September’s Last Tuesday Treat: Vote for a Very Merry Unbirthday!

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)

Total Voters: 12

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Time for a Welcome Change!

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!

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!

Your Donation to WESU Will Be Matched until 2018!

4 generations of WESU transmitters!
(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!)

Hello again!

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!

Please donate today!

With warm regards,

Ben Michael

General Manager
88.1 FM WESU
Wesleyan University
Stay tuned…

Keep Free Form Radio Free: Support WESU Middletown

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

You can donate online at

WESU Free Form Feast & Festival, 11/18

Join WESU for dinner and a show on November 18 and help support the service we provide.  WESU’s Free Form Feast & Festival includes a buffet meal plus a variety show featuring performances by some of our region’s most talented artists. Guest performers include, Noah Baerman, Joe Flood, Old Lonesome Dave Downs, Kelvin Young, Frank Critelli, Dana Merritt, Robert Nasta, The Basukes, Gag Reflex, Babe & Beth, Slavei and More!

WESU’s Free Form Feast and Festival happens at Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall (55 Wyllys Ave 06457) Saturday November 18th starting at 6pm. Ticket price is $25 for general admission and $10 for students. All of the tickets sales will benefit our Fall pledge drive and help to sustain community radio WESU.

Click here to purchase your tickets! 

WESU Fall Community Record Fair  2017 – Sunday, October 8th – 11am – 4pm

(early birds $5 after 10am) Fayerweather-Beckham Hall Wesleyan
55 Wyllys Ave Middletown CT 06457

Free!! and open to the public.  Dozens of vendors, Tens of thousands of new & used records CDs, cassettes, memorabilia & more! WESU gear for sale!

WESU DJs, spinning vinyl sets, all day long and WESU Merchandise for sale!

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Support Community Radio! 
for vending info contact – 860-685-7707

2016-11-19: Volume 02 Episode 75 (Tribute to Leonard Cohen)

(Listen using the in-browser media player above or download the broadcast through this link.)

Leonard Cohen “Stories of the Street” from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1968)

Leonard Cohen “You know who I am” from Songs from a Room (1969)

Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Live At the Isle of Wight 1970 (2009) — Recorded live August 31, 1970. Originally appeared on 1968’s “Songs of Leonard Cohen”

Leonard Cohen “Last Year’s Man” from Songs of Love and Hate (1971)

Leonard Cohen “Bird on a Wire” from Live Songs (1973) — Recorded live in Paris, 1972. Originally appeared on 1969’s “Songs from a Room”.

Leonard Cohen “Lover, Lover, Lover” from New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974)

Leonard Cohen “Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On” from Death of a Ladies’ Man (1977)

Leonard Cohen “Ballad of the Absent Mare” from Recent Songs (1979)

Leonard Cohen “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” from Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 (2001) — Recorded live in London & Brighton in December, 1979. Originally appeared on 1968’s “Songs of Leonard Cohen”.

Leonard Cohen “Coming Back to You” from Various Positions (1985)

Leonard Cohen “i’m Your Man” from I’m Your Man (1988)

Leonard Cohen “Democracy” from THE FUTURE (1992)

Leonard Cohen “The Future” from Columbia Records Radio Hour Presents Leonard Cohen Live! From The Complex, Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 1993 (1993) — Originally appeared on 1992’s “The Future”.

Leonard Cohen “Who By Fire?” from Cohen Live (1994) — Recorded at Austin City Limits, Austin, October, 31st, 1988. Originally appeared on 1974’s “New Skin for the Old Ceremony”.

Leonard Cohen “Alexandra Leaving” from Ten New Songs (2001)

Leonard Cohen “Undertow” from Dear Heather (2004)

Leonard Cohen “In My Secret Life” from Live In London (2009) — Recorded July 17, 2008 at London’s O2 Arena. Originally appeared on 2001’s “Ten New Songs”.

Leonard Cohen “Banjo” from Old Ideas (2012)

Leonard Cohen “Joan of Arc” from Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour (2015) — Recorded on December 2, 2012, at Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada sound check. Originally appeared on 1971’s “Songs of Love and Hate”.

Leonard Cohen “The Darkness” from Live In Dublin (2014) — Recorded in September, 2013 at Dublin’s The O2 Arena. Originally appeared on 2012’s “Old Ideas”.

Leonard Cohen “Almost Like the Blues” from Popular Problems (2014)

Leonard Cohen “Treaty” from You Want It Darker (2016) New