Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WHWS Website Breaks Leg at The Preakness. Google Sites Shoots It.

So Google Pages has been threatening to migrate our site to Google Sites for months, all while saying the migration would occur in June 2009. (ummmm...yeah) Then this week they migrated us with no warning, which promptly broke all our pages save for the homepage, which is in Blogger, not Google Pages.

So yeah, about 75% of our website is down while the General Manager who doesn't really know web programming interim Webmaster tries to figure out a solution, because Google Sites sucks massive amounts of a$$ doesn't allow javascript or CSS, so a lot of our key functionality (like the Community Calendar submission form) is broken.

Thanks, Google! Nice work on not being evil. Grrr....

In related news, WHWS could really use a new Webmaster who knows how to set up a site in Wordpress or something like that. Something that allows editing in a WYSIWYG style with no knowledge of web coding required. Interested student volunteers who want to "own" a website with respectable traffic that we submit for awards (and will look good on a resume) should inquire to the General Manager, Aaron Read.

UPDATE 10/04: we migrated the static pages away from Google Pages and onto, so everything seems to work for the moment. We still need a real webmaster to design us a more coherent site, though.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

IT'S ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!!! Fridays at the Scandling Cafe is BACK!

Join us at the Fireplace lounge of the Scandling Student Center for Fridays at the Scandling Cafe from 11am to 1pm each week starting Friday September 25th.

Stop on by as we play music and ham it up for the crowd. We might have some cool stuff to give away, never know...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rusted Root comes to The Smith!

Friday Sept.25 @ 8:00pm

Rusted Root has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide. Formed in Pittsburgh by singer/guitarist Glabicki in the early ‘90s, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock.

After debuting in 1992 with the self released Cruel Sun, Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough When I Woke, which featured the hit songs Send Me On My Way, Ecstasy and Martyr.

Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Learn more about the band at

Also presenting guest artist "The Kin"

CLICK HERE to buy tickets to The Smith Opera House Or call (315)781-LIVE, or come to the box office at 82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Student Shows are On the Air!

Beginning today, HWS students return to the airwaves on WHWS! Check out the schedule page for details about the 15 shows we've got on the air already!

If you're an HWS student and you want a show, we've got over 40 airshifts still available! Stop by the studios to sign up - we're at 113 Hamilton Street, next to the Scandling Parking Lot.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Vinyl Baby Vinyl - a Giant Record Sale at The Smith Opera House

Come to the Smith Opera House on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16th and 17th, for VINYL, BABY, VINYL!!! Where WEOS/WHWS will be selling off a ton of vintage vinyl for your aural pleasure.

Details at

POST-SALE UPDATE: The sale raised $800! Woot! Thanks to everyone for coming by and grabbing yourselves a stack-o-vinyl!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Because We're All a Bunch of Dirty Hippies

Check out some pics from the WHWS tent at the HWS Involvement Expo 2009, where we had a ton of free CD's to give away and tie-dyed WHWS t-shirts...and one dude who decided to tie-dye his bedsheets. Does he now have psychedelic dreams?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ra Ra Riot visits WHWS

Local favorites, and up-n-coming rockers, Ra Ra Riot stopped by the WHWS studios today to sign their latest LP and take a sneak peak at the stash going to the VINYL BABY VINYL sale at the Smith Opera House next week.

From left to right: Alexandra Lawn, Rebecca Zeller, Milo Bonacci, Mathieu Santos and Wesley Miles.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

HWS Students : Get Involved at WHWS

Welcome to our first-years, and welcome back to our returning students!

WHWS 105.7FM is Hobart & William Smith College Radio : the student-run radio station at HWS, and that means we need students to sign up and run things! If you've ever listened to the radio and thought:
  • Must be nice getting first dibs on all the new music!
  • I wish I could get free tickets to that show!
  • I could do a better website in my sleep!
  • Wow, they got to meet that band?!?!
  • I love sportscasting!
  • I'd love to DJ my own airshift!
  • I can do a better job running that station!
...then volunteering at WHWS is for you! WHWS broadcasts across Geneva and the surrounding towns on 105.7FM, and worldwide at

We have need for people to volunteer in:
  • On-Air DeeJays (we have 40 open shows to fill!)
  • Promotions / Live Events
  • Fridays at the Scandling Cafe DJ's and promotions
  • Sportscasters (we broadcast over 100 live games every year!)
  • Music Reviewing & Organization (we get 50-100 CD's every week!)
  • News Reporting / Newscasters (we have over 10 daily newscasts)
  • Community Calendar Organization & Recording (we get dozens of submissions daily!)
  • Website Design & Management (our website needs YOUR help!)
If you missed the meetings, please come to the WHWS studios between 11am and 5pm weekdays and sign up for DJ training. The studios are at 113 Hamilton St (aka Rtes 5&20)...we've got the big "WEOS" neon sign in the front window.

Friday, September 4, 2009

WHWS on Facebook

WHWS is on Facebook! Join the WHWS Group today to get the latest news about upcoming meetings, concerts, events and more.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

HWS Convocation Broadcast - Wed Sept. 2 @ 5:00pm

With the theme of global citizenship, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome global activist, lawyer, and President and CEO of Direct Relief International Thomas Tighe to campus as the keynote speaker for the 2009 Convocation ceremony.

Convocation will be held on Stern Lawn on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.

All are welcome, and the ceremony will be broadcast live on WHWS 105.7FM.

Since October of 2000, Tighe has led Direct Relief International, a nonprofit humanitarian medical organization established in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1948. Funded entirely with private support, Direct Relief International provides medical material assistance to locally run health programs around the world and in the U.S. Since Tighe's arrival, Direct Relief has made cash grants of more than $3 million and furnished more than $1 billion of essential medicines, equipment and supplies to support health services for low-income people in 88 developing countries and all 50 U.S. states. Direct Relief International has been named one of America's Best 100 Charities by Worth magazine, is one of only two U.S. charities rated by Forbes magazine as 100 percent efficient, and has been ranked by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as California's largest international nonprofit organization based on private support.