Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: February 27th at 10:16 AM

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Richard Balls, author of "Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story"
Wednesday, March 4th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Stiff Records was one of the most groundbreaking labels of the punk/new wave era, launching the careers of Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Madness, Lene Lovich, Ian Dury, Rachel Sweet, Wreckless Eric, and dozens of others.

British author Richard Balls -- who previously documented the life of Stiff star Ian Dury in a 1999 biography -- has put together a definitive history of the much-beloved label. Evan will be chatting with the author about his blow-by-blow account of The World's Most Flexible Record Label, and of course playing hit after hit from Stiff's glory days. Tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night at 9pm and find out why it took Balls to write about Stiff.

Tim Wyskida
Thursday, March 5th, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Drummer for Blind Idiot God and Khanate, Tim will play some advance tracks of the upcoming Blind Idiot God release-"Before Ever After" their first in over 20 years! BIG will be performing on Saturday March 7th at Paper Box -17 Meadow St, Brooklyn, New York 11206, along with Gnaw, Rhyton and Oneirogen. Listeners can ask Tim questions via the live interactive playlist, as he will be live at 1pm.

Put The Needle On The Manchester Live Remote Broadcast
Friday, March 6th, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Billy Jam travels to the North of England to broadcast this week's radio show live from the Manchester living room of dedicated WFMU listener/DJ Spidermank. There both DJ Spidermank and DJ Loop Skywalker, who will drive 80 miles along the Motorway from Nottingham, will play special UK hip-hop sets on Put The Needle On The Record - March 6th 7pm (midnight local UK time).

Saturday, March 7th, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Itasca (Kayla Cohen) stopped by WFMU recently. Her most recent record, "Unmoored By the Wind" (on New Images) is evidence that the same well that musicians drew from during the "folk revival" of the 1960s and 70s, and later, is in no danger of running dry. Subtly invoking musical textures from the recent past as well as from earlier and even ancient times, Itasca creates songs of a deeply poetic and magical nature.

John Ellison of The Soul Brothers Six
Saturday, March 7th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
John Ellison of The Soul Brothers Six chats about his career and his Dig Deeper show the following Saturday at Littlefield. The Soul Brothers Six are one of the greatest guitar driven soul bands of all-time, with roots firmly entrenched in gospel. Their best known song is "Some Kind Of Wonderful" (later a hit for Grand Funk) but their catalog is tremendous.

The WFMU Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Sunday, March 22nd, 7pm - 12:30am
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU finishes off our 2015 Marathon with a drunken live band karaoke party! Your favorite DJs take the stage and belt out their version of the hits, backed by the infamous Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia. Mistakes will be made! Don't miss out!

Joe Frank - "Eye in the Sky"
Wednesday, March 25th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Eye in the Sky," from Joe's Somewhere Out There series, airs Weds. March 25th. From a helicopter high above Los Angeles, traffic reporter Joe describes one incident of mayhem after another on the freeways of Los Angeles, and advises alternate routes. After his copter is hit by a missile, Joe philosophizes about life as his chopper plummets to the ground.

Gerry Roslie of The Sonics
Saturday, April 4th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd is honored to host one of the greatest shouters in rock'n'roll history, none other than Gerry Roslie of The Sonics. In recent years The Sonics place in rock'n'roll and popular culture has only been elevated. The Sonics will be performing at Irving Plaza on April 8th and The Stone Pony on April 9th to support their new album, "This Is The Sonics," on Revox Records.

Joe Frank - "Night Pt. 2"
Wednesday, April 8th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Night Part 2," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. April 8th. Floods, fires, and crime rage through a California canyon. Kevin, a pool cleaner and short order cook, finds solace at The Circus of Love, where he meets Donna, an ex-stripper with a colorful past. Turner, a former pilot in Vietnam, serves prison time for selling drugs before he moves into the wilderness.

Live performance from The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday, April 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

After having his mind blow seeing The Cactus Blossoms (Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum) open for a recent Nick Lowe show Michael is please to welcome the duo to the show with their hypnotic harmonies and fantastic original songs.

Joe Frank - "Sleep"
Wednesday, April 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Sleep," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. April 22nd. A child dressed for bed attends an adult party where he witnesses a murder. Joe confesses past sins and appeals to God for leniency. A man calls an escort service and describes his ideal woman, but is deeply disappointed with the escort who arrives, who is ugly, overweight and shallow. Still, he falls in love with her.

Pramrod Sexena live from the WFMU Record Fair
Friday, May 1st, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Audio sadism for early entry shoppers! The evil spawn of Mr. Dorgon and Jamie Saft, Pramrod Sexena will play live on Miniature Minotaurs, unleashing a thorough beat-down not seen since the heyday of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Crushing turntable diatribes will go up against 8-string fretless bass guitar and Gemini FlashFormers in evil distortion chambers straight from the dungeons of the underworld.

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