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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!

From the Archives

Christian Marclay radically extended the vocabulary and techniques of playing records on turntables. On March 2nd, 1997, he joined Fabio on Strength Through Failure for an on-air conversation and performance. Listen to this bit of history, recently digitized for your audio pleasure.

“Fiddlin'” Now on Demand

The rollicking, foot-stomping heart of competitive bluegrass is the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA. Sister filmmakers Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic, returning to their Appalachian roots, were given permission to film the festival for the first time in its 80-year history. From parking lot jams to instrumental competitions, Fiddlin’ celebrates the fun and excitement of the bluegrass scene. Watch the trailer and then get your tickets.

Brand New Swag in the Store!

Has the hot summer weather made you sweat through all of your old WFMU T-shirts? Maybe it’s time to get some new ones! Check out our Summer Store Sale featuring some new gear, like the exclusive Get Hooked T-shirt pictured here, as well as WFMU styles from previous years that are new to our store. Some older items have come down in price, too, so now’s the time to shop. All store sales benefit WFMU 100%, so head over and have a look.

Zamrock Doc Now on Demand

Witch: We Intend to Cause Havoc tells the story of Witch, one of ’70s Zambia’s most amazing rock bands. Director Gio Arlotta and two young musicians track down lead singer Emanyeo “Jagari” Chanda in Zambia and reunite him other Zamrock luminaries for a resurrection of the band. Check out the trailer and buy your tickets!

Our PSA List of Grassroots Organizations and Resources

WFMU has a list of grassroots organizations including resources related to social justice movements 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.

Lydia Lunch Now Available on Demand

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over is a career-spanning retrospective documentary about the No Wave icon, spoken word artist, film star, and musical iconoclast. Directed by her long-time cohort Beth B, The War Is Never Over is now available through WFMU On Demand. Watch the trailer here and buy your tickets here!

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 and it’s painless!

The Swag is Coming. We Promise!

Good news: We’re still operating with a very small crew, but we have made much progress in the swag mailing department. Many of you should have gotten your swag, but if you haven’t, you will soon. Hang in there and thank you for your patience!

WFMU On Demand! Rent movies and help the station.

Stop by WFMU’s virtual movie house! We have films to rent and part of the proceeds go to benefit the station, which always needs a little help. Playing now: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, The Winding Stream, Heartworn Highways, and more. We will continue to add new titles and you can peruse all the films available here > wfmu.org/ondemand

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 –  Neil Young “A Letter Home” Box Set, “Ork Records: New York, New York” Box Set, AC-DC Blues Gay Jazz Reissues Volume One LP, THE WHO “The Studio Albums” 14 LP Box SetThe Traits “Nobody Loves The Hulk” 45“No Thanks! The ’70s Punk Rebellion” Box Set

 

 

 

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