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  • Charts & Adds 5.2.2017

    School is out but radio never ends.  Listen in to see which of our DJs are sticking around this summer!  Don’t worry – even if you’re on vacation you can still tune in online 😉


    2 NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, THE Whiteout Conditions
    3 UNAKA PRONG Adult Contemporary
    4 GOLDFRAPP Silver Eye
    5 TIMBER TIMBRE Sincerely, Future Pollution
    6 BLAENAVON That’s Your Lot
    7 SLUGABED Inherit the Earth
    8 PILE A Hairshirt of Purpose
    9 HAJK Hajk
    10 JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, THE Damage and Joy
    11 CLARK Death Peak
    12 SLOWDIVE Slowdive
    13 TESSA RAE Young Blood
    14 SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As ___ As You Think
    15 JAKE XERXES FUSSELL What In The Natural World
    16 BLACK ANGELS Death Song
    17 GABY MORENO Illusion
    18 DAWN RICHARD Redemption
    19 EMEL Ensen
    20 FLAGSHIP The Electric Man
    21 HAPPYNESS Write In
    22 GEOTIC Absyma
    23 MINUS THE BEAR Voids
    24 DEEP STATE Thought Garden
    26 FROTH Outside (Briefly)
    28 TUXEDO Tuxedo II
    29 REAL ESTATE In Mind
    30 THUNDERCAT Drunk


    1 THURSTON MOORE Rock N’ Roll Consciousness
    2 BLACK LIPS Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?
    3 HOVVDY Taster
    4 NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014
    5 PINEGROVE Everything So Far
    6 SYLVAN ESSO What Now
    7 LORD ECHO Harmonies
    8 KWEKU COLLINS grey
    9 WILDING Secular Music
    10 RAJ AND THE 100’’s One of The Oldest Men Who Ever Lived

  • Year End Charts!

    Here’s a look at the 30 albums we loved the most this year.

    2 REAL ESTATE In Mind
    3 HOMESHAKE Fresh Air
    4 TYCHO Epoch
    5 AMERICAN FOOTBALL American Football [LP2] 6 THE DIG Bloodshot Tokyo
    7 MAGGIE ROGERS Now That the Light is Fading
    8 JIME JAMES Eternally Even
    9 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick
    10 SOHN Rennen
    11 TEMPLES Volcano
    12 LANDLADY The World Is A Loud Place
    13 FOXYGEN Hang
    14 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound
    15 TENNIS Yours Conditionally
    16 TY SEGALL Ty Segall
    17 DAWN RICHARDS Redemption
    18 SURFER BLOOD Snowdonia
    19 THE MENZINGERS After the Party
    20 THE ORWELLS Terrible Human Beings
    21 DOLLY SPARTANS Time Sides With No One
    22 COLONY HOUSE The Only Lonely
    23 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Flying Microtonal Banana
    24 TASH SULTANA Notion EP
    25 APPLESAUCE TEARS Commuters
    26 MIDDLE KIDS Middle Kids
    27 SINKANE Life and Livin’ It
    28 THIEVERY CORPORATION The Temples of I & II
    29 THEE OH SEES A Weird Exits
    30 WATERGATE Slow Start EP

  • CHART & ADDS 4.18

    Check out what WUSC’s DJs have been spinning in preparation for finals week!


    1.     Real Estate, In Mind

    2.     Thundercat, Drunk

    3.     Flagship, The Electric Man

    4.     Flyjack, New Day

    5.     WHY?, Moh Lhean

    6.     Jenn Grant, Paradise

    7.     Sorority Noise, You’re Not As ___ As You Think

    8.     Temples, Volcano

    9.     Dawn Richard, Redemption

    10. Nana Grizol, Ursa Minor

    11. Froth, Outside (Briefly)

    12. Dirty Projectors, Dirty Projectors

    13. Fink, Fink’s Sunday Evening Blues Club Vol. 1

    14. The Matinee, Dancing On Your Grave

    15. Geotic, Absyma

    16. Spoon, Hot Thoughts

    17. Repel the Robot, AKA

    18. The Octopus Project, Memory Mirror

    19. Meatbodies, Alice

    20. Heart Attack Man, The Manson Family

    21. Coco Hames, Coco Hames

    22. Bonny Doon, Bonny Doon

    23. Sun Cop, When You Hear the Drum You May Speak

    24. Satsang, Pyramid(s)

    25. Laura Marling, Semper Femina

    26. Emel, Ensen

    27. Yasmine Hamden, Al Jamilat

    28. Guytano, I Am Inside My Body

    29. Justin Carter, The Leaves Fall

    30. Lexie Roth, Move Me


    1. Actress, AZD

    2. Charly Bliss, Guppy

    3. The Digital Wild, Tall As Trees

    4. Fictionist, Sleep Machine

    5. Julia Holter, In the Same Room

    6. Little Dragon, Season High

    7. Little Hurricane, Same Sun Same Moon

    8. Overlake, Fall

    9. Royal Thunder, Wick

    10. Skating Polly, New Trick

  • CHARTS & ADDS 4.11

    Here is this weeks charts and adds!  Thundercat reigns supreme yet again!

    1: THUNDERCAT Drunk
    2: REAL ESTATE In Mind
    3: FROTH Outside (Briefly)
    4: JENN GRANT Paradise
    5: FLAGSHIP The Electric Man
    6: SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As _ As You Think
    7: FINK Fink’s Sunday Evening Blues Club Vol. 1
    8: DAWN RICHARD Redemption
    9: WHY? Moh Lhean
    10: DAN THE MAN Circadian Circus
    11: HENRY JAMISON The Rains [EP] 12: TEMPLES Volcano
    13: NANA GRIZOL Ursa Minor
    14: GEOTIC Abysma
    15: SNEAKS It’s A Myth
    16: TENNIS Yours Conditionally
    17: LEXIE ROTH Move Me
    18: SIR WAS Digging A Tunnel
    19: ADNA Closure
    20: THE OCTOPUS PROJECT Memory Mirror
    21: FLYJACK New Day
    22: EMEL Ensen
    23: BONNY DOON Bonny Doon
    24: DIRTY PROJECTORS Dirty Projectors
    25: VAGABON Infinite Worlds
    26: JUDAH AND THE LION Folk Hop N’ Roll (Deluxe)
    27: GOLDFRAPP Silver Eye
    28: MIDDLE KIDS Middle Kids [EP] 29: MDERN ENGLISH Take Me To The Trees
    30: HANNI EL KHATIB Savage Times


    1: CLARK Death Peak Warp
    2: COLD WAR KIDS L.A. Divine Capitol
    3: DIET CIG Swear, I’m Good At This
    4: ERIC TOLLEFSON This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
    5: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Whiteout Conditions
    6: SLUGABED Inherit The Earth
    7: THOSE LAVENDER WHALES My Bones Are Singing
    8: TIMBER TIMBRE Sincerely, Future Pollution
    9:  WHITE REAPER The World’s Best American Band
    10: PILE A Hairshirt of Purpose

  • CHART & ADDS 4.4.2017

    Here are this weeks charts and adds!

    Check our what our DJs have been spinning lately on our top 30 charts Spotify playlist!


    1: THUNDERCAT Drunk

    2: TEMPLES Volcano

    3: DAWN RICHARD Redemption

    4: LOS CAMPESINOS Sick Scenes

    5: DAN THE MAN Circadian Circus

    6: HALF WAIF Form/A [EP]

    7: KOLARS Kolars

    8: JESCA HOOP Memories Are Now

    9: MIDDLE KIDS Middle Kids

    10: KATIE HARGROVE Katie Hargrove

    11: MINUS THE BEAR Voids

    12: TENNIS Yours Conditionally

    13: THE ORWELLS Terrible Human Beings

    14: BLEACHED Can You Deal?

    15: HEART ATTACK MAN The Manson Family

    16: THIEVERY CORPORATION The Temple Of I & I

    17: GUYTANO I Am Inside My Body

    18: HOMESHAKE Fresh Air

    19: JAY PRAY Jay Pray

    20: KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Flying Microtonal Banana

    21: NIGHT TALKS In Dreams

    22: SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As __ As You Think

    23: TY RICHARDS Zillion

    24: REAL ESTATE In Mind

    25: SOHN Rennen

    26: IDLE BLOOM Little Deaths

    27: KNIFE IN THE WATER Plays One Sound and Others (Re-Issue)

    28: POLAR WAVES No One Needs Help Anymore

    29: ALLAN RAYMAN Roadhouse 01

    30: THE SHINS Heartworms



    1: ANOHNI Paradise

    2: BIG BRUTUS The Odd Willow

    3: BLAENAVON That’s Your Lot

    4: CURSE OF LONO Severed

    5: GEOTIC Abysma

    6: THE GIFT Altar

    7: HAPPYNESS Write In

    8: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Damage And Joy

    9: SAID THE WHALE As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide

    10: THE BIG MOON Love In The 4th Dimension

  • Roswell Rodeo Concert | April 1st

    WUSC back at it again! This time we’re giving you more of that spaghetti western in space with more great music at New Brookland Tavern.

    Doors: 7:30 p.m.
    Cover: $6 Over 21 / $10 Under 21

    This time we’re featuring an eclectic lineup such as: Temple Grandin Hug Machine, The Whoops, Paper Shoes, Biruni, King Goof, Happy.

  • WUSC Bake Sale | March 30th

    WUSC will be selling their DJs baked goods on Pickens St Bridge from 10:00-1:00! You will hear our calls all throughout campus.

  • Clothes Sale | March 28th

    WUSC is selling our DJs gently used clothes on Greene St from 10:00-1:00!

  • Lemonade Stand | March 27th

    WUSC will be slinging Lemonade Greene St from 10:00-1:00! Come on by!

  • Cookout at The War Mouth | March 26th

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  • WUSC at Soda City | March 25th

    Swing on by the farmer’s market and say hi to WUSC!

  • 90.5 A Space Odyssey | March 24th

    There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s WUSC. We’re kicking off our fundraiser week with the Wild Wild West meets Outer Space… and it’s not pretty. We’re giving you spunk AND spice. Come in your best alien or cowboy costume!!

    Doors: 8pm

    Cover: $6 Over 21 / $10 Under 21

    Lineup: Daddy’s Beemer, St. Jupiter, Fidelio, Ugly Chords, Dead Swells

  • CHART & ADDS 2.21.2017

    Check out our new charts for the week! Our DJs have been spinning some really good stuff lately.


    1: THE DIG – Bloodshot Tokyo
    2: TY SEGALL – Ty Segall
    3: SINKANE – Life & Livin’ It
    4: REAL ESTATE – “Darling” [Single] 5: THE MENZINGERS – After the Party
    6: SONDOR BLUE – Sondor Blue
    7: THE APPLESAUCE TEARS – Commuters
    8: DOLLY SPARTANS – Time Sides With No One
    9: FOXYGEN – Hang
    10: TASH SULTANA – Notion
    11: FOX GRIN – Dawn [EP] 12: STRAND OF OAKS – Hard Love
    13: CHRIS THILE AND BRAD MEHLDAU – Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
    14: COLONY HOUSE – Only the Lonely
    15: PRIESTS – Nothing Feels Natural
    16: JAPANDROIDS – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
    17: GREYFACE – Greyola
    18: ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY – Stick Around
    19: CHERRY GLAZERR – Apocalipstick
    20: CLOUD NOTHINGS – Life Without Sound
    21: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen
    22: STEF CHURA – Messes
    24: TIM DARCY – Saturday Night
    25: BELLAVIDA – Letters To Rose
    26: SURFER BLOOD – Snowdonia
    27: WHITE LIES – Friends
    28: MICHAEL CHAPMAN – 50
    29: RYAN ADAMS – Prisoner
    30: WYLDLIFE – Out On Your Block


    1: THE ORWELLS – Terrible Human Beings
    2: XIU XIU – Forget
    3: MAGGIE ROGERS – Now That the Light is Fading
    4: IDLE BLOOM –  Little Deaths
    5: JENS LEKMAN – Life Will See You Now


  • CHARTS & ADDS 2.7.2017

    Our charts and adds this week are jam packed with five star albums.  Make sure to listen up for these fresh cuts when you tune in!


