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As we get ready for the new year, we made a year-end round up of 2022 WFMU Specials! Many of our DJs looked back and selected their favorite radio show from 2022, and Carol from Serious Moonlight Sonatas generously organized them all into a list for us. Take a look and listen here.
Happy New Year!

Olivia Bradley-Skill
Music Director
  • ALIEN NOSEJOB - Stained Glass (Antifade / Total Punk)
  • PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE - Pad (Slumberland Records)
  • ADRIE - Blind Spot (Kitchen Leg)
  • LORAINE JAMES - Building Something Beautiful For Me (Phantom Limb)
  • HEATHER TROST - Desert Flowers (Ba Da Bing!)
  • UN CADDIE RENVERSE DANS L'HERBE - Nighturns (Cellule 75)
  • PANDA BEAR AND SONIC BOOM - Reset (Domino Recording Co.)
  • MOHAMMAD MOSTAFA HEYDARIAN - Songs of Horaman (Centripetal Force)
  • BADGE EPOQUE ENSEMBLE - Clouds of Joy (Telephone Explosion)
  • LEAN YEAR - Sides (Western Vinyl)
  • VARIOUS - Duet Layers (7k!)
  • NO AGE - People Helping People (Drag City)
  • NITON - Cemento 3D (Pulver and Asche Records)
  • WOLFMANHATTAN PROJECT - Summer Forever and Ever (In The Red Records)
  • BANG BANG BAND GIRL - Girl Trouble Rock'n'Roll (Voodoo Rhythm Records)
  • ETCETERAL - Rhizome (Tak:Til)
  • CHARLOTTE ADIGERY & BOLIS PUPUL - Topical Dancer (Deewee)
  • MARY LATTIMORE & GROWING - Gainer (Silver Current)
  • ERVIN BERLIN - Junior's Got Brain Damage (Total Punk)
  • BHAJAN BHOY - Shanti Shanti Shanti (Wormer Bros. Records)
  • ANTHONY MOORE - Flying Doesn't Help (Drag City)
  • ELYSIAN FIELDS - Once Beautiful Twice Removed (Ojet)
  • PNEUMATIC TUBES - A Letter from Treetops (Ghost Box)
  • THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - Full Circle (Ghost Box)
  • BITTER MOON, AFTER 5:08 - Berliner Kinder (Blau Blau Records)
  • CHRISTINE ABDELNOUR & ANDY MOOR - Unprotected Sleep (Unsounds)
  • KUTIMAN - Open (Siyal Music)
  • SAVANA FUNK - Ghibli (Garrincha GoGo)
  • TRINI LOPEZ - The Rare Reprise Singles (Omnivore Recordings)
  • EMAHOY TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU - Spielt Eigen Kompositionen (Mississippi)
  • LAURA NYRO - Go Find The Moon - The Audition Tape (Omnivore Recordings)
  • EMERALDS - Solar Bridge (Ghostly International)
  • SURFACE OF THE EARTH - Surface of the Earth (Thin Wrist)
  • MIRA COOK - Lashes to Lashes (Gold Robot)
  • KITCHEN'S FLOOR - None of That (Petty Bunco)
  • NEW BUCK BILOXI - Cellular Automaton (Total Punk)
  • VICTORIA KEDDIE - Electrona In Crystallo Fluenti [ECF] (Fridman Gallery)
  • JAIRUS SHARIF - Water & Tools (Telephone Explosion Records)
  • DREDD FOOLE & THE DIN - Songs in Heat (Corbett vs. Dempsey)
  • MARKOS VAMVAKARIS - Death Is Bitter (Mississippi)
  • THE PROF FUZZ 63 - Peaches & Herbicide (Self-Released)
  • RICH RUTH - I Survived, it's Over (Third Man)
  • GLEAMING SPIRES - Walk on Well Lighted Streets (Omnivore Recordings)
  • TETSU MINETA - Early Scenes (Almost Halloween Time)
  • U-ZIQ - Hello (Planet Mu)
