Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: September 27th at 6:58 PM

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Irene goes extra long today, filling in for Kenzo!
Monday, September 27th, Noon - 5pm
on Irene Trudel's show
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)


Joe Turow, author of "The Voice Catchers"
Monday, September 27th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Your smart speaker is listening to you. Soon enough, so will your car, your house, and every hotel you stay in. Why are Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple so interested in capturing your unique voiceprint? Trillion-dollar companies profit heavily from opaque, invisible, ubiquitous surveillance of your voice. Tune into the next Techtonic as Mark Hurst interviews Joe Turow about his new book "The Voice Catchers."


Nick Ferrante guests on Nickel and Dime Radio
Thursday, September 30th, Midnight - 3am
on Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange

Drummer Nick Ferrante has played with Lisa Shaw, Black Hollies, White Hills, and now with Dion Lunadon, and studio project Exorzist III. He gives a nice playlist of haunting psyche type sounds etc plus interview.


So You Want To Be a Rock n Roll Star part 2
Friday, October 1st, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Two more hours of ragged and raw sounds of future rock stars and other assorted celebrities before they decided to dumb it down for the masses. You'll be shocked to learn that some of these people didn't always suck!


Whats two more hours in Hell?
Friday, October 1st, 5pm - 7pm
on Musical Dose with medson
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Im sure your work week was a living hell, so c’mon what’s two more hours? Tonight I’ll play hellish songs and maybe conjure up an evil spirit for your terrible boss. Come see if your favorite Hell song makes the cut.


Everyday Is Halloween
Friday, October 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on Mona til Midnight

A gothic special - 3 hours of music for the macabre, maudlin and morose


. . . bongosteelpangamelansnarecimbalomdjembevibraphonegong...
Saturday, October 2nd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Fall screaming with pleasure into the trap of the beats as they tickle your nerves, translating sensation to choreography for the inexorable shattering of your sense of time. Or don’t try and figure out what that claptrap was about and just listen for the pleasure of hearing music in which percussion is the major part of the equation. The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass recommends the latter.


The Music of Spirit
Saturday, October 2nd, 11am - 2pm
on Bob Brainen's show
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
One of the more unique bands to come out of the cauldron that was 1960s L.A., Spirit included 2 Jazzers, one of whom, was the step-father of another member, 2 blonde pretty boys who could both sing and play great, and a teen guitar phenom who had rubbed frets w/Hendrix and been renamed by him. Join Bob Brainen and special guest co-host Pete Tomlinson as they present the music of SPIRIT!


Paul Jones
Saturday, October 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Paul Jones sang with Manfred Mann from the band's inception into 1966. He also boasts an impressive acting resume including his starring role in the cult classic "Privilege". Todd-O-Phonic Todd and Paul dig deep for a three hour special program that is not to be missed!


Javier comes back to guest host!
Sunday, October 3rd, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

A mosaic. From south of the border, with love. Dedicated to the tamaulipecan writer Orlando Ortiz.


Feelings Presents 3rd Annual Covers Show
Tuesday, October 5th, Noon - 3pm
on Feelings with Michele with One "L"

It's the Time of the Season to jump on the Crazy Train. What a Wicked Game, Michele presents 3 hours of her favorite covers. Don't Be Cruel and tune in!


Fun '81
Tuesday, October 5th, 3pm - 7pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
A sweet spot between punk & the glut of overproduced synth pop, 1981 deserves its very own show. Whether you were there at the time or not enjoy the focus on the more obscure and forgotten artists -- when alternative really was alternative -- while Bette Davis Eyes & Rick Springfield topped the charts.


Demos To Spazz By
Thursday, October 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

It’s Spazzy Demonstration Time! Demo recordings from a wide spectrum of Music To Spazz By perennials.


Say It Ain't So: 2 hours of Hey Joe!
Friday, October 8th, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
That's right, 2 solid hours of 1960s recordings of one of the most well known yet mysterious songs of all-time. Who actually wrote it? What exactly are the original or correct lyrics? Who does the best version? Did Joe have a permit for that gun? We won't be answering any of these questions, just adding to the confusion. Where you gonna go? Crazy!


