Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Sloppy Heads
Monday, January 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

These Brooklyn indie rockers have been around since 2009 but are just now finally ready to unveil their first full-length album. Useless Smile, produced by James McNew (Dump/Yo La Tengo) comes out on Shrimper Jan. 27, to be preceded by a record release show at Union Pool on Jan. 25.


D:O Radio's best-of-2016 (part 2)
Sunday, January 22nd, 9am - Noon
on
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
So 2016 sucked in epic fashion in many, many ways. One way in which it didn't suck? New music. Jeff & Jeff will celebrate some of the good that came out of this past year with two shows highlighting the wonderful sounds - new and old - that emerged out of the muck and mire.


Tim Evans
Sunday, January 22nd, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Emerging from the grimy maelstrom that is NYC-via-Australia’s Degreaser, Tim Evans stepped out as a solo artist in late 2016 with his debut, Wretched Wings, on ever/never records. Known for his work in swamp-punk howlers Bird Blobs, as well as the aforementioned Degreaser, Evans the solo artist strips things down and turns inward, but doesn’t sacrifice a modicum of the intensity and skill he displayed as a bandleader. Think Townes Van Zandt, Nikki Sudden, and the experimental musings of Kim Salmon. Decide for yourself what he sounds like, though, when Evans drops by Burn It Down! with Nate K. for a live set on Sunday, January 22.


Derv Gordon of the Equals
Saturday, January 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd chats with Derv Gordon, lead vocalist of the legendary Equals! While best known for "Baby Come Back" and "Police On My Back", The Equals had so many great records. They were also one of the relatively few mixed race groups that formed in the sixties. Derv will be performing in America for the first time on Friday Jan. 27th at The Elbo Room in San Francisco, backed by Equals worshipers So What.


Peter Parker from Dirty Looks
Saturday, January 21st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley's chats with drummer Peter Parker of the Staten Island band Dirty Looks – who formed in 1977 and released two albums on Stiff /Epic Records and may be best remembered for their power-pop classic “Let Go”.


Put The Needle On The Presidential Transfer Of Power
Friday, January 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
With this week's show falling on Inauguration Day 2017, Billy Jam will be keeping it topical by digging deep in the crates to play a broad mix of "president" themed records. Additionally WFMU listeners (from all political viewpoints) are invited to join in the radio show's live comments section to express their views on such things as that day's Inauguration and the following day's Women's March on Washington protest.


Pat K Hosts the New WoofMoo Morning Show Today
Friday, January 20th, 6am - 9am
on
The WoofMoo Wake 'n' Bake Morning Show

The New WoofMoo Morning Show with Guest DJ Dan Carlisle
Thursday, January 19th, 6am - 9am
on
The WoofMoo Wake 'n' Bake Morning Show

Joe Frank - "Karma Crash"
Wednesday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. January 18th, we'll present "Karma Crash" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's estranged girlfriend Kate tries to reconnect with him, but the reconciliation leads to a series of disastrous incidents. Larry recounts his attempts to reconnect with a girlfriend named Rosalie who refuses to answer his messages. Joe recalls the night his wife packed her bags and walked out of his life.


The New WoofMoo Morning Show with Guest DJ Dan Carlisle
Wednesday, January 18th, 6am - 9am
on
The WoofMoo Wake 'n' Bake Morning Show

M. Lamar
Wednesday, January 18th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Diamanda Galas put it best when speaking of M. Lamar, "That bitch can sing!" He returns to WFMU to discuss his latest albums, Funeral Doom Spiritual (featuring Hunter Hunt Hendrix) and Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche (featuring Mivos Quartet and Charlie Looker). Tune in to hear cuts off of each album and a conversation about what went into making them.


Jonathan Hertzberg Returns
Tuesday, January 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg returns to spin a selection of cues from films of 1981, a year which has been referred to as "the last year of the 70s." Jonathan's exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era NYC as portrayed in film can be experienced and enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Check out Jonathan's past Morricone Island-curated shows of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory and teen-oriented coming-of-age films here and here.