    1 FOXYGEN Hang
    2 LANDLADY The World Is A Loud Place
    3 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound
    4 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick
    5 TY SEGALL Ty Segall (2017)
    6 BONOBO Migration
    7 SURFER BLOOD Snowdonia
    8 KYLE ANDREWS Escape
    10 WHITE LIES Friends
    11 TYCHO Epoch
    12 HARRISON BROME Fill Your Brains Network
    13 JAPANDROIDS Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
    14 TASH SULTANA Notion
    15 MODERN SAVAGE Unwilling Participants
    16 DOLLY SPARTANS Time Sides With No One
    17 ALBIN LEE MELDAU Lovers
    18 WATERGATE Slow Start
    19 BASH AND POP Anything Could Happen
    21 NOUVELLE VAGUE I Could Be Happy
    22 ZAVALA Fantasmas
    23 LAZY SALON Invisible Like Peace
    24 NEW UP Tiny Mirrors
    25 CIVILIAN You Wouldn’t Believe What Priviledge Costs
    26 ENEMIES Valuables
    27 SHAED Just Wanna See
    28 NIKKI LANE Highway Queen
    29 LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION Darling Destroyer
    30 PRIESTS Nothing Feels Natural


    1 MENZINGERS After The Party
    2 HOMESHAKE Fresh Air
    3 EMILY WELLS Promise
    4 ALL THEM WITCHES Sleeping Through The War
    5 ST. TROPEZ St. Tropez

  • CHARTS & ADDS 1.31.2017

    This week’s charts and adds are full of some awesome new tunes. Make sure to listen up for these fresh cuts when you tune in this week!

    1 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick
    2 LANDLADY The World Is A Loud Place
    3 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound
    4 WATERGATE Slow Start
    5 FOXYGEN Hang
    7 TYCHO Epoch
    9 SURFER BLOOD Snowdonia
    10 TASH SULTANA Notion
    11 MATTHEW SQUIRES Tambaleo
    12 NOUVELLE VAGUE I Could Be Happy
    13 RON GALLO Heavy Meta
    14 SUSTO And I’m Fine Today
    15 YOUNGEST See It Through
    17 KYLE ANDREWS Escape
    18 MODERN SAVAGE Unwilling Participants
    19 CIVILIAN You Wouldn’t Believe What Priviledge Costs
    20 BEAR THE WEATHER Rampant (See America, Pt 1)
    21 MYSTERIOUS THEY So They Said
    22 JIM JAMES Eternally Even
    23 ZAVALA Fantasmas
    24 AMERICAN FOOTBALL American Football [LP2] 25 LAZY SALON Invisible Like Peace
    26 GEORGIA FLOOD People Like Ourselves
    27 PINK MARTINI Je Dis Oui!
    28 KAISER CHIEFS Stay Together
    29 WOLF PEOPLE Ruins
    30 MONA In The Middle

    1 JAPANDROIDS Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
    2 TY SEGALL Ty Segall (2017)
    3 NIKKI LANE Highway Queen
    4 WHITE LIES Friends
    5 AQUILO Silhouettes

  • Show Assignments Room 205 | February 9th 7:00-8:30PM

    You made it!!! Come to get your preferred show time slot stolen right before your eyes!

  • Written Test Room 302 | February 7th 6:00-8:00PM

    Your last step of becoming a WUSC DJ! All the answers can be found in the DJ Training Manual.

    Bring a number 2 pencil and your calculator. No formula sheets allowed. Remember the Carolina Creed and be able to recite it. We will also test your physical endurance so beef up.

  • DJ Sit-Ins & Oral Exams | January 31st-February 7th

    This is your time to protest and completely halt production with Trainee Sit-Ins!

    But not really!

    If you’re in training to be a WUSCer, this is the time to get hands-on experience in the studio. Also, study your manual, the console, and take the oral exam with an exec!

  • Training Session 2 Room 302 | January 31st from 6:00-7:00 PM

    Introduction to the Studio, Russell House Room 302

    January 31st from 6 to 7 pm!

  • Training Session 1 | January 26th from 7 to 9 PM

    Technical & Policy Training, Room 304 in Russell House

    January 26th from 7 to 9 pm!

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  • CHARTS & ADDS 1.17.2017

    Our DJs are back from Winter Break and here is what they’ve been playing! Check out these fresh cuts as you tune in this week.


    1 STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere
    2 JIM JAMES Eternally Even
    3 AGNES OBEL Citizen Of Glass
    4 TYCHO Epoch
    5 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
    6 DIANA Familiar Touch
    7 TWIN LIMB Haplo
    8 SLEIGH BELLS Jessica Rabbit
    9 BLIND SHAKE Celebrate Your Worth
    10 YOUNGEST See It Through
    13 YOU BLEW IT! Abendrot
    14 TYLER DANIEL BEAN On Days Soon To Pass
    15 WOLF PEOPLE Ruins
    16 PINK MARTINI Je Dis Oui!
    17 KESTRELS Kestrels
    19 JAMIE LIDELL Building A Beginning
    20 SUSTO And I’m Fine Today
    21 WYTCHES All Your Happy Life
    22 AMERICAN WRESTLERS Goodbye Terrible Youth
    23 CORY HANSON The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo
    24 MUUY BIIEN Age Of Uncertainty
    25 KAISER CHIEFS Stay Together
    26 PHONE CALL Hang-Up
    27 BAD BAD Bad Bad
    28 SYNA SO PRO Vox
    29 TANYA TAGAQ Retribution
    30 GILLIAN WELCH Boots No. 1: Official Revival Bootleg


    1 PRIESTS Nothing Feels Natural
    3 LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION Darling Destroyer
    4 WYLDLIFE Out On Your Block
    5 ZAVALA Fantasmas

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  • CHARTS & ADDS 11.22.2016


  • CHARTS & ADDS 11.16.16

    Here’s this week’s charts and adds!  Our Top 30 this week is full of exciting things – Slaughter Beach, Dog is CRUSHING it and the Pixies are still going strong.  Make sure to listen up for these fresh cuts next time you tune in. Long live college radio!


    1              SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG              Welcome

    2              LVL UP  Return To Love      

    3              RIVVRS Unfamiliar Skin      

    4              C DUNCAN           The Midnight Sun  

    5              PHANTOGRAM   Three      

    6              PIXIES   Head Carrier           

    7              AMERICAN FOOTBALL    American Football [LP2]       

    8              GALLANT             Ology     

    9              KURT BAKER COMBO      In Orbit  

    10            STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere            

    11            TAY SEAN            Leavings 

    12            KLANGSTOF        Close Eyes To Exit 

    13            CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales    

    14            COMMUNIST DAUGHTER                The Cracks That Built The Wall             

    15            JEFF ROSENSTOCK            Worry.    

    16            JONES    New Skin               

    17            ABLEBODY          Adult Contemporaries            

    18            ROYAL TEETH     Amateurs [EP]       

    19            LEMON TWIGS    Do Hollywood       

    20            LOAMLANDS      Sweet High Rise    

    21            FRENCH HORN REBELLION            Classically Trained 

    22            CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON              CDW [EP]             

    23            SNOWBALL II      Doughnut Holes     

    24            CONOR OBERST Ruminations           

    25            GOAT     Requiem 

    26            RITUALS OF MINE             Devoted  

    27            HOW TO DRESS WELL       Care        

    28            LADY WRAY       Queen Alone          

    29            LILY MAE             Closer     

    30            HOLY SONS         In The Garden        



    1              ALLELUJAH         The Death And Life Of Capt. Nathan Baker          

    2              TYLER DANIEL BEAN       On Days Soon To Pass          

    3              SAD13    Slugger   

    4              HER        Her Tape #1 [EP]   

    5              HAMILTON LEITHAUSER AND ROSTAM     I Had A Dream That You Were Mine    


  • CHARTS AND ADDS 11.9.2016

    Here’s this week’s charts and adds! Looks like an exciting week, listen up for these fresh cuts when you tune in.


    1              PIXIES   Head Carrier           

    2              AMERICAN FOOTBALL    American Football [LP2]       

    3              PAT X    Coming To Life Pt. 1             

    4              STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere            

    5              RIVVRS Unfamiliar Skin      

    6              LVL UP  Return To Love      

    7              SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG              Welcome

    8              JEFF ROSENSTOCK            Worry.    

    9              JONES    New Skin               

    10            CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales    

    11            GALLANT             Ology     

    12            BALANCE AND COMPOSURE         Light We Made      

    13            LADY WRAY       Queen Alone          

    14            MNDSGN              Body Wash            

    15            PHANTOGRAM   Three      

    16            CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON              CDW [EP]             

    17            STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS         Toogoodoo             

    18            SESHEN Flames And Figures               

    19            PARTYBABY       The Golden Age Of Bullshit   .

    20            NAKED GIANTS  R.I.P. [EP]             

    21            MICROWAVE       Much Love             

    22            LOAMLANDS      Sweet High Rise    

    23            KLANGSTOF        Close Eyes To Exit 

    24            HOW TO DRESS WELL       Care        

    25            DEVENDRA BANHART     Ape In Pink Marble

    26            FRANCIS CHEER Black White And Grey           

    27            SAVOY MOTEL   Savoy Motel           

    28            COMMUNIST DAUGHTER                The Cracks That Built The Wall             

    29            BLACK MARBLE It’s Immaterial         

    30            BEACH SLANG    A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings        



    1              SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG              Welcome

    2              JAYMAY               Fallin’ Like Snow   

    3              YOUNGEST          See It Through       

    4              KING HENRY       Don’t Stay Away [EP]           

    5              CRX        New Skin               


  • CHARTS & ADDS 11.1.16

     Happy day-after-Halloween!!! Congrats everybody, we made it. As Kylie Jenner predicted, it has truly been a year of realizing things, and I have realized that tallying charts every week is one of my favorite things. That being said, we’ve got some great stuff in our top 30 this week!!


    1              LADY WRAY                                       Queen Alone          

    2              SELAH SUE                                          Reason   

    3              CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON              CDW

    4              JONES                                                    New Skin               

    5              PIXIES                                                   Head Carrier           

    6              PAT X                                                    Coming to Life Pt. 1               

    7              BALANCE AND COMPOSURE         Light We Made      

    8              LOAMLANDS                                     Sweet High Rise    

    9              DEVENDRA BANHART                     Ape In Pink Marble

    10            GALLANT                                             Ology     

    11            JEFF ROSENSTOCK                            Worry.    

    12            JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW      We Move

    13            CRYING Beyond                                    The Fleeting Gales 

    14            LVL UP                                                  Return To Love      

    15            FENCES                                                 To The Tall Trembling Trees  

    16            INFINITY CRUSH                                Warmth Equation   

    17            HOLY SONS                                         In The Garden        

    18            BRETT NEWSKI                                   Land Air Sea Garage              

    19            HALFNOISE                                         Sudden Feeling      

    20            STOPLIGHT OBSERVATIONS          toogoodoo              

    21            WAREHOUSE                                       Super Low             

    22            MICROWAVE                                       Much Love             

    23            SAVOIR ADORE                                  The Love That Remains         

    24            PARTYBABY                                       The Golden Age Of Bullshit  

    25            HOW TO DRESS WELL                       Care        

    26            BEACH SLANG                                    A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings        

    27            RITUALS OF MINE                             Devoted  

    28            SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE               Midnight Room      

    29            MNDSGN                                              Body Wash            

    30            THE RANGE                                         Superimpose



    1              AGNES OBEL       Citizen Of Glass     

    2              STRFKR                 Being No One, Going Nowhere            

    3              NICOLE DOLLANGANGER        Observatory Mansions                 

    4              JIM JAMES           Eternally Even        

    5              JAMIE T                 Trick 

  • CHARTS & ADDS 10.25.16

    Welcome back to charts & adds central! This week we’ve got a doozy for you, radio-goers. American Football is back with their second album after 17 years!!! Jimmy Eat World returns three years after their last album with “Integrity Blues,” and we’ve got a top 30 chock full of groovy new wave R&B. Check it out!

