Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 5th at 9:42 PM

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Peter Zummo
Friday, December 6th, 9am - Noon
JA In The AM with John Allen
Peter Zummo will be our special guest on JA in the AM friday Dec. 6th. The downtown composer and trombonist, known for exploring the rock, jazz, new- and electronic-music, disco, punk, and world-music idioms, has been more recently recognized for his 80s work with the late Arthur Russell...but his career extends back 50 years and we’ll look at all of it. Peter has a new record called Deep Drive, we'll play some selections from that, and he’ll guest DJ and perform some live solo work.

Thunder and Sunshine
Saturday, December 7th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

This powerful, funky rock band bring a live set of their inspiring tunes to WFMU's kids' show. Back in September, two of them put on a great performance for Double-Dip Kidfest at Monty Hall--they're back with a full band, puppets, and some extra surprises. "The message is for kids, the music is for everyone!"

Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone: Ugandan Roots Music and More
Saturday, December 7th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Haruna Walusimbi is one of Uganda's most celebrated traditional musicians and music educators, but that's not all: He founded performing arts troupe Nile Beat, launched Uganda's biggest annual cultural festival, and won a Grammy for his leading role in Bela Fleck's film Throw Down Your Heart. Walusimbi and fellow musician / scholar Mark Stone join the band Kakande for shows at the Shrine in Harlem Saturday night and a house concert in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon. And they join us on WFMU this Saturday!

Doug Hill, author of "Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology"
Monday, December 9th, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
In his book "Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology," Doug Hill surveys what tech critics have been trying to tell us for a couple hundred years. (Maybe this time we'll listen to them!) Tune in to hear what Doug Hill learned from 20 years of studying the history and philosophy of technology.

DJ Tom Lax
Tuesday, December 10th, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
By 1979, tracks began to appear in the postpunk terroir that weren't easily identifiable. The culprits all were nonconformist, feeding off the avant tenor splayed out of punk, industrial, DIY & loner chum. Today we trip back through a portal to hear some of what it was hiding in plain sight in the years spanning 1979-1985. Siltbreeze head honcho Tom Lax lugs a hefty load of weirdo records to WFMU for your listening edification.

Honey Radar
Tuesday, December 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Playing elliptical yet supremely catchy lo-fi psych-pop, underground mainstay Honey Radar brings to mind "Propeller"-era Guided By Voices as well as the most listenable strains of the private press nether world. This is budget rock played for people who went broke using "The Acid Archives" as a want list. The band drops by Burn It Down! (for a second time) to play tracks from its excellent new LP, "Ruby Puff of Dust," available now on What's Yr Rupture.

Kate from 79.5
Thursday, December 12th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Kate from the very fabulous ensemble 79.5 is coming out to dj, yes it's true! Trouble is thrilled, she can't wait for all the fab sounds she will mix up on This is the Modern World.

Bookclub: The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (Parts II & III)
Thursday, December 12th, 6pm - 7pm
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
We continue on Sebald's journey around East Anglia with memories of war, Somerleyton Hall and herring fishing. Either read ahead or wait and read parts II and III after you listen. If you missed it don't forget to catch up with part I in the archives or on the podcast.

Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke
Saturday, December 14th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

A prolific duo influenced by punk, folk, bluegrass, the Beatles, and much more, Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke have been making music together since 1990, and kids' music for the past decade. The UK-born Wilde, also an illustrator, creates the art for the duo's albums. Roger and Amanda are delighted to welcome them for a live set of their clever, hilarious songs.

Three Chord Monte Christmas Party starring Fascinations Grand Chorus
Monday, December 16th, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Jersey City's favorite indiepop duo combine their love of The Beach Boys, The Misfits, 1910 Fruitgum Company, vintage synths and certain antiquated arcade games into a sweet sound all their own. They'll be playing songs from their just-released debut album as well as cool original holiday numbers. Will their catchy Christmas songs be enough to convince WFMU's resident grinch that he really has had a wonderful life? Tune in to find out!

Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2019 Special
Tuesday, December 17th, 9pm - Midnight
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Time is a construct designed to stave off the inevitable mental collapse that would occur from our inability to contextualize correlative and causal relationships, agreed? So to avoid losing his mind, Nate K. takes his annual look back at the year that was and play tracks from his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, comps, and reissues. Apologies in advance to the creators of the numerous fantastic releases that Nate will surely forget about.

Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 19th, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his musical guests The Wassailants (featuring WFMU DJs Amanda Nazario, Matt Fiveash, Gaylord Fields, Matt Clarke and others)!

George Faulkner
Saturday, December 21st, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Celebrate with Michael as he hosts an on-air holiday party and chats with George Faulkner about his new single, which features songs written by Beach Boys' Wilson brothers dad Murry Wilson!

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