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Sunday, January 25th, 2015


(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 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.

Hustle Week All Night Broadcast Tonight from 8pm to 8am

Friday, November 18th, 2011

If you haven't heard already, this week is KWUR's Hustle Week–and tonight from 8pm to 8am we're bringing you some very special programming for the Annual All Night Broadcast. Tune in to KWUR 90.3 and take part in a beloved KWUR tradition. Better yet, call in and share a favorite KWUR memory! Even better than that, call 314-935-5952 and make a donation to the station so we can keep freeform radio alive for Washington University and the surrounding community.

Programming highlights include:
8-9pm: Songs about radio and money.
9-10pm: Trainee Hour (Hear from our newest DJs.)
10-11pm: All-DJs Freeform Hour (Hear from DJs new and old.)
11pm-12am: Live in-studio featuring Britches
12-1am: KWUR House Band performs live on-air
1-4am: 36 Years of Debauchery (A rad jam from every year of KWUR's existence.)
4-5am: Best new music
5-6am: KWUR's Weirdest/Best (Including but not limited to: Shel Silverstein, Whale Sounds, that sweet Queen Latifah track.)
6-7am: Ambient poetry (Have you ever wished that English Literature Hour With Vincent Sherry had a little something extra? Now it does! Ambient music! For an hour!)
7-8am: Traffic, weather, mo(u)rning (Don't let this clever pun deceive you–we will be in high spirits indeed.)
Stream at, on iTunes (under eclectic), or on our KWUR radio app for iPhone or Android. Or! Park in the lot behind the station and tune into the terrestrial radio waves.
Thank you for your support!

KWUR Hustle Week!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It's the most magical time of the year! That's right folks, it's KWUR HUSTLE WEEK! Hustle Week is a beautiful time where you, our favorite listeners, get to show your favorite radio station a little love and affection. Radio isn't cheap, and we need your support to keep bringing you the great alternative music you love. As one of the last completely free-form stations in the country, KWUR needs your help to keep rocking as Washington University's best radio station. Anything you give will be a huge help in our quest to keep radio in St. Louis free.

We're hosting some fun and unique events, so be sure to tune in, stop by, and show your support!

Monday, November 14th-Friday, November 18th
Mix CD Exchange and KWUR Apparel Tabling in the DUC
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Want to discover some new tunes? That's our specialty. All week KWUR will be hosting a mix CD exchange where you can trade a mix CD that you create with a mix created by somebody else. We'll have blank discs too, so feel free to take one home and bring it back with some excellent music. Sharing is caring! And we'll be selling some brand-new, fresh KWUR gear to boot.

Sunday, November 13th-Saturday, November 19th
DJ Date Auction
Some of our DJ's will be auctioning off the opportunity to spend a little quality time with them. The highest bidder will not only win a great date, but will also graciously donate to KWUR! Score! Check out our event page to see the dates and make your bid:!/event.php?eid=135398289896721

Thursday, November 17th
All-Night Broadcast!
Be sure to tune in to 90.3 FM or to listen to one of the greatest KWUR traditions, the All-Night Broadcast. Your favorite DJ's will be spinning the best of KWUR and staying on the air all night for your entertainment! Call in to donate and receive some excellent gifts!

Don’t forget to check out the KWUR-themed meals, provided by Bon Appetit, which will be served in the DUC this week! Rock n’ roll ribs, Fleetwood Mac n’ Cheese… you can even show KWUR your love while you eat.

Want to donate? Here's how!

You can send a check to:

KWUR 90.3 FM
Campus Box 1205
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Or call KWUR at 314-935-5952 or email with your name, contact information, and the amount you would like to donate. DJ's will be manning the phones and get you squared away. We have some great items we'll give you in thanks for your donation. Here are some gifts you can receive:
$10 = A free Stack Sessions Sampler, offering the best band performances from our in-studio sessions
$25 = An awesome KWUR t-shirt
$50 = A personalized KWUR t-shirt created by our DJ's
$75 = A personalized song written about you!
$100 = We'll name any part of the station after you for an entire year
$150 = We'll create a custom station ID with you that will live in the annals of KWUR history forever!

Thank you so much for your support, and please consider donating to KWUR so we can keep bringing you the best of free-form radio!

Shortcuts to Internet Millions

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Thanks for listening to KWUR and supporting the station during Hustle Week! Here, as a gift from me to you, is the DJ Invisible Cola hustle week 2009 mix, titled Shortcuts to Internet Millions. The title came from an infomercial for a book that our music director Kenny and I saw late one night.

Tits & Clits – Fist of Steel

Snob Scrilla – Heartbreak Scorsese (’96 Bulls Remix)

Chromeo – Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Guns ‘n’ Bombs – Riddle of Steel (Classixx Version)

The Count & Sinden – African Chant

Zombie Disco Squad – Eurovision (Mowgli Remix)

Oh Snap – Everyone’s a DJ

Don Diablo – Black Heat

Tonka – Website (Malente Re-Edit)

Fantastadon – Anesthesiologist

Brian Cox – Let’s Go to Work (Clockwork Remix)

The Shoes – Knockout

34 Years of Debauchery

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Last night some devoted DJs stayed up all night, broadcasting continuously from 8 pm to 6 am. For the final 3 hours, we counted down with a song from each year since KWUR’s founding in 1976, right up to 2009. Decisions were made by committee so don’t blame me if you don’t like the selections.

Year Artist Song Album
1976 Ramones Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue Ramones
1977 Television Marquee Moon Marquee Moon
1978 Mars 11,000 volts Mars 78
1979 Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict Singles Going Steady
1980 Devo Girl U Want Freedom of Choice
1981 Black Flag TV Party Damaged
1982 Dead Kennedys Bleed for Me Plastic Surgery Disasters
1983 New Order Age of Consent Power Corruption Lies
1984 Minutemen This Ain’t No Picnic Double Nickels on The Dime
1985 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual Meat is Murder
1986 Slayer Raining Blood Reign in Blood
1987 Big Black Fish Fry Songs About Fucking
1988 Public Enemy Bring the Noise It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989 Nirvana Negative Creep Bleach
1990 Sonic Youth Tunic (Song for Karen) Goo
1991 My Bloody Valentine When You Sleep Loveless
1992 Eric B and Rakim Don’t Sweat the Technique Don’t Sweat the Technique
1993 Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1994 Pavement Cut Your Hair Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
1995 Yo La Tengo Straight Down to the Bitter End Electr-o-pura
1996 DJ Shadow Building Steam With a Grain of Salt Endtroducing
1997 Radiohead Electioneering OK Computer
1998 Neutral Milk Hotel Holland, 1945 In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
1999 Aphex Twin Windowlicker Windowlicker
2000 New Pornographers Mass Romantic Mass Romantic
2001 Daft Punk Harder Better Faster Stronger Discovery
2002 Wilco Heavy Metal Drummer Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003 White Stripes Black Math Elephant
2004 Death From Above 1979 Turn It Out You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
2005 Sufjan Stevens John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Illinois
2006 Man Man Engrish Bwudd Six Demon Bag
2007 Animal Collective Winter Wonderland Strawberry Jam
2008 No Age Sleeper Hold Nouns
2009 The Almighty Defenders All My Loving Almighty Defenders