1. WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR MARCH 9

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., March 4–– Blugold Radio airs this Sunday with a focus on popular country and a capella music!

    In the first hour Jessica Sharpee will be focusing on UW-Eau Claire student organization ADAP, while Chi Ab Vang will be focusing again on the Confluence Project.

    During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm), Raina Beutel will be talking to students about their plans for spring break during her Raina at Large segment.

    Rachel Minske will talk to two Eau Claire students who will soon be presenting their own research at the state capital.

    Breana Lyga will be continuing to explore the community of Eau Claire and will be interviewing the owner of the Antique Emporium, a popular antique shop on Main St.  It is one of the largest real antique stores in the midwest and has been with Eau Claire for over 25 years.

    Hour three will include a focus by Kelsie McMahon on UWEC’s own all-female a capella group Audacious.  Audacious focuses on empowering strong women through their music and has over 1,000 likes on Facebook.

    Chelsea Emory will feature an exciting music segment on songs from Australia and Argentina.

    During every hour, Tyler Henderson will be giving the latest updates on local sports. Leah Engebretson will be playing a promotion of the music of artists from the record label Warner Music Nashville such as Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, and Gloriana.

    Reporter Sam Martinez will be doing a story on homelessness and it’s transition into the Davies building and other areas on the Eau Claire campus.  While reporter Glen Olson will focus on a health scare incident that affected the Davies building on the UWEC campus.

    Reporter Zhen Wei Yap will include a story on the UWEC Foreign Language Department offering classes for local elementary schools in the Eau Claire area.  Reporter Kayty Brick will include a localized story on the local ACLU petitioning the ban on gay marriage and will be discussing it with the LGBTQ community on the Eau Claire campus.

    Blugold Radio will also include a “Taste of the Workplace” segment by James Pfitzinger and a Student Senate Update by Raina Beutel over the referendum.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

     
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    WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR MARCH 2

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Feb. 25–– Blugold Radio will include reports on this year’s March of Dimes as well as a feature on Eau Claire’s Coffeegrounds Shop during this week’s broadcast.

    In the first hour, Jessica Sharpee will sit down with UWEC student members of Eau Claire’s 2014 March of Dimes to discuss this year’s plans and how students can get involved.

    Sara Hansen will interview Eau Claire band Meridene whose latest album Something Like Blood was released in September of 2010 on Amble Down Records. The band plays consistently throughout the Eau Claire area.

    During hour two of Blugold Radio (Sunday 5-8 pm), Raina Beutel will ask students about their plans for Mardi Gras during her Raina At Large segment.

    In Bridging the Gap with Bre Lyga, Lyga will feature Eau Claire’s Coffeegrounds which has two locations in the city, one on 3450 Mall Drive and the other at 2116 Craig Road. The shop is known for its foods, spirits, and coffee.

    The third hour will include a spotlight on UWEC’s Jazz Ensemble l during Kelsie McMahon’s entertainment segment. The acclaimed ensemble will soon release a new album.

    Chelsea Emory will talk with UWEC alumnus Gina Lawton, who recently participated in a Central European Travel Seminar, during her study abroad segment.

    Blugold Radio News will include a report by Kiri Salinas on UWEC’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage as well as a story on the McIntyre Library Archives by Glen Olson. Zhen Wei Yap will give the latest updates on the body that was found in Chippewa Falls and the investigation surrounding it. In addition, Kayty Brick will talk about AMA’s upcoming international competition.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

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  3. WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR FEBRUARY 23

