The Oberlin Review

Some dedicated on-campus DJs still go into the WOBC station to stream shows live.

No Radio Silence From WOBC

October 7, 2020

While much has changed this year, dialing the radio to 91.5 FM will still bring you creative, local radio shows all day, every day. At a time when student organizations are confronted with a host of pandemic struggles, WOBC has managed to broadcast 24/7 and remain engaged with the community. ObieSafe guidelines dictate that only College students, faculty, and staff are permitted to use campus facilities during the pandemic. Consequently, a lot of committed DJs can’t work in the studio, inclu...

Emerging Artists to Perform at WOBIE Fest 2020

Jaimie Yue, Arts & Culture Editor

February 21, 2020

 Over the next week, experimental, electronic, and rap genres will collide in WOBIE Fest 2020, a live music festival celebrating underrepresented and up-and-coming artists. The concerts will kick off tonight at The ’Sco with performances from HOOK and BKTHERULA. White Fence and L’Rain will perform this Saturday, with Nots and DANA closing the festival next Saturday. College third-year Bridget Conway and College fourth-years Amari Newman and Ben Stevens worked to organize these events. The three are leaders in Oberlin Hip Hop Collective, Student Union Program Committee, and F+ABB: FQTPOC Breaking Boundaries, and they decided to combine forces to host one blowout festival.  While this is Oberlin’s first-ever WOBIE...

Staff members and guests on Live From Studio B celebrate the series’ 100th session, which featured two student
bands, awksymoron and Thee Hundos.

“Live from Studio B” Celebrates Centennial Session

April 21, 2017

It began as the pet project of TIMARA major Charles Glanders, OC ’14, with a VHS-tape recording of Nagual, an ambient guitar duo formed by Ian McColm, OC ’13, and David Shapiro, OC ’12. The footage is grainy, washed out, and there’s only one camera view, a wide-angle shot that’s a little off-center. WOBC’s classical records vault, where the session was recorded, is awkwardly lit, with the brightest areas where the performers are not. A lot about Studio B has changed since then, with the...

The Wonders of Wilder

The Wonders of Wilder

November 18, 2016

Ways to Go Green

Ways to Go Green

September 30, 2016

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...

Fund to Provide Capital for Student Groups

Robin Wasserman, News Editor

December 14, 2012

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan last Friday, Dec. 7, to open an account with the Ohio Educational Credit Union to invest locally and give student organizations access to greater funds for large capital purchases that do not fit into their normal operating budgets. A portion, most likely three percent, of the Student Activity Fund will go into the account. This will provide several hundred thousand dollars, said Vice President for Finance Ron Watts in a press release. The Student Finance Committee and the Responsible Investing Organization, a student organization formed this year that “advocates for Oberlin College to bank and invest more responsibly,” have been working to open such an account...

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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