Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: October 13th at 2:04 PM

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Jazz Goes To The Movies
Sunday, October 13th, 9am - Noon
on
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The Drummer Stream show D:O Radio will be presenting a special show: "jazz goes to the movies" — with selections from jazz soundtracks and jazzy renditions of famous and semi-famous movie themes. (Popcorn not included.)


Sapped & Slapped
Monday, October 14th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nowhere Places with SV
new wave, synth pop, post-punk & ambient, all slowed down & blown out. the wrong speed is the right speed.


Michael Beach and the Artists and Thigh Master
Monday, October 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

It's an Aussie Rocktober twinbill! Michael Beach splits his time playing in bands in Melbourne, Australia (Shovels) and Oakland, California (Colossal Yes, Meercaz). He's somehow found time to record two solo albums and a handful of singles and returns to WFMU with his backing band, The Artists. Brisbane's Thigh Master have been described as the lost Flying Nun Records band and have just released their second album, Now For Example, on Goner Records.


Yuka C. Honda live at Monty Hall
Monday, October 14th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Yuka C. Honda played at Monty Hall this past Thursday for Plants and Synths. She played in two parts— first with Kahimi Karie on tuning fork and then with her laptop duo ON/IN with Akio Mokuno. We’ll hear the whole set on Monday. Go see ON/IN perform at The Stone Brooklyn on Oct 18/19!


Astra Taylor, author, "Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone"
Monday, October 14th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Activist and author Astra Taylor will be the guest on the next episode of Techtonic, talking about her new book "Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone." The choices we make with our technology will help decide whether democracy continues to exist...


Don’t Judge The Big Planet!
Monday, October 14th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Big Planet Noise simply spins our all-time favorite ancient 45s, desert-island style. We pick them without apology – you’ll have no choice but to hear our extra-crispy faves: the famous, the forgotten, the formidable AND the forgettable…


Fayelord: The Disco 7"
Monday, October 14th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Domestic Partner with Faye
October 14th, Domestic Partner presents a new chapter in the Fayelord Chronicles! You've heard of the Disco 12"....why not the Disco 7"? In honor of singles going steady week, Gaylord Fields will joining Faye with a selection of the disco-dancey-est 45s from his collection in hand. And as with all Fayelord episodes, there will be a healthy dose of trivia & animated discussion sprinkled throughout for your listening delight. Don't miss this funky & fancy-free 45 showcase brought to you by one of the finest of WFMU DJ pairings.


Ira the K fills in for Jesse Jarnow!
Monday, October 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Ira's show
It's Singles Going Steady Week on WFMU and Ira Kaplan is taking over the Frow Show to join in the fun.


Zingles Going Zteady
Tuesday, October 15th, Noon - 3pm
on
Feelings with Michele with One "L"
Catch some zzz's as Michele takes her first stab at Singles Going Steady week by pulling and playing all the singles from the WFMU Z bin!


DJ CollectorScum
Tuesday, October 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Third time's the charm as record collector extraordinaire Justin CollectorScum stops by Spin Age Blasters for Singles Going Steady. Armed with a stack of wild wooly and little-heard 7"s from his personal stash, Justin digs deep for the WFMU listener. Tune in on Tuesday, Oct. 15th at 3 PM to hear a bounty of small treasures from all corners of the underground.


Singles Going Soundtrack
Tuesday, October 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins some of his favorite soundtrack 7-inches in honor of WFMU's Singles Going Steady Week.


Foster Care + A Very Special Punk Rock Singles Going Steady with Tom Dash
Tuesday, October 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

True School NYC punks Foster Care swing by Burn It Down! for a bona fide live-in-the-studio performance in celebration of their new album, "El Abuso," on the Total Punk label. Make no mistake, there are no "garage" or "power pop" qualifiers here; Foster Care deliver rough, nasty blasts of musical vexation. And with Allison Busch (Awesome Color, Call of the Wild) on drums, the delivery of said blasts is that much more unrelenting and dynamic. This is going to be a legendary one folks! After Foster Care lays waste to the Burn It Down! airwaves, Nate K. welcomes Tom Dash of Dot Dash Radio to keep the riot rolling. Garage-, proto-, pre-, post-, whatever prefix gets you through the night. Tom and Nate are just going to call it punk and take it from there. All 45s, all punk, all night. Yeah, buddy.