     
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Feb. 18–– Blugold Radio airs this Sunday with a focus on music and fun apps for your phone!
    In the first hour Jessica Sharpee will be focusing on UW-Eau Claire student organization Best Buddies, an organization that pairs people with intellectual disabilities with college students.
    Chi Ab Vang will be focusing again on the Confluence Project, with an emphasis on properties in Eau Claire.  She will be sitting down with Kelly Christensen, the head of the Beacon House to discuss how this project could affect homelessness within the Eau Claire area.  
    During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm), Raina Beutel will be talking to students about the smartphone dating app “Tinder.”
    Rachel Minske will be speaking about the U.S. Virgin Islands and about how minority groups have less access to healthcare.
    Breana Lyga will be continuing to explore the community of Eau Claire and will be interviewing the owner of Truckers Union, a quirky head and gift shop right on the main drag of Water Street.
    Hour three will include a focus by Kelsie McMahon on UWEC’s University Activities Commission (UAC) of the Student Senate.  She will be interviewing the two directors of the campus-wide events programming board.
    Chelsea Emory will feature an exciting music segment on songs from Cuba and Italy.  
    During every hour, Tyler Henderson will be giving the latest updates on local sports, as well as a continuation of the Olympics.  Leah Engebretson will be playing the music of awesome Youtube artists originally posted online.
    Blugold Radio News will include a “Taste of the Workplace” segment by James Pfitzinger and a Student Senate Update by Raina Beutel over the released Senate Budget.
    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.
     
                                                                                                                        
     
  4. WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR FEBRUARY 16

    This week’s broadcast of Blugold Radio will include a feature on UW-Eau Claire’s Black Student Association as well as an interview with Eau Claire band Meridene.

    In the first hour, Jessica Sharpee will be talking with members of UWEC’s Black Student Association. The student organization will discuss the many events the University has scheduled for Black History Month, including the recent African American history student panel that they led.

    Chi Ab Vang will continue her Confluence Influence series as she delves deeper into what the Confluence Project would mean to the local community. She will look specifically at what the project would do to area property values.

    Sara Hansen will interview Eau Claire band Meridene whose latest album Something Like Blood was released on September 28, 2010 on Amble Down Records. The band plays constantly throughout the Eau Claire area.

    During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sunday 5-8 pm), Raina Beutel will go with an Olympic theme for her Raina At Large segment. She will ask UWEC students what their favorite moments have been so far and what sports they look forward to the most.

    In Bridging the Gap with Bre Lyga, Lyga will sit down with Tangled Up in Hue employee Kevin Szymanski. The Eau Claire business is located on 416 South Barstow Street and makes unique handmade art, jewelry and accessories.

    Hour three will include the latest study abroad segment by Chelsea Emory as she sits down with three UWEC students who all lived together on the same property in Costa Rica.

    This week’s Music Picks of the Week will also focus on Black History Month as Leah Engebretson will play tracks from influential African-American artists.

    Blugold Radio News will include a report by Zhen Wei Yap on UWEC’s historical White Rose Centennial Series and a feature by Kiri Salinas on how students are raising money for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

     
  5. Blugold Radio Programming for February 2 Broadcast

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Jan. 28–– Blugold Radio will return this Sunday with interviews of Joan Christopherson Schmidt, who donated her Robert Frost collection to UW-Eau Claire, and Los Angeles singing comedian Brian O’Sullivan.

    In the first hour, Jessica Sharpee’s Student Orgs segment will return with a feature on UWEC’s Concert Dance Company.The organization is completely run by students and performs at many events throughout the Eau Claire area.

    Chi Ab Vang will lead a new segment that focuses on Eau Claire’s Confluence Project. In addition to giving weekly updates, she will also shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the groundbreaking project. This week, she will focus on how it will affect student housing.

    Sara Hansen will interview local Eau Claire band, The Heart Pills. The group has a CD release party coming up and will be performing at The House of Rock on February 6.

    During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm,) Raina Beutel will ask UWEC students what they did over winter break during her Raina At Large segment.

    Rachel Minske will sit down with Joan Christopherson Schmidt who was the donor behind the rare Robert Frost collection that the university received. The collection consists of 44 books that were written by Frost, including many that he has signed.

    Breana Lyga will make her Blugold Radio debut with a feature on local tattoo artist Jacob Haag. Haag works at A Brand New Tattoo and the segment will be the first of many for Lyga as she will shine a spotlight on the community of Eau Claire.

    Hour three will include an interview with singing comedian Brian O’Sullivan during Kelsie McMahon’s entertainment segment. O’Sullivan, who is from Los Angeles, performed at the grand opening of UWEC’s new event and dance club, The Lookout.