Eastern Bloc postpunk sounds with guest DJ Kevin Failure
Tuesday, January 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Kevin Failure of Pink Reason returns to the show after a long spell, armed with another couple of crates of new wave, post-punk and experimental records from communist Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. We'll be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page as well; if you caught Kevin's appearance on the program years ago you know you're going to be hearing some brain-melting stuff so follow along and don't miss!


WFMU's New Morning Show with Guest Host Clay Pigeon!
Tuesday, January 17th, 6am - 9am
on
The WoofMoo Wake 'n' Bake Morning Show
Join Clay Pigeon as he plays all the hits and dispenses the daily farm report.


Themo Melikidze and Elliot Brietta
Monday, January 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave has just returned from scenic San Francisco as he welcomes Patriot's Dave star Themo Melikidze and resident young person Elliot Brietta to studio A for a night of tough talk and reasonably good times.


WFMU's New Morning Show with Guest Host Clay Pigeon!
Monday, January 16th, 6am - 9am
on
The WoofMoo Wake 'n' Bake Morning Show
Join Clay Pigeon as he plays all the hits and dispenses the daily farm report.


S-21
Sunday, January 15th, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

Faye presents a very exciting & heavy set from Philly's own S-21. Hardcore punk at it's stomping-est. "pummeling riffs and powerful vocal delivery" says their label SLUGSALT. Grit that's good for the 2017 brain. A true soundtrack for the revolution. These kids are sharp & doing it right, thank god someone is. Pick up their YEAR ZERO 7" released this coming Friday for a dose of fire under your ass. :)


Live from Golden Fest - Brooklyn's Spectacular Balkan Bacchanal
Saturday, January 14th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's our ninth annual live broadcast from Brooklyn's legendary Balkan and East European music and dance blowout! Golden Fest is a massive two night gathering of musicians, folk dance enthusiasts and fans held at the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn's South Slope. The festival kicks off with a multi-band dance party on Friday night January 13th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 14th, some seventy bands will perform on four stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. We'll bring you Saturday night's early action live from the Grand Ballroom, center stage of this fabulous Balkan bacchanal.


Mungo Jerry
Saturday, January 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
This Saturday, Ray Dorset the longtime frontman of Mungo Jerry joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd for another hard-hitting Q&A session. While obviously best known for the smash hit "In The Summertime", Mungo Jerry also recorded rock'n'roll stompers like "Baby Jump" and "Little Miss Hipshake". They will be making a rare local appearance at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar on January 24th.


Mambisa
Thursday, January 12th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio welcomes MAMBISA, a Philly-based DJ who's affiliated with Party Liberation Front (PLF), Unitribe, and the Athena Collective. We'll be airing her set that was recorded on NYE in Richmond VA in the wee hours. Its a mix of modern global sounds, drum and bass, and classy booty tracks, mixed live on Abelton.


Kuniya
Wednesday, January 11th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Through his hauntingly restrained approach, Kuniya paints a vivid landscape that owes as much to the space between as it does to the music itself. Though he is clearly respectful of the past, his music looks forward with a timeless freshness. Visiting the US for the first time from Miyazaki, Japan, Kuniya makes his WFMU debut.


DJ Roy G Biv
Tuesday, January 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Fall into the endless vortexes of music, which Irene will explore with DJ Roy G Biv from WNYU's Plastic Tales From the Marshmallow Dimention. DJ Roy G Biv hosts the show every other week and has similar tastes to Irene so it seems like a perfect pairing for the evening's musical selections.


Vince Giordano
Tuesday, January 10th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Vince Giordano joins Morricone Island this week to discuss the bandleader and saxophonist's 40-year career and the New York theatrical premiere of the documentary "Vince Giordano - There's A Future In The Past" this Friday, January 13th at Cinema Village. Giordano is Hollywood's leading authority, practitioner and purveyor of authentic 1920's and 30's big band Hot Jazz for period film and television soundtracks, working with the likes of Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes and Michael Feinstein on "The Aviator", "The Cotton Club," "Ghost World," "Carol," "Cafe Society" and "Boardwalk Empire," amongst others. The documentary was directed and produced by Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards of Hudson West Productions.


