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Greasy Kid Stuff signoff!
Saturday, October 7th, 2006, 10am - Noon
Greasy Kid Stuff with Belinda and Hova
After 11 fun-filled fabulous freeform years, Greasy Kid Stuff on WFMU is coming to an end. October 7 will be a Grease Ball to remember! Get your goodbyes, requests and birthday hollers in by emailing Belinda and Hova. It'll be the happiest, saddest, silliest, greasiest party ever aired!

Listener Jared Goldman spins the sounds that astound!
Saturday, October 7th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

"Supa Rockin" Mr. Magic's Rap Attack, Part II
Friday, October 6th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dust off your boomboxes and load a fresh cassette as Aircheck busts out a second installment of Mr. Magic's Rap Attack - an '80s orgy of vintage hip-hop broadcasts. New York's original rap radio show, originated on WHBI before moving to WBLS in 1982, was the launching pad for countless MC careers and rivalries. Tune in as Mr. Magic, Marley Marl and the Juice Crew All Stars continue to "wax, buff, and simonize" the competition.

"Nightmare" (Repeat)
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Part #497 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series.

Ian McLagan
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The legendary organist was a member of the Small Faces and the Faces, played on "Miss You," "Maggie May", and dozens of other hits, recorded and toured with luminaries like Billy Bragg and Bob Dylan. He now lives in Austin, Texas, where he fronts the Bump Band.

Sidney Blumenthal
Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Git yer guns out - huntin' season's here! Oops, we mean election season, and all of its attendant mudslinging. Allow Ken Smith and Dorian to guide you through the indignities with our cheerful hour of Duck Hunting with Dick. With bonus special guest: Sidney Blumenthal - journalist, assistant, and senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, and author of How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime.

Saturday, September 30th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Over two decades ago producer Steinski, along with partner Double Dee, blazed onto the hip-hop scene out of nowhere when they won the Tommy Boy master-mix contest, remixing "Play that beat Mr. DJ" by G.L.O.B.E. and Whiz Kid for the New York hip-hop label. That paved the way for the pioneering cut'n'paste duo's influential hip-hop "Lesson" series which in turn went on to influence a later generation of DJ/producers including Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow. Since then Steinski, as a solo artist, has continued to innovate through his numerous recordings and occasional live performances. He has also produced many radio specials both in the UK and USA including many for WFMU.

The Nice Boys
Saturday, September 30th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Nice Boys hail from Portland, Oregon and play really sweet 1970's influenced power-pop and rock calling to mind Pezband, Milk N' Cookies, Blue Ash, and Piper. The Nice Boys feature former Exploding Hearts member Terry Six and members of garage punk act the Riffs

Listener Jim Allen steers the ship!
Saturday, September 30th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

Famous Coachman
Friday, September 29th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
This gravel-voiced blues DJ started off doing his radio show on WGTR, broadcasting directly from his Detroit area record shop. In 1976, he moved to WDET-FM where he kicked off his 21 year reign as host of the nation's longest continually-running blues show. Tonight's Aircheck takes an hour snapshot of this enigmatic jock's late night residence.

Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy + Shelley Hirsch + Nick the Bard
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Join Kenny G for an hour of dandyism as he welcomes Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy to Intelligent Design. Lord Whimsy is the author of the new book The Affected Provincial's Companion and will discuss such arcane subjects as Silk on the Nipple, The Joys of Lepidoptrey, The Limpid Wrist, Assessing One's Man-Antler and How to Ride a Highwheel. In addition, Lord Whimsy will discourse at length on the topic of Metrosexuals: The New Dandies? If your interest is peaked, you can find out more at

After that, it'll be ace avant-vocalist Shelley Hirsch taking center stage. Hirsch will perform a new work called "Polly Cotton", an autobiographical tale that will be premiered for the first time on September 29th at Roulette in NYC. In addition to Hirsch's astonishing vocals, she'll be accompanied by everything from tuba to theremin.

Finally, Nick the Bard will return to Kenny's show to sing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety. A cappella. Please tremble accordingly.

"The Triumph of Treason"
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Part #569 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series

Radek Miszczak
Monday, September 25th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Radek Miszczak (pronounced Rudeck Meesh-chuck) is a Polish journalist who's written the first hip-hop encyclopedia in Central/Eastern Europe. He's also the promoter of the international festivals Hip Hop Kemp and Urban Rapublic, the biggest hip-hop festivals in Central/Eastern Europe. Tune in to educate, rap music is international!