  • NO TONGUES - Ici (Carton Records)
  • THE REDS, PINKS, & PURPLES - They Only Wanted Your Soul (Slumberland)
  • POIL UEDA - Poil Ueda (Dur et Doux)
  • THE SCHIZOPHONICS - Hoof It (Pig Baby Records)
  • JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 (Legacy)
  • ERNESTO CERVINI - Joy (Three Pines Records)
  • NICK STORRING - Music from Wéi 成为 (Orange Milk Records)
  • JUNIPER - She Steals Candy (Fabcom! Records)
  • MASTON WITH L'ECLAIR - Souvenir (Calico Disco Records)
  • POLE - Tempus (Mute)
  • JULIAN NEVER - Pious Fiction (Mt.St.Mtn.)
  • JUNK DNA - Kopk Kopa (The Helen Scarsdale Agency)
  • THE MUFFS - Really Really Happy (Omnivore Recordings)
  • FADENSONNEN - Mirror/Creeper (Fadensonnen)
  • SORRY ERIC - The Problem With Fun (Happy Families)
  • THE AIRPORT 77S - We Realize You Have A Choice (Jem)
  • THE CHISEL/MESS - Split (Beach Impediment)
  • HORACE ANDY - Midnight Rocker (On U Sound Records)
  • BON ENFANT - Diorama (Duprince)
  • FRANK CARLBERG TRIO - Reflections 1952 (577 Records)
  • SQUALLS - Live from the 40 Watt (Strolling Bones Records)
  • DEAD AIR FRESHENERS - Unfriended (Personal Archives)
  • SONOGRAM - Compendium (Simulcra Records)
  • LATEST FAD - Lsd Spider (Self Released)
  • SARAH BERNSTEIN - Veer Quartet (New Focus Recordings)
  • THE COWSILLS - Rhythm of the World (Omnivore Recordings)
  • GUNSLINGERS - Supreme Asphalt Doser (Feeding Tube Records)
  • LIZZY YOUNG - Not That Bad (Self Released)
  • BJORN MAGNUSSON - Nightclub Music & Ethereal Faith (No Label)
  • CHARLIE RISSO - The Light (Sounzone)
  • HOWLIN RAIN - Live from Pioneertown, CA (Silver Current)
  • MOE Y ESCALANTES - Saint Vitus Dance (Conrad Sound)
  • OTTOMOTTY - s/t (Zap Cassettes)
  • BYRON COLEY AND TED LEE - As Seen in your wildest dream (Feeding Tube)
  • SUSANA SANTOS SILVA - All The Birds and a Telephone Ringing (Thanatosis Produktion)
  • CURLEYS - s/t (Total Punk)
  • GRAVEN IMAGE - Studio Sessions: '82-'83 (Beach Impediment)
  • FUCKWOLF - Goodbye, Asshole (Silver Current)
  • KRISTEEN YOUNG - The Beauty Shop (No Label)
  • LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III - Lifetime Achievement (Story Sound Records)
  • THE TRASHMEN - The Best of the Trashmen (Sundazed)
  • BEAUTIFY JUNKYARDS - Cosmorama (Ghost Box)
  • THE INTELLIGENCE - Lil' Peril (Mt. St. Mtn.)
  • THEO PARRISH - DJ-Kicks: Theo Parrish (!k7)
  • FAMILY RAVINE - JumpTheFox (Round Bale)
  • THE PYRAMIDS - Penetration! (Sundazed)
  • BEKAH SIMMS - Bestiaries (Revolution Recording)
  • CAHALEN MORRISON - Wealth of Sorrow (Fluff & Gravy)
  • FLAVIA MASSIMO - Glitch (Audiobulb)
  • JURAJ KOJŠ - Orchid Music (Nuema Records)
  • KL4NG - Live à Venise (Self Released)
  • SKULL PRACTITIONERS - Negative Stars (In The Red Records)
  • CHEVAL DE FRISE - Cheval De Frise (Computer Students)
  • CLAUDIA MOLITOR - Have you ever (nonclassical)
  • ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO - A Woman with a Purple Wig (Mahakala Music)
  • R. WEIS - Cempazuchitl (Party with the Dead) (Self Released)
