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9/11 Recordings from New York Radio
Monday, July 26th, 6pm - 7pm
on Aircheck

An episode of "Aircheck" hosted and produced by Evan "Funk" Davies which features radio coverage of 9/11 from local radio stations recorded on the day of the attack.


IKOQWE ("ee-kok-weh") presents a guest DJ mix!
Monday, July 26th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Radio Ravioli with Olivia

Due to limitations on travels (IKOQWE had to sell their Interstellar Hiace to face financial challenges) and live presentations being on hold on this Planet, this is the best way for the duo to communicate for now so, instead of another interview or one hour just made out of their music, this a piece of radio art that will feature: musical influences and inspirations, real news and fake ads. A bit of white noise too.


DJ Despeinada guest hosts
Sunday, July 25th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Pack your bags for DJ Despeinada’s third trip to Radio Row wherein she’ll traipse, tiptoe, tramp, travel back in time, and pay tribute to her favorite cities and unforgettable sites with songs, stories, and sounds.


Moh Alileche Brings Amazigh (Berber) Music To the US
Saturday, July 24th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Moh Alileche (pronounced Ah-lil-LESH), originally from the Kabylia region of Algeria, brings the music and language of the Amazigh (or Berber) people to the US. Now based in Albuquerque, he returned to Algeria to record his pointedly named new album, Humanity is Falling Apart, with local musicians. He joins us to introduce the new album and also introduce us to a great Amazigh musician who inspired him, the late Lounès Matoub.


Special Guest: Kevin Corcoran
Saturday, July 24th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Kevin Corcoran is a Bay Area based drummer and percussionist who also works with field recording, sound installation and video. While his playing crosses styles and disciplines, he is often focused on extended techniques emphasizing texture, friction, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones and found objects.


Jody Porter & The Berlin Waltz
Saturday, July 24th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes former Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter and his band The Berlin Waltz for a live performance and interview.


Musician Andy Cahan
Friday, July 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on The Perfumed Garden with Zoe Lynn!
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Zoe Lynn welcomes multi-instrumentalist Andy Cahan to The Perfumed Garden this Friday! Andy has written a book titled “The Most Famous Musician You’ve Never Heard Of,” about his experiences as a touring musician. He’s toured with The Turtles, Little Richard, Dr. John, Jimmy Carl Black, & many others.


Jon Fasman, author, "We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance"
Monday, July 19th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Automated license plate readers, facial recognition, drones, and other surveillance tools are being deployed against you every day. Jon Fasman, longtime journalist at The Economist, talks to Mark on the next Techtonic about his new book "We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance."


Special Guest: Colin Moulding of XTC
Sunday, July 18th, 2pm - 4pm
on Atlantic Tunnel with Ed & Gaz
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
On this week’s Atlantic Tunnel, Ed interviews XTC’s Colin Moulding. The English bassist, singer and songwriter was one of the core members of XTC and their alter-ego side project, The Dukes of Stratosphear. Moulding wrote a number of XTC’s UK singles, including “Life Begins at the Hop,” “Making Plans for Nigel” and “Generals and Majors.” In 2018, Moulding along with former XTC drummer Terry Chambers released an EP, Great Aspirations, that was credited to TC&I. In October/November of that year, TC&I played a series of six gigs at the Swindon Arts Centre. Tune in and hear Moulding’s amazing stories and tracks from his first ever solo EP, The Hardest Battle.


Special Guest: Allan Chase
Saturday, July 17th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and college educator. He has performed jazz and improvised music since 1974. He studied ethnomusicology at Tufts University where he wrote a book-length thesis on the music of Sun Ra.


Put The Needle On "Working From Home"
Friday, July 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

As he did with their first two albums, Billy Jam will premiere on WFMU tracks from the amazing brand new album by turntablist/producer supergroup 545 featuring DJ D-Styles, Mike Boo, Excess and Pryvet Peepsho with the latter member adding commentary on the new album that is fittingly entitled "Working From Home" since that was how it was recorded over the past year.


