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ITS HUSTLE WEEK!!!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

This week is KWUR Hustle Week, our annual fund-raising drive!  Radio isn’t cheap so we have to ask you, our listeners, to please donate so we can continue providing the quality programming you enjoy. 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 to take your pledges.You can also now donate online, check out the "Get Involved" section on our website for instructions.

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:  Custom KWUR Sweatshirt

$100: name part of station after you for an entire year

$150: custom station ID

$300: We will dedicate a day of programming of your choosing to you

Also, we will have our annual All Night Broadcast this Thursday. Tune in between 8 PM on Thursday and 8 AM 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.

The Ghost of KWUR Past

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

As many of you know, we are moving out of our beloved station in the basement of the Women's Building this summer and into the attic of the architectural eyesore that is the DUC. Our last day in old KWUR is tomorrow (!), so TUNE IN for lots of special, last ever old station broadcasts.

To honor of my favorite spot in the whole world, here are some pictures of the station in all of its glory, before we hauled everything out. Take a moment and reminisce about the only evidence of any sort of counterculture/cool stuff of the past that existed on Wash U's campus.

KWUR doors

KWUR loungeKWUR air studio

KWUR tags - krokusKWUR stacks o' records

KWUR WEEK 2013 IS COMING!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

March 24-30th will be KWUR Week 2013! 

 

We're putting on four shows this year, including a Local Hip-Hop Showcase, a Classical show in conjunction with the Music department, an electronic show featuring Doc Daneeka and our Rock show in conjunction with Social Programming Board featuring METZ and ROOMRUNNER.

 

Get all of the info on our KWUR Week page, here - http://kwur.com/kwurweek/

 

and get pumped for the main event with a track from METZ

A Very Late Recap: KWUR/ KSLU KICKBALL 2012

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Kickball Champions Everyone!

Back in October, the KWUR Kickball All-stars played the KSLUzers in the annual kickball showdown.  While our athletic skills may not have led us to victory, we surely had the most fun and a valiant effort was made by all!

COOL CONCERTZ CALENDAR FALL 2012

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

The Spits live show

Recommended shows in the coming months, mostly of the rock and roll variety.  GET YOUR MOSH ON

Sat 9/15 – Two Gallants @ Plush – Sometimes rockin' folk music

Wed 9/26 – White Mystery, Sleepy and the Bedtimes, The Brainstems @ CBGB – AWESOME loud, fast garage rock brother/sister duo from Chicago with KWUR DJs present and past's band The Brainstems, presented by Acid Kat Zine. GO!

Thurs 9/27 – Moon Duo @ The Firebird – Drone-y, noisy psych rock 

Fri 9/28 – Pokey LaFarge an the South City Three @ Off Broadway – Local, old-timey folk that is loved by all.  If you haven't seen Pokey's live show it is not to be missed!

Sat 9/29 – Guided By Voices @ Plush – Late 80s – 90s lo-fi rock and a KWUR favorite. Robert Pollard's still got it! 

Sun 9/30 – R. Stevie Moore (with KWUR local faves Little Big Bangs) @ Off Broadway

Sat 10/6 – Bunnygrunt @ Schlafly Tap Room – '90s twee, good and local

Tue 10/23 – Swans @ The Firebird – Abrasive, noisy, industrial post-punkers from the '80s/'90s just released a new album that rocks.

Sun 10/28 – Primus @ Peabody Opera House – IS THIS REAL?! Weirdo 80s rockers at the Opera House? 

Mon 10/29 – AC Newman @ The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – Solo project of The New Pornographers frontman which is way more rockin and piano-heavy.

Thu 11/1 – OFF! and The Spits @ Fubar – New band of Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) with Lo-fi garage punk vets the Spits. Mosh your brains out!

Fri 11/2 – The Fresh and Onlys @ The Firebird – More garage rock if you can't get enough

Mon 11/5 – Why? @ The Luminary

Fri 11/16 – Future Islands @ Off Broadway – I LOVE THIS BAND! Electronic, new wavey band from Dan Deacon's Wham City cast of characters known for awesome, intense live shows. 

Tue 11/20 – Japandroids @ Firebird – Rock duo with a great live show

see you there, twerps.