    CHARTS for 10.25.16

    3 SELAH SUE Reason
    4 BRETT NEWSKI Land Air Sea
    6 JONES New Skin
    8 HOLY SONS In The Garden
    9 DAWES We’re All Gonna Die
    10 MICROWAVE Much Love
    13 PIXIES Head Carrier
    14 CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales
    15 LVL UP Return To Love
    16 LOCAL NATIVES Sunlit Youth
    17 MNDSGN Body Wash
    18 NATURAL CHILD Okey Dokey
    19 WARPAINT Heads Up
    20 ROYAL CANOE Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit
    21 PARTYBABY The Golden Age Of Bullshit
    22 KISHI BASHI Sonderlust
    23 SAVOIR ADORE The Love That Remains
    24 BOXED IN Melt
    25 BIG JESUS Oneiric
    26 RAMONA FLOWERS Part Time Spies
    27 JONAH CANEPA Barriers And Barricades
    28 VICTORIA REED Chariot
    29 ST. JUPITER Oblivion
    30 THE RANGE Superimpose

    ADDS for 10.25.16

    1 AMERICAN FOOTBALL American Football [LP2] 2 JIMMY EAT WORLD Integrity Blues
    3 SAVOY MOTEL Savoy Motel What’s Your Rupture?
    4 C DUNCAN The Midnight Sun
    5 SLOTHRUST Everyone Else

  • CHARTS & ADDS 10.18.16

    After a brief hiatus, we are back with weekly charts and adds! We apologize for the lack of charts in the past few weeks, but as we’re sure you can understand, life sometimes gets crazy. But fear not, we have returned, as have our charts! So behold, this week’s charts and adds:

    CHARTS for 10.18.16

    1 LOCAL NATIVES Sunlit Youth
    3 INFINITY CRUSH Warmth Equation
    4 MICROWAVE Much Love
    5 WARPAINT Heads Up
    6 BOXED IN Melt
    7 HALFNOISE Sudden Feeling
    9 DAWES We’re All Gonna Die
    10 PARTYBABY The Golden Age Of Bullshit
    13 VICTORIA REED Chariot
    14 ROYAL TEETH Amateurs [EP] 15 MNDSGN Body Wash
    16 SAVOIR ADORE The Love That Remains
    17 SELAH SUE Reason
    18 PREOCCUPATIONS Preoccupations
    19 KISHI BASHI Sonderlust
    20 CRUSHED OUT Alien Ocean
    21 FENCES To The Tall Trembling Trees
    22 BABEWATCH Wasted Time
    24 STS9 The Universe Inside
    25 POOCHES The Pooches
    26 RAMONA FLOWERS Part Time Spies
    27 TRUE WIDOW Avvolgere
    28 CHRIS FARREN Can’t Die
    29 BIG JESUS Oneiric
    30 PIXIES Head Carrier

    ADDS for 10.18.16

    1 FROM INDIAN LAKES Everything Feels Better Now
    2 GALLANT Ology
    3 PHANTOGRAM Three
    4 CONOR OBERST Ruminations
    5 KEVIN DEVINE Instigator

  • Cover Show Wired Goat Vista | October 29th 5:00-10:00PM

    Our final bang of Fundraiser Week!!!! We will have six bands covering a wide variety of genres! Starts at 5, and never ends because the experience will always be with you. (It ends at 10)

  • Dance Party Breakers Bar and Grill | October 26th 10:00PM-2:00AM

    21 AND UP ONLY. Our dance party will be hosted by Breakers Bar & Grill (not Live) and Tyler Digital will DJ! Shake your bottoms and tops and buy beverages in the name of WUSC!

  • Moe’s Main Street Percent Night | October 26th 5:00-9:00 PM

    Come out and support WUSC by buying a burrito! Or a bowl! Or a taco! Or a stack! A portion of the proceeds go to us. No proceeds go to us before 5:00 PM so be prompt.

  • Bake Sale Pickens St | October 24th 12:00-2:00PM

    Walking across Pickens St on you way to class from 12-2? Or you just like walking across bridges in your free time? Come by and come buy some treats courtesy of WUSC! 12-2PM.

  • New DJ Show Assignment | Russell House 304 7-8PM

    YOU MADE IT! Started from the bottom now you’re a DJ. Congrats everyone! Come to claim your prize (a show).

    Russell House 304 from 7:00-8:00 PM

  • New DJs Written Test | Russell House 304 7-9PM

    Bring your writing utensils and prior knowledge! You’re almost done! Good luck! Go over your training manual! Be one of uuuusssss.

    Russell House 304 7:00-9:00 PM

  • In-Studio Testing

    Sign-Ups for the hands-on Studio test will be available in the Studio for the Studio testing… Studio. From September 20-26th Time TBD by You

  • WUSC Training Session 2 | Russell House 304 7:00-9:00PM

    I heard you wanna be a new DJ from the last time you were at training. This is WUSC2016 Training Part II: the Sequel We Promise It Will Be as Good as the First.

    Russell House 304 from 7:00-9:00PM



    1 FRATMOUTH Nursery Rhymes for the Depleted
    2 LOST BOY Growing Pains
    3 EMMA LOUISE Supercry
    4 SAM BURCHFIELD Unarmored
    5 CHRIS FARREN Can’t Die SideOneDummy
    6 BLOOD ORANGE Freetown Sound Domino
    7 AJJ The Bible 2 SideOneDummy
    8 CRYSTAL CASTLES Amnesty (I)
    9 SHABAZZ PALACES Live at 3rd Man Records
    10 DJ SHADOW The Mountain Will Fall Mass Appeal
    11 SWANS The Glowing Man Young God
    12 WILLIAM TYLER Modern Country Merge
    13 GOGGS GOGGS In The Red
    14 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Divorce Party New West
    15 MOURN Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
    16 LAURA MICHELLE “Chuck Norris” [Single] 17 CHARLIE FORSTER ANDERSON Long Story Short Banta
    18 AUDIENCE KILLERS Floating Islands Self-Released
    19 YUNG A Youthful Dream Fat Possum
    20 WYE OAK Shriek (Deluxe Edition) Merge
    21 A DEAD FOREST INDEX In All That Drifts From Summit Down Sargent House
    22 BROODS Conscious Capitol
    23 DEERHOOF The Magic! Polyvinyl
    24 JERRY PAPER Toon Time Raw! Bayonet
    25 GOTOBEDS Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic SUB POP
    26 AVALANCHES Wildflower Astralwerks
    27 JULIE RUIN Hit Reset Hardly Art
    28 WE ARE SCIENTISTS Helter Seltzer 100%
    29 PRETTY CITY Colorize
    30 HONEY RADAR Blank Cartoon What’s Your Rupture?


    1 LOCAL NATIVES Sunlit Youth Loma Vista
    2 Y LA BAMBA Ojos Del Sol Tender Loving Empire
    3 OVERLORD The Well-Tempered Overlord STORM TOWER
    4 WARHAUS We Fucked A Flame Into Being Pias
    5 CHRIS FARREN Can’t Die SideOneDummy


  • El Burrito Concert | September 9th

    Come out to our irresistible September showcase at El Burrito! We will be featuring three musicians: Koichi Pierce, Jonah Canepa, and Fez the Immigrant. It will be from 6:00-9:00 PM and only $5! Looking for a place to eat dinner at a Mexican diner with an easily pronounceable name? Oh, you also want to listen to live music? This is the place and time for you! Don’t miss it for nuthin.

  • CHARTS & ADDS August 29/30 2016


    1. AJJ- The Bible 2
    2. DJ SHADOW- The Mountain Will Fall
    3. FRATMOUTH- Nursery Rhymes for the Depleted
    4. HONEY RADAR- Blank Cartoon
    5. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    6. WYE OAK- Tween
    7. WILLIAM TYLER- Modern Country
    8. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    9. JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    10. THE GOTOBEDS- Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic
    11. THE AVALANCHES- Wildflower
    12. PRETTY CITY- Colorize
    13. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    14. MOURN- Ha, Ha, He.
    15. LAURA MICHELLE- Chuck Norris
    16. ODDITY- Settle Down
    17. ONEFORALL- Thanks for Nothing
    18. CHARLIE FOSTER ANDERSON- Long Story Short
    19. AUDIENCE KILLERS- Floating Islands
    20. ADIA VICTORIA- Beyond the Bloodhounds
    21. YUNG- A Youthful Dream
    22. A DEAD FOREST INDEX- In All that Drifts from Summit Down
    24. BROODS- Conscious
    25. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    26. JERRY PAPER- Toon Time
    27. PUP- The Dream is Over
    28. LOST BOY- Growing Pains
    29. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    30. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo


    1. SNEAKS- Gymnastics
    2. TERRA LIGHTFOOT- Every Time My Mind Runs Wild
    3. MEGAFAUNA- Welcome Home
    4. CASS MCCOMBS- Mangy Love
    5. JOHNNY NICHOLAS- Fresh Air
  • Mandatory Meeting | Russell House 304 August 30, 2016 7:00-9:00PM

    The title says it all! We’re having a mandatory DJ re-training to review station policies and confirm all of you wonderful people are serious about our organization. If you miss it without an advance excuse you revoke your show for the rest of the semester. We hope we don’t see any of you go; we just deem it necessary for the great year we’re planning!

    Russell House Room 304 7:00-9:00PM August 30, 2016 AD Gregorian calendar

  • WUSC Interest Meetings | August 23, 25, 26

    All prospective DJs are welcome. Be you a USC student, undergrad, overgrad, alumnii, faculty, staff, or in any other way enrolled in USC you are welcome and able to be a WUSC DJ. Meetings are the above posted dates from 7:00-8:00PM in Russell House room 305.

  • CHARTS & ADDS August 22/23 2016


    1. BLOOD ORANGE- Freetown Sound
    2. OF MONTREAL- Innocence Rises
    3. AJJ- The Bible 2
    4. THE AVALANCHES- Wildflower
    5. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    6. THE OH SEES- A Weird Exits
    8. LAURA MICHELLE- Chuck Norris
    9. HONEY RADAR- Blank Cartoon
    10. FEA- FEA
    11. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    12. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    13. JERRY PAPER- Toon Time
    14. ONEFORALL- Thanks for Nothing
    15. THE JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    16. PRETTY CITY- Colorize
    17. FRATMOUTH- Songs for the Depleted
    18. YUNG- A Youthful Dream
    19. ANOHNI- Hopelessness
    20. ODDITY- Settle Down
    21. SARA WATKINS- Young In All The Wrong Ways
    22. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    23. PUP- The Dream is Over
    24. THEGOTOBEDS- Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic
    25. WILLIAM TYLER- Modern Country
    26. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    27. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    28. TACOCAT- Lost Time
    29. WHITE FANG- Chunks
    30. PEARS- Green Star


    1. BLOOD ORANGE- Freetown Sound
    2. TOBACCO- Sweatbox Dynasty
    3. OF MONTREAL- Innocence Rises
    4. SLOW CLUB- One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore
    5. THE CHAIRMAN DANCES- Time Without Measure
  • CHARTS & ADDS August 15/16 2016


    1. THEE OH SEES- A Weird Exits
    2. AJJ- The Bible 2
    3. THE AVALANCHES- Wildflower
    4. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    5. JAMES BLAKE- I Need a Forest Fire
    6. THE MIKE ELDRED TRIO- Baptist Town
    7. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    8. PANTHA DU PRINCE-The Triad
    9. DUVCHI-With the World
    10. THE SO SO GLOS- Kamikazie
    11. BLACK BLACK BLACK-Altered States of Death and Grace
    12. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    13. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    14. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity
    15. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    16. ROLLERCOASTERWATER- Umami Sounding Fireball
    17. PUP-The Dream is Over
    18. SUMMER CANNIBALS- Simple Life
    19. THE COATHANGARS-Nosebleed Weekend
    20. MEAN JEANS- A Tight New Dimension
    21. A GIANT DOG- Pile
    22. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ-Young Adult
    23. PEARS-Green Star
    24. JULIAWHY?-Wheel
    25. THE NEW RESISTANTS-Hey, New York!
    26. SONNY & THE SUNSETS-Moods Baby Moods
    27. WHITE FANG- Chunks
    29. TACOCAT- Lost Time
    30. SUPERMOON- Playland


    1. NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS- Kaleidoscoped
    2. CHESIRES- Love This Feelin’
    3. JOHN PAPA GROSS- River’s on Fire
    4. AVALANCHES- Wildflower
  • CHARTS August 01/02 2016


    1. THE JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    2. DUVCHI- Sleep
    3. BROODS- Conscious
    4. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    5. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    6. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    7. LUH- Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
    8. BLACK PISTOL FIRE- Don’t Wake the Riot
    9. CHARLIE FOSTER ANDERSON- Long Story Short
    10. MOON HOOCH- Red Sky
    11. VICTOR TAIWO- Juno
    12. ODDITY- Settle Down
    13. BLACK BLACK BLACK- Altered States of Death and Grace
    14. HOLY- Congrats
    15. AUDIENCE KILLERS- Floating Islands
    16. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ- Young Adult
    17. ANGRY ANGLES- Angry Angles
    18. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH- Time of the Blue
    20. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    21. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    22. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    23. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    24. SARA WATKINS- Young In All the Wrong Ways
    25. PUP- The Dream is Over
    26. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    27. GREYS- Outer Heaven
    28. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    29. LASER BACKGROUND- Correct
    30. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
  • CHARTS & ADDS July 25/26 2016


    1. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    2. DUVCHI- Sleep
    3. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    4. LUH- Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
    5. BLACK PISTOL FIRE- Don’t Wake the Riot
    6. CHARLIE FOSTER ANDERSON- Long Story Short
    7. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    8. MOON HOOCH- Red Sky
    9. VICTOR TAIWO- Juno
    10. ODDITY- Settle Down
    11. BLACK BLACK BLACK- Altered States of Death and Grace
    12. HOLY- Congrats
    13. AUDIENCE KILLERS- Floating Islands
    14. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ- Young Adult
    15. ANGRY ANGLES- Angry Angles
    16. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH- Time of the Blue
    18. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    19. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    20. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    21. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    22. SARA WATKINS- Young In All the Wrong Ways
    23. PUP- The Dream is Over
    24. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    25. GREYS- Outer Heaven
    26. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    27. LASER BACKGROUND- Correct
    28. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    29. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    30. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity


