The Buzz

with Christine BushTM

Sponsored by BumbleAppsTM

Redefining the #SoundtrackOfNow at the crossroads of postmodern sound and new music.

Sundays 6-7PM WCOM-LP 103.5 FM
The Voice of the Community in Carrboro, NC

The BuzzTM showcases innovative new and experimental music, musicians, and the stories behind them.

During The BuzzTM, best experienced with headphones or ear buds, one will typically hear music and sound that is less than six months old. #FreshBuzz spotlights music released in the last month. #LocalBuzz spotlights local experimental music or music with a North Carolina connection. #GlobalBuzz spotlights new world music. The mix is primarily curated from labels committed to giving musicians creative autonomy, and from independent musicians sharing or selling music online using emergent distribution channels. These alternatives to large corporate music services represent what Christine identifies as #TheSoundtrackOfNow, the leading edge of musical innovation rather than sales or streaming metrics.

The BuzzTM seeks to redefine our expectations of what one might hear on the radio. “New music doesn’t always come from new artists, but new music always involves innovation,” Christine Bush explains. For this reason, #CollectiveBuzz (a crowdfunded musical project) starts the hour each week. The result is a sonic canvas, or soundscape, that combines ambient, world music, electronica, contemporary ensembles, jazz, and jazz fusion. The BuzzTM is explicitly committed to programming equivalence for music by women.