    Chelsea Emory will also debut on Blugold Radio with an interview of fellow UWEC student Heather Spray. Spray recently traveled to India for a class and will be the first person to be featured on Emory’s Study Abroad segment, which aims to bring greater awareness to the many opportunities to travel at UWEC.

    Raina Beutel will also debut a new segment in hour three that will provide the latest updates on UWEC’s Student Senate.

    During every hour, Tyler Henderson will give the latest updates on local sports, while Leah Engebretson will pick special music selections. This week, Engebretson, who is making her Blugold Radio debut, will play Epic Movie Songs.

    Blugold Radio News will include a report by Glen Olson on a UWEC senior who started a website for people with chronic illness and a feature by Zhen Wei Yap about how the gas pipe leaks in Manitoba are affecting citizens locally.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

     
  6. WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR DECEMBER 15

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Dec. 10–– During this semester’s last broadcast of Blugold Radio, Elliott Etzkorn will interview UW-Eau Claire professor Dr. Elisha Polomski and Jessica Sharpee will feature holiday performances from the university’s music groups.

    In the first hour, Jessica Sharpee will lead a UWEC Holiday Music Showcase, which will feature holiday classics performed by the university’s bands and choirs.

    Rachel Minske will say goodbye to producers James Pfitzinger and Elliott Etzkorn while welcoming our new hosts in a special feature. Pfitzinger and Etzkorn will be missed and we wish them the best in their very bright futures.

    During hour two of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm,) Elliott Etzkorn will sit down with UWEC professor Dr. Elisha Polomski. Polomski, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will discuss NASA’s upcoming Mars and Pluto missions.

    Hour three will include a feature by Kelsie McMahon on UWEC’s Eau Cinema Festival. The event is being hosted by UAC Films.

    Blugold Radio News will feature an interview by Tyler Hendersen with acclaimed pianist Richard Johnson. Johnson performed with UWEC’s Jazz Ensemble l on December 6 and is a former pianist of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Zhen Wei Yap will report on a café kiosk in UWEC’s Hibbard Hall moving to the new Centennial Hall. In addition, Glen Olson will give an update on the university’s Student Senate budget.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

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  7. WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR DECEMBER 8

    Blugold Radio will return this week with features on UW-Eau Claire’s Hobbs Observatory and the 2nd Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival.

    During the first hour, Jessica Sharpee will interview members of UWEC’s Event Planning Association. The student organization is a non-profit that allows students to explore the career path of event coordination.

    UWEC students will also be featured on a “Trending on Twitter” segment. The latest popular topics and news will be reported on.

    During hour two of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm,) the Hobbs Observatory will be highlighted by Elliott Etzkorn. Located in the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, the observatory is owned and operated by UWEC’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and is the home of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society.

    Hour three will include an interview with leaders of the 2nd Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival, which will take place on December 12-14. The shows will feature improv troupes throughout the Midwest. They will perform at the Volume One Gallery on December 12, the Memorial High School Little Theater on December 13, and The Plus on December 14. All shows are at 7 pm and $5, except for the free December 12 show.

    Blugold Radio News will feature a report by Zhen Wei Yap on the Eau Claire City Council’s recent decision to approve tax levies for massage salons in the community.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

     
  8. Blugold Radio Programming for November 24 Broadcast

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Nov. 19, 2013––This week’s broadcast of Blugold Radio will include interviews with UW-Eau Claire’s Campus Kitchen and Chicago indie band Fort Frances.

    In the first hour, Jessica Sharpee will shine a spotlight on UWEC’s Campus Kitchen organization. The student driven organization recycles cooked but never served food from the campus dining hall to make healthy meals for the needy in the community of Eau Claire.

    Chi Ab Vang will interview staff members and volunteers of Eau Claire’s Sojourner House. The homeless shelter is open year round and is open for anyone who needs a place to sleep overnight.

    During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm,) the latest trending topics in the Eau Claire community will be covered in Raina Beutel’s “Raina At Large” segment, while the latest on students with jobs and internships will be highlighted in James Pfitzinger’s “Taste of the Workplace.”

