Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 17th at 2:22 PM

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The Annual Winter Soul-stice, with Debbie D.
Sunday, December 17th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
WFMU Rock ’n’ Soul Ichiban doyenne Debbie D. returns to the airwaves once again to take on the role of enabler in Gaylord Fields's over-two-decade-long tradition of celebrating both paganism and the manifold wonders of African-American vernacular music of the 1960s, inspired by a corny-ass pun.

This year's Winter Soul-stice celebration will have these two friends reunited — you can call them "Georgia Peaches and (Soon to Be Legal in) New Jersey Herb" — as they endeavor to air nothing but 45 rpm soul music platters. And, in keeping with this annual program's unofficial designation as a battleground in The War on Christmas, neither the "C-word" nor its "X-word" variant will be uttered by either Gaylord or Debbie or any recording artist during its two-hour duration. So if you love soul music, hate Santa Claus, or some strange combination of the two — we daresay this show may be just what you didn't know you needed!

As is also tradition, the WFMU studio reverb unit will be abused for your sporadic amusement.


Iss Keef’s Birfday, Innit?
Monday, December 18th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Keith Richards has been legally dead since 1972, but the thanks to the marvel of robotics, his animated corpse has been kept “alive,” performing at concerts, churning out modified Chuck Berry riffs and mumbling various pre-recorded phrases to interviewers for the past 45 years. Nevertheless, December 18th marks his “74th” birthday, and in memoriam, we’ll devote an hour to celebrating some of Keef’s finer musical moments.


The Love-Birds plus a Videocast of Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band!
Monday, December 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Love Birds. The latest and greatest pop export from San Francisco. Check out their 7-inch EP from this past summer on Empty Cellar, and look for the debut full-length album soon on Trouble In Mind Records.

Recorded and filmed live at WFMU's Monty Hall on Nov. 17, Chris Forsyth and band blast through the epic, transcendent sonic sprawl that made "Dreaming in the Non-Dream" one of 2017's best albums, channeling Television, Pere Ubu and Beefhart, among others. Relive this magical night in Jersey City, or be prepared to blown away for the first time!

Video stream for Chris Forsyth's set starts at 2 pm on the playlist page, the WFMU homepage and apps and on Ustream!


Daniel Hart (A Ghost Story)
Tuesday, December 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer and violinist Daniel Hart discusses his latest Milan Records soundtrack release for director David Lowery's "A Ghost Story" which stars Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara and Will Oldham. Daniel has recorded and toured with St. Vincent, The Polyphonic Spree, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, The Rosebuds and Swans, and with his band Dark Rooms. His film and television credits include Lowery's 2013 breakout film "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," Disney's "Pete Dragon," documentaries "Eating Animals" and "Uncertain," and "The Exorcist" and "Smilf" television series.


Limbs Bin
Wednesday, December 20th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Limbs Bin returns to WFMU to dish out that noise-core, power-electronics fix you've been waiting for (even if you didn't realize you were waiting for it). Blast anthemics for a new generation of ecstatic youth! Not to be missed for fans of power drills, jackhammers and screaming into a microphone.


DJ Turmix
Thursday, December 21st, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Turmix hails from Barcelona and has been in NYC since 2008. Turmix has done it all over his 22+ year career, playing at venues big and small around the world, hosting various radio shows, and was behind the legendary boogaloo concert a few years back at Lincoln Center. He's the official DJ for Fania Records, and his collection is beyond deep.


Dave Witte - Drummer - Municipal Waste, Melt Banana, Discordance Axis & more!
Thursday, December 21st, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Ultimate drummer Dave Witte will be in the hot seat for Peer Pressure at 1pm on the 21st. Dave is originally from NJ and has been the engine in countless bands. He will have a killer playlist, hopefully talk about his new vegan food truck GO GO VEGAN GO, based in RIchmond and famous for their "Not So Pad Thai Fries"... tune in and chow down! Dave will be live!


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his very special musical guests Sleigher!


