By Danielle Sicotte, Contributing Writer
Need something to listen to while doing last minute homework or just want to hear some new music? Listen to the College radio station, 91.1 WZBT! This student-run station airs more than 40 shows each week featuring music ranging from smooth jazz to Japanese pop.
The station also includes talk shows to keep listeners up to date on local and international events and issues.
After in-depth and arduous research, I have compiled a master list of all of the music and talk shows hosted by Gettysburg students each day of the week for your enjoyment:
On Sunday, “The Sunderman Music Education Show,” which features a variety of students from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and covers various genres of study and personal musical identity, airs from 1-3 p.m. It is followed by “ABC Radio,”which plays songs of varying genres, all of which start with the same letter from 3-4 p.m. From 6-8 p.m., “A Walk in the Parc” airs a mix of new jazz and standards with occasional interviews of jazz musicians. From 8-10 p.m., “Ambassador radio” closes the day with a wide variety of music from all genres.
Monday starts off with “Democracy Now” at 10 a.m. covering the daily global news until 11 a.m. “Vandelay Industries” then airs from 4-5 p.m. From 5-6 p.m., “Time After Time” plays classic rock, blues, and alternative music with a different theme each week. Next up is “Not the Dance Monster!” which features pop music from the ‘90s through ‘10s until 8 p.m. “Coop’s Corner” then airs until 9 p.m.,and the day closes with “This Might Be a Show” until 10 p.m.
Tuesday begins at 10 a.m. with “Democracy Now,” presenting an hour long news briefing. The day continues at 4 p.m. with “Sam’s Jams” featuring timeless jams mainly from the alternative, pop, and rock genres (or whatever Sam feels like playing). From 5-6 p.m., “The Witching Hour” plays music from an all-female selection of artists from various genres.
“Throwback Tuesdays” comes next, playing all types of music from ‘80s pop to hip-hop to country until 7 p.m. From 7-8 p.m., “The Road Trip” airs a variety of artists originating from a certain U.S. state or city which changes each week. “Red Lipstick Radio” then closes the day with old and new indie hits from 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday begins once again with “Democracy Now” providing an hour long daily news briefing from 10-11 a.m. “The Holden Show” airs from 3-4 p.m. and is followed by “Bowlcutz & Beardz” until 5 p.m. From 5-6 p.m., “The Radar Variety Hour” plays a variety of different genres and eras focusing on a specific artist each week.
“The Gettysburg Campaign” then airs until 7 p.m. featuring modern alternative and indie music. Next, “Songs of the Rising Sun” totally changes the vibe with Japanese music including anime hits and J-Pop until 8 p.m. From 8-9 p.m., “Broadway at the Burg” takes the stage, featuring showtunes straight from past and present theater. “Of Your Own Volition” then airs from 9-10 p.m. and is followed by the day’s closing show, “Procrastinator’s Paradise,” featuring hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s until 11 p.m.
Thursday opens with “Democracy Now” once again from 10-11 a.m. “Mira Cohen’s Show” then airs from 3-4 p.m. and is followed by “Fun O’Clock” featuring an hour of classic and modern rock, alternative, and indie tunes until 5 p.m. “Quiet Desperation” is truly “the English way” playing rock hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s from 6-7 p.m. “The Andrew Burns Radio Hour” picks up at 7 p.m., highlighting new and old material in the folk/Americana genre until 8 p.m. “Iron Oaks” then rocks out with black, death, and celtic punk from 8-9 p.m. From 9-10 p.m., “Lasagna Hour” provides listeners with an hour full of hits of yesterday and today. “Ex-Pat Radio” then closes the day from 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Friday starts off yet again with “Democracy Now” from 10-11 a.m. “Mike Silver’s Show” then airs from 1-2 p.m. From 2-3 p.m., “Harshmellow” takes over the air, showcasing all kinds of rock from the roots to the classic to the modern (and is hosted by yours truly). Next up is “Trash Channels,” featuring old and new alternative tracks until 4 p.m. “The Gettysburg Grind” then dominates the air from 4-5 p.m., playing past hits and the latest in rock.
From 5-6 p.m., “Voice of a Generation” provides a platform for minority students to discuss current subjects and issues. At 6 p.m., “House Party” airs music varying from ‘80s pop to country until 7 p.m. “Film Score Friday” then plays songs from various film scores and soundtracks from 7-8 p.m. From 9-10 p.m., “Just a Total Mess” lives up to its name by playing “just a total mess” of music from a variety of random sources. To close the day, “Not the Dance Monster!” features pop music from the ‘90s-‘10s from 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
On Saturday, “La Chinca” starts off the day at 8 a.m. with a variety of Hispanic music, from reggae to salsa until 10 a.m. From 3-4 p.m., “Time Out” covers sports at Gettysburg and professional sports. “Rummage Sale” then spends an hour discussing world-wide current events and issues from 5-6 p.m. “Bowlcutz & Beardz” airs again from 6-7 p.m. and is followed by the last show of the day, “The Nocturne,” which plays modern heavy and progressive metal from 7-10 p.m.
You can listen in by following the link on the 91.1 WZBT website. The station can also be found on a traditional FM radio.
Also, all shows value community input. If you have a song request during a show or just want to tell a funny joke, you can call 717-337-7288.