Annette LeMay Burke, author, "Fauxliage"
Monday, July 12th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

On the next Techtonic, photographer Annette LeMay Burke discusses her new book "Fauxliage: Disguised Cell Phone Towers of the American West" - a visual commentary on the fake palm trees, fake cacti, and other cartoonish camouflage attempting, and failing, to hide the cell towers popping up across the American West. Surveillance, environmental degradation, and suburban blight are all on display in this beautiful and disturbing collection.


Telephone wires are singing!
Monday, July 12th, Noon - 3pm
on Frame Duggy Louder with Jan Turkenburg
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
This third telephone line episode consists of Finnish languages songs only and revolves round Pentti Viherluoto's classic "Puhelinlangat Laulaa".


The Music of the 1967 Newark Rebellion
Monday, July 12th, 3am - 6am
on Six Degrees with Alan

Six Degrees will air performers who played at the venues, concert halls, churches and choruses in the City of Newark during the summer of 1967 leading up to, during and after the tumultuous and tragic days of July 12 to July 17, 1967. Concert listings from The AfterHour News and The Afro-American News events sections were used as references.


Madeleine Campbell guest hosts
Sunday, July 11th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Loose examples of psychoacoustics, field recordings and other ambient improvisations.


Super-Producer / Guitarist Justin Adams on Co-Producing Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino's New LP Meridiana and Much More
Saturday, July 10th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

If you're a fan of music from around the globe, you've probably heard guitarist and producer Justin Adams' stellar work: With Tinariwen, Lo'Jo, Rachid Taha, Juldeh Camara; not to mention Robert Plant, Sinead O'Connor and Jah Wobble. Now his magic touch has helped take Meridiana, the new album he co-produced by Italy's Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), to the top of the Transglobal chart. We'll meet Justin and hear his work with CGS and much more!


Special Guest: My Politic
Saturday, July 10th, 5pm - 7pm
on Someday Matinee with Gina Bacon
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Live and in person from Studio G in Nashville! Kaston Guffey and Nick Pankey formed My Politic in their hometown of Ozark, Missouri, when they were 15 years old. Their most recent album “Short-Sighted People in Power” tackled the recent polarization and anger being felt in this country, and they’ve added a couple of new songs. They’ll be joining me to play some for us live in the studio, and tell us how it came to be.


Special Guest: On Ka’a (onn kah-AH) Davis
Saturday, July 10th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
On Ka’a (onn kah-AH) Davis emerged onto the scene of modern creative music makers perhaps being recognized at first by his recordings with the Don Ayler Septet. Davis guitared with the Sun Ra Arkestra leaving his contribution to the band with recordings and documented concerts.


Howard Grimes
Saturday, July 10th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with legendary drummer Howard Grimes whose revealing new biography "Timekeeper" recounts his Memphis upbringing, his first gig at age 12, and countless sessions for STAX and Hi Records backing acts like Al Green, Ann Peebles, Eddie Floyd and Sam & Dave.


Family Road Trip Special!
Saturday, July 10th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger

Songs about driving, pee breaks and ice cream! “It’s not the destination, it’s the car snacks”


Abigail Haness of 60s girl group, the Pussycats and 70s rock band, Jo Mama
Friday, July 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Much detective work went into tracking down Abigail Haness, who fronted 60s girl garage group the Pussycats and recorded for Bert Berns' label, Bang Records as Gayle Haness. In the 70s, she played Janet Weiss in the original LA and Broadway production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and formed rock band Jo Mama, who backed Carole King and James Taylor. She'll be joining Sophisticated Boom Boom to share songs and stories from her life as a rock n' roll singer.


Some Velvet Afternoon: Lee Hazlewood birthday celebration
Friday, July 9th, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Shakin' Street marks the birthday of the wayward guru of cowboy psychedelia with hits, misses, and other highlights/lowlights.


