‘Hello, It’s Me’ Radio Class – July 2019

By Jasmine Shul

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Hello, It’s Me is the Zumix Radio Audio Production class where young students get to learn and experiment with audio from the writings of the story to the production of the sound.

This summer while co-facilitating the class with Rene we were able to play super fun icebreakers and expand our story writing skills. We opened up the class with a game of Where The Wind Blows and spent the week practicing our dialogue writing skills with a dialogue duo activity.

Pieces from the exercise can be found here.

“It crashes against the walls with so much power, it’s powerful more like you”

This was a line from a poem written at the beach. One of the great things we were able to do with the class was go out and venture the land of Constitution Beach. While we were there we took the time to listen to the sounds around us and use those sounds and feelings to reflect into some free writes where this wonderful line came from.

 

 

The second week of Hello, It’s Me was full of laughs and many, many trials. We began our story writing process and experimented with voice acting to help bring those stories to life. We then recorded stories and ended the class with editing and exploring sound effects and ambient noise.

Trouble was faced when the students had to put sound and story together but after some trials and tribulations editing became easier and the everybody’s finished product came out fantastic. This week we were also visited by the teens from the ICA’S Harbor Collective and the class even got to visit the ICA’S watershed and view a screening of the film “Purple”.

Graduation was breakfast-for-dinner themed where friends and family came together to eat pancakes and watch performances from Voces, the Zumix singing class and enjoy the Latin Ensemble production done by Recording Lab. Hello, It’s Me was third to present our audio dramas and the show was closed by KOMBUCHI the Rock-Ed class. The class was a nice start to the summer and for me, an amazing time. It was great to hear how different and creative everybody’s mind can be when they are given the freedom to produce whatever they want. The students were very determined to create pieces that they were proud of and gave every activity their all.  Hello, it’s me 2019 was a fun time and I would say a success!

Finished Pieces can be listened to here:

 

 

 

Staff Picks : June/July 2019

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Summer is flying by and it’s been a busy week of classes here at ZUMIX! This month we have a special double pick edition, take a look at the list of songs below and you just might find your new favorite song!

“Rylan” by The National

“There’s a line about getting some sun, that I think is a nice juxtaposition of optimism and melancholy.” – Ed Emerson, Creative Tech Manager

“Sacred Bird” by BKO

“I love the intensity of the sustained vocal lines.” – Ed Emerson, Creative Tech Manager

“Lost” by Chance the Rapper

“Chance just released his new album this month but he also just added Acid Rap to Spotify so I can’t stop listening to that. The whole thing is amazing of course, but “Lost” has been on repeat these days- it’s definitely on my summer soundtrack for 2019.” – Sarah Saydun, Pathways Coordinator

“Slide Around” by Chance the Rapper

“I’m always happy to have new music by Chance, and this has quickly turned into my personal favorite from his new album!” – Nikala Pieroni, Pathways Coordinator

“Capacity” by Charly Bliss

“Ah, the catharsis of dancing around to catchy, percussion heavy synth-pop, while sing-screaming along to the lyrics: “I’m at capacity, I’m spilling out of me”” – Sarah Saydun, Pathways Coordinator

“I’m someone who likes to give equal play to well, pretty much every song I’ve ever liked. But every once in a while, something really breaks through. After seeing Charly Bliss live, I’ve been completely hooked, especially on Capacity! Being “at capacity” is a very real feeling to so many of us, and sometimes hearing someone else sing about it makes you feel less alone.” – Nikala Pieroni, Pathways Coordinator

“Plant Blood” by Ras G feat. Kahil Sadiq

“In honor of Ras G’s untimely passing at age 39, here is one of my favorite tracks he released loosely on Soundcloud with his brother and music partner Kahil Sadiq, both of whom I had the pleasure of meeting and experiencing live. Ras was a pioneer of the Beat, a leader of the worldwide Beat movement, a cosmic guide, loving soul, and friend to many. Carrying the legacy of Sun Ra, his sounds called to the core of our deepest instinctual being. His beats shook spirits awake, unlocked wisdom in the archives of our DNA, and inspired awe at the interconnected web of the cosmos. Ras had already transcended the physical plane. He wasn’t attached to this world, but this world was attached to him. He will be missed, honored and cherished forever. RIP RAS G • AFRIKAN SPACE PROGAM FOREVER.” – Jake Gilman, Events Coordinator

