You are on page 1of 2


Breakfast of Champions | 8-10a | Ted, Becky, Keith, & Jon | Heaping hot helping of deliciously sweet pop, served with a short stack of pretentiously introspective indie rock and a side of crispy punk hits. all washed down with a unique blend of self-deprecation and joie de vivre, aged 25 years. s Late Risers’ Club | 10a-12p | Chrissy Victims,

Take It Slow | 10-11p | Arathi Ramachandran a happy, relaxing mix of music largely consisting of chillout and world music. However, the content ranges from techno, to Indie, to prog Rock – whatever pleases. s, m Nooks & Crannies | 11p-12a | DJ Double A a little of this, a little of that, all awesome! [classic rock & r&b] s Vapor Funk | 12-1a | Kambel & Rhythmic drum & Bass, dubstep, House, and whatever else we think will get you groovin’. Weekly live mixes from kambel and Rhythmic with guest djs from Boston’s underground edM scene. s, m A Mad Tea Party | 1-2a [alternates weekly with Beat Function] | Kat Deck | Curiouser and curiouser. Post punk, etc. s, n Beat Function | 1-2a [alternates weekly with A Mad Tea Party] | Rachel Mayer | The show that plays the best and newest tracks in electronic dance Music! s, r Textures | 2-3a | Akimitsu | Tune in to an instrumental mix of ambient, minimalist, new age, and post-rock. Concentrate, meditate, sleep, cry, or dance. It’s up to you. s, r

Back to the Baysics | 2-3a [alternates weekly with Speeds in Excess of 140] | DJ Bryan & DJ Em Hip-hop, hyphy, rap, and crunk with a little bit of soul and R&B. Music to make your head nod and your booty shake; nothing but good beats from old and new artists. s, m

s aT U R d ay
brain punch | 6-7a | cristina | pv, grind, crust, black metal. pma never helped anyone. s, r The RootCellar | 7-8a | Richard Hughes | acoustic blues from the 1920s to today. m Lost Highway | 8-10a | Doug Gesler | Music for folks who like cowboy boots but are afraid to wear ’em. Backwoods | 10a-12p | John Funke | The best in vintage rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, and rhythm ‘n’ blues. More songs about Cadillacs and chickens. Subject to Change | 12-2p | Patrick N. Bryant still playing Pet shop Boys after all these years. and other mutant disco. Features somerville speakout, actual complaints from actual neighbors. Howlin’ the Blues | 2-3p | Ahmed Ahmed | “I start-

Ben Kochan, Mark Francis, Joanie Lindstrom, Nick Wang | We rock you hardest, earliest. s
Lost & Found | 12-2p | Mark Francis, Eli

Polonsky, Brother Wayne, Christopher Vyce, Alex McNeil | Rock, pop, and soul from the ’60s
and early ’70s, but not the same old songs you hear every day on commercial radio. WMBR Nightly News | 5:30-6p | Free Speech Radio News, a progressive national newscast from the Pacifica Radio Network.

Mo N day
French Toast | 6-8a | Brian & Yves | Bonjour! Voo-lay voo fran-say? Then, start your week off with the best in French-language music, local event listings, and the Cheese of the Week! Research & Development | 2-4p | Charlie Kohlhase | Forward-looking jazz of every decade with a special emphasis on the overlooked masters of the 60’s and 70’s. Jazz Calendar Highlights. Classic Tenor Corner. The Jazz Volcano | 4-5:30p | Kennedy Compound a seismic eruption of fiery music. a splash of big band, a twist of dixie, a shot of blues, a quart of instrumentals, and a whole gallon of jazz vocals, from jazz greats to jazz diva’s! Terravoice | 5-5:30p | Adam, Elizabeth,

