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WECS Radio 90.1 FM

Eastern Connecticut State University's
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Willimantic, CT

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Thank You Jimmy, Hello Eumir

Hey guys, Eumir here

I know you’re wondering why the website hasn’t been updated for weeks now but things here at WECS are changing and it should be a fun couple of semesters coming up. After Jimmy graduated earlier this May, there was a vacant music director position here at the station. Being a freshman last year, Jimmy introduced me to WECS and my affinity for college radio. To me, college radio is all about discovering new music. My relationship with Jimmy was almost symbiotic in a way because we would pick eachother’s brains out and realize we have similar music tastes. When Jimmy asked me to become music director, I was more than happy to get this job. Nowadays, I have just been hanging at the office, listening to new tunes, playing shows in Willimantic, and hanging out with some good dudes!

I am really looking forward to all the involvement with the student and community DJ’s and especially the radio club here at Eastern. I also plan on doing a monthly submission on the website regarding my top albums of that month. Expect great things here at WECS and again, thank you for always listening to our shows! My own program for the Fall 2016 semester will be on Mondays @ 2. For now, here are 3 albums I think have greatly influenced and shaped my musical taste this semester.

1. Skiptracing – Mild High Club
2. Aerial East – Rooms
3. Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN

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Coming to Windham- Keep it Kleen Escape Adventures!

Hey Guys,

Last week at Third Thursday I got a business card from a new start up in Windham- an escape room! I immediately thought of how this could boost the town up a bit, and since Willistock 2016 already came and went, I decided I would use the website to promote this one!

I contacted Alissa Sanberg, the owner of Keep it Kleen Escape Adventures and asked her a few questions! It sounds like this will be the perfect activity for Willimantic Residents, alumni revisiting the town while waiting for dinner at Willibrew, or nervous college freshman looking to find that perfect ice breaker activity with their new hall mates!

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My Top 10 Albums as Music Director

Hey Guys, Jimmy Here.

My time at WECS is coming to an end! Last year around this time, I did my Top Albums of 2015 (So Far), and although I could have repeated that idea, I figured there are a lot of those on the internet, so I decided to do something a bit more personal.

This is a list of the top albums that went across my desk as Music Director, and why they were so important. Although most are some of my favorite to listen to, all of them have an empirical story behind them as well.

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WECS visits Austin… Again!

For the past few years, the WECS Radio Club has packed their things for South by Southwest (SXSW), in Austin, Texas. SXSW is one of the world’s largest music festivals and the premiere event for Independent Music.  The Club has been 3 times over the past 5 years, and unfortunately, did not attend this year.

To make up for this, our Music Director, Jimmy, went down to see Austin a few weeks ago, and although it was “off-season” SXSW, that didn’t change the liveliness of the music scene.

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WECS Summer Update

Hi Everyone,

The Office has been quite without students around to talk to, but our radio is still making as much noise as ever.

A lot has happened this past year that we would like to tell you about, and also our plans for the future. Our Operations Manager and Music Director, Jimmy, will be leaving soon, and in will come new students to keep the station running and making it even better!

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