Hey guys! I’ve just finished designing KWUR’s semesterly zine, SAMPLE, for the Spring semester. I’m really excited about it because I experimented a lot more with design this time, and just had fun with it. We’ll have physical copies available very soon in station, and possibly places around campus like Olin Library, the Bear’s Den and the art school. Thanks to all the DJ’s who submitted doodles, comics, poems, album reviews, and stories. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Interview with representatives of Show Me 15 conducted with KWUR DJ Iván Aguirre on Red Sound Waves.
On April 15, students, low wage workers, and community supporters in 190 cities and 40 countries are standing together to demand $15 and a union. Many students have to work low wage service jobs after graduating and we all deserve a living wage and a respect on the job. Stand with the Fight for 15 on 4/15. Meet at the Brookings Arch at 4:30 or come to the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park for our BBQ from 12-4. Rides to the BBQ will leave from Brookings once an hour from 12:15 to 3:15. Call 314 917 1149 or visit april15.org for more information.
We’re very excited to announce our annual KWUR Week, where we bring new and diverse artists to the Wash U campus and the St. Louis community. This year we’re proud to present some of our favorite artists: Tycho, Tim Hecker, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and for our flagship show we’re bringing Grouper to St. Louis for the first time for one of her only solo shows this year.
Tycho will be performing Wednesday March 25th at the Ready Room. Doors open at 7pm and the show is at 8pm. A limited number of tickets are available for free to Wash U students through KWUR. Come by our station on the third floor of the DUC to pick yours up: they are first come, first serve, and will be distributed at 4pm the Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday prior to the show. There is a limit of ten tickets per day, one per student, so be sure to get yours early!
We are also cosponsoring Tim Hecker’s show at the Kranzberg Art Center on Friday March 27th at 7pm. Admission is free to students with their Wash U ID at the door.
On Saturday March 28th, we are presenting the Los Angeles Piano Quartet at the Concert Hall of the 560 Music Center at 8pm. $5 tickets for students can be purchased in advance through the Edison Box office — see the above link.
Last but certainly not least, be sure to come out to the Ballroom of the 560 Music Center on Thursday March 26th at 9pm to see Grouper perform in an intimate and beautiful setting. This show will be one of her only solo performances this year following the recent release of her critically acclaimed 2014 album, "Ruins". We’re really thrilled to present this show and hope you can join us. Entry is free for Wash U students with ID, and $20 tickets for the general public can be purchased here.
We have some really incredible events planned for this year’s KWUR week and can’t wait to see you there! Thank you for your support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Hey deejs, here's a quick announcement via our very own Career Center for those of you interested in broadcasting. Check it out if you'd like to know more about jobs and internships in entertainment in LA.
A group of enthusiastic young alumni who are employed in the entertainment space out in Los Angeles are working to further develop the Washington University community in the field via an initiative they are calling HollyWU. Through HollyWU, these alumni are also very interested in mentoring and helping current students pursue entertainment career opportunities (jobs and internships) in LA.
One of the first steps the newly formed group is taking is to host a virtual Google Hangout Information Session for current students. Below you will find details on the session, along with the direct link for students to sign-up to participate.
HollyWU Panel and Q&A
VIRTUAL Google Hang out Session on Saturday, February 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come video conference with a group of young alumni who work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles to learn about their experiences in Hollywood and get your questions answered. All majors welcome. We will discuss how to start your career in the industry, how to find internships, what kinds of internships are best, the plethora of different types of tracks you can take, what it's like to live in LA, getting here and around during your summer internship and more! We will have different types of alumni to tell their story; everything from film & TV producing/development, talent representation, writer/director, digital media. These alums want to help you!
(Make sure to specify "KWUR" under "Designation Options"!)
This week (Monday 1/26 through Saturday 1/31) is Hustle Week, KWUR’s annual fundraising drive!
Radio isn’t cheap so we’re asking you, our listeners, to please donate so we can continue providing the quality programming you enjoy every day. KWUR is one of the last remaining independent and fully student managed stations in the country. Our freeform format allows students to Boldy Go Where No Station Has Gone Before. If you care about KWUR and enjoy the programming we provide everyday, please consider donating!
To donate any amount to the station, you can call the station to pledge at (314) 935-5952. DJs will be manning the phones most hours from 9:00 AM to midnight through Saturday January 31st to take your pledges.You can also donate online easily and securely simply clicking the link above and specifying "KWUR" under "Designation Options" — email me at email@example.com to make your pledge and specify the gift you'd like in return!
Here are the gifts available in exchange for your donations this year:
$10: A special acrostic CD, personalized to your name
$25: KWUR T-shirt
$50: Limited Edition KWUR Sweatshirt
$100: We will name part of station after you for an entire year
$150: Custom station ID
$300: We will dedicate an entire day of programming of to you (you pick the date – your birthday??)
As part of the Hustle Week festivities, we will have our annual All Night Broadcast this Thursday, 1/29. Tune in between 8pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday to hear special programming throughout the evening from KWUR DJs. Support college radio! We are thankful for any and all contributions that you decide to make.