Kent Jones
Monday, September 25th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Just in time for the opening of the New York Film Festival (Sept. 29 - Oct. 15), critic Kent Jones of the programming committee revisits our airwaves to talk about this year's festival offerings and more in the world of film.

One Ring Zero
Monday, September 25th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Time Out NY described One Ring Zero's music as "...ethno-pop (that) could have been played in the background of a Balkan-embassy party in the 1930s. The Brooklyn-based duo, which features Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, has a new album, "Wake them Up," just released on Barbes Records. Michael and Joshua bring a whole band out to WFMU to recreate some of the tunes from their new disc.

Bernhard Gal
Sunday, September 24th, 2006, 9pm - Midnight
A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker
Austrian sound artist Bernhard Gal returns to the WFMU studios with his recent laptop collaboartor i8u (France Jobim of Montreal) for a duo set of electro-acoustic soundscapes, plus new tracks from recent recordings of each of their solo projects. Check out Gal's last visit on WFMU here, a sonic-retelling of the writings (and madness) of Adolf Wolfli.

Steven McDonald of Redd Kross
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Steven McDonald of Redd Kross drops by to spin some records and share some tales from his band's long and storied career. He'll be town with the rest of the famed psych/power-pop/glam/punk/bubblegum band's "Neurotica"-era lineup for some live dates.

Steve fills in for Rex this afternoon and features a 1995 interview with Don Walser
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006, Noon - 3pm
Steve Krinsky's show
In 1995, Texas honky-tonker Don Walser came down to WFMU's former abode in East Orange and spent an hour on the radio with Steve Krinsky. Last Wednesday, Don died at the age of 72. This Saturday, Steve will re-air his interview with Don. Tune in to hear Don tell stories, yodel, sing, and laugh a lot.

Listener Matt Gard makes the radio riot!
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

Assorted NYC Hip Hop Radio 80's-90's
Friday, September 22nd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
It's hard to imagine a time when hip-hop didn't rule the pop charts or the radio airwaves. But actually it's not that long ago that hip-hop and rap were still considered "just a fad" and when the music on the radio was relegated to specialty shows on weekends and late nights on those stations (college and commercial) that even included it in their schedules. On this week's Aircheck on WFMU (Sept. 22nd 6PM) Billy Jam will present a mix of snippets from a wide variety of New York radio stations, spanning from the early 80's to the early 90's, that gave love to the "fad" that refused to go away.

Thursday, September 21st, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Central New Jersey's Bubble/gum combine the heaviness of Dinosaur Jr. and Black Flag with the dreamy guitar shades of classic shoegazer bands, and hold it all together with a melodic pop sensibility.

"The Socialism of Fools: He Who Tells the Truth Gets Chased Out of Nine Villages, Part IV" and "The Life and Times of Hasan Cengic"
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Parts 567 & 568 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series

Embedded Music Crew (DJ Ese, Loer Velocity, Junk Science, Cool Calm Pete, and Bisc1)
Monday, September 18th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Consistency and quality is a main ingredient in the New York record label, Embedded Music. With plenty of great releases in their catalog, this label is on the up. Fix your tape recorders as label owner DJ Ese is joined by Loer Velocity, Junk Science, Cool Calm Pete & Bisc1.

Kelly Reichardt
Monday, September 18th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt joins Dorian and cohost Bruce Bennett to talk about her new film, "Old Joy" which is opening at the Film Forum in Manhattan on Sept 20.

My Brightest Diamond AND Jakob Olaussen
Monday, September 18th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
Irene Trudel's show
My Brightest Diamond is the work of Shara Worden, granddaughter of an Epiphone-playing traveling evangelist, fathered by a National Accordion Champion, and mothered by a church organist. The resulting music has a touch of theatricality but is deeply personal and pretty, with a hint of the spirit of Jeff Buckley behind them.

Later in the program, Sweden's Jakob Olausson with Susanne Skov Gronlund, will craft beautiful tunes that touch on lazy cosmic excursions. Jacob's been described this way, "If Skip Spence were somehow, instead of finding his white-frocked self stuck in the rat-infested hole that was Bellevue, transplanted to the pine forests north of Malmo, Sweden, in a sonic nest of gimbri, bells, shakers, and clothed in Tibetan silk, one would come slightly closer to the reality of Jakob Olausson's migratory musical whims.."