Mike Bocchetti and Greg Barris
Monday, January 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's cold outside but the temperature is Studio A is perfectly reasonable as Dave welcomes comedians Mike Bocchetti and Greg Barris to the show to ask them the tough questions. YngDave is probably gonna call in too. Dave can feel it.


Damn You, 2016—Goddamn You to Hell!!!
Monday, January 9th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Mark remembers some of the giants this sordid year 2016 mercilessly snatched from us, including Prince, Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Emerson, Lake and That Guy from Negativland, among others too numerous to list here.


D:O Radio's best-of-2016 (part 1)
Sunday, January 8th, 9am - Noon
on
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
So 2016 sucked in epic fashion in many, many ways. One way in which it didn't suck? New music. Jeff & Jeff will celebrate some of the good that came out of this past year with two shows highlighting the wonderful sounds - new and old - that emerged out of the muck and mire.


Roopa Panesar - Rising Star of the UK Indian Classical Scene
Saturday, January 7th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Celebrated UK-based sitar player Roopa Panesar is in town for several showcase performances including Friday night's free Mundial showcase at Drom in the East Village, and a concert Saturday night at Chhandayan Center for Indian Music in midtown. We're thrilled she'll be stopping by FMU too, along with two acclaimed percussionists: Pirashanna Thevarajah on South Indian mridangam and more, and New York's own Nitin Mitta on tabla. Plus we preview other showcase concerts this weekend including the famed globalFEST Sunday night at Webster Hall; and we'll look ahead to next weekend's equally renowned Golden Festival at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn with live recordings from last year's festival.


The Whips
Saturday, January 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Philadelphia, formerly known for whipped cream cheese will now be known for The Whips! Power-pop sleaze, glammed-up garage, raw surf and unlimited hooks with an innocent self-aware knack for pop, while harnessing the spirit of pre-punk and 50's rock rebellion. Works for me! Catch them live at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn later that evening for the 3rd Anniversary of their Soul Night starring our own Mr. Fine Wine and One Mint Julep.


Best Of 2016
Thursday, January 5th, Noon - 3pm
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Check out the best albums and songs of 2016 Imaginary Radio style! First week of January to ensure no album left behind! There were a lot of great albums this year and we've got 'em all!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #9 - Record Producer Artie Ripp
Wednesday, January 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On January 4th, we'll hear Wilson interview producer and Kama Sutra Records co-founder Artie Ripp. For decades Ripp was one of the foremost figures in the record business, and a notorious and controversial hustler as well. On the program, Wilson features recordings by the Lovin' Spoonful, Sopwith Camel, Judy Mahan, and Penny Nichols. This program originally aired in December 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Irene's Favorites of 2016
Tuesday, January 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Every year, so many great recordings hit our ears at WFMU. This evening Irene will share a number of them, in no particular order of importance.


Golden Globe Edition: Dustin O'Halloran & Hauschka (Best Score Nominees for "Lion")
Tuesday, January 3rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelman (aka Hauschka) discuss their Golden Globe nominated score to Garth Davis' first feature film "Lion," starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman. The biopic based on Saroo Brierley's memoirs tells the story of a 5 year old lost from his family for 25 years after falling asleep on a train traveling 1600 kms across India before being adopted by an Australian couple. LA/Berlin-based O'Halloran is best known for his work on Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" and the Amazon TV Series "Transparent," as well as his bands A Winged Victory for the Sullen (Erased Tapes/Kranky) and Devics (Bella Union). Dusseldorf-based Hauschka has similarly composed for numerous films, docs and tv shows, such as Icelandic film "Gluck" and horror thriller "The Boy," and is most known for his prepared piano solo works on Fat Cat imprint 130701.