    1. DINOSAUR JR- Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
    2. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    3. WHITE NIGHT- Weird Night
    4. CORE- Core
    5. RAFFERTY- Apple Pie
  • CHARTS & ADDS July 11/12 2016


    1. NITE JEWEL- Liquid Cool
    2. BLACK PISTOL FIRE- Don’t Wake the Riot
    3. MUTUAL BENEFIT- Getting Gone
    4. BLACK BLACK BLACK- Altered States of Death and Grace
    5. HOLY- Congrats
    6. LUH- Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
    7. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    8. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ- Young Adult
    9. ANGRY ANGLES- Angry Angles
    10. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH- Time of the Blue
    11. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    13. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    14. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    15. VICTOR TAIWO- Juno
    16. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    17. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    18. SARA WATKINS- Young In All the Wrong Ways
    19. PUP- The Dream is Over
    20. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    21. GREYS- Outer Heaven
    22. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    23. LASER BACKGROUND- Correct
    24. DUVCHI- Sleep
    25. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    26. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    27. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity
    28. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    29. ROLLERCOASTERWATER- Umami Sounding Fireball
    30. PUP-The Dream is Over


    1. THE JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    2. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    3. DEEPAKALYPSE- Floating on a Sphere
    4. HELIOTROPES- Over There That Way
    5. MISS KRYSTLE- Woman in Motion
  • CHARTS & ADDS JUNE 27/28 2016


    1. MEAN JEANS- Tight New Dimension
    2. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Heltzer Seltzer
    3. MUTUAL BENEFIT- Getting Gone
    4. ADIA VICTORIA- Beyond the Bloodhounds
    5. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    6. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    7. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    8. CLAIRE- The Great Escape
    9. JAY ARNER- Jay II
    10. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    12. THE SO SO GLOS- Kamikaze
    13. SUMMER CANNIBALS- Simple Life
    14. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD- Nonagon Infinity
    15. ANDY SHAUF- The Party
    16. GOLD PANDA- Good Luck and Do Your Best
    17. HEAD WOUND CITY- A New Wave of Violence
    18. HOLY- Congrats
    19. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    20. HURRY- Guided Meditation
    21. FASHION WEEK- Murfreesboro
    22. DUVCHI- Sleep
    23. BEN DE LA COUR- Midnight in Havana
    24. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    25. ULTIMATE PAINTING- Live at Third Man Records
    26. DIRTY CLERGY- Rattlesnake
    27. THE COATHANGARS- Nosebleed Weekend
    28. SPRAY PAINT- Feel the Clamps
    29. SARA WATKINS- Young in all the Wrong Ways
    30. PUP- The Dream is Over


    1. BRO DYLAN- Crisis
    2. HOT HOT HEAT- Hot Hot Heat
    3. MISS SOPHIE LEE AND THE PARISH SWEETS- Traverse this Universe
    4. CLIPPING- Wriggle
    5. JJ THAMES- Raw Sugar
  • Charts & Adds May 30/31 2016


    1. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    2. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ-Young Adult
    3. PUP-The Dream is Over
    4. THE COATHANGARS-Nosebleed Weekend
    5. MEAN JEANS- A Tight New Dimension
    6. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    7. A GIANT DOG- Pile
    8. PEARS-Green Star
    9. JULIAWHY?-Wheel
    10. THE NEW RESISTANTS-Hey, New York!
    11. SONNY & THE SUNSETS-Moods Baby Moods
    12. THE SO SO GLOS- Kamikazie
    13. WHITE FANG- Chunks
    15. TACOCAT- Lost Time
    16. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity
    17. SUPERMOON-Playland
    18. FRANKIE COSMOS-Next Thing
    19. NEW MADRID-magnetkingmagnetqueen
    20. CELLARS-Phases
    21. BOULEVARDS-Groove
    22. TEEN SUICIDE- It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot
    23. EMBODY-Dreamin’
    24. MIKE & THE MELVINS-Three Men and a Baby
    25. YNDI HALDA- Under Summer
    26. THE RANGE-Potential
    27. .GIF- Soma
    28. HOLY WAVE- Freaks of Nature
    29. MODERAT- III
    30. BLACK BLACK BLACK-Altered States of Death and Grace


    1. SPRAY PAINT-Fill the Clamps
    2. ULTIMATE PAINTING-Live at Third Man Records
    3. NICO YARYAN-What a Tease
    4. KRISTIN KONTROL-X-Communicate
    5. GATES-Parallel Lives
  • Charts & Adds May 16/17 2016


    1 TIM HECKER Love Streams 4AD
    2 EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY The Wilderness Temporary Residence Ltd.
    3 BIG BLACK DELTA Tragame Tierra Master Of Bates
    4 SUMMER TWINS Limbo Burger
    5 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Painting With Domino
    6 VIOLENT FEMMES We Can Do Anything Pias
    7 HAELOS Full Circle Matador
    8 NEW MADRID Magnetkingmagnetqueen New West
    9 MOTHERS When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired Grand Jury
    10 MIIKE SNOW Iii Atlantic
    11 NIGHT MOVES Pennied Day Domino
    12 CALLIOPE MUSICALS Time Owes You Nothing Self-Released
    13 HOLY WAVE Freaks Of Nurture Reverberation Appreciation Society
    14 HAMMOCK Everything And Nothing Self-Released
    15 LIONLIMB Shoo Bayonet
    16 LUCIUS Good Grief Mom And Pop
    17 KIRAN LEONARD Grapefruit Pias-Moshi Moshi
    18 CELLARS Phases Manifesto
    19 ADAM GREEN Aladdin Totally Gross National Product
    20 THE RANGE Potential Domino
    21 GUERILLA TOSS Eraser Stargazer DFA
    22 TACOCAT Lost Time
    23 HERON OBLIVION Heron Oblivion SUB POP
    25 NEW TRACK CITY Spring Exceeds Winter
    27 IVAN AND THE PARAZOL The All Right Nows Modernial
    28 BRING BACK JOEL Bring Back Joel Colossal Squid
    30 NEW RESISTANTS Hey, New York!


    1 MODERN BASEBALL Holy Ghost
    2 THE SO SO GLOS Kamikaze
    3 MARK PRITCHARD Under the Sun
    4 POLLYN Distress Signals
    5 BLACK PISTOL FIRE Don’t Wake the Riot

  • Charts and Adds Update 5/17/2026

    Don’t worry folks! We’ll be updating our Charts and Adds in the coming weeks!

  • January 31 | WUSC New DJ Training

    New DJs will be trained in a half-day orientation. The training will be held in Russell House room 305, and will run from 11am to 2pm, with time provided for lunch. Topics covered will include WUSC’s music policy, history, expectations for new DJs, and an overview of the studio equipment. Expectations for the entire training process will be laid out, as well as tips on how to prepare for the written exam that all new DJs must take to receive a show slot.

    If you are interested in becoming a DJ but cannot attend the orientation, you can email Kaylyn, the WUSC Station Manager, and arrange a time to receive all of the appropriate forms and information. Contact information is available on the website’s contact page.

  • WUSC Interest Meetings | January 19, 20, & 21

    If you’re interested in becoming a member of Student Media and WUSC, then come to one of our interest meetings to check out everything the radio station has to offer. You’ll get the chance to meet current exec members, take a tour of our music library and broadcast studio, and learn about the history of WUSC. After the interest meeting, you can decide if you’d like to train as an official WUSC DJ. Come see us at any of the dates below to see what campus radio is all about!

    Tuesday, January 19 in Russell House room 302 at 6pm
    Wednesday, January 20 in Russell House room 302 at 6pm
    Thursday, January 21 in Russell House room 304 at 7pm


    Russell House Third Floor Map:


  • October 26 to November 2 | WUSC Fall Fundraiser

    Fall Fundraiser 2015

    It’s our favorite time of the year! Halloween is upon us, and that means Fundraiser Week fast approaches. Fundraiser Week for WUSC occurs once a semester, and it is a time when listeners can call in and donate, mail in a check, or submit an online donation. WUSC is entirely listener-supported. Our Fundraiser Weeks are the only times we ask for money. All donations go towards the operations of our humble college station, from equipment costs to executive staff paychecks to printing fees.

    This semester, Fundraiser Week begins Monday, October 26th and will go through Monday, November 2nd. The theme is “Witches, Warlocks, and WUSC.” Things are going to get spooky on 90.5 FM!

    If you would like to make a donation, you may choose to call, go online, or mail in a check.
    Number to call: 803-576-9872
    Link to click: DONATE HERE
    Mail-in instructions: PLEDGE FORM

    As always, we have cool prizes for different donation levels!
    $25: a WUSC logo pen
    $50: the WUSC logo pen & a car decal
    $75: pen & decal & a WUSC bottle opener
    $100: pen & decal & bottle opener & WUSC pint glass

    You can “upgrade” any donation by $20 to receive a t-shirt! Just call in, and when a DJ asks if you would like to upgrade your donation by $20, say “Of course!” Only donors who upgrade will receive a t-shirt.

    Of course, Fundraiser Week would not be Fundraiser Week without awesome student-organized events. We have a great selection of cool things for you to attend next week.

    Events to attend:
    Bake sale on Greene Street, Monday October 26th, 11am-2pm
    Dance party at Breaker’s Live, Tuesday October 27th, 9pm until close
    Maddio’s percent night, Wednesday October 28th, 6pm-9pm
    Live music and costume competition at El Burrito, Friday October 30th, 5:30pm-10pm

    If we don’t see you at one of our Fundraiser events, we hope you find the time to donate! Happy Hallo-fundraiser-ween!

  • October 19 | WUSC Written Exam

    Tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 19, the written test will cover the training manual specifically.

    Location and time TBD.

  • September 23, 30 | WUSC Trainings


    Wednesday this week and next week will be WUSC’s training dates! Here’s the rundown:

    9/23, Russell House 302 from 7pm-8pm– Policy Meeting, where we will discuss the radio station’s conduct and music policy, our history, and expectations for first semester DJs.
    9/30, Russell House 302 from 7pm-8pm– Equipment Meeting, where hopeful DJs will receive a tour of our booth and library, as well as learn how to operate the board and other equipment in the studio.

    After three weeks of preparation, DJs will take a written exam on Wednesday, October 7th in Russell House 303 at 7pm. DJs with the highest score will receive their first pick of available time slots.

    If you cannot make one or more of the above meetings, please reach out to Kaylyn Middleton, WUSC’s Station Manager.

  • September 8, 9, 15 | Interest Meetings


    Interest meetings for possible future DJs will be held the second week of September.

    September 8: Russell House 305, 8pm
    September 9: Russell House 303, 7pm
    September 15: Russell House 303, 8pm

    If you’ve ever tuned into WUSC and been curious about what we do, or love music more than anything, or just want to saturate the airwaves with your voice, check us out!

  • August 24 | Return to Regular Semester Schedule

    The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! Today marks WUSC’s return to regular semester programming, with DJs spinning their tracks in two hour blocks at all hours of the day. Make sure to keep it locked on 90.5 FM to catch shows like “Toucan Say That Again” and “Pop Punk and Pop Tarts,” and local favorites like the Columbia Beet and Blues Moon Radio. Check out our full schedule for more great offerings!

    WUSC Fall 2015 Schedule

    (* indicates a fierce competition for those slots. Stay tuned to see who will win these coveted times.)

  • WUSC covers removal of confederate flag from South Carolina State House grounds


    On July 10, after flying on the South Carolina State House grounds for 54 years, the confederate battle flag was lowered in a ceremony broadcast around the world.

    Here at WUSC, we brought you full team coverage of the events that saw thousands descend on the State House for history in the making.

    WUSC aired a special show on the flag debate on Friday June 19, as debate began on the flag in Columbia, in South Carolina and all across the country after the events in Charleston.

    WUSC News was at the State House Thursday July 9, when Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill that allowed the flag to come down, and spoke with USC President Harris Pastides and others. Hear our 90.5 Seconds of the News newscast on the event here.

    We, along with an estimated crowd of over 10,000, were at the State House the morning of Friday July 10 when the flag came down and spoke with USC students and alumni who were in attendance. Hear our 90.5 Seconds of the News newscast on the event here.

    We presented a retrospective on the issues and history surrounding the flag at the State House, and the timeline of events that led to it coming down, on a special edition of 90.5 Minutes of the News Saturday July 11. Click here for the full broadcast.

    Thank you to all our listeners for calling into the station with your opinions, insights and stories on the flag, and thank you for your support of the station – support that allows us to bring you programming like these past few weeks.

    Thanks also to former WUSC News Director Nick Vogt, WUSC DJ Tony Miranda (aka DJ Nomad, host of Southern Wasteland Wed. 3-6) and WUSC Station Manager Kaylyn Middleton for all their hard work and help.