Monday, September 18th, 2006, Midnight - 3am
on Hatch's show

With compositions that utilize laptop computers, electric guitar, tape loops, samples, field recordings and a wide variety of acoustic and electronic instruments, this duo defies easy categorization. Earlier this year Alog won the Spellemannprisen -- Norway's most prestigious music award -- for their third release on the eminent Rune Grammofon label. Fresh off their first stateside tour, Espen (a.k.a Phonophani) and Dag-Are will pay a visit to the WFMU studios for an exclusive live performance and interview.

Transpacific Sound Paradise Remote broadcast from Barbes (Brooklyn)
Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Join Rob Weisberg and special guest host Irene Trudel for a live music remote from Barbes, an intimate music bar at 376 Ninth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening's theme is music of Africa and Africa-in-the-Americas and performing live are the brilliant Malian singer Coumba Sidibe, one of the originators of the Wassalou sound, the Moroccan-born multi-instrumentalist (and recent Rachid Taha sideman) Rachid Halihal and his Layali el Andalus Ensemble, and the charismatic Afro-Colombian coastal roots band La Cumbiamba Eneye. As an added incentive to get you there, Rob and Irene will be unloading mass amounts of free WFMU swag! Don't miss it!

Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Amazing artpunk a la Von LMO or some crazy Wire/Devo hybrid from Ypsilanti, Michigan! MHz have that aggressive-spaztic-nerd-punk thing going on. Imagine Steve Albini meets the Embarrassment... You won't want to miss it!

Listener Sebastian Brahm (Repeat)
Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

Daniel Johnston's 1990 Hour on WFMU
Friday, September 15th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Another chance to hear a legendary hour of radio often asked about here (in fact its broadcast was the catalyst for Jeff Feuezeig's awardwinning documentary film "the Devil and Daniel Johnston"). This particular program came from then-WFMU DJ Nick Hill's 2nd Anniversary of his Music Faucet program in February of 1990, and featured Daniel Johnston via telephone from his home in West Virginia and a whole elaborate cast of characters played by Daniel himself. He's joined for three songs played along in the studio by Yo La Tengo, then the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and Dave Schramm.

Middle East Matrix: It Ain't Necessarily So. He Who Tells the Truth Gets Chased Out of Nine Villages, Part III
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Part 566 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series

To Live and Shave in LA
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Two years later, the insanity that was TLASILA's last session on Brian's show returns. On tour to preview a forthcoming release ("Noon To Eternity" on Menlo Park Records), the long-enduring Noise/Concrete/Freedom Rock/Destructo-Dub/ELP-covering/Crazy Frog-loving crew piles all their oscillators, giant amp stacks, and assorted debris into the WFMU live room and crack it open once more. The band this time out: Tom Smith, Graham Moore, Ben Wolcott, Andrew W.K., Rat Bastard, Chris Grier, and Don Fleming. It's gonna melt your brains.

Monday, September 11th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Carlos Nino and Fabian Ammon are Los Angeles-based production duo Ammoncontact. Over the past 5 years they have released their unique brand of jazz and funk-influenced hip hop on a wide variety of celebrated indie labels such as Emperor Norton, Eastern Developments, Soul Jazz, Plug Research, and now Ninja Tune. Get your tape recorders ready as Carlos throws down some of his favorite vinyl selections.

Ian Frazier
Monday, September 11th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
The Speakeasy with Dorian
What better way to celebrate New York than to speak with author Ian Frazier, who visits the studio for a full hour. His latest book, Gone to New York: Adventures in the City, is now out in paperback.

Mary Halvorson + Jessica Pavone
Sunday, September 10th, 2006, 9pm - Midnight
on A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker

Over the past three years of their collaboration, Mary Halvorson (guitar) + Jessica Pavone (viola) have created a distinct and unique body of duo music. The pair combines lush melodies with textural improvisation to create concise, enigmatic songs. Their collaboration utilizes amplification and electronic effects as well as acoustic presentation. They recently released their debut album, Prairies, on the Lucky Kitchen label.

