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In addition to compiling all the new music and upcoming specials listed below, I've also had some fun recently looking through old airplay lists from before my tenure. We’ve just digitized our formerly paper-only Heavy Airplay Lists from 1987–1996, so you can discover or relive the WFMU of yesteryear. Curious to see some of the WFMU hits in September of 1987? Check out this playlist. Dial up the wayback machine and explore other months and years here.

Olivia Bradley-Skill
Music Director
  • AARON DILLOWAY & LUCRECIA DALT - Lucy & Aaron (Hanson)
  • LEA BERTUCCI - A Visible Length of Light (Cibachrome Editions)
  • VARIOUS - Naya Beat Volume 1 (Naya Beat)
  • ALICE COLTRANE - Kuritan: Turiya Sings (Impulse!)
  • RON EVERETT - The Glitter of The City (Jazzman)
  • EBONI BAND - Eboni Band (We Are Busy Bodies)
  • ARUSHI JAIN - Under The Lilac Sky (Leaving Records)
  • FOODMAN - Yasuragi Land (Hyperdub)
  • MABE FRATTI - Será que ahora podremos entendernos (Tin Angel)
  • WILLIAM TYLER, LUKE SCHNEIDER - Understand (Leaving Records)
  • MEGA BOG - Life, And Another (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • CARINA MESSIER - Nowhere and No When (Self Released)
  • KING CHAMPION SOUNDS - Between Two Worlds (Hive Mind Records)
  • THE IDITAROD - the Ghost, the Elf, the Cat and the Angel (Feeding Tube)
  • TOBACCO CITY - Tobacco City, USA (Scissor Tail)
  • CAMERA - Prosthuman (Bureau B)
  • LOS PIRANAS - Infame Golpazo En Keroxen (Discrepant)
  • MOTHS OF THE MOON - Another Place (Ondes Positives)
  • WILLIAM PARKER - Mayan Space Station (Aum Fidelity)
  • GUARDIAN SINGLES - Guardian Singles (Trouble In Mind)
  • ORA THE MOLECULE - Human Safari (Mute)
  • BUCK OWENS AND HIS BUCKAROOS - I Wouldn't Live In New York City (Omnivore)
  • ALEX CHILTON - Like Flies on Sherbet (Sundazed)
  • PEOPLE LIKE US - Welcome Abroad (Discrepant)
  • THE MYRRORS - Invocaciones: Instrumental Singles and Strays (2014 - 2016) (Feeding Tube)
  • CATHOLIC BLOCK - We Fail (Maple Death)
  • FAYE WEBSTER - I Know I'm Funny haha (Secretly Canadian)
  • WILLIAM PARKER - Painters Winter (Aum Fidelity)
  • POREST - Cancer in the Soft Breeze (Discrepant)
  • HERBCRAFT - Trash Heap (Flower Room)
  • CURED PINK - Current Climate (Ever/Never)
  • HOCINE CHAOUI - Ouechesma (Outre National)
  • VARIOUS - Choctaw Ridge (Ace)
  • DAVID SHEA - The Thousand Buddha Caves (Room40)
  • THE CATENARY WIRES - Birling Gap (Skep Wax)
  • VARIOUS - 415 Records - Still Disturbing The Peace (Liberation Hall)
  • KAOUENN - Mirages (Bloody Sound)
  • SNOW PALMS - Land Waves (Village Green)
  • LESLIE WINER - When I Hit You — You'll Feel It (Light In the Attic)
  • MARC BARRECA - The Sleeper Wakes (Scissor Tail)
  • DAMON & NAOMI - A Sky Record (Self Released)
  • RUTH MASCELLI - A Night At The Baths (Disciples)
  • SYLVIN MARC & DEL RABENJA - Madagascar Now (Souffle Continu)
  • THE TUBS - Names (Trouble In Mind)
  • DESIRE MAREA - Desire (Mute)
  • TENO AFRIKA - Amapiano Selections (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
