[December 3, 2020 - we are finalizing WAWD?Radio's new website. A few DJs from Spring '20 are still on the air, and we will soon have news regarding the Spring '21 season on WAWD?Radio. Sending our warmest wishes to all listeners and DJs!]


11am - Some Kind of Music Show with Isadora Dannin
2pm - The Daily Rind with Charlotte Matthai / cheese talk, cheese puns, cheese eating, cheese reading, cheese guests.
6pm - Club Quarantine with Nourey (Norhan Bayomi) / 1 hour of deep melodic house and progressive trance.
7pm - Sounds From Somewhere with Christopher Weaver / A selection of sounds and songs.
8pm - Life Psets with Alexa Jan / Bumbling through life problems and reveling in our shared humanity, intentionally unrelated to the current state of the world. unqualified. unsolicited. advice. let's go..
11pm - Midnight Snack: an ASMR Broadcast with Kailin Jones


10am - Radio Architecture Workshop / Live broadcasts of lectures and work sessions from an MIT summer course about making radio.
6pm - News from Nowhere with Jeff Landman / Building an impossible world with our ears.
9pm - Be My Quarantine? with Jacqueline Chen & Catherine Yang / Jacqueline and Catherine are two undergrads in architecture. Come join their various conversations that sometimes get lost in translation between (both language wise and logic wise). Featuring their studio friends, like Caleb.


9pm - The Open Practice Room with Demi Fang / A peek into some of the behind-the-scenes rigor in the practice room, the classical violinist's equivalent of "design iterations" in the architectural studio.
10pm - Welcome to the Gayborhood with dr. e and queer ai (Sam Seaman & Ai Bui) / Here you can find all things gay: a little queer, and definitely happy. Featuring music, conversations, and anonymous confessions from those in the SA+P community.
11pm - Friends, MIT, and Internet with Jackie Lin / Weekly discussions with friends from across the Institute to discuss WAWD?, [exiting] undergrad MIT education, and being on the internet.


8am - Morning Accounts with DJ BOIL (Ben Hoyle) / A show dedicated to recording minutiae of our unusual circumstances, so that we might remember what it feels like for the world to fall off its course.
3pm - Dangerous History with Dariel Cobb / Chats with HTC PhDs and others about architecture history and its ramifications for today.
4pm - Stories from the Ground Up with Cherie Abbanat / Stories from Cherie’s Work on the ground in Haiti (mostly), including building a maker library.
5pm - Power Hour Playlist with DJ Paul (Paul Gruber) / Join Paul for an hour of themed tunes to celebrate the halfway mark of the week!
6pm - The Paulcast: The Pop Culture Podcast with Paul Gruber / Join Paul as he talks about all things pop culture through fun lists, songs and lots of puns!
7pm - A Radio Show About Nothing with Jola Idowu
11pm - Selected ambient works 95-20 (ambient 2: music for being alone) with dj outside j (Julian Geltman) / Focus on long-form, ambient approaches to post-wtvr (ie post metal, post punk, post rock, blackgaze, funeral-y doom) and sometimes discussion on things to consider.


8am - Disparitions with Eytan Levi / Interview-based investigations in what is going away and perhaps never coming back in our architectural educations.
10am - Radio Architecture Workshop / Live broadcasts of lectures and work sessions from an MIT summer course about making radio.
5pm - Museum Missives with Nushelle de Silva / Readings of comic letters from archival research as the basis for a discussion of different issues in museum practice.
7pm - Kelly and Eli Smiling Through the Apocalypse with Eli Keller & Kelly Main
8pm - Collecting the Unconscious with Emily Wissemann / Previously top-secret dream diaries go public with intermittent stream of consciousness music selections.
9pm - Kollective Karaoke with DJBYOB (Lee Moreau) / A 12-week lesson to help us sing together, separately: start with easy crowd pleasing sing alongs and anthems like Gloria Gaynor's classic "I Will Survive", ultimately building to absurd challenges like Adele's "Hello".


9am - Breakfast with Trees with Sheilak (Sheila Kennedy) / Readings, musings and occasional raw research-in-progress, discussions of artists’ works and global voices on the resiliency of trees and the ways in which plants - terrestrial and aquatic - invite us to reimagine the world.
5pm - Conversations on Care with the Critical Broadcasting Lab (Ana Miljacki)
7pm - Songs for Tomorrow with DJ Hazel Haze (Dariel Cobb) / A mix of indie and pop, focused on women and women-identified artists; alternating with theme episodes.
8pm - Cola Coca with DJ Dave (David White) / Some combo of Ethiopian Jazz and Zouk Love.
9pm - Journey Through Spotiland with DJ SPEY (Hugh Ebdy) / Kinda like Wikiracing, but in reverse, and it's Spotify.
10pm - NOO TROPICS: Free Jazz Friday with DJ NOOWAVE (Gerard Patawaran) / Free jazz and experimental noises.


3pm - Sounds & Thoughts for Your 6' Walk with PuffPastryHoarder (Gabby Heffernan)
11pm - Music for Staying in with D + J (Dalma Foldesi and Jung Seo)

Dangerous History: Albert López

Albert López

I was delighted to be able to sit down with Albert for an interview for Dangerous History. Since the year before I was accepted into the PhD program at MIT, Albert has been a friend and mentor to me, in part because we share an academic advisor, Arindam Dutta. Albert’s humor and zest for life comes through even in this very professional conversation, which you can listen to here. Albert is writing a dissertation about the evolution of architecture and planning in Mexico in the mid-twentieth century. He focuses on rhetorical shifts that aided socially-minded architects to frame themselves as political actors with important roles to play in the developing republic. Terms like “técnico” and “planificación” took on greater meaning as technical expertise was integrated into Mexico’s central bureaucracy. We discuss the role of key figures in this time period, and the possible use of technical expertise in planning to either ameliorate or exacerbate social inequity.

Albert Jose-Antonio López is a historian of modern architecture, planning, and the built environment.  He is a current PhD Candidate in the program for History, Theory, and Criticism at MIT, holds an M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practice in Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and received a BArch from the University of Southern California.  His research on the intersections of architectural professionalization, regional planning, rhetoric, and political society in mid-20th century Mexico has been supported by the Fulbright Garcia-Robles Award as well as by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California at San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.  He was recently a guest lecturer for the Spring quarter at the University of California at Santa Barbara where he taught courses on the urbanization, planning, and political economy of the Americas from the 18th-20th centuries as well as the built environments of Latino/a/x, Hispanic, and Chicano/a/x communities of North American cities.  He is a native of the inner city of Los Angeles.

“Programa de Gobierno,” Concept: Carlos Lazo Barreiro; drafted by J. Gonzales Naranjo, (1948). 

Figures mentioned in our conversation:

  • Carlos Lazo Barreiro, architect and planner
  • Carlos Contreras Elizondo, architect and father of “planificación”
  • Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison (New York: Pantheon Books, 1977).
  • Daniel Burnham, architect and planner
  • John Nolan, planner
  • Ebenezer Howard, planner
  • José Luis Cuevas Pietrasanta, architect and planner
  • Elisa Drago Quaglia, Alfonso Pallares: sembrador de ideas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Arquitectura, 2016).
  • Juan O’Gorman, planner
  • Pascual Ortiz Rubio (President of Mexico, 1930 – 1932)
  • Lázaro Cárdenas (President of Mexico, 1934 – 1940)
  • Manuel Ávila Camacho (President of Mexico, 1940 – 1946)
  • Miguel Alemán Valdés (President of Mexico, 1946 – 1952)
  • Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (President of Mexico, 1952 – 1958)
  • For a chronological list of Mexican heads of state, see this wikipedia page