The Avengers
Saturday, September 9th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The legendary LA Dangerhouse punk band plays live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on WFMU! Led by the fierce Penelope Houston, the Avengers are best known for punk classics like "The American In Me", "Thin White Line", and "We Are The One".

Listener David Gutcheon spins 'em like he means it!
Saturday, September 9th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

Guest DJ co-host Gaylord Fields
Friday, September 8th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
Pseu's Thing With A Hook
It's gonna be pop-intoxication as WFMU's own Gaylord Fields will be the special guest on Pseu's Thing With A Hook. Mr. Fields' vast knowledge and collection of all music that hooks, snaps, and pops is grovel-worthy. He'll be mixing it up with Pseu, sharing musical epiphanies and dissecting the high and lowbrow moments of mainstream pop.

West Coast Radio Odds and Ends / Bands Behaving Badly
Friday, September 8th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Some loose segments bunched up for this week's Aircheck. Up first, some freeform mayhem from San Francisco area station KFJC with some snippets of DJs Dominic Trix and the Unitelligible Cowboy getting loose on mic during the station's periodic "Freak Week". Plus: KROQ fans in Southern California leave love messages for Morrissey over the air, the band Tallow Cross crash WFMU uninvited, cause the DJ to leave in disgust, and interview themselves. And finally, the Sex Pistols take over KSAN in 1978 before imploding on their only US tour.

Buddy Holly Birthday tribute
Thursday, September 7th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Buddy Holly was a giant for what he offered the world in the form of his music. But he was an earthling like you and me in person.

Psychic TV
Thursday, September 7th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Legendary experimental outfit Psychic TV comes to WFMU's studio for the very first time to perform a live set. The band will also discuss upcoming shows in the area, their new record, and having been a force on the international music scene for over 20 years.

Hugh Tracey
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
Gateway to Joy with Donna
Delve into the vast world of Hugh Tracey, who is a major figure in modern ethnomusicology. Dr. Tracey began studying and recording African music in 1920, and made his first recordings using bars of soap! In 1954, he founded the International Library of African Music which issued 210 LPs of recordings made during his 50 year career. A recently unearthed stack of these vinyl treasures will be featured on the program. Discover the musics of southern and central Africa through the ears of a true authority on the matter.

"Middle East Matrix: He Who Tells the Truth Gets Chased Out of Nine Villages, Part II"
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Part #565 in dave Emory's "For the Record" series

Terry Adams from NRBQ
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006, 7pm - 9pm
Bob Brainen's show
NRBQ's Terry Adams returns to Bob Brainen's show (his 3rd visit) to discuss his 5 decades of recordings, from NRBQ to his many side projects past and present. Along for the ride will be P.J. O'Connell, whose toured with NRBQ and played on 2 of his 3 solo albums, as well as Pete Tomlinson -- Bob's fellow music obsessive/historian and major NRBQ fan. They'll check out Terry's latest project, "Louisville Sluggers" which reunites him w/ NRBQ co-founder Steve Ferguson, and they'll be debuting the long-awaited CD "NRBQ-Ludlow Garage 1970" which features the legendary original lineup and which is coming out soon on Sundazed Records.

Gregg Turkington
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006, 10pm - Midnight
Acapulco Dance Party with Acapulco Rodriguez
Record archivist, producer, and metacomic Gregg Turkington of Amarillo Records and Zip Code Rapists will drop by Acapulco Dance Party to play a bunch of beautiful, unbeautiful, confounding records from his personal collection of vanity pressings and "real people" records -- singing nuns, basement crooners, teenage folkies, backwoods metalheads, and much, oh, so much more.

The New Lou Reeds
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

This band featuring Cleveland rocker Edward Sotelo (Cobra Verde, Guided by Voices) have a sound that calls to mind 70s southern/hard rock and also straight up southern punk like the Oblivians! They stop by for a live set featuring tracks from their new album "Top Billin'"

Listener John Carruthers picks 'em like he sees 'em
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

Al Benson
Friday, September 1st, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Al Benson, The Ol' Swingmaster, ruled Windy City radio for nearly twenty years. A true pioneer, Benson influenced celebrated jive-talking jocks like Jockey Jack Gibson, Herb Kent, and legions of others. Hear him ride the airwaves again tonight on Aircheck.

Thursday, August 31st, 2006, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
"Love and Other Planets" is the title of Adem's new release on Domino Records, and it's filled with lush sounds, creaky odd spaces, and warm vocals that recall extraterrestrial tales of human beings in flux.