    WUSC News will return with regular newscasts and programming in the fall, barring any other major historic events in Columbia.

    – WUSC News Director Ben Turner

  • April 18 | WUSC Spring Jubilee


    Once again, WUSC is hosting our annual, all-ages spring festival, this year dubbed The WUSC Jubilee. Every Spring, WUSC hosts a festival to kick off exam season (if you are a student) or just celebrate spring, good music, and good company. This event means a lot to those of us involved in the WUSC community. It symbolizes another year of accomplishments, another year older (and hopefully wiser) and another chance to hear all of our favorite local bands right before we delve back into our studies to ace those finals. Traditionally our spring festival has kicked butt, and this year will no doubt be the same. Our venue is yet again, the fantastic El Burrito. Their Saturday special is $1 tacos and $2 Coronas, and if that won’t get you out to enjoy the show, then nothing will.

    Our band line up is mostly local and consists of Watson Village, DYEL, Masonjar Menagerie, Black Iron Gathering, She Returns From War, Southern Femisphere, Ivadell, SHEHEHE, and Wasted Wine. To find more information about the bands in the line up, check out our Facebook event, where we will be revealing more information about each act as we approach the festival date.

    Entry is $8, and raffle tickets are $3. We will be giving away great raffle prizes, like t-shirts, USB car chargers, stickers, posters, and more. We will also be awarding our DJ members with their superlatives for the year, which is bound to be a good time. The music starts at noon on Saturday April 18th, and will go straight until 10pm. You won’t want to miss this extravaganza, so mark your calendars for the 18th and gear up for a great day in the sun (with tacos).

  • April 4 | Uncle Gram Tribute Show

    On Saturday, April 4th from 10am to noon, a host of WUSC DJs will be playing music to honor Uncle Gram. In light of his recent retirement, WUSC wants to give the Red Bank Bar and Grill a proper “last show.” Tune in, and call (803) 576-9872 to request your favorite Americana song.

    For more information on Uncle Gram’s retirement, visit this post.

  • Uncle Gram Retires

    Uncle Gram

    Today, WUSC had to do what we have put off for weeks: we announced that Uncle Gram has retired. Many of you may have already known this. Automation has played in the place of Red Bank Bar and Grill this whole semester, while we in the studio crossed our fingers that Uncle Gram would come back from a prolonged hiatus that began in December. This February, he corresponded his wish to hang up his hat for good. Uncle Gram, aka Mark Lyvers, has devoted an unprecedented amount of time to WUSC. He began broadcasting in 1978, and has kept the Red Bank Bar and Grill show running intermittently ever since.

    Outside of the studio, Mark was a truck driver and a folk music enthusiast. He always promoted local events and shows on the air, and even had a hand in hosting some of them. Red Bank Bar and Grill appealed to listeners in the local area and beyond, and Uncle Gram’s fanbase is one of the most devoted the station has ever seen.

    In part to ease our own woes about Uncle Gram’s departure and to give his fans a final farewell, a group of WUSC DJs will be hosting a tribute show for Uncle Gram during his regular time slot. On Saturday, April 4th from 10am to noon, we will be playing some of his favorites, as well as accepting requests over the station’s phone line. Help us say a hearty thank you to Uncle Gram, and give the Red Bank Bar and Grill an amazing send-off.

    To call on April 4, dial 803-576-9872. To stream online, visit our “Listen” page.

  • A Special Thank You


    This week wrapped up WUSC’s bi-annual Fundraiser. Each semester, we endeavor to raise half of the money necessary to pay our $14,000 licensing fees. We do this through donations, fundraiser events, and underwriting. As Station Manager and on behalf of everyone at WUSC, I want to express a hearty thank you for all of the calls, letters, and online visits we’ve received in the past week. Our events saw huge turn outs, and Fundraiser Week proved to be a great way to welcome our newest recruits to the station. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, money, and support to our humble college radio this week.

    As many of you probably heard throughout the week, WUSC is more than just a platform for broadcasting great music. We bring students, faculty, and alumni together. We conduct interviews, cover special topics, and bring you the news. This semester has seen the greatest changes in WUSC, along with some of the most exciting additions. With a staff change halfway through the year, this semester has proved challenging. We lost our beloved Director of Student Media, Scott Lindenberg, in September to the Treasury Department. Our devoted graduate assistant Rachael also moved on once her studies came to an end in December. With a reduced staff, our executive body has had to adapt to new roles, take on fresh duties, and work harder than ever. The addition of 25 new faces to our body this semester helped counter these losses, and help make our jobs that much more fun. We trained the newest DJs in February, and were happy to welcome them to the fold this past week.

    Throughout Fundraiser Week, our old and new DJs alike brought you their favorite “Spring Break Mixtapes.” As you could probably tell, each DJ brought a different spin on this theme, and exemplified the diversity of tastes we’re proud to represent. Campus radio may be a mixed bag, with jostling music genres and personalities, but it’s a community nonetheless. I am proud to be at the head of WUSC, and am so pleased to recognize how much the station means to not only those who work for it, but to the listeners as well.

    The steps we’ve taken to reach our $14,000 goal have been great indeed thanks to your help, but we still have a long way to go. We’ve raised a little more than half of our total, and with only two months left in the semester, it will be a feat to meet the final figure. If you have not donated yet, please consider doing so, either online or by mail. You can learn more about how to donate and the steps involved on our donation page. If you have donated, I encourage you to share this letter and promote the work that WUSC currently does and hopes to continue doing for many years to come. If you operate a Columbia-area business and have not spoken with our Public Affairs office about an underwriting contract, they can be reached at and would be happy to set up an arrangement.

    We rely on our community to support us and keep us thriving, and your help does more than just keep us on the air. WUSC was my first true home at the University of South Carolina. My show, Dress Up, has been a wonderful outlet for my passion and musical interests. The same can surely be said for any DJ on WUSC, and without you, our home in campus radio is lost. To those of you who have stuck by us from the beginning, we cherish your listenership and support. And to those of you who are future donors, partners, or listeners, I hope you come to see what makes us so special.

    Thank you for reading, sharing, and donating.

    Humbly yours,
    Ari Station Manager
    Ari Robbins
    WUSC Station Manager and DJ Paper Doll

  • WUSC Talks About Free Speech Around the World

    Free Speech

    As part of WUSC’s Free Speech Initiative, News Director Nick Vogt and myself interviewed Randy Covington on 90.5 Minutes of the News.

    Covington is the Director of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers Newsplex and a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked at television stations across the United States, for the Associated Press and in radio. As part of the Newsplex, he travels around the world to present workshops on investigative journalism and new media.

    In our conversation with Professor Covington, we focused on free speech around the world. “Generally, the medium that has the largest audience is television,” he said. “It’s not by coincidence that in much of the world television is government owned and government controlled.”

    Covington, who has experience training reporters in Russia, cited the country as an example. According to him, once Vladimir Putin took power, he moved to limit independent television stations in Russia in order to silence dissenting opinions.

    We also talked about the role of governments in restricting the newest place people are expressing themselves – the Internet. With the Arab Spring and the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong, the Internet took center stage. “They try their best,” Covington said of authoritarian regimes. “This Internet thing – it’s like whack-a-mole. You think you’ve got it under control, but all of the sudden this information is getting out. People will seek the truth.”

    Another role of the Internet and new media is citizen journalism. How do citizen journalists fit in with free speech? According to Covington, “traditional media organizations have yet to embrace the power of the crowd. As a result, we suffer. But it’s not like they are going to do our story about why this government agency is corrupt. We’re gonna have to do that story – but they’re going to help us.”

    Towards the end of our interview, we focused on an incident that made headlines last October. Covington, along with his colleague Joe Bergantino, was arrested in Russia on alleged visa violations. Covington suspects it was attempt by the FSB (the successor to the KGB) to stifle their workshop on investigative journalism because it was just a little too much free speech for the government to handle.

    The pair were hauled into court. “The thing that struck my attention when I walked in was this big iron cage that they used to put the defendants in,” he said. “Fortunately they trusted us and didn’t put us in the big iron cage.”

    Covington recounted how the session began. “[Bergantino] was up first and he’s trying to make the argument ‘I have a visa from the U.S. embassy’…and the judge cut him off and says ‘you don’t really need to make that argument, because you’re guilty.”

    Ultimately, neither was jailed or fined, but they were ordered to stop the workshop.

    Covington says one of the most jarring things about the whole incident was the reaction he got from two hotel employees when he asked their opinion on his arrest as they were checking out. “I have never seen such fear in my life as the fear I saw in their eyes,” he said. “For me, that…really hammered home what we take for granted.”

    As Covington and Jay Bender both pointed out during our Free Speech Initiative interviews, we do take free speech for granted. Hopefully our conversations about it on WUSC have helped to educate about the need for and importance of free speech.

    You can hear part of our interview with Randy Covington here.

    For WUSC News, I’m Ben Turner.

  • February 26 to March 5 | FUNDRAISER WEEK

    WUSC Spring Fundraiser

    Fundraiser week has started again!

    Every semester, WUSC holds a fundraiser week to get the funds necessary to pay our ever-increasing licensing fees. Each semester we pick a theme, plan events, and try to get the community involved in our cause. This semester’s theme is SPRING BREAK and DJs will be spinning their favorite road trip music, getaway jams, and more.

    We’ve been named one of the top ten college stations in the country by mTV, Rolling Stone magazine has called us the reason to go to USC, and in general we think we’re pretty great. Our DJs and our support staff put in countless hours to bring you quality broadcasting 24/7. As the only non-top 40, non-commercial station in Columbia, we provide listeners with new content they won’t be able to find anywhere else on the dial. We provide talk shows, sports shows, punk, indie, and post rock shows, hip hop, live-mixing, and a constant flow of new DJ’s with new ideas and new music.

    This semester, we have highlighted free speech, brought you updates about incidents on USC’s campus, and now we’re giving you three great events to attend. We’re starting things off with our bi-annual Dance Party (hosted by Breaker’s) with Moas Collective DJ’ing for four solid hours. We’re hosting a percent night with Uncle Maddio’s, and then having an all-locals show at Tin Roof Columbia featuring Mason Jar Menagerie. Here’s the breakdown:

    Thursday, 2/26– Dance Party at Breaker’s featuring Moas Collective. 10pm-2am, no cover, 18+.
    Tuesday, 3/3– Percent night at Maddio’s Pizza on Main Street. 6-9pm, bring your friends for delicious build-your-own ‘za!
    Wednesday, 3/4– Mason Jar Menagerie, Half Measures, and Noah and the Real Girls. Doors at 7:30pm, no cover, 18+.

    We hope that all of our listeners understand how much hard work goes into keeping WUSC afloat. Our student-only staff puts aside classes, second and third jobs, sleep, food, and sanity to provide all this to the Columbia area. Our constant shows, festivals, and promotions are the result of an extremely dedicated DJ body and executive staff who appreciate everything our fans give back to us. Donations can be called into the studio, or submitted online through our donate link. The DJs who receive the most call-in donations receive great prizes (as do you for donating), so dial 803-576-9872 to reward your favorite DJ and keep WUSC running around the clock.

    From everyone at WUSC, thanks for the support, let’s keep WUSC around for another 60 years.



    Many of us in college radio got our start by listening to our parents’ classic rock, or through the resurgence of that iconic 60s and 70s music from movies like Almost Famous, Across The Universe, and School of Rock. My father’s first album was Led Zeppelin, the debut album of the group by the same name released in 1969; the same year as Altamont and Woodstock and the last public performance by the Beatles. The album was cutting edge metal and the first of a number of widely acclaimed works. Led Zeppelin was ahead of its time and one of the most influential bands in rock history.

    Classic Rock enthusiasts, we have something that we know you will love. We have not one, but 5 deluxe box sets up for grabs. Led Zeppelin I, II, III, IV, and Houses of the Holy. Each set includes:

    CDs (2):
    Original album newly remastered in vinyl replica sleeve
    previously unreleased concert audio
    VINYL (2-3):
    album on 180-gram vinyl in sleeve replicating original pressing
    Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl featuring new artwork
    High-definition download card of ALL content at 96kHz/24 bit.
    70+ Page hardback photo book featuring previously unseen memorabilia
    Individually numbered, high quality print of the original album art

    One Winner will take home all 5 Box Sets.

  • WUSC Talks Media Law and the First Amendment

    As part of WUSC’s Free Speech initiative, News Director Nick Vogt and myself interviewed Jay Bender on 90.5 Minutes of the News.

    Bender is the Reid H. Montgomery Freedom of Information Chair at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he teaches media law. He also teaches media law at the School of Law and is a practicing attorney specializing in first amendment law. He has represented the South Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, as well as various reporters and media outlets.