    Hour three will include an in-studio performance and interview with indie band Fort Frances. Kelsie McMahon will sit down with the Chicago-based band to talk about their performance at UWEC’s Cabin on November 23 and their latest EP, Breathing Room.

    Blugold Radio News will feature a report by Shelli Adamcyzk on Eau Claire citizens not getting the right amount of money back from state government reimbursement. In addition, Glen Olson will cover UWEC’s race and bias incident report team and find out how they handle the incidents that get reported. Zhen Wei Yap will highlight Blugold Beginnings and the new diversity award that they were awarded.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

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  9. WUEC 89.7 FM PROGRAMMING FOR NOVEMBER 3

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 29, 2013––Blugold Radio will feature an interview with author Susan de la Vergne and a feature on UW-Eau Claire’s Student Wisconsin Education Association during this week’s broadcast. 

    During the first hour, Jessica Sharpee will feature UWEC’s Student WEA during her weekly student orgs segment. The organization consists of future teachers and performs outreach throughout the community.

    In the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm) Elliot Etzkorn will shine a spotlight on Minneapolis recording label MJMJ Records. The label features artists such as Dakota Bones and Vacation Dad and is working to bring cassettes back into style.

    During James Pfitzinger’s Taste of the Workplace segment, he will interview UWEC student Alex Zank. Zank is currently interning with The National Law Journal in Washington D.C.

    Hour three will include Kelsie McMahon’s interview with Susan de la Vergne who was a keynote speaker for UWEC’s English Festival on October 28. La Vergne is the author of a book titled You Can’t Manage Time, But You Can Manage Many Priorities and spoke about the many exciting career choices for liberal arts majors, including those in the business field.

    Pfitzinger’s sportscast will feature an interview with UWEC football’s Clint Larsen. Larsen helped lead the Blugolds to their first win of the season last Saturday with a 13-6 victory over UW-River Falls and finished with 120 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns.  

    During Blugold News, Shelli Adamcyzk will explore the police stings being held around Eau Claire involving pedestrians in crosswalks while Glenn Olson will report on how UWEC’s Learning and Technology Services is making the university more tech friendly. Zhen Wei Yap will talk about UWEC’s $CORE program, which is run by the Student Office of Sustainability and provides students with ways to conserve energy.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

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  10. Blugold Radio Programming for October 20

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 15, 2013––Blugold Radio will feature segments on UW-Eau Claire’s Student Homeless Awareness Chapter and Minneapolis band Beasthead during this week’s broadcast.

    During the first hour, Jess Sharpee will highlight UWEC’s Student Homeless Awareness Chapter (S.H.A.C.) in her Student Orgs segment. The chapter was created to raise awareness of homelessness in the Eau Claire area and is the campus sponsor of the Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc.

    Sharpee will also interview employees in UWEC’s Student Health Services. The organization is approaching its 75th anniversary and has experienced many changes.

    In the second hour, Elliott Etzkorn will sit down with UWEC student Blake Smith during his research feature. Smith recently worked with a medical physics company in Chicago.

    James Pfitzinger’s Taste of the Workplace segment will feature fellow UWEC student Andrew Halverson. Halverson had an internship with Oral Health America, a Chicago-based nonprofit, over the summer.

    The third hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm) will include an interview by Kelsie McMahon with Minneapolis alternative band Beasthead. The group will perform in studio and their latest EP, Tallest Trees, was released on September 28.

    Pfitzinger’s weekly sit down with Spectator staff members David Heiling, Steve Fruehauf, and Nick Erickson to discuss the latest sports news will also include an interview with their UWEC athlete of the week.

    During Blugold Radio News, Glenn Olson will report on UWEC email accounts which are currently public records that businesses can access. Olson will also give an update on the Confluence Project which is trying to be passed into a referendum. Shelli Adamcyzk will give the latest on the proposal to change highway speed limits to 70 mph.

    WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit http://wuec.org/ and http://wpr.org/.

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