3 New Releases To Be Excited About In 2020

By Henry Thomas Texas Sun EP, Khruangbin and Leon Bridges Chilled out Texan instrumental trio Khruangbin team up with the golden-voiced retro fashion God Leon Bridges for an EP scheduled for release in February. When I first heard that two of my favorite artists of...

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Featured Hotbox Album of the Week

Deceiver- DIIV CW: Addiction Despite the widespread popular and critical acclaim of DIIV’s 2016 album Is the Is Are, frontman Zachary Cole Smith is ashamed of it. In a 2017 interview, Smith admitted that his last album was “predicated on a lie,” and that it...

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Featured Hotbox Album of the Week!

Hey y'all! In the next few weeks I'll be posting some hotbox album recommendations from our music directors! These are all albums featured in the hotbox at some point this semester, so give them a spin and support independent artists! Peach Pyramid- Bright Blue  ...

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5 Albums For a Walk In The Woods

By Henry Thomas We’re in peak foliage season in New York, so why not celebrate autumn with my favorite albums for a walk in the woods! George Harrison- Early Takes Volume 1 (2012) This collection of demos was released with the massive documentary George Harrison:...

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5 Spotify Playlists to Shuffle While You Cook

By Henry Thomas In my humble opinion, there isn’t a better pairing in the world than good tunes and a delicious meal. Some of my favorite Spotify curated playlists are best enjoyed with the smell of simmering veggies and other treats. Hungry? You’d better give these a...

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Summer Sum-Up

By Kallie Dell'Olio Summer at WSPN is a liminal space. Operations both speed up and slow down. People spend more hours in the station than usual but less people come through as a whole. In short – it’s nice but wonky, from the perspective of someone for whom the...

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21 Savage as an Impetus for Immigration Reform

By Max Hammel If you’re like me, you were pretty shocked when you found out that Atlanta rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE. Perhaps this is the first time you’re hearing that 21 Savage was arrested by ICE. On Monday, February 3, 21 Savage, whose real name is Sheyaa...

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The DJ’s Guide to Station Streaming 

By Kallie Dell’Olio    Thanks to the combination of our updated station equipment and the multitude of new digital music platforms, there’s tons of ways to put music on the air at WSPN. Whether you’re a new DJ or a seasoned professional, the choices can be...

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Return of the Subtweet

By Lexi Sisitzky The art of playlist making is something that very few have mastered. I do not claim to be one of these people. But in my travels (approx. 200 miles from Boston to New York), I have noticed that everyone seems to do it differently. Some people take the...

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No More Starting from Scratch

By Ajani Otieno-Rudek Hey everyone! My name’s Ajani, and I’m WSPN’s Recording Room Director! For this blog post, I just wanted to fill you all in on what’s been happening in my position. First of all, my time on the WSPN board has been both rewarding and difficult....

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A Note From the General Manager of the Station We Can WSPN

By Adam Simon, WSPN General Manager, '19 Well hello there. You’ve found yourself browsing the WSPN blog, and not only that, you’ve found yourself reading MY post on the WSPN blog. Lucky me, and lucky you. We’re almost two months into the school year — the program has...

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The Freshman’s Guide to Live Music in Saratoga Springs

By Max Hammel, '19 Putnam Place Putnam Place is used to be a great little spot back when it was still Putnam Den, but then they got all corporate and apparently college radio nerds don’t really like corporate-appearing establishments. Don’t try your fake ID to avoid...

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