Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Music This Week: 2/20-26

What a crazy week preparing for midterms....but I must say what a GREAT week for music here at WHWS....

First Up: Modern Skirts "Gramahawk"
A fun and funky band introduces "Gramahawk". The album is full of a range of styles but consists of deep beats with an indie and alternative flare. The guitar/drum combo mixed in with airy vocals and finally slight synth beats makes for a great listen on a day where "chill" is at the top of the 'To-Do' list.
3.5 Stars--> Check out "Jane Child", "Happy 81" "Glass of Water", and To Be Branch Davidian".

Rollo Greb, "Rollo Greb"
A pretty unknown artist, however do not let that fool you. Pulling from old Blues, Bluegrass, Rock, and deep acoustics mixed in with beautiful lyrcis and vocals=a powerful soul album. Curl up into bed on a rainy day, and spin this. You will not be dissappointed.
3.5 Stars--> Check out "Stay", "Flatland".

Dum Dum Girls, "He MAkes Me High"
Anyone who knows the Dum Dum Girls, know these ladies can rock--and don't apologize for it. In this EP the ladies are back with 60s Rock influences and straight forward lyrics. Long drive? Turn these ladies up.
3.5 Stars--> Check out "Wrong Feels Right", "He Gets Me High".

Headliner: Adele, "21"

Adele has returned for her second studion album "21", and after her first album, "19" was so well recieved, fans have no reason to be dissapointed with "21". Her soulful voice is enough to carry the album, but along with the R&B and 60s inspired beats the album is powerful and a MUST buy.
5 stars--> check out "Rolling in the Deep", "Rumour Has It", "Set Fire to the Rain"...aka the whole Album :)

Holley Maher, "Odd Place to Be"
Just because Ms. Maher is last on this list does not mean anything. Her song bird voice fits the
Indie and alternative elemnts of her music. A great sit down and listen to. Check it out!
4 Stars--> check out "Just Right", "Edie's Balcony", "Always Be", "Wrecking Ball"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EveryBODY is Beautiful - Open Mic Broadcast

Sorry - broadcast is cancelled due to our equipment going "missing".  The open-mic night will still be happening, though - it just won't be broadcast.  :-(

Join us on WHWS on Thursday Feb.24th from 8 to 9pm for an open-mic night at the Scandling Cafe for everyBODY is beautiful during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Everyone who participates gets a 20% off coupon to the Bookstore!

Open mic will be in the rear seating area of the Cafe, not the Fireplace Lounge where WHWS broadcasts every Friday.  Make sure to follow the sound to the back of the Cafe!

Other events that entire week include:
  • Monday 21st  Tabling and screenings at Scandling 11am to 1pm.
  • Tuesday 22nd  Tabling and screenings at Scandling 11am to 1pm.  "Contextualizing the Pro Ana/Mia Movement Online" with Prof. Michele Polak (Hillcrest House at 7pm)
  • Wednesday 23rd  Tabling and screenings at Scandling 11am to 1pm.  Pasta Night with with NEDAW (Chaplin's House 630 S. Main St, at 6pm)
  • Thursday 24th  Tabling with Adios Barbie Display at Scandling 11am to 1pm.  Open Mic 8pm!
  • Friday 25th  Tabling and "DNH8 On Your Body" Photo Shoot, Scandling 11am to 1pm.  Wear a white shirt!
It's time to talk about it!  For more info call 315.781.3388 or visit

Monday, February 21, 2011

WHWS is YOUR source for HWS SPORTS!

