Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Tribute to Neil Innes, with Ira Kaplan
Sunday, January 26th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Gaylord Fields will be joined by Yo La Tengo member (and WFMU fill-in DJ) Ira Kaplan to talk a little about and play a lot of the music of the late Neil Innes. (Yo La Tengo has backed Innes live, cultivating a friendship in the process.) From the Bonzos to the Rutles to Innes' solo work and beyond, this program will merely scratch the surface in its attempt to honor the life and career of the master singer/songwriter/parodist and "seventh Python."


Sounds of Siberia: Mind-Blowing Jaw Harp Playing and Overtone Singing Featuring Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Nachyn Choreve
Saturday, January 25th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The duo Sounds of Siberia combines dazzling traditions of two neighboring regions: Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is a singer and master of the otherworldly-sounding khomus (jaw harp) of Yakutia. Nachyn Choreve is a multi-instrumentalist and master of Tuva's equally unearthly khoomei (overtone singing). Yuliyana honed her craft with stellar women's ensemble Ayarkhaan. Nachyn is a member of superb Tuvan-psychedelic band Hartyga. Sounds of Siberia is touring the west coast now and will be at SXSW in March. Experience their magical sounds on WFMU this Saturday!


The Josephine Network and Bob Mould
Saturday, January 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Josephine Network celebrates their brand new Dig Records long-player "Music Is Easy" on Dig! Records. Josephine will prove there is still room for yentas in pop music. While infamous as the leader of Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has continued to make inspiring and relevant music. Todd-O-Phonic Todd will chat with him about his lengthy career, pro wrestling and his current solo tour.


Put The Needle On The Censorship (Radio/Explicit Versions)
Friday, January 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
To highlight how the FCC’s rules distort the art form of hip-hop on the radio, Billy Jam will do two versions of his show; the “radio” clean FM broadcast version plus an uncensored explicit version for the WFMU archives only. In addition to music both WFMU’s Joe D and Ken Freedman will offer their insights on censorship. Put the Needle On The Record Friday January 24th at 7pm


A Show for Australia with special guest Anna Copa Cabanna
Thursday, January 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Dig up your Crocodile Dundee and Bee Gees posters, this week Julie focuses exclusively on music by Australian artists. NYC "It" girl, musician, singer and dancer Anna Copa Cabanna comes by to play some favorites from her home country and talk about her upcoming fundraiser for the animals displaced by the fires at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn on January 29th. You can purchase Benefit tickets here.


Lady R
Thursday, January 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Lady R is a all vinyl reggae selector originally from Japan and based in NYC. She has a weekly show on 8 Ball Radio and her sound is roots and original dancehall. Expect some classics and rarities.


Adam Minkoff (Morricone 90)
Tuesday, January 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Adam Minkoff celebrated Il Maestro's 90th birthday year by reinterpreting an Ennio composition every week under the moniker "Morricone 90." The project culminated on Morricone's 91st birthday with a 28-minute suite compiling 60 compositions from each of il Maestro's westerns scored between 1963 and 2015. Adam has recorded or performed with Dweezil Zappa, Greg Allman, Elysian Fields, Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Liebman and Sheryl Crow.


Jonathan Fischer, technology editor, Slate
Monday, January 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, we're discussing "The Evil List" - which ranks the 30 most evil companies in the world - with Jonathan Fischer, the tech editor at Slate. Yes, Facebook is on the list, but it's not #1. Find out who is - on Techtonic, Monday at 6pm.


Ana Roxanne
Monday, January 20th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Ana Roxanne's EP came out on Leaving Records this past year and got a lot of love on WFMU. It's a meditative, ambient, and atmospheric album full of drone-like vocal loops and the occasional sample. Tune in at 4pm for her live set and a short conversation between Ana and Olivia.


The Coffin Daggers
Monday, January 20th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The modern surf rock legends return to WFMU, this time ahead of a brand new album entitled "Eleki." which comes out in February. Eleki is the genre of 1960s Japanese instrumental rock and roll, and the Coffin Daggers offer their takes on tracks by The Spacemen, Yuzo Kayama, The Sharp Five and more.


