Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 5th at 12:51 PM

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Author David Klein
Monday, December 5th, 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.


Amirtha Kidambi of Elder Ones
Monday, December 5th, 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.


Jeff Leach
Monday, December 5th, 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.


2016, you cruel year (part 1)
Sunday, December 11th, 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.


The Blind Shake
Monday, December 12th, 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.


Joe Frank - "Karma 6"
Wednesday, December 14th, 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.


2016, you cruel year (part 2)
Sunday, December 18th, 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.


A Christmas Miracle
Thursday, December 22nd, 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!


Joe Carducci
Wednesday, December 28th, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
Joe Carducci returns to The John Allen Show; this time we'll do a show around Psychozoic Hymnal topkick rock and rollers (with the odd amendment or two) from Joe's first book, 'Rock and the Pop Narcotic'.


Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2016 Special
Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 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.


Eastern Bloc postpunk sounds with guest DJ Kevin Failure
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, 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!



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