“#41” by Dave Matthews Band

“This song embodies my nostalgia for being 19. I listened to it endlessly the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college when I was working at a theater on Martha’s Vineyard, having adventures, crammed into a house with friends, making art, neverending barbecues, going to the beach, experiencing love…all the beautiful things about growing into adulthood.” – Kimberly Dawson, Director of Advancement

“Ready” by Noel Pancho

” ‘My blueprint is Willie Colón in his prime, no glory without pain, just more gas we use for the campaign’ This track is an incredible force of nature, tons of hope presented in less then 3 minutes. I feel like this is the vibe I’m overjoyed to hear coming out of Boston” – Rene Dongo, Radio Station Manager

“Don’t Let Me Go” by Cassie

“Cassie has always been underrated in my view. Her voice floats over relaxed vibes and shines in a way that is natural and authentic. I’m ecstatic to be hearing all the new music she’s been making.” – Rene Dongo, Radio Station Manager

“Reborn” by Colin Stetson

“Filled with sounds that make you uncomfortably warm, it has a lot of imagery and it strikes fear but also curiosity. I think its beautiful piece that makes me think” – Rehanna, ZTC

“Time is Tight” by Booker T and the MGs

“I’ve listening to all kinds of things lately but just now came across this live version of “Time is Tight” by Booker T and the MGs —gave me a nice jolt of pleasure, fabulous dynamics” – Mr. Ed

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here!

Big Worlds – Live Broadcast *Recap!*

Here at ZUMIX Radio we’ve been experimenting more with broadcasting live concerts that are hosted in the firehouse and fortunately we’ve had a series of shows that highlighted all kinds of local musicians. The series, named ‘Big Worlds’, explored culture through music, pop-ups and food and with a radio station and youth hosts we were able to broadcast the energy outward!

Below you will see behind the scenes photographs for each of the three events. From the outward facing parts like the show itself and performances to the more hidden parts of what made the radio broadcast possible from mixing to hosting. We hope you take a look and listen to the shows below through the lens of ZUMIX Radio. Enjoy!

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“It’s kinda like a time capsule. It’s an experience that happens for a group of people in the room and then shared with Boston. It’s a special memory for the future” – Brittany Thomas, ZUMIX Director of Creative Media and Technology

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Big Worlds 1 is an immersion into the realm of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Future Soul. This recording has performances by Oompa, Project Method and more!

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“The room mics are a big part of the sound. I wanted people listening to the radio broadcast to feel that it was a live show. I’m used to mixing front of house so it was a fun to be upstairs and blind so to speak. I depended on them downstairs to make sure we captured all the instruments and performers” – Edward Emerson, Creative Tech Manager

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Big Worlds 2 is an immersion into Indie, Alternative and DIY Culture. This recording has performances by Anjimile, Nakedly, Really From and more!

Big Worlds 3

“The ‘Salsa y Control’ Dancers were amazing! I had a great time dancing with my community members. It was fun to see latin ensemble share the stage with so many talented musicians. When’s the next one gonna be? I want it to happen again!” – Sarah Saydun, Pathways Manager

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Big Worlds 3 is a dive into the vibrant culture of Latin dance music, specifically Salsa y Mambo. Featuring ‘Clave and Blues’ and Latin Ensemble.


Looking back…

Looking back at all three events we’re able to see how sharing these live music events over the air was and is a great opportunity to highlight local artists and push exciting radio programming on the station. Youth really were able to try their hand at bringing the best sounds to your ears. From hosting on stage, mixing front of house and being behind the mic in the radio room, Youth really brought together the shows in a special way for the first series of ‘Big Worlds’ We hope you enjoy the sounds and visuals!

Staff Picks : May 2019

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May flowers are in full bloom and we get to share all this wonderful music with you. Take a listen to what Staff have in store from groups like the Rebirth Brass Band to new music from Tyler, The Creator and Chris Lee-Rodriguez!

