Radio Run-Through: Misanthropy
Welcome to Radio Run-Through, a new feature where we’ll showcase WRMC’s student-run radio shows to help you figure out what you’ll want to tune in to. Let us know if there any specific shows or music genres you’d like to see featured in the comment section below!
WHAT: Misanthropy – abstract narrative journalism with songs that coincide with the week’s theme.
WHO: Eliza Wallace ’14
WHEN: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Wednesdays
WHY SHE THINKS YOU SHOULD TUNE IN: “[Sometimes you] get to hear [yourself] on air answering a question… or sometimes I’ll play a recorded story that will really resonate with you or make you think or make you laugh. Also, it plays in Procs at lunchtime on Wednesdays so if you’re sitting in the booths, you don’t really have a choice! … You can often expect to hear lots of people confronted with sometimes very complicated questions, my roommate’s extremely pessimistic views on life, some randos trying to be philosophical, some giggling, some serious moments, some bizarre music sets, some great stories, and always, something unexpected.”
WHY WE THINK YOU SHOULD TUNE IN: Misanthropy is new, different and unexpected, featuring a broad range of emotions and topics. The stuff that your fellow classmates, hallmates and awkward-round-Atwater-tablemates talk about are things that you want to hear. Plus, it’s fun to try to pick out the voices and (embarrassing) stories of people you know!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
See Midd Vox Pop for similar examples of narrative journalism here (the two shows have similar concepts but talk about different subject matter). See examples of last week’s thematic songs below:
“I and Love and You” – The Avett Brothers
“Te Amo” – Atlas Sound