Kill the Holidays Dead with Glen Jones, Live at Monty Hall
Sunday, January 19th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme (on Video & WFMU stream & FM radio)
Kill the Holidays Dead with Glen Jones Sick to death of the holidays? Have we got a party for you! Come out and kill the holidays with Glen Jones at Monty Hall on Sunday, January 19th with live music from Holmes and Reno’s Men. Doors open at 11, broadcast starts at noon. Tickets are $5 at the door on the day of show. All ages welcome! IBJ for life!


Stander
Sunday, January 19th, Midnight - 3am
on
Hits From The Crypt with Keilidh
Call them post-rock if you want, but Chicago trio Stander hits different. The heavy cinematic epics on their debut album "The Slow Bark" grip and stir with cavernous layers of blackened shredding and pounding drums. Tune in to Hits From The Crypt at the stroke of midnight as Keilidh welcomes Mike Boyd, Derek Shlepr, and Stephen Waller into the studio


Live from Golden Fest - Brooklyn's Spectacular Balkan Bacchanal
Saturday, January 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Join Rob and guest co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel for a 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 17th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 18th, some sixty bands will perform on five stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. We'll bring you the first three hours live from the Grand Ballroom, center stage of this fabulous Balkan-inspired bacchanal.


Shaun McGann
Saturday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Shaun McGann hosts The Seven To Ten radio show Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m. on WFDU 89.1 FM/WFDU.FM out of Teaneck, NJ The show is a three hour whirlwind of psychedelia, garage rock, punk, new wave, classics, and deep album cuts that sometimes dives into the modern era. He counts Todd-O-Phonic Todd among his fan base and the feeling is mutual. On Saturday Jan. 18th Shaun will appear on Todd's show from 4-5 p.m. and Todd will hop on Shaun's show from 8-9 p.m.. Radio history!


Lance Osborne of Fab Four Archivist and live performance from The Kings!
Saturday, January 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Lance Osborne who runs the popular YouTube channel Fab Four Archivist joins Michael to discuss legendary drummer Bernard Purdie's long running claims that he played on twenty one Beatle recordings and "Ringo doesn't play on anything." And, all they way from Canada, The Kings drop by for an unplugged set, which is sure to include their #1 hit "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide."


Tiny Ruins
Saturday, January 18th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
With each new album release, Hollie Fullbrook, of the band Tiny Ruins, continues to show that she is one of the most poetic and very finest songwriters. After recording her third album, "Olympic Girls", she was compelled to approach the songs again, this time as a solo session. The result, "Olympic Girls Solo" (on Ba Da Bing), brings to mind her spare and hushed early releases, and showcases her beautiful guitar playing. Hollie's WFMU session is just her and guitar, and also features a conversation about her background and songwriting.


Outsider Art Fair interview with Andrew Edlin (owner of Andrew Edlin Gallery)
Friday, January 17th, 7am - 9am
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Andrew Edlin, owner of the Andrew Edlin Gallery and the owner of the Outsider Art Fair, sat down for an interview about outsider art and the Outsider Art Fair that opens this Thursday at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The art fair will be happening all weekend long. We talked about what outsider art is, some of the great artists, what to expect at the fair and his love of Yo La Tengo! Come join us this Friday and get excited about the upcoming fair!


Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Finale / Part X)
Thursday, January 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene

DJ Redlox
Thursday, January 16th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Redlox is a native New Yorker. His tastes are eclectic but lots of soul, rock and hip hop, and was first inspired to DJ when listening to DJ Red Alert in the 80s. He'll be doing a set of Capricorn artists. tis the season!


Bill Lichtenstein, director of the documentary WBCN and The American Revolution
Wednesday, January 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
The new documentary WBCN and The American Revolution tells the story of the now-legendary Boston radio station in the late '60s and early '70s when it became the voice of a community during a time of profound social, political, and cultural changes. Director Bill Lichtenstein will join Evan "Funk" Davies and fellow Greater Bostonian Matt Fiveash for a conversation about the film. Screenings are scheduled in January for the Boston area as well as Bend Oregon, and it will show at Monty Hall on Saturday March 21 followed by a Q+A with the director.


Matt Fiveash guest hosts Honky Tonk Radio Girl.
Wednesday, January 15th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Honky Tonk Radio Girl with Becky

Best In Soundtrack 2019, Pt. 2
Tuesday, January 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins returns for a second week to spin highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2018.


