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Michele Norris, nationally acclaimed journalist.

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

September 16, 2016

Michele Norris is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist who spent nine years as the host of All Things Considered, NPR’s longest-running program. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Norris began working as a print journalist at the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Norris then accepted a job at ABC News, where she worked for 10 years. Norris was NPR’s first African-American female host, and was awarded Journalist of the Year by...

Double-degree junior Sarah Snider manipulates sound equipment in the Studio B space on October 4. The WOBC offshoot has pushed to make its resources more accessible this semester by planning “non-dude” workshops and skill-shares.

As Resources Grow, Studio B Seeks Greater Visibility

November 13, 2015

Located adjacent to WOBC on the third floor of Wilder Hall, Studio B is a small yet rapidly growing music radio station intent on expanding its role within the Oberlin community. It functions both as a performance space — the weekly show Live from Studio B features sets by student bands — and a place for musicians to record and learn the technical aspects of music-making in weekly work groups. Although Studio B has been around for longer, it only became a more structured space to showcase both loc...

Voices of WOBC

Voices of WOBC

February 20, 2015

On the Record: Joel Ginn, Sound Tech Engineer for The Dead Hear Footsteps

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor

February 14, 2014

Joel Ginn, a College senior, is the sound tech engineer for The Dead Hear Footsteps, a weekly noir-comedy radio show created in 2000. Having worked on the show for five semesters, Joel knows the ins and outs of creating a serial radio drama. The show will air this semester on WOBC 91.5 FM at 5 p.m. every Sunday, and a live finale will be performed at the Cat in the Cream at the end of the semester.   From what I've heard, The Dead Hear Footsteps is now something of an institution. Can you tell me about its history?   We are in season 25 right now. The Dead Hear Footsteps was started as a Winter Term project by [Ben Rubin OC ‘94]. … Each season is a semester, so there’s some math there. I jo...

WOBC Expands Mission

Daniel Dudley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2009

Although students tend to associate WOBC with its broad range of playlists, Oberlin’s radio station is working this year to reach out to the community by increasing accessibility and self-generating news broadcasts. “We have always been involved and interested in community, but we wanted to prioritize that dialogue and try to see how we can do more,” said College senior Jesse Montgomery, the station manager at WOBC. “There’s about 30 programs that stem from or have some connection with community,” said College senior and program director Max Rivlin-Nadler. The station’s efforts include putting up more posters around town and holding special outreach information ses- sions at a variety of locations,...

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