Sunday, September 28, 2008

BlazeRadio Playlist from Today's XMU "Student Exchange Program"

Today college radio station WBLZ (aka BlazeRadio) from University of Alabama-Birmingham made its first appearance on satellite radio station XMU. For their stint on the "Student Exchange Program," the Internet-only station dusted off both new hits (Fleet Foxes, Raconteurs) and college radio classics like Dinosaur Jr., Fugazi, Joy Division, Pavement, The Pixies and Sonic Youth. Kudos to them for mixing things up a bit with the old and the new.

According to an article in University of Alabama student newspaper, The Kaleidoscope, the General Manager of BlazeRadio caught a bit of "the Student Exchange Program" one day and then decided to contact them about being on the show. Within a few months, BlazeRadio got their wish, so it certainly sounds like interested stations should contact XMU. You could be next!

BlazeRadio hopes that their satellite radio debut might help to increase student interest and involvement in the station. The article states,

"Raising campus awareness about Blazeradio has been no easy task in the past. The station has previously seen a decline in staff, due to lack of interest in volunteer positions, until now.

'We’re currently working on filling the DJ schedule, and this has been going great. We hope that with our new advertising campaign, the upcoming XMU broadcast and increasing working relationships with all groups on campus, we can increase our listenership and bring Blazeradio into the spotlight as one of the best college Internet radio stations in the nation,' [General Manager Lonnie] Goldberg said."

Coming up next Sunday, October 5, 2008 (1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern on XMU channel 43) is another new station for XMU: Villanova University's WXVU-FM.

Blaze Radio (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
"Student Exchange Program" Playlist

The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button – Elephant
Dinosaur Jr. – Been There All The Time – Beyond
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing – Goo
LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations – LCD Soundsystem

Civet – Pay Up – Hell Hath No Fury
The Pixies – Head On – Trompe le Monde
My Morning Jacket – Anytime – Okonokos
The Chemical Brothers – In Began In Afrika – Come With Us
Fugazi – Cashout – The Argument

Be Your Own Pet – The Kelly Affair – Get Awkward
Bif Naked – Nothing Else Matters – Superbeautifulmonster
Brazilian Girls – Jique – Talk To la Bomb
Damone – Out Here All Night – Out Here All Night

Joy Division – No Love Lost – Substance
Pavement – Conduit For Sale! – Slanted And Enchanted
Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains – Fleet Foxes
Girl In A Coma – In The Background – Both Before I’m Gone

The Raconteurs – Many Shades Of Black – Consolers Of The Lonely
Kerli – Love Is Dead – Love Is Dead
Elbow – Red – Asleep In The Back

The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black – Live Licks
Shiny Toy Guns – You Are The One – We Are Pilots
Radiohead – Idioteque – I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings

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