Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 5th at 4:35 AM

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Nick and Lysa guest host!
Sunday, December 4th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

No borders, no walls—just the most entrancing and compelling new music from all genres and all regions.


Eric Zimmerman, author, "The Rules We Break"
Monday, December 5th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Online games have been an important part of internet culture for decades. On the next Techtonic, game designer Eric Zimmerman discusses his new book about game design - "The Rules We Break: Lessons in Play, Thinking and Design" - and we'll play some games from the book during the show.


Kristeen Young
Tuesday, December 6th, 3pm - 7pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The incomparable Kristeen Young returns to WFMU to play selections from her latest self-produced album, The Beauty Shop. Known for her percussive use of keyboard and a voice that goes from whispers to wails in an instant, Kristeen, "KY" to longtime fans, continues to be impossible to pigeonhole.


An interview with Tyler Keith 
Friday, December 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Singer, songwriter, and musician Tyler Keith has been whipping up a roots-tinged garage-punk frenzy for decades in bands such as the Neckbones, the Preacher's Kids, the Apostles, and Teardrop City. Earlier this year, Keith released his first book, The Mark of Cain. He dropped by Burn It Down! to discuss crime novels, the prison-industrial complex, the prosperity gospel, Harry Crews, the state of book publishing, and more. Tune in as Burn It Down! goes highbrow...just a little.  


Nu Jazz Live Set
Sunday, December 11th, Midnight - 3am
on Radioactivity with Abbie From Mars

NYC's experimental jazz/metal/rave supergroup, including members of Deli Girls, Beshken, Murderpact, and CGI Jesus, performs live on RadioActivity with Abbie from Mars.


Jazz Adam guest hosts!
Sunday, December 11th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

An eclectic set of eccentric melodies and jittery beats that twist the pop song structure


Jonny Couch live set
Wednesday, December 14th, Noon - 3pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Jersey City’s own Jonny Couch brings his band to WFMU for a live set that was originally scheduled to take place in April of 2020! Couch names Cheap Trick and the Ramones as among his favorite bands, and reviewers have heard echoes of Ultravox and Visage in Couch’s tunes. With those touchpoints you know it’ll be catchy and poppy, so tune in!


Special guest DJs Brian and Michael D'Addario, better known as The Lemon Twigs take over the turntables!
Thursday, December 15th, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook


The Unmanageable Menagerie
Saturday, December 17th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger

Songs about more animals than you can count, or can you? The listener who submits the most accurate creature count will win an unimpressive prize! More fun than a scurry of squirrels and a gaggle of geese; combined!


Bob Brainen & Pete Tomlinson Present the Music of Fleetwood Mac: The Peter Green & Danny Kirwan Eras: 1967 -1972
Saturday, December 17th, 11am - 2pm
on Bob Brainen's show
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Fleetwood Mac had one of the oddest success stories of any band. They started out as a stone blues band led by Peter Green and, with the addition of 18-year-old Danny Kirwan, gradually evolved into a fine pop band. We'll cover the first six albums, stray singles, BBC recordings and rarities. Join us!


Gil A.D. guest hosts!
Sunday, December 18th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

In a bonus installment of his 8 Ball Radio show Most Absurd Medicine Show (MAMS) East, Gil A.D. will embark on the directionless path of NO HOLDS BARRED sonic experimentalism he has traveled down many times before only to get more lost, confused, perhaps hungry, and, only then (or maybe not), find eternal bliss and gratitude for existence in the form of radio.


Tom Barrett and the Cuts
Monday, December 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Tom formerly led the shoegaze-y Bar/None band Overlake. On his three solo albums since, the noise has been stripped away to reveal a lo-fi, high-emotion connection to influences like The Long Winters and Lou Barlow. Don't worry, there'll also be plenty of noise with The Cuts in tow! Tom's latest album is "You Are and You've Always Been." His next gig is Dec. 22 at Pet Shop in Jersey City


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his very special 2022 musical guests The Grassy Noël (featuring the usual gang of festive idiots).


Whadya Get? Six Degrees of Christmas with Alan & Jim the Poet filling in for Serious Moonlight Sonatas
Sunday, December 25th, 6am - 9am
on Showy McShowface with Jim the Poet

Open your presents on the air or call in and tell us what you got. Featuring Morning Coquito, the WFMU Yule Log and tons of songs for your present-opening pleasure!


Jody Peyote returns to guest host!
Sunday, December 25th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Songs the lord might've enjoyed.


Count It Down: The Burn It Down! Best of 2022
Friday, December 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Nate the K. looks back on some of his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, reissues, and archival releases from a slightly less apocalyptic year than the two that came before it. Tracks will be played in no particular order, because to paraphrase Michael Shelley and Hot Chocolate, respectively, they're all number one hits and everyone's a winner, baby, ...that's the truth


Heavy Color guest hosts!
Sunday, January 1st, 2023, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Heavy Color plays an hour of free-form inspirations and invocations for the new year.



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