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Andre Williams Tribute on Music to Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

This Thursday, March 21st, from 9 p.m. until midnight, Dave the Spazz will pay tribute to the legendary R&B singer and songwriter Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, who just passed away on Sunday. Andre had his own hits like “Bacon Fat” and “The Greasy Chicken,” but he also produced and wrote hits for the likes of Mary Wells, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and many more. Tune in for three hours of hits, deep cuts, and excerpts from Andre’s 2010 visit to WFMU.

Post-Marathon Get Together in Greenpoint

Come out for drinking, dancing, and jollity on Thursday, March 28th at Enid’s in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from 9pm till late. The WFMU marathon is over, Enid’s is closing, and the end times are here, so let’s make it a happy ending with the DJ stylings of Sheila B. of Sophisticated Boom Boom, Matt Fiveash of Weekly World Blues, and Joe McGasko of Surface Noise (pictured at left). Bonus: Samantha will be tending bar, so come out to 560 Manhattan Avenue (at Driggs) and say hello!

Hoof and Mouth Archive Up!

If you missed out on WFMU’s Marathon Finale live band karaoke party with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, or you just want to relive all of those magical moments, you can find the archive of the craziness here.

Thanks to Everybody Who Pledged!

Thanks to the many thousands of listeners who donated to our 2019 Fundraising Marathon and helped us to reach 94% of our goal! If you missed the madness, you can still pledge via this page here. Thanks also to the hundred of volunteers who powered our fundraiser this year. Bills are being sent and swag will start arriving soon. QUESTIONS? Email Joe McGasko at pledge@wfmu.org  Station Manager Ken will give a post-marathon State of the Station chat with the listeners this Wednesday March 20 from 6-7pm. Email Ken with any questions or comments you would like him to address on the air.

DJ Premiums and New Swag Galore

Pledge to pick up some shiny new swag like the Pulaski Zip Hoodie, the Transmissions from the Love Room LP, and WFMU’s Knit Winter Hat. Take a look at all the new swag here! AND don’t forget those incredible DJ Premiums which can be yours for a pledge of $75 or more, like the Marty McSorley’s 90’s Throwback Logo Patch (pictured to the left).

Adopt a WFMU DJ or Fixture!

Tons of WFMU DJs, pets, and fixtures await your virtual adoption, in our Marathon Adoption Gallery! Who doesn’t want to adopt a giant scary kitty painting!? Help WFMU with a paid pledge of $180 ($15/mo) or more and earn naming rights to a fixture, or donate $365 ($30/mo) to adopt a DJ at the WFMU Magic Factory.

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, Billy Jam, and Dave the Spazz.

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 –Tito Puente “Quatro: The Definitive Collection” CD Box Set, Westledge Sounds LP, Fruits de Mer “7 and 7 is” Box Set of 7″ RecordsR. Stevie Moore “4 From Phonography”The Stranglers “Nice ‘n’ Sleazy” 45 (Promo Copy), The Traits “Nobody Loves The Hulk” 45Incredible Hulk #340

Check out WFMU’s Heavily Played Records List

If you’d like to see all the new music we are playing at WFMU, check out our Heavily Played Lists, which are compiled by Music Director Olivia Bradley-Skill.  Follow this link to see what new records we’ve been playing and subscribe to the list!

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Sat Mar 23 – Women’s History Month, Long Neck / Brenda Sauter and Friends / The Feelies and Speed The Plough / Wygalator / Karyn Kuhltickets

Sun Mar 24 – Women’s History Month, Musicians who rocked the 80’s Panel Discussion | Door 

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 4 – Bradstock: A Tribute to Brad Morrison | tickets

Thu May 16 – Chuck Prophet | tickets

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

Wed June 12 – Spirit Adrift / High Command  | tickets

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