On the Air
A base of alternative rock mixed with chunks of indie, 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.
Chance The Rapper
Chancelor Bennett, or better known by his stage name, Chance The Rapper is a twenty-year-old, Chicago-based rapper that has gained international recognition due to his most recent mixtape, Acid Rap. Combining sounds of hip-hop, as well as soul and jazz, Bennett has broken though the underground scene and has made his way to the mainstream media. It all started during a ten-day suspension from high school in 2011 when Bennett released his debut mixtape, 10 Day, which grabbed the attention of better-known musicians like Childish Gambino, who asked Bennett to open for his 2012 American tour.
It wasn’t until his sophomore mixtape, Acid Rap, which was released in April of 2013 that Bennett began to blow up. His flow is undeniable and original; he’s a Chicago rapper that doesn’t rap about gang violence or drug trafficking. Acid Rap features big names such as, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul and Twista.
Bennett has been featured in XXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class Nominees; their annual list of up-and-coming rappers, as well as being charted as number 63 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums of the year. Both of Bennett’s mixtapes are available for free download via his website.
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