TH U R s d ay
Pontoon Palace | 6-8a | Rich Pontius | a good natured but incorrigible bin-digger becomes embroiled in an early-morning plot to present a rich panoply of deep folk, heavy rock, psych, country, jazz, and pop, all the while indulging his boundless zeal for mischief and romance. Troubadour | 2-4p | Bruce Sylvester | an eclectic journey through traditional and contemporary roots music. american, British, and Irish folk. Blues and bluegrass. Classic ’50s rockabilly, R&B, and country. Roots music without bounds or barriers. Droppin’ Knowledge | 4-5:30p | Joeg | The Wire, and Guests, and Themes, …oh My! The Wire, and Guests, and Themes. oh My! s Books on the Radio | 6-7p [alternates weekly with Strangers with Candy] | Cady & Jessie songs relating to (or possibly not) your favorite books. Mildly relevant and completely unprofessional. s, r Strangers with Candy | 6-7p [alternates weekly with Books on the Radio] | Juan Carlos Ybarra | Protopunk, punk, grunge, post-modern-grunge, post-hardcore, proper-hardcore, post-punk, incoherent rabble, rabbble, rabble. JUsT LIsTeN! Pretty much everything I like I just want to please you--by you I mean myself. But seriously, listen in and find out. s, r Tea Time in Beantown | 7-8p [alternates weekly with Paradigm Shifts] | Emily Corwin | Tea Time in Beantown features local politicians, artists, and academics in and around Boston. n Paradigm Shifts | 7-8p [alternates weekly with Tea Time in Beantown] | Rohit Sakhuja | Paradigm shifts: Ideas that could change the way we work, live and play in the 21st century. n Nonstop Ecstatic Screaming | 8-10p | Thao Two hours of sound designed to split your skull open, break your brain, and pop your funk. Bloopity bits and bobs, plinkety plonk, drone, skronk, assorted noise, a bumping beat here and there, etc. House Therapy | 10p-12a | Mike LaRosa Feed your soul with the finest in foot-tapping, body-moving house music. Continuous mixes from top-notch local and international dJs. s All Look Same | 12-1a | Charles & Shen Music made on laptops and music not made on laptops. s, m Xiphias Radio Theater | 12-1a | Steve Herbst & Cody Daniel | Brand new productions of hardboiled detective stories from the ’30s and ’40s, broadcast live from our studio. “dead men are heavier than broken hearts.” s, n Culture Shock | 2-3a | Zack | “I might not climb the social ladder, but I can climb the schoolyard fence.” Punk & Hardcore, Thrash & Grind. s, m

ed wailing the blues when the doctor whacked my bottom on the day I was born”—Jet Black s, r
The Dan McDuff Show | 3-4p | Dan McDuff a show for music lovers – to introduce and share ideas on music. Listeners suggestions and guests abound. s, n Aural Fixation | 4-6p | Sue | The Aural Fixation Sonic Libation: 1 part garage, 1 part psychedelia, 1 part punk, a pinch of prog, a dash of drone. shake with favorite 60’s unknowns, garnish with feedback & serve on the rock. James Dean Death Car Experience | 6-8p | Lisa Pop, psych, punk, and garage evoking distant memories of the flying hubcaps, shattered taillights, and rapidly approaching highway ditches. somewhere in the haze, an aM radio drones with weekly cheese… The Show Show | 8-9p | MaGoGo | Get up, Get down. MaGoGo and The show show start your night off right. New Wave to Post Punk, Planet Rock to electro-Pop. Nite Owl | 9-10p | Noobie DJs | a sandbox for new members. s, r The Choice Is Yourz | 10p-12a | DJ Jimizz dJ Jimizz on deck for 120 minutes with The Choice is Yourz. The Choices are: Hip Hop & R&B Jointz, old school Jam of the Week, and a listing of New Releases. Mellow Madness | 12-1a | PJ Porter | Let host PJ Porter get you in the mood as he brings you the best in R&B slow jams Boston has to offer. Looking for that song you fell in love to, something new and hot, he’s got just what you are looking for. express your love to a special someone with a live dedication. It’s easy. Come aboard and enjoy this love affair called Mellow Madness. Feel The Heat!!!! THAT Show | 1-2a | Megan Velasquez & Dalitso Nkhoma | Playing everything, oldies to pop. Weekly guests will contribute their playlists! s, n Algorhythms | 2-4a | DJ Endo & DJ DC | your weekly journey into electronic dance Music with dJ endo & dC mixing live every week, featuring guest dJ’s from all over the world. On the Move | 4-6a | Miss Debbie Penny Conner | We showcase old school, new school, gospel, funk, R&B, jazz, interviews, and a whole lot more. With your host on the coast Miss debbie Penny Conner. r

