be an acronym that spells “BITCH” but we couldn’t think of anything after “black”. We asked our friend Nephy and she just yelled “BLACK IN THE CITY HOE” and ran. Her fucking MINDDDDD. Maat: The “TO FREEDOM!!!!!” part attached to the name this semester is inspired by Nicki’s monologue from Queen radio! What’s your process for coming up with a playlist? Maat: First, we pick a theme for the show and then make a playlist of songs by black women or gender non comforting folk that have songs surrounding that theme. Denise: I like to come up with themes (grind time, in my feelings, halloween, auntie shit, etc.) and go from there. I love making playlists because it’s like a set time where I specifically look for new black women/GNC artists that I never heard of. This semester especially, I’ve been trying to look for artists that have less than ~100,000 listens on Spotify and that’s also really exposed me to a lot of great music. What are some songs you played recently that you love? Maat: Paradise by MNEK. MNEK is so slept on! And Rain by SWV and Bling Bling by junglepussy Denise: Sweetest Thing by Orion Sun, Lick My Choppa by Rocky Badd, and Queen of this Shit by Quay Dash. We haven’t played it yet but “Cuddy” by Coi Leray SLAPS and she’s from Jersey so I can’t wait to play it next week. Favorite WBAR memory? Maat: I can’t think of a favorite memory because every show we have is a great time. For two hours every Wednesday, I get to talk all things black women and pop culture with my best friend(s) while playing music by black women and gender nonconforming folk from all genres. B.I.T.C.H. makes me feel whole, it’s my safe place. Denise: I think like the first time someone outside of my friend group told me they like our show. I truly felt like that bitch.