Live Excerpts from Colour Out of Space Festival, Brighton UK
Tuesday, January 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Tune in today for a smattering of recordings made in November during Brian's visit to the excellent Colour Out of Space International Festival of Experimental Sound and Art, which took place in the windswept seaside town of Brighton, England only a few blocks from the beach riot scene from Quadrophenia. Now in it's 7th year, the festival, produced and curated by Dylan Nyoukis, Karen Constance, Michael Sippings and Tim Wilton, has continually assembled a variety of leading lights in experimental music and visual art. This year's event also featured a panel on Sweden's Fylkingen label presided over by our own Fabio, and a discussion on freeform radio hosted by Wire Magazine editor Derek Walmsley which Fabio and Brian both participated in. Today, however, we'll be hearing some of the music, all recorded live at Brighton's Sallis Benney theater: gorgeous soundshaping from New Englander Matt Krefting, Australian sound/visual artist Matthew P. Hopkins, a claustrophobic collaboration between Schimpfluch-Gruppe veteran and Tochnit-Aleph label founder Daniel Lowenbruck with Brazilian-born visual artist Marcellvs L, plus a final head scratching set from the Clappy Shandy Dads (featuring Nyoukis with members of Hyperion Ensemble, Vibracathedral Orchestra, and Chastity Potato).


Jo Firestone
Monday, January 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's Dave's first show of 2017 and he's got the fresh underpants to prove it. Anyway, tonight Dave welcomes comedian and Dr. Gameshow and Dedications host Jo Firestone back to Studio A for radio good times, biting social commentary, and dance moves you would have to see to believe but it's radio so you're screwed.


Mark R’s Fave Raves for Knaves, Love Slaves, and Former Members of the Milwaukee Braves
Monday, January 2nd, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Brooklyn hipsters, Southern flipsters, an Indian master entertaining in his Hollywood home, a couple of dead guys, some British bluesmen who ain’t quite dead yet, and loud, loquacious ladies by the score--these are a few of my favorite things (of 2016).


Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2016 Special
Sunday, January 1st, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
There's no getting around it, 2016, for a number of reasons, was a terrible, terrible year. But as of this airing, it will be GONE! Good riddance, and let the real countdown commence. Nurse your New Year's Day hangover as Nate K. kicks off 2017 with a look back at his favorite LPs, singles, and reissues of the past 365 days. Who will snag that number one spot? Tune in and find out on January 1, 2017.


Prove It All Night: On-Air New Years Party!
Saturday, December 31st, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Listen in on Saturday evening as Pat Byrne and co. ring in the New Year each hour for the various timezones around the world! Special surprise guests are guaranteed to show along with some of your favorite regulars. Tune in early for a special link to view the madness on Facebook LIVE!


New Year's HONKing Eve: HONK NYC! Audio & Video from Monty Hall!
Saturday, December 31st, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

What better way to ring out the nightmare that was 2016 than with a cathartic festival of brass and more! WFMU's third annual HONK NYC! Festival concert tore up Monty Hall in October. You can hear it all tonight - and we're posting the video too so you can most fully experience all the merry mayhem. Featuring a very special appearance by the Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan - euphoric sounds from India's Thar Desert! Plus Brooklyn's bombastic Funkrust Brass Band; groundbreaking NYC Balkan powerhouse and ringleaders of the legendary Golden Fest, the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band; France's uproarious Pompier Poney Club; and the transglobal peregrinations of Underground Horns. Exorcise the demons of 2016 with HONK NYC! - New Year's Eve on Transpacific Sound Paradise!


Put The Needle on the 3 Hour Year End Special (Billy Jam fills in for Shut Up Weirdo and Downtown Soulville)
Friday, December 30th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Once again for the final Friday of the year, Billy Jam will do an extended 3 hour special episode of "Put The Needle on the Record" - playing the best of the year's music + taking over both "Shut Up Weirdo" and "Downtown Soulville" for this annual one-off special of "Put The Needle on the 3 Hour 2016 Year End Special" Friday December 30th 6pm to 9pm.


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 29th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his very special musical guests The Santa Hanukkah Freeway!


Joe Frank - "Karma 7"
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air sporadically on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. December 28th, we'll present "Karma 7" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's inner turmoil over the breakup with his girlfriend Kate continues. Joe babysits his neighbors’ infant daughter, which strangely reminds him of the haunting suspicion that he caused the death of his hospitalized uncle during the 1965 New York City blackout. Joe imagines marrying Elena, his cleaning lady from Ecuador. He gets drunk on a Saturday afternoon and flirts with a sexy French volunteer at the radio station. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield offers observations.


