The 2008 Waterloo Arts Festival continues to grow and WJCU is proud to be part of this great community event. At this year’s festival our outstanding veteran crew made up of DJs Greg Priddy, Uncle Fred, and John Roddy teamed up with youngins Joe Madigan, Ashley Ortiz, Danielle Sills, and Gene Natale. The WJCU team manned our 88.7FM tent, caught up with event organizers and notable people with roving interviews heard throughout the day, and kicked back and relaxed enjoying the festival with 88.7FM listeners.
WJCU and the Waterloo Arts Festival 2008
On the Air
WordplayWordplay is an offbeat mix of poetry, comedy, and an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of the spoken word. Wordplay's opening monologue blends music and language (and sometimes sound effects) into a surreal, funny, often darkly serious meditation on the state of one man's struggles to live in the bewildering world of contemporary America. The show also features guest appearances by local poets and nationally known writers. But the real strength of Wordplay is the interaction between co-hosts George Bilgere and John Donoghue. The two poets read short, interesting poems by important writers. They banter about poetry, argue about it, and generally give each other a hard time. A Plain Dealer article about Wordplay called the show "the Click and Clack of poetry." Not a bad description.
@8:30 am w/George Bilgere and John Donoghue - Poetry
Lake Effect Reverb
@9 am w/The Rocket - Hard Rock