  • GOLDIE AND THE GINGERBREADS - Thinking About The Good Times: Complete Recordings 1964-1966 (Ace)
  • LORAINE JAMES - Reflection (Hyperdub)
  • DOM & THE WIZARDS - The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale (Walking Bird Records)
  • HIPNOTIC EARTH - Suspended in Silence (Whitelabrecs)
  • MJ LENDERMAN - Ghost of Your Guitar Solo (Dear Life Records)
  • RODRIGO AMARANTE - Drama (Polyvinyl)
  • JASON CALHOUN - Introduction to an Apology (Florabelle)
  • LOTHAR AND THE HAND PEOPLE - Come Along: The Exodus 1966 (Modern Harmonic / BeatRocket!)
  • BREANNA BARBARA - Big Bang Blues (Freeman Street Records)
  • ALMIGHTY OPP - Good Time Gone Wrong (ConcaveOblivion Music)
  • THE ROUTES - Shake Five (Double Crown)
  • JEF GILSON - Le Massacre Du Printemps (Souffle Continu)
  • HOLLIE KENNIFF - The Quiet Drift (Western Vinyl)
  • KEIJI HAINO, JIM O'ROURKE, OREN AMBARCHI - Each side has a depth of 5 seconds A polka dot pattern in horizontal array A flickering that moves v (Black Truffle)
  • PALO ALTO - Difference and Repetition (Sub Rosa)
  • MATT VALENTINE PRESERVES - Galactic Core (Feeding Tube)
  • CYANIDE TOOTH - Tentative Identity (Ever/Never)
  • GOLDEN HALLWAY MUSIC - Rules & Chance Vol. 2 (Not Not Fun)
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN - Anjelitu (Mello Music Group)
  • LYSOL - Soup for my Family (Feel It)
  • DICK VALENTINE - Parrot People (Self Released)
  • WATCHHOUSE - Watchhouse (Thirty Tigers)
  • VOLK - I Fed Animals / Yorkshire Girl (Romanus Records)
  • THIGH MASTER - Live on WFMU (Tenth Court)
  • ACID DAD - Take It From The Dead (RAS/Greenway)
  • BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT - Supple Supple (Intangible Arts)
  • NIGHTTIME - Turning Wheel (Self Released)
  • STALE STORLOKKEN - Ghost Caravan (Hubro)
  • VERA ELLEN - It's Your Birthday (Flying Nun)
  • FOOTINGS - annihilation (Feeding Tube)
  • VARIOUS - Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records from Japan (Sublime Frequencies)
  • TRACE IMPRINT - Golitha Falls (Trace Imprint)
  • XPOEMSX - Who Makes The Summers (Easy Subcult)
  • CAMERON KNOWLER - Places of Consequence (American Dreams)
  • THE CRYSTAL FURS - Miss Hughes / Please Fade Away (Kitten Pants)
  • JEROME - Moods (Maple Death)
  • MADAM DATA - The Gospel of the Devourer (Ptp)
  • CHORUSING - Half Mirror (Western Vinyl)
  • SEX TIDE - Ohio (Feeding Tube)
  • RAMBUTAN - Parallel Systems (Sedimental)
  • TIM EASTON - You Don't Really Know Me (Black Mesa Records)
  • CANAL IRREAL - Canal Irreal (Beach Impediment)
  • EWA JUSTKA - Upside Down Smile (Editions Mego)
  • NICOLE L'HUILLIER / THELMO CRISTOVAM - radio eclipse (presses précaires)
  • HOME - 18 (Almost Halloween Time)
  • HAURAS - Chant For A Broken Chalice (Decaycast)
  • BOB BELLERUE - Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath)
  • TORRES - Thirstier (Merge)
  • WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS - Ali's Smile (Paradigm Discs)
  • HARRY PARTCH - The Bewitched (Neuma Records)
  • BERNARD PARMEGIANI - Stries (Mode)