Don Bikoff
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

For many years Don Bikoff has been playing guitar gigs, dipping into a deep well of knowledge from his record collection. This evening Bikoff brings in some of his collection to share with WFMU listeners. Don Bikoff will also play a few tunes, including his seasonally appropriate Xmas guitar medley.


Best in Soundtrack 2016 (Devon fills in for Bethany 8-9pm)
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, 7pm - 9pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins some highlights from his favorite 2016 soundtrack releases.


Liz's Top FMA Picks of 2016
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on
Liz Berg's show
Join Liz for her annual year-end tradition: an epic round-up of her favorite songs found on the Free Music Archive. The year 2016 may have been a beast, but the music has certainly been brilliant. Tune in for 3 hours of hits!


A Christmas Twofer: Chris Stamey's "Occasional Shivers" Radio Musical (Director's Cut) — Plus ¡Batalla de las Bandas!
Sunday, December 25th, 2016, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
As a special present to leave under the Christmas tree/beside the Hanukkah menorah/next to the Kwanzaa kinara/inside the atheist barrel, this program will air a unique for WFMU expanded director's cut of Occasional Shivers, a new radio play with music, which was originally written, composed, and produced for North Carolina radio station WUNC by Chris Stamey, most famously of the dB's. Narrated by Branford Marsalis, and performed by Nneena Freelon, Marshall Crenshaw, and Don Dixon, among others, the production's newly created songs and dialogue offer a jazzy take on a holiday tale that transpires in the Manhattan of the early 1960s. A live phone interview with Stamey will follow the airing of this production.

And as a final lump of coal in your stocking, following the play, your host will take on the most pointless question in all the annals of rock — Beatles or Stones? — by pitting the Beatles of Uruguay vs. the Stones of Uruguay in a Battle of the Bands! Who will win? You already know the answer: Why, it's you, dear listener!


Holiday Spectacular with Michael Shelley's entire family
Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley's entire family drops by WFMU to pick their favorite holiday songs and possibly tell stories of Christmases past and dreams for Christmases future.


A Christmas Miracle
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
The annual Imaginary Radio Christmas show with lots of Christmas music! Your family may not love you but for three hours you can remember when they used to pretend that they did! Have that holiday feeling!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #8 - Sam the Sham
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On December 21, we'll hear Wilson interview fellow Texan Sam the Sham, and they discuss their mutual love of R&B, the music genre "Grit Rock," and turkey leg fricassee. Wilson features recordings by Richie Havens, Janis Ian, Eric Burdon, the Hombres, and others. This program originally aired in December 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


A slew of seasonal favorites with Tony Trischka!
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Join Irene for her own musical take on the holiday season. And to help everyone get in the mood, Banjo Master Tony Trischka joins in as a last minute solo guest. Later in the week Trischka presents "Of A Winter’s Night," two shows with with musician friends. They'll revel in songs long forgotten and little known from the 1844 Sacred Harp book, the Revolutionary era and old-time fiddle music, as well as Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, classically influenced carols and hard-driving bluegrass. It'll be a night of tunes to warm up the spirits, with Tony Trischka playing live.


Noah Gardenswartz
Monday, December 19th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's cold outside but it's hot in Studio A as Dave welcomes comedian/thug/nice young man Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central, Conan, and of the Denver Gardenswartzs) to the show for radio mayhem and hopefully light snacks.


Make with the Shake fills in for The Real Nitty Gritty Tonight
Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on
Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

2016, you cruel year (part 2)
Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 2pm - 6pm
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
2016 has been a cruel year. Starting with the end of December with the death of Lemmy, we should have seen that the year was not going to be a promising one. We are going to celebrate the lives of the people who have left us this past year and honor the ones that have been forgotten. Join Meghan and her end of the year friends with a 4 hour long toast to those that are gone, but never forgotten.


Jagwa Music: Exhilarating Street Sounds of Tanzania
Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

We heat up chilly NJ this week with the scorching sounds of Jagwa Music. (Jagwa being Swahili slang for Jaguar fighter jets.) Jagwa Music's turbo boosted mchiriku street music has been called "hand-made techno": Just their voices, fire-tuned home-made drums, one battered vintage casio and a whole lot of energy. Don't miss their Garden State radio debut, with big thanks to the State Department's Center Stage cultural-exchange program for bringing them here all the way from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania!


