Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU for Michael Shelley's show
Last updated: November 13th at 2:13 PM

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Michael welcomes background singer extraordinaire Ron Hicklin
Saturday, December 1st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

In the 1960’s & ‘70s when the L.A. studio scene was at its most prolific The Ron Hicklin singers were the go to group for background vocals, adding their unique blend to countless session including TV themes “Batman” and “Love American Style,” jingles ("Kawasaki, let the good times roll" & McDonalds’’ “You Deserve A Break Today”) and hit records from Gary Lewis, The Partridge Family & The Monkees and hundreds more. Tune in to find out the story behind one of the world’s most heard voices.


Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5
Saturday, December 15th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5 the Galveston Beach band who honed their sound playing five upbeat hours a day to drunken frat boys while avoiding ass kickings from Texans suspicious of their hair and far out clothes. They created a huge regional following, but never cracked the national charts. We’ll delve into the history of this fascinating band and the mid '60s college party crowd Texas scene.


Michael welcomes Dennis Diken of The Smithereens
Saturday, January 5th, 2019, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Dennis Diken drops by the studio to spin some records and talk about the history and the future of The Smithereens. The band formed in Carteret, New Jersey in 1980 and is still going strong despite the passing of lead singer Pat DiNizio in December of 2017. We’ll hear tales of the road, recording in The Capitol Records tower, the making of MTV videos and the band’s upcoming plans.



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