Busy week coming for WHWS in our live coverage of Hobart Statesmen and William Smith Herons sports!  Here's the rundown...
  • Wednesday 7:00pm HOB Ice Hockey vs Manhattanville (WHWS)
    • ECAC 1st round playoffs!
  • Friday 6:00pm WS Basketball #2 vs Union #3 (WHWS)
    • Liberty League semifinal, at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY - thanks to St Lawrence for providing us with live game coverage!
  • Friday 8:00pm HOB Basketball #1 vs Hamilton #4 (WHWS)
    • Liberty League semifinal, at Hobart!
  • Saturday 12noon HOB Lacrosse (1-0) at Cornell University (0-0) (WEOS)
    • Oldest lacrosse rivalry in the country for Cornell's home opener!
  • Saturday 3:00pm Liberty League championship broadcast!
    • WS Basketball vs Vassar #4 or St. Lawrence #1 (WHWS) at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY - thanks to St Lawrence for providing us with live game coverage!
  • Saturday 7:00pm HOB Ice Hockey at Elmira (WHWS)
    • ECAC playoffs semifinals!
Note: Due to sportscaster illness, scheduling conflicts, and a nasty winter storm moving into the region, WHWS will not be sending a broadcast team to St Lawrence University in Canton for the Liberty League women's basketball semifinals and championship games this weekend.  Fortunately, SLU has agreed to allow WHWS to broadcast the audio play-by-play from their video webcast feed.  Many thanks to SLU!!!

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Seneca7 on the HWS SportsHour today!

    Tune in today from 2 - 4pm for the two-hour HWS SportsHour on WHWS!   Today we'll be talking about the Seneca7!  It's 77.7 miles around Seneca Lake with 7 runners on April 30th, starting at 7am!

    We'll also have some basketball players in to talk about this down-to-the-wire season and a pair of critical games for both the teams!

    Saturday, February 12, 2011

    The 14th Annual HOMELESSNESS MARATHON comes to WHWS

    Join WHWS for a special joint broadcast with our sister station, WEOS 89.7FM, on February 23-24: the 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon - a national broadcast conversation, live from Kansas City, about the problem and problems of homelessness in America, and featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the United States

    The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins all night long via a national toll-free number. The hosts on the ground will be Care of Poor People, Inc. and HopeFaith Ministries. We will originate from the HopeFaith site at 705 Virginia Ave. in KC.

    WEOS will broadcast the bulk of the Marathon from 7:00pm Feb.23 to 5:00am Feb.24th.
    WHWS will broadcast the conclusion from 5:00am to 9:00am Feb.24th.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    New Music This Week! WOOOT! From the Music Director's Corner...

    "Mine is Yours", Cold War KidsThe native Californian Indie Rock band released their third full length studio album. True to their Indie roots, the breath taking vocals of "Mine is Yours" is a culmination of deep and insightful lyrics paired with mellow beats and emotion evoking rhythms. Tracks like "Mine is Yours", Finally Begin", and "Broken Open" are three of all tracks revealing lyrical savvy and intellect.
    Check it out! 5 stars most def...

    "Backwards and Forwards", Swoon
    Swoon's first debut, their album, is very laid back and full of floating rock pop lyrics with an angsty twist. They remind me of a very young Silversun Pickups, and with work, will probably grow into their sound a little more. However the album is still a good listen!
    Check it out! 3/5 stars ---->

    "Kiss Each Other Clean", Iron and Wine
    Full of angsty vocals among funky, chill, Indie beats, "Kiss Each Other Clean" is a great album to sit back and listen to. Simple lyrics full of story telling, it seems that throughtout the whole album Samuel Beam has loads of things to tell us...or is it just a simple Cd to listen to? To find out, you'll have to check it out.
    Check it out! 4 Stars

    More Music to come!


    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Hobart @ Elmira Hockey this Saturday

    With a win and a tie this weekend over Neumann, Hobart sits in fourth place in the ECAC West but is just a whisker out of the third place berth and the coveted bye.

    That makes this weekend's pair of games against first-place Elmira critical to the Statesmen's chances for the playoffs.

    Accordingly, WHWS has added extra game coverage for these exciting times!  Tune in at 7pm on Friday and Saturday as we provide live play-by-play from the The Cooler in Geneva on Friday and Murray Athletic Center in Elmira/Horseheads on Saturday!

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Valentine's Trivia Day for FATSC!

    Come on over to the Scandling Center on Feb.11th from 11am - 1pm for a special Fridays at the Scandling Cafe as we'll have a little Valentine's trivia contest with yummy candy as prizes!

    So read up on your history of all the Valentines that were Sainted and stop by Scandling for some fun on Friday!