Put The Needle on the Nerdcore Rapper Sammus
Friday, December 16th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
"Nerdcore" hip-hop artist Sammus is unique Ithaca, NY rapper/producer and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell. Following several underground releases over past few years she recently connected with NJ label Don Giovanni Records to put out her first nationally distributed release "Pieces In Space." This week the artist, who raps on one song that "I enjoy E-40 but I F*** with Joy Division," will join Billy Jam in the WFMU on air studios for an interview and live performance.


Joe Frank - "Karma 6"
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. December 14th, we'll present "Karma 6" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's ex-girlfriend Kate, in Rome on an acting assignment and feeling despondent, phones Joe and they reconcile. Joe recalls his beautiful mother’s flirtatiousness with strange men when Joe was a young boy. His friend Larry reminisces about a summer fling that left him scarred, and Kristine remembers the boy who walked her to school every day and how she almost lost him to a more popular classmate. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield offers observations.


Dr. Lillian Gershenson Carson on Joseph Gershenson (Universal Pictures Music Head 1949-69)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Dr. Lillian Gershenson Carson discusses her father Joseph Gershenson's legacy. Before moving to Hollywood in 1940, Russian-born Gershenson was a Times Square Vaudeville bandleader turned silent film accompanist then short film pioneer producer and music director. In 1940, Universal Pictures hired him to produce and later executive produce over 40 feature length films including early Westerns and "Universal Monsters" films. Eventually as the Music Department head from 1949-69, Gershenson supervised (and conducted) for over 300 films such as Touch of Evil, The Glenn Miller Story, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Magnificent Obsession, Abbott & Costello's Little Giant and Sweet Charity. He even gave Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, John WIlliams, Quincy Jones and the studio musicians now known as "The Wrecking Crew" some of their first jobs. Other collaborators include Vic Mizzy, Francis Lai, Leonard Rosenman, Hans J. Salter and Frank Skinner.


Mike Adams
Monday, December 12th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Mike Adams from Mike Adams at His Honest Weight to Studio A for radio good times. Mike has a new album of hits out as well as a new Christmas 7" out and Dave is pumped for Mike to crank up the hits live in-studio and also maybe have some snacks.


Stashu is Back on Monday Nights!
Monday, December 12th, 2016, 8pm - 9pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Stashu takes over Jo Firestone's old slot. The new show is called Dance With Me Stanley... a one hour serving of Polka a la mode.


The Blind Shake
Monday, December 12th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This high-energy Minneapolis trio has been deconstructing garage rock and punk and revving it up and spitting it back out as their own, original twisted sci-fi sound. Their latest collection of big, blunt riffs is "celebrate Your Worth" on Goner records, and the band makes its fourth (!) appearance on the Three Chord Monte show hot on the heels of playing WFMU's Monty Hall on Friday Dec. 9.


2016, you cruel year (part 1)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 2pm - 6pm
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
2016 has been a cruel year. Starting with the end of December with the death of Lemmy, we should have seen that the year was not going to be a promising one. We are going to celebrate the lives of the people who have left us this past year and honor the ones that have been forgotten. Join Meghan and her end of the year friends with a 4 hour long toast to those that are gone, but never forgotten.


Milk Dick, Mike Abrusci, Madonna Refugia, Primitive Sound System and MORE! Live From Monty Hall
Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Prove It All Night is back for another LIVE show from Monty Hall on Saturday 12/10. With stand up comedy from Mike Abrusci and Madonna Refugia, live music from Milk Dick, special surprise guests and more! Opening and closing the show will be resident DJ, Primitive Sound System. You can watch live videoof the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're in the area- swing by Monty Hall and see the show in real life for the low low price of $5 (cheep!).


