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WVCW Radio is the independent student run radio station at VCU.  We broadcast LIVE from RVA –

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Staff

Kiara Walker

General Manager

Thomas Golding

Program Director

Hayden Molchan

Music Director

Caroline Banchoff

Production Director

News Director

Ben Malakoff

Sports Director

Kate Kistler

Chalkboard Sessions Director

Jon Carpenter

Adviser

Schedule

Mondays 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM/with DJ Dook

The Monday Mashup

Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM/with Brandon Herbin

The Beacon Hill Projet

Thursdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM/with WVCW Sports Team

The Aftermath

Saturdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM/with

TV Tunes

Saturdays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM/with Jabob McFadden & Jon Carpenter

WVCW Throwback Saturday

Returns - Fall 2018/with Adam Cheek and Brandon Shillingford

Cinema is Greater Than a Social Life

Weekdays - Hourly/with Andrew Salsbury

Straight Outta Pwa-tem

Returns - February/with

Love is Blind

Returns - December 1st/with

Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

Top 10

1

Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Hop Along

2

Vessel

Frankie Cosmos

3

Critical Equation

Dr. Dog

4

The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Wye Oak

5

Sex & Food

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

6

The Other

King Tuff

7

Twerp Verse

Speedy Ortiz

8

I'll Be Your Girl

The Decemberists

9

There's a Riot Going On

Yo La Tengo

10

The Deconstruction

Eels

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Events

Savage Hills Ballroom by Youth Lagoon

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Homegrown artist Youth Lagoon, the stage name of Trevor Powers, started making electronic ambient music at the age of 17 in his basement. His debut album, The Year of Hibernation, was focused on minimalist ambient melodies combined with electronic elements. In his latest album, Savage Hills Ballroom, he explores new sounds that are much more influenced by pop tunes, which is especially clear in the first track, “Officer Telephone”. The death of his close friend influenced much of the album’s sound; most songs juxtapose highly controlled electronic elements with the passion and unpredictability of his voice. His music has always been rooted in themes about mental distress, but this new album approaches these topics in a different way. Previously, Powers produced more hypnotic music that was meant to help the listener avoid this distress, whereas Savage Hills Ballroom forces the listener to feel uncomfortable or more disturbed at times. To create this new sound, Powers recorded the album in Bristol, England, which out of his comfort zone and helped the album have a different sound. The lyrics also play a larger role in his new music, as his voice was hidden in his old tracks. Now, his voice is at the forefront of every song, especially in tracks like “No One Can Tell”, a slow melody that feels like his take on a ballad. Featuring his voice more prominently makes the songs seem much more personal compared to his earlier albums. The album has what many electronic artists struggle with: songs that feel vulnerable and emotional, but are also clean and well produced. 

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