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!
We Talk with Tong Li
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
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
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
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 10:00 PM
Mellow Hits for a Lazy Autumn Day with Jamie Branson
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 12:00 PM
On the Map with Isaac Yglesias
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
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 9:00 PM
Off the Beaten Path with Michael Kane
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 9:00 AM
Everything is OK with Olivia Kalsner Kershen
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
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 9:00 PM
In Between with Gemma Curnin
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 1:00 PM
Room for Improvement with Abigail Rothstein and Becca Groner
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 5:30 PM
Rach Against the Machine with Rachael Hershon
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 8:00 PM
Beats with Bean with Robin (RoBean) Donohoe
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 9:00 PM
Elements Of with Maxwell Krims
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 11:00 PM
Bug Hug with DJ Spooky (Peter Diamond)
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 11:00 PM
probably playing Elliott Smith with Ellie Eiger
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 12:00 AM
Feel the Illinoise with Gavin McIsaac
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
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
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 1:00 PM
Music You Might Otherwise Miss with Todd Chrostowski
Triple A genre
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 10:00 AM