Emily, John, Kelly, & Tracey (but not all at once)
addressing social and environmental issues through a mix of interviews, features, and live discussion, all from a college student perspective. s, r Heartbreak & Footwork | 6-8p | Mr. Lonely/Kyle Schmitt Unconventional therapy for the lonely, comsumptive student body. Two great things to do alone: cry and dance. Hopefully you’ll do both. Freeform: indie rock, club music, hip hop, disco, and more. s Bats in the Belfry | 8-10p | Mistress Laura enter a dark sanctuary...gothic and ethereal music from all over the world, Usa and Boston that you won’t hear anywhere else. Moody, dark, atmospheric; starting with ancient music and chant to the newest gothic rock, darkwave, ethereal, goth-industrial, neo-classical, and dark ambient. Last Dance at the Death Disco | 10p-12a | Rik History you can daNCe to! Featuring postpunk and underground classics from the ‘70s on up: We’ll dance to anything. s, m Oregon Girl | 12-1a | Kelsey | straight from the Pacific Northwest (and everywhere in between) - indie pop, twee, blues, electronic, anything you can dance to, and whatever else sounds good... s, n Tight Jeans & Flannel | 1-2a | James and Kiran The Culture as it was, The Culture as it is. s, n Tasty Treats | 2-3a | Michael Harradon | Here to get your foot tapping with a delicious mix of indie, electronica and whatever else a growing body needs. s, n Ace Smile Ion | 3-4a | Monelisa | Moni & elise – ow ow! Prowling around Cambridge and Boston for the best music vibes, and blasting our current song fixations. Fun, lively, and oh so delicious. s, n

T U esday
The Real News | 6-8a | Matt Davidson Bringing you the stories buried by the corporate media. s, n The New Edge | 2-4p | Ken Field | Creative and innovative instrumental music. The Jazz Train | 4-5:30p | Jon Pollack | a weekly journey through the jazz legacy and related musical styles, often featuring an underlying theme. DJ Awesome & the Wonderfriends | 6-7p bananapants + brown sugar! | Complain around the campfire with us! (Rock, punk, post-punk) ain’t no marshmallows here, y’all. s, r silly hats only | 7-8p [alternates weekly with First Order] | Sarah | “as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it.” and I said, “Well, that’s one thing we’ve got.” Indie poprock with frequent randomness. First Order | 7-8p [alternates weekly with silly hats only] | Spherical Cow | Roughly speaking, this show will consist of music. s, n Pipeline! | 8-10p | Jeff Breeze, Mike Reed, John Hecker | The sounds of New england are yours and mine. We bring the best to you every week with new tunes and live bands. s Bass, Loop, & Scratch | 10-11p | DJ Bassil | Hitting you hard every week with heavy basslines, and the occasional wobble, check out this showcase of electronic dance Music. s, r Peaceful Purgatory | 11p-12a | Shelby Megadeth and Mendelssohn. Beethoven and Black sabbath. Led Zeppelin and Lalo. That’s right. It’s Peaceful Purgatory, uniting hard rock and classical. s, n Generoso’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady 12-2a | Generoso Fierro | “Rougher than rough,

