Monday, February 11, 2013

02-11-13 jive

Good evening, it's Monday,  February 11th and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. Thanks for tuning in. I’m Ben Michael.

Congrats on making it through the historic Blizzard of 2013! I hope by now, you have been able to dig out of your home and have survived, for the most part, unscathed.

It think it’s safe to assume that most venues that host the cultural and entertaining events that we bring to you in the Jive at Five are regrouping and doing the best they can to resume normal operations as soon as possible.  As such for today’s jive at five, we will forgo listing any events assuming that most venues are still closed.  Tomorrow, we will do our best to offer you as complete a lineup of the week’s happenings as possible.   

In the meantime, I’m happy to offer you a rundown of tonight’s programming on air at WESU as we kick off week 2 of our, believe or not, “Spring” program season. Keep in mind that our on air staff are volunteers, some of whom, who may not be able to make it to the station tonight themselves. As such, there may be a few changes to the evening program.
Here’s what is scheduled to happen!

Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for fans of classic jazz.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, for your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

6:30-8pm tonight,  Michael Benson is scheduled to bring on the 75 % Folk offering a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

At 8pm, Stay tuned for a documentary on the group of young men wrongfully accused and indicted for murder who came to be known as the West Memphis Three.

From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.

Then from 11pm-12am, It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi101
Who will will solely play songs that conform to a thematically relevant track length, including music from any and all genres, including a heapin' helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze, hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry.

That’s followed by Imaginary Genres with Mac Taylor who will assemble songs that fit into a genre that he invents, based purely on mood, sound, theme, etc. and spanning all geographic locations and time periods.

At 1am its Theme Party with DJ Sunshine and DJ Thunder for a show that spotlights a wide range of under-represented music, centering on a specific subgenre, time period, region, or idea every week.

From 2 to 3 a.m., catch A new comedy show, The Laugh Infection, with Willie Zabar and Saarim Zaman

From 3 to 4, Coachillin’ with DJ Anabeezy presents the best of the bands that have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

And then the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM followed at 5 by Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at Sorry it’s so brief, we hope to bring you a fully loaded community calendar tomorrow and throughout the week as the state bounces back from the impact of the biggest snowstorm in our history.

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The sound bed for Today's Jive at Five features the sound "January Stream" from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

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