Hugh Masekela, like WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM, turns 80 in 2019! For March’s Last Tuesday Treat, we’ll wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to the legendary jazz trumpeter and review his extensive discography, dating back to the 1950’s!
Join us at 5:05 PM on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM on Tuesday, March 26th!
“Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones was selected by voters to be featured on Wonderland’s upcoming Search and Recover special! Tune in at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, January 29th to WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM for an hour of covers of this country-crossover from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
Tune into WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, October 30th for Wonderland’s Last Tuesday Treat! We’ll do a track-by-track tribute to Neil Young’s Harvest! If you’ve transcended the terrestrial radio signals, listen online at https://wesufm.org!
Join Wonderland on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM on Tuesday, September 25th at 5:05 PM as we wish Annie Lennox a Very Merry Unbirthday! Over the course of 55 minutes, we’ll sample her rich discography from her 1977 debut in The Catch to her most recent releases!
Wonderland’s Last Tuesday Treat for Sept. 25th, 2018 will be a Very Merry Unbirthday! We’ll celebrate the work of a prolific artist during the show, but Wonderland needs your help to select whom should be featured! Please use the poll below to vote for the musician you’d like to see featured.
(Voting ends at 11:59 PM on Friday, Sept. 21st, 2018.)
Who should Wonderland celebrate with a Very Merry Unbirthday?
Annie Lennox of The Tourists, Eurthymics, and The Catch (50%, 6 Votes)
Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, and Foo Fighters (25%, 3 Votes)
Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer (25%, 3 Votes)
Wonderland’s Last Tuesday Treat of August will be a Search and Recover featuring Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”. Tune in at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, August 28th for an hour of covers of this amazing instrumental song.
Wonderland is moving from Saturdays at 3:00 AM to the Tuesday drive-time slot at 5:05 PM to 6:00 PM as of Tuesday, May 22nd! Join us live via terrestrial radio at 88.1 FM in central Connecticut or online at http://wesufm.org!
With the change of time slot, Wonderland will be introducing some new features, like the Last Tuesday Treat – a thematic show whose content is shaped by listeners. Keep your eye on this site or join us on our Facebook page for more information!
(pictured above: A rare glimpse into our transmitter site showing four generations of WESU transmitters, dating back to the 1960s, on the left is our brand-new unboxed Gates 5 KW FM unit, fresh off the loading dock!)
With just a few frigid days remaining in 2017, WESU is looking forward to warming things up in 2018. So far, we’ve raised 2/3rd of our pledge drive goal directly though community support. Our brand new FM transmitter was delivered yesterday and Wesleyan’s Office of Academic Affairs has generously offered a matching donation of $5,000 to help us close out this drive!
With your help, this energizing gift brings the end of our current pledge drive well into focus. All donations received by January 1 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $5,000, enabling WESU to raise $10,000!!
Your donation, today, will help us take full advantage of this matching gift and enable WESU to make a sizable down payment on our new state-of-the-art solid-state digital FM transmitter and help cover our operating costs for the season.
My sincere gratitude to those of you who have helped to get us this far. Thanks in advance to those of you who will help close out this drive and begin 2018 on strong footing!
WESU Middletown is in its Fall/Winter Pledge Drive, and I’m asking all my friends to show their support for our local, community radio station. The media landscape across all broadcast mediums is nightmarish. Disney is acquiring its major rival, thus consolidating a massive amount of popular television and film in the hands of one corporation. The FCC has destroyed net neutrality, granting a small number of companies the ability to limit public access to content on the internet with no consequences. Roll backs of regulations have allowed an elite number of corporations to acquire more and more radio and television stations as well as publications in one market, flattening all viewpoints into one commercially sound product.
Public radio is one of the last bastions of citizen access to a broadcast medium. At WESU Middletown, students and community members come together to share rare music, dissenting opinions, and neglected news stories. BUT…WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Please donate now, and keep free form radio free