s U N d ay
Compas Sur FM | 6-8a | Emmanuel René The show will get the listener accustomed to the intricacies of Compas music. Haiti Focus | 8-10a | Jacques-Antoine Jean dedicated to the Haitian community: featuring news, music, community information, interviews, and reports on issues related to women, immigration laws, health care, education, politics, development, and the current situation in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Radio with a View | 10a-12p | Marc Stern & David Goodman | economic democracy, human rights, and other idealistic visions of the world. Truth and reconciliation and music to get your mind and body in sync. World Beat | 12-2p | Brutus Leaderson | The show’s goal is to present world music to the Boston audience. Jam Session | 2-4p | Pam Spencer & Carol Muschette-Kirk | awesome reggae program with soca, calypso, and gospel music segments, plus interviews on many varied topics including: passport, citizenship, lobbying, medicine, education, and entertainment. “Forward always, backwards never.” Afrika Kabisa | 4-6p | Julia Goldrosen | africa absolutely! Boston’s african music radio show. Classic and contemporary african and afroCaribbean music. soukous, ndombolo, rumba, zouk, kompa, coupé décalé, makossa, highlife, and more. Plus interviews with guests on a variety of african-related topics. R&B Jukebox | 6-8p | Captain Al | Vintage soul music from the ’60s through the early ’80s. a unique blend of blues, R&B, funk,and soulful jazz. It’s New england’s hottest jukebox. Musical Dope | 8-10p | Ben Lamothe | I play what I like and tell you why it’s good. [freeform] For Your Pleasure | 10p-12a | Ré Antoine | FYP provides a comfort zone. Forget the day’s problems; it’s about L-o-V-e. Whether it’s past, present, regrets, or thinking about that special one on your mind, with R&B love songs, jazz, Black History facts, “The RollCall”, driven by your dedications, making your sunday night end… purrrrfectly. only FyP puts yoU to bed with a satisfying smile on your face, with your host Ré antoine. The Rude Show | 12-1a | Nadia | a weekly serving of second- and third-wave ska to nourish your soul. s, r Entropy Enhancer | 12-1a | DJ Tony | Can’t wait for the dance party this weekend? Want to hear the latest in indie dance and house? Well now you can have it early: electronic and dance beats to help you satisfy the urge, along with some synth pop and acid jazz to contribute to the package. This should be fun! s, n Suavecito | 2-3a | El Jay y Legranster | We bring a little of the good stuff of spanish rock. Traemos un poco de lo bueno de rock en español. Suavecito. s, n Lit Up! | 3-4a | TBA | TBa. s, n

FR I d ay
Non-Dim Blues | 6-7a | Anemone! | Beats. dance. something to keep you moving. Mash-ups. Mix tapes. keep on grooving. Come on, bob your head, you know you want to. s, n 88 Rewound | 6-7a | Philip Smith | Take a trip back in time as WMBR Rewinds to play radio’s top hits from a random day in history. s, n Coffeetime | 2-4p | Angelynn Grant | Hard bop, bebop, west coast & cool, early & vocal jazz. Plus, every so often, jazz from the movies or TV. and, at the end of the show, a little bit of gospel, a little bit of soul. doin’ okay, feelin’ good. Big hug. u Three Ring Circus | 4-5:30p | Joan Hathaway Music to make your soul sway, your hips shake, and your heart break. Featuring new music, the occasional in-studio performance, and an emphasis on upcoming shows. Consider 3RC your personal music assistant. r Spherio: The Local Voice of Our Hemisphere 6-7p | The Spherio Collective | We highlight how people are making the americas a better place, from reviving traditions to creating new ones. We invite popular organizers, artists, scientists, musicians, and activists to come share ideas and struggles. s Music for Human Beings | 7-8p | Dr. Jalis As-Sakran, Professor Levine, & friends | sweeten the tea of existence with the honey of togetherness. Gurus, saints, scientists, and thinkers join hands with you for discovery. s Massachusetts Bay & Response | 8-8:30p Gina Badger & Brad Simpson | Thirty minutes split in two: (1) Field recordings from the beach mash up times and places; (2) The combined sound of ambience, moving images, and algorithms transmitted as layered soundscapes. s, n Hidden Gems in Plain Sight | 8:30-10p Josh Bails | Proving that it’s not that hard to find good music if you know where to look. Radio rock album cuts, indie rock, and anything enjoyable. s Time Traveling | 10p-12a | Nomadik | Taking you on a musical journey through time with the sounds of hip hop funk soul and more. occasional discussion on a music/community topic. darkBOT radio | 12-2a | electronic Max Meditative mechanical melancholy modulated meticulously with motivational manipulations ~ (darkBOT radio: music for your lonely robot) s Speeds in Excess of 140 | 2-3a [alternates weekly with Back to the Baysics] | Jake Brown Introducing your legal biweekly stimulant rush: a non-stop hour of hypnotizing, euphoric trance/dance music. 100dB+ listening level highly recommended. Get on your feet! s, n

tougher than tough. Strong like lion, we are iron!” —derrick Morgan, “Tougher Than Tough”