  • TAKUJI KOGO + JOHN MILLER - Robot: Singles Collection (Small World)
  • THE RESIDENTS - Meet the Residents (Modern Harmonic / Ralph Records)
  • SLUT MAGIC - Show Me (Take 2) (Leesta Vall)
  • LAURA NYRO - Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro in Japan (Omnivore Recordings)
  • TANGENTS - Timeslips & Chimeras (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
  • TRIPPERS & ASKERS - Acorn (Sleepy Cat)
  • ELUVIUM - Virga II (Temporary Residence)
  • LON MOSHE & SOUTHERN FREEDOM ARKESTRA - Love is Where the Spirit Lies (Strut)
  • A.J. SHARMA - Tabla Diablo (Powertool)
  • CHARLIE CUVA - Pound (Self Released)
  • KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN - Kurzwellen (Mode)
  • MORTON FELDMAN - For Bunita Marcus (Mode)
  • MUSKEG MUDSUCK - Draiocht (Self Released)
  • VARIOUS - Godspunk Volume Twenty-Two (Pumf)
  • MARINA ROSENFELD - Deathstar (Shelter Press)
  • EVA POLGAR & SANDOR VALY - Milky Way and Nervous System (Ektro)
  • MOPE CITY - Within the Walls (Tenth Court)
  • MONKEY POWER TRIO - On Legs of Lions (Pocahontas Swamp Machine)
  • DEAN ROSENTHAL - Stones/Water/Time/Breath (Edition Wandelweiser Records)
  • LAZY MAGNET - Make It Fun Again (Feeding Tube)
  • KOOL AND THE GANG - Perfect Union (Omnivore Recordings)
  • ALEXALONE - Alexaloneworld (Polyvinyl)
  • MIDNIGHT MATINEE - Covers and Originals (Self Released)
  • PINK SIIFU - Gumbo'! (Self Released)
  • BENJAMIN DAVID FELTON / THE PAUL SWEST - Better Than Invisible (Self Released)
  • DAGARA - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West Region (Sublime Frequencies)
  • DEREK MONYPENY - Unjust Intonation (Trouble In Mind)
  1. CATHOLIC BLOCK - We Fail (Maple Death)
  2. THIGH MASTER - Live on WFMU (Tenth Court)
  3. NIGHTTIME - Turning Wheel (Self Released)
  4. JEROME - Moods (Maple Death)
  5. NICOLE L'HUILLIER / THELMO CRISTOVAM - radio eclipse (presses précaires)
  6. DEREK MONYPENY - Unjust Intonation (Trouble In Mind)
  7. COSMIC PANTHERS - Life and Death at the Red Wall (Fuzzy Warbles Cassettes)
  8. GUDINNI CORTINA - La sombra es la reina del color (presses précaires)
  9. UJ BALA - Lobban (Jollies)
  10. TAKUJI NAKA / TIM OLIVE - Minouragatake (Notice Recordings)
  1. THE TUBS - Names (Trouble In Mind)
  2. VARIOUS - He's Bad! 11 Bands Decimate The Beats of Bo Diddley (Slovenly / Black Gladiator)
  3. BREANNA BARBARA - Big Bang Blues (Freeman Street Records)
  4. VOLK - I Fed Animals / Yorkshire Girl (Romanus Records)
  5. XPOEMSX - Who Makes The Summers (Easy Subcult)
  6. SLUT MAGIC - Show Me (Take 2) (Leesta Vall)
  7. MONKEY POWER TRIO - On Legs of Lions (Pocahontas Swamp Machine)
  8. JOE COLLEY - Trying to Play Nothing (Meeuw Muzak)
  9. THE FUN TIME COMMISSION - A. Mississippiensis (Cryptic Carousel Records)
  10. GHOST POWER - Asteroid Witch / Inchwork (Duophonic Super 45's)
Earlier this morning, Alan Licht stopped by John Allen's show to discuss his new book Common Tones (pictured above) and play selections related to the book.
Alan Licht 
Friday, August 27th, 9am - Noon 
on JA In The AM with John Allen 