Live from Barbes in Park Slope - Sounds of Eastern Europe via NYC
Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg


Join Rob and illustrious co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel at Barbes, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed four-act evening of NY-based ensembles inspired by the sounds of Eastern Europe. Admission is free of charge!
- Dolunay open the show with their urbane urban take on the music of Ottoman Turkey
- Next up, Glas deftly explores the lyrical and mournful sides of Macedonian traditional music;
- Vocal powerhouse Ukrainian Village Voices celebrate the season with ancient winter songs and more;
- and 60s Soviet kitsch fanatics The Eastern Blockhedz close the show by answering the musical question: Ever wonder what Boris & Natasha danced to on Friday nights after grappling with moose and squirrel?
Join us at Barbes or via the airwaves for three solid hours of music. And if you do make it to Barbes: If the great music (free of charge) isn't enough, we'll be doling out free FMU swag too - but get there early before we give it all away!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #6 - Paul Williams, Editor of Crawdaddy Magazine
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On December 7th, we'll hear Wilson interview Paul Williams, editor of the just-launched Crawdaddy magazine. Wilson also presents new recordings by Janis Ian, Seth Connors, Odetta, Willie Bobo, Judy Collins, James Cotton, and a rare Mothers of Invention single. This program originally aired in November 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Jeff Leach
Monday, December 5th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes British comedian/lothario Jeff Leach to the show to ask him what it's like to be a guy who just moved to America right now of all times. They talk about other stuff too. Also, Dave plays some hot clips from the Goddamn Dave Hill Show live at the London Podcast Festival this past September, including the Crime Blotter and a live performance from the Smoke Fairies.


Amirtha Kidambi of Elder Ones
Monday, December 5th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi has just released the record "Holy Science" with her band Elder Ones. Kidambi plays harmonium and sings in a wordless vocal style she first developed while working with the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit and Darius Jones. (She has also worked with Robert Ashley and Seaven Teares.) She'll visit Vocal Fry to talk about the new record and play some excerpts from recent tour recordings.


Author David Klein
Monday, December 5th, 2016, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
A special "fun with numbers" episode! Joe welcomes writer David Klein, the author of the book "If 6 Was 9 (and Other Assorted Number Songs from the No. 1 Song in Heaven to the 99th Floor)." For every number from 1 to 99, David has written about special songs, bands, and albums that contain or are about that number. Obsessive? Yes. Crazy fun? You bet! We'll talk about the book and play some favorite number songs. There may even be a quiz, so be sure to tune in.


La Yegros: Futuristic Cumbia and Chamamé from Buenos Aires
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Buenos Aires has had a thriving electro-cumbia scene for over a decade, radiating from the Zizek club and then the ZZK record label. But it was mostly a boys club until La Yegros stormed onto the scene with her debut album Viene de Mi in 2013. La Yegros has as great new album out, Magnetismo (Soundway/Waxploitation), which on top of giving a charge to cumbia also re-imagines the traditional chamamé style of northeastern Argentina. La Yegros performs and chats on TSP this week!


Dean Wareham
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dean Wareham and Todd-O-Phonic Todd chat Velvet Underground and more in preparation for the Dec. 15th tribute to The Velvets at The Gersham Y in Philadelphia. Dean & Britta and Yo La Tengo will be performing that evening on the 50th anniversary of The VU's first Philly show. Other subjects are likely to include Luna and baseball.


The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass welcomes Midnight Matinee back to the airwaves
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Midnight Matinee presents Be Boppa Bubba HoTep, the King of movies, featuring 18 of the greatest songs Elvis Presley would have recorded had he not switched places with Sebastian Haff, ending up in a rest home with John F Kennedy and an ancient Egyptian mummy. At the stroke of midnight when December 2nd turns into December 3rd right here on WFMU. Here's a taste of things to come: https://youtu.be/ef6N0tPeceo.


Joe Frank - "Karma 5"
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. November 30th, we'll present "Karma 5" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's friend Kristine laments about why romantic love cannot be sustained. Joe, who is breaking up with his girlfriend Kate, drives himself neurotic over Kate's present and future lovers, all of whom are better men than Joe. Adding to his worries, Joe becomes obsessed about losing his inheritance to his mother’s gay hairdresser.


Ennio Morricone 88th Birthday Tribute
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Devon pays annual tribute to the namesake of his show on Il Maestro's 88th birthday month. Composing for over 500 films and selling over 40 million records worldwide, Ennio Morricone has scored for the greats: Leone, Argento, Carpenter, Polanksi, Nichols, Malick, De Palma and Tornatore. Morricone doesn't appear to be easing up his workload with recent scores completed/in progress for Tornatore, Malick, Tarantino, Lajos Koltai and Joshua Sinclair squeezed into his never-ending "60 Years of Music" world tour with 200-piece orchestra and choir.