Matt Warwick guests hosts for Wake and Bake
Friday, December 22nd, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

"¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”: A War on Xmas Report
Saturday, December 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Join secular humanists, multiculturalists, the Cult of Reason, the Puritans, the Pilgrims, communists, the Illuminati, Krampus, Sol Invictus, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (and of course Darwin) with a few nonsequiturs and whadda ya got? Why another exquisite corpse of course. Nine of WFMU’s crack team of investigative DJs report from the frontlines of the annual struggle of one Kris Kringle to maintain some dignity during an onslaught of vile reconfigurings of the meaning of this finest of shopping seasons. Can they make sense of what it’s all about? Can they make nonsense of what it’s all about?


Cotton Candy
Sunday, December 24th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
With apologies to Rod Stewart and his ilk, Teen-Beat Records principals (and wedded couple) Evelyn Hurley (Blast Off Country Style) and Mark Robinson (Unrest, Air Miami, among others) sing the real and true Great American Songbook. A typical Cotton Candy set list will likely consist of voice renditions ranging in duration from a few seconds to perhaps an entire minute — with said lineup likely comprising TV commercials, radio jingles, public-service announcements, station IDs, and all sorts of media flotsam and jetsam lovingly re-created exclusively by Mark and Evelyn's a cappella vocal stylings.


The Weirdest Goddamn Christmas Show Ever
Monday, December 25th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
December 25th is Christmas, of course, but if you think we’re going to spend three hours drinking eggnog and listening to Nat King Cole, think again. Sure, we’ll have the occasional Christmas tune (Sonny Boy Willamson? Really?), but we’ll also hear from James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Vic Chestnut, and Johnny Ace. Oh, and did we mention? Santa Claus himself will be dropping by! Gather the children around the hearth at 3 am for an early Christmas morning extravaganza the whole family will enjoy!


Todd-a-Phonic Todd guest hosts for Wake and Bake
Monday, December 25th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Bill Mac Fills in for Joe McGasko- with "I Better Get Them Cha Cha Heels"
Monday, December 25th, 9am - Noon
on
Zzzzzzero Hour with Bill Mac
Cook that goose, figgy that pudding, and chill to vintage and obscure tunage of the Yuletide with your Holiday Matrons Bill and Maxine! Currier & Ives sucks!


Best In Soundtrack 2017
Tuesday, December 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins some highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2017.


Paul Bearer (Sheer Terror, Joe Coffee)
Thursday, December 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Punk godfather Paul Bearer joins the Fun Machine for the full 3 hours on the 28th! Diane will sneakily make Paul talk about and play -his own music: Sheer Terror, Joe Coffee and other projects, and Paul is going to be helming the wheels of steel for a rock and punk party that will make you want to end 2017 right there. Smiles will abound!


Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2017 Special
Sunday, December 31st, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Last year was terrible, this year, 2017, has been even worse. So let's kick it to the curb in style and let the countdown to better days commence! Pre-game it with Nate K. as he looks 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 New Year's Eve morning, December 31, 2017.


Kurt fills in for Gaylord Fields
Sunday, December 31st, 8pm - 10pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk

Matt Warwick guests hosts for Wake and Bake
Monday, January 1st, 2018, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Hinky Dinky Time 2nd Annual All Listener Request Program
Friday, January 5th, 2018, 9am - Noon
on
Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Please join Uncle Michael for Hinky Dinky Time on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio for the second annual, all listener requests program. You be the DJ! You pick the song! Uncle Michael will be selecting from your requests. Make your requests here! (requests made on or after January 4th take priority).


Ronnie Hawkins
Saturday, January 6th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Ronnie Hawkins (aka "Mr. Dynamo," "Sir Ronnie," "Rompin' Ronnie," or "The Hawk") about his 60 years making great Rock And Roll!


The Louis Armstrong House Museum's Ricky Riccardi
Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Director of Research Collections of The Louis Armstrong House Museum to discuss the Corona, Queens landmark, to which Armstrong moved in 1943. The house remains virtually untouched from the day Armstrong died there in 1971.


Delbert McClinton
Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Delbert McClinton to talk about his early years backing touring blues acts in the mob run bars around Fort Worth, Texas and cutting a series of 45s that are unique for their combination of Country, Blues and heavy doses of Beatles’ influence.



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