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#MusicBash is an International Hit!

#MusicBash is an International Hit!

Hey everyone! WIRE is back with another exciting DJ of the Week. This week's DJ is Bachar Al Hady with his hit shown - ‪#‎MusicBash‬. What's his secret to gaining listeners? Read below and find out!

Q: What can we expect to hear on your show?
A: First of all, for those who do not know me, I am from Lebanon. The former means that I speak Arabic. I also happen to be French educated, meaning I speak French. And, obviously, I also speak English. Why am I telling you all of this? It’s cause if you tune in to “#MusicBash”, you’ll be exposed to Arabic, French and English songs. Artists and music from all three different cultures!

Q: What are some of your favorite bands/artists you’ll be playing?
A: I like Drake a lot. I actually started listening to his music back in 2013. I got hooked ever since he put out the track “Started From The Bottom”. I also am a big fan of Marwan Khoury and Stromae. Marwan is a successful Lebanese singer that is really famous in the Arab region. Stromae is a world reknown artist that sings in French. So expect to hear a lot of songs from these artists on my show.

Q: What got you to join WIRE?
A: There’s a cool story behind it. I actually was sitting at the library with William Reney. He used to be part of WIRE and also part of the E-board. That was before he got the position for Music Library Manager. So, Will was planning on attending the E-board meeting that day and invited me to come along. I hesitated at first and said the following: “Why should I attend? I’m not even part of WIRE”. He said: “Just tell them you’re applying for a position, like the Social Media one”. And that’s what happened. Next thing you know, I have my own show and I’m the Social Media and Promotions Executive.

Q: Why should we listen to your show?
A: My show is a blast. It’s crazy and hectic as hell. No script, nothing. Just me rambling about random stuff. I swear a lot, which is kind of funny and sad at the same time. I do lots of shout-outs for my listeners and I always tend to build great relationships with them. Also, Will is always on the show with me and he adds on a lot of humor. We have great chemistry on-and-off air. He’s a funny bloke, him.

Q: Your show was a big success. What do you think was the reason behind that?
A: I do a lot of promoting for my show, whether it’s Facebook or Instagram. I use my personal page because it is where I have all my friends. I have had huge support from back home, which has helped a lot. However, I think the most effective technique is taking on requests and doing shout outs on-air.

Q: Tell us about a funny thing that happened during one of your shows.
A: On the 2nd episode of “#MusicBash”, we were encountering a lot of technical difficulties. I would introduce a French song, for example, and some Arabic would end up playing. The whole system was on shuffle. It was a disaster. Luckily, we kept our cool and decided to talk about the song after it ends playing. Still it was totally unexpected!

Catch #MusicBash Tuesdays at 3pm only on WIRE!

Strap on Your Helmet with The Mike and AJ Show (With Chris)

Strap on Your Helmet with The Mike and AJ Show (With Chris)

This Week's DJs of the Week are the world-famous hosts of the "The Mike and AJ Show (With Chris)"! Did you know that faculty and staff members could have their own shows at WIRE? If you have a passion for sports and talk, join AJ Andreucci, Mike Williams, and Chris Scanlon every Wednesday at 12 Noon to hear the latest in the wide wide world of sports.

Q: What can we expect to hear on your show?
A: We are a sports talk radio show featuring two of New England's brightest sports minds and a dash of Philadelphia on the side. Our forte of late has been the NFL as we started a few weeks into the beginning of the 2015 season.

Q: What are some of your favorite sports/teams?
A: We enjoy talking about the Patriots and Sox the most. We do stay current with updates in sports to diversify the show.

Q: What got you guys to start your show on WIRE? 
A: Mike aka The Sports Guy convinced AJ to do a show because, frankly, the people need to hear their hit takes. Chris joined in as a featured guest and was promoted to long term third seat chiming in as needed or begging for more hockey talk. All three of us enjoy WIRE and wanted to be involved especially since two of us work is the Campus Center.

Q: Why should we listen to your show?
A: We have the hottest takes on all of New England's Internet-based college radio. Mike and Chris try pretty had to rattle AJ and see if they can get hears gears going. Every now and then Mike comes in hot with a passionate soap box speech on a topic, and Chris has recently figured out how to get the phone to work. We really enjoy sports and we approach the show like three people you'd want to hang out and watch a game with. We enjoy having people call in as well.

Q: Tell us about a great thing that happened during one of your shows. 
A: The first day we had a caller was fun. We just set up the phone and were interacting on Twitter with fans of the program and one called in. We handled it like true professionals.

A: You have a lot to say on your show. Do you rehearse and plan for it ahead of time?
Q: Our secret is we actually do plan our show. The weeks we think and do research it shows. We also try to remind friends about the slot and to listen during lunch.

Catch The Mike and AJ Show (With Chris) Wednesdays at Noon!

http://wire.wit.edu/listen

Fazed Out - Making Punk Cool Again

Fazed Out - Making Punk Cool Again

Hope you have all been enjoying your time off for President's Day! We sat down with one of WIRE's newest show hosts, Hailey Mulvey, to hear what her new show "Fazed Out" is all about!

Q: What can we expect to hear on your show?
H: I usually play a general mixture of post-punk and alternative punk music.

Q: What are some of your favorite bands/artists you’ll be playing?
H: Some of my favorite bands/artists that I play are Turnover, Basement, and Title Fight. They all have their own unique style and it adds good variety to the music that I play!

Q: What got you to join WIRE?
H: I had wanted to join WIRE since my first semester but I felt like I didn’t have enough time in my schedule, what really interested me though was the fact that the station was basically run by students. It was super cool to me to think that this station was completely by students, and for students.

Q: Why should we listen to your show?
H: I think that if you’re interested in hearing the underground side of music that you don’t usually hear on the radio, you should listen to my show. I always play a good variety, and try to shine a light on the local scene too. Recently, I’ve been showcasing one local band a week and I hope to start getting people in for interviews soon!

Q: Tell us about a great thing that happened during one of your shows.
H: One great thing that has happened during one of my shows was that, I was on air and I had said something along the lines of “if you have a local band and want to be featured on my show contact me,” and almost immediately after I said that I was getting messages from people I didn’t even know that are in the local scene wanting to be featured. I just thought that was super cool because it was kind of the first time that I realized that people actually do listen to my show and enjoy what they’re hearing!

Q: You’ve had a successful show so far. What’s your secret?
H: I think the secret to having a successful show is asking everyone to listen. Every week I’ll remind my friends what time my show is at and I’ll put up the link on my Facebook and twitter account to try and draw in more listeners, and soon enough I had people I didn’t even know telling me they love my show and what I play on it. And, I know my show is still relatively new, but I think the biggest secret to being successful is staying true to your personal brand, and paying attention to criticism. I know the music I play may not be necessarily liked by enormous amounts of people, but to the people that do like it, it must feel really cool to hear songs they like being played on a big station like WIRE. I try to pay close attention to criticism too, like I’ll ask my friends what they thought of my show and if they say, something like “oh it was great! But… you talked a little too fast, or your music had too big of a gap in between each song, etc.” I’ll try to focus the most on the criticism they gave me during my next show.

Catch Fazed Out every Tuesday at 12:00 Noon!
http://www.wire.wit.edu/listen



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