ASMR-themed radio show coming to WIIT

Mike Machesky
Technews Writer
Fri Mar 30, 2018

WIIT is very proud to announce the world’s very first ASMR radio show to be broadcasted every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The show is a collaborative project created by the WIIT executive board and will feature a new DJ every week for their own brand of ASMR. Nathan Cooper Jones, WIIT’s program director, has stated: “It is sad that some people have never felt the joyous tingly feeling you get from very very quiet Funky Kong roleplay, and we want to change that.” The show currently has no working title, but suggestions have already been submitted along the lines of "Anybody Speaking More Tacitly" and "Tingle Time."

For those who do not know, ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response and is defined by Wikipedia as a “static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine” which some people experience when listening to certain noises, such as whispering. Naturally, the show will be a rather quiet one, and so anybody whose prefered method of listening to WIIT is the speakers in the MTCC bathrooms may have to invest in some headphones. When asked about the potential caveats of the show’s volume, Jones’ only response was “Your point?”

The station has already contacted various YouTubers known for their ASMR videos, such as German Freak ASMR, PuddingWhispers, and Hawaii ASMR Nature Relaxation, to do featured episodes in its studio. In addition to soft talking, show hosts will be able to eat, drink, breathe, or really do anything that makes soft noise with a microphone really close to it. WIIT DJs are already preparing for their episode on the untitled ASMR hour: "no its becky" host Ethan Castro plans on playing Taylor Swift mouth sound compilations, while Soren Spicknall will speak softly in a Southern accent about the Mountain Goats for his hour.

Whether you are a seasoned fan of the audial sensation or just a beginner, the new show will have a little bit of something for everybody. WIIT Music Director Narkis Anthony Garcia III is a noted fan of alternative ASMR and for his segment, he plans to pound a gong and scream an HP Lovecraft novel into the microphone for an hour. Such diversity in show content is a testament to WIIT itself’s diversity.


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