    We talked with Professor Bender about free speech. He stressed that the right of free speech is always a struggle. “During times of turmoil, the government puts great pressure on unorthodox speakers and speakers who urge a view contrary to government policy and it’s been that way throughout our history,” Bender said.

    Most people know free speech in America isn’t absolute. The classic example is not being allowed to yell “fire” in a crowded theater when there’s no fire. According to Bender, “the Supreme Court has seen the first amendment as a right or a protection to be balanced against other interests the government might have.” This balance includes restrictions against obscenities and speech likely to incite violence.

    Professor Bender brought up something we are acutely aware of at WUSC – the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) restriction we must obey against airing swearing on the airwaves. This limits the music we can play and the on-air commentary we can offer, but it’s one of those restrictions the government has deemed in the public interest.

    Many people believe individuals abuse their rights, such as the Westboro Baptist church or the KKK. Bender agrees “free speech could certainly be abused in a private context…but the government cannot be offended by speech, particularly where it’s commentary on the operations of government and criticism of government officials.”

    He pushed back against the recent push to limit criticism of religion or try to limit “hate speech” against groups. “What is hate speech?” Bender asked. “How do you draw the line between hate speech and protected speech?”

    Bender tackled the issue of campus protests, comparing the protest at USC after the events in Ferguson with the protests on the campus of Coastal Carolina. He praised the reaction of USCPD, who worked with protesters and criticized campus police at Coastal, who arrested several students for defacing property when they drew chalk outlines on sidewalks.

    Bender praised USC on free speech, arguing “this university in recent times has been tolerant of speech and I applaud the administration for that. It was not always the case.”

    He encouraged students to speak out, noting “one of the beauties of being young is you have the opportunity to explore a lot of things and the limits of free speech would be one of those.”

    Throughout the interview, Bender offered a spirit defense of free speech. “Citizens benefit when problems can be exposed and discussed,” he said. “One of the philosophical justifications of the first amendment is that it is a safety valve. It allows the society that has unhappiness to express itself and discuss possible solutions.”

    You can hear our full interview with Jay Bender here:

    For WUSC News, I’m Ben Turner.

  • CMF Advanced Screening: Perks of Being a Station Manager

    Here’s a little lesson in networking: if you do something for someone, there is a strong chance he/she will do something for you in return. “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” This kind of reciprocity is what got me in a dark room with nine other people while we watched an advanced screening of the Campus Movie Fest finale. I had helped record a Public Service Announcement for CMF to be played on WUSC, and this was my repayment. Pretty cool, right?

    If you want a little sneak preview of what you’ll see tonight during the actual CMF Finale, here’s a hint: a mood stabilizer may be required. The tones of the films vary drastically, from funny to thrilling to contemplative. After watching the selections back to back for an evening, I was left reeling. The themes explored had a wide range: dealing with death, survival in an apocalyptic world, self-exploration, or the humor in the every day. So prepare to feel a variety of emotions, and to remind yourself “My peers made that.”

    That was the best part for me. I have a hard time sitting quietly through movies as it is, but it was especially challenging not to jump up and shout “THAT’S A DJ! THAT’S MY DJ!” during the screening. As Station Manager of the radio, being a Mother Hen comes with the territory. The DJs at WUSC are already busy, talented people–they plan a two hour show each week, they cultivate on-air personalities, and they become musical connoisseurs in their preferred genres. Now add to that list qualifications like “scriptwriter,” “cinematographer,” and “filmmaker.” WUSC DJs run the gamut. We don’t seek out these creative types; they come to us, with bright ideas for specialty shows and unique contributions that make the station greater than it already is.

    That’s what the Campus Movie Fest is all about. It capitalizes on the creativity that pulses on college campuses. It tests its participants to make a movie in a week. Script it, shoot it, score it, and edit it in just a few days. As I was able to glimpse this week, USC students definitely rose to this challenge. There were some films that blew me away with their superb camera work, or highly polished script (or both). Anyone watching the finale tonight will undoubtedly feel proud to know that the students behind these films walk among us every day. I know that’s how I felt. I’m lucky enough to not only call many of the CMF contributors fellow DJs, but also friends. In that case, if you’re in the crowd tonight, kindly ignore any outbursts from yours truly. Though I have already seen all of the films before, my good friend Mother Hen isn’t the quietest.

    The Campus Movie Fest Finale Screening is Thursday, 2/12/2015 at 7:30pm in the Russell House Ballroom. Entry is free with a Carolina Card.

  • February 26 | DJ Trainee Show Sign Up

    6-7pm in RH 315, followed by body meeting at 7pm in RH 305.

  • February 23 | DJ Trainee Written Exam

    7-8pm in RH 305.

  • February 16 | DJ Trainee CDs Due

  • February 8 | New DJ Training

    WUSC is hosting it’s spring semester DJ training on Sunday, February 8th from 11am to 2pm. The presentation and hands-on workshop will take place in RH 315 and in the studio itself. The topics covered will include radio policy and how to operate the board. The WUSC training manual is available , and will be the main topic of conversation during the policy discussion.

    If DJ hopefuls cannot make the scheduled training, there will be a make-up session on Friday, February 13th from 3-5pm in the studio.

    There will be two weeks between the date of training and the date of show sign-ups, scheduled for Thursday February 26th at 6pm in RH 315. These two weeks allow time for DJs to complete four, one-hour studio sit-ins with current DJs, fulfill a library hour, complete a CD review, and demonstrate announcing capabilities. The knowledge gained during the training day and these supplemental requirements will prepare DJs to pass an oral and a written exam. The show sign-up will proceed with the highest scorer on the written exam choosing their time slot first, going down the line of test scores.

    As soon as a date for the show sign up is determined, it will be posted here.

  • Interest Meetings | January 21, 22, 26, 27

    Interest meetings for those interested in DJing for campus radio will be held in the next two weeks. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, 1/21 at 8pm in RH 304
    Thursday, 1/22 at 8pm in RH 305
    Monday, 1/26 at 7pm in RH 305
    Tuesday, 1/27 at 7pm in RH 220


    Training will take place on Sunday, February 8th from 11am to 2pm in RH 315. See you there!

  • Fear and Torture: an editorial from the Desk of the News Director

    Nick Vogt 90.5

    It’s that time of year: the kids are coming home, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and our favorite football teams are playing for a wild-card spot. I wish everyone reading this the merriest holidays for you and yours; but I would like to talk for just a minute about something serious. I’d like to talk to you all about fear.

    On September 11th, 2001 the United States of America changed in immeasurable ways; out of pain, confusion, and most of all fear. On that day in September, I was in second grade at St. Mark’s School in Catonsville MD, about forty minutes from Washington D.C. and the Pentagon. I don’t recall what I considered fear to be before but ever since then the high-water mark of fear in my life has been that day in September.

    In order to protect our way of life, and out of fear, we as a nation changed in whatever ways we deemed necessary to survive. It was out of this fear that the Central Intelligence Agency commenced their Detention and Interrogation program, which most Americans would identify as the torture programs ended by President Obama’s Executive Order 13491.

    At the beginning of December, the summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation program was declassified. This study, prompted in 2007 after the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes under investigation by the Attorney General, is highly critical of the CIA’s actions in their Detention and Interrogation program. Included in the study are the gruesome and shocking details of the atrocities involved in the program, the lack of oversight and communication, and the general ineffectiveness of the program. While the entirety of the study (6,700 pages) remains declassified for the time being, the 500-page declassified Executive Summary contains more than enough information on the shortcomings and wrongdoings involved in the program.

    Before 9/11/01 the CIA had concluded that torture programs were generally ineffective and could also produce bad intelligence. This same conclusion has been reached over a decade later by the Committee in their study; not only were the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” incredibly cruel, the quality and importance of the information gained through these techniques was repeatedly exaggerated and misconstrued by the CIA in their reports to The White House, Congress, the Department of Justice, and the American public. Much of the information gained through torture procedures was already available in the U.S. Intelligence Network, and most of the original intelligence gained through torture was either bad or non-useful.

    Through the study it was also found that the CIA used methods of torture that were far more brutal than the ones laid out to The White House and the Legislature. The CIA officials leading the operations also repeatedly avoided and impeded internal, Congressional, and Executive oversight of the program.

    The Executive Summary lays out twenty main findings and conclusions, supported with evidence and examples. The summary has been declassified and is readily available all over the Internet.

    Because of the damning nature of the report, apologists have already come to the defense of the Central Intelligence Agency’s actions with the same arguments that were made in favor of torture in the first place: the intelligence that can be extracted is too vital and possibly life saving to ignore.

    Fear is terrifying. It can freeze us, it can break us down, and most terrifying of all it can change us. I can still feel the stuffy, pervading sense of fear that engulfed the nation for years after 9/11, the same fear that still lingers in airports and crowded stadiums today. But I refuse to make exceptions and excuses on the basis of fear anymore, and I refuse to accept the “necessity” of inhumanity in the face of terror.

    I was raised with the belief that we, the collective United States of America, are the good guys. But as I’ve grown up as a post-9/11 American it has become clear that the difference between the good guys and the bad guys is an ocean of doubt and grey. I’ve come to accept that, in such a complex and interrelated world, the lines between right and wrong are blurry. And while I believe the United States does its’ best to aim for the right side of the grey, some aspects of our national conduct certainly do not fall into the grey category.

    Truthfully, I had never considered the CIA torture programs to be completely unnecessary, and I had bought into the notion that the information was too valuable to ignore and impossible to extract otherwise. But earlier last week, I sat down for an hour and read the report. In light of the findings, my mindset changed drastically.

    The Executive Summary of the report is available for all to see, and I hope that every citizen of the United States reads it. The truth is, there is no grey area in this circumstance. Not only was the intelligence gained not as vital as we’ve been led to believe, the methods used to extract the intelligence betrays every core value to our nation that we hold so dear. For almost a decade, we allowed our nation to become unimaginably cruel and inhumane out of fear.

    It is our responsibility, as civilians in the Home of the Brave, to shed our paralyzing fear in order to reclaim our stake as the Land of the Free. A systematic operation of inhumane torture in clandestine prisons hidden inside undisclosed countries is not a “good guy” action.

    Still, it would be easy for this report to get lost in the flurry of the holidays, the racial tensions surrounding Ferguson and New York, and the NFL Playoffs. It is our responsibility as free citizens to not lose sight of this report, to read this report, and to formulate personal opinions on its implications.

    We’ve come a long way since 2001, and as a nation we are on the road back to where we once were. When my kids grow up, I hope that they’ll have no question as to who the good guys are. It’s up to us to answer that question for them now.


    Thank you, and have a Happy Holidays.

    Nick Vogt

  • December 6 | Rocky Horror Christmas Show


    I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey. Join us at Benson Theater on Saturday, December 6th to Time Warp the night away with WUSC’s shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This cult classic is sure to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. Doors open at 8:30 and the performance starts at 9:00, but be sure to get there early since space is limited! Audience participation packs will be included with the $5 admission, and we will be doing a costume contest, so be sure to dress up for maximum pleasure. So, come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab, and remember, don’t dream it!
    Be it!

    $5 // Doors at 8:30, Starts at 9:00 // Benson Theater

  • December 6 | Grüzer, Tusker, Happiness Bomb & Greevace


    Southern Wasteland with The Nomad presents:


    Happiness Bomb



    December 6, 2014
    8pm, $5
    Art Bar – 1211 Park St, Columbia SC
    21+ only

    Tune in every Friday to Southern Wasteland with The Nomad from 10pm-12am on WUSC 90.5 FM Columbia.

    More details TBA on the Facebook event page!

  • Moas Collective + WUSC: Halloween 2014

    We have the best Music Directors, DJs, and friends. Here’s a video by Tucker Prescott of our most recent dance party at Lucky’s.

  • November 14 | Callosum, Fishwives, Tourist Town, Border & Local Short Film Showcase


    WUSC and Blue Tile Skateboards are bringing you the best of the Palmetto State with a showcase of local (and regional) music and short film.

    JOIN US!

    Blue Tile Skate Shop
    631 Harden Street Ste A
    Doors are at 8:00, music starts at 8:30.
    Bring $5 and a friend!

    Columbia electronica by Mason Youngblood

    Soda City synth-garage/hell raisin’ trio, featuring Samuel Forst, Jacob Toedtman, and Anna Marie Ridenour

    Tourist Town
    Shoegaze/Surf Pop from Clemson, SC. If you haven’t heard of these guys, definitely check em out. They’re goin places.

    South Carolina Rock n Roll

    Also featuring films by OK Keyes, Tucker Prescott, Kat LeeHong, Jake Tobin, and others.

    Don’t miss out!  RSVP to our Facebook event!

  • Show Review: Everywhere I Go Tour

    I had the wonderful opportunity to check out New Politics, Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful on the Charlotte stop of the Everywhere I Go tour.


