News From the Freeform Front

The October Hellraiser Is On the Way

Every October, WFMU conducts its Year End fund drive, a.k.a. the October Hellraiser. It’s an off-air fundraiser conducted mostly by Internet and mail. We don’t make too big of a deal about it (in fact, our DJs barely mention it on-air), but the Year End fundraiser is important for us since it gets us over the hump of the winter months – that drab time of year when the weather gets cold and funds are low. Look for a brochure coming your way in the next week or so with more information, or check out the Hellraiser online. We have two great T-shirts exclusive to this year’s campaign and goodies from the spring are still available, so raise a little hell – and a little cash for WFMU – this October by pledging your support for freeform radio!

TuneIn Outage Outside of the US

For listeners outside of the United States, WFMU’s streams and archives on the TuneIn app have been cut off. While we try to work with TuneIn to fix this situation, you can either use our own streams at, or if you listen through a smartspeaker, you can use the app known as “mytuner.” For example, a smart speaker command would be “Play WFMU on Mytuner.” Some devices come with Mytuner already installed, but on other devices you may first need to install MyTuner. We will keep you updated on this outage here on the homepage.

Get Ready for DJ Specials All October Long!

WFMU DJs are putting together exciting radio specials all month long in conjunction with our October Hellraiser. What’s a Hellraiser you ask? Why, it’s a month-long fundraising celebration packed with specials. Tune in and remember why WFMU is a station like no other. Please support us and give us the ability to continue to bring you creative and unique programming!

Adrian Belew Interviewed by Sheila B.

On the final episode of Sophisticated Boom Boom (for now), Sheila B. announced a surprise interview guest: Adrian Belew, the legendary guitarist known for his solo career, his longtime membership in King Crimson, and his key contributions to the music of David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, and Frank Zappa. If you missed it, lend an ear to the lively conversation here.

Check Out Our NEW Heavily Played Music List!

If you’d like to see / hear all the new music we are playing at WFMU, check out our Heavily Played Lists, which are compiled by Music Director Olivia Bradley-Skill, host of Radio RavioliFollow this link to see what new records we’ve been playing or listen to it via the Spotify playlist. Subscribe to the monthly list here!

Our PSA List of Grassroots Organizations and Resources

WFMU has a list of grassroots organizations and resources. WFMU believes that these organizations are doing important work to help people and change attitudes. Check out this page for a growing list of useful organizations and resources. Suggestions on other grassroots organizations on this list can be e-mailed to Michele here.

Check out the WFMU Random Archive Generator!

If you’re hating that god-awful noise coming out of your computer right now, why not throw caution to the wind and give WFMU’s Random Archive Generator a whirl? It will randomly select an archive from somewhere between last week and 2001 and fill your ears with glorious sound (or a different kind of god-awful noise).

Heavy Airplay on WMFU

One of the (few) ways that WFMU is similar to other radio stations is that we keep track of the music that our DJs play most often. We call this our Heavy Airplay List. Up until now, you could easily check out what was most popular on WFMU in June of 2008 or December of 1999. But if you were interested in finding out what WFMU was playing in, say, 1989, you were out of luck. Well, good news! We’ve just digitized our formerly paper-only Heavy Airplay Lists from 1987–1996, so you can discover or relive the WFMU of yore. What were some of the WFMU hits in September of 1987? Listen to this playlist to find out. Dial up the wayback machine and explore other months and years here.

Donate Your Old Car or Boat to WFMU

Donate your old car or boat to WFMU and we promise that we will never play the “Kars for Kids” jingle, EVER. Plus, you get a tax credit for the book value of your old beater! WFMU seeks donations of used aquatic and land-based vehicles from any state in the U.S. and in any state of disrepair. Call 1-855-WFMU-CAR (855-936-8227) to arrange for vehicle pick-up. It’s free and it’s painless!

Records & CDs for Sale on eBay!

Support WFMU and bid on our items listed on eBay. All the proceeds go to WFMU and the goods go right to YOU. It’s a win, win! More items added often, but you can bid on the following right now – The Beatles “Live at the Star-Club in Hamburg Germany” Sealed LPXTC “Nonsuch” LP, R. Stevie Moore “EVERYTHING” LP, Dead Serios “Who’s Your Buddy?” LP, The Traits “Nobody Loves the Hulk” 45 Record, Freeport S/T LP (White Label Promo Copy), The Modern Lovers S/T LP


Donate Your Appreciated Stocks and Securities to WFMU!

WFMU accepts appreciated stocks and securities as tax-deductible donations! Take the full appreciated value of your stocks or securities as a tax deduction, and also avoid capital gains taxes at the very same time for a double benefit. It’s like magic! For more information contact Station Manager Ken.

Stick It to The Man Beyond Your Lifetime!

Plan now for a future gift to WFMU, and help us preserve this important cultural resource for many years to come. Consider including a bequest to WFMU in your will or trust. It’s easy, painless, and incredibly flexible, allowing you to continue providing support for a cause you believe in.

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