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Tributes to Toots

One of the all-time music legends, Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals, passed away on September 11th, and many WFMU DJs paid tribute to the man who not only gave reggae its name but who made some of the greatest reggae music ever. Check out these archives for celebrations of Toots’ legacy: Solid Foundation with Gary Sullivan, Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg, The Duane Train, Ranking Full Stop with Mike Sin, and Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange.

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! Herbie Hancock: Possibilities and Salad Days. Recently Added Jazz on a Summer’s Day, Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine, Muscle Shoals, and Danny Says. We also are offering – Scott Walker: 30th Century Man, Wild Combination – A Portrait of Arthur Russell, Desolation Center,  The Wrecking Crew,  Good Ol’ Freda, Once Were Brothers – Robbie Robertson and The Band, and many more. We will continue to add new titles and you can peruse all the films available here >

Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples, R.I.P.

Simeon Coxe, the man behind influential electronic psyche band Silver Apples, crossed over on September 9th. WFMU had a long relationship with Silver Apples, including keeping their two late ’60s albums in frequent rotation, helping to reunite the original band after many years apart, and hosting a very special live concert at Monty Hall in 2016. Simeon, unquestionably one of the pioneers of electronics in rock music, will be sorely missed! Check out the Strength Through Failure with Fabio tribute here and Scott Williams’ tribute show here.

Black Lives Matter Organizations and COVID-19 Resources and additional PSAs. Updated 09/06/20

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.

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:

The New WFMU Schedule has begun!

The new WFMU schedule began on Monday, September 14th. Some old shows have returned, some shows have taken a break, and some fresh new blood has been injected into our radio veins. Take a gander here to see the longer version that includes full show descriptions. This programming schedule runs until June 7th, 2021.

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 –  Fats Waller “If You Got to Ask, You Ain’t Got It!” Box SetVintage Vinyl’s Original Cast EPBix Beiderbecke “Bixology 1924-1930” 14 LP Box Set, FACES “Band Five Guys Walk Into A Bar”  CD Box Set, THE PRETENDERS “Pirate Radio” Box SetMartin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey CD BOX SET










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