Radio BLT fills in for Duane / Porkchop plays SSPS hosted by BLT
Wednesday, October 16th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio BLT
DJs Porkchop and BLT team up for a show of left-field wildness! Porkchop is a Chicago native who has been living and working in NYC since the mid-90s. He produces experimental club music as SSPS which draws on Acid, Industrial and Hardcore Punk of the 80s and is deeply influenced by the stripped down and eclectic approach of Chicago House music. Find out what happens when he joins forces with another swine themed DJ.


Unity Gain Fest 2003
Wednesday, October 16th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Unity Gain Mix: Bubblyfish, Hahn Rowe, DJ Olive, Kid Lucky, John King, mod_doctor and more from David Linton’s 2003 multimedia festival. The soundtrack from a multi-sensory feast.


Singles Going Seventies!
Wednesday, October 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Tune in for nothing but 7-inch records released between 1970 and 1979 (inclusive)! Featuring music from all (well, several) genres living together in harmony, just like the Top 40 station you wish you could have listened to when you were growing up. It’s part of Singles Going Steady Week, WFMU’s celebration of those little records with the big holes.


Barefootin'
Thursday, October 17th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
For Singles Going Steady week $mall ¢hange presents a nonstop 3hr soul/funk/RnB dance party, all 45s. Take off your shoes and throw them away, come back and get them another day. We're barefootin!


DJ Scott Williams
Thursday, October 17th, Noon - 3pm
on
Pseu's Thing With A Hook
WFMU's freeformin' DJ Scott Williams brings his haul of 7 inch singles to Pseu's show for a three hour excavation interrupted occasionally by banter, interrogation and the inevitable cross-references to trivial moments in rock.


All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Once again, Dave the Spazz celebrates Singles Going Steady Week by plugging the wrong side of the record. Usually crazier, typically more rockin', you'll flip for these unsung gems!


Put The Needle On The October Hellraiser Hip-Hop History Pt 3: Female Rap
Friday, October 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In the third of four parts in the 2019 October Hellraiser hip-hop history series Billy Jam will focus on early era female rap artists. With co-host Monica Lynch he will discuss the role of women in hip-hop as well as do a quick mix from a stack of Old School to Golden Age female rap records. Put The Needle On The Record; Friday October 18th at 7pm on WFMU.


Downtown Funkville: 100 percent funk 45s!
Friday, October 18th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

DJ Husband vs. DJ Wife XI
Saturday, October 19th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
For the eleventh year of our annual on-air dance celebrating the joys of one-upmanship, the format remains the same: one hour of me, one hour of she, one hour of we.


Singles Going Steady week, featuring Scott Williams
Saturday, October 19th, 9am - 11am
on
Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda
Amanda spins kid-friendly 45s with Scott--DJ, WFMU volunteer director, and world-class dad. Tune in Saturday Oct. 19, from 9-11 AM!


Michael welcomes The World’s Greatest Music Experts
Saturday, October 19th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes the long awaited return of The World's Greatest Music Experts! Tune in and hear the panel discuss musical minutia. Better yet, take part by asking a question or suggesting a topic by emailing the experts at: worldsgreatestmusicexperts@wfmu.org


Singles Going Sixties: 2nd Annual Beat Group Throwdown (with Matt Clarke)
Sunday, October 20th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
For the second Singles Going Steady Week in a row, Gaylord Fields and What's Happening?!?! host Matt Clarke will lead a two-man British Invasion with two hours of small-hole 45s from their respective mid-'60s Beat Group collections. If tradition follows, you will hear as many songs by Tony Jackson and the Vibrations or the Chimes Featuring Denise as by the Beatles.


beneath each mountain a fell dungeon
Monday, October 21st, Midnight - 3am
on
Nowhere Places with SV
an inquiry into the iniquitous


Even More People You May Know
Monday, October 21st, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Last year around this time, Joe did a show he really enjoyed. It was the second time he did it. He played songs with titles that named people: First name, last name. An example of this type of song would be David Bowie's "Andy Warhol" (although he hasn't played that one yet). This year, Joe will be playing more songs like this. It will be fun and informative. He hopes you will also enjoy it.