Dream Song” by Chris Lee Rodriguez

Yes, our very own Chris Lee Rodriguez just released his first solo EP! It’s about love, family, and personhood, and it’s raw and real and good. It was hard to chose just one pick – the whole EP flows really well together and is a great listen from front to back – but I think Dream Song is my favorite right now. Definitely gives you that disorienting, but warm, dreamy feel.” – Sarah Saydun, Pathways Coordinator

A4” by Nerve

I’m not sure why I keep listening to this piece, but there’s something hypnotic about it that’s lured me in.” – Ed Emerson, Creative Tech Manager

Cassanova” by Rebirth Brass Band

The energy and melody are just so infectious.” – Brian Paulding, Brass Instructor

Have Mercy” by Eryn Allen Kane

Can be hard to hold the good and the bad all at once, ya know? But still counting my blessings.” – Julianna Quiroz, Events Staff

Baby Can I Hold You Tonight” by Foxy Brown

With summer just around the corner I want to share this summertime classic with you. grab your self an Iced Tea and a comfy seat and enjoy” – Corey DePina, Youth Development and Performance Manager

Se Me Hace Más” by Maria Del Pila

I’ve been binge-watching the tv show VIDA, which introduced me to this song. It simply makes me feel lively and energetic.” – Kimberly Dawson, Director of Advancement

I Think” by Tyler, The Creator

that bounce, record crackle, Solange vocals; feels like a joyful summer fling” – Kadahj Bennett, Instrumental Music Manager

“Other Lover” by Mikaela Davis

i played a show with Mikaela last month and I’ve been pumping her jams ever since.” – Ali McGuirk, Adventures in Music & Play It Forward Instructor

The Warmth” by Incubus

Incubus, wow. I’ve been playing the whole ‘Make Yourself’ album on repeat and the themes are still relevant now, the sounds are intense and demanding balanced by logic and concern for living a good life. love this.” – Rene Dongo, Radio Station Manager

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here!

Youth Radio Shows

Welcome to the Youth Radio Show Directory!

Below you will find an up to date list of youth radio shows by air date, alongside a photo, a short description. You can listen to ZUMIX Radio right now at 94.9FM and online at zumix.org.

To be booked on a youth radio show or if you have any questions please contact the station manager: rene.dongo@zumix.org, for more information about the ZUMIX Radio you can find it here.


Monday


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Careers for Years – Keneisha and Mariel

4pm – 5pm (M) – Centered around exploring the paths taken by proffesionals. How did you arrive at your job now? Careers for Years interviews folks in the community about their current jobs and researches what specific careers there are.

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Monday Night Facts – Nic & Bridget

5pm – 6pm (M) – More then meets the ear, this show is a exploration into odd and intriguing topics so that it can live within you as fun facts to know and remember aka Facts on a Monday!

Firehouse (Monday) – Firehouse Archive

6pm – 7pm (M) – Archive of Firehouse Shows broadcasting shows featuring siblings, conversations about school, interviews with artists and more!


Tuesday


Eastie Poems – Various

4pm – 5pm (T) – Eastie Poems brings you into the classroom at East Boston High School. Composed of original poetry, you’ll hear a range of incoming high school students talk about school, love, sports, music, home, family and more!

Cruzando Fronteras – Various

5pm – 6pm (T) – La experiencia de EBHS estudiantes de ingles como segundo idioma.

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Firehouse (Tuesday) – Marcella

6pm – 7pm (T) – With a mix of humor and know how, tune in to hear the Tuesday Firehouse discuss ‘Funannnimals!’, ‘Moooovies!’ and ‘Foooood!’

Youth Music Hour  – Girls Rock Camp

6pm – 7pm (M) – Music from the Girls Rock Camp archive.


Wednesday


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The Outcasts – Geana and Kate

5pm – 6pm (Wed) – With a focus on storytelling, tune in to hear Geana (and on special occasion her brother!) with Kate to delve deep into making live stories. From world building and acting out characters to live role playing, The Outcasts are the fruit loops in a world of cheerios!

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Firehouse (Wednesday) – Abe, Nat & Gen

6pm – 7pm (Wed) – Energetic and spontaneous, this MEEP MEEP radio show highlights a broad range of topics from Hip Hop, Movies and BTS to Conspiracy Theories and LGBTQ Rights.

Bad Gal Radio  – Angelina

7pm – 8pm (Wed) – Bad Gal Radio highlights new music and makes a space on the radio dial for conversations about art making, feminism, sexuality, spirituality and social justice issues.


