News From the Freeform Front

“White Riot” now streaming

In late ’70s Britain, the far-right National Front was gaining prominence just as the punk movement was cresting. Music photographer Red Saunders teamed up with like-minded creatives to form Rock Against Racism, a movement that brought white and black musicians together to oppose xenophobic trends in British society. White Riot is a reminder that music – and the people who make it – can make a difference. Film Movement and WFMU have joined forces to offer White Riot for online streaming. Get your tickets here.

Skeptech: Smile for the Camera hosted by Techtonic’s Mark Hurst on Thursday, October 22nd.

Mark Hurst – host of Techtonic, WFMU’s talk show about our tech-saturated society and its pitfalls – will be hosting his third Skeptech event, this time live on Zoom. Skeptech: Smile for the Camera will explore surveillance, drones, and cameras – a world in which we’re watched all the time, even as we can connect in new ways. Presentations by: Andy Deemer, presenting an interactive Zoom magic show; Faine Greenwood, consumer drone expert; and a new paranoid film excerpt by People Like Us. The eye-opening fun will be on Thursday, October 22nd at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be had here.



Singles Going Steady Week Coming October 19th!

The 45 r.p.m. record was born in 1949 and has seen ebbs and flows in its fortunes since then, but at WFMU this most portable of recorded music formats has never gone out of style. From October 19th through October 25th, WFMU conducts its annual Singles Going Steady week when many WFMU DJs will play nothing but 45s on their shows. Tune in for the hits that time forgot and the obscurities that you never heard, all on those little records with the big holes!

So Many DJ Specials All Hellraiser 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 celebration packed with virtual events and 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!

Black Lives Matter Organizations and COVID-19 Resources and additional PSAs.

WFMU is building a list of grassroots organizations and resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement 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! Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai or “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It” and Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Recently Added Herbie Hancock: Possibilities and Salad Days. Other titles – 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 >

A brand new project by Vicki Bennett, host of DO or DIY with People Like Us begins September 11th.

From Fri, Sept 11th through Fri, Oct 23rd, Vicki Bennett, a.k.a. People Like Us of Do or D.I.Y. fame, presents a new project called First Person, Fourth Wall, a Hallwalls Artists-in-Residence Project (HARP). The multi-tiered project features film and audio collage work on-site at the gallery as well as on the WFMU website. Featured artists in the project include several WFMU personalities, including Mark Hurst, Scott Williams, Sheila B., Micah Moses, Adriene Lilly, and Hearty White. Find it all 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 –   HI TIMES: The Hi Records R&B Years Box SetRamones “Halfway to Sanity” LP, THE REPLACEMENTS “Pleased to Meet Me” LP, THE REPLACEMENTS “Hootenanny” LP, Ramones “Animal Boy” LP

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