Grateful for so many Dead Songs.
Friday, October 8th, 5pm - 7pm
on Musical Dose with medson
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Let’s see how many Dead songs we can squeeze into a 2 hour show. It's anyone's guess.


Expiration Date Night* II
Saturday, October 9th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass brings you more songs about love, lust, infatuation, romance, desire, that incredible tingling sensation when eyes meet across a crowded room, Cupid’s spite and joy, la petite mort, indescribable passion, and, of course, amour fou. *All songs must have been written before the expiry date of January 1, 2001. Any song written after January 1, 2001, will not be aired during this event, no matter how much they zing! the strings of my heart.


Peter Holsapple of The dB's
Saturday, October 9th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Peter Holsappple back to the show to discuss The dB's upcoming release "I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978–1981" which compiles rare and obscure remixes, demos, and live recording from the band's formative early days, shortly after their move from Winson-Salem, North Carolina to New York City.


Lily Sloane guest hosts
Sunday, October 10th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Lily Sloane (who used to run the podcast “A Therapist Walks Into A Bar”) dusts off her archives to bring you a spooky and fantastical psychological and cultural exploration of ghosts and zombies. What better time than October to dig into our collective shadows.


Punk, Just Punk, and Nothing but Punk, Part 2
Monday, October 11th, 9pm - 11pm
on Oh, My Soul with Nate K.
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Nate K. had so much fun flipping the script and playing nothing but punk records on OH, MY SOUL one night last summer that he’s doing it again as part of the October Hellraiser. Tune in for exactly what the title says. And no weak pits!


Bird-a-palooza
Tuesday, October 12th, 3pm - 7pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Birds! Songs about birds! Songs by bands with bird names! Shrieking & whistling from the birds actually in the room! What's it like to do a 4-hour radio show of bird-related songs & sounds? Join Julie and find out!


EFD’s Annual Punk/Post-punk/Power Pop/New Wave Throwback Show!
Wednesday, October 13th, Noon - 3pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

On the brink of senior citizenship, Evan "Funk" Davies tries to re-live his college radio glory days once again by playing some of the great records that came out in the late '70s and early '80s when he was on the air at that New York university across the river. Tune in for a mix of songs we didn’t know would become classics and flashes in the pan that faded away.


Spazz Comes Alive
Thursday, October 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

The Greatest Live Show in the Universe from all of your Music To Spazz By favorites!


Twist and Pout: Failed Dance Crazes
Friday, October 15th, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Remember The Octopus? How about The Peanut Duck? Don't worry, no one else does! Two hours of flopped floor-fillers that cleared dance halls across the nation.


To Hell with the Dead !
Friday, October 15th, 5pm - 7pm
on Musical Dose with medson
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
It’s week three of the WFMU Hellraiser and I got nuthin. So it's all songs that didn’t make the cut for shows 1 & 2. Drop by the show anyway and see how it goes.


DJ Husband vs. DJ Wife XIII
Saturday, October 16th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Singles Going Steady arrives a week early this year for the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass as DJ Wife is unavailable next week. My suggestion of DJ Husband vs. DJ Surrogate Wife XIII, as a one-off special edition of our annual musical love battle at 45 rpm next week, was met with the kind of stare that no amount of squirrelsplainin’ could make go away, hence the hour of me, hour of she, hour of we, will air this evening.


Jess Shane and Evan Cartwright guest host
Sunday, October 17th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

A combo of field recording, music, and sound art.


Singles Going Nowhere, Part 2
Monday, October 18th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Three more hours of canceled or withdrawn singles. Record company meddling, lawsuits, artist tantrums and other assorted controversies have left a trail of "what ifs" throughout rock & roll history. We'll hear the best (or is it worst?) of them.


Freakout at 45RPM : Singles Going Steady Week
Tuesday, October 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on Inner Ear Freakout with Daisy Lacy
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
One hour of psychotic reactions and cycle-delic seven inches.