Otis Fodder fills in for Burbujas today making Friendly Persuasion a special 5-hour show!
Wednesday, July 7th, 5pm - 10pm
on Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)


Exotica Special, Featuring an Interview With Eden Ahbez Historian Brian Chidester
Sunday, July 4th, 8pm - 10pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Historian, producer, and Eden Ahbez expert Brian Chidester will share the unlikely and uncanny story of how he and the Swedish exotica group Ixtahuele teamed up to bring to life the newly released double LP Dharmaland, Ahbez's intended and lost followup to his 1960 beat/exotica classic album Eden's Island. Selections from this astounding musical project will be aired and discussed, alongside several Ahbez-related rarities. The remainder of the program will be populated with your DJ and host's special selection of a set of sultry sounds calculated to put you in that tropical island mood.


Suzanne Kraft guest hosts
Sunday, July 4th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Celebrate (or forget) the holiday with an hour of electro and house music.


Special Guest: Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies!
Sunday, July 4th, 2pm - 4pm
on Atlantic Tunnel with Ed & Gaz
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
This week, Ed interviews Cyril Jordan of ‘the’ American rock band, The Flamin’ Groovies in an exclusive two-hour special of words and music! THE music way to spend your Sunday afternoon celebrating July 4th. Groove with Ed and Cyril!


Special Guest: Sana Nagano
Saturday, July 3rd, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The Brooklyn-based noise-jazz violinist Sana Nagano often finds herself at the center of the storm. As other instruments crash and careen around her, her assuredly melodic violin works to ground and stabilize the overall sound.


The Music of Brian Jones on Bob Brainen's show with co-host Pete Tomlinson
Saturday, July 3rd, 11am - 2pm
on Bob Brainen's show
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
July 3rd marks the 52nd anniversary of the passing of Brian Jones, (1969) the founder of The Rolling Stones and the man whose vision it was to form an 'RnB' band to play in the clubs of London where Jazz ruled and to spread out from there and conquer the world. He was a troubled man but a brilliant musician and Rock’s first great multi-instrumentalist when that very idea hardly existed. He played over 2 dozen instruments and added colors and textures and sounds that were rarely, if ever, heard on popular music records. He provided the hooks to many Stones recordings which drew the listener in. He was also a pioneer of "world music" long before we even had that term, with his championing of the musicians of Morocco who he would record in 1968. The album, "Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka" would be issued posthumously in 1971. He was also a fashionista, with his trademark blonde hair and many a band had to have a a Brian look-alike in it. His resplendent wardrobe ranged from suit, vest and tie to women's clothing in vivid colors. Bob and Pete will celebrate the many sounds of Brian Jones. Join Us!


Midnight Matinee: Alexhamill Zanderton
Saturday, July 3rd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass is, as always, excited to welcome John Schnall back to the WFMU airwaves. Join John as he kicks off Independence Day weekend with a story that describes description. Follow Founding Flounder Alexhamill from humble beginnings through scandal to finally achieving obscurity. We're not shotting away our throw. On your radio or internet.


Albion: An Invocation, a four hour show filling in for BC Sterrett too.
Friday, July 2nd, 2pm - 6pm
on The Flange & Frigate with DJ GeorgyGirl
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
The mist swirls and the sun slowly rises on the hedgerow. At first glance, you see the rolling hills of this green and pleasant land, but look closer ... a flutter of a witch's cape, the glint of a fae's wing, the smell of damp peat burning on a ritual bonfire, the sound of a low horn and chanting in the distance. From chalk horses on hillsides to stone circles in fields - this is mystic, magic Albion.


The Spirit of '66
Friday, July 2nd, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
The British Invasion in the 1960s sent many American bands scrambling for fake accents and royally ridiculous names. Others enlisted in the Continental guitar army to defend the former colonies. To kick off Fourth of July weekend, Shakin' Street pays tribute to the revolution kind who donned tri-cornered hats and slightly less ridiculous band names than their wanna-be British counterparts.


