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ANON BSA - Michael Moore Knows Like I Know

BSA Rap layered Michael Moore discussing our United States of America is a "left-wing" country over Cam'Ron's instrumental
Voting Agrees
Although I'm optimistic, our country appears as if it's in complete discombobulation:
1-06-2021, voter suppression, vaccine reluctance amidst a surge in covid
A reminder to our leaders
Ideals of our Country:
Freedom, liberty, justice. equality and opportunity
The only correct response to a social revolution is an improved environment
If things genuinely occur then a better country will result from putting a plan into effect
Improved is an option

thurz 7pm
BSA Hip Hop
92.7/98.3 wcrsfm.org

Can't Stop Won't Stop Book Review

I attended a virtual conference as a representive of this radio station with community radio producers from around the country..

Jeff Chang who wrote CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP was discussing the 2021 edition of his 2005 CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP book.

Can't Stop Won't Stop contextualizes Rap's Legacy with the recent Social Revolution after the George Floyd Murder in the 2021 Young Adult release.

Can't Stop Won't Stop is rereleasing March 16th, 2021.

WCRS is paying tribute to Doctah X this New Years weekend

WCRS and the city of Columbus recently lost a brilliant member of our musicial community, Tony "Doctah X" Harrington. We are going to be paying tribute to his memory this weekend by airing a marathon of his show Prescriptions from Friday at 9PM on January 1st 2021 until 12PM Noon January 2nd 2021. If you would like to share a recording of your memories of Doctah X for us to broadcast e-mail them to localshows AT wcrsfm.org and we will try to include it in our broadcast.

Wes Flexner's North American College Community Radio Chart 2020 Top Ten

North American Community and College Radio Chart wanted a year-end thing for their website:

“Bands couldn’t play shows. Social revolution appeared in the midst of a plague. Community radio seemed to find its return in 2020 after blogs had diminished radio was relevant for music media because of the necessity of experiential communication.” - Wes Flexner

http://naccchart.com/community/top-10-favorite-records-of-2020/

WesFlexner's Rock N Roll Show 7pm Wednesdays
BSA Hip Hop 7pm Thursdays

Changes to the WCRS Schedule: Shows returning and new shows launching

Attention WCRS listeners - we have a few schedule changes to announce this fall.
Witches Brew returns Thursday nights at 11PM.
Biohazard premiers this Friday at 7PM.
Covid, Race & Democracy is now airing Thursdays at 11AM.
Zeb returns featuring blues & jazz Saturdays at 7PM for Zeb's Saturday Stomp.
And we now are airing Grassroots Ohio w/ Carolyn Harding Sundays at 2PM
And followed by Reverend Billy radio from the Church of Stop Shopping at 2:30PM.

The Dispatch article was a boon to WCRS awareness efforts

The Dispatch ran an article on us in both the Dispatch itself and in ThisWeek. We bought some FaceBook adverts and over 30,000 folks saw the post and about 10% read the article itself. WCRS ended up with 1000 more likes on our FaceBook page!

Wes Flexner interviewed and named Genre DJ of the month by NACC (North American College and Community Chart)

The NACC has an excellent interview with local DJ Wes Flexner on his radio show and other things about him. He was also named Genre DJ of the month. Check out the interview here on their website.

Giving Tuesday Now

In the wake of COVID-19, non-profits have been severely impacted. Art galleries and museums have closed. Symphonies, theatre and dance troupes have canceled Spring and Summer performances. Gala fundraisers have been canceled, left and right.

Giving Tuesday Now (from the brainchild of the online day of Giving during the Holiday Season) joined forces on May 5, 2020 for individuals to donate to non-profits, including WCRS. WCRS is an all-volunteer operated station run entirely by volunteers, who while social distancing, are running the station away from the Free Press Carriage House. Community Radio costs money. From licensing fees to maintenance on our antennas, it is not cheap to bring you community radio from the grassroots.

For more information on donating to WCRS, go to http://www.wcrsfm.org/donate. Any bit helps.

Our Studios May Be Closed, But We Are Still On The Air


By Bryan Curtiss, Writer

Last week, it was decided that the Free Press Carriage House would be closed until further notice. What does that mean necessarily? Does it mean that your favorite locally produced show will be going on an extended hiatus? Not quite. The decision to go on hiatus is solely on the producers of a respective show.

WCRS-FM is not the only radio station located at the Free Press Carriage House. WGRN 94.1 FM also records shows in the studio as well. Some shows are not produced in the studios at all, but in people’s homes (or studios), while some other shows that have been recorded at the Free Press Carriage House, including The DJBC Happy Hour, have moved to being recorded at home, and a few other shows will be on hiatus.

The Columbus Free Press Newspaper is also produced in the Free Press Carriage House. However, the Free Press did not print an April Issue, and will not be printing one in May either.

During this Coronavirus Pandemic, there has been a lot of good in the community during all of the chaos of people being laid off, companies being forced to close, and everyone being required to Stay at Home.

Ohio has taken an aggressive approach to the Pandemic, with people helping out others in need. There are the medical personnel, first responders, grocery store team members, bus drivers, and other essential workers who are risking their lives on a daily basis to do their jobs. Thank you.

Through all that, WCRS FM is still on the air, and is not going anywhere. Our show producers are just doing their shows from home, to weather this storm.
We are all in this together.

#InThisTogetherOhio
#HunkerDownAndStayHome

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