The Big Planet British Beat Battle!
Monday, October 21st, 8pm - 10pm
on
Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
It’s the simpler times of 1965 all over again as we feature five fantastic British Beat groups who will vie for your chatroom votes: 16 Magazine and Big Planet Noise present The Stones battling The Dave Clark 5 battling The Animals battling The Hermits battling… an unknown, secret guest Beat group…


Return to Boot City U.S.A.
Monday, October 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Join Jesse and WFMU celebrity drop-ins to celebrate the power of noncommercial radio with another full episode dive into unofficial/live/demo/bootleg recordings. If it’s been released, it’s not getting played.


Kendra Amalie
Tuesday, October 22nd, 9am - Noon
on
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
Kendra Amalie stops by WFMU to bring her cosmic guitar sounds into the Garbaggio Lounge. Her new album "Intuition" is out now on Beyond Beyond is Beyond.


Michele Brings You "The Feelings Guide to Life - Information, Instruction, Inspiration"
Tuesday, October 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Feelings with Michele with One "L"
Join Michele as she brings you tips and strategies to get though this wonderful tragedy we call life. Hopefully making your time on hell's creation a little bit funnier and easier.


Ken and Andy's Bob Dylan Extravaganza
Wednesday, October 23rd, 9am - Noon
on
Ken's show
Join Station Manager Ken and Andy Breckman for three hours of Bob Dylan obsessiveness, highlighted by a live remake of the famous 1996 WFMU Bob Dylan Advanced Obituary Show, from 10:15 to 11:15 AM, during which time listener phone calls and remembrances of Bob will be welcome on the air at 201-209-9368.


Lawrence Kumpf
Wednesday, October 23rd, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Lawrence Kumpf: An illustrated conversation with the founder and director of Blank Forms, whose concerts, talks, and publications have added depth and context to New York’s new music scene.


A salute to New York Rocker
Wednesday, October 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
In the late 1970s and early 80s New York Rocker's extensive coverage and arresting visual style made it a vital companion for music fans, and it remains revered today by those who read it. Andy Schwartz, who took over the reins from founding editor Alan Betrock, joins Evan "Funk" Davies tonight to talk about all things Rocker, and they'll be joined by former NYR staffers Glenn Morrow, Lisa Jane Persky, and other former staffers still to be confirmed. Don't miss it!


CX Kidtronik
Thursday, October 24th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
CX produces throwback dancefloor rap, electro, and beyond, has had DJ stints for Anti-Pop Consortium, Atari Teenage Riot and Saul Williams, part of the NYC hardcore/rave outfit Sewer Rats, and is generally out of his mind


Rosanna Bruno, artist and creator of 'The Slanted Life'
Thursday, October 24th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
This is the Modern World welcomes Rosanna Bruno, artist and creator of 'The Slanted Life'. Rosanna's witty hand drawn graphic novel enlarges the life of Emily Dickinson, suggesting an alternate Emily to the poet we believe we have come to know. Through her ridiculously funny cartoons, Rosanna creates the social media world of Emily Dickinson, illustrates her closet filled with contemporary designers and reveals Emily pitching reality tv shows. "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" takes on new meaning in this fresh look at a mysterious literary icon.


It's the Song Not the Singer
Thursday, October 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Messed-up mind bending instrumentals that'll leave you speechless!


Marika Hackman
Friday, October 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Music writer Sophie Kemp called Marika Hackman’s third and most recent album, Any Human Friend (Sub Pop), “a singular, extraordinarily horny, and occasionally bleak pop record.” Pleasures of the flesh are explored both alone (“Hand Solo”) and with partners (“Come Undone”), but the sharp guitars, chilly melodies, and Marika’s soft yet serious voice don't quite evoke feelings of sensuousness as much as they do loneliness and a longing for connection. British born and London based, Marika is currently touring the US in support of Any Human Friend, and will be performing live on Sophisticated Boom Boom with her backing band, Girl Friday.


