Posts Tagged ‘WMUC’

Arts Roundup: College Radio Edition

Smithsonian begins cobbling together an agriculture archive. [WTOP]
D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development revamps its website. [MPTD]
Duke Ellington students prepare to perform with Patti LaBelle. [WJLA]
American University's WVAU, University of Maryland's WMUC, George Washington University's WRGW, and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue team up to present a Deerhunter show at the synagogue April 22. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Tap Dancin’ and Vintage Domestic Wares

Nobody with ears would question the relationship between jazz and tap dance. Both are the product of intricate rhythms and fierce improvisation. But there may be no better demonstration of that connection than the pairing of pianist McCoy Tyner and tap virtuoso Savion Glover, who have worked together for nearly six years. Tyner, the pianist [...]

Elliott Smith at WMUC: Stranger and Stranger

Last Wednesday, I compiled a few narratives from current and former WMUC DJs involved in the rediscovery of a once-lost live session by indie-folk legend Elliott Smith, which contained a previously unreleased song called "Misery Let Me Down."  The story had gone viral two days earlier, when the Washington Post's David Malitz first wrote about it. The [...]

The Long, Winding Road to the “Lost” Elliott Smith WMUC Session

The indie corner of the Internet went nuts Monday after WaPo's David Malitz published a piece about the recent rediscovery of a rare Elliott Smith recording. The story went that a former WMUC DJ Ben Weisholtz found a copy of a 1996 live radio session—"Misery Let Me Down"—in an old MiniDisc player he sold on [...]

Radio Daze: Why, and How, WMUC Should Declare Independence

Two weeks ago, as the University of Maryland’s student-run radio station WMUC-FM faced its worst funding crisis in recent memory, it had a peculiar this-is-real moment: a tweet from Weezer, surely one of North America’s least serious bands. “[It’s] wrong,” advised the four-piece to its nearly 400,000 followers. “read, help.”
WMUC, founded in 1937, is resolutely [...]

Why College Radio Is Worth Saving

It looks like WMUC will live to broadcast another year. Last week, Arts Desk reported on the severe budget cuts that threatened to pull the plug on the University of Maryland’s student-run radio station, but on Sunday the university’s student government held an emergency meeting and allotted more than $10,000 in additional funds to campus [...]

WMUC No Longer Totally Screwed

The financial future—well, the future in general—of the University of Maryland-College Park's student radio station, WMUC, is a little less bleak than it was last Thursday.
The university's student newspaper, The Diamondback, reported on Friday that following outcry on campus, the executive board of the school's Student Government Association met Friday to discuss how to find [...]

Arts Roundup: Ink on a Pig Edition

Radio Daze: The big arts news yesterday was the fight of the University of Maryland's WMUC—free-form holdout, incubator of good people and good taste in the local music scene—to stay on air. The station found itself in dire straits after U-Md.'s student government allocated only a fraction its requested budget, following a convoluted series of [...]

WMUC Fights to Stay on Air

"WMUC" is currently trending on Twitter in Washington, D.C., which is probably a first for the student-run radio station at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Unfortunately, the circumstances that have propelled WMUC into such company as "#welcometothedmv" and the promoted tag "#JackDanielsHoney" are frustrating at best and devastating at worst: A severe budget slash from [...]

Arts Roundup: In House Edition

A Family Affair: Yesterday we reported that Phil Kennicott, the Washington Post's architecture/sometimes classical music/sometimes arts critic has been hired as the paper's new arts critic. The Post has been searching for a critic since Blake Gopnik left in December.
Wallowing in the Muck: WaPo's Dan Zak and TBD's Amanda Hess attended the icky Charlie Sheen [...]