If you are not following us on Twitter, you are missing out… We are holding a contest now to give away two tickets to the Deerhoof show this Thursday at the Middle East in Cambridge.
All you have to do is follow us, and send a tweet using the hashtag #DeerhoofWMFO to enter. A winner will be selected from eligible entrants using a random number generator on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!
We were featured in the Tufts Daily twice in the past two weeks. First for our record label, On the Side Records, and again for the DMCA policies that we have been discussing for a while. Check out the articles below!
This article was originally published in the Tufts Daily on 10/18/2010.
With the official vote in from the Media Advocacy Board, I can now confidently and legitimately accept the position of public editor. Conceived back in 2008, the public editor position was created to encourage healthy, meaningful campus conversation by having someone outside the Tufts media universe provide critical opinions on what is written, how stories are reported and what crosses the line of community acceptability.
The idea of an ombudsman — an independent, critical entity expressing the views of media audiences — has been implemented by the country’s most popular media. Consider the New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, even ESPN, all of which have an office that basically calls out their bosses when they mess up. The position of the public editor is a testament to the organization of Tufts media, as well as their strength to truly open themselves up to criticism. Few other undergraduate bodies are willing to do so; in this regard, Tufts is on the cutting edge, and we should be proud.
Last Saturday, WMFO hosted our very first Library Roof dance party. The event went smoothly and was well attended; the Facebook event had over 700 “Attending” RSVPs. Did you miss it? Don’t fret! This definitely won’t be our last foray into large outdoor rave-style soirees, but check out the pics after the jump to see what you might have missed.
Back in the early ’80s, WMFO started a magazine entitled “Freeform.” This publication had everything from music reviews to DJ profiles; it helped the station stick true to its freeform roots while also reaching out the community and giving students something to read/doodle on while in class. The zine disappeared in the early ’90s, and back copies were stored in the station. Last year, AGM Chase Gregory stumbled across the copies and I began the process to push for another WMFO publication. Here it is.
The WMFO Blog will be a smattering of all things, music, radio, entertainment, community, and freeform. Basically, if a DJ wants to write about it, we’d love to have it here. Concert reviews, album previews, and artists interviews are just the beginning; the blog will host content about our DJs, their shows, and what they are doing in the Tufts community and beyond. If you’ve ever wanted to be a member of the press, hangout backstage at the House of Blues while interviewing your favorite band, and writing about it all… this is the place to do it.
If you are interested in writing for the blog shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.