    SomeKindaWonderful kicked off the show with a short but upbeat set, including their popular single, Reverse.  They quickly warmed up the crowed with their fun soul-funk-alternative sound.  Singer Jordy Towers and percussionist Sarah Dyer put forth particularly powerful performances, and these guys had the crowd jumping in no time.


    Bad Suns followed with a much mellower sound.  This California-based band has cultivated a certain dreamy quality to their performance that really seemed to captivate the audience, and by the end of their set the crowd buzzed with excitement.


    Finally, David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio took the stage and New Politics closed the show with a bang.  Throughout their performance, this three piece band managed to fill the entire room with their infectious energy and dance-rock sound.  Their set included everything from their hit songs Harlem and Tonight You’re Perfect to a Beastie Boys cover.  Toward the end of the show, Boyd jumped into the crowd, who happily held him aloft as he sang.  This is without a doubt a band that knows how to keep a crowd entertained.

    You can catch these great bands on the rest of the Everywhere I Go tour.  Check here for dates!


  • October 16-30 | Fall Fundraiser


    Dear WUSC Supporter,

    The purpose of WUSC has always been to entertain, to educate, and to expand the musical horizons of our listeners.  Since 1946, we have worked to provide Columbia and surrounding areas with a break from the normal, the repetitive, and give listeners twenty four solid hours of original programming developed and designed by our DJs.  No agendas, no commercials, just the music that we love.

    And we can tell that you love it too, as every year we receive hundreds of calls during our Fundraiser Week pledging support to our entirely student-run, non-commercial station.  This year, our fall fundraiser begins on October 16 and we will once again need the help of our community to keep the station running and the music on.  During this week of specialized programming, DJs will be “dressing up their show” with something spooky, and exploring new areas of music.  As always, donors will be met with a number of premium WUSC-FM items chosen specifically for this year alone.

    We have never been, however, just a radio station.  WUSC-FM is heavily integrated into the community that keeps it going year after year.  In the past few months we’ve brought local vendors new audiences through an all-day festival and vendor fair, the Back to School Slam.  We have brought bands from all over the country to play at local venues, including Michael Parallax from Florida and Family & Friends from Athens, Georgia.  In November, we’ll be trying to break our second world record: longest live performance by a solo artist.  And as always, there is much more to come.

    WUSC embodies an unending love for music and its community.  With the help of our supporters, we can maintain our high standard of programming and continue to grow as a station.  The donations that we receive, like all money we fundraise, is spend exclusively on the licensing fees that keep us on air, repairing and improving our equipment, and continue support our community through events and promotions.

    Please join us for our Fall Fundraiser Events and call in to donate during your favorite DJ’s show or by clicking the link below.  Thank you for your constant support!


    Fundraiser Events


  • October 18, 2014 | Zombie Walk & Back From the Grave Cover Show


    Get bloody with us and march alongside your undead brothers and sisters to the most cacophonous concert of the year! Watch local bands become possessed by the spirits of their favorite artists dead and gone.

    Show up at 5pm on Greene Street to get zombified -OR- come in costume for a costume contest hosted by Hip*Wa*Zee.

    – Meet at 5 pm on Greene St in front of Russell House
    – March to El Burrito starts @ 6:00 pm
    – Music starts @ 7:00 pm
    – Costume Contest @ 8:30 pm
    – $5 at El Burrito


    This event is a part of our Fall Fundraiser.  We count on your donations to keep the station running each year.  Thanks for your support!




    Ladies and folks, this Saturday, local college radio station WUSC FM is gifting the city of Columbia one more shot of sunny magic vibes before the sunbeam faeries disappear for the fall. Taking place at local hot and spicy spot, El Burrito, you can saunter down and meal while you watch some mighty fine electronic, dreamy, janglin’ bands, such as:

    Michael Parallax

    Michael Parrallax is an excitement artist, with his explosive pop fueled sets often containing costume changes, sing-alongs, and a feeling of floating. Described as Floridian Dance Party / Tent Spiritual Revival Music.


    Family And Friends

    Freaky folk with a warm buzz from Athens, Family and Friends are notorious for heartfeelings and severely gutsy folk jams. Your cat would love them if it knew music apart from vacuum cleaner sounds.

    Jazzy dreamlike tenderness is the lavel, if any, that fits upon the soothing and transcendental tones produced by this New Orleans outfit. Worth a vibe or two, no doubt.
    █ 1-800-DOG-CIGS
    Jake and Josh are innovative devils. That’s all I’ll say.

    September 13th, 7:00 – 9:30
    El Burrito (934 Harden St)
    $5 Under
    $3 Over


    It promises to be quite a night. Come check it out!

  • September 13, 2014 | The Burrito Bash


    An embarrassment of riches awaits Columbia on Saturday, September 13th. Come down to El Burrito, home of your favorite taco friends, and meal while you watch some mighty fine electronic, dreamy, janglin’ bands, name of:

    ░ Michael Parallax ░

    ▒ Family And Friends band ▒

    ▓ Bois ▓

    █ 1-800-DOG-CIGS █

    dirty deets:
    September 13th, 7:00 – 9:30
    El Burrito (934 Harden St)
    $5 Under
    $3 Over

  • August 23, 2014 | Back to School Slam: Connect2Cola Showcase


    You’d be really nuts to miss a Saturday of Soda City’s best home grown music and businesses- an all day showcase squeezin summer to the last sweetest drop. FT. an embarrassment of local riches, as well as Athens GA’s most explosive megamen- REPTAR -to headline.

    Check out all the great bands coming to play:
    Dear Blanca
    fk mt.
    Concord America
    She Returns From War

    See you there!

    RSVP on Facebook

  • Moogfest 2014

    Moogfest, the annual electronic music festival and production showcase hosted in Asheville, NC, began last night and runs through Sunday night. Mainstream music fans have criticized this years’ festival for it’s niche lineup, but for hardcore fans and producers of electronic music it is going to be a paradise. Moog, the iconic music company that popularized the synthesizer, has gotten underground LA favorites like Flying Lotus, Lapalux, and Tokimonsta, classic producers and performers like CHIC, Nile Rodgers, and Giorgio Moroder, and huge EDM acts like Dillon Francis, M.I.A., and Riff Raff to make the long weekend and eclectic experience. Even Chaz Bundick, a Columbia native and the frontman for Toro Y Moi, is going to be performing his Les Sins side-project during the 4th night of the festival. During the day, many of the most innovative producers in the world will be hosting production workshops and giving lectures, and at night many of these same lecturers will be performing at venues all over Asheville. It is going to be a truly unique weekend, and WUSC is excited to send representatives to the festival to cover the events.

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    2 YOUNG AND SICK – Young And Sick – Harvest
    3 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    4 FUTURE ISLANDS – Singles – 4AD
    5 JAMES SUPERCAVE – The Afternoon – Hit City USA
    6 WYE OAK – Shriek – Merge
    7 METRONOMY – Love Letters – Elektra
    8 BIG SCARY – Not Art – Barsuk
    9 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    10 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    11 WAR ON DRUGS  – Lost In The Dream – Secretly Canadian
    12 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV – En Francais – Dine Alone
    13 TYCHO – Awake – Ghostly
    14 DAN CROLL – Sweet Disarray – Capitol
    15 BEATY HEART – Mixed Blessings – Nusic Sounds
    16 CLOUD CULT – Unplug – Earthology
    17 GRIEVES – Winter And The Wolves – Rhymesayers
    18 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    19 HONEY TREES – Bright Fire – Self-Released
    20 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    21 ZELLA DAY – Sweet Ophelia [EP] – Pinetop-B3SCI
    22 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider
    23 HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club – Ghostly International
    24 STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish
    25 TWEENS – Tweens – Frenchkiss
    26 CROOKES – Soapbox – Modern Outsider
    27 PANAMA – Always [EP] – 300
    28 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow And Akimbo – Quite Scientific
    29 CAUGHT A GHOST – Human Nature – 300 Entertainment
    30 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice


    1 TO KILL A KING – Cannibals With Cutlery – Xtra Mile
    2 CHROME SPARKS – Goddess – Future Classic
    3 ONLY REAL – Days In The City [EP] – Harvest
    4 KELIS – Food Ninja – Tune
    5 TEEN – The Way And Color – Carpark

  • Meet fk mt.

    fk mt. are an indie punk band causing a stir in Columbia’s local music scene.    You may have seen these Soda City natives play recently with of Montreal during the Indie Grits Film Festival.  If you missed it or just can’t get enough of fk mt., you’re in luck because they are joining us for the WUSC Jamboree at El Burrito next Saturday!

    Check out their track out ov it below and come party with fk mt. at the WUSC Jamboree!

  • Meet MyBrother MySister

    This exciting Columbia trio will be playing at the WUSC Jamboree on April 26th.  With their brutally catchy riffs and heavy punk influences, it’s not hard to see why MyBrother MySister are some of Cola’s favorite hometown kids.

    Check out their song Secondhand Embarrassment below and be sure to catch them at the WUSC Jamboree!

  • April 26, 2014 | WUSC Jamboree


    Returning to El Burrito for the 3rd consecutive year, we’ve packed the 2014 line-up with lots of out of town talent and hometown sweethearts. WUSC JAMBOREE will have plenty of food, drinks, and music to keep you wildly entertained!

    Vacationer (Philadelphia, PA and Brooklyn, NY) Blend of escapist dream pop and somewhat-mystical electro-pop. Vacationer are self-proclaimed ‘relaxation specialists’ who provide ideal sunny weather songs that we are so excited to share with Columbia for a second time!

    Heyrocco (Nashville, TN): This South Carolina-bred trio may be known for their dark, nostalgic pop tunes, but their compelling image and onstage persona is in-your-face rock and roll. Their music is reminiscent of bands such as The Cure, Nada Surf, and early Pumpkins spiked with an experimental blend of Broken Social Scene meets On A Friday.

    Michael Parallax (Orlando, FL): Michael Parallax brings huge analog beats to an extremely clean down tempo electronica. In the artists own description: Celebratory Electronic Spiritual Revival Tent Music. We’ll give you some time to figure out what that means, but you know you want to see it.

    Zack Mexico (Kill Devil Hills, NC): Music to go to (and be angry at) the beach with. Mexico brings all the light-hearted riffs and echoing vocals of classic beach rock, but manages to distinguish themselves from the pack with a sound that’s a blend of dream-pop, dark vocals, and extremely experimental elements.

    Amy Godwin (Atlanta, GA): Amy Godwin hails from Atlanta, GA and provides the beautiful female vocals for Valley Maker. Her solo material features ukulele accompaniment, a capella, and rich looper pedal harmonies.

    Lonely Ghost (Columbia, SC): Lonely Ghost is a recently formed four-piece. They are all very serious, emotional dudes whose music makes you want to kill yourself.

    One Two Skidoo – Acoustic Set (The inside of a pinãta): You just need to know that Kanye West is the band’s spirit animal. Since their formation, they have been inspired by Kanye’s recent tweet, “I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of.” Their sound has been described as if Frankie Muniz bought a python that he just couldn’t take care of. If you haven’t seen them yet, it’s performance art in band form.

    fk mt. (Columbia, SC): soda city stoner pop

    MyBrother MySister (Columbia, SC): They’ve opened for about every band in Columbia, and with their brutally catchy riffs and heavy punk influences, it’s not hard to see why My Brother My Sister are some of Cola’s favorite hometown kids.

    Tickets: $8 at the Door

    RSVP to our Facebook Event!

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 BIG SCARY – Not Art – Barsuk
    2 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    3 WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream- Secretly Canadian
    4 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    5 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    6 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    7 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    8 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    9 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    10 WE ARE SCIENTISTS – TV En Francais – Dine Alone
    11 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    12 THE WHIGS – Modern Creation – New West
    13 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider< 14 THE STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish15
    15 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    16 MR LITTLE JEANS – Pocketknife – Harvest
    17 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    18 CHAIN GANG OF 1974 – Daydream Forever – ADA
    19 YOUNG & SICK – Young and Sick – Harvest
    20 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    21 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    22 JOYWAVE – How Do You Feel? – Cultco
    23 U.S. ROYALTY – Blue Sunshine – Self-Released
    24 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    25 TACOCAT – NVM – Hardly Art
    26 SIDEWALK CHALK – Leaves – Self-Released
    27 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    28 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian< 29 TENSNAKE – Glow – Astralwerks
    30 WALKING SHAPES – Taka – Come On No Shame


    1 YOUNG & SICK – Young & Sick – Harvest
    2 ELLIPHANT – Look Like You Love It – Mad Decent
    3 HOLY CHILD – Mindspeak EP – Glassnote
    4 SEAHAVEN – Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only – Run For Cover
    5 THE FAINT – Doom Abuse

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    2 WAR ON DRUGS  – Lost In The Dream – Secretly Canadian
    3 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    4 ZELLA DAY – Sweet Ophelia [EP] – Pinetop-B3SCI
    5 JOYWAVE – How Do You Feel? – Cultco
    6 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    7 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    8 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    9 DAN CROLL – Sweet Disarray – Capitol
    10 BIG SCARY – Not Art – Barsuk
    11 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    12 MR LITTLE JEANS – Pocketknife – Harvest
    13 BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
    14 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    15 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    16 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider
    17 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    18 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    19 SIDEWALK CHALK – Leaves – Self-Released
    20 WALKING SHAPES – Taka Come On – No Shame
    21 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    22 CHAIN GANG OF 1974 – Daydream Forever – ADA
    23 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness – Jagjaguwar
    24 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    25 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    26 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    27 STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish
    28 WHIGS – Modern Creation – New West
    29 TENSNAKE – Glow – Astralwerks
    30 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV – En Francais – Dine Alone


    1 YOUR FRIEND – Jekyll/Hyde – Domino
    2 WHIGS – Modern Creation – New West
    3 AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS – Enter The Slasher House – Domino
    4 TEEBS – Estara – Brainfeeder
    5 TWEENS – Tweens – Frenchkiss
  • The Revivalists- City of Sound: 4 / 5

    City of Sound is a pretty fitting title for this release by New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists. Each track has a sound pulling from all different genres, including jazz, ska, funk, blues, and country. This wide range of influences makes for an authentic, classic sounding rock album that reflects the whimsically playful nature of their hometown.

