Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: May 24th at 5:28 PM

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Carly guest hosts!
Sunday, May 26th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

This episode is all about beginnings and endings.

We should all switch to Linux
Monday, May 27th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Microsoft's launch of new spyware in Windows is a good reminder that Big Tech intends to exploit you via its computers and surveillance phones. A good non-corporate alternative is Linux, a free and open-source operating system. On the next Techtonic, Mark speaks with "Peter" (not his real name), a security expert living in Switzerland, about why, and how, we should all switch to Linux.

The Octopus Project
Tuesday, May 28th, 8pm - 9pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Austin's The Octopus Project return to discuss their recent vinyl soundtrack releases for "Sasquatch Sunset," the band's fourth score for director team David and Nathan Zellner starring Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough (Milan/Mutant, July 2024), and "Butterfly In The Sky," a documentary on the PBS children's television show "Reading Rainbow" hosted by LeVar Burton (Earth Libraries, RSD 2024). Revisit the band's 2018 interview discussing the band's history and scoring for the Zellner Brothers' prior films.

Nostalgic Extravaganza Palooza Free Form Hybrid edition, My Favorites tracks ever!
Wednesday, May 29th, Midnight - 3am
on Radio Futura with DJ Pedro Fumero

A Special Celebration of 100 Radio Futura Programs with just some of My favorites tracks ever! Back-to-back Nostalgic Extravaganza Palooza, Free Form Hybrid edition. Dj Pedro FUMERO goes down the rabbit hole of emotions and memories in this once in a lifetime mix tape ONLY to see again, if we ever make 1000 episodes.

Jake Ephros visits this is the modern world
Thursday, May 30th, 9am - Noon
on This Is The Modern World with Trouble

Jake Ephros, union organizer and grass roots activist, visits This is the Modern World to discuss the uncommitted slate in June's NJ primary and how abolishing the ballot line will reshape progressive politics.

Sato & Jonny
Thursday, May 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Longtime Music To Spazz By favorites drop by the show for the usual rock 'n' roll mishegoss! Featuring Weekly World Blues host Matt Fiveash on bass duties.

Ron House plays the Homestead hits!!!
Friday, May 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Who's house? Ron's house. Ron House, legendary frontman of Great Plains, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Psandwich, and Counter Intuits, returns to Burn It Down! as guest DJ, taking a deep dive into the catalog of venerable indie institution Homestead Records, which celebrated its first release 40 years ago this May and released the first Great Plains albums just a few months later. The history lesson happens Friday, May 31st, 9pm to midnight. Don't skip class!

Special Guest: Alan Braufman
Saturday, June 1st, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Saxophonist, flutist and composer Alan Braufman is Dave's guest.

Carter presents a sound collage of music, poetry, and field recordings!
Sunday, June 2nd, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Daniel Weintraub ("Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros" Director)
Tuesday, June 4th, 8pm - 9pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Director Daniel Weintraub discusses "Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros," his new documentary film project on the life and work of the composer, performer, educator and humanitarian told through interviews with Oliveros, her peers (Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick) and disciples (Thurston Moore, Laurie Anderson), and rare photographs, home movies, hand-drawn scores and signal flow diagrams, unheard recordings and live performance footage.

Swansea Sound
Wednesday, June 5th, Noon - 3pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Swansea Sound were formed during the COVID lockdown by members of English indie-pop royalty: Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey, both of Heavenly and Talulah Gosh, among others; and Hue Williams of The Pooh Sticks. The initial plan was to just release a single or two, but the releases kept coming. Now with two albums under their belt they’re coming to the US for the first time, including a live set right here at WFMU!

DJGG's Birthday: 60 at 60!
Friday, June 7th, 2pm - 6pm
on The Flange & Frigate with DJ GeorgyGirl
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Special 4-hour show!

Put The Needle on The San Francisco Remote
Friday, June 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

Billy Jam yet again ventures into San Francisco with the WFMU remote broadcast unit to the Mission District studios of DJ Quest where, along with the legendary Bay Area turntablist, other guests will include Live Human bassist Andrew Kushin and emcees Z-Man and Luke Sick. Put The Needle On The Record on Friday June 7th at 7pm (4pm local CA time) on WFMU.

Black Lives, People of Earth: Jean-Paul Bourelly Interview
Saturday, June 8th, 7pm - 10pm
on Observations of Deviance with David Mittleman
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Active for over four decades, Haitian-American Jazz guitar player Jean-Paul Bourelly has pushed boundaries with some of the top Jazz musicians in the world (Miles Davis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cassandra Wilson) and continues to break new ground. To celebrate People of Earth, his new album with the US/French band Black Lives, he sat down for an exclusive interview with host David Mittleman. They discussed the new album and Bourelly's extensive discography.

Ted plays music to listen to while watching TV through a window.
Sunday, June 9th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Teresa invites you to a funeral procession for a hummingbird. We’ll be joined by other birds, mimics, jazz-soul bagpipers, professional whistlers, and Dinah Washington.
Sunday, June 23rd, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

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