Sunday, April 26, 2009


Hi everyone.
Please take some amazing photos for our new WNSR website


Saturday, April 25, 2009

WBAR 19th annual BBQ needs coverage!!

There is a free concert this sunday, the 19th WBAR BBQ at Barnard University. There is free beer and food all day starting 10:30am (that's right AM). Musical Acts include Gang Gang Dance, Soft Circle, Pack FM, Free Blood, Xeno & Oaklander, Metalux, Liturgy, Acrylics, Jerome Ellis and...

Set - Me (garret hurley) and Fitz Shaw! We go on at 11am.

Here's the link

If you want to come and record it, do it! If you wanna videorecord it, do it!

Besides that y'all should just come anyway.

117th & Broadway (1 train), Barnard University Lawn, 10:30am

Shameless self promotion,

Garret 303-668-3559

Friday, April 24, 2009

WNSR Tabling at Spring Extravaganza

The Spring Extravaganza event is actually a bit longer than the times I gave in class today. The event will actually run from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 7th. With that being the case, I would say we need about 4-6 volunteers to help out with tabling in shifts.

The marketing team will have a more concrete description of what tabling will entail next week. For now, however, we know it will at least involve letting potential listeners know about the content we have available and a sign-up sheet for potential producers of summer content. And it will likely involve the distribution of granola bars/WNSR information.

If you are available to table during all or part of the 4:30 - 8 PM timeslow, please comment on this blog entry with the hours you can help out. Thanks everyone!


unofficial announcement from Joseph B. Warren re: WNSR Radio Programming.

Craigslist show? FÜ©ķING HILARIOUS!
Thanks N&R

Thursday, April 23, 2009

new website

I think the new website looks too plain. I like the flash feature in the right corner of the page but the site needs more imagery, such as some pictures to coincide with the postings. Also, the color choice of purple, red and white is questionable. I liked the colors of the original website better because it had more of a unique look and feel.

I like the Web 2.0 sharing features that were added, but the postings have to have more of a clear formatting; they look sort of jumbled together. Maybe something that creates a visual break between one post and the next would help? Overall, I think the new design needs some visual interest added.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WNSR Drive missing

Dear class:

I've already emailed everyone on this, but the whereabouts of our station's hard drive are currently unknown, and this is obviously cause for alarm.

The last known location of the drive was Audio Suite 3 on Wednesday night 4/15 for the newscast. It's unclear if, after this, it was put back in my locker as is standard procedure.

If you have any information about this, might have seen the drive, or if you have the drive, please contact me and Joe Plourde immediately at BriggsJR at newschool dot edu, and plourj33 at newschool dot edu.

It is a grey Western Digital Hard Drive, 1TB, usually in a black box that is pretty worn, along with a creme tote bag that it's carried in. It should have power cables and firewire cable inside.



I was going to do a feature on the upcoming performance of the Tempest. Does anybody know people in the cast and crew I could get in touch with for interviews?


Friday, April 17, 2009


Hello teams!

This Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. We'd like to post some special programming relating to all things green. So far we have a Feature on composting in NYC by our Media Studies colleague Caryn Cline, and perhaps a piece of mine on CSAs in NYC. PLEASE let Jim or myself know if you'd like to produce/curate some interviews/sets/features along these lines. Abstract "Earth" connections welcome! Ideally we could post all the material in advance of the day itself, so if you're on board let's get crackin'!

Thanks for all your hard work!


Really easy to manage. I like the minimum use of images doesn't distract when listening to the piece. However the one scrolling image on the right side of the homepage is really helpful in quickly accessing pieces. All around a good look.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

News Coverage Needed

WNSR staffers:

The 4th Annual New School Social Justice Conference
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19
6 East 16th Street
Full conference schedule available at

Any and all coverage is welcomed. We can use in our newscasts.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.

Jeff Weiser

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

News Coverage Needed

Hello WNSR Staffers
Here are two stories that we could use coverage.

1. Wednesday, April 15 at 8 pm
Parsons, rm 1204 (2 W. 13th Street, 12th Floor)
University Student Senate will have regular meeting. Events of last Friday
will be discussed.

2. Wednesday, April 22 8:30 am to 10 am.
Lang Community & Student Center
55 West 13th Street 2nd floor
"The Media and the Mayor"
Panel discussion featuring top New York City news people.
Event is sponsored by The Center for NYC Affairs
Jeff Weiser/WNSR News

Top 200 RPM Priority Adds

Hey Y'all,

Just a reminder to all, but specifically music folks: Take a look at password: spring2009 for some new artists on the Top 200 RPM Adds list! These are new artists from across the globe that are the shi$. Free new music!


