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Race for Sustainability!

The inaugural Race for Sustainability event LIVE on air!

The inaugural ‘Race for Sustainability’ is being held at Monash University Clayton on Tuesday, 16th October as part of Sustainable Transport Week. There are great prizes to be won and student clubs and societies are encouraged to register in teams of 4 to participate in the 1hr race around Clayton campus collecting tokens. The team that collects the most tokens at the end of the one hour race wins! Click here to register!

A dedicated live stream can be accessed by clicking here!

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: 2012 (So Far) in Review

Hello!

My name’s Bill Murphy. I’m the other music director this year at Radio Monash. Apologies about the radio silence from me this year, I’ve been really busy. As it turns out, third year is hard.

Normally, I like to listen to music and review it for this website. However, whilst I haven’t been able to review things, I haven’t stopped listening to music. Now that I have some spare time up my sleeve, anything that I actually want to review is old as balls.

So for those of you, who have been a bit behind on things this year, here’s a brief TL;DR summary of fifteen releases I’ve either enjoyed or absolutely loathed, just to catch you and me up.

Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Reign of Terror
Mr. Miller and Ms. Krauss, what you’ve just made is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your turn the volume up to 14, turn the songwriting down to -2 album were you even close to anything that could be considered a good song. Everyone who bought this is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

0/10

The Big Pink – Future This
Future This
English synth-rockers hit the second album speed-bump, lose steering joint, tire falls off, and have to wait three hours for a tow-truck. After first album full of stadium-sized anthems, they miss the bar, hitting every cheesy 80’s cliché along the way. Avoid.

1/10

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Jason Pierce overcomes degenerative liver condition, writes sprawling, glorious pop anthem riddled album, and makes reviewer cry.
AOTY.

10/10

Pulled Apart By Horses – Tough Love

PABH are one of the best rock bands going around today. Whilst their first album was a raw, adrenaline-packed thrill ride that made you want to throw furniture around the room, their second album is about 80% as balls-to-the-wall, but shows a bit of refinement which will make sure their sound doesn’t grow immediately tired. Anyway, 80% of 10 is still…

8/10

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

Stunning Americana meets trip-hop production, let down by the fact Lana Del Rey is fucking boring.

3/10

Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks

Of Montreal with a serious face on. Not as horrible as that sentence made it sound, but not as fun as other Of Montreal records.

4/10

Pepe Deluxé – Queen of the Wave

Swedish sample-pop group throw everything against the wall to see what sticks. The problem is that everything did. Whilst some tracks are utterly magnificent and leave the listener with a “What the hell did I just hear and why was it so amazing?” feeling, the album itself could’ve benefited from a bit more restraint.

5/10

Death Grips – The Money Store

Angry skate-punk rappers find themselves on major label; are angry. The Money Store is an excellent album you could throw chairs around to. Don’t try to read too deeply into it, though.

9/10

Lil B – God’s Father/The Basedprint/Trapped in Basedworld

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Seriously, it’s like Christmas every 3-5 weeks with Lil B dropping another mixtape. He has 1500 songs recorded according to Wikipedia. Just sit back and think about how big that number actually is. The Basedprint gets the nod over the other two latest (He’s really only started to hit his stride recently), because Basedprint has better production than TiB and God’s Father is just too long to listen to in one sitting.

5/7/6/10

Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind

Kindness makes a carefully restrained synth pop/disco. Unfortunately, the music itself is flawless, but it’s not an album you can really fall in love with or even dance to, it’s more just background music for when you’re doing the dishes. Keep an eye out for future releases though, he’s got an ear for arrangements.

6/10

Hermitude – HyperParadise

Australian hip-hop duo make sweet house/chillwave/latin/jungle-influenced beats. They don’t have anyone rap over the top of it, opting for actual singing (occasionally) and huge melodies, thus not ruining how good their beats are. Now if only the rest of Australian hip-hop could follow this example.

9/10

Howler – America Give Up

The low-fi surfish garage pop movement that’s going on is for the most part, dreadful. Howler are one of the few not terrible bands to stand out from the genre, based on a very promising debut album. Makes Nathan Williams look like the joke he is.

8/10

Grimes – Oblivion

Once you get past the fact that she labelled her music’post-Internet’, Grimes’ album has a lot to offer. It’s a more accessible version of Fever Ray’s album containing what could actually be construed as ‘Radio-friendly’ songs. A really good listen is both upbeat and downbeat moods.

9/10

I look forward to actually writing proper reviews for you all next semester. Maybe even a blog too.

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Show Applications Close Sunday Midnight!

You don’t want to miss out!

SHOW APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 11.59PM ON SUNDAY MARCH 4TH, 2012. All applicants will be informed on the result of their application by email by Tuesday March 6th.

MANDATORY STUDIO TRAINING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY MARCH 9TH AND SATURDAY MARCH 10TH AT MIDDAY, 2PM AND 4PM. Regardless of your radio experience, we require that all hosts and co-hosts attend a training session in our studios before you begin broadcasting. This is to ensure that you are comfortable and competent in using our equipment. As our system has undergone some changes over the summer break, this is also a requirement for past Radio Monash hosts. Please note that without attending a training session, we will be unable to grant you access to the broadcast studio.

SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MONDAY MARCH 12TH, i.e. Week 3 of Semester 1 at Monash. Hosts who are scheduled to broadcast on the evening of Thursday March 15th are free to choose whether to broadcast their show or attend the Radio Monash Season Launch Party at the Northcote Social Club.

THE SEASON WILL CONCLUDE ON JUNE 22ND, i.e. the last week of the Semester 1 exam period. While broadcasting through the exam period raises obvious difficulties, we thoroughly encourage you to continue broadcasting your show, recognising it as both a responsibility and an enjoyable regular activity to help keep you sane during the exam period. Hosts with impressive attendance records will also be highly favoured during the show application process for Semester 2.

If you have any further questions or issues, please email programming@radiomonash.net. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can. Otherwise, click the ‘Continue’ button to start your application! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of creative talent will be joining us at Radio Monash in 2012.

Bren Carruthers
Director Of Programming
Radio Monash

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Show Applications Close Sunday Midnight!

You don’t want to miss out!

SHOW APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 11.59PM ON SUNDAY MARCH 4TH, 2012. All applicants will be informed on the result of their application by email by Tuesday March 6th.

MANDATORY STUDIO TRAINING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY MARCH 9TH AND SATURDAY MARCH 10TH AT MIDDAY, 2PM AND 4PM. Regardless of your radio experience, we require that all hosts and co-hosts attend a training session in our studios before you begin broadcasting. This is to ensure that you are comfortable and competent in using our equipment. As our system has undergone some changes over the summer break, this is also a requirement for past Radio Monash hosts. Please note that without attending a training session, we will be unable to grant you access to the broadcast studio.

SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MONDAY MARCH 12TH, i.e. Week 3 of Semester 1 at Monash. Hosts who are scheduled to broadcast on the evening of Thursday March 15th are free to choose whether to broadcast their show or attend the Radio Monash Season Launch Party at the Northcote Social Club.

THE SEASON WILL CONCLUDE ON JUNE 22ND, i.e. the last week of the Semester 1 exam period. While broadcasting through the exam period raises obvious difficulties, we thoroughly encourage you to continue broadcasting your show, recognising it as both a responsibility and an enjoyable regular activity to help keep you sane during the exam period. Hosts with impressive attendance records will also be highly favoured during the show application process for Semester 2.

If you have any further questions or issues, please email programming@radiomonash.net. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can. Otherwise, click the ‘Continue’ button to start your application! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of creative talent will be joining us at Radio Monash in 2012.

Bren Carruthers
Director Of Programming
Radio Monash

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Welcome to our brand new site

Welcome to the brand-new Radio Monash website!

After some very diligent work and a dangerous amount of caffiene, we are very proud to be able to present a whole new website to our adoring public, proving that Radio Monash is back and ready to fire for another monumental year. Take a moment to look at some of the new features now coming your way.

We are also pleased to announce that applications for radio shows for the Semester 1 season are now open! Click here for much more information and your opportunity to grace/disgrace the Radio Monash airwaves at some time in the very near future.

Of course, what would a new Radio Monash radio season be without a season launch? On March 15th we will be serving up a musical feast as Animaux, The Good China, Young Maverick and Hot English grace the stage at the Northcote Social Club. It will be a night that the venue will never forget, and a night that a few drunkenly blind students will never remember. Get more information on the event by clicking here.

And don’t forget, we want you! Join us in or quest for world domination quality entertainment by visiting the Radio Monash stall during Orientation Week on the Clayton and Caulfield campuses. In these hard financial times, we’ve ignored the carbon tax and rampant inflation and are once again happy to offer Radio Monash memberships for the princely sum of $10 (or only $5 with an MSA card). Get in there like swimwear, and we will see you on campus in what will be a massive 2012.

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Internships with Wonderful World Media Network

Hey, Radio Monash people!

Here’s hoping you’re all well and not quite tearing your hair out over the trials of examination period. Me? I finished on the second day of exam period, and it’s been cups of tea and a nonstop barrage of television shows to catch up on.

Wondering what to do over the three months you’ll have off over the summer? Not to worry. Our mates over at Wonderful World Media Network are offering summer internships for all of you dedicated and hardworking students who are seeking a little extra work experience within the wonderful world of radio.

You’ll be dealing with an experienced team of professionals in all aspects of radio media, including audio editing and publishing, co-hosting and production. They’re flexible when it comes to what you wanna focus on, and programs run on Saturdays and Monday afternoons/evenings.

This is a killer opportunity, affording you the chance to gain invaluable knowledge and skills in a professional environment, create contacts and networks within the industry and increase their potential for future career pathways.

Sound good? Sure does. Go here for further details, or shoot Viarnne an email on info@wwmn.net with any questions or queries.

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DJ Training Starts Week 9

Have you always wanted to mix some mad tunes? Scratch some vinyl?

Radio Monash’s DJ Training course is a great place to start! Learn the tricks of the trade with some of our best DJs. To register your interest, please click on the link below, but hurry we only have 3 slots available.

Radio Monash DJ Training

The training will be a one-off session, taking place in the Radio Monash studios on Friday @ 3pm during weeks 9, 10, 11 and 12.

For more information, please email info@radiomonash.net