Thursday


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Firehouse (Thursday) – Tai  & Dabian

6pm – 7pm (T) – Are you interested in SPACE things and MUSIC things, then this is the show for you! Hear the newest members of the Firehouse crew discuss all the above!


Friday


XYZ – Gabi & Tori

4pm – 5pm (F) – XYZ hosts cross generational conversation about pressing topics.

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Quiet on the Set! – Dawry, Marcus and Frida

5pm – 6pm (F) – A LOUD show dissecting movies, one film at a time. Recent shows have highlighted: If AirBud is the best basketball movie of all time? Anime movies and classic horror films that aren’t that scary!

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Firehouse (Friday) – Sammy & Cristian

6pm – 7pm (F) – A bilingual show that is deep and personal, all about finding the inner meaning of being in high-school and adventurous stories.

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Elemental Radio – Caleb & Phil

7pm – 8pm (F) – Blues, Folk, Rockabilly and Vinyl, the elements of music.


For more information about any of the following click below:
Applying for Youth Radio Classes: http://zumix.org/youth
ZUMIX Radio: http://zumix.org/radio
Community programs: Community Radio Shows

Community Radio Shows

Welcome to the Community Radio Host Directory!

Below you will find an up to date list of community radio shows by air date, alongside a photo, a short description and contact information provided by hosts. You can listen to ZUMIX Radio right now at 94.9FM and online at zumix.org.

To request to be on a community show please contact hosts via contact information provided below. If you have any questions please contact the station manager: rene.dongo@zumix.org, for more information about the ZUMIX Radio you can here.


Monday


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Cinco Nation Countdown – DJ Cinco P Beatz

10am – 11am (M) – Spinning the best of EDM, Hop Hop & Reggaeton.

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Bienestar – Carmen Dongo

11am – Noon (M) – Self care is a right, not a privilege. A look at the world as experienced by POC.

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Jazz From The Top – Tom Curry

1pm – 2pm (M), 11pm – Midnight (Rebroadcast Saturday/Sunday) – Modern Jazz from the 1940s up to the present.

Email: jazzfromthetop@comcast.net

Blues from Maverick Square – Tom Curry

2pm – 3pm (M), 10pm – 11pm (Rebroadcast Saturday/Sunday) – A Preview of new Blues releases and modern and classic Blues, with some selections not often played.

Email: bluesfrommavericksquare@comcast.net


Tuesday


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Ritmo Salsero – Johnny Giraldo

11am – Noon (T), Rebroadcasts 8pm – 9pm (Friday) –

Ritmo Salsero is a weekly program that showcases some of the best Salsa music of all time. Join Johnny for a musical journey through the fascinating world of Salsa. Each week we focus on different topics related to the history and evolution of the music through tributes to you favorite artists, interviews, in-studio guests, and much more!

Ritmo Salsero (Website, Facebook)

Email: johnny@salsaycontrol.com

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El Puente – Paulina Fuentes, Francisco Matorras

12am – 1pm (T) –

“El Puente is a live Spanish radio program focused on creating a platform for greater connection and well-being within the Latin American community. Our vision is for El Puente to contribute content and resources related to health, safety, immigration, education, and other topics of interest to the Latinx community. Join our open dialogue between the community, professionals, and organizations! 

@elpuentemedia (FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn)
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Pulso – Luis Bravo

1pm – 2pm (T), , 8pm – 9pm (Rebroadcast Monday) – Noticías e información local en español

La Musica De Nuestros Pueblos – Luis Bravo

2pm – 3pm (T) – Tu fuente de la música bolero


Wednesday


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What’s Up Eastie? – Kannan Thiruvengadam

Noon – 1pm (Wed), 8pm – 9pm (Rebroadcast Wednesdays) –

Show centered around East Boston topics, from displacement to development to flooding to transportation. Kannan interviews community members experiencing the issue and experts who study and/or work on solutions.

Website: https://whatsupeastie.com

Raices Verdes – Gabriela, Olivia and Noemy

1pm – 2pm (Wed) – Conversación progesiva sobre problemas que afectan East Boston y Chelsea

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Inspired by Love – April Love

2pm – 3pm (Wed) – Spreading positivity through music and poetry. Sharing what inspires me to inspire you to inspire the world!

