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WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio Program Schedule
June 25, 2010 - December 31, 2021


- MONDAY -

Noon - 3 PM (Web-only)
Options Irene Trudel (e-mail)
Music to laze around with, just like slipping into a warm, comfortable bath; bubbling with many stringed instruments and occasional live performances.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | Homepage | All bands and artists played by Irene Trudel since January 2002
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Sample show from February 17, 2014 ("Strings of musical things, with Dom La Nena live") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

7 PM - 9 PM (Web-only)
Options Global Grease with Kim Sorise (e-mail)
Playlists & Archives | All bands and artists played by Kim Sorise since January 2002
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9 PM - 11 PM (Web-only)
Options Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin (e-mail) and Gina Bacon (e-mail)
The core of Big Planet Noise was formed when Bob Irwin was just 5 years old. The day he picked up his first 45, the whole thing set to spinning – and records and music have been pretty much all he’s thought about ever since. Avocation eventually became vocation, leading to Sundazed Music and Modern Harmonic, all drawing inspiration from Bob’s legendary collection. But, what good is having so many records if no-one else can hear them with you?


Big Planet Noise is Bob’s way of inviting everyone over to hang out in the music room while he and co-host Gina Bacon flip through the stacks and play great records. And – the BPN chat room is where the action is… they yak about what’s on the turntable, tell stories, backstories, and share what was had for dinner, friends ’n family style. Gina keeps the celestial orbit steady-as-it-goes; making sure the stylus stays in the groove, the stacks don’t teeter and the drinks don’t spill all over the console. NB: Gina can also be heard on Saturday afternoons as the host of Someday Matinee (also on WFMU's Give The Drummer Radio stream), a show filled with live musical performances and artist interviews, direct from Music City.


There’s a reason it’s called Big Planet Noise… the show covers a lot of musical ground; familiar, forgotten, unheralded, unheard… The sonic menu is ever-changing; you’ll hear oddball teens, psychedelic wizards, mod lads, sitar savants, space-cadets, groovy soundtracks, and maybe even some bossa nova, when it feels right.
Playlists & Archives | All bands and artists played by Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon since January 2002
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Sample show from May 14, 2018 ("Big Planet Noise! Show #97") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist



- TUESDAY -

Noon - 3 PM (Web-only)
Options Tony Coulter (e-mail)
I play rhinoceros and psychedelic fork.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Tony Coulter since January 2002
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Sample show from September 4, 2012 ("Pillow Island") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

3 PM - 6 PM (Web-only)
Options Continental Subway with David Dichelle (e-mail)
Tracks across a multilingual world, featuring this, that, and not infrequently the other
Playlists & Archives | All bands and artists played by David Dichelle since January 2002
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7 PM - 10 PM (Web-only)
Options Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (e-mail)
A weekly adventure in phonography: field recordings, brainwave therapy, rattling noises and other esoteric dance music.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Jesse Kaminsky since January 2002
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10 PM - Midnight (Web-only)
Options The Long Way Home with Kris Holmes (e-mail)
Twenty years of dusty fingers, frayed cuticles, & upper respiratory infections — from record digging and DJing around the globe — coalesces into a 2-hour journey through Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Rock & Roll, and all points in between. Your speakers will be head-nodding, toe-tapping & even two-stepping to this vintage 45rpm party in no time. Hear favorite songs you didn't know were your favorites, aural treats & record-world problems from the vinyl side of life.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Kris Holmes since January 2002
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- WEDNESDAY -

Noon - 3 PM (Web-only)
Options 100% Whatever with Mary Wing (e-mail)
Music without words, words without music, and combinations therein. The freeform soundtrack for working, shirking, or twerking.

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Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Mary Wing since January 2002
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Sample show from January 15, 2020 ("And I'm gonna dance, one-legged, off in the rain") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

3 PM - 5 PM (Web-only)
Options Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (e-mail)
Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by David Weinstein since January 2002
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Sample show from May 18, 2016 ("Ridgewood Radio Premiere!!") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

5 PM - 7 PM (Web-only)
Options Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza (e-mail)
A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 26 years, weaving mesmerizing new soundscapes from found and collected materials right in the present moment.
Pop music, speeches, live phone calls and spontaneous monologues become ambient loopy layered threads riding the liminal spaces between waking and dreaming.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | Homepage | All bands and artists played by Kenzo since January 2002
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Sample show from December 4, 2019 ("Fleeting: A wake (I haven't told you lately) (Show #638/688) | Download full MP3") : MP3 - 192K |  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

7 PM - 10 PM (Web-only)
Options Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (e-mail)
Gary Sullivan spelunks New York City’s teeming immigrant-run shops collecting Abigbo, Bollywood funk, Cantopop, Nortec, Shibuya-kei and pure pop from Peru to Palestine—and all points in between. Grab the best of the booty at bodegapop.com … and shake your own booty with Gary here each week, live.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Gary Sullivan since January 2002
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Sample show from May 22, 2019 ("Revenge of the Japanese She-Punks 1979-89") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

10 PM - Midnight (Web-only)
Options If You Lose Your Horse with Sam Segal (e-mail)
A true disrupter within the freeform internet-radio market, If You Lose Your Horse creates a space for smart consumers to experience a game-changing digital audio brand.
Playlists | All bands and artists played by Sam Segal since January 2002
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- THURSDAY -

Noon - 3 PM (Web-only)
Options Dark Night of the Soul with Julie (e-mail)
An emotional trainwreck in fluffy bunny slippers.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Julie since January 2002
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Sample show from October 11, 2011 ("Crank") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

3 PM - 5 PM
Options Testify! with Larry Grogan (e-mail)
A roadmap that reveals the highways, byways, ley lines and subterranean tunnels connecting rock, soul, pop, folk rock, R&B, garage, punk, funk, jazz, world music, and soundtracks from the twilight of the 1950s to the dawn of the 1970s. Larry Grogan is a DJ, writer, podcaster, collector, and the man behind Funky16Corners.


Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Larry Grogan since January 2002
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Sample show from July 31, 2019 ("Testify! 1969 - A Memory Trip") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

7 PM - 10 PM (Web-only)
Options Explorers Room with Flash Strap (e-mail)
This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.
Playlists & Archives | All bands and artists played by Flash Strap since January 2002
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10 PM - Midnight (Web-only)
Options The Cool Blue Flame with Little Danny (e-mail)
Postwar atmospherica. High bop modernism and Afro-Latin sounds, twilight exotica and soundtrack moods, soul stompers and weepers, hypnotic R&B and blues, mystical '60s pop, lonely country, lonelier rock 'n' roll, instrumental weirdness, electronic creaking. Bringing worlds beyond into the worlds at hand.
Playlists & Archives | All bands and artists played by Little Danny since January 2002
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- FRIDAY -

7 AM - 9 AM (Web-only)
Options Underwater Theme Park with Meghan (e-mail)
Theme (n) - the subject of talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Meghan since January 2002
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Sample show from March 8, 2012 ("I'm on Drugs! ") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

9 AM - Noon (Web-only)
Options Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (e-mail)
The finest in Micronesian doo-wop, Appalachian mambo, Turkish mariachi, pygmy yodeling of
Baltimore, Portuguese juju, Cajun gamelan, tuba choirs form Mozambique, Inuit marching bands,
Filipino free jazz, Egyptian kabuki theater, and throat singers of the Lower East Side.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Doug Schulkind since January 2002
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Sample show from September 28, 2012 ("Jegog your memory") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

Noon - 3 PM (Web-only)
Options Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (e-mail)
Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Uncle Michael since January 2002
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Sample show from December 8, 2017 ("Here till lunch.") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

7 PM - 9 PM (Web-only)
Options Acid Jazz Hands with Bronwyn Bishop (e-mail)
Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Bronwyn Bishop since January 2002
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- SATURDAY -

Noon - 2 PM (Web-only)
Options Play Vertigo with Mayuko (e-mail)
I play music that is old and that is new. Some of it is digital while some is analog. It is from many different countries; sometimes it is loud and at other times it is quiet.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Mayuko since January 2002
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Sample show from May 25, 2019 ("O heart, I'll see you later") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

2 PM - 5 PM (Web-only)
Options Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson (e-mail)
Charles Mingus said jazz was a word invented to separate musicians from their money. Music for a Free World brings us together, drawing listeners to the healing power of smooth free jazz. Each week, surprise guests bring their own sides to spin and their instruments of choice to spontaneously jam.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Dave Sewelson since January 2002
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5 PM - 7 PM (Web-only)
Options Someday Matinee with Gina Bacon (e-mail)
Live from Nashville! Hear performances and interviews with local and visiting bands, musicians and characters. Grade A Americana and beyond—music deserving wider attention—mostly made and recorded on small labels and in home studios. NYC native turned Nashvillian Gina Bacon hosts! (You can also hear Gina co-hosting Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin on Mondays at 9pm/8c.)
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Gina Bacon since January 2002
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7 PM - 9 PM (Web-only)
Options Five Miles To Midnight with The Knave (e-mail)
Broadcasting live from Melbourne, Australia, it's a musical rollercoaster of Psychedelic Freak Outs, Funk & Disco Get Downs, Exotic Dances, Rock N Roll Gas Guzzlers, Hispanic Grooves, Indie & New Wave Haircuts, Gin Soaked Jazz, Spooky Guitar Twangers, Jumpin' Blues, Mid-Century Finger Snappers, Beats From the Streets, and Rhythms of the East. Guests are likely to drop by for live music, selections and recipes for good times. So tune in for an eclectic ride, a taste of the music being made in Australia and NZ, and stay connected across the oceans of sound
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by The Knave since January 2002
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Sample show from April 18, 2020 ("The Turnip Man Cometh!") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist



- SUNDAY -

9 AM - Noon (Web-only)
Options destination: OUT with Jeff Golick (e-mail)
Three hours of adventurous jazz drawing on the Destination: Out archives and other planes of there.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Jeff Golick since January 2002
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Sample show from June 16, 2019 ("Change the guards.") :  Pop‑up player! | Playlist

Noon - 3 PM (Web-only)
Options The Stork Club with Stork (e-mail)
With billows and blasts from choirs and orchesters
Buskers and talkers
Big bands and squawkers,
the Stork Club has retained its qualities of decaying elegance and dwindling significance since the late 1950s.
Playlists & Archives | Special Archives | All bands and artists played by Stork since January 2002
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Sample show from June 18, 2000:  Pop‑up player!



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