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Welcome Back Show
When: Feb. 4, 2019, 8 p.m.
Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre
"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...
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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
The Cryptozoology Radio Hour
This week’s featured show is The Cryptozoology Radio Hour, which is on Mondays from 2-4pm! Where are you from? Izzi: Delaware Mo: Western Pennsylvania How long have you been a WBAR DJ? Izzi: I had my first show with Klea sophomore year but she was doing a lot of the work so this is my first real show. Mo: This is also my first real show but I’ve been a guest on many a show in my day. How did you come up with the title? Mo: The title comes from my finsta which is “the_mo_radio_hour” which is also a reference to the Moth Radio Hour on NPR. I had this show in London when I studied abroad last semester but I was really sad and missed a lot of shows so I thought I would reprise it back at home on WBAR! What’s your process for coming up with a playlist? Mo: Mostly we just add songs that remind us of the cryptid of the week. This week the cryptid is God so there were a lot of songs that fit the theme including “God is a Woman” and “Pussy is God” Izzi: Oh uh I didn’t realize you were supposed to make a playlist until a couple weeks ago. So there were two whole semesters where I really didn’t know what was happening. Now I’m having a good time making playlists during my classes. What are some songs you played recently that you love? Mo: Izzi introduced me to Saint Seneca and now I’m a BIG fan. As we’re answering these questions we’re playing The Spiritual by Jukebox the Ghost which is a bop that I forgot all about. Izzi: Breakthrough by The Dirty Projectors. I think we played that? Dearly Departed by Shakey Graves. Oh and Girlcrush covered by Harry Styles Favorite WBAR memory? Izzi: I was looking through my photo booth photos and there are so many photos of me, Mo, Klea, Julia Lubey, and Dimitri and we had a whole photoshoot in the studio and the photos are so cute and sweet. Mo: My favorite WBAR memory is last year at Winter Formal because my friends looked really nice and everyone had a great time. I loved the NSOP candles. They were a great touch.
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.
Winter Formal concert!
FEATURING: JUNGLEPUSSY DORIAN ELECTRA HALE (EASY SOCKS) RENATA ZEIGUER DOORS OPEN 7:45PM MUSIC STARTS 8:15PM ALL AGES, FREE, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Take the 1 train to 116th St-Columbia University stop