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“Into the Black” Swag 4 Life October Fundraiser is on!

WFMU’s cash flow problem is the stuff of monster movies, and our October Fundraiser is here to help carry us through the leanest months of the year. We hope you can tune in and help out the Freeform Station of the Nation as we launch our Into the Black campaign to double the number of people making monthly donations and get the station out of the red! If you are not a Swag 4 Life monthly donor, PLEASE join the campaign this month! And if you’re already in the Swag 4 Life program, please increase your monthly donation by whatever amount is doable. We are hoping to increase our roster of Swag 4 Lifers from 2000 to 4000 during this fundraiser.

For your pledge: Two great new tees (including a re-print of our famed Woof-Moo tee!), our 4th annual Mascot Contest, and generally keeping your listening experiences free of interruption until our March ‘thon. Please spread the word and go to from now til the end of October!

Singles Going Steady Week: Oct 16th- 22nd

Singles Going Steady Week is coming up fast! From Monday October 16th to Sunday October 22nd. We have a boatload of WFMU DJs who will be paying tribute to the little records with the (mostly) big holes. Tune in for seven days of seven inch records, as we celebrate our Into the Black fundraiser and mascot contest this October.

Skeptech- Live at Monty Hall Oct 26th (click here for scheduled speakers)

Skeptech is a new event series discussing digital technology and its effects on our day-to-day lives – not in Luddite opposition to tech, but rather raising awareness about the challenges raised by digital technology today. Online apps and services can be addictive, they can threaten privacy, and they often manipulate users without their knowledge or consent.

Skeptech will feature tech experts who will speak about “the dark side of tech” that they have witnessed in their own fields. Between the speaker presentations and audience participation, Skeptech's goal is to “gel” some diverse perspectives while offering some ideas and inspiration for next steps: how to choose better tools, and perhaps even how to create better tech in the future.

WFMU Benefit: 100% of Skeptech ticket sales will go to WFMU to benefit the station and its free-form programming.

Vin Scelsa joins Jonesey live in studio Nov 5th 12-3pm

New York radio personality Vin Scelsa will join Jonesey & X. Ray to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first WFMU broadcast.  On November 5th, 1967 Vin debuted on WFMU Radio.  It was the beginning of freeform on WFMU as well as the start of his career in radio.  Vin would travel up and down the dial including two stays at the legendary WNEW-FM, WXRK, WABC-FM (WPLJ), WBAI, WLIR, WFUV and Sirius XM.  Since his ‘retirement’ in 2015, he has sporadically hosted a podcast with his daughter, author Kate Scelsa. His unique journey in broadcasting brings him back to WFMU on The Glen Jones Radio Programme Sunday, November 5th, noon to 3PM.

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Montgomery Hall:

Fri Oct 20 – Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls / Al Scorch | tickets

Sat Oct 21 – NJ Electorama | tickets

Thu Oct 26 – Skeptech 2: Tales from the dark side of tech, with talks by Jon Ronson, Nancy Lublin, Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, and Mark Hurst | tickets

Sun Oct 29 – Shannon and The Clams / Bob Mann and Rolling Thunder | tickets

Thu Nov 2 – The Woggles / Black Flamingos / Greg Ashley | tickets

Sat Nov 4 – Howe Gelb | tickets

Fri Nov 10 – Shilpa Ray | tickets

Wed Nov 15 – Eyelids / Jay Gonzalez & The Guilty Pleasures / Low Doses | tickets

Fri Nov 17 – Luna / Chris Forsyth & Solar Motel Band | SOLD OUT

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

Tue Dec 12 – McCafferty / Heart Attack Man | tickets

Fri Dec 15 – Black Marble | 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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