Pathé 100: The Series
Wednesday, June 30th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Immerse yourself in Shanghai of the 1930s and 40s and Hong Kong of the 1950s and 60s! EMI Hong Kong’s Pathé Centennial Series launched in 2004 with Spring Flowers, featuring tracks by Shanghai divas Chang Loo (aka Zhang Lu) and Xiao Loo restored from old 78s, and concluded four years later with Enjoy Yourself Tonight, focused on Hong Kong sixties icon Billie Tam. While never officially released in the west, the series was popularized by UK DJ Ian Widgery’s Shanghai Lounge Divas, published simultaneously in Europe and Singapore by EMI in 2004, presumably to spark international interest. Copies of the now rare and out of print Pathé 100 originals surfaced in the media stores of Manhattan’s Chinatown in the late 2000s, where they were collected.


Craig Taylor, author, "New Yorkers"
Monday, June 28th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Craig Taylor discusses his new "oral portrait," a book called "New Yorkers: A City and its People in Our Time." As much as Big Tech tries to turn New York into a techie company town for Silicon Valley monopolies, the city retains its texture - in the form of its people. Craig Taylor, in publishing the voices of dozens of New Yorkers, mounts a heartfelt resistance to Big Tech's soulless values.


Cannibal Heels! Cha Cha Heels Teams with Cannibal Stew for a special 2 hour joint show.
Monday, June 28th, 3pm - 5pm
on Cannibal Stew with ARB
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Cannibal Heels returns, this time with Badtime Stories: 2 hours of nasty nursery rhymes and filthed up fairy tales. Presented by ARB, Solo Mon & special guests!


The New Jersey Pine Barrens!
Monday, June 28th, 3am - 6am
on Six Degrees with Alan

Exploring the music and cultural history of the beautiful Pinelands of central and southern New Jersey. An interview with Elaine Everett, the President of the Pinelands Cultural Society and Albert Music Hall; a field recording of Jackson Pines in the northern reach of the Pine Barrens; rare folk music by old time Pine Barrens musicians; and an on site interview with homesteaders and Pinelands influenced artists and musicians Jenny Mustachio and Daimon Alexandrius of Bone & Marrow.


Paul D. Millar guest hosts
Sunday, June 27th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Late 20th-c. zonk rock, above-ground basement recordings, synth baroque, and tape music/sound effects.


Suzy Hotrod interviews Lunachicks
Sunday, June 27th, 3pm - 5pm
on Rock and Roller Derby with Suzy Hotrod

Suzy Hotrod will be joined by Lunachicks members Theo Kogan and Gina Volpe to discuss snacks, blacking out your teeth when someone wants to see a "hot chick band" and of course their new biography Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks, co-written by Jeanne Fury. Get ready to punch the stereotypes of beauty in the face and celebrate female friendship and music.


The Dolphy Double Deluge, Part 2
Sunday, June 27th, Noon - 4pm
on The Stork Club with Stork
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The Dolphy Deep Dive goes Deeper! A proper tribute to the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy would never be confined to a mere four hours, so we celebrate his 93rd birthday, HOLDING HIM OVER FOR A SECOND WEEK at The Stork Club. On the program: more of his greatest recordings as a leader, his first sessions with Roy Porter and his 17 Boppers, and from sideman dates such as Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Pony Poindexter(?!) and Abbey Lincoln. Dolphy’s mind-blowing virtuosity was equally astonishing on bass clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. His distinctive tone and his singular harmonic concept encompassed all of the known human musical realm, as well as all the sounds of the natural world. Don’t miss the the second half of the Dolphy Double-Drench, this Sunday at noon at the Stork Club, on Give the Drummer Radio.


Special Guest: Chad Taylor
Saturday, June 26th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Chad Taylor is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 15.