The Old Codger fills in for Mac this evening
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006, 7pm - 8pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Codger's musical selections will be adequate, but the monologue portions of the program will, as usual, be tiresome.

"Interview with John Loftus-He Who Tells the Truth Gets Chased Out of Nine Villages"
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Part #564 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series

Pink Reason
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Green Bay, Wisconsin is the smallest locale in the USA to own a major league football team, has some hellish winters, and also is the home base of a guy named Kevin who has sent forth one of the stranger 7" singles to pass through WFMU in recent memory. Capturing the stumbling blues of early Royal Trux, the creeping synth and echoed percussion of the Legendary Pink Dots, and the android alienation of Gary Numan (if he was recording some 70's DIY demo with a cheap organ in a dank basement), there's about four other unpeggable things floating around in each one of these songs that you just have to shrug your shoulders and stop trying to be so analytical all the damn time. Check out what's sure to be an interesting live session today.

Ben Monder
Monday, August 28th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Guitarist Ben Monder is one of the most original, inventive players to grace the jazz scene in recent times. Based in Brooklyn, Mr. Monder is equally at home providing tasteful embellishment to other musicians' recordings as he is playing abstract, other-worldly lines on his own. By Ben's own accounting he has played on over 90 CDs as a sideman. Ben Monder has 4 albums of his own, the latest being the lovely and atmospheric "Oceana" on the Sunnyside label. He brings his guitar by WFMU for a live performance.

Saturday, August 26th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
The noted left coast producer & multi-instrumentalist will be spinning all new & unreleased Bay Area hip-hop and electronic recordings with host Billy Jam. Expect new music from Alias and Odd Nosdam of the Anticon collective, Sutekh of Context Free Media, Mochipet, Bloodwire, Darkat, Cosiner, E DA Boss, Tony Fader and more.

Ernesto Villa-Lobos
Saturday, August 26th, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ernesto Villa-Lobos is an award-winning classical violinist who also has deep interest in the music of his native Veracruz, Mexico. His group Bamba New York explores traditional Jarocho music. "Jarocho" describes the people and culture of the southern coastal plain of Veracruz, who for more than two centuries have shaped a distinctive regional music. Ernesto and Bamba NY are playing at Joe's Pub on Friday Sept. 1 as part of the multi-disciplinary Celebrate Mexico Now festival, which runs Sept 1-17 at various venues around NYC.

Saturday, August 26th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Straight outta Brooklyn come master musicans Oneida who play their multi-genre music like there aint no tomorrow . Oneida's psyche-drug-pound-punk-groove-medieval-hardcore-kraut-trance-folk-noise while great on records is AMAZING live. So check 'em out live on the radio where they will be playing the most excellent cuts off of their latest album Happy New Year on Jagjaguwar, then go see 'em that night Saturday, Aug 26th @ Studio B (259 Banker St. between Meserole and Calyer) Brooklyn NY, w/Black Dice!

Listener Steve Roe on the one and two
Saturday, August 26th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

Harry Taussig
Saturday, August 26th, 2006, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Jeffrey Davison will conduct a rare interview with New American Guitar legend Harry Taussig, whose only LP, "Fate Is Only Once", was privately pressed and issued in 1965. The album, "lost" for 40 years, was reissued last year. In addition to music, Taussig discusses the counterculture, photography, and obscure museums.

Jean Shepherd
Friday, August 25th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
From 1969: First Day of Kindergarten.

Bob W. fills in for Trouble with special guest Mark McAdam
Thursday, August 24th, 2006, 9am - Noon
Bob W.'s show
The New York indie rocker will play songs from his new album "Cavalcade," released on Superhead Records. His songs are pop gems which have been expertly cut and polished, glinting with universal lessons and stories of life, love, and humor. That, and 4-H kids using their Agway accounts to buy aerosol to huff in the parking lot.

Kelly Jones is Andy's co-host for this week's program
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Andy and Ken

Jeffrey Cobb fills in for Kenny G with guest Kill Henry Sugar
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
Jeffrey Cobb's show
NYC dobro/drum duo Kill Henry Sugar, Erik Della Penna and Dean Sharenow, have recently released their third album, "Love Beach." They'll be stopping by Jeffrey's show with their 100 year old Wittner banjo, their drums, their intermittent congeniality, and their record collections.

