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Are you sick of all your music that comes on when you press ‘shuffle’? Why not listen to EC Radio? It may be news to some that Emmanuel’s own college radio is accessible at the website ecradio.org, and can also be downloaded to your iTunes. The station started up again in October with a slew of new DJ’s, and some returning favorites.
On Mondays at 4 pm, I (Kelly) have a radio show with my roommate Stacy Chen. We play mostly alternative music that we discover through friends, magazines, and the eclectic playlist at my work- Urban Outfitters. We play bands such as Grouplove, MGMT, Jake Bugg, Marina and the Diamonds, and Lana Del Rey, but occasionally Stacy throws in a throwback pop song from Justin Timberlake or the summer of 2008.
On Tuesdays you can catch “Hey You Probably Haven’t Heard of This with Dakota” at 9pm, perfect time to listen while doing homework. Dakota Roundtree-Swain, the DJ of the hour, describes her show as playing “all kinds of indie music that you may not have heard of, from the Smiths to Brand New,” Also on Tuesday nights you can hear Matt Powers playing an eclectic mix of tunes. He describes his taste as “a large variety of music ranging from 90’s rap to modern punk music”.
One Wednesday highlight is Meghan Brown’s show at 9 pm. She plays mostly local musicians, and gives reviews on shows that she goes to here in Boston.
Fridays at 1, just around lunchtime, you can listen to Mary Muench’s show in which she plays “mostly alternative and indie rock, like Arctic Monkeys or Cage the Elephant”, but she also plugs in artists who are from her hometown of Syracuse, New York.
“Sounds at Six” Saturdays at 6 pm, put on by Siobhan Gartland. Siobhan plays a wide variety from indie rock to electronica, from pop to folk, and she even takes listener’s requests. Siobhan has a Facebook page for Sounds at Six, and posts YouTube playlists of the songs every week that listeners can hear anytime.
Two hours later, Jeremy Bristol has a show at 8 pm. He plays a jumble of oldies along with newer music that he calls “what would happen if they still made good music,” that may be considered “indie pop or hipster music” by others. He swears that if these bands haven’t trended yet, they will. Examples of these artists are Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Those Dancing Days, the Postal Service, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes… the list goes on.
For more information, peruse the website, www.ecradio.org.