Musician and writer Alan Licht stops by to discuss his new book Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995–2020. The collection features conversations with Vito Acconci, Glenn Branca, the Dream Syndicate’s Karl Precoda, Lou Reed, Tom Verlaine, Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan and many others. Alan will also guest DJ, playing selections that relate to the book. 

Put The Needle On The 1986 Bay Area Rap Contest 
Friday, August 27th, 7pm - 8pm 
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam 

In September 1986 Billy Jam produced the Bay Area's first ever radio rap contest. Recently uncovered & digitized tapes of that hip-hop competition on KALX Berkeley will be heard for the first time in 35 years when Billy will be joined by the '86 contest winner (Sir Quick Draw) during this Friday's WFMU live remote broadcast from Oakland CA - Put The Needle On The Record Friday August 27th at 7pm on WFMU

Frogs and Plants with Kristina
Saturday, August 28th, 6am - 9am 
on Bad Animals with Jim the Poet and Amanda 

Frog superfan Kristina Necovska is a field botanist and naturalist, also a WFMU star volunteer, working in rural New Jersey. On Bad Animals this week, hear some of her favorite frog-themed music, and learn about her ongoing studies in the swamp. 

Special Guest: Jim Clouse 
Saturday, August 28th, 2pm - 5pm 
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson 
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream
Jim Clouse is a saxophonist, drummer and recording engineer who landed in New York in 1976. He has performed with and recorded a multitude of musicians. Jim's Brooklyn based Park West Studios has been in operation for 25 years. 

Louie Perez from Los Lobos 
Saturday, August 28th, 3pm - 6pm 
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show 

Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes Louie Perez from Los Lobos to The Cavalcade Of Stars. Louie has been with the band since their inception in the 1970's. Hear about the band's East L.A. roots, their new covers album
"Native Sons" (New West Records) and much more! 

Kamikaze Jones guest hosts 
Sunday, August 29th, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

The Violet Decibel. Queer Global Temporalities. A vibrant array of sonic ephemera designed to promote the homosexual agenda. 

Special Guest: Rod Argent of The Zombies & Argent 
Sunday, August 29th, 2pm - 4pm 
on Atlantic Tunnel with Ed & Gaz 
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream
This week on Atlantic Tunnel, Ed has a fascinating interview with Rod Argent of The Zombies/Argent. Rod reveals details of The Zombies' upcoming Livestream on September 18th from Abbey Road Studios and talks about recording a new album. Rod also shares some amazing previously unknown stories about Odessey and Oracle. We look back at all aspects of Rod Argent's amazing musical career - from The
Zombies and Argent to Rod, the producer and songwriter. A must hear conversation. 

Allison Hussey guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, September 5th, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

A freeform mix of folk, country, and pop, new and old.

Interview with Sally Decker 
Monday, September 6th, 3:01pm - 6pm 
on Radio Ravioli with Olivia 

Olivia welcomes Sally Decker for a conversation centered around her new album In The Tender Dream, out on NNA Tapes, which features electronic music, feedback, and her own monologues and affirmations. 

Billy Bremner 
Saturday, September 11th, 11am - 1pm 
on Michael Shelley's show 

Michael chats with legendary guitarist Billy Bremner on the eve of his first solo U.S. tour. Bremner spent most of the '70s playing in Rockpile alongside Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds (who had a smash hit with Bremner's "Trouble Boys"), and has established a solo career while racking up session credits like The Pretenders "Back On The Chain Gang." 

MICA guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, September 12th, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

Music from around the globe dedicated to the "Citizens Of The World," those who don't necessarily identify with just one place of origin and speak several languages in a society that has always tried to divide us with walls and borders.

The Zombies Invade WFMU for “More Brains”; Still Famished 
Sunday, September 12th, 6pm - 8pm 
on Bubblegum OD with Becky Ebenkamp 
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream
On Sept. 18, The Zombies will perform a global, live-streamed concert from Abbey Road in London, where they recorded their opus Odessey & Oracle in 1967. It will be the band’s only 2021 performance. To celebrate the occasion, Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone will chat with WFMU DJ Becky Ebenkamp about the project. Be sure to tune in to Bubblegum OD on Sept. 12 for Becky’s two-hour Zombies special!

Quinn guest hosts Radio Row
Sunday, September 19th, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

A soundtrack for the dying of summer in the suburbs. 

Just Added – 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.
Since the pandemic hit, we have been supplementing our income by offering (mostly) music-related movies online for a low rental fee, 50% of which benefits WFMU. We are adding films to rent online here

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