Music Department

The Music Department is WBRS’s largest department, with over 40 original and diverse music shows broadcast every week. In addition to our on-air programs, the Music Department oversees WBRS’s extensive physical and digital music collections. With one of the largest record collections in New England, and an ever-growing library of new CDs and MP3s, our DJs have a comprehensive and eclectic array of music to pull from. The WBRS Music Department also puts on concerts at Brandeis’s student-run coffeehouse, Cholmondeley’s (more often known as “Chum’s”). Averaging four or five shows each semester, bands we’ve brought in the past include The Antlers, Vundabar, Best Coast, Cloud Nothings, Das Racist, Oberhofer, Phantogram, Sleigh Bells, the So So Glos, Surfer Blood, Titus Andronicus, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Wavves, YACHT, Tei Shi, and many more.

WBRS works with Brandeis Student Events to put on Springfest, a huge annual concert that brings a wide range of artists to Brandeis. In 2016, T-Pain, Metro Boomin, The Internet, and Foxtrax performed at Springfest. In past years, artists like Kendrick Lamar, Icona Pop, Childish Gambino, RJD2, American Authors, St. Lucia, ILOVEMAKONNEN, and of Montreal have come to the campus. Be sure to check the WBRS Upcoming Events page to see what we have planned for this semester!

OUR SHOWS

We Talk with Tong Li

World
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 9:00 AM

Home Cookin' Jazz with Judith Stone and Nancy Connery

Home Cookin' Jazz with Judith and Nancy is a weekly show with a theme or featured artist....primarily jazz vocals, but other genres pop up, such as Broadway, Cabaret, Opera (no kidding), Vocalise, American Songbook - you get the picture - if it conveys feeling, we spin it. Give a listen, and then come back for more!
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 1:00 PM

Black Jack Davy with Andy Nagy

Celtic/Folk
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 8:30 PM

True Blues with Greg Sarni

True Blues plays contemporary and classic blues. Both local and national.
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00 AM

Indie Styles with Tahlia Quartin

Indie
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 8:00 PM

Before and After with Becky Israel

A mix of random music and me talking. The name of the show holds no significance.
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00 PM

Mics of the Round Table with Isaac Zukin

Rap/Hip-Hop
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 10:00 PM

Mellow Hits for a Lazy Autumn Day with Jamie Branson

Various
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 12:00 PM

On the Map with Isaac Yglesias

World
AIRS: SATURDAYS @ 10:00 PM

That Cosmic Echo with David Redfield

Future Soul / Beats / Astral Jazz / Underground Hip-Hop / Ambient Funk ::: That Cosmic Echo's presentation of sounds is precise, bass heavy, and just right. The show routinely debuts new music while simultaneously digging deep across genres to curate lush, eclectic soundscapes. ::: Listen & follow @ www.mixcloud.com/thatcosmicecho
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 8:00 PM

Teachings for the Electronic Brain with DJ Synaesthetics

Dance/Electronic/Ambient/Techno
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 9:00 PM

Off the Beaten Path with Michael Kane

Folk/bluegrass/country
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 9:00 AM

Everything is OK with Olivia Kalsner Kershen

Various
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 10:00 PM

Sage Thyme with Sage Rosenthal

Herbaceous good stuff
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 7:00 PM

But Wait, There's More with Tobias Reynolds and Yair Koas

Various
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 9:00 PM

In Between with Gemma Curnin

Anything
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 1:00 PM

Room for Improvement with Abigail Rothstein and Becca Groner

Various
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 5:30 PM

Rach Against the Machine with Rachael Hershon

Various
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 8:00 PM

Beats with Bean with Robin (RoBean) Donohoe

Various
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 9:00 PM

Elements Of with Maxwell Krims

Various
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 11:00 PM

Tuesdays with Gaby (on Thursdays) on Tuesdays with Gabriella Sierra

Various
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 5:00 PM

Whatever I Feel Like with Yaron Marciano

Various
AIRS: SATURDAYS @ 11:00 PM

Bug Hug with DJ Spooky (Peter Diamond)

Various
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 11:00 PM

probably playing Elliott Smith with Ellie Eiger

Various
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 12:00 AM

Feel the Illinoise with Gavin McIsaac

Indie/Eclectic
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 7:00 PM

For the Record with Sam Stern

A variety of music pulled from recent releases and the WBRS archives.
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 5:00 PM

Welcome to the Battlefield with Spencer Jones

I want to play new and upcoming artists from the genres of Punk, Metal, Hard Rock and harcore hip hop but also play classics and artists I love.
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 12:00 AM

The Sam and Eli Show with Sam Zarov and Eli Kane

Once a week, we're gonna sit around the microphone table, listen to some good tunes, and maybe chat every once in a while.
AIRS: SATURDAYS @ 7:30 PM

Untitled with Emily Blumenthal

Music and pop culture news
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 12:00 AM

Good Vibes Only with Anna Bartusis

A different theme is chosen each week to curate a Cool™ playlist. Listen to some rad tunes and also hear me talk about life, etc.
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 7:00 PM

deadairspace with DJ Knobs

binge on reverb if we feel like it
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 4:00 PM

Anything Goes with DJ Jewligan

Anything Goes is a variety music show playing everything from Beyoncé to Nirvana to Enrique Iglesias. Tune in Fridays from 12 PM to 2 PM for the best assortment of everyone’s favorite music this side of House of Blues.
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 12:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions with Mehmet Zorluoglu

A weekly discussion on current events and politics
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 3:00 PM

A Joint Affair with Nathan Benjamin

Random
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 10:30 PM

Tracked Tunes with Esther Bley

Tracked Tunes is a show that plays music centered around a particular theme or genre. Ranging from a word such as fame, to a more concrete sound like, upbeat 70s, or even a playlist centered on a tv show.
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 6:00 PM

8008135 with Chicky Shi*ty and Raccoon

8008135 is a show with a unique mixture of satire, good-beats, and funny gals. Our sports talk not only is hardly informative but it also makes funny conspiracies regarding the teams that we know nothing about. We have Chicky Shi*ty delivering fresh beats and Raccoon attempting to get a fifteen minute song to play. Tune in on Saturdays at 5 for a good time.
AIRS: SATURDAYS @ 5:00 PM

TBD with Sara Hessdorf and Noa Laden

Music/fun and games
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 4:00 PM