  • NORA O'CONNOR - my heart (Pravda)
  • ODEYA NINI - Ode (Populist Records)
  • SWEET HOMÉ - Advice (Surplus Dads Records)
  • UMA SEEDLINGS - Fledgings (Self Released)
  • BARDO POND - No Hashish, No Change Money, No Saki Saki (Three Lobed Recordings)
  • EMAHOY TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU - Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru (Mississippi Records)
  • HUMAN HAND - Tremor (Feeding Tube Records)
  • ANDREW BERNSTEIN - A Presentation (Hausu Mountain)
  • NNAMDI - Please Have A Seat (Secretly Canadian)
  • BINKER & MOSES - Feeding The Machine (Gearbox Records)
  • WESTERNER - Kali Yuga Kama Sutra (Coconut Spaceship Records)
  • BRUXA MARIA​/​MOE - Bruxa Maria​/​MoE (Conrad Sound)
  • GROWING - Diptych (Silver Current)
  • NRBQ - Dragnet (Omnivore Recordings)
  • YANG CHEN - longing for __ (people | places | records)
  • SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN - Headdress (20th Anniversary) (Three Lobed)
  • KINDSIGHT - Swedish Punk (Rama Lama)
  • WES TIREY - No Winners In The Blues (Full Spectrum Records)
  • CVS - Ad Hoc (Feeding Tube)
  • THE FLOATING MOUNTAIN BAND - The Third Eye Smear (Feeding Tube)
  1. BHAJAN BHOY - Shanti Shanti Shanti (Wormer Bros. Records)
  2. FAMILY RAVINE - JumpTheFox (Round Bale)
  3. CVS - Ad Hoc (Feeding Tube)
  4. THE FLOATING MOUNTAIN BAND - The Third Eye Smear (Feeding Tube)
  5. MATCHING OUTFITS - Band Made Out Of Sand (Kitchen Leg)
  6. CARRIE FURNISS - Bitter & Sweet (Topos Press)
  7. HOLT - Build Yourself a Space (Petty Bunco)
  8. NOVATRON - s/t (Kitchen Leg)
  9. JEREMY YOUNG - August Tape Sketches (Meakusma)
  10. DATA UNKNOWN - W/p (No Label)
  1. ERVIN BERLIN - Junior's Got Brain Damage (Total Punk)
  2. THE CHISEL/MESS - Split (Beach Impediment)
  3. THEE ISOLATORS - Crying Eyes b/w Close That Door (Iso-Tope Records)
  4. ALMOND JOY - Oh Henry! EP (K Records)
  5. HALLELUJAHS - Bonus 7" For Eat Meat, Swear an Oath (Black Editions)
  6. THE AVOCADOS - I Never Knew (Optic Nerve)
  7. JEANINES - Latest Light / After All (Market Square)
  8. THE GABYS - The Gabys (Fruit & Flowers)
  9. PHIL & THE TILES - Elixir (Anti Fade)
  10. SHOVE - SHOVE 2 (Rack Off Records)
*These are releases that we didn't receive a physical copy of but have been playing digitally. 
  1. BUCK CURRAN - Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity (Improvisations 2017 - 2022) (Obsolete Recordings)
  2. RAHILL - Sun Songs (Big Dada)
  3. ACA - Grillito (Sucata Tapes)
  4. CARL STONE - Gall Tones (Unseen Worlds)
  5. BEQA UNGIADZE - ს​ა​დ​გ​უ​რ​ი [Station] (Phantom Limb)
  6. JONNY COUCH - Long Lost Daze of Romance (Damaged Sofa Records)
  7. BREANNA BARBARA - Nothin' But Time (Fuzz Club Records)
  8. SVEN WUNDER - Jazz At Night (Piano Piano)
  9. BRAD ALLEN WILLIAMS - œconomy (Colorfield Records)
  10. COOKIE TONGUE - Jupiter Rising (Self Released)
Count It Down: The Burn It Down! Best of 2022 
Friday, December 30th, 9pm - Midnight 
on Burn It Down! with Nate K. 