"A Tale of Two Heroes"
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Part #563 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series

Vegas Martyrs
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Purveyors of total black noise-trance destruction, the trio of Dominick Fernow (aka Prurient), Richard Dunn (FFH), and Joe Potts (Drums Of Myrrh) come down to Jersey City to raise up a hate-fueled racket pretty unlike your average guitar/drums/electronics format. Razor guitar through thick sheets of metallic gauze, tortured vocals, and high entertainment value all around.

El Da Sensei
Monday, August 21st, 2006, 11pm - 2am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Hailing from Newark, New Jersey. El Da Sensei first became known in the mid 1990's as a member of the group The Artifacts, alongside Tame One. After the group disbanded in 1997 he went on to work on numerous solo projects. Tune in as El drops by to chat and play some tracks from his latest full length on Fat Beats.

Ergo Phizmiz
Monday, August 21st, 2006, 7pm - 8pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Ergo Phizmiz's music jumps freely between pop, pranksterism, mutant-electro, and just about everything inbetween. Described by The Wire magazine as a "one man movement", and by BBC Radio 3 as "one of the most inventive composers around...", Ergo has developed a reputation as one of the most genuinely innovative composers working today. He's created over 300 hours of audio and video, including projects for the Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Hall, the Dutch Academy of Fine Art, Resonance FM, Ubuweb and BBC Radio 3. Tune in to hear Vicki Bennett chat with him about his many projects, and to spin some of his favorite musical selections.

Jinx Morgan + Jason Bitner
Monday, August 21st, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Food, wine, and travel writer Jinx Morgan visits. In 1965 Jinx co-authored Saucepans & the Single Girl, a funny and flip cookbook which covered everything from left-handed gourmets to the big bash.

Then, Jason Bitner of Found Magazine talks about his book LaPorte, Indiana, which is based entirely on a forgotten archive of studio portraits of the townspeople of that city.

Fern Knight
Monday, August 21st, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

This Philadelphia, PA ensemble with an ever-changing lineup is fronted by guitarist/cellist and singer Margaret Wienk, who creates delicate, organic, acoustic songs orchestrated by layers of accordion/harmonium/electronics drones, pysch-tinged strings, canonic vocals, harp, bells, and percussion and singing saw. At the heart of the songs is Margie's strong voice, cello, and guitar, leading the tunes with feeling and subtlety. While in the tradition of electric-trad legends such as Pentangle and Trees, Fern Knight's music rings of the intensely personal and is delivered with crystal clarity. Michael Patrick Brady of Brainwashed says of the ensemble, "Fern Knight draws a slow story, one that makes for an excellent tale that explores those winding forest paths and the things that lie hidden between the lines." The set will begin at 4 PM.

Saturday, August 19th, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Nomo is a supertight Afrobeat-inspired but wide-ranging 8-piece that came together at sweaty all-night house parties in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to your usual percussion, guitars, keyboards, horns, etc., the band features homemade instruments created by bandleader Elliot Bergman with fellow Michigander Warren Defever. Defever's band His Name is Alive shares several members with Nomo, and he produced the band's scorching new CD "New Tones" (on Ubiquity). Nomo will hit us with live versions from this CD as well as their self-titled 2004 debut disc on Fred Thomas's Ypsilanti Records.

Mike Randle of Love
Saturday, August 19th, 2006, 10am - Noon
Michael Shelley's show
Mike Randle was a member of Love alongside the late Arthur Lee for 13 years. Mike will discuss Arthur's eccentricities, the challenges of learning Love's catalog, and what it was like to play over 600 live dates with Lee. He'll also discuss his own work as a solo artist and as a member of the L.A. band Baby Lemonade.

Listener Max Schoenbaum spins the hits!
Saturday, August 19th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour

The Wellingtons
Friday, August 18th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

Melbourne Australia's The Wellingtons stop by Pseu's Thing With A Hook fresh from their appearance at The International Pop Overthrow Festival to share their shiny, happy, hook-filled pop with us! This boy-girl quartet has been garnering raves like "If the Beatles circa help and the Shangri-Las had somehow formed a super-group, this is what they'd sound like."

