Triple Berry Blob #2





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Only WPRB’s Only Newsletter, Only

2nd edition of 1,033

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Hey there!

Here comes….the 2nd edition of TBB – WPRB’s Periodic Listener Newsletter…

A busy time for the only busy station. LOTS of special programming going on! LOTS of planning going on! LOTS of new music!

Ramble on with me…

WPRBreaking News

What’s goin’ on at PRB

METADATA AND STREAMING- IMPROVED! (mmmmmm)

1) Automation hour songs now playlisted!

A long-requested feature! Tech wiz Carl has launched a new metadata project. Now, all songs played during WPRB’s traditional “automation”/robotDJ hours are being logged right on our playlists. Just check out wprb.com and click on the program schedule to find out what was playing before “sentient humans” (allegedly) took over the airwaves

2) Tune-In now receiving song/artist info!

If you stream WPRB through Tune-In rather than WPRB.com, you should now be able to see the song title and artist right on Tune-In! Way to gooooo Carl 🙂 Same feature (but better) coming to WPRB’s native webstream very soon.

3) Streaming WPRB on Amazon devices…now fixed?

We heard from a lot of listeners that they weren’t able to stream WPRB through their Alexa-equipped spybots…After months of trading soul-sucking emails with various soul-sucking corporate entities, we have reason to believe that you should be able to stream WPRB through Alexa-equipped devices by saying “Play WPRB Princeton” or “Play Princeton radio”

Stream away, hopefully!


Still not working? Let us know by emailing info@wprb.com 🙂

WProgrammingRB

What’s goin’ on (on) the airwaves – A LOT!!!

Comin’ up…

They Are Gutting a Body Of Water (Philly Band!) – Interview + Guest DJ Set

12:00PM ET – Sunday, 08/08

The hottest shoegazin’ band this side of the Merrimack, TAGABOW joins DJ McSweden of Princeton Blue Ribbon (PBR) for a chat and guest DJ set. Big name to watch in the year’s ahead, their noisey-2019 release Destiny XL is one of the bumpiest, funnest, and all around greeattt releases of the last couple years

Listen to TAGABOW’s Destiny XL (2003)

Movietone (Bristol, UK – 1990s-early 2Ks) – Interview + Guest DJ Set

8:00 PM ET – Thursday, 8/12

A band which defies categorization born out of the rich “other Bristol” underground of the 1990s (a scene which includes Flying Saucer Attack, Crescent, Movietone, and others) Kate Wright of the band Movietone, Crescent, and 1000 Dawns talks to Dante of TRTRS about the scene, touring, and making music which surprises you in it’s chaotic, improvisational beauty. A truly great all-DIY-all-the-time musician whose styles bridge improvisational jazz, slowcore, and general DIYerism!

Listen to Movietone’s The Sand and the Stars (2003)

Jessica Bailiff (Toledo, OH – Kranky Records) – Interview + Guest DJ Set

8:00 PM ET – Thursday, 09/02

An influential name in the ever-influential Kranky catalog, Jessica Bailiff has been active since the 1990s making ethereal, droning, and utterly beautiful tracks. Having collaborated with musicians including Low’s Alan Sparhawk and Flying Saucer Attack’s David Pierce, her influence can be heard in the likes of Grouper (some consider Jessica Bailiff to be the “proto-Grouper”). Another true DIYer, Jessica talked to Dante of TRTRS about making music, where the future lies, and how she look back upon her earliest works.

Listen to Jessica Bailiff on Bandcamp

Recently aired….

Ill Nuovo Anormale – Obscure Italian Prog Rock

Aired originally Friday 08/06 – 7AM

Dave The Obscure digs deep into the catalog of Rock Progressivo Italiano ( RPI), presenting a 3 hour retrospective of this fertile prog rock subgenre that evolved in Italy in the early 1970s, but remains mostly unknown and unheard in the USA. You’ll hear music from the best of the over 400 bands that have unfairly dwelled in obscurity.


