Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: November 29th at 9:54 PM

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The Oldest Booze in the US on Six Degrees
Friday, December 2nd, Midnight - 3am
on Six Degrees with Alan

On this week's Six Degrees an interview with Lisa Laird, chief operating officer and global ambassador of Laird and Company, America's oldest distillery founded in 1698 in Scobeyville, New Jersey. Laird's Apple Jack products represent three centuries and ten generations of family distilling tradition. Lisa shares stories tying her family distillery to early US and New Jersey history. 


James Donna of The Castaways
Saturday, December 3rd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes James Donna the keyboard player of the Minnesota garage band The Castaways, still going strong and playing gigs 57 years after their single "Liar, Liar" made it to number twelve on the charts.


Special Guests: Douglas Ewart and Oliver Lake
Saturday, December 3rd, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Douglas Ewart and Oliver Lake join Music for a Free World to talk about The Art of Counterpoint, 8 Musicians Make Art now on display at Zürcher Gallery in New York City until January 10.


Nick and Lysa guest host!
Sunday, December 4th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

No borders, no walls—just the most entrancing and compelling new music from all genres and all regions.


An interview with Tyler Keith 
Friday, December 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Singer, songwriter, and musician Tyler Keith has been whipping up a roots-tinged garage-punk frenzy for decades in bands such as the Neckbones, the Preacher's Kids, the Apostles, and Teardrop City. Earlier this year, Keith released his first book, The Mark of Cain. He dropped by Burn It Down! to discuss crime novels, the prison-industrial complex, the prosperity gospel, Harry Crews, the state of book publishing, and more. Tune in as Burn It Down! goes highbrow...just a little.  


Nu Jazz Live Set
Sunday, December 11th, Midnight - 3am
on Radioactivity with Abbie From Mars

NYC's experimental jazz/metal/rave supergroup, including members of Deli Girls, Beshken, Murderpact, and CGI Jesus, performs live on RadioActivity with Abbie from Mars.


Jazz Adam guest hosts!
Sunday, December 11th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

An eclectic set of eccentric melodies and jittery beats that twist the pop song structure


Jonny Couch live set
Wednesday, December 14th, Noon - 3pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Jersey City’s own Jonny Couch brings his band to WFMU for a live set that was originally scheduled to take place in April of 2020! Couch names Cheap Trick and the Ramones as among his favorite bands, and reviewers have heard echoes of Ultravox and Visage in Couch’s tunes. With those touchpoints you know it’ll be catchy and poppy, so tune in!


Special guest DJs Brian and Michael D'Addario, better known as The Lemon Twigs take over the turntables!
Thursday, December 15th, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook


The Unmanageable Menagerie
Saturday, December 17th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger

Songs about more animals than you can count, or can you? The listener who submits the most accurate creature count will win an unimpressive prize! More fun than a scurry of squirrels and a gaggle of geese; combined!


Bob Brainen & Pete Tomlinson Present the Music of Fleetwood Mac: The Peter Green & Danny Kirwan Eras: 1967 -1972
Saturday, December 17th, 11am - 2pm
on Bob Brainen's show
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Fleetwood Mac had one of the oddest success stories of any band. They started out as a stone blues band led by Peter Green and, with the addition of 18-year-old Danny Kirwan, gradually evolved into a fine pop band. We'll cover the first six albums, stray singles, BBC recordings and rarities. Join us!


Gil A.D. guest hosts!
Sunday, December 18th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

In a bonus installment of his 8 Ball Radio show Most Absurd Medicine Show (MAMS) East, Gil A.D. will embark on the directionless path of NO HOLDS BARRED sonic experimentalism he has traveled down many times before only to get more lost, confused, perhaps hungry, and, only then (or maybe not), find eternal bliss and gratitude for existence in the form of radio.


Tom Barrett and the Cuts
Monday, December 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Tom formerly led the shoegaze-y Bar/None band Overlake. On his three solo albums since, the noise has been stripped away to reveal a lo-fi, high-emotion connection to influences like The Long Winters and Lou Barlow. Don't worry, there'll also be plenty of noise with The Cuts in tow! Tom's latest album is "You Are and You've Always Been." His next gig is Dec. 22 at Pet Shop in Jersey City


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his very special 2022 musical guests The Grassy Noël (featuring the usual gang of festive idiots).


Jody Peyote returns to guest host!
Sunday, December 25th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Songs the lord might've enjoyed.


Count It Down: The Burn It Down! Best of 2022
Friday, December 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Nate the K. looks back on some of his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, reissues, and archival releases from a slightly less apocalyptic year than the two that came before it. Tracks will be played in no particular order, because to paraphrase Michael Shelley and Hot Chocolate, respectively, they're all number one hits and everyone's a winner, baby, ...that's the truth


Heavy Color guest hosts!
Sunday, January 1st, 2023, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Heavy Color plays an hour of free-form inspirations and invocations for the new year.



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