Listening, Deeply, to Pauline Oliveros (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Doug Schulkind)
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 3pm - 7pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk pays respect to one of the pioneers of electronic music and extended tone, Pauline Oliveros, who left our shared space on November 25 at the age of 84. The impact of her work, her aesthetic philosophy and her generosity of spirit already stretches far beyond her own reputation.


Josie Long PLUS Matt Pond PA
Monday, November 28th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes British comedian Josie Long, currently in town performing her new one-woman show at the Barrow Street Theatre in Manhattan, and musical guest Matt Pond PA. Brace yourself for hot times!


Vanity
Sunday, November 27th, 2016, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

Vanity's Don't Be Shy LP is easily one of the most enjoyable records of 2016. It's all-killer-no-filler rock'n roll with all the joyful adrenaline pumpin' aspects of power pop with bites of acidic dirty punk sprinkled throughout. Every song on this record is an anthem that makes you feel invincible. Don't miss this post-Thanksgiving exclusive live set on Hello Children before Vanity takes the world by storm. And don't forget to snatch up Don't Be Shy from the Katorga Works label so you can hit it hard while you're planning the revolution or just buying another round (or both).


The Most (Matt Marando fills in for Michael Shelley)
Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 11am - 1pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M

The Most, Sweden's best mod export, bring their maximum pop-art sound to What's Happening?!?!


The Othermen (Matt Marando fills in for Dave the Spazz)
Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M

Hide your leftover turkey legs and stuffing! New York's resident trash-garage royalty The Othermen make their WFMU debut just in time for Thanksgiving dinner digestion!


Patric and Hutch of Chips and Beer Magazine (Diane fills in for Evan "Funk" Davies)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Turkey and Apple Cider? How about CHIPS and BEER? Diane welcomes to the program Patrick and Hutch of CHIPS and BEER MAGAZINE who stop by for another wonderfully fun and heavy edition of Peer Pressure! Join Diane and the fellas for some pre-Thanksgiving celebration -- baste that turkey while rockin!! Chips and Beer Magazine is up to Issue #10, featuring; Doro, Suzi Quatro, Leather Leone, [Kim McAullife, Enid Williams & Jackie Chambers (Girlschool)], and still much more, not to mention the additional 8 PAGE FULL COLOR GLOSSY PULL OUT CONTAINING A NEVER BEFORE SEEN KISS PHOTOSHOOT FROM THE GLORY DAYS... Check it out now, AND tune in on the 23rd!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #7 - Tim Buckley
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On November 23, we'll hear Wilson interview Tim Buckley (Jeff Buckley's troubadour dad), while presenting tracks by Nico, Ian & Sylvia, Hugh Masekela, Richie Havens, Cal Tjader, Jimmy Smith, and others. This program originally aired in November 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


LoveyDove
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 6am - 9am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
LoveyDove is the seductive high-grade modernist pop duo of lo-fi indie rock pioneer Azalia Snail and psych-rock virtuoso Dan West. With their 2015 album, ShowStopper, Dan and Azalia pull out all the stops to showcase their uncanny ability to blend anthem rock, bubblegum pop, old-school soul, Bee Gees disco, and modern electro-pop in a way that is completely irresistible and memorable. They will be playing at the Cake Shop on November 18th, at Union Hall in Brooklyn on the 19th, and at the Treehouse on November 20th. Hear them weave their musical spell on Mary Wing’s show at 8 am on Tuesday the 22nd!


Simone Kelly PLUS Robert Crane
Monday, November 21st, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave broadcasts remotely from his dad's apartment in a woodsy area of Northeastern Ohio. Guests include Dave's dad, estate sales expert Simone Kelly (who will be talking about Prince, not Dave's dad), and Robert Crane, son of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane (whose new book discusses his dad's unsolved murder). All this plus hot jams, technical difficulties, and probably Dave's dad's next door neighbors telling him to shut the hell up.



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