Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 11th at 1:21 PM

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The Carvels
Tuesday, December 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
(on FM radio & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
New York City rock 'n roll vets led by Lynne von Pang! The Carvels NYC, rolled up to the WFMU studios for a swingin' set. Heavily influenced by girl group sounds and the 70s NYC rock'n'roll, they are celebrating the release of their new EP! Tune in and hear a sneak peek!

This Is The Kit
Tuesday, December 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Paris-based, British born Kate Stables guides This Is The Kit, a folky-trancelike outfit full of deceptively simple but deep themes and rhymes. Stables gathers a small ensemble of friends to populate This Is The Kit, having just released a fourth album, "Moonshine Freeze," on the Rough Trade label. As they finish up a North American tour, This Is The Kit play live for Irene's show.

Human Adult Band
Wednesday, December 13th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

New Jersey's psychedelic noise rockers, Human Adult Band, make their WFMU debut on, "What Was Music?" For freaks of all types who dig that noisy psychedelic punk rock n' roll thing. Don't feel like an adult? or human? Its ok.. you'll still dig.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "The Cruise" and "Just Hold Me"
Wednesday, December 13th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Dec. 13th we'll air two half-hour episodes from Joe's In the Dark series. In "The Cruise," Joe embarks on a luxury ship tour from South America to Antarctica. The voyage turns out to be hellish, as the ship endures bad weather, electrical outages, and sick passengers, while being piloted by a captain who is obsessed with an insatiable adulteress. The episode "Just Hold Me" features a series of vignettes about Joe's encounters with women who desire to be held: strangers, girlfriends, dive-bar pickups, and his mother. But these physical bonds are devoid of real connection, and Joe feels compelled to move on to the next one.

Fred Ones
Thursday, December 14th, Midnight - 3am
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Fred Ones is a true NYC OG. DJ, producer, studio engineer and graffiti artist who has been active in the New York underground since 1997. He is the dj for the Internet radio show Guerrilla Grooves Radio which can be heard every Tuesday from 7-10pm, cutting up new and underground hip hop for the masses.

The Annual Winter Soul-stice, with Debbie D.
Sunday, December 17th, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
WFMU Rock ’n’ Soul Ichiban doyenne Debbie D. returns to the airwaves once again to take on the role of enabler in Gaylord Fields's over-two-decade-long tradition of celebrating both paganism and the manifold wonders of African-American vernacular music of the 1960s, inspired by a corny-ass pun.

This year's Winter Soul-stice celebration will have these two friends reunited — you can call them "Georgia Peaches and (Soon to Be Legal in) New Jersey Herb" — as they endeavor to air nothing but 45 rpm soul music platters. And, in keeping with this annual program's unofficial designation as a battleground in The War on Christmas, neither the "C-word" nor its "X-word" variant will be uttered by either Gaylord or Debbie or any recording artist during its two-hour duration. So if you love soul music, hate Santa Claus, or some strange combination of the two — we daresay this show may be just what you didn't know you needed!

As is also tradition, the WFMU studio reverb unit will be abused for your sporadic amusement.

Iss Keef’s Birfday, Innit?
Monday, December 18th, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
Keith Richards has been legally dead since 1972, but the thanks to the marvel of robotics, his animated corpse has been kept “alive,” performing at concerts, churning out modified Chuck Berry riffs and mumbling various pre-recorded phrases to interviewers for the past 45 years. Nevertheless, December 18th marks his “74th” birthday, and in memoriam, we’ll devote an hour to celebrating some of Keef’s finer musical moments.

The Love-Birds
Monday, December 18th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The latest and greatest pop export from San Francisco. Check out their 7-inch EP from this past summer on Empty Cellar, and look for the debut full-length album soon on Trouble In Mind Records.

Limbs Bin
Wednesday, December 20th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Limbs Bin returns to WFMU to dish out that noise-core, power-electronics fix you've been waiting for (even if you didn't realize you were waiting for it). Blast anthemics for a new generation of ecstatic youth! Not to be missed for fans of power drills, jackhammers and screaming into a microphone.

Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 21st, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his very special musical guests Sleigher!

"¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”: A War on Xmas Report
Saturday, December 23rd, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Join secular humanists, multiculturalists, the Cult of Reason, the Puritans, the Pilgrims, communists, the Illuminati, Krampus, Sol Invictus, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (and of course Darwin) with a few nonsequiturs and whadda ya got? Why another exquisite corpse of course. Nine of WFMU’s crack team of investigative DJs report from the frontlines of the annual struggle of one Kris Kringle to maintain some dignity during an onslaught of vile reconfigurings of the meaning of this finest of shopping seasons. Can they make sense of what it’s all about? Can they make nonsense of what it’s all about?

The Weirdest Goddamn Christmas Show Ever
Monday, December 25th, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
December 25th is Christmas, of course, but if you think we’re going to spend three hours drinking eggnog and listening to Nat King Cole, think again. Sure, we’ll have the occasional Christmas tune (Sonny Boy Willamson? Really?), but we’ll also hear from James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Vic Chestnut, and Johnny Ace. Oh, and did we mention? Santa Claus himself will be dropping by! Gather the children around the hearth at 3 am for an early Christmas morning extravaganza the whole family will enjoy!

Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2017 Special
Sunday, December 31st, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Last year was terrible, this year, 2017, has been even worse. So let's kick it to the curb in style and let the countdown to better days commence! Pre-game it with Nate K. as he looks back at his favorite LPs, singles, and reissues of the past 365 days. Who will snag that number one spot? Tune in and find out on New Year's Eve morning, December 31, 2017.

Hinky Dinky Time 2nd Annual All Listener Request Program
Friday, January 5th, 2018, 9am - Noon
Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Please join Uncle Michael for Hinky Dinky Time on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio for the second annual, all listener requests program. You be the DJ! You pick the song! Uncle Michael will be selecting from your requests. Make your requests here! (requests made on or after January 4th take priority).

Ronnie Hawkins
Saturday, January 6th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Ronnie Hawkins (aka "Mr. Dynamo," "Sir Ronnie," "Rompin' Ronnie," or "The Hawk") about his 60 years making great Rock And Roll!

The Louis Armstrong House Museum's Ricky Riccardi
Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Director of Research Collections of The Louis Armstrong House Museum to discuss the Corona, Queens landmark, to which Armstrong moved in 1943. The house remains virtually untouched from the day Armstrong died there in 1971.

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