Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 26th at 10:07 PM

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Bird Streets
Thursday, January 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

Pseu welcomes musician John Brodeur and his acclaimed band Bird Streets into the studio for a live set. Bird Streets' eponymously titled first LP collaboration with Jason Falkner in 2018 was hailed as a "power pop gem". With the release of the new LP entitled "Lagoon", Brodeur branches out into contemplative, melancholy pop with dazzling instrumentation and support from pop legends Jody Stephens, Pat Sansone, Aimee Mann and others.

The Smashing Times
Friday, January 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Nate the K. is pleased to welcome to the show his first live band in three years. Direct from Baltimore, MD, the Smashing Times brought their Anglo-centric take on hummable jangle-pop to Burn It Down! during a recent jaunt up the East Coast. With nods to Sarah Records and C-86 sounds, as well as the lysergic end of the freak beat spectrum, the band deliver a set not to be missed.

Special Guest: Alex Greene
Saturday, January 28th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Alex Greene is a musician, anthropologist, and writer based in Memphis, Tennessee. His musical work encompasses garage rock, jazz, exotica, electronic soundscapes, musique concrète, and soundtracks for film.

Tribute to The Geator With The Heater, Jerry Blavat
Saturday, January 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Todd-O-Phonic Todd presents a tribute to The Geator With The Heater, Jerry Blavat. Todd's show will feature numerous guests and luminaries and records that would make Jerry proud. Without Jerry, there is no Todd-O-Phonic Todd.

Gaylord Fields Presents British Beat Ballards 1964–’66
Saturday, January 28th, 6pm - 7pm
on Drop-In
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
That is not a typo in the show description. For the followup to his Drop-In featuring British Beat Ballads, Gaylord Fields instead tweaks the concept by adding a single letter to present a program of Beat Ballards - namely, songs either written by Clint or featuring musician Russ!

Kate Sweeney guest hosts Radio Row!
Sunday, January 29th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Video director (& life-long listener) Kate Sweeney’s favorite deep-winter tracks that have hopefully not been played on WFMU before. (Or at least not since the track listing became digitized…) Enjoy!

Live set with Mira Cook
Monday, January 30th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Radio Ravioli with Olivia

Mira Cook stops by Radio Ravioli to play some songs from her new album Lashes To Lashes!

Torie Bosch, editor, “You Are Not Expected to Understand This”: How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World
Monday, January 30th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

In 26 essays, Torie Bosch's “You Are Not Expected to Understand This” tells stories from early computing history. From the Apollo-11 landing computer to the Volkswagen emissions scandal, people have coded software for better or worse outcomes - and the stakes have only risen. As one essay puts it, "The fate of humanity hangs in the balance."

A Universe Or Spanish Gold? 
Monday, January 30th, 9pm - 11pm
on Dimestore Radio Theater with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Someone has it in for Dan Holiday on Box 13, as they assemble a "Design For Danger." Bogart & Bacall are rolling in, "Spanish Gold," over on Bold Venture, while a postal encounter rocks the cast of Chandu The Magician when a, "Letter Arrives." And in what might be our largest Dimension X story so far, we present the entire, "Universe," to close out our show. Join us for adventure, romance, and excitement, on Dimestore Radio Theater!

Steve Mack and Réamann Ó Gormain of That Petrol Emotion
Wednesday, February 1st, Noon - 3pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

That Petrol Emotion blazed a trail in the 1980s and early 1990s that was unfortunately overlooked by many. Now the group is getting their due with the release of a remarkable 7-CD box set, Every Beginning Has A Future (Edsel). Tune in to hear guitarist Réamann Ó Gormain (Raymond Gorman) and lead singer Steve Mack share some memories of the band’s tumultuous career. 

Friday, February 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Jeanines keep things short and sweet, so we will, too! The trio bring their smart, dreamy, supremely economical jangle pop to Burn It Down! with Nate K. for a live performance on Friday, February 3. Tune in and be charmed.

The Men
Saturday, February 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Brooklyn's ace combo The Men celebrate the release of their new album "New York City" at St. Vitus on Friday Feb. 3rd and on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd Show Saturday Feb. 4th. Fasten your seatbelts for high energy rock'n'roll.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Matthieu (Matthew) Aikins
Sunday, February 5th, 3am - 6am
on Currents with Brian D

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Matthieu (Matthew) Aikins will join Currents with Brian D to discuss his reporting from Afghanistan, including his 2022 book "The Naked Don't Fear the Water: An Underground Journey with Afghan Refugees," in which he recounts his journey with a friend trying to flee the war-torn country for Europe.