    Full of soulful southern charm and sprinkled with funky undertones, every song on City of Sound puts forth a different yet oddly familiar sound. With the conventional rock instruments, the band has a horn section that blows through staccato horn breaks and solos. Either with a jazz feel or a ska vibe, it could go either way. “When I Die” features a beachy-sound, as does “Navigate Below”, which contains flamenco guitar strumming and a Caribbean-style drum beat. Tracks like “BTBD” and “Criminal” features large and loud Imagine Dragon-esque choruses complete with John Frusciante type guitar solos. Groovy strumming patterns add to the buoyancy of the album that weaves it’s way through genres.

    City of Sound sound like a mixture of the Dave Matthews Band and Streetlight Manifesto, with a dash of Kings of Leon soul, combining to make a laid-back rock album for summer days. With such a unique sound, The Revivalists set out to destroy the traditional sound of indie-rock bands with their killer City of Sound. 

    Key Tracks: When I Die, Navigate Below, Criminal, BTBD

    RIYL: Dave Matthews Band, Streetlight Manifesto

  • Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else: 3.5 / 5

    Indie-rock band Cloud Nothings released their fourth album, Here and Nowhere Else, on April 1. The album is full of gritty, fast-paced punk rock that abrasively drives you to headbang along.

    Each track is filled with machine-gun drum fills that will rock your face off. The drumming is very spirited, and is what really fuels the velocity of the album. The guitars are noisy, overlapping, and distoreted, playing crunching chords of raw dissonance. The gravelly, screaming vocals add a punk feel, with youthful exasperation forcing dry emotion into the air. With no slower breaks, you may feel a bit exhausted after listening all the way through. It’s easy to get lost in the jungle of noise if you don’t pay attention. At some points, it gets a bit redundant, with no real melodic or dynamic changes, but it’s so fun and fast-paced you probably won’t even mind.

    Cloud Nothings have crafted an album that may lack true greatness, but make up for it in pure, unadultered punk rock. They’ve shown a clear maturation in their sound that will most likely have the band continuing on their road to roaring, anthemic rock noise.

    Key Tracks: Quieter Today, Psychic Trauma, I’m Not Part of Me

    RIYL: Japandroids, Real Estate, Yuck

  • SXSW 2014 Recap: Young & Sick

    Writing about SXSW is rather difficult. So much happened in such short a time and it’s difficult to wrap my head around it all. It seems as if my spring break was a fairy tale adventure that I dreamt up while I was sitting on my couch eating Oreos in my undies. We went with a group of 5 and mobbed around the city of Austin for 7 days straight, dropping into different venues and house parties, filming interviews/performances with a number of bands, and meeting more people that I can even remember. I have decided to write a few recaps like this, as the footage gets uploaded, about specific bands and our adventures that arose because of these bands.

    Firstly, we’ve got Young & Sick. He’s a genuine, talented young man who not only creates fantastic music, but also is an artist (he recently designed the art for the new Foster The People album) and involved in fashion. What a legend. We were lucky enough to interview and get an exclusive acoustic rooftop performance with Young & Sick, and from this performance, friendships blossomed like chrysanthemums blooming in the fall. We spent quite a lot of time with Young & Sick, their manager Aaron ( and his other artist Mahaut Mondino (we have a interview/performance with her that we will be posting next week) over the week and it is a bit difficult now that we are separated, not sure of the next time we will reunite. However, we had enough good times together to last at least a few months.

    They had a number of shows throughout the week, including showcases with Bipolar Sunshine, Arthur Beatrice (interview coming soon), and a massive show in Butler Park with Washed Out and Foster The People. Of course, we went to all of these. We saw the band in a number of forms, from purely acoustic in our rooftop sessions to full-band acoustic in a beautiful apartment on Rainey Street to the whole shebang at Butler Park. Every single form was something special. There are some bands that I see that I just know are going to go to great heights, and this band is one of them. I’m not just saying this because they are lovely people; but that definitely is an added benefit. My friend and I were just talking about how a band can create “forever fans” by not only having fantastic music but also being extremely personable and giving. Young & Sick is both of these, and this is going to propel the band to a top spot in the music scene. They already have secured spots at Coachella, Sasquatch, and a support run with Foster The People, and they only played their first show this February.

    This group influenced a large amount of our experience at SXSW and I am extremely excited about their future. They recently released their new single Heartache Fetish that continues the trend of sexy, passionate, and complex songs that Young & Sick is starting to be known for. Their new album will be in rotation on April 8 and I already know that it is going to secure a high position on WUSC’s charts.

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    2 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    3 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow And Akimbo – Quite Scientific
    4 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    5 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    6 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    7 U.S. ROYALTY – Blue Sunshine – Self-Released
    8 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    9 JUPE JUPE – Crooked Kisses – Self-Released
    10 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    11 SIDEWALK CHALK – Leaves – Self-Released
    12 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    13 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves
    14 HEATHERS – Kingdom – Big3
    15 JOYWAVE – How Do You Feel? – Cultco
    16 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    17 MR LITTLE JEANS – Pocketknife – Harvest
    18 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    19 SALLY SELTMANN – Hey Daydreamer – Arts And Crafts
    20 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT – New As Dew – Normaltown
    21 TENSNAKE – Glow – Astralwerks
    22 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    23 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    24 WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS – Lions – Nettwerk
    25 WAR ON DRUGS  – Lost In The Dream – Secretly Canadian
    26 THE MEN – Tomorrow’s Hits – Sacred Bones
    27 MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All – Run For Cover
    28 NEIL FINN – Dizzy Heights – Lester
    29 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    30 BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – Drowning Butterflies [EP] – Priority


    1 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    2 DAN CROLL – Sweet Disarray – Capitol
    3 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider
    4 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    5 MAXIMO PARK – Too Much Information – Pias-Daylighting



  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    2 BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
    3 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves
    4 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness – Jagjaguwar
    5 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    6 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    7 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    8 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True – SUB POP
    9 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop – Beneath Kanine
    10 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    11 JUPE JUPE – Crooked Kisses – Self-Released
    12 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP] – Fat Possum
    13 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    14 U.S. ROYALTY – Blue Sunshine – Self-Released
    15 YOUNG FATHERS – Dead – Anticon
    16 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    17 DAYTONA – Daytona – Ernest Jenning
    18 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT – New As Dew – Normaltown
    19 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    20 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    21 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    22 THE MEN – Tomorrow’s Hits – Sacred Bones
    23 WET SECRETS – Free Candy – Self-Released
    24 MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All – Run For Cover
    25 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    26 SALLY SELTMANN – Hey Daydreamer – Arts And Crafts
    27 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow And Akimbo – Quite Scientific
    28 FANFARLO – Let’s Go Extinct – Blue Horizon
    29 GRIZFOLK – From The Spark [EP] – Virgin
    30 BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – Drowning Butterflies [EP] – Priority


    1 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    2 TYCHO – Awake – Ghostly
    3 GRIEVES – Shreds – Rhymesayers
    4 STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish
    5 WALKING SHAPES – Taka Come On – No Shame



  • A Spring Break Style “Thank You”

    With our spring fundraiser having come to a close March 6, and final donation calculations coming in, it is time for a simple thank you.

    From beach bum, chill jams, to stringy mountain tunes, we brought our favorites in spring break mixtape songs, while encouraging listeners to give us a call and make a donation, big or small.

    Beyond special programming, we also offered the opportunity to support us through events such as our kickoff dance party at Breaker’s, acoustic night at Red Door Tavern, percent night at Mellow Mushroom and closing show at Foxfield Bar & Grille.

    Between called-in, mailed and online donations, plus all of our events, we made about $4,000 in the week, bringing us just about $500 shy of our $13,000 yearly budget!

    On behalf of everyone at WUSC, I’d like to extend a hearty “thank you” for each and every dollar given to us–both in this fundraiser and beyond. With operating costs rising, equipment falling apart and updates being needed, our biannual fundraisers are what keep us going year after year.

    I invite you to please continue supporting us to see all the wonderful ways your dollars make an impact on WUSC!



    Kate Appelbaum

    Station Manager


  • March 27 | Township Foundation Presents Free Outdoor Concerts

    Loading Dock Live Poster copy

    On March 27, The Township Foundation’s annual Loading Dock Live Series will return to the Township Auditorium. Kicking off this year’s festivities will be University of South Carolina favorites Atlas Road Crew playing their brand of old school rock and roll as well as special guests The Black Iron Gathering!  This is free concert in the back parking lot of the Township Auditorium starting at 5:30pm on March 27, so come on out and join us! There will also be food vendors on site.

  • The Relentless Pussy Riot

    I don’t speak Russian, but that doesn’t keep me from being able to hear the anger and the passion in songs like “Kill the Sexist” and “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland”. It also doesn’t require fluent Russian to see that something is wrong in a country when 6 protestors get beat by the whips of paramilitary police for a brief, silly demonstration.

    Of course, I’m talking about Pussy Riot, the punk collective/political and social rights activists focused on defending the rights of the marginalized Russian people (especially but not limited to woman, prisoners and homosexuals) from the [President] Vladimir Putin led government, a regime they accuse of being a dictatorship rather than a presidency. Pussy Riot members have been in and out of jail for various protests and demonstrations, the most notable incident coming after Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina were imprisoned for 2 years following a demonstration music video shot in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

    But Pussy Riot is relentless. Right after being released from prison early in a show of “mercy” from President Putin ahead of the Sochi Olympics, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were again imprisoned for supporting 8 Russian protestors that participated in the 2011-2013 Russian protests (commonly referred to as the “Snow Revolution”) in a demonstration outside of the courtroom. Those arrests came after the aforementioned whippings in Sochi.

    There are punk bands, and then there are punk bands with balls. The Russian government isn’t an institution that many people choose to mess with, and President Vladimir Putin isn’t somebody you win an argument with. But Pussy Riot doesn’t care. How punk is that? Whether or not they’re being whipped, mocked, kicked, or arrested, they don’t stop. They just do not care. Punk.

    This is my country, understand?” says the male Russian Cossack (paramilitary police officer) that beat Pussy Riot with whips. The Russian “Old World” is clashing with the “New World”, and it’s tough to determine who’s winning. While Pussy Riot and other demonstrators make waves in New Media, it’s still the old world mentality that dominates politics and the social mentality in today’s Russia. And it’s the same old world forces (*Ahem* Vladimir Putin) that decided to invade Crimea, Ukraine. Yes that’s right, as I type away on my MacBook in the middle of class, the Russian military is currently occupying the southernmost island of Ukraine, and threatening to assault the rest of the country if the situation doesn’t stabilize.

    It is a volatile situation in the Eastern world. Four years removed from the Georgian invasion, and in the wake of various Ukrainian uprisings and revolts, Russia has deployed and positioned troops in the pro-Russian, yet still Ukrainian region of Crimea, and has also set in motion a massive training exercise across the northern Ukraine-Russia border, priming their forces for an invasion. Uncertain times like these invariably mean change…

    Re-enter Pussy Riot.

    Change requires strong voices. To me, it is apparent that change is required when whippings are accepted punishment for free speech, and invasion is the answer to a revolution. Pussy Riot is a voice to be listened to, a small yet growing crowd of voices screaming out for equality and the end of oppression. Russia and Ukraine now stand at a crossroads that is relevant for the entirety of the eastern world, and the rest of the world at large. We should all be paying attention, especially because Pussy Riot won’t stop screaming out until we do. (And I hope they don’t.)


    – Nick Vogt