Western Oregon University has a radio station, KWOU, which is about to enter its third year! We are always welcoming new members to our team, so please stop by Student Media if you are interested in DJing on air or at school events, covering news stories, or working behind the scenes! We embrace all genres and interests, so do not hesitate to contact us! If you are interested in tuning in to any of our shows, please like our facebook page for updates on each DJs fall schedule. A KWOU website is currently in the works, so be sure to keep an eye out for that as well.
Welcome new students, listeners, and team members!
Be sure to drop by Student Media (downstairs of the Werner University Center) in the fall to learn more about our school radio station, KWOU!
KWOU is run by Western students and can be listened to online during the school year. We also DJ campus events!
My name is Barbara and I am entering my third year at WOU. I host two shows called The 8-Bit Tidbit and Themed Thursdays; my schedule will be posted as we near the fall term. I love hearing from listeners and fellow WOU students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about my shows, KWOU in general, or even about Western Oregon University, please feel free to talk to me!
At KWOU, we are a growing team of different tastes and interests. KWOU is a great place to get involved for new students, especially those interested in any of the following: journalism, music, and communication. But really, anyone and everyone is welcome!
Please follow my blog for more information as the school year approaches us, and I encourage you to be an active student at Western by listening to KWOU! :)
For the most part indie/alternative (meaning anything from folk to electronic to whatever) on the “Stuff I Like’ hour, along with occasional favorites from the ’60s or whatever else I’m feeling that day. Themed Wednesday is always a mix of different genres and such, really just about anything can and will be played! Thanks for the question, therealexpress!
Everyone hated it, but everyone watched it. That seems to be the takeaway from this year’s Grammy Awards telecast. Top critics called the program discordant, bloated and full of fumbles. The Internet belched in frustration as the Foo Fighters (nice guys, but overplayed) and Chris Brown (problematic, to say the least) made multiple appearances. Yet people tuned in — boy, did they tune in — and kept watching all the way through the Paul McCartney-led five-man effort to resuscitate rock that was the finale.
So what gives? Are we who tune in to these entertainment industry beauty pageants simply connoisseurs of television-induced torture? Or was there a way in which the 2012 Grammys show worked, despite (or even because of) the weird combo numbers, the stretches of incoherent spectacle and the dearth of awards presented?
Here’s what I think: the difference lay in the devices viewers cradled in hand or lap.
—Ann Powers on last night’s Grammy Awards telecast