Paul Rutner of The Mumps
Saturday, June 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes The Mumps' drummer Paul Rutner to discuss the band's interesting history. Fronted by the original reality TV star Lance Loud whose family was featured in PBS’ 1973 docuseries, An American Family, the band was a mainstay on the 70s CBGB scene and attracted fans like Andy Warhol. A new compilation of their recordings is titled "Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You’ve Got Mumps


SPACE WORM SPECIAL!
Saturday, June 26th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger

Double Dip Recess welcomes the space worms back to planet earth with songs about SPACE and WORMS! Earlier this year, tiny worms were sent to the International Space Station to help scientists determine the cause of muscle weakening that astronauts can experience in microgravity. Those worms are on their way back to earth!


Interview with Creed Bratton of The Grassroots!
Friday, June 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Perfumed Garden with Zoe Lynn!
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)


L'Rain
Friday, June 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

One of the most eagerly awaited new albums of the summer is Fatigue, the second album by Brooklynite Taja Cheek, who records under the name L’Rain. Pulling from jazz, experimental, pop, and funk styles, L’Rain has concocted a unique and beautiful sound full of unexpected twists and turns. Tune in next Friday, June 25th as L’Rain drops by SBB to talk about the new album on the day of its release.


Chris Brokaw Band
Wednesday, June 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on DotDash Radio with TomDash

Chris Brokaw has been in bands for over 30 years, including Codeine, Come, and Charnel Ground. He has also recorded with loads of other artists, such as Thurston Moore, Tara Jane O'Neil, Steve Wynn, and GG Allin(!). He will be performing a set with his current band from his most recent stellar release "Puritan" (12XU Records) -- thrilled to be hosting this first live set in over a year!


Scott Homan, director of Witness Underground and Ryan Sutter, founder of Nuclear Gopher Productions
Tuesday, June 22nd, 6pm - 7pm
on Music Of Mind Control with Micah

Witness Underground is an upcoming documentary about Nuclear Gopher, a Minnesota based indy record label that released rock music made by artists in Jehovah's Witnesses. Ryan Sutter, the main proprietor of Nuclear Gopher will be joined by filmmaker Scott Homan in a discussion about this astonishing project.


Cook, Khan, crypto, Christie's, corona complicity... and Pink Floyd.
Monday, June 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst ran out of time in last week's C-themed episode, so he's extending it to this week: crypto FOR REAL this time, as well as a bunch of other C's. And Pink Floyd.


Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
Monday, June 21st, Noon - 3pm
on Frame Duggy Louder with Jan Turkenburg
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
All the versions you've (n) ever heard in your life, brought to you by Jan Turkenburg and his guests Jan van Houwelingen and Ruth Houtman


The Annual Summer Soul-stice, with Mr. C
Sunday, June 20th, 8pm - 10pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

WFMU alumnus and soul music colossus Mr. C will be joining Gaylord Fields for the triumphant return of the annual Summer Soul-stice. The marvelous host of Mr. C's Soul Spectacular, found Saturdays 3 to 5 pm ET on LuxuriaMusic, is more than ready to spin a select section of soul singles in tandem with the program host. Mr. C knows you got soul, and he and Gaylord will prove it and groove it until you move it!


Gen Ken guest hosts
Sunday, June 20th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Obscure, cassette-only DIY electronic tracks from the 80s punctuated by recorded messages from his personal answering machine tapes.


Special Guest: Vince Melouney (Original Bee Gees Member)
Sunday, June 20th, 2pm - 4pm
on Atlantic Tunnel with Ed & Gaz
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Vince Melouney joins Ed as co-host for this week’s Atlantic Tunnel. Vince is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and was an official member of the original Bee Gees during the group’s initial period of worldwide success. Vince appears in the 2020 documentary “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.” He was a founding member of The Vibratones, The Aztecs, The Vince Maloney Sect and Fanny Adams. His latest release is a collaboration with Strangers In A Strange Land on the Bee Gees’ 1967 rarity “Ring My Bell,” produced by Shel Talmy. On it, he is joined by Jonathan Lea of The Jigsaw Seen and Clem Burke of Blondie.


