02 January, 2006

WFMU




WFMU-FM
is a non-commercial, freeform radio station
broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ,
right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan.
They were formerly on the campus of Upsala College,
in East Orange, NJ, but relocated in 1998, buying
their independence in 1994 from the college.
They have a relay station, WXHD, 90.1 Mhz FM,
broadcasting in the Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills,
Western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
They also have a website,


WFMU.ORG
, where you can





listen for free.



WFMU's license is now owned by Auricle Communications,
a non-profit group made up of current and former
WFMU staff members and listeners



They're famous too. WFMU was named best radio station
in the Country by Rolling Stone magazine four years in a row.
They've also been called the best radio station
in NYC or the U.S. by The Village Voice,
and the New York Press. They've been
showcased in a New York Time Magazine
feature article, and have also gotten publicity from
the BBC.



Program schedule

WFMU's programming ranges from flat-out uncategorizable
strangeness to pure rock and roll, lots of "alternative",
psychedelia, experimental, obscure 50's-60's blues,
R&B, soul, hot-rod music, demonic world music,
78's, 8-tracks, indiepop, schlock-a-billy,
"electronica", exotica, Downtown art music,
Joe Frank, Dave Emory, Radio Improvisation, dopey
call-in shows, interviews with obscure radio
personalites,interviews with notable science-world
luminaries, Spoken Word mish-mashes, Gospel,
Good Ol' Country Music, and much, much more.




Here are a few of my favorite programs on WFMU


Mondays


7 PM - 8 PM

Jonesville Station

An hour of life with Glen Jones. Talk about things that
need talking about. Rants about things that could use a good rant.
(Left of center)
Also conversation with many famous people worth talking with.


Here are Glen Jones's archives



Tuesdays


6 PM - 7 PM


Dave Emory

Anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory (spelled E-M-O-R-Y) goes into
all the hidden truths and details about evil men and their trade practices.


Here are Dave Emory's archives



Wednesdays

6 PM - 7 PM


Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy Breckman.
Ken and Andy further lower WFMU's already abysmal
standards as the program enters its death throes.
Stunt radio which subjects the radio audience to
concepts and topics which mature adults should not
have to endure. Find the fatal flaw.
The height of corniness, yet strangely addictive.


Seven Second Delay homepage



Thursdays


7 PM - 8 PM eastern

Joe Frank


"Stark and surreal floating dramas that could only work on radio. Lots of episodes from the vaults this summer that haven't aired yet on WFMU.
Joe Frank archives




Saturdays


9 AM - 10 AM

The Listener Hour


Listener DJ Hour, which puts a different WFMU listener
in the driver's seat each week for one hour of Freeform
programming any way they choose! You never know what you're
going to get on this show. The luck of the draw.
Here are The Listener Hour's archives




8 PM - 11 PM


Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg


Popular and unpopular music from around the world.
Here is the

homepage
for Transpacific Sound Paradise



If you've made some music that you'd like reviewed , you should should
send packages to Brian Turner at PO Box 5101, Hoboken, NJ 07030.


On-air telephone: (201) 200-9368

Office telephone: (201) 521-1416



WFMU receives absolutely no corporate or government
funding. Theyre 100% funded by listeners through
their annual on-air fundraising marathon as well as a
twice-yearly record fair in Manhattan that occurs
in May and November, info for which can be found
at


www.wfmu.org/recfair
.


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