Wed Nesday
Ceangal Ceilteach | 6-8a | Kit Tempest | Come explore the diaspora in Celtic music with Ceangal Ceilteach, Celtic Connection. Hear hip hop, rap, jazz, and more in Celtic languages. m Gorilla Got Me | 2-4p | Sara J | Crazed sounds created by the rejects, rebels, and assorted losers of rock ‘n’ roll! In the Margin | 4-5:30p | Sue Schardt & Chuck Rosina (hosts alternate weekly) | Masters of the Margin butter your ears with deft spontaneity pluming the audiological depths, mixing with madness sublime. Laugh, cry, tingle, sigh. The Intercontinental | 6-8p | Jesse Kaminsky Lounging at a seaside resort in prewar Japan or drinking secretly in 1970’s ethiopia, the Intercontinental is listening. on a dusty roadside in Peru or lost in the southern seas, the Intercontinental doesn’t speak the language, the perpetual sonic tourist, making you listen to his slide show every week. What’s Left | 8-10p | Linda | News and interviews, music of all genres, poetry, comedy, and other communiques from the left. s

s = student show r = returning after one or more seasons’ absence

n = new m = moved show requests = 617.253.8810

FM • C








M • W BR

radio at m i t

88.1 fm Cambridge

3 ames street Cambridge, Ma 02142

autumn 2009 program guide
live streaming & streaming archives at WMBR would like to thank Cambridge Trust Company for its generous support all year long. Cambridge Trust, we salute you!

Management: Josh Bails ’11, Acting General Manager Lisa Gassaway ’88, Comptroller Zoë Rogers ’12, Program Director Rebecca Nicodemus G, Station Manager William kuhlman ’07, Technical Director seleeke Flingai ’11, Volunteer Coordinator Julia Goldrosen, World Music Director Technology Broadcasting Corporation: Henry Holtzman sM ’91, President anne slinn sM ’91, Vice President shawn Mamros ’89, Treasurer

WMBR is a non-commercial, all-volunteer radio station located on the campus of MIT. None of its members are paid for their efforts. The majority of WMBR’s funding comes from listener donations with support from MIT. only with the help of its listeners is WMBR able to provide its unique blend of music, talk and news. If you would like to help, send your contributions to: WMBR, dept. 2009, 3 ames street, Cambridge Ma 02142. all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. WMBR is a registered service mark of the Technology Broadcasting Corporation, the licensee of radio station WMBR as well as a committee of the MIT Corporation. show descriptions are provided by individual program producers.

u This program guide was designed by angelynn Grant (Coffeetime). If
you’re an MIT student and interested in designing future guides, send an email to

printed on recycled paper made with renewable electricity & carbon neutral

7a 8a


french toast

the real news




research & development
4p 5p 5:30p 6p 7p 8p 9p 10p 11p 12a 1a 2a 3a 4a

new edge

the jazz volcano

the jazz train
dj awesome & the wonderfriends first order silly hats only

heartbreak & footwork bats in the belfry last dance at the death disco oregon girl ace smile ion

pipeline! bass, loop, & scratch peaceful purgatory generoso’s bovine ska & rocksteady comfortably dumb





RadIo aT M I T
Nonprofit Org US Postage Paid Boston MA Permit no. 15474

Todd Glickman, ’77, Clerk Philip J. Walsh, Secretary allan kent, ’63 John kosian ayida s. Mthembu oedipus Larry Parmenter Paul Parravano Jed Wartman Professor Joseph a. Paradiso, Phd ’81 Professor Timothy F. Jamison Professor evan Ziporyn John Murphy ’10, student representative


thursday pontoon palace

friday non-dim blues 88 rewound

saturday brain punch the rootcellar lost highway

7a 8a

ceangal ceilteach

compas sur fm

breakfast of champions

haiti focus

late risers’ club


radio with a view

lost & found

subject to change howlin’ the blues the dan mcduff show aural fixation james dean death car experience the show show


gorilla got me



jam session

in the margin
wmbr nightly news

droppin’ knowledge
books on the radio tea time in beantown strangers with candy paradigm shifts

three ring circus spherio
music for human beings mass bay + response

africa kabisa

5p 5:30p 6p 7p 8p

the intercontinental

r&b jukebox

what’s left take it slow nooks & crannies vapor funk
mad tea party beat function

nonstop ecstatic screaming house therapy all looks same xiphias radio theater culture shock

hidden gems in plain sight time traveling

musical dope

9p 10p

the choice is yourz mellow madness that show algorhythms

for your pleasure the rude show entropy enhancer suavecito lit up!

11p 12a

darkbot radio
speeds in excess of 140 back to baysics

1a 2a 3a 4a


on the move

visit for live streaming and an archive of all our shows!