"Supa Rockin" Mr. Magic's Rap Attack
Friday, August 18th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Starting in 1979, in post-disco New York City, the Rap Attack was the the first blast of rap radio to ever hit the dial. Paying for his own time-slot to broadcast from WHBI's basement studio on Riverside Drive before moving to WBLS in 1982, Mr. Magic blew up the careers of countless MCs worth their weight in 10K gold chains: Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Starski, Afrika Bambaataa, Run DMC, and LL Cool J to name a few. With the Juice Crew in the house and Marley Marl in his "mixing gloves" ready to "wax, buff, and simonize," the Rap Attack was also a blistering battlefield for many rap rivalries: the infamous "bridge wars" between KRS-One and MC Shan, the Real Roxanne vs. Roxanne Shante, Grandmaster Flash vs. Melle Mel, and Kiss FM vs. WBLS ("I'll smack that lipstick off your radio!"). Listen up fly guys and fly girls!

Archie Bell
Thursday, August 17th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
There's gonna be a showdown when the inimitable Archie Bell from Archie Bell & the Drells swings by Music To Spazz By! Archie scored a top R&B and Pop hit in the summer of '68 with the dance sensation "Tighten Up" and he's been tightening it up ever since!

Rewind-The Watergate Tapes revisited PLUS Vouch For This!
Tuesday, August 15th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Dave Emory's show
Parts 253 and 254 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series

George Pelecanos
Monday, August 14th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
on Mike L.'s show

This lauded DC crime/noir kingpin is the author of titles such as Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go, King Suckerman, The Big Blowdown, and Soul Circus. He is also a writer for the acclaimed HBO series The Wire. George will stop by Mike's show to discuss his life, books, and to spin some tracks that have enjoyed heavy rotation on the promo tour for his latest novel, The Night Gardener.

DJ Spooky
Saturday, August 12th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, is a prolific artist who has been tirelessly exploring new paths in music. Recent examples include "The Rebirth of A Nation," his audio-visual remix of D.W. Griffith's film, his MIT published book "Rhythm Science," last year's "Drums of Death" project co-produced with Jack Dangers, plus his latest release, an old-school reggae collection called "In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records." Spooky (aka Paul Miller) is appearing this Sunday in Central Park where he will be presenting a free Summerstage show with Talvin Sing, Guru of Gangstarr, Prefuse 73, and others.

Listener Cheese Snob Wendy Talks With You on "Radio: Why Bother?"
Saturday, August 12th, 2006, 9am - 10am
The Listener Hour
Premise: Television. The internet. iPods. Have any of these things been successful at killing radio? It doesn't seem that way. Why not? Why should anyone care about who or what's on the radio? There are no pictures and you can't tell it what to do. So why bother? CheeseSnob Wendy will offer some of her opinions on why radio won't die (is it just inertia?) and how a childhood spent flipping the dial made her the so-called adult she is today. There will also be some musical recordings offered for your enjoyment. Listeners are wholeheartedly encouraged to call and chime in on their memorable radio experiences, and why, in 2006, they still bother to tune in.

Sanctified Gospel Visionaries
Friday, August 11th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
Many small, religious AM radio stations in the South offer anyone with a few dollars an opportunity to be on the airwaves through weekly pay-as-you-go time slots. Over the years, not only have legitimate preachers, churches, and singing groups taken advantage of these slots, but self-appointed, touched-by-the-hand-of-God sanctified visionaries and spritualist/hoodoo root workers have appeared from time to time over the airwaves. Aircheck brings you two AM radio broadcast gospel visionaries: The Apostle James Moses White from WLGO-AM and Deacon Jesse McWhorter on WMGY-AM, as well as a broadcast excerpt from one hoodoo root workin' radio genius, the Reverend Izear recorded off of WZTN-AM.

Candi Staton
Friday, August 11th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Monica's show

First Lady of Southern Soul, gospel goddess, and disco legend Candi Staton stops by Monica's show this Friday to discuss her astounding multi-genre career and her storied survival of the abusive marriages and alcoholism that came with it. Her raw, ravaged, and raspy voice has traveled many miles and musical paths - from her rural roots traveling with Mahalia Jackson and the Soul Stirrers in the 50s, to her transformation of country classics to soul standards at Muscle Shoals in the late 60s/early 70s, to her disco anthems in the late 70s, and her triumphant return to both gospel and, more recently, secular music.

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