“Bleu” LIVE @Mason – Free Show with WGMU Radio

Bleu is flying from California to play for

YOU PATRIOTS FOR FREE!



Join DJ Paki-Rican and Bleu for an intimate concert

in “the Hub” in Student Union 2 at

George Mason University.


*Bleu has played all over the US and has been interviewed by

many hot names in the music business including “LA Weekly”.

You are in for a treat to see him live and please invite your

friends, family and children.



We will have Coyote Grill catering the event and you will

have the chance to hang out with Bleu after the show 🙂

Join the Facebook Event

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207372235954520&ref=ts


Check out his music at:

http://www.bleutopia.com/


AND

Request his album “Four” to be played at

WGMU Radio by calling 703-993-WGMU

REMEMBER TO LISTEN TO WWW.WGMURADIO.COM for the most updated information about this event.

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Any questions, e-mail Aisha Hussain, Local Music Director

at

ahussai3@gmu.edu

Mason Students Battle of the Bands for Mason Day!!!!

Are you a Mason Student? [check]

Love to play music? [check]

Like a little competition? [check]

Want to open for a highly recognized artists on Mason Day? [check]


 

Program Board

 

and

 

WGMU Radio


would love to give YOU the opportunity

to preform at

George Mason University


 

APPLY BETWEEN:

Now and Monday, March 21, 2011

 


 

Event: Battle of the Bands

When?

Tuesday, April 19 2011


Time?

8pm


Where?

Student Union Building II (SUB II) Ballroom


 

Click Below to Apply


http://pb.gmu.edu/home.html

Want to get involved? THEN WE WANT YOU!

Well it’s a new semester and with that we have some great job openings. If you want to get involved on campus, work in a great environment with student leaders and work with other student organizations/university offices then join the WGMU team! Want an official title with one of the most well known on-campus organizations where you’ll get amazing hands on experience?  Want to network? Then apply! No matter what your major is, WGMU has a place for you. You must be a student at GMU to apply and there are no specific major requirements for any of the positions listed. All of the volunteer gigs are a great way to start out and can potentially lead to a paid position in the following semester with us at WGMU or possibly one within student media.

How do you apply? See below

On-air broadcaster: WGMU is always looking for DJ’s to host shows. Ever wanted to have your own radio show? Wanted to play the music you want to hear? Have a talk show talking about what you want to talk about? Well you can do that all here with WGMU, even if you don’t have previous experience.  The position is for volunteer experience.

Advertising Officer: Are you interested in working in the advertising world one day? Get started right here at George Mason’s WGMU. Work with a great team and get to interact with local businesses and organizations. Sell air time for WGMU and web spots. The position is paid by commission of what’s sold, small quota to meet and work on your own time.

Director of Web Development: Are you an IT or web design student looking to get experience managing and administrating an organizations website? We’re currently looking for a student who has experience using Word Press, or has a keen interest in web site design and management. The individual will be responsible for working with WGMU members on uploading content, design and making sure the website is kept fresh and up to date. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Manager/Deputy Assistant General Manager: Are you interested in gaining management experience? Want to do a little bit of everything? The position entails assisting in the day to day operations of WGMU and working closely with the Program Director/General Manager and Assistant Program Director. This individual will gain direct management experience by working with the Program Director to oversee the general staff of WGMU. The goal of the position is to ensure that WGMU is moving forward with its goals, while continuing to uphold its high level of entertaining and professional broadcasting. They would also at times represent the Program Director/General Manager at meetings and work to make sure the staff is keeping up on assignments and etc. Even if you’re not interested in radio, the position is great for those interested in administration and management. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Convergence Director: Interested in working with all of the student media organizations? Then join the WGMU team as our convergence director! In this position you would be WGMU’s representative to the other student media groups such as Connect2Mason, the Broadside, Mason Cable Network, the literary journals and etc. to figure out ways how we can all work together to share content and become more integrated. The position is vital to Student Media’s new goal of convergence by sharing content and collaborating on various exciting projects within the university community. The position would have a lot of creative freedom and entail working directly with other student media leaders. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Music Director: Do you love creating your own play lists? Have you ever wanted to work with record labels and those in the music industry? Just have a passion for music in general? Then this gig is for you! We’re looking for individuals who want to design and create music blocks for our on-air program schedule, along with assisting in the day to day operations working with record labels, reviewing music for on-air play and etc. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Promotions Director: Want to get your hands into the marketing world? WGMU is a great place to start! Work with on-campus organizations and collaborate with the rest of the WGMU staff to reach out to our local community to promote the station. Join the promotions team! This position is for volunteer experience.