See full playlist here

Zach Phillips (of Fievel is Glauque, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Perfect Angels, OSR Tapes, and so much more…) – Interview + Guest DJ Set

In a special interview with Ameena of Clowntronics, the prolific and mind-melty Zach Philips discusses Uruguayan music, psychoanalysis, recording and creative processes. The show also features a special guest DJ set by Zach! Check out his most recently released album, Feed a Pigeon, Breed a Rat out on “la Loi” and the rest of his projects and collaborations.

Listen to archived show here!

Comin’ up, eventually…

Stabscotch (Pittsburgh) – Interview + Guest DJ Set

MONDAY DATE TBD – Stay tuned on WPRB social media!

An experimental rock band out the other big P in the big P (pitts…), Stabscotch makes music which looks like the wonderfully designed graphic right here. Stay tuned for debut date of this special interview with Catherine of Rosasolis Dream (Mondays 8-11PM)

Listen to Stabscotch on Bandcamp

Wednesday (Ashville, NC – Ordinal Records) – Interview

SUNDAY DATE TBD – Stay tuned on WPRB social media!

With their highly-anticipated sophomore album Twin Plagues coming out Orindal Records on August 13, 2021, Wednesday – a twangy, gazey 5 piece out of NC – will talk to DJ McSweden of Princeton Blue Ribbon. Their 2020 LP I Was Trying to Describe You To Someone was a PRB-fave for a very difficult year. Nostalgic, searching, and catchy tracks inspired by the likes of Swirlies

Buy Twin Plagues on Bandcamp

IT’S STILL HAPPENING!!!!

WPRB’s DAY OF SPECIALITY PROGRAMMING, AIDED BY LABOR.

Schedule droppin’ sometime soonish 🙂

Mark your calendars

WPhenomenomRB

Events & stuff

THE FUTURE IS HYBRID

Secret work-in-progress…a secret treat just for you, fine TBB subscriber – the future is HYBRID

Let’s just say….it has something to do with…………………..real radio broadcast stuff…..and dreams of a hybrid future (more info…soon)

WPRB History

Radio Striptease on “The Magic of Radio”

By Marc Fisher ’80, PRB ALUM

The Magic of Radio was a late-night, sometimes all-night, program that aired once a week from about 1977 to 1980. It was a mix of music, juvenile nonsense, brilliant satire and pathetically bad taste.

We tried to stay as close to the legal and moral edge as possible. We had a weatherman with a speech impediment that rendered him entirely incomprehensible. We had a substitute weatherman who was sentenced to stand at an (imaginary) outdoor phone booth in Kingston whenever there was significant snow or, his personal favorite, freezing rain. We had a sports reporter who never once made it on the air; he always seemed to be delayed at a bar across the street. The news was read by Gus Gil, whose booming voice made the acts of a New Jersey state magistrate seem like the coming of the Lord.

Continued…

Read full article at WPRB History!

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That’s all for now

Have comments/questions/feedback on this edition of the Triple Berry Blob? Reach out at newsletter@wprb.com!

Until we meet again, in Triple Berry Blob

Signed lovingly in unironic comic sans,

Dante Sudilovsky
Editor,
Triple Berry Blob
WPRB Princeton
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Only WPRB’s Only Newsletter, Only

1st edition of 1,033

newsletter@wprb.com

Hey there!

This is Dante, the station manager of the only sentient radio station in the state of Nu Jazzy.

A lot of you told us that you wanted to hear from us more throughout the year – so we’ve decided to launch our very own PERIODIC NEWSLETTER: TRIPLE BERRY BLOB.

Some of what you can expect from TBB:

WPRBreaking News: What’s goin’ on at the station

WProgrammingRB: What’s goin’ to be played on the air – special interviews, shows, and more!

WPhenomenomRB: Events WPRB is going to be at, shows we’re hosting, upcoming merch, etc.~!