Inspired by Love (Facebook)


Thursday


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The Alternative – Carlos ‘The C-Man’ Perez

1pm – 2pm (Th), 8pm – 9pm (Rebroadcast Thursday) – Rants full of rage, talk about life, high energy gaming news, and top 10 countdowns.

@ZumixAlternative (Facebook) @ZumixAlternativ (Twitter)

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The Mosh Pit – “Fast” Eddie Gill

2pm – 3pm (Th) –  The Mosh Pit, Boston’s 100% eclectic Heavy Metal radio show, has been giving you classic, modern, popular, and underground Metal music on ZUMIX Radio since 2006.

@MoshPitWZMR (TwitterFacebook)


Friday


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B.A.N.G. Radio – Jesse Winfrey, Luis Guzman, Jacob Leidolf

11am – Noon (F) – BANG Radio is a Boston based show bringing you music, arts, events, culture and lifestyle every week.

@BangRadio100 (Soundcloud, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)

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Expressions – Jesse Potter

Noon – 2pm (F), , 6pm – 8pm (Rebroadcast Saturday/Sunday) –

Hey People! This is J. T. Potter the host of a remarkable radio concept. “Expressions with Potter” is a non-generic experience of Todays Music. Not boring radio or listless & tedious top 40. This, ‘Expressions Session’ was developed for the entire family. No specific genre’s just great, memorable music. It’s Music for the new Millennial, Motivation for the ‘On the Move Professional’ and ‘Jazz for the Modern Age’.

Expressions with Potter (Facebook, Facebook Group)

Email: timothypotter1@yahoo.com


Saturday


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Cooperaya – Luz Zambrano, Catalina Rojas y Liliana Avendaño.

11am – Noon (Sat) – Información y historias sobre el cooperativismo. Las mujeres del CCDS reconocen que la lucha por equidad de género continua para poder lograr justicia económica, social y política para todas las mujeres en todas partes del mundo.

Cooperaya (Facebook)

Email: ccdseastboston2016@gmail.com

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The Bodega – Derrick and Marcus

1pm – 2pm (Sat) – The bodega radio show your variety store for music.

Staff Picks – Various Hosts

8pm – 9pm (TBA/Sat) – ZUMIX staff from past and present dish out their top music picks every month.

For more information about applying for your own radio show click here: http://zumix.org/radio  and for a list of youth radio shows click here: Youth Radio Shows

Staff Picks : April 2019 *Walk Tall*

Staff Picks - Image-3.jpgWelcome to April 🙂 ZUMIX just held it’s annual ‘Walk for Music!’ and it was a real success, walking through Eastie and highlighting the need for music and arts programming, many joined in and walked proudly! This month we have a themed staff picks aka ‘Walk Tall’. Take a listen to the picks right below.

“Walk With Me” by Ras G feat. KhaiLL Sadiq

“Walk with me, take a stroll through the galaxy” – For me this song expresses peace and existential understanding, which are great feelings to walk down the street with.” – Jake Gilman, Events Coordinator

“Aussi Fort” by Féfe

” “Aussi Fort,” roughly translates to “As Strong”; from the lyrics, through the arrangement, and video, this song is a testament to tenacity.” – Ed Emerson, Creative Tech Manager

“Countdown” by Beyoncé

“In honor of the release of Homecoming, I have been exclusively listening to Beyoncé for the past 4 days straight (for real). This song is so upbeat and such a joyous expression of love!” – Sarah Saydun, Pathways Coordinator

“Put a Light On” by Generationals

“This song makes me feel like I’m in a claymation cartoon staring a peppy young man with very long legs and swinging arms and hair that moves wildly. It’s sunny and colorful. In it I am connected to my planet and my city, living in perfect synchronicity as the bees and flowers dance around me. I walk taller as I listen.” – Nikala Peroni, Development & Communications Associate

“Rock & Roll” by Velvet Underground

“She started shaking to that fine fine music, you know her life was saved by rock & roll… and it was alright”!” – Avi Salloway, Z-Tech Live Sound Coordinator

“Death Row” by Ashton Travis

“Spacey and open, this track is refreshing to listen to over and over again. I can put one step in front of another and hover over the sidewalk with just hearing the vibes on this track.” – Rene Dongo, Radio Station Manager

“You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oates

“Puts a pep in my step.” – Julianna Quiroz, Events Staff

Take a listen to the songs on Spotify right here.