Nate the K. looks back on some of his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, reissues, and archival releases from a slightly less apocalyptic year than the two that came before it. Tracks will be played in no particular order, because to paraphrase Michael Shelley and Hot Chocolate, respectively, they're all number one hits and everyone's a winner, baby, ...that's the truth 

Special Guest: Stephen Haynes 
Saturday, December 31st, 2pm - 5pm 
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson 
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream
Cornetist Stephen Haynes returns for a linked two-part conversation about Bill Dixon, his music and visual art, and Haynes' own music. This is in support of Haynes' January 10th performance at the closing of The Art of Counterpoint exhibition at Zurcher Gallery in NYC. 

Drop In presents NewYear's EIRE with Donny Brooker 
Saturday, December 31st, 6pm - 7pm 
on Drop-In 
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream
Ring in the New Year with Ireland’s favorite pugilist Donny Brooker who’ll be spinning very rare Northern Irish punk, post- punk + new wave along with cutting edge new Irish bands as well. And On New Year’s Eve when the Drop In ends at 7pm ET here - it literally turns to  midnight, _the New Year_ in Ireland! Perfect timing ! 

Heavy Color guest hosts Radio Row! 
Sunday, January 1st, 2023, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

Heavy Color plays an hour of free-form inspirations and invocations for the new year. 

Andalusian Underground Or Deep dive Underground Andalusian palooza …. 
Wednesday, January 4th, 2023, Midnight - 3am 
on Radio Futura with DJ Pedro Fumero 

3 hours listening to up n’ coming bands from The South of Spain with the collaboration of “NICOLAS CORtéS” (owner and force behind “Grabaciones BONICAS” record label based in Granada). 3 hours to get a taste of some of the most interesting new proposals, fusions and experimentations from the area that holds the historical torch of “point of Origin and gestation” of most of the music that was later developed in America (the continent). 

The WFMU Holiday Party! 
Saturday, January 7th, 2023, 7pm - Midnight 
on The WFMU Holiday Party! 

The annual WFMU Holiday Party with a rotating selection of DJs for your enjoyment. 

Margeaux guest hosts Radio Row! 
Sunday, January 8th, 2023, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

Margeaux sinks into the new year with a wintry, nocturnal selection of songs that give her comfort during life's colder moments — a tranquil mix of ambient, post rock, glitch pop and more. 

The Prof. Fuzz 63 plus Gavin Butt, author of No Machos Or Pop Stars: When the Leeds Art Experiment Went Punk 
Wednesday, January 11th, 2023, Noon - 3pm 
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show 

The Prof. Fuzz 63 exit the friendly confines of their North Dallas garage and bring their lo-fi blend of Nuggets-influenced post-punk to WFMU for a live session. We’ll also chat with author Gavin Butt about his new book that tells the story of how the post-punk scene in Leeds (Mekons, Gang Of Four, Delta 5, etc. was shaped by students attending two of Britain’s leading art schools in that Northern English city. 

Jake Ephros, union organizer and member of North NJ Democratic Socialists of America 
Thursday, January 12th, 2023, 9am - Noon 
on This Is The Modern World with Trouble 

In 2017 NYC was the first city in the country to pass right to counsel legislation, guaranteeing free attorneys to people facing eviction. While Americans have a right to counsel for criminal proceedings very few cities offer free help with eviction proceedings. The North NJ Democratic Socialists of America are working to change that. Jake Ephros, union organizer and member of North NJ DSA, will be visiting This is the Modern World, January 12, 9-noon, to talk about the Jersey City Right to Counsel campaign. Whether you want to know how to support Jersey City's Campaign or start your own in your home town, Jake will be explaining how to do it! 

Jason Isaac guest hosts Radio Row! 
Sunday, January 15th, 2023, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

Jason Isaac presents an hour of jazz new and old to help you get hit in your soul. 

The Wand-ers 
Thursday, January 19th, 2023, 9pm - Midnight 
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz 

Punk rock/country-western sensations perform live in the studio! 

Teenage Rage! 
Saturday, January 21st, 2023, 11am - 2pm 
on Bob Brainen's show 
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream
Bob Brainen & Pete Tomlinson revisit the personal favorite bands & songs of their teen years, some of which they still love and some which may induce them to vomit. 

DJ Sofa Stores guest hosts! 
Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

DJ Sofa Stores' idealistic grocery store tracklist, mostly nostalgic pop rock you can softly nod your head along to while you try to remember what you need and if you've heard this one before. 

Highly Effective People 
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, Noon - 3pm 
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show 

Highly Effective People is a New York City band formed in 2021 by Vern Woodhead, of the eponymously-named Woodhead; Alex Baker, who also plays in Skull Practitioners; and R.B. Korbet, currently holding down the low end with the Bush Tetras. Together they produce a highly effective strain of powerful post-punk sounds. Miss this live set at your peril! 

Kate Sweeney guest hosts Radio Row! 
Sunday, January 29th, 2023, 5pm - 6pm 
on Radio Row 

Video director (& life-long listener) Kate Sweeney’s favorite deep-winter tracks that have hopefully not been played on WFMU before. (Or at least not since the track listing became digitized…) Enjoy!

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