Begotten
Tuesday, January 14th, Midnight - 3am
on
What Was Music? with Marcel M
The truly doomed Begotten formed in 1997. In 2002 Guitarist Matt Anselmo was diagnosed with throat cancer, bassist Amanda Topaz lost 75% of her hearing and Rob Sefcik joined Kings Destroy. After a 15-yr hiatus Begotten was reawakened in 2016. And in 2020, they make their WFMU debut. For fans of doom and getting kicked in the head. Don't miss it


Aaron Roth, author of "The Ethical Algorithm"
Monday, January 13th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Algorithms are now consulted in decisions ranging from healthcare and finance to hiring, college admissions, and criminal sentencing. U Penn computer science professor Aaron Roth co-authored the new book "The Ethical Algorithm" to explore how (and if!) these algorithms can be programmed to generate fair and ethical outcomes.


Johanna Tzipkine on the Cosmic Rai of Sofiane Saidi, and More
Saturday, January 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The annual APAP arts presenters conference brings artists to New York for showcase concerts. It also brings people here who help make the music happen, like Johanna Tzipkine. The onetime radio DJ from Marseille joins us to introduce the edgy French-Algerian music of Sofiane Saidi and Mazalda plus other new global sounds from across the Atlantic. Saidi and Mazalda play two big world music showcases this weekend: Saturday night's Secret Planet at Drom and Sunday night's globalFEST at the Copacabana.


Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Part IX )
Thursday, January 9th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene

Modern Nature
Wednesday, January 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Modern Nature is a new band started by Jack Cooper, previously of Ultimate Painting, and Will Young of BEAK>. 2019 saw the release of their Nature EP, followed by the full-length album How To Live (both on Bella Union), which one reviewer suggested sounds at times like Yo La Tengo backed by Can's rhythm section. Modern Nature makes their North American debut on WFMU, kicking off a US and Canada tour that includes an appearance at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday January 11. Check all the tour dates online at http://modernnature.band and make sure you're listening to WFMU Wednesday night at 9pm!


Best In Soundtrack 2019, Pt. 1
Tuesday, January 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Host Devon E. Levins spins highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2019.


Colonial Effects: Thai Pop During the Vietnam War with Benjamin Tausig
Monday, January 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Benjamin Tausig takes listeners on a tour of the cosmopolitan musical scenes of Thailand during the Vietnam War, as the country's musicians plugged in and absorbed and refracted Western influences. With pop songs that mixed languages and traditional genres, the period produced the earliest electric phin music, now a popular style worldwide. An assistant professor of music at Stony Brook University and prolific author and editor of crossword puzzles, Benjamin Tausig has written broadly about music, sound, and dissent in Southeast Asia and the U.S. His first book, Bangkok Is Ringing, focuses on the sonic broadcasts of Thai Red Shirt antigovernment protestors in 2010-2011, and he is currently working on a second book about Thai popular music during the Vietnam War.


Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci
Monday, January 6th, 7pm - 8pm
on Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Multifaceted vocalist Amirtha Kidambi sings as Lea Bertucci extends her voice through electronic manipulation and improvised tactics. More than simply filtering voice through electronics, Bertucci manipulates Kidambi’s voice by feeding it into an analog tape machine and physically tweaking the reels. Kidambi reacts, creating a cascade of timbral techniques, feedback loops, and polyphonic voices. Start the new year right with a live set from the duo on Vocal Fry on Monday, January 6th.


Station Manager Ken Freedman
Monday, January 6th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Station Manager Ken Freedman joins Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic to discuss "tech trends that could come to bite us" in 2020. After all: the more you know, the better you can protect yourself from what Big Tech is planning next!


Food Art Special
Monday, January 6th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Tune in for thoughts on food, art, memory, nostalgia, and identity. Olivia interviews ceramicist Stephanie Shih, well known for her ceramic dumplings and hyper-realistic porcelain replicas of grocery staples, and more.


Korean Shamanic Folk-Funk Juggernaut Ak Dan Gwang Chil Recorded Live at WOMEX: A globalFEST Preview
Saturday, January 4th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

There's a flowering folk-roots revival in South Korea - but no band combines virtuosity, charisma, and pure energy like Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7). Three powerhouse singers and six virtuoso players combine for breakneck-speed roots-romps. ADG7 was chosen to perform at the prestigious globalFEST world music showcase at Manhattan's Copacabana Sunday night January 12th. They were also selected to showcase at October’s influential WOMEX World Music Expo in Finland. Rob met up with ADG7 at the WOMEX EBU Radio Studio and he'll share their mind-blowing live session on WFMU!


Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Parts VII & VIII)
Thursday, January 2nd, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
Memories of pre-war Berlin with Michael Hamburger, a beetle swimming shore to shore in a darkened well, Irish country houses and a eerie trip to Orfond Ness all while I find myself trapped in the Munich airport a little over 100km or 60 miles from W.G. Sebald's birthplace.


Devon E. Levins' Top 20 Soundtracks of the '10s!
Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
On a special 3-hour New Years Eve episode of Morricone Island, host Devon E. Levins counts down his favorite Original Soundtracks of the past decade.


The Best of What Was? 2019 Edition
Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, Midnight - 3am
on
What Was Music? with Marcel M
Tune in to hear Marcel's favorites of 2019 jam packed in to 3 hours with little to no mic breaks and almost no commercials.


Chris Stamey, in person
Saturday, December 28th, 2019, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Chris Stamey of The dB's drops by to discuss how the band migrated from North Carolina to New York City in the late '70s, and the circumstances surrounding the making of their first two lps - two of the absolute greatest albums known to man.


Put The Needle on The Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 2
Friday, December 27th, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second in his three part annual review of the best in hip-hop, Billy Jam confirms that 2019 was a strong year for female representation in the traditionally male-dominated genre when his one hour mix will include such women artists as Sampa The Great, Noname, Kate Tempest and Rapsody. Put the Needle on The Record; Friday December 27th at 7pm on WFMU


Boxing Day Special
Thursday, December 26th, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
on
Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White
Hearty White and Vicki Bennett combine forces to bring you a Miracle Nutrition/Do or DIY Boxing Day special with their guests Gwilly Edmonez, Ergo Phizmiz, and The Reason, Caterina Robertson. Come listen inside the box as you look at Christmas from the other side. Thursday, December 26th at 7pm.


Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Part VI)
Thursday, December 26th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene

Xian Psych Special
Tuesday, December 24th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
on
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
Celebrate the birthday of Our Saviour with 3 hours of xian psych from the Golden Age of God Rock (1967-1981). Xian jams, folk rock, sunshine pop culled from the endless glut of obscure bands and singer songwriters that surfaced out of the Jesus People movement. (Micah fills in for Devon and Bethany.)


Kinda Like Christmas: The U.K. (& Irish) Folk Rock Special
Tuesday, December 24th, 2019, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Sort of Christmas-y music for people who can't take one more Christmas jingle. Three hours of folk rock, psych folk, prog folk and plain old folky folk from the '60s and '70s.


The Raging 'Teens: Live on Three Chord Monte 2010-2019
Monday, December 23rd, 2019, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Joe B. cherry-picks from the more than 200 live sessions produced on the Three Chord Monte show from 2010 through 2019 to send the decade out in style.


The Annual Winter Soul-stice, with Becky
Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Gaylord Fields will again be joined by Becky, host of WFMU's Honky Tonk Radio Girl program — who will be trading in her Stetson hat and Nudie suit for high-heel sneakers, a wig hat, and a soulful dress — in the service of spinning soul 45's. As is customary during this guaranteed Christmas-song-free program, your dancing shoes will get a workout in the name of Paganism.


Holiday music spectacular with co-host Gaylord Fields, guest George Faulkner & staff holiday music picks.
Saturday, December 21st, 2019, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Celebrate with Michael as he & Gaylord Fields host an on-air holiday party. The festivities include guest George Faulkner talking about his new single, which features songs written by Beach Boys' Wilson brothers dad Murry Wilson!, and, various WFMU staff will drop by to share a holiday tune and discuss how they're feeling this time of year.


