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WPFS hosts Anti-Election Smackdown for College Radio Day

November 11, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

Monmouth’s own campus radio station hosted their very first event to celebrate College Radio Day on November 4th in the Wells Theater.

WPFS, or Proud Fighting Scots Radio, made its’ debut on radio airways in the summer of 2015, but has provided the sound for Monmouth College since 1961.
The event, titled the “Anti-Election Smackdown,” featured a raffle for various prizes, including gift certificates to various stores in town, including MC Sports, Dairy Queen, The Pizza Place, Pizza Hut, Los Ranchitos, Maude Specklebelly’s and The Salon Company.

“I believe the event went really well,” said Station Manager Alexa Piekarski. “It was our first time as a full exec team to put it on or an event in general, and I think we definitely established our strengths and weaknesses if we were to continue this event annually.”

WPFS also invited some students on campus to perform songs to those who attended.

Recent Monmouth grad Timothy Yates brought in his band Plunkett to kick off the event, performing various songs off of their upcoming EP. Freshman musician Shaniah Anderson followed, performing a few original songs of her own.

WPFS also crowned the best radio show on campus. Throughout the week, students were asked to vote which student had the best radio show on campus.

The voting narrowed it down to Rubi Nogueron’s “Now Spinning//Now Listening” and Andy Salazar, Daniel Jones, and Nick Malchodi’s “The Night Show.”

Both radio shows engaged in a debate where a series of questions were asked. The DJs were required to answer questions on the fly in real-time, similar to a real debate. The audience then voted who they thought answered their questions the best. Ultimately Rubi Nogueron was crowned the winner.

“College Radio Day is important because it shines a light on college radio and lets students express themselves with music,” said Rubi. “Allowing students use this as a vice allows me to talk about real important issues like social justice and problems in society and also allows me to play my favorite type of music.”

WPFS also launched “Backstage Pass,” an exclusive show for listeners to get a closer look into upcoming or undiscovered musical artists. “Backstage Pass” will air Fridays at 12 P.M. and Sundays at 2 P.M.

You can listen to WPFS by tuning in to 105.9FM or using the TuneIn Radio app.

Cristian Corbett
Co-Editor in Chief

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