WXOU 47th Birthday Bash Headliner #1 – Steven Page


Come check out our first headliner, the Grammy Nominated, Steven Page. With hits like “One Week”, “Too Little Too Late”, “If I Had A Million Dollars”, and “Brian Wilson” he’s a must see! Hear his classic hits and promoting his solo record, “Page One” Come check out the 47th Annual WXOU Birthday Bash on March 18th at 7pm in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms! And oh did we mention that the Bash is FREE!?

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Black Friday Radiothon

Join your favorite WXOU DJ’s for a Black Friday radiothon only on WXOU.ORG and 88.3fm tune in starting at midnight and listen in for live reports from all over the metro area. They’re your source for the prices around, what stores to go to and what lines to avoid. Also, we encourage listeners to gear up for the season of giving by donating to the Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation which listeners can do via Paypal. Tune in!

Listen to the 2012 War of The Worlds!


88.3 FM WXOU and Cinema Serenade proudly present the 8th annual presentation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, a LIVE radio dramatization airing from 2-4pm on Wednesday, October 31st. Celebrate Halloween with some of WXOU’s finest DJs as they bring to life the Mercury Theatre’s ultimate broadcast, famously responsible for breeding a climate of mass hysteria across the country in 1938. Hear every word of it live before your very ears, on the Michigan Association of Broadcasters College Radio Station of the Year.

Boys Like Girls/ All American Rejects Concert Review


Pop-punk rockers, Boys Like Girls and The All American Rejects made a stop at Central Michigan University, Sunday, October 14th.

The co-headlining run also featured opener, The Ready Set. Jordan Witzigreuter, 23, started the tour off right and pleased The Ready Set fans by playing favorites such as, “Love Like Woe” and  “Spinnin.” The set was just long enough for Witzigreuter to jump around the stage and pump up the crowd before the next act went on.

Boys Like Girls was the first of the two headliners to play and arguably the most anticipated of the bunch. After announcing an indefinite hiatus back in February of 2011, Martin Johnson, front man and singer, tweeted this past November that “Boys Like Girls is back” and they were. In fact, they were more then back, they were in your face.

The more matured band than last seen in 2010 open their set with a remix of their new song, “Be Your Everything.” The passion, excitement and eagerness to play in front of a live crowd were on the faces of all four members. I could feel the energy when I was down in the barricade and when I went back to my seat. The crowd could feel it too. Older fans sang along to a mash up of old songs from the bands first self-titled album that included “Dance Hall Drug”, “Me You and My Medication” and “Hero/Heroine.” Johnson’s voice was flawless and on-point. The band got the crowd involved by pulling students on stage in two separate occasions, once to sing the popular duet, “Two Is Better Than One” with Johnson.

The set closed, as it has every time I have ever seen them, with “The Great Escape.” This time was different. This time they played “The Great Escape” but added the popular Beatles anthem, “Hey Jude” to the end. My only complaint, the ridiculous time it took for them to get on stage. Don’t we do sound check before the show?

The All American Rejects closed the show. The Oklahoma rockers fell short in my book. Singer, Tyson Ritter was last to run on stage and last on my list of best singers of the night. It isn’t that he was bad; I just had extremely high expectations after hearing him on records. The band opened with “Dirty Little Secrets, a crowd pleaser if I had ever seen one. They then moved into songs off their fourth album, Kids In the Streets.

Ritter’s stage presence was different; he enjoyed facing the side more than the audience. The production value of their show was great, the sound and lights were better than most rock shows of the same scale. The final song of the night was the bands most popular single and the most memorable song of 2009, “Gives You Hell.”

Overall the show was entertaining and from the looks of the crowd, hot and sweaty.