Special Programming: What is this Nonsense?

Written by on February 2, 2018

Folks who visited our website the evening of February 2 or any time February 3 were greeted by a schedule that included the phrase “Special Programming.” I will admit, every program on WPPJ is special – seriously, browse through our 53 shows and there’s something for everybody ranging from Emily Yurchison’s conspiracy theory-driven “The Fringe” to Bamidele’s African-themed advice-and-music show “The Oasis” to Dylan Kersten’s worship music-themed “Altar Crawl.”

I’m consistently impressed with the content and creativity of people at WPPJ, and one of my key objectives is stepping up our game as a station on the whole this semester while allowing folks to be as creative as they have been.

Starting this week, the shows that want to blog with us will be able to – each show page will have a blogroll if that DJ decides to blog along with us here. We’re also working hard on the podcast front, scheduling studio time at the state-of-the-art Center for Media Innovation.

That brings me to the “Special Programming” for this weekend. On Thursday, February 1, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf organized a panel on gerrymandering. It was held – you guessed it – at our Center for Media Innovation. As a service to our listenership, we recorded that program and after its airing it will be available on that show’s page.

While gerrymandered districts aren’t the most exciting topic, the discussion was important. The fact it happened on campus means we needed to show a presence, and this is our contribution.

In the coming weeks and months I hope we’re able to announce more special programming. I’d love to be able to broadcast – live or on delay – the Campus Activity Board’s Coffeehouse events or the Black Student Union’s Open Mic nights. But time will tell.

For now, take a look at our lineup and our show pages – with over 50 shows and at least 20 new shows to our lineup, there’s bound to be something for you.

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