The Dolphy Deluge
Sunday, June 20th, Noon - 4pm
on The Stork Club with Stork
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
A proper tribute to the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy cannot be contained within a mere four hours, so we celebrate his 93rd birthday, holding him over for TWO WEEKS at The Stork Club - this Sunday and next (June 27). We will hear from among his greatest recordings as a leader, and from his many sideman dates with Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Max Roach, and Ornette Coleman to name but a few. Dolphy’s mind-blowing virtuosity was equally astonishing on bass clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. His distinctive tone and his singular harmonic concept encompassed all of the known human musical realm, as well as all the sounds of the natural world. Don’t miss the Dolphy Double-Dip, Part One, this Sunday at noon at the Stork Cub, on Give the Drummer Radio.


Ready Steady Go!
Saturday, June 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Todd-O-Phonic Todd celebrates the publication of the fantastic book "Ready Steady Go! The Weekend Starts Here"(BMG Books) with a three hour celebration of this legendary British 60's television show. Numerous live performances from the show that have not been heard since their original broadcast will be aired alongside Todd's interviews with the author Andy Neill as well as RSG director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and producer Vicki Wickham.


Special Guest: Nick Gianni
Saturday, June 19th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Nick Gianni is a multi-instrumentalist who began performing at the age of 15 as an accompanist for an avant garde dance troupe. More recently Nick has been music director for Legends of Motown Concerts featuring G.C. Cameron of the Spinners and Glen Leonard of the Temptations.


Put The Needle On The Beats For Rappers
Friday, June 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

For Unagi's brand new album "Beats For Rappers" Billy Jam has invited several rappers to freestyle over the San Francisco producer's funky instrumental tracks. These include Senor Gigio and BAS-One who, along with DJ Marz and Unagi, will be guests on the live remote California broadcast of Put The Needle On The Record on Friday June 18th at 7pm (4pm local Oakland time)


Sara Abruña guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, June 13th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

An hour focused on centering womxn/femmes in music, specifically punk/post punk/new wave.


Special Guest: Jim Ryan
Saturday, June 12th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Jim Ryan is a multi-instrumentalist born of the Jazz tradition focusing on flute and saxophone. He began playing in Paris in the late '60s during the Free Jazz boom. Upon returning to the States he's been based on both coasts; in the San Francisco area from the '90s until 2015, where he recorded profusely for Edgetone Records. He currently lives in the Washington, DC area.


Steve Cropper
Saturday, June 12th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with guitarist Steve Cropper about his decade at STAX records, producing acts like The Staple Singers, co-writing hits like "Knock On Wood" and "(Sittin' On) Dock Of The Bay," and his legendary and influential guitar work with Booker T & The MGs and his new lp "Fire It Up."


Kathleen O’Malley, cat rescuer
Saturday, June 12th, 6am - 9am
on Bad Animals with Jim the Poet and Amanda

On the debut episode of Bad Animals, Amanda and Jim welcome Jersey City cat expert Kathleen! She will talk about cat adoption, feral cats, and the importance of TNR (trap/neuter/return). If you have strays in your area, or are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten, don’t miss this conversation with a pillar of the JC rescue community.


Pinc Louds interview
Friday, June 11th, Midnight - 3am
on Mona After Midnight

Pinc Louds, the band that “saved summer” in New York returns with their new single 'Aire Acondicionado’.