Put The Needle on The Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 1
Friday, December 20th, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
With such a wealth of incredible hip-hop releases in 2019 (mostly underground) it's been a challenge for Billy Jam to narrow it down to three one hour shows dedicated to the "Best of 2019 Hip-Hop" but the WFMU DJ has subjectively done so with Part 1 on Friday December 20th at 7pm


Molly Burch Holiday Special
Friday, December 20th, 2019, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Dolly Parton, ABBA, The Mamas & the Papas, and Nino Tempo & April Stevens are a few of the artists covered by Austin-based chanteuse Molly Burch on her brand new record, The Molly Burch Christmas Album (Captured Tracks). It’s a laid-back, exquisitely produced record, swathed in acoustic guitars, soft bells, and Molly’s enchanting voice. She says it’s an album "for people who love Christmas music and don’t love Christmas music,” and she’ll be performing a few of her festive favorites on Sophisticated Boom Boom—just in time for the holidays!


Frame Duggy Louder 250
Friday, December 20th, 2019, 2pm - 4pm
on
Frame Duggy Louder with Jan Turkenburg (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
250 episodes ago in 2006 DJ Jan Turkenburg started the Dutch language version of Frame Duggy Louder on local radio, in Zwolle The Netherlands. Today he looks back to that first season, playing segments by Ton Rückert and Marco Kalnenek, who had regular items in the show back then. The show finishes off with a brand new guest mix by the Polish DJ Marcin Przyłęcki.


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 19th, 2019, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his musical guests The Wassailants (featuring WFMU DJs Amanda Nazario, Matt Fiveash, Gaylord Fields, Matt Clarke and others)!


Annual "Merry Shakesmas" Holiday Spectacular
Thursday, December 19th, 2019, 8pm - 9pm
on
Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Annual celebration of the merriest, hairiest, jolliest, noggy-est holiday rock & soul nuggets from DJ Pat K's yuletide playbox!


Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Parts IV & V)
Thursday, December 19th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
The bookclub continues with parts four and five where we'll hear memories of battles at sea, letters from Joseph Conrad and wonder if St. Sebolt is a decedent from Dacia or Denmark. If you're reading along, don't forget you can participate in the show by recording yourself talking about the decaying and forgotten places in your area and emailing: tourism@wfmu.org!


Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2019 Special
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Time is a construct designed to stave off the inevitable mental collapse that would occur from our inability to contextualize correlative and causal relationships, agreed? So to avoid losing his mind, Nate K. takes his annual look back at the year that was and play tracks from his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, comps, and reissues. Apologies in advance to the creators of the numerous fantastic releases that Nate will surely forget about.


Feeling the Favorites from 2019
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, Noon - 3pm
on
Feelings with Michele with One "L"
Join Michele as she feels her favorite releases from 2019! She's got three hours of hard hitting emotions to flood you with. Station Manager Ken, Joe McGasko, Olivia, Matt Warwick, and Scott Williams all stop by with their best-loved pick of the year.


Matt Klinman and Sam West, creators of "Smartr" podcast series
Monday, December 16th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Matt Klinman and Sam West, creators of a new 10-episode podcast called Smartr - that's Smarter with no letter 'e'. This podcast makes merciless fun of tech bros, clueless billionaires, and Silicon Valley startup culture. Tune in to hear Matt, Sam, and some excerpts from Smartr.


Three Chord Monte Christmas Party starring Fascinations Grand Chorus
Monday, December 16th, 2019, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Jersey City's favorite indiepop duo combine their love of The Beach Boys, The Misfits, 1910 Fruitgum Company, vintage synths and certain antiquated arcade games into a sweet sound all their own. They'll be playing songs from their just-released debut album as well as cool original holiday numbers. Will their catchy Christmas songs be enough to convince WFMU's resident grinch that he really has had a wonderful life? Tune in to find out!


Sounds Under 64 Not Allowed, first episode
Sunday, December 15th, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
on
Sounds Under 64 Not Allowed with Jan Turkenburg (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Another new show by DJ Jan Turkenburg (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream) One hour of 78rpm records only. You'll be amazed.


Lakha Khan: Master Fiddler From Rajasthan, India
Saturday, December 14th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Lakha Khan is a master of the Sindhi sarangi of Rajasthan - one of India's great folk fiddles. Indian label Amarrass Records has brought him from the village to the world, releasing his albums and bringing him out to tour internationally. Including: A stop at the 2019 WOMEX World Music Expo in Finland, where Khan was selected to showcase. Rob was thrilled to record a session with the master accompanied by his son in the WOMEX EBU Radio Studio. Hear it here on WFMU!


Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke
Saturday, December 14th, 2019, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

A prolific duo influenced by punk, folk, bluegrass, the Beatles, and much more, Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke have been making music together since 1990, and kids' music for the past decade. Wilde, also an illustrator, creates the art for the duo's albums. Roger and Amanda are delighted to welcome them for a live set of their clever, hilarious songs.


Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Parts II & III)
Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
We continue on Sebald's journey around East Anglia with memories of war, Somerleyton Hall and herring fishing. Either read ahead or wait and read parts II and III after you listen. If you missed it don't forget to catch up with part I in the archives or on the podcast.


Kate from 79.5
Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Kate from the very fabulous ensemble 79.5 is coming out to dj, yes it's true! Trouble is thrilled, she can't wait for all the fab sounds she will mix up on This is the Modern World.


Yes, We Have No Mountains with Jan Turkenburg premieres today!
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
on Yes, We Have No Mountains with Jan Turkenburg
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
It's the first episode of Yes, We Have No Mountains with DJ Jan Turkenburg. This new show focuses on Dutch rock history. It's going to be awesome, so don't miss it!


Honey Radar
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Playing elliptical yet supremely catchy lo-fi psych-pop, underground mainstay Honey Radar brings to mind "Propeller"-era Guided By Voices as well as the most listenable strains of the private press nether world. This is budget rock played for people who went broke using "The Acid Archives" as a want list. The band drops by Burn It Down! (for a second time) to play tracks from its excellent new LP, "Ruby Puff of Dust," available now on What's Yr Rupture.


DJ Tom Lax
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
By 1979, tracks began to appear in the postpunk terroir that weren't easily identifiable. The culprits all were nonconformist, feeding off the avant tenor splayed out of punk, industrial, DIY & loner chum. Today we trip back through a portal to hear some of what it was hiding in plain sight in the years spanning 1979-1985. Siltbreeze head honcho Tom Lax lugs a hefty load of weirdo records to WFMU for your listening edification.


Doug Hill, author of "Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology"
Monday, December 9th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
In his book "Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology," Doug Hill surveys what tech critics have been trying to tell us for a couple hundred years. (Maybe this time we'll listen to them!) Tune in to hear what Doug Hill learned from 20 years of studying the history and philosophy of technology.


Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone: Ugandan Roots Music and More
Saturday, December 7th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Haruna Walusimbi is one of Uganda's most celebrated traditional musicians and music educators, but that's not all: He founded performing arts troupe Nile Beat, launched Uganda's biggest annual cultural festival, and won a Grammy for his leading role in Bela Fleck's film Throw Down Your Heart. Walusimbi and fellow musician / scholar Mark Stone join the band Kakande for shows at the Shrine in Harlem Saturday night and a house concert in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon. And they join us on WFMU this Saturday!


Thunder and Sunshine
Saturday, December 7th, 2019, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

This powerful, funky rock band bring a live set of their inspiring tunes to WFMU's kids' show. Back in September, two of them put on a great performance for Double-Dip Kidfest at Monty Hall--they're back with a full band, puppets, and some extra surprises. "The message is for kids, the music is for everyone!"


Peter Zummo
Friday, December 6th, 2019, 9am - Noon
on
JA In The AM with John Allen
Peter Zummo will be our special guest on JA in the AM friday Dec. 6th. The downtown composer and trombonist, known for exploring the rock, jazz, new- and electronic-music, disco, punk, and world-music idioms, has been more recently recognized for his 80s work with the late Arthur Russell...but his career extends back 50 years and we’ll look at all of it. Peter has a new record called Deep Drive, we'll play some selections from that, and he’ll guest DJ and perform some live solo work.


Bookclub! The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Part I)
Thursday, December 5th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
The Blind Tourist is hosting a winter bookclub of The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald. Read along or just listen and enjoy. We start with Part I in a hospital in Norwich.


Chandra
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
In 1980, at the age of 12, New Yorker Chandra Oppenheim was fronting her own eponymous band, who may well be the only group to debut at the Mudd Club and later appear on the Captain Kangaroo show. They also released the acclaimed Transportation EP, which had a deluxe reissue in late 2018 by the Toronto-based Telephone Explosion label. In the past several years Chandra put together a new band made up of Toronto musicians, and they recently released a live single on Third Man. You can hear Chandra play live right here on WFMU Wednesday night, December 4, and then catch them the next night at The Broadway in Brooklyn with Future Punx and Famous Logs In History (and WFMU's own Tom Dash spinning the tunes between bands)!