WPoetryaRtBooks: Coooool art, interviews, and more content that we’ve been cooking in our melty brains

WPRB History: old school PRB memories 🙂

LET’S GOOOO – First Edition of TBB

WPRBreaking News

What’s goin’ on at PRB

  • We’re hard at work on lots of behind-the-scenes projects to improve the station – including investigating a 2nd (!!) stream, investing in artist-centered content like interviews, and working to integrate our playlist data with all HD radios and online streaming!!
  • We just launched a listener newsletter! The one which is burning into your eclipse-damaged retina right now! Tell your friends!
  • We’re still operating on the cybernetic optical internet waves sans studio

WPRB Art Drive

Attention local artists, graphic designers, and creative weirdos!

Ever feel the urge to doodle while listening to your favorite radio program or sketch some wacky independent-radio-inspired effigy that could totally be the next WPRB mascot? Submit your WPRB inspired t-shirt and sticker designs for our Fall 2021 drive!

WPRB is accepting art submissions now through July 26th

Find out all the deets of the Art Drive here

WProgrammingRB

What’s goin’ on (on) the airwaves

Interview & Guest DJ Set w/ Dusty Reske of Rocketship

Thursday 07/22 – 8PM

Their 1996 A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is considered a cult classic – one of the best pop albums of the 1990s. Dusty Reske talks with Dante of the Right to Remain Silent (me) about how he got into making music, what he’s been working on lately, and his excellent 2019 album Thanks to You. A TRUE LEGEND you DON’T WANNA MISS!

Rocketship on Bandcamp

Interview w/ Adam Elk of The Mommyheads

Thursday 07/22 – 12PM

Adam Elk of the 80s-90s NYC-Based indie pop rock band The Mommyheads joins Esoterica of the Sonic Bloom for a chat about music and what they’re up to these days!

Interview w/ Tom Scharpling


Aired originally Thursday 06/30 – 6PM

Legendary comedian, DJ, writer, producer, music video director (and more!) joins Jon Solomon for an epic interview about Tom’s new memoir It Never Ends🙂

Listen to Archived Interview/Show

Interview & Guest DJ Set w/ Pat Flegel of Cindy Lee & Women

Aired originally Thursday 07/01 – 8PM

Their 2020 What’s Tonight to Eternity was the most played record at WPRB for the entire year! Pat Flegel talked to Dante of the Right to Remain Silent about topics ranging from their projects Cindy Lee to Kenneth Anger to the Apocalypse to Richard Harris’ McArthur Park. Listen to the show down below if you missed it 🙂

Listen to Archived Interview/Show

Lest we forget….

WPRB’s LABORWAVE – a day of freaky weirdo specialty radio – is comin’ in hot on 09/06/2021.

Make your calendars, fire up those air fryers, canvass the suburbs. A whole day of radio based on the deranged thematic inquiries of our DJs….it’s gonna be good…

WPhenomenomRB

Events & stuff

We were at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market back in May! Thanks for everyone who came and said hi 🙂 We’ll be back!

WPRB History

WPRB via Three Inches of Putrid Water

By Scott Fulmer , PRB alum ’90

I remember a lot of failures. Failing to cue the right song, failing to turn on the mic, failing to read the weather report. Near-failing grades, too. Every DJ has nightmares of irrevocable failures and total chaos, only to wake up and be thankful that real mistakes are quickly lost in the atmosphere.

There were failed promotion stunts, like the rain of nerf balls dropped by the Raritan Valley Flying School over the live Communiversity broadcast on Nassau Street. The lucky person who returned a certain colored ball to Axel’s booth would have won a weekend to Florida, or something like that. However, the wind carried the balls away from the center of town. I don’t know if anyone claimed the prize….

Continued…

Read full article at WPRB History!

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That’s all for now

We don’t want to lock you into a existential spiral of TRIPLE BERRY BLOB: unsubscribe here. No hurt feelings…we will miss you though and we know we’ll never find another quite like you….Never meant…

Thanks for listening, thanks for reading, thanks for donating, thanks for subscribing <3

Have comments/questions/feedback on this first edition of the Triple Berry Blob? Reach out at newsletter@wprb.com!

Until we meet again, in Triple Berry Blob

Signed lovingly in unironic comic sans,

Dante
Station Manager
WPRB Princeton
manager@wprb.com

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