Singles Going Seventies!
Wednesday, October 20th, Noon - 3pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

It’s become one of the most anticipated shows on the EFD calendar: SINGLES GOING SEVENTIES! Three hours of nothing but 7-inch records released between 1970 and 1979 (inclusive!), with songs from different genres living side-by-side in peace and harmony, just as the ancient Top 40 Radio gods decreed. It’s all part of Singles Going Steady Week, WFMU’s celebration of those little records with the big holes.


All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 21st, 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 and typically more rockin’, these unsung gems will flip you out!


Belock's Bargain Bin
Friday, October 22nd, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
The 'vinyl revival' got you down? Lose out on another last-minute online bidding war? Discogs prices too expensive? On Singles Going Steady week, Shakin' Street shows there's plenty of cool cheap 45s still to be had! Not a sole Northern Soul record to be heard - just quality Jersey junk!


1st and possibly last Halloween Creeptacular Pregame Show.
Friday, October 22nd, 5pm - 7pm
on Musical Dose with medson
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Think of it as a Halloween tailgate with a trunk full of PBR’s good tunes and pledging support for WFMU. Halloween should be a month long holiday anyway. Be there or be square.


Even More Inflatalk Radio
Saturday, October 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass once again presents its annual three hours of spoken word recordings, the kind of talk radio that allows this here dead varmint to soar above the sore. Del Close, Moby Dick, Wallace Stevens, spells, instructional, comedy, dreams, documentary, radio plays . . . Tonight! you may hear all, some, or none of the aforementioned.


Four For 4AD
Tuesday, October 26th, 3pm - 7pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
There's not a lot of labels you can identify by sound but 4AD, particularly during their heyday of the 80s & 90s, not only describes the music they released but can often be used as a compliment when referring to other bands. Join Julie for a curated tour through 41 years of the great 4AD label from Cocteaus to Grimes and beyond to relive those memories and hear things you may have missed.


Black Mass Ritual Radio
Tuesday, October 26th, 6pm - 7pm
on Music Of Mind Control with Micah

Join Micah, Satan, Abaddon, Belphagor and friends as they perform an on-air ritual intended to reverse the emerging theocratic takeover of America and the continuing destruction of our planet.


The Grave Rave-Up
Tuesday, October 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Inner Ear Freakout with Daisy Lacy
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
There’s a freakout on the 13th floor and you’re invited!


STFU
Thursday, October 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

A night of messed-up, mind bending instrumentals that'll leave you speechless!


Scary Street
Friday, October 29th, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
As if having Joe Belock on twice a week isn't already frightening enough, Shakin' Street on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Radio stream becomes Scary Street with two hours of insane Halloween-related sounds!


1st and possibly last Halloween Creeptacular Show.
Friday, October 29th, 5pm - 7pm
on Musical Dose with medson
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
The musical equivalent of getting home to find out you got tons of raisins, Mary Jane & Bit-O-Honey in your sack.


John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee: The Velvet Underworld
Saturday, October 30th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

At the stroke of midnight as Halloween Weekend begins, join John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee (URL: http://www.quality-schnallity.com/midnight.htm) in watching The Velvet Underworld. Vampires, Lycans (what you and I call werewolves), and the unholy combination of the two are set to the tune of the seminal band that brought us Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico and album covers with color-form magic banana peels. Shiny boots of leather, pale blue eyes and various femmes fatales for your dining and dancing pleasure. Midnight, Saturday, October 30 on the first hour of Rich Hazelton’s Inflatable Squirrel Carcass right here on WFMU.


Colin Blunstone
Saturday, October 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Colin Blunstone, fabled lead singer of The Zombies, joins The Cavalcade Of Stars to discuss the 50th anniversary of his first solo album, "One Year", and the ensuing live shows in Los Angeles on November 2nd and on November 8th at The Gramercy Theater in New York City. Two magical voices combine on one show.


Shakey Street
Friday, November 12th, 2pm - 4pm
on Shakin' Street with Joe Belock
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
Shakin' Street becomes Shakey Street once again as we pay tribute to Neil "Shakey" Young on his 76th birthday with our second annual deep dive into his 1960s recordings. Guaranteed no repeats from last year!



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