Joe Hollier, cofounder of The Light Phone
Monday, December 2nd, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Joe Hollier, cofounder of The Light Phone, a simplified smartphone NOT designed by Big Tech (the team is based in Brooklyn). The Light Phone has texting and phone calls, and not much else.


Ani Cordero On Her Powerful New Album "El Machete" and Indie Music From Puerto Rico
Saturday, November 30th, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ani Cordero's Puerto Rican-American-Global music is politically charged and fun to dance to! Recent events provided plenty of raw material for her powerful new album El Machete. But they also inspired Ani to co-found PRIMA, a non-profit that supports independent music from Puerto Rico. Ani joins us ahead of her World Music Institute gig Friday night December 6th at Bushwick's Sultan Room to sample El Machete and to introduce some of the indie artists making waves in Puerto Rico.


Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
Friday, November 29th, 2019, 7am - Noon (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)

This is the Modern World, the Radiovert Thanksgiving Edition
Thursday, November 28th, 2019, 9am - Noon
on
Radiovert with Nicole
While Trouble's away, Nicole will play...and she'll have you shakin' a tail feather while you're bastin' the bird. Then, just when you're ready to bust a gut, sit down, and enjoy Nicole's very first radio interview with author Dave Eggers. They talk about all sorts of stuff, including his new book, TThe Captain and The Glory.


Cranksgiving with Jim the Poe fills in for Seven Second Delay
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019, 6pm - 7pm
on
Showy McShowface with Jim the Poet
Before we celebrate a holiday dedicated to being grateful, let's spend an hour complaining about everything and anything. It's Cranksgiving with Jim the Poet, in for Seven Second Delay on Thanksgiving Eve! What roasts your boat? Call in to Jim the Poet. He's listening! And broadcasting from 6 to 7 for all your whining pleasure! Call 201 209 9368 or text your complaints to 201 743 8616!


The Du-rites
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019, Noon - 3pm
on
The Duane Train
They're Baack! THe always entertaining duo of modern day funksters the Du-rites will be back Thanksgiving Pre-game on the train and discuss their brand new live album and 7" release and discuss what 2020 has in store for them, as well s play few funky selections for the people!


Thurston Moore
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Nate the K. is beyond excited to be chatting with the one and only Thurston Moore about his epic new triple-disc instrumental face-melter "Spirit Counsel" (featuring the hour-long track "Alice Moki Jayne" played in full recently on Burn It Down!). Moore will also discuss his upcoming tour in support of the album, plus, if we're lucky, early midwestern American hardcore, the potency of the acid at the Desolation Center festival, and the worst food he ever ate on the road. Tune in on Tuesday, November 26.


Legendary New Zealand musician/writer Bill Direen
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Legendary New Zealand musician and writer Bill Direen stops by to play a clutch of his timeless songs, read chunks of his evocative and visceral poetry and discuss the new documentary, A Memory Of Others. An affecting portrait of the artist, A Memory Of Others is also a new double-album collection released by Sophomore Lounge that functions as a perfect testimonial to Direen's essential work.


Big Planet Noise 3 hour Thanksgiving.special
Monday, November 25th, 2019, 8pm - 11pm
on
Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

The Jay Vons
Monday, November 25th, 2019, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Jay Vons bring their savvy and sophisticated keen-eyed soul to WFMU to celebrate the release of their long-awaited debut LP, The Word. Don't miss it!


Live From Barbès: Sounds of Africa and the Americas: Kaethe Hostetter, Kuye, Natu Camara, Anbessa Orchestra
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Transpacific Sound Paradise returns to Barbès for the first time in two years! Join Rob and co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel at the music-lover's haven at 376 9th St in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed early evening of live music from Africa and the Americas. Admission is free and we'll be giving away FMU swag too! Featuring:
- Kaethe Hostetter (of Qwanqwa) - Ethio violin & electronics
- Nuyo-Colombian-Sudanese musical explorers Kuye
- Groundbreaking Guinean songbird Natu Camara
- Ethiopian instrumental groovers Anbessa Orchestra.
Join us via the airwaves or at Barbès!



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