On the Air
A base of indie mixed with chunks of alternative rock, blended to perfection and topped with randomness is the recipe for WAUG's mix. Tune in for everything from Weezer to Kaki King, Coheed & Cambria to Del the Funky Homosapien. If it's good, we play it on WAUG.
Since 2008, Ty Segall has been making music. Lots of music: 58 recordings in 6 years, including EPs and full studio albums, solo projects and collaborations, and CDs, vinyl, and cassettes. He’s collaborated with Mikal Cronin and White Fence and has been in the bands Epsilon, Party Fowl, The Traditional Fools, The Perverts, Sic Alps, and Fuzz. His style is based on nothing but rock: garage, punk rock, noise, glam, psychedelic, and indie. With all of his releases, he’s explored all of these different genres and made the sound his own.
His latest release, Manipulator, is his seventh (!) full-length solo studio album. (Since 2008!) It’s also the longest and the one that took the most time to complete. It displays a convergence of his favorite styles of rock, heavily influenced by the classic rock era of the 70s but thematically very modern, this album can easily be considered his magnum opus, but it is by no means signaling the end of his career. Considering the rave reviews it’s received, even hailed as the “Album of the Summer” despite being released a week before Labor Day, Manipulator is proof that Segall is talented enough to stay in the music world for a long while.
WAUG is Augustana College's student-run radio station, located in Rock Island, IL, broadcasting over the internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Students are allowed to host a weekly radio show in which they can utilize their creative talents to both speak and play different music varieties over the air. Having a radio show at WAUG provides students with the proper training and practice for future careers in radio and communications industries