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Lullabies and reveilles. Something for the late nighters and early risers.
August 9, 2008: Radio Greatz Weekend Wow!!!
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The WFMU Staff in 1969
We unlock the FMU archive vault and take a trip back to August 29, 1969 and re-air a portion of Kevin Taylor and Danny Fields' farewell broadcasts before the infamous staff walkout. Ken Freedman sets the stage ...
"There was growing tension between FMU and Upsala College from September 1968 to August 1969 due to the college's correct perception that their sleepy little radio station had been taken over during summer 1968 by freaks and weirdos. Throughout academic year 1968-1969, tensions grew and during the summer of 1969, the staff was burned out and realized that the jig would be up with the new school year in Sept 1969. The school was going to reassert control. Also, the staff felt that the Woodstock Festival was the ultimate sellout of the counterculture. So, as John Lennon sang a few months later, they felt that "The Dream Was Over." So the staff all walked out en masse in August 1969."
|Artist||Track||Album||Label||Approx. start time|
|Cardew/Scratch Orchestra||Paragraph 2||The Great Learning||Deutsche Grammofon||0:00:00 (Pop‑up)|
|Sun Ra||Walking on the Moon||My Brother the Wind||Evidence||0:21:10 (Pop‑up)|
|King Crimson||21st Century Schizoid Man||Epitaph||DGM||0:35:00 (Pop‑up)|
|Family||The Weavers Answer||BBC Radio Vol. 1||BBC||0:41:41 (Pop‑up)|
|Deep Purple||Shades||Purple Passages||Warner Bros||0:47:10 (Pop‑up)|
|Groundhogs||Daze of the Weak||Blues Obituary||Akarma||0:52:31 (Pop‑up)|
Music behind DJ:
Lawrence Welk Hits
|Kevin Taylor||Last Night on the Air 8-29-1969||1:05:04 (Pop‑up)|
|David Peel and the Lower East Side||Mother Where is My Father||.... and the Rest is History||Rhino||2:07:26 (Pop‑up)|
|MC5||I Can Only Give you Everthing||The Big Bang||Rhino||2:09:39 (Pop‑up)|
|Kevin Taylor||Last Night on the Air 8-29-1969||2:17:43 (Pop‑up)|
|Rolling Stones||Midnight Rambler||Let It Bleed||ABKCO||2:37:43 (Pop‑up)|
|Danny Fields||Last Night on the Air 8-29-1969||2:49:26 (Pop‑up)|