Put The Needle On The October Hellraiser Hip-Hop History Pt 4: Turntablism & The DJ with DJ ALF
Friday, October 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In the final of four parts in the 2019 October Hellraiser hip-hop history series Billy Jam, along with co-host and in studio turntablist DJ ALF, will focus on the history of the DJ in hip-hop music/culture. In addition to live scratch routines by DJ ALF, Billy will present a quick mix of early era DJ tracks. Put The Needle On The Record; Friday October 25th at 7pm on WFMU.


Downtown Popcornville: 100 percent popcorn 45s!
Friday, October 25th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

Inflatalk Radio
Saturday, October 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Three hours of spoken word recordings. That’s the kind of talk radio I like, and perhaps you will too. Samuel Beckett radio plays, Boris Karloff, Leonard Nimoy, John Barth, myths, legends, sound poetry, unsound poetry, instructional records, perhaps a piece or two from some of our DJs, these are a few of the things you may or may not hear tonight.


The 2nd Annual DOUBLE-DIP CREEPFEST!
Saturday, October 26th, 9am - 11am
on
Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda
Let Roger and Amanda be the soundtrack to your pumpkin-carving and costume-planning. Caution: songs may be ghoulish, gruesome, or ridiculous.


Author Burt Kearns
Saturday, October 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael gets ready for Halloween with a chat with Burt Kearns co-author of "The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage."


4 Live Sets: Fast Eddy, Kacy and Clayton, Redd Kross and Surf Curse
Saturday, October 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd is proud to present live sets from 4 of the hottest acts in today's world of showbiz. Fast Eddy hails from Denver and is the rock'n'roll result of too many nights spent drinking at The Satire Lounge. Their new EP "Toofer One" is out now on Spaghetty Town. Kacy and Clayton's new Carrying On album (New West) is produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. The second cousins from Saskatchewan continue to excel with their arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. Redd Kross are in the midst of a massive tour with The Melvins. L.A.'s finest take a few moments off to play live on WFMU and celebrate the release of their latest Merge smash "Beyond The Door". Band leaders Jeff and Steven MacDonald have been doing this since they were pre-teens! Surf Curse's new long-player Heaven Surrounds You (Danger Collective), is a coming of age epic, inspired by the many cult films they've cherished throughout their young adulthood. The duo of Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck flush out the live band with a full 5 piece line-up.


SPEAKING WORDS OF WISDOM: The Flashback 1960s - 2000s Edition
Sunday, October 27th, 6am - 9am
on
Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol
Hear a veritable freeform array of music, along with the artists themselves speaking about their songs, their craft, their influences, that whacky band name they came up with & maybe even an amusing anecdote about that strange encounter with an Oscar Meyer weiner truck near the Ho-Ho-Kus exit on Route 17. Sure to enlighten your Sunday morning!


*Diabolus X Machina*
Monday, October 28th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nowhere Places with SV
Metal of the 8-bit variety (when chugs become bleeps)


Play It Again, Band
Monday, October 28th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
If you have a hit in pop music, it's never a bad idea to see if it could be a hit again. That's why the Ventures did "Walk Don't Run" and then "Walk Don't Run '64." That's why David Bowie did "Fame" and then "Fame '90." Tune in for an entire show made up of performers reviving their hits for new pop eras with varying degrees of success.


Three Hour Edition of The Secret Harmony
Monday, October 28th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Over the last couple months, Olivia has been making original compositions for radio in a segment on her show called "The Secret Harmony." Usually lasting five minutes or less, this one will last the entire show, and will feature found sounds, radio collage, and original electronics, with Olivia guiding you through the fray. Whether you catch a few minutes or tune into the entire show, prep your ears for a deep dive into sound and memory on this special show, where dreams become thought.


