Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: May 7th at 8:47 PM

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Special Guest: Peter Kuhn
Saturday, May 8th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Clarinetist-saxophonist Peter Kuhn, ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: Music is a healing force of the universe. Creative music opens the mind and heart. Listening deeply we dwell in the present moment and are free of all afflictions.


Norman Blake, frontman of Teenage Fanclub
Saturday, May 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Norman Blake, frontman of Teenage Fanclub, gets grilled by Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his band's lengthy and illustrious career and their brand new album "Endless Arcade" (Merge). Find out how Teenage Fanclub has been so wonderful for so long!


Elizabeth Rodriguez of OKAN: Compelling Afro-Cuban Sounds From Canada
Saturday, May 8th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Toronto's OKAN blends Afro-Cuban roots with jazz and much more. They're led by two gifted Cuban emigre musicians, both veterans of Canadian woodwind player Jane Bunnett's award-winning all-female Latin Jazz band Maqueque. Violinist / vocalist / co-leader Elizabeth Rodriguez joins us to introduce OKAN's latest album Espiral, and preview their streaming show hosted by Flushing Town Hall on Friday May 14.


Moroder's Moon
Sunday, May 9th, 6am - 9am
on Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol

The great Giorgio Moroder celebrated his 81st birthday on April 26th and he's still going strong! Spend a couple of hours this Sunday morning listening to some of the music from his vast catalog along with some words of wisdom from his 60 years in music. Happy Birthday, Giorgio!


Joe Mulligan guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, May 9th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Ambient awareness, a new age daydream, and a little tension to keep upright.


Author Joel Selvin
Saturday, May 15th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Joel Selvin author of the new book “Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise” which tells the story of how a group of Southern California high school students transformed music and the music industry and helped invent the image of the West Coast as the promised land ― a sun-dappled vision of an idyllic life in the sand and surf.


Thibault Chaumei from San Salvador: Occitan Vocal Power and Propulsive Percussion
Saturday, May 15th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Youthful French ensemble San Salvador revs up traditional Occitan-language troubadour songs by blending complex vocal polyphony with propulsive percussion. They've already wowed the cognoscenti at both the WOMEX (Europe) and globalFEST (US) world music showcases. Thibault Chaumei of San Salvador joins us this week to introduce the group's wonderful debut studio album La Gran Folie and share the story behind the music.


JUNF guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, May 16th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Latin-based freeform show (straight from México City)


It's a World Goth Day celebration!
Saturday, May 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)


DJ Domenica guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, May 23rd, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

DJ Domenica did a guest slot back in January, and she returns with more songs of synthetic love languages! Get ready to boogie!


Dean Friedman
Saturday, May 29th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with singer-songwriter Dean Friedman about his prolific career and his biggest hit, 1977's quirky "Ariel", which reached number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Brett Davis guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, May 30th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Music and audio sketches from comedian Brett Davis.



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