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Sunday Will Never Be the Same

We are heartbroken to share the news that X.Ray Burns, longtime co-host of The Glen Jones Radio Programme featuring X.Ray Burns on Sunday afternoons, has passed away. A wake for X. Ray will be held at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, in Kearny, NJ, on Thursday, Feb. 14th from 4pm – 9pm and is open to anyone who would like to pay their respects. There will also be a memorial service for X. Ray at Monty Hall in the near future. Date and time will be announced soon. Before he passed, X. Ray ran up a lot of medical bills, and there is a GoFundMe to help his wife deal with these huge costs. If you can help, please do.

Tributes to X. Ray on WFMU

Since the news of X. Ray Burns’ passing, several WFMU DJs have paid tribute to the great man and broadcaster on their own programs. For reminiscences of X. Ray, as well as some favorite airchecks and musical salutes, have a listen to Todd-O-Phonic Todd filling in on Wake, Gaylord Fields, Jim Price, Therese with her special guest Hoboken Jack, Scott Williams, In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily, and Dave the Spazz.

Joe Frank Is Somewhere Out There

Joe Frank is a name that long-time WFMU listeners will recognize since his radio dramas aired on the station for many years. Joe passed away last year, but a documentary about his life and career, Somewhere Out There, has just been made. Irwin Chusid will be interviewing its director, D.P. Carlson, on Wed, February 20th from 3–6 p.m. in advance of a local screening of the film. Appropriately, the film will also screen at Monty Hall on Sun, March 10th during our 2019 marathon. Tickets are available here.

Records & Comics 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 – Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney De Paris/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions Box Set, Paul Gayten “You Better Believe It / Mother Roux” 45 (Testing Pressing with Signature)Dead Kennedys “Frankenchrist” LPJoni Mitchell “Both Sides Now: Live at The Isle of Wight Festival”Lightnin’ Hopkins “Goin’ Away” LPBlind Blake “Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost Fingerpicker” LPDissection “Reinkoas” LP (Limited Edition Picture Disc), Agalloch “Pale Folklore” LP (Limited Edition Picture Disc)The Traits “Nobody Loves The Hulk Record” 45

Shows Cancelled due to Water Damage

We unfortunately must announce the cancellation of the next two events at our venue Monty Hall – Eyelids / Hurry and Super Funny Females Comedy Night. A pipe burst at the WFMU Magic Factory at the end of last month and Monty Hall suffered major water damage after the deep freeze. We are working hard at getting Monty back in shape for upcoming events! More news to follow.

Donate Your Unwanted Vinyl Records and CDs to WFMU

Just finished that Marie Kondo book and ready to tidy up your house? Start by donating your unwanted vinyl records and CDs to WFMU. We are now seeking donations of used (but undamaged) record and CD collections to fill holes in our library and to sell at our next Record Fair (April 26-28, 2019). You’ll get a tax break, too! E-mail record and CD wrangler Matt Warwick at or call him at 201-521-1416, ext. 243.

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).

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Sat Mar 2 – The Monochrome Set | tickets

Fri Mar 8 – The Mirror Island Resort Adventure Guide with Hearty White | tickets

Sun Mar 10 – JOE FRANK  “Somewhere Out There” Documentary | sold out

Sun Mar 24 – DBUK (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) / Norman Westberg (Swans) | tickets

Wed April 17 – Black Lips / Quintron and Miss Pussycat | tickets

Sat May 18 – Meat Puppets / Sumo Princess / Stephen Maglio | sold out

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