Programs on WFMU
Last updated: May 23rd at 4:54 PM
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Put The Needle On "Hip-Hop" Creator: LoveBug Starski
Friday, May 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Among hip-hop's first generation of core contributors, genre pioneers who helped shape the Bronx born urban culture from its 1970's beginnings, LoveBug Starski was a central figure. The MC's name is not only synonymous with the influential South Bronx club Disco Fever (that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary) and its spinoff label Fever Records (as well as Epic for whom he later recorded), but this hip-hop MC's legacy includes being credited with creating the very term "hip-hop." Now living in Las Vegas where he DJs but seldom does interviews these days, the Bronx hip-hop pioneer born Kevin Smith phones into WFMU to talk hip-hop history with Billy Jam.
The Mighty Manfred (of the Woggles) PLUS Tiger! Tiger! (Matt M. fills in for Todd-o-phonic Todd)
Saturday, May 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
While Todd-o-phonic Todd is soaking up the Jersey sun, Matt continues the cavalcade of stars! He welcomes The Mighty Manfred of the legendary Woggles for a chat about their upcoming local shows. Also on the show will be a live set from Atlanta garagers "Tiger! Tiger!" who will be playing at Gold Sounds in Brooklyn that night.
Fletcher C. Johnson
Monday, May 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Hailing from Southern Vermont and now based in Brooklyn, Fletcher C. Johnson writes catchy guitar-pop. He was been a member of King Tuff, The Weight, and other bands before carving out his own career with three albums on Burger Records.
Mandy Hoffman (The Lovers / I Love Dick)
Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Mandy Hoffman joins Devon in the studio to discuss and take a listen to her most recent scores for director Azazel Jacobs' "The Lovers" (starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts) and Jill Soloway's Amazon series "I Love Dick" (starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn). "The Lovers" soundtrack has been released by Milan Records.
Wednesday, May 31st, Noon - 3pm
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Having formed in 2010, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas began to explore trance and electronic beat making. Their shared fascination with dance culture, rhythm, and the unknown, along with their lifelong immersion in the arts, began to manifest as a collective ethos. Before long, Doomsquad had mushroomed into a full-scale music and art project in Toronto. Their second album, “Total Time,” was released in April 2016 on Bella Union, and features tribal chanting, worldbeat percussion and ethereal psychedelic atmospheres meant to evoke the wonder of the natural world and elevate your consciousness to another plane. You’ll find yourself dancing with abandon when they play live on 100% Whatever on Give The Drummer Radio on May 31st at 1 pm! Then see them live on June 8th as part of the three-day Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and later in the summer at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn on August 11th.
Joe Frank - "Karma Memories"
Wednesday, May 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 31st, we'll present "Karma Memories" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe visits his mother and stepfather in Florida, where he observes how their marriage has spiraled into a Hellish cycle of hypercritical nagging and alcoholism. Larry offers quotations from literature that define his failed life. Debi is disappointed that a long phone conversation with Joe was left out of his program. Larry ponders his own obituary, and David provides a mocking eulogy.
Saturday, June 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Pop purveyor Marshall Crenshaw hangs out with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to play some of his favorite records and chat about his illustrious career as musician, DJ, and fan. This one is going to be a treat!
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