Assistant Local Music Director: Are you into undiscovered talent? Ever wanted to work with bands/artists that are unsigned that you know will be huge one day? Well then this job is for you! Work with the Local Music Director in reaching out to local DC Metro area artists. Get experience in booking bands, organizing shows and events, interviewing, getting to attend some great concerts and working with a great team here at WGMU! The position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Production Director: Ever wanted to learn how to make a commercial? How to do those cool effects? Interested in behind the scenes production of a radio station? Then this is for you! Become a vital part of our staff in ensuring your radio station sounds professional. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Sports Director: WGMU is part of the Go Mason Digital Network and broadcasts GMU’s Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I basketball games! We also work with the CBS College Sports Network doing play-by-play announcing for various other sports here at Mason. Work with the Sports Director and station management in building up our sports department and expanding our coverage of Mason sports! This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

All applications should be sent to Alex Romano: aromano3@gmu.edu. Questions may also be e-mailed to this address.

Please include the following in the e-mail and its attachments:

  • the desired position
  • a general idea of your availability
  • a copy of your resume
  • 2-3 examples of relevant work (no experience is okay)
  • A short paragraph as to why you’d like the position, including two specific ideas on how you’d use the position to make WGMU more valuable, engaging and available to the Mason community.

Applications will be replied to within 48 hours. Please email us from your GMU email address.

Happy Holidays From All of us at WGMU Radio

Its been a great semester! We collaborated with countless numbers of on-campus student organizations, brought in artists for interviews from all over the country, interviewed top politicians, reported the latest news and played you the hottest music of today and yesterday. We’re now embarking into a new year with many changes.
When we all come back from Winter Break, our staff offices will be in Student Union Building II, still here on the Fairfax Campus, with the rest of our friends at the Office of Student Media. Our studios will still remain in its awesome location, the bottom floor of the Johnson Center. This will help improve our ability to work with our sister partners such as the student-run newspaper the Broadside, student media convergence website Connect2Mason.com, the Mason Cable Network and numerous literary magazines and other subsidiaries of Student Media. But mainly we’re excited to be in a new office space!

Thank you for supporting us this year. There have been SO many changes and they couldn’t have happened without the support of you, the listener. Our live winter programming schedule will be limited as classes are not in session over break, but still tune in as we are updating our off-air automatic rotation to include a collection of today’s hottest hits. That’s all for now, from all of us at WGMU, have a happy holiday!


The DJs of WGMU Radio (minus a few)!

WGMU and BOX & WON Present JAMuary!!!!!!!

Join PakiRican

at Jammn’ Java on January 15th


Show Starts at 9:30

 


 

Mason Students get in for $10!!!

Regular admission is $ 13!!!

 

 

***Buy Tickets Here***

Preforming:


Box and Won (click)

 


Venise Champion (click)

Student Media to Celebrate George Mason’s 285th Birthday

By: Ryan Huff, WGMU News Director

On Thursday December 9th Student Media will be celebrating George Mason’s 285th birthday. The event will be taking place in the SUB I Patriots Lounge from 10:30am-1:00pm. To help celebrate his birthday there will be an appearance by Gunston Hall’s George Mason along with President Merten and Tom Moncure. 

The event will also feature free birthday cake, games, prizes, along with the Patriot Leaders signing Mason’s Fight Song.

All students are invited to attend the festivities throughout the day to wish the man who the University is named after a happy birthday. For more information regarding the event please contact Dan Waxman dwaxman@gmu.edu

Local Music Events this week at WGMU

On Independents Uncovered

at

7:30pm – 10pm Mondays

DJ John Campbell

Call in to join the conversation at

703-993-WGMU(9468)

I Lost My Voice At That Show Last Night”

Wednesdays at 12pm-1pm

Call in at 703-993-WGMU(9468)

[Currently Postponed for Winter Break]

Still e-mai me if you want to be part of the show next semester!

