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Sonic Celluloid is this Friday! This year’s headliner is the awesome local band Cleared, with openers Wume and Good Willsmith. Friday, May 18, 8 PM at the Block Cinema. $4 for Northwestern students, and $6 for everyone else. For more info, check it out on Facebook. is looking for current Northwestern students interested in contributing to the site for this quarter and beyond. One of our big goals for the quarter is to expand the scope of our offerings in both written and multimedia content, and we can’t do that without some help. The time commitment can be as big or small as you want it to be—whether you want to contribute on a weekly or quarterly basis, we’re happy to work with your schedule.

Here’s some of what we’re looking for:

Long-form content! Reviews, features, interviews, essays, you name it. Until now, there hasn’t been a home on-campus for meaningful, intelligent music writing. That’s gonna change. We want to put out both journalism and criticism, so feel free to apply regardless of your particular interests as a writer. No previous experience required, but you should probably know at least a little about music and a little about writing.

If you’re the kind of person who can’t go to a show without a DSLR hanging from his/her neck, we want you! We want to feature dynamic, interesting photography on the site, so let us know if you’re interested.

In collaboration with our friends at Airplay, we intend to start filming live sets by bands in the WNUR studio. If you’ve ever wanted hands-on experience filming live musical performances, here’s your chance. We’ve already got the equipment—we just need a few willing participants to help with production. Past experience with video stuff is a plus, but the cameras we use are pretty foolproof, so any interested students are welcome. Airplay does a lot of stuff on Saturdays, so availability on Saturdays is also a plus. We’d like to do our first shoot this Saturday, so let us know ASAP if that’s something you’re interested in. We’re also open to other kinds of video content–let us know if you’ve got any ideas.

After the jump, details on how to apply.


Since last Thursday, WNUR’s been competing in Soundtap’s March Madness. Those of us on the station’s Executive Board managed to eke out a first-round win over WMSE, the student station at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. This round we’re up against KTRU, based out of Rice University in Houston, TX. I’m sure they’re nice people, but we need to crush them.

WE CAN’T BEAT THEM WITHOUT YOUR HELP! The more listeners we have on Soundtap, the further we’ll advance. The station with the higher total listening time wins. Every day you can contribute ninety minutes to our total, so keep tuning in!

Listen here!
(We’re on the bottom-right of the bracket, if you’re having trouble finding us.)

We’ve got a real shot at this. But we can’t do it without your help. I mean, you like listening to WNUR, don’t you? Help us out!

Well, after a long week of fundraising, Phoneathon 2012 has come to an end. Thanks a lot to those of you who gave us your support. We’ve said this a lot over the past week, but only because it’s true: we can’t do the work we do at WNUR without your support. We hope to start sending out premiums in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information as those start to go out. And if you missed out on the drive, you can still support WNUR by making a donation online.

Oh yeah, we raised over $30,000!!!!! Thank you so much again, this will go a long way in ensuring WNUR stays on the air for another year! We don’t have the exact total yet, so check back in the coming week for more details!

Hey, folks. As you may have seen in the big box at the top of the screen, we’re coming into the final hours of Phoneathon. We’re still about $20,000 short of our donation goal of $45,000, but we still think we can pull ahead. We can’t do it without your help. This isn’t some abstract issue—this is about the continued survival of WNUR. Donate now!

To meet our goal, we’ll need to raise $7,400 every 12 hours. Will it be a challenge? Sure. Can your donation make an impact? Absolutely! Phoneathon ends Friday at noon, so show your support for independent media and make a tax-deductible contribution.

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or a new convert, we hope you’ve gotten enough enjoyment out of our programming over the past year to warrant a contribution. And whether you think that enjoyment’s worth $20, or $50, or $100, or any other dollar amount, we ask simply that you give what you can to help keep our great, vibrant programming on the air.

As an added incentive, every donation over $100 until the end of the drive will receive an exclusive WNUR travel coffee mug. It’s our way of giving you a little push. We’ve got some great premiums to thank you for your support.

So, as we come into the last hours of this year’s drive, what we’re asking is simple:

  • If you’ve been putting off a donation, donate now!
  • If you like the programming we put together and want to see it continue, donate now!
  • If you want to live in a world that isn’t controlled by Viacom and Disney and the Warners, donate now!

Thanks, everyone. We’ve got one of the best communities around, and we’re really counting on your continued support for Phoneathon and WNUR. Not to belabor the point, but donate now!