Big Planet Noise 4th Annual “Halloween-Not-Halloween” Special!
Monday, October 28th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
We play three kinds of records in our “Halloween-Not-Halloween” shows: records that scared the crap out of me as a kid, records that still scare the crap out of me, and records that my father forbade me from playing in the house (while simultaneously threatening to send me to “military school to straighten me out.”)


Eyes of Chaos/Veil of Order with Gary Lambert
Monday, October 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Radio veteran Gary Lambert visits WFMU to discuss to Eyes of Chaos/Veil of Order, the avant-garde KPFA show he hosted with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in the early ‘90s. Gary and Jesse will dive into a trove of music submitted for consideration during the show’s last season and talk about (and listen to) recordings from Gary’s 50+ years of music freakdom.


Halloween Spooktacular: Jonathan Herweg joins Micah on Music of Mind Control
Tuesday, October 29th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
DJ Herweg will join Micah for some pre-Halloween hijinx as he allows the Micah to use him as an open channel for the spirit world.


A profile and sampling of Arthur Russell's work.
Wednesday, October 30th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Arthur Russell: A profile and sampling of the songwriter’s work including recently restored recordings and a long lost, unheard concert of experimental work from 1985.


Pre-War Blues Special with Andy Maltz
Wednesday, October 30th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Weekly World Blues with Matt Fiveash
Friend of the show Andy Maltz drops by to play some of his favorite pre-war sides and chat with us about how great and misunderstood this music is and how much everything else sucks.


Stag plays live
Wednesday, October 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
GET READY TO BE BEDAZZLED! Seattle's Stag, who wowed WFMU listeners a couple of years ago with "The Bedazzler" (Evan's #1 single of 2017!) bring their '70s-infused glam-pop swagger to the WFMU airwaves at long last! The band includes That Petrol Emotion singer Steve Mack, as well as former members of Alcohol Funnycar and The Cops. Their latest album Electric Mistress is out now! Make sure you're there for the Stag party on Wednesday night, October 30, at 9pm!


Halloween evil muzak special with Peter Gunn and Crito
Thursday, October 31st, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Becoming an annual thing? Peter Gunn and Crito return once again to trade off dark sided electronic and other sounds into the wee hours


Caitlin Keegan
Thursday, October 31st, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Caitlin Keegan, illustrator and surface pattern designer returns to WFMU to celebrate All Hallows' Eve. Caitlin is the author and illustrator of The Illuminated Tarot and Dreamer’s Journal. We will talk about dreams, nightmares and tarot cards while playing music that might please witches.


Fabio has Clay Pigeon as his co-host today!
Thursday, October 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fabio will have the inimitable Clay Pigeon as his co-host for a head scratching pairing unlike any other in the history of WFMU personalities. Tune in to hear frustrating musical selections, unlikely statements of wonder, non sequiturs and other hair raising personality juxtapositions. Most importantly, tune in to help us raise money for WFMU! 3pm, October 31.


Halloween Frightfest!
Thursday, October 31st, 8pm - 9pm
on
Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Hang some garlic above the turntable, steal your kids' candy, and do the zombie watusi! Make With The Shake on WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban stream will be delivering a Halloween horrorfest of the most chilling soul, r&b, and garage 45s that DJ Pat K can dig out from his vinyl crypt! (WFMU not legally responsible if you DIE of fright!)


Halloween Spooktacular!
Thursday, October 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Blast away your trick-or-treaters with this Halloween Stereo Simulcast Soundtrack in Spazz-A-Rama! Count Spazzula and Bingo the Gorilla guide you through the dark ride that is the Music To Spazz By Halloween Spooktacular.


Pale Lips
Saturday, November 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Montreal's Pale Lips refer to themselves as "drippy mascara slopped rock'n'roll with sprinkles!". Their latest album for Spaghetty Town, "After Dark", is a joyous concoction of punk infused two and half minute number one hits. Don't miss them rocking out at St. Vitus in Brooklyn on October 27th and be sure to tune in for their live set on Todd's show.



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