The Long Rally fills in for Bodega Pop AND If You Lose Your Horse on the Drummer Stream. It's a Looong Rally!
Wednesday, June 9th, 7pm - Midnight
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
A.R. Penck 5-Hour Special: A.R. Penck was primarily known as an East German neo-expressionist painter whose work featured thick-lined stick figures and subversive political themes. But he moonlighted as a free jazz drummer and pianist with the European-based improvising outfit TTT, issuing scores of private press recordings on LP and CD adorned with his own artwork. TTT most often included Penck along with the Wollny brothers Frank and Heinz on guitar and bass, and was augmented with a rotating cast of some of the best free players of the 80s-90s including Frank Wright, Butch Morris, Peter Kowald, Billy Bang, Denis Charles, Jeanne Lee, William Parker, Frank Lowe, Louis Moholo and more. On today's Long Rally we'll be taking a deep dive into Penck's musical oeuvre with a wall-to-wall 5-hours of TTT and related works from Penck's discography.


Amelia Pang, author, "Made in China"
Monday, June 7th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst returns to Studio A with an interview about forced labor in China. Many of the best-known American companies and brands rely on political prisoners and oppressed religious minorities to churn out products at rock-bottom prices. Author Amelia Pang talks about her book "Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods."


Saltzshaker guest hosts on Radio Row
Sunday, June 6th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Oddball magic, shoe-gazey, freak-folky, glitch-poppy jams mixed with archival audio and field recordings.


Special Guests: Sal Maida and Mitchell Cohen. Authors of The White Label Promo Preservation Society (100 Flop Albums You Ought To Know)
Sunday, June 6th, 2pm - 4pm
on Atlantic Tunnel with Ed & Gaz
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
This week Atlantic Tunnel welcomes musician Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks) and A&R Exec and writer, Mitchell Cohen who have recruited for their ‘society’ a gang of esteemed music obsessives: musicians, label executives and journalists who chose favorite albums from the 1960s and 1970s to rave about and expound upon; albums you might not read about except in this book.


Special Guests: Amelia White & Brett Ryan Stewart
Saturday, June 5th, 5pm - 7pm
on Someday Matinee with Gina Bacon
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Amelia White & Brett Ryan Stewart have been friends for over a decade, and recently collaborated on a four-song EP, including a song that was started years ago! We’ll listen and talk about that process, life, and anything else we think of.


John Cooper Clarke
Saturday, June 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

British poet John Cooper Clarke came to prominence in the UK during the punk rock explosion of the 1970's. HIs wonderful new autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours (Picador) covers that period, the sixties beat boom, rooming with Nico and much more. Don't miss his conversation with Todd-O-Phonic Todd this Saturday.


Special Guest: Marty Ehrlich
Saturday, June 5th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Marty Ehrlich is celebrating over 40 years in the nexus of creative music centered in New York City. As a woodwind multi-instrumentalist passionate about improvisation and interpretation, he has performed, toured, and recorded with a who’s who of contemporary composers.


Brad Fiedel (Part 2)
Tuesday, June 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Brad Fiedel returns for a Part 2 to discuss his breakthrough scores for "The Terminator" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," growing up in New York, touring with Hall & Oates on Arp in the 70s, and early scoring gigs for childhood friends, TV movies and horror films. Check out Part 1 on May 25, 2021 on his score for Wes Craven's 1988 "The Serpent and the Rainbow" recently reissued by Varese Sarabande.


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

Music and audio sketches from comedian Brett Davis.


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.


Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday Approximately Part 2
Wednesday, May 26th, 8pm - 9pm
on Honky Tonk Radio Girl with Becky

on Weekly World Blues and Honky Tonk Radio Girl Celebrating 80 years of America's Sweetheart, Matt Fiveash and Becky B team up for a 2-hour special examining what it was he done, through the lens of the blues and country music that he used as his raw materials. We'll hear blues & country artists covering Bob, blues & country songs that Bob covered, songs that Bob lifted from, and some choice cuts from Bobby Z himself, plus whatever else your opinionated hosts decide is appropriately Dylan-adjacent. Guaranteed 100% conventional-wisdom-free, sure to offend hardcore Dylan fans and too-cool-for-school detractors alike. Tune in, you will not die, it's not poison!


Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday Approximately Part 1
Wednesday, May 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Weekly World Blues with Matt Fiveash

on Weekly World Blues and Honky Tonk Radio Girl Celebrating 80 years of America's Sweetheart, Matt Fiveash and Becky B team up for a 2-hour special examining what it was he done, through the lens of the blues and country music that he used as his raw materials. We'll hear blues & country artists covering Bob, blues & country songs that Bob covered, songs that Bob lifted from, and some choice cuts from Bobby Z himself, plus whatever else your opinionated hosts decide is appropriately Dylan-adjacent. Guaranteed 100% conventional-wisdom-free, sure to offend hardcore Dylan fans and too-cool-for-school detractors alike. Tune in, you will not die, it's not poison!


Brad Fiedel ("The Terminator," "Fright Night" & "Serpent & The Rainbow")
Tuesday, May 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Brad Fiedel, composer of The Terminator, Fright Night, The Accused, True Lies, The Big Easy and nearly 100 other film and television scores, discusses Varese Sarabande's new "deluxe edition" of Wes Craven's 1988 "The Serpent and the Rainbow" soundtrack, the score's most complete release to date including much of the unused Olatunji music.


Marlene Frontera
Monday, May 24th, 8pm - 9pm
on Domestic Partner with Faye

Visual artist Marlene Frontera is known for her dream-like illustrations that hazily move in & out of focus. On May 24 she joins Faye in studio to share the soundtrack of her drawing sessions; from prog to experimental, bossa nova, 14th century organ music & more.


Listeners Banning Tech
Monday, May 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst asked Techtonic listeners, "What ONE technology would you ban, if you could?" - and listeners responded with audio requests! On the next Techtonic, hear the voices of WFMU listeners who have some strong opinions about technology that should (metaphorically) be thrown into the river.


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

DJ Domenica returns to Radio Row with decadence and synthesized melodrama for the night people.


Bertrand Burgalat
Sunday, May 23rd, 2pm - 4pm
on Atlantic Tunnel with Ed & Gaz
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Bertrand Burgalat is a French musician, composer and producer, who has worked with a diverse array of artists including Robert Wyatt, Air, Daf Punk April March, A.S. Dragon, Mick Harvey, Louis Philippe, among many others. He is also known for his film, television and radio music. In 1995 Burgalat established his own record label, Tricatel. He has released several studio albums in his own name, including the upcoming Reve Capital, which will be out on June 11th.


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)
It's 2021 and goth is still dead and living. Put on your black clothes (make sure they match!), paint your nails black or just allow your face to show the gloom inside as we spend 3 hours on the dark side. All the regular goth suspects will be there plus some new goth friends from all over the world. WGD only comes once a year, so let's do it up right like your favorite corset.


Special Guest: Shoko Nagai
Saturday, May 22nd, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Shoko Nagai is a versatile musician who improvises and collaborates with world-renowned instrumentalists on piano and accordion and composes original scores for films and live performances. As a teenager in her native Japan, Nagai was trained on Yamaha's electronic organ, the "Electone," to perform popular music.


Birthday tribute to Thomas "Fats" Waller.
Thursday, May 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison

The Old Codger will present an hour-long birthday tribute to the great singer, composer, pianist, organist, and all-around entertainer Thomas "Fats" Waller. Fats was born on May 21, 1904, and even though he's younger than the Codger, he passed away 78 years ago at the age of 39. Waller wrote dozens of Tin Pan Alley classics such as "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Your Feet's Too Big"; he appeared in motion pictures, and made hundreds of recordings. Tune in to hear a few dozen on this week's Philco Cheap Cigar Boudoir with Courtney T. Edison, the Old Codger.


Industrial musicals special show with guest Steve Young
Thursday, May 20th, 5pm - 8pm
on The Fantastic World of Kitten Sparkles with Kitten Sparkles AKA Don Bolles
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)



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