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WREK is the entirely student managed, operated, and engineered radio station of Georgia Tech. We broadcast 24/7 on 91.1 FM with 100,000 watts of quality, diverse programming. You can listen online and browse through our 14-day archive of specialty shows, sound blocks, sports, and public affairs programming.

Changes to WREK’s Programming

Listeners who tuned in between 4-5pm today might have noticed something new about WREK’s programming! 

WREK’s current music directing team is excited to announce the station’s newest programming format in well over a decade: Electronic! Hoping to expand in the future, listeners from 4-5pm during the week can expect to hear a variety of electronic and electronic-based pop music, with albums coming from the 90s up until the past year.

The format is 100% student-curated by our music directing team, with sounds coming from hyperpop, deep house, and techno, just to name a few. We also will have a new electronic specialty show by local artist Material Girl, Fridays at 3pm!

If you’d like a sneak peak to hear what the new format might sound like, check out our spotify and apple music playlists and tune in from 4-5pm!

SASSAFRAS 02/05

Mitre Peak – Lowtec

red light – Rod Modell

I’ll Be Fine – Matthieu Faubourg

The Warm Up – Philip Grass, Emilie Weibel

Lisbon Love – Andres

Funky Man – Anton Zap

So What – Baaz

Holiday – Norm Talley

Playlist for Lost in the Stacks from Friday, February 3, 2023 (“Why is Wire-bending in the Library?”) Episode 547

Hear the show at http://traffic.libsyn.com/lostinthestacks/LITS_Episode_547.mp3

“Carnival Time” by Al Johnson

Interview with Dr. Vernelle Noel, Director of the Situated Computation + Design Lab at Georgia Tech, and Kirk Henderson, Exhibits Program Manager at the Georgia Tech Library.

File this set under GT4229.T7 T76
“Carnival Drum Song” by Lancelot Layne
“History of Carnival” by Atilla the Hun (nee Raymond Quevedo)

Continued interview with Dr. Vernelle Noel and Kirk Henderson

File this set under RK527 .N35
“Down to the Wire” by Neil Young
“Walking Wires” by High Vis

Continued interview with Dr. Vernelle Noel and Kirk Henderson

File this set under N72.F45 K57
“Draggin the Line” by Tommy James and the Shondells
“Bold Lines” by Shagreen
“Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell

“No Place Like the West Indies” by Lord Invader

NEW FORCES 2 FEBRUARY 2023

They Mean Us | The Ladies
(FIG. 1: THE LADIES)

PLAYLIST:
THE LADIES – SO MUCH FOR THE FOURTH WALL
DIEMEN SNIEP – PEST
THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282 – UNDERTAKER

mode8 #24: The Eighth Mode

Sorry about the hiatus due to sports broadcasts, but mode8 is back with a new episode! No focus this time but I wanted to play more original chiptune compositions this week 🙂

Youtube Playlist!

Title — Mario 64 on Club Circuit 
Downtown Bikini Bottom // Spongebob Squarepants: The Yellow Avenger
Tableturf Battle (Last 3 Turns) // Splatoon 3
Tough Guy Alert! // Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Machine Passage // Kirby Air Ride
The Clone Wars // X-Men 2: Clone Wars
talossa II — laamaa
Puppets and Bicycle Repair — Fearofdark
Saber Rager — Button Masher
Butter Knife pt. 1 — Shady Monk, remixed by DonutShoes
Unreal Superhero 3 — Kenet, Rez
The_Sugar_Rush — Cyanide Dansen
Robot Dance Party — Glenntai, remixed by DINAARI
Pleiades — mikey303
Slateport City // Pokemon Emerald — orchestral arrangement by Tristan D. Perez

continental drift 2/1/23: el salvador

Welcome back to another week of Continental Drift. Today we are drifting 1400 miles southwest to El Salvador. Find the playlist here, and listen back to the episode here.

The Republic of El Salvador is located in the center of Central America, bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Honduras, and Guatemala. It is home to 6.5 million people, making it the 112th most populated country in the world. Their official language is Spanish.

The music of El Salvador was impacted in many ways by colonization. Indigenous Salvadorans had instruments such as the flute and drums, and when European colonizers came they brought with them the guitar, trumpet, and piano. The biggest impact, however, came from West African slaves who brought the xylophone, marimba, guira, and mbira with them. 

Stamp: Xylophone (Marimba de arco) Surcharged (El Salvador(Musical  Instruments) Mi:SV 1347,Sn:SV C492,Yt:SV PA466,Sg:SV 1669The xylophone is El Salvador’s national instrument

Xylophone sample:
El Celoso, Fox Trot – Marimba Centroamericana 1928

We’ll now go to a classic genre of central america: cumbia. We talked about Cumbia a lot in the Colombian episode of drift, specifically chicha, which is the Colombian regional version. Cumbia is just as popular in El Salvador. It is a dance music that comes from a blend of European, African, and indigenous styles. In El Salvador there exists Cumbia marmibera, which includes the marimba. 

Cumbia segment:
Salvadorena // Los Hermanos Flores
Se Me Perdió la Cadenita // La Sonora Dinamita, Lucho Argain

MINED autoriza desfilar antes del discurso de Bukele por el Día de la  Independencia

Performing Xuc

Xuc is a popular form of folk music in El Salvador. It is named after a Salvadoran instrument juco, which makes a “xuc xuc” sound. Xuc music is typically performed in 2/4 time and has its own distinctive rhythm dance.

Xuc segment:
El Xuc // Orquestra Internacional Polio

Zafacaite comes from the North in a city called Chalatenango. The name comes from zafa, from zafar (to loosen) and caite (shoes). This refers to the fast and intricate foot dancing pattern that sometimes causes shoes to fly off. 

Zafacaite segment:
El Levanta Polvo // Jhosse Lora
Chamorrito “La Zafacaite” (Composed by Maria Barratta, famous Salvadoran composer and ethnomusicologist)

American/British pop and rock influence in the 1960s and 70s created an “Epoca de Oro” (Golden age) of music in a genre called “Guanarock.” This comes from the slang term Guanaco, which Salvadorans use to refer to themselves. It means “brother” in Poton Lanca, an indigenous language. 

Guanarock segment:
El Bardo // Hielo Ardiente
Se me olvidara // Los Supersonicos

A2Bandas (2) | Debil Estar y Omnionn + Voltar – La Radio Tomada

Debil Estar on his radio show

The 90s saw a continuation of popular music that blended global styles with Salvadoran rythyms. Pescozada was a hip hop group founded in 1998 in Chalatenango. Debil Estar, one of the members, has a hip hop radio show on Salvadoran station YXY 105.7 FM!

90s Segment:
Telarañas en la Mente // Rucks Parker
Dias Oscuros // Pescozada, Triple Homicidio

Modern Segment:
Ultramar // Conjunto Tropidélico
Technicolor // Gaby Nieto, Ricardo Bendek, Naomy Diaz
Abajo del agua // Nativa Geranio