Good evening, it's Friday, June 2nd. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
I'm Ben Michael, thanks for joining us. Asking you to take the work we do here at WESU seriously. Our fiscal year end is fast approaching. Right now, we still need $7,000 to balance our budget. At a rate of one or two pledges per day, we will not meet our goal and community radio will be in jeopardy at WESU. If you value the work we do, what will it take to gain your support? If you value the work we do here and come back each day to hear new perspectives from your own community and beyond or to hear new and old music you can’t find elsewhere, then we are depending on you. Please help a station out. Make a donation today. Don’t assume we can continue to do this without your help. Donate today online at www.wesufm.org/pledge Thank You.
Now here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this weekeend.
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Dylan Doyle takes the stage. Saturday, Danny Pease and the Regulators take the stage. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/
Down in New Haven at Café Nine, right about now, Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone play the Happy hour set. Later this evening, Café Nine’s main event features Phat Astronaut, The Telle, Baka Fana, and Miz-eyesis. Café Nine’s Saturday’s afternoon weekly Jazz Jam Session is with Mike Coppola and Friends this week. Manic Presents! Brings Bent Knee, Great Caeser, and The Refectory to the Café nine stage tomorrow/Sat night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee at The Nine brings you Anne Marie Menta & Dick Neal, with the Sunday late show headlining Ryxno, Dr. Beardface and the Spacemen, and Zombii. http://www.cafenine.com/
At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight (Friday), Riders on the Storm headline a bill that spans two stages. Tomorrow, Saturday night at Toad’s it’s a Electronic Pop & Dance Night featuring RAGEPAK and TreFyah. Info at www.toadsplace.com
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, on Sunday you can enjoy comedy with Cloud 9 & Friends Improv. http://buttonwood.org/
Tonight /Friday Manic Presents features Barns Courtney and Brian Bonz at The Ball Room at the outer Space in Hamden. http://www.manicpresents.com/
At Infinity Hall Norfolk, You can catch Ian Hunter and The Rant Band onstage, tonight. Tomorrow brings living legend John Mayall to infinity Hall Norfolk, with George Potts in the Bistro Sunday evening. Infinity hall Hartford, Ozzmosis pays tribute to Ozzy Osbourne Friday night and on Saturday it’s vocal tribute galore with Barbra & Céline: Double the Divas. Details at www.infinityhall.com
Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Jeremy Zombii Birthday Show tonight. On Saturday it’s Baconfest 3! with a recipe contest, two stages and ten Loud Rock bands. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/
Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford offers a free Tree Walk Saturday morning at 10 to explore their rare and notable trees. www.cedarhillfoundation.org
The Middletown Recreation Department sponsors a guided nature walk on Saturday at McCutcheon Park that includes a discussion of Native uses of the area. Call 860-262-2788 for details.
And the Rockfall Foundation hosts a Day Hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park in honor of Connecticut Trails Day led by geologist Christine Witkowski. You can learn more about the geology and ecology of the area. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through June 8th, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of several films. “Obit,” explores the world of obituary writers. “Like Crazy,” an Italian film about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic. Alson screen through June 8th, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” is about resistance efforts in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens Their 30th annual Connecticut LGBT Film Festival tonight with a screening of “Center of the World,” followed by an Opening Night Reception. Check the website for times and offerings through the weekend. http://www.cinestudio.org/
Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU as we work our way through the first week off our new Summer program season!
Right after The Jive at Five, Stick around for Free Talk Radio with Deni Young and Al Robinson until 7pm.
At 7 until 8:30pm The Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T offers a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.
From 8:30-10pm it’s From The Otherside with Rok-A-Dee for lovers Rock and Dancehall reggae, R&B and more featuring CT artists alongside the hit makers.
Strickly Off the Head with DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist comes your way from 10-11:30 for a
A live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, no pre planned playlist mixes or blends. R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.
From 11:30-2am Clarence and Shantay Scott present OVERDRIVE with the contemporary christian, hip hop, RnB and traditional gospel music.
Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat from 2-4am has something for everyone from krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog.
From 4-5am stay tuned for some mental flossing on The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry.
At 5am, The BBC World Report comes your way.
At 6am, Stay tuned for Celtic Café followed by Caffe Italia with Franceso Fiumara every saturday morning at 7.
That’s all for today’s jive at five. Thanks for joining us.
Right now, we still need roughly $7,000 in listener support to balance our budget. At a rate of one or two pledges per day that we are currently receiving, we will not meet our goal and community radio will be in jeopardy at WESU. If you value the work we do here and come back each day to hear new perspectives from your own community and beyond or to hear new and old music you can’t find elsewhere, then we are depending on you. Please help a station out. Make a donation today. Don’t assume we can continue to do this without your help. Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge Thanks and have a great weekend. Stay tuned for Free Talk with Deni and Al, up next!