Facebook group:

Facebook page to \”I Lost My Voice At That Show Last Night\”

Interview with J.Ivy

By: Hannah Landsberger

Last week Aisha and I traveled to DC to interview J. Ivy, a hip-hop artist who puts emphasis on his lyrics and spoken poetry.  It was my first interview for WGMU, and I was incredibly nervous.  What if I forgot my questions?  What if J. Ivy wasn’t interested in talking with us?

But I shouldn’t have worried at all. J. Ivy is more than just a performer: he’s an artist with a heart and with a mission.  Easy to talk to and comfortable in his own skin, J. made Aisha and I feel more than welcome.    We chatted for almost an hour about J. Ivy’s inspiration, goals, and career as a musician and teacher.

As a kid, J. had plenty of experience writing— working on homework assignments and love letters to girls helped him develop his skills.  But J. never intended to pursue writing or performing as a career.  That all changed when an English teacher convinced him to appear in a school show.  He received a standing ovation after delivering his monologue; from that moment on he was hooked.  In college he wrote a girl a poem for Sweetest Day (a kind of second Valentine’s Day in October).  His English teacher liked it so much he suggested that J perform his work at an upcoming open mic.  J. quickly became a regular at performances on campus and became known as “the poet”.

When asked about his inspiration, J. answered that life—what is going on around and inside him—is what motivates him to write.  What is certain is that J’s uplifting music has inspired and touched many listeners.   One fan even emailed J. to tell him that his music had helped her overcome her drug addiction.  J. spoke with enthusiasm about a summer program in Aruba where he taught poetry to a small group of students.  At the end of the two-week camp his students performed alongside theatre, dance, fashion, and DJ students.  He is in the process of turning his Dream Big Foundation into the “J. Ivy Write to Live Academy”, an organization that will allow him to speak and hold workshops at different schools around the country.  He is already well on his way—before stopping in DC he took time to speak to the students at a charter school in Maryland.

J. Ivy comes from a musical family; his dad was a well-known DJ and his uncle a famous college band director.  He grew up in Chicago, a city he loves to perform in (especially at The House of Blues).  He acknowledged that Chicago-ians  are hard to please—with all the gifted artists located in the city,  you have to be really talented to stand out.  J. also loves performing in New Orleans and has spent some time in Nashville, where he learned about the importance of story-telling through country music.

We ended our conversation with Aisha’s signature question:  If you had to tattoo something on your forehead, what would it be?   J.’s response?  “God [in big letters across his forehead]… and peace, and truth, and love.”   It is clear that J. Ivy has his head (literally!) in the right place, a fact that his music makes more than apparent.

Don’t believe me?  Check out J. Ivy’s new CD, Here I Am at www.j-ivy.com .  And keep your eyes peeled—I wouldn’t be surprised if J. finds his way to campus sometime soon.

WGMU Presents: Bands Without Borders on November 13th in the Bistro


Join the International Engineering Group, WGMURadio, and Admissions for this amazing humanitarian event!

We want to raise money to help bring a few undergraduate students to a small village in Peru called Compone. A water storage is in need of repair.Compone is a village of around 1500 people in the high Andes mountains (12,000+ ft elevation) about 30 miles west of Cuzco. They have very little electricity (maybe 2-3 lights), and basic water.

Click Here To Join The Facebook Page!

This is a free event open to anyone, but we recommend donations of $5. We will additionally be raffling of sylish Peruvian hats and scarves from Compone.

Jam’ out with us! 🙂 Please contact Aisha Hussain for more information: ahussai3@gmu.edu

MTV Launches Search for New Musicians

By: Ryan Huff, WGMU News Director

This week MTV announced they are launching a nationwide search for the next generation of artists. Aspiring student artists can submit original music to SKINS to have a chance to be featured on an upcoming episode of SKINS which will include both television and web content. All submissions must be full length songs, 100% owned by the artists, and does not need to include any vocals. Artists should not submit samples.

The competition hopes to feature all genres of music including Indie, Rock, and Hip Hop. Songs will be reviewed and chosen by SKINS produces with help from an online voting contest. This unique opportunity will allow for amateur artists to gain exposure on both television and web content. Submissions can be sent to SKINS up until the November 21 deadline.

Are you an interested student? Please visit: http://www.ourstage.com/go/skins