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“Seven Second Delay” Staring Contest

Join Ken and Andy on Zoom for the first ever Seven Second Delay Staring Contest. More of a “make you laugh” contest than a staring contest, each attendee will be challenged not to laugh in the face of Andy Breckman’s classic (and highly questionable) zingers. The last attendee left poker-faced wins $144.50. The Zoom magic happens on Saturday night, December 5th at 8pm. Tickets are five dollars a pop and all proceeds benefit WFMU. Buy your tickets here.

WFMU Online Holiday Karaoke Party with Stashu

Want to belt out some holiday favorites but your local karaoke emporium is closed? Well, you’re in luck: On Saturday, December 12th at 7 p.m., DJ Stashu of Dance with Me, Stanley will be hosting a live Zoom karaoke party for the holidays. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”? “Jingle Bell Rock”? “Children of the Grave”? Pick your favorite! Tickets are only $5. You can get your ticket as well as pick out your song by going here. If you don’t see the song that would make your holidays complete, Stashu may be able to add yours to the list. E-mail her at before December 9th to make your season bright.

“Zappa” now available via WFMU on Demand!

Zappa is a new documentary by Alex Winter that traces the life and career of Frank Zappa – his early days with the Mothers of Invention, his musical eclecticism, his unlikely pop success, and finally, his fight against the PMRC, who sought to label and censor American music. Check out the trailer for the film here and buy tickets here. And don’t eat the yellow snow.

New Fab(io) Archives to Check Out – > Pan Sonic on Strength Through Failure

Back in 1999, Fabio conducted a 24-minute interview with the late great Pan Sonic on Strength Through Failure, but he never aired it because the 2 Finns were cursing mercilessly.  It was funny and showed a side of them that most people never got to see or hear… until now!  Hear the entire unexpurgated interview here.

New Goodies in the WFMU Online Store

Good news! We’ve just added some fresh items to our online store. As everyone knows, WFMU merch is perfect for gift-giving, particularly when the person you are giving a gift to is you! Stock up on sweatshirts for the cold days to come, bandanas for nose-blowing or rustic decoration, new T-shirt styles, and more. Check out what we have on offer here. 100% of sales benefit WFMU!

Check Out Our Newest 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!

Shane MacGowan’s “Crock of Gold”

Coming to WFMU on Demand on December 4th: A Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, Julien Temple’s valentine to Shane McGowan, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Pogues. With the Pogues as well as during his solo career, MacGowan invested traditional Irish music with punk rock energy and became an iconic figure in the process. Get your advance ticket here.

Swag Is A-Comin’!

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our October fundraiser! If you snagged some swag with your pledge, we want to let you know that we have started to mail out the October goodies. If you haven’t received yours yet, hang in there – we’re operating with a much scaled-down version of our usual swag machine, so it might take us a little longer than usual.

Social Justice Organizations and COVID-19 Resources and additional PSAs.

WFMU is building a list of grassroots organizations and resources related to social justice movemenst and the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

WFMU On Demand! Rent movies and help the station.

WFMU has started a virtual movie house! We are adding films to rent with 50% of the proceeds go to benefit the station, which always needs a little help. JUST ADDED! SHOT! The Psycho Spiritual Mantra Of Rock, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, and White Riot! Recently Added Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai or “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It”, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities. Other titles – Salad Days, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine, Muscle Shoals, Danny Says, and many more. We will continue to add new titles and you can peruse all the films available here >

Donate Your Clunker to WFMU

Maybe you’re home a lot more, and that old junker in the backyard you keep seeing through the window is starting to get under your skin. Well, maybe now is the time to donate it to WFMU and get it off of your hands! WFMU accepts all old cars (and boats), running or not running, from any state in the U.S. Call 1-855-WFMU-CAR (855-936-8227) to arrange for vehicle pick-up (it’s free and easy) or visit their website here. The CARS folks have assured us that they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety during pick-up of the vehicle, so get rid of that old heap today and help WFMU at the same time. We get 80% of every vehicle donated!

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 –    Vaughan Brothers “Family Style” LP, Valaida Snow “Hot Snow” LPFEAR “The Record” LP, XTC “Mummer”  “Skylarking”  “Oranges and Lemons” LPs


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