Death, Murder & The Veldt
Monday, February 6th, 9pm - 11pm
on Dimestore Radio Theater with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
It's never a good thing for Dan Holiday when a, "Dead Man Walks," on Box 13. And things get pretty exciting on Bold Venture, when "Shannon Is Framed for Murder," and Bogart & Bacall have to save his hide. "Roxor's Plan," is certainly going to cause no end of trouble for Chandu The Magician, while the children who are playing on, "The Veldt," bring new kinds of horrors to the listeners of, "Dimension X." Join us for adventure, romance, and excitement, on Dimestore Radio Theater!

Bruce Adams, co-founder of kranky records
Monday, February 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on Daniel Blumin's show

Bruce Adams, co-founder of kranky records, will be dropping in to discuss his new book You're With Stupid (kranky, Chicago, and the Reinvention of Indie Music). Tune in to hear about the founding of the label, the incredible artists kranky brought to the fore (Labradford, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Stars of the Lid, and many others!) and the role Chicago played in the development of the sound of the 90s and beyond!

Marshall Crenshaw
Saturday, February 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Marshall Crenshaw back to the show to discuss the February 17th release of the 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition of his debut lp. It includes his breakthrough hit, “Someday, Someway” and many other classics, plus seven bonus tracks. Tune in for the low down on the album's creation and legacy.

Vicki Peterson
Saturday, February 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Vicki Peterson (Bangles, Continental Drifters, Psycho Sisters etc.) sits in with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to play some of her favorite records and discuss her colorful career. Get the inside scoop on The Paisley Underground and more!

It’s Risqué Rama Lama.
Sunday, February 12th, 10pm - 11pm
on Rama Lama Ding Dong with medson
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
The episode that will put the VD in Valentines Day. Join medson for sixty minutes of raunchy risqué rhythms that are sure to make you blush. So grab that special someone and turn it up.

Thugs & Spies On The Loose!
Monday, February 13th, 9pm - 11pm
on Dimestore Radio Theater with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Box 13 puts Dan Holiday in true danger today when there's a, "Killer At Large." Meanwhile, spies are on the menu for Bold Venture this week, as Bogart & Bacall are a part of, "Atomic Espionage in San Tomas." It's time for Chandu the Magician to get to the bottom of, "Fraud's Identity," while Dimension X wrestles with, "The Vital Factor," for our final tale of the night. Join us for adventure, romance, and excitement, on Dimestore Radio Theater!

It's Our Valentine's Day Special, Julie Brown! w/ Special cohost, Heather Zajkowski!
Tuesday, February 14th, 9pm - 11pm
on Mid-Valley Mutations with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Join us for live calls and a celebration of the music of Julie Brown, as we make an effort to mark the passing of Valentine's Day without getting too depressed. Heather Zajkowski joins us as we take calls from listeners, give advice in areas of dating, hear stories about dates gone wrong... all in the name of good fun. Sure, you're home listening to the radio on Valentine's Day. Commiserate with us, as we do our best to celebrate: Romance? Love? Cheap Sex? All of the above?

Ron Sexsmith
Saturday, February 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith back to the show (after a 26 year break) for conversation and an acoustic performance live from Studio A.

Cars, Guns, Magician's & Detectives! 
Monday, February 20th, 9pm - 11pm
on Dimestore Radio Theater with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Dan Holiday becomes a bit of a gearhead with, "Speed to Burn," as he goes into deep cover on Box 13. Meanwhile, a charming couple from Muncie give into Bold Venture, and offer Bogart & Bacall a difficult time in, "That Gun Will Kill." Things go terribly when we discover that, "Abdullah [was] Stabbed," on Chandu the Magician, while we hear a Sci-Fi / Detective mash-up in an "Untitled Story," on Dimension X! Join us for adventure, romance, and excitement, on Dimestore Radio Theater!

International Intrigue, Robot Companions and A Secret Book In Braille!
Monday, February 27th, 9pm - 11pm
on Dimestore Radio Theater with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
It's the blind leading the author, as Dan Holiday finds himself lost inside a, "House of Darkness." Meanwhile, Bogart & Bacall have to deal with some, "Fake American Passports," on Bold Venture. It's not looking good when there is an, "Inquest Planned," for Chandu the Magician, while Dimension X has plenty of uneasy marriages at the heart of, "Marionettes, Inc." Join us for adventure, romance, and excitement, on Dimestore Radio Theater!

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