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.
The Great Barrier Reefs
On Wednesday morning April 2, The Great Barrier Reefs from Nashville, TN came to WAUG at Augustana College to perform a live, in-studio set featuring songs from their upcoming album. The band is currently on tour in the Midwest and performed at Reggie’s Music Joint on Tuesday night in Chicago before making the drive to the Quad Cities where they played a show at the River Music Experience in Davenport, IA. The Great Barrier Reefs joined WAUG for a first ever performance in the newly renovated recording studio in Old Main. The band played half-dozen songs from their latest album, Live in Middle Tennessee, as well as a handful of jams from their upcoming album, Are You Scared!?, set to release on May 13th.
The funk fusion group blends island native sounds of the steel drum and contemporary jazz into their songs, engaging the listener with their funky tunes. The band has performed at various venues and festivals including Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival, Ya Maka My Weekend Festival, Nashville Fringe Festival, and Bowling Green International Festival.
“We always love playing in the Quad Cities. The people always show us love” says bandleader and Davenport-native, Tony Hartman. “We’re grateful that Augustana invited us to play here on campus.”
Band members on our live broadcast were Tony Hartman who plays the steel pan and keys, Taylor Lonardo on bass, Joel Gage on guitar, Jesse Holt on trombone, and Matthew Heller on drums.
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