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Thank You for Pushing Us Over the Goal for Our Year End Fundraiser!

Thanks to the thousands of kind and generous listeners who pushed us over the goal for our Year End Fundraiser! Your pledges will help carry us through the leanest months of the year, and monthly Swag for Life pledges keep us going all year round. If you are not a Swag 4 Life monthly donor, it’s still not too late – PLEASE join the campaign and bask in the knowledge that you’ve helped WFMU in the best way possible! And if you’re already in the Swag 4 Life program, please increase your monthly donation by whatever amount is doable. (Email Joe McGasko at the email: pledge at wfmu dot org to increase your monthly donation.)

We have two great new tees (including the official reprint on black of the beloved Woof-Moo Cow and Dog logo!)

Get to Know Moondog, WFMU’s New Mascot

Some key factoids about WFMU’s new mascot: Moondog was rescued at a Farmer’s Market in Maryland by listeners Ann and John. He is nine months old, and lives on John’s farm in Sullivan County, NY. He’s been trained to to “play” the keyboard of a marimba which is strung up by the gate of his pen, as he tends to fight for his food, which he did to survive back in his toddler days. Moondog has grown to twice the size of his supposed pygmy goat status, so his goatly provenance is still a mystery. He enjoys music, cars and long walks in the woods. Lately he’s taken to imitating the neighbors’ dogs by going “woof” when he wants attention. Here is Moondog in action. More videos and photos are coming!

WFMU Benefit Party with Your Favorite Ichiban DJ’s @ The Bell House on 11/24

Join the WFMU Ichiban Rock and Soul crew for a WFMU benefit party at the Bell House on Nov. 24th! WFMU Ichiban DJ’s Debbie D, Pat K, Matt M, Nitty Gritty Tania and Thomas Torment will all be spinning, plus, a performance from Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, Oblivians, Compulsive Gamblers) and other special guests. Plus, DJ’s Mikey Post (Daptone Records, Reigning Sound, Jay Vons), Benny Trokan (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons, Lee Fields) will be there, and more. Come on by and say hi to your WFMU Ichiban crew!

The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY – Nov 24th –  Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm – Tickets are $15 available here

WFMU Kickstarter Billboard Update!

The last and final Kickstarter billboard will be installed very soon on Route 280 East in Newark, NJ. So, keep your eyes out for the new “Wake and Bake” billboard!

Unfortunately, we never received a cease and desist letter from Bieber’s lawyer, nor did he come in and perform a live set with Rihanna. However, we almost achieved meme status when it appeared in a photo roundup of the embarrassing viral bro website, The Chive.

So, whats next you ask? We’ll, if you backed this amazing project, rest assured that we are busy stuffing envelopes with all your goodies. Station Manager Ken already defiled his car with his bumper sticker, for best results, we suggest you do the same.

Thank you all for your support in this fun experiment!

Check out the Group Doueh Videocast from Monty Hall!

Check out the full videocast of Saharans psychedelicists’ Group Doueh, from their amazing October 7th gig at Monty Hall presented and aired on Brian Turner’s program. This family affair juxtaposes western elements of Hendrix and James Brown with the poetry of Hassania language in Saharawi folk tradition, all centered around a big band environment that includes two vocalists and some unhinged electric guitar!

Help WFMU with your Shopaholic Tendencies

Going on a gift-buying bender? Use this link when you shop on Amazon, and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to WFMU (aka Auricle Communications). You can also use Giving Assistant to earn money back from your online shopping spree and they’ll help you donate those spoils to WFMU.

And don’t forget to spend some time and money on the WFMU online store where you can shop for all the latest swag!

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Fri Dec 1- A. Savage (Parquet Courts) | tickets

Wed Dec 6 – The Messthetics / The Royal Arctic Institue / Amy Bezunartea | tickets

Sat Dec 9 – Overlake / Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help | tickets

Tue Dec 12 – McCafferty / Heart Attack Man | tickets

Fri Dec 15 – Black Marble / YOU. | tickets

Sun Jan 28 – Long Neck / Adult Mom / Mikey Erg | tickets

Thu Feb 22 – Screaming Females | Teenage Halloween  tickets

Fri Feb 23  –  Screaming Females | Snakeskin  tickets

Sat Feb 24  – Screaming Females | Spowder  tickets

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