By Stephanie Deodat
WCWP (88.1 FM), the campus’ radio station, will be hosting a free party on the Hillwood Commons rooftop during common hour on Sept. 24. The station will be treating Post students to free food, give- aways, and live music. “It’ll be a huge blowout! We want to get our voice and the students’ voices out there – from videos, to live routines, to mu- sic,” said Christina Kay, WCWP’s assistant program director. “It’s really a good way to see who we are [and] what we do. It’s definitely something different to do during common hour”.
A DJ and live band will be present, with a performance by Trish Torrales, a senior Broadcasting major. According to Daniel Cox, director of Broadcasting at WCWP, Torrales is very versatile. “Trish does rock, country, pop – she does it all,” he said.
“[It’s] not only about us, but about the students, too,” said Kay. There will be giveaways at the party for all in attendance, including t- shirts with the station’s logo.
Will Bruner, the promotions and sales director of WCWP, said that their objective this semester is to try to get new faces involved with the station. “We like to help increase the ambitions of our students,” said Bruner. “We love to bring innovative and fun broadcasts, as well as emphasize that everyone should come to our events.”
“Midday Madness,” a student-run live show, brings entertain- ment and information about what is happening on campus. Students can tune into WCWP’s “Midday Madness” on 88.1 FM or channel 95, Mon- day through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
It can also be heard in Hillwood Commons over the loudspeakers, as well as on the station’s website at mywcwp.org. “The Pioneer Newscast,” a five-minute broadcast that relays the news featured in the paper, can also be heard at this time, and is hosted by Jaclyn Gangi and Julian Wilson. The staff of WCWP has a few more events up their sleeve. Up- coming live radio play performances of “The Philadelphia Story,” “War of the Worlds,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be performed at the Hillwood Recital Hall of the Tilles Center during the semester, starting on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. These performances will be streamed live on the website, and will be performed by the Play Troupe of Port Washington.
“We’ll be doing our own tribute [to each of the performances.] We [will] present different genres of music for students to hear,” said Bruner. Tickets can be bought online via the radio’s website. The price for general admission is $10. For more information, check out their web- site at mywcwp.org.
The Tilles Center representatives will also be making an appear- ance at the rooftop party in an effort to promote MTV’s new official live show, “Guy Code + Girl Code Comedy Tour.” The MTV and MTV2 televi- sion series, “Guy Code and Girl Code” have merged to create this perfor- mance, which will be held at the Tilles Center on Oct. 10. The comedy tour will feature the TV celebrities of “Girl Code,” Nessa and Jamie Lee, as well as Damien Lemon and Andrew Schulz of “Guy Code.” Tickets can be purchased online at tillescenter.org.