Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 10th at 1:19 PM

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Wednesday, December 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Savak, the Brooklyn-based band that includes members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops, and Edsel, return to WFMU to play a live set on The Evan “Funk” Davies Show! Savak have just released their third album, Beg Your Pardon (Ernest Jennings Recording Co.), which is already earning accolades for its Wire-meets-New-Zealand-Indie-Pop sound. You can see Savak on January 10 at Union Pool, and tune in Wednesday night, December 12, to hear them live on WFMU.

The Pink Pussycat welcomes Mimi la Twisteuse & Flipped Out Phil
Friday, December 14th, 3pm - 6pm
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Phil & Mimi swing by the studio this week with a slew of fave-rave '45 singles, ranging from wacky novelty instrumentals to psychedelic sunshine pop numbers to super schlager songs to groovy French pop & Mod gems. Flipped Out Phil hosted the beloved 60’s garage rock radio show The Subterranean Jungle (1985-1999), while Mimi hosted Dans le garage (1995-1999) & Mondo PQ (2011-2013) - all out of Montreal. Mimi also compiled Vol. 10 of the Girls in the Garage series and hosted the popular Toronto French pop dance parties Zoï Zoï (2005-2008).

Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5
Saturday, December 15th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5 the Galveston Beach band who honed their sound playing five upbeat hours a day to drunken frat boys while avoiding ass kickings from Texans suspicious of their hair and far out clothes. They created a huge regional following, but never cracked the national charts. We’ll delve into the history of this fascinating band and the mid '60s college party crowd Texas scene.

Governor Phil Murphy and Jeff Tweedy
Saturday, December 15th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The 56th Governor of the great state of New Jersey chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the arts and diners. Tune in for a rare chance to hear a politician discuss something other than politics.

Founding member of the seminal alt-country band Uncle Tupelo and the frontman of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy talks to Todd about his wonderful new autobiography "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) and his just released solo album, "Warm". Find out what makes this intriguing performer tick!

Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2018 Special
Tuesday, December 18th, 9pm - Midnight
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Time is just a construct, right? So why let 2018 drag on any longer than necessary? Nate's calling it. And with that in mind, he'll take his annual look back at the year that was a couple weeks early and play tracks from his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, comps, and reissues. There are no losers, but there will be a winner!

Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 20th, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his musical guests Hamilton Joe Frankincense and Myrrh (featuring WFMU DJs Amanda Nazario, Matt Fiveash, Gaylord Fields, Matt Clarke and others)!

Michael welcomes Dennis Diken of The Smithereens
Saturday, January 5th, 2019, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Dennis Diken drops by the studio to spin some records and talk about the history and the future of The Smithereens. The band formed in Carteret, New Jersey in 1980 and is still going strong despite the passing of lead singer Pat DiNizio in December of 2017. We’ll hear tales of the road, recording in The Capitol Records tower, the making of MTV videos and the band’s upcoming plans.

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