Make an Insta-Pledge NOW!

We're an independent freeform station broadcasting at 91.1 fm in New York, at 90.1 fm in the Hudson Valley, and with gobs and gobs of online offerings.

 
Advanced Search


[click on the stable for the soundbite of the day]

[click on the stable for the soundbite of the day]
Greetings from WFMU
Where You Can't Tell The Ulterior Decorators from the Dysfunctional Literates.

Now Playing

WFMU stream (Schedule)
Options "Mojo Workout" by The Persuaders
Options on Fool's Paradise with Rex
Give the Drummer Radio stream (Schedule)
"Red Fox Chasers - Turkey in the Straw"
Rock & Soul Ichiban stream
"WFMU and Rex Doane - WFMU's Fool's Paradise with Rex, November 14, 2009 excerpt"
UbuWeb Radio stream
"Arrigo Lora-Totino - L'esperienza [1965-66]"
Radio Boredcast stream
"COH - 14-Lying (Radio Boredcast Day 17)"

News from the Freeform Front

Pat Byrne presents music, comedy, and more with his variety show Prove It All Night THIS Saturday, April 25th at Monty Hall. Featuring music from Overlake, comedy from Christian Finnegan, Eliza Hurwitz, and Brett Davis, plus DJ sets by Primitive Sound System. The show starts at 9pm, tickets $5 at the door. FB event here.
Join WFMU at Monty Hall on Apr 28th for an evening of music celebrating the wide range of musical styles coming out of Cambodia in the '60s and '70s. Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever performs the songs of Ros Serey Sothea, original members of Baksey Cham Krong and The Drakkar Band will play, and Sinn Sisamouth's grandson will perform his grandfather's beloved songs. Tickets here.
The WFMU Record Fair is coming your way: May 1-3 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint (79 Franklin St)! Luxuriate in a gigantic room filled wall-to-wall with LPs, 45s, CDs, videos, books, posters, collectibles and who knows what else! Oh wait, I know: special appearances by Danny Kroha (Demolition Doll Rods / Gories), Bambi Kino, Miriam, Olivia Neutron John, and more! Get $2 off admission with this coupon, be sure to check out the full schedule of events, and RSVP to the Facebook event.
Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher graces the WFMU studios with a rare live session, Thursday April 30th (mid-3am) on Nickel & Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange. A virtuoso bass player and beat maker, Squarepusher plays uncompromising avant electronic music influenced by amen break jungle and heavy jazz fusion ala '70s Miles Davis.
Tuesday, April 28th 3-6pm with Brian Turner: Part 2 of three hours of The Fall live performances from BT's tape collection PLUS chats with two of the band's best instrumental anchors of its (long) history, guitarist Marc Riley (1978-83), and guitarist Brix Smith Start (1983-89) speak to WFMU on life inside and outside of the band. This past week's archive featured chat with bassist Stephen Hanley and a live set of Fall covers with Spectre Folk in studio.
The Free Music Archive challenges you to make a fake movie trailer! Enter the FMA's Unreel Trailers Challenge: grab some public domain film footage, FMA music, and create a short video trailer for a movie that doesn't exist (yet). The deadline for submissions is May 8th and the winner will receive a fancy projector.
Record Fair in Brooklyn May 1-3?! I want to go to there, but how? Mass transit tips for those not accustomed to outer-borough travel: the closest subway to the Record Fair is the G train at Greenpoint Ave (less than 5 min walk to the Brooklyn Expo Center). Coming from Manhattan? Take the A train into Brooklyn and transfer to a Queens-bound G train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn or take the 7 train to Court Square in Queens and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound G train (the L train will be down May 2-3). Hate the subway? More travel tips below...
The WFMU documentary, Sex and Broadcasting, is coming to the Montclair Film Festival right here in NJ May 6th and 10th (tickets). And if you're in Canada, the film will be showing at the Canadian Week Music Festival in Toronto May 9th (1:30pm, tickets).
Coming up at Monty Hall next month and beyond:
Thurs May 7 - Object Collection live dubs the Steven Segal film Under Siege presented by Miniature Minotaurs | tickets
Sat May 9 - The Minus 5 / Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 | tickets
Mon May 11 - Jessica Pratt | tickets
Thurs May 14 - Mac McCaughan (Superchunk) / The Flesh Wounds | tickets
Sat May 16 - Obnox / Uniform / Wilful Boys | tickets
Thurs May 21 - A screening of Revenge of the Mekons | tickets
Wed June 3 - The Woggles / Wyldlife / Sunshine & the Rain | tickets
Sat June 27 - Fucked Up / Doomsquad | tickets
Do you order stuff on Amazon? Don't worry, your secret is safe with us! Use this link when you shop, and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to WFMU. Please note that Amazon lists us as "Auricle Communications," which is our grown-up, IRS official name.

Playing Today

The WFMU time is now 2:27pm EDT on Saturday. (Full Schedule.)

Saturday
6am to 9am Options Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
9am to 11am Options Bob Brainen
11am to 1pm This week only: Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin
Special: Mike Sin fills in for Michael Shelley
1pm to 3pm Options Fool's Paradise with Rex
[See the playlist]
3pm to 6pm Options Todd-o-phonic Todd
6pm to 9pm This week only: Options Lamin
Special: Lamin fills in for Rob Weisberg
9pm to Midnight Options Prove it All Night with Pat Byrne
Special: Christian Finnegan, Brett Davis, Eliza Hurwitz, and music from Overlake! (More info)
Sunday
Midnight to 3am Options 100% Whatever with Mary Wing
3am to 6am Options Blurred and Obscured with Jonathan Herweg