Sunday, April 12, 2009


From the Web team:
Here is the beta of the new WNSR site:
There are a few recent posts per category.
A PDF of instructions on how to update the site will be delivered by the end of next week.

We hope you guys like it,
The WNSR Web Team

Please examine and provide your comments in this Blog post. This is your chance to voice your opinion to your class Web design and architecture teams -- both on what site needs remain, and what you like about the most recent work.


Friday, April 10, 2009


Hello class!

If you are available and would like to cover the CURRENT OCCUPATION OF 65 FIFTH AVE (happening since 6am, according to WNYC), you can text Jim at 917-620-6999. He's in the area and has recorders that you can use.

Thanks team!
See you this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Playbacks Friday

Hi all --
We need as many of you as possible to bring in work to
1) playback
2) critique, and, as possible,
3) use as examples for some Pro Tools tech tips to integrate into some of your sessions.

PLEASE BRING WORKS IN PROGRESS, FINISHED WORKS, and good ears for this Friday's class.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!


WNSR engineer availability

Some of you have been making use of our engineers available in the evenings, but we thought we should remind you, one of them is in the open lab every weeknight, Mondays through Thursdays.

check out availability HERE

Friday, April 3, 2009

Music Catalogue Etc.

Hey Folks,

We have been discussing the growth and accessibility of WNSR programming, more specifically music, and we've come to some ideas.

At this point in the stations history, and given the fact that we are not yet streaming 24/7, we figured that it is not a priority to try and collaborate with different promotions and labels to have them send us music. We have no way to report charts like BMI, CMJ, Top 200, etc. Also we figure that most DJ sets or other music programming is determined by the individual DJ who most likely has a set idea of the content that they want to play. It is certainly something that we can get started on as I'm sure we have many people at WNSR that have contacts within the industry. That said we have created a tentative place to have any of your contacts (labels, students, your band, promotion companies etc.). Send us digital music by loging onto: password: spring2009

To upload music, click on the documents tab at the top, and then browse for the file and click upload.

We were also discussing our music library... We are determined to get at least one 1TB drive where people can share their music and where we can archive the music that has been on our shows. This would require diving into our budget, or getting a tremendously dedicated group of students who want to throw down $20 bucks or so to get a 1TB drive under $300. So keep that in mind...

In conjunction with the archiving issues, we are concerned about the search functions on the website. We would like to work with the web team in creating an online digital library that is search able, so that the music can be easily located. This includes any music on the drive and music located on our shows.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Delays in site updates, etc

Dear class:

It's Jim Briggs here to inform you of some recent developments that have delayed the posting of some of your production work.

As Joe Plourde noted, our station hard drive had some significant data-structure issues that required my taking it out for maintenance and running several diagnostics and repair programs on it. This went beyond the usual Disk Repair utility that all Macs have and it contributed to the delay.
1) Please make sure to EJECT or UNMOUNT the drive before disconnecting, EVERY TIME you use it. NEVER, EVER, EVER disconnect it before ejecting, or before the station is shut down.
2) For whatever reason, Audio Suite 2 seems to very much dislike our drive. If you plan to use Audio Suite 2, do not connect the WNSR drive to the workstation. Instead use the suite's Work in Progress drive, drag your whole project to the Drop Box, and copy it to the station drive from another workstation for backup.
3) Now more than ever, we remind you that you will benefit from owning either your own 7200 RPM Firewire drive for running sessions directly as well as backup, or a slower / USB drive for backup and storage. In these situations, you can guarantee that you have your work and will not lose it because it exists in two places. If you're in the market for a drive, or want to know what is the best way to format it for using on school stations, contact me.
Also, over the past few days our administrative password to the site was somehow compromised and we had to go into our databases to reset this. In the interim, our site was down and our content and programming managers were unable to update the site. We appreciate your patience and also your respect for and careful attention to procedure during this time and in the future.

Our hope is that with the new site, the responsibility and the exciting prospect of making this YOUR space will be more realistic; we're hoping that with what the web team has to present this Friday we will see this vision in action.

Lastly, you can expect that your productions will be appearing on the site in the coming days if you do not already see it on there and have made a prior deadline.