John Cage tributes to air on WREK Sept 2nd-4th

John Cage is a towering figure in 20th Century music composition, with a body of work that challenges the concept of music itself. In celebration of his 100th birthday on Sept 5th, 2012 WREK will be recognizing Cage with a series of events. These events will include a two-hour Sunday Special on Sept 2nd, a live performance during the Sept 4th regular Live @ WREK show on Tuesday Sept 4th, and midnight shows for three nights Sept 2nd – 4th.

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WREKtacular 2012 with Circulatory System, Zebu!

This March marks the 44th anniversary of WREK so we’ll be celebrating at The Goat Farm! The doors open at 7:30 PM but we also have a pre-show planned! The cost is $12.

Here’s the full lineup:
Caleb Herron & Chamber Cartel | 6 PM – 8 PM
Brainworlds | 8:15 PM – 9 PM
The Deacon Lunchbox Experience | 9:15 PM – 10 PM
Zebu! | 10:15 PM – 11:15 PM
Circulatory System | 11:30 PM – 1 AM

WREK Radio Open House

We will be holding an Open House on Friday, January 27th from 3pm to 6pm for any and all Georgia Tech students that are interested in joining. We are located on the second floor of the Student Center, above Einstein Bros Bagels.

Feel free to drop in and get your questions answered, tour the studio, and meet the staff!

Refreshments will be served.

WREK to air multimedia event featuring spoken word audio synced with text displayed on your radio receiver

Starting on Sunday night, December 18th and continuing until Wednesday night, December 21st, WREK will be airing an audio series that will simultaneously display related text on your radio receiver or internet streaming player.  The events will air at midnight sharp each night and represents a collaboration between local artist Joey Orr and former WREK chief engineer Chris Campbell.  Please see our press release and tune in at midnight for this special “live” event!

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Clarkston Surf Fest

WREK is proud to announce that we are one of the sponsors for the Fifth Annual Clarkston Surf Fest! Started in 2006 by three friends with various contacts in the business, the Clarkston Surf Fest has become one of Atlanta’s more popular events. Not only do attendees get to enjoy a free outdoor instro-surf concert, but the proceeds from beverage sales go straight to the Clarkston Community Center. Read more about the event here and check out the lineup. The hosts of Longboards and Longhorns will be there as well as other staff members, so join us on Saturday for some great surf music!