WFMU News: Paws and Gape in Wonder at our New Mascot!
A thousand thanks (but no more – we're not completely crazy) to everyone who pledged their support to WFMU.
Our October silent fundraiser was a screaming success: after going into a few days of overtime, WE MET OUR GOALLLLLLLL!
Because of you, we can continue the pursuit of making radio that doesn't suck through the upcoming chilly months (thanks a lot, Al Gore). We can't run this little DIY operation without all hands on decks (just don't touch the decks, please, we just got them the way we like them), and we are grateful for your help.
Announcing WFMU's new mascot
: Dusty the Chinchilla, Listener Robert's pet.
And we would be remiss if we didn't give a huge shout out to all of the other adorable mascot contestants who were in the running this year: check out the gallery of 2015 WFMU mascot contestants right here
Have you checked out WFMU's Vimeo page
lately? If not, you're just the sort of person that Donnie Trump's been lambasting lately, so you may really need to buck up. We're posting tons of great Monty Hall performances
and more. Recent vids include Antique Phonograph Music Program's 20th Anniversary blowout
, Michael Chapman
, Bridget St. John
, Jim Morrison
back from the grave, and Honk NYC's brass band invasion
of Monty Hall. What more could you want (other than an invisibility cloak and a Hypnocar, obvs)?
If that wasn't enough radio for your eyes, WFMU now has our own Roku channel
Because we're determined to give this whole 21st Century thing a go at long last, WFMU's Audience Engine
launched yesterday with our first open-source tool, a crowdfunding app called Mynte
. We'll be posting videos from the event soon. For info about Audience Engine, contact Ken
Upcoming Monty Hall Events
Don your berets, get ready to snap your fingers, and truck on down to the next WFMU Literary Guild
reading, which takes place on Sat, Dec 5th
at the Red Room at KGB Bar
, 8pm. WFMU staffers reading their poems, stories, essays, journal entries, threatening notes to neighbors, and other things will include Dan Bodah
, Chris T.
, Yvonne Szymczak
, Amanda Nazario
, Chris M
, Scott McDowell
, H. Faye Kahn
(reading for the first time!), and Bronwyn Carlton
. The event itself is free, but there is a two-drink minimum.
The Rock 'N' Soul Ichiban
stream is pleased to announce a new addition to its programming schedule family of fun: The Whig Out!
, as you damned well know, were previously with the Fringe Factory
, which will remain at its 8pm Wednesday time slot with host Vikki Vaden
. The Whig Out! plays a mix of 60's and modern garage but ventures into other sub-genres, too.
The WFMU documentary, Sex and Broadcasting
, is coming to Brighton, UK, on Nov 18th
as part of the Brighton CineCity Festival
. The WFMU doc will be part of a double-feature along with the People Like Us documentary Nothing Can Turn Into A Void
Sat, Nov 7th
- Slap on your favourite frugging dungarees as the world's most popular soul dance party comes to Jersey City! WFMU and New York Night Train Present Soul Clap and Dance Off
featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin
with live music from the Von Mons
and Blaire Alise and the Bombshells
. 9 pm, $10. $100 prize in midnight dance off! Tickets here
Sat, Nov 14th
- WFMU Movie Night
presents Mdou Moctar
in Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
, the Tuareg version of Purple Rain
which we think may possibly be the most WFMU thing ever. I mean, it has it all, really, doesn't it? 8 pm, $10. Tickets here
Fri, Nov 20th -
Still got them frugging dungarees? Then scrape off the worst bits and don them once more as there's a rockin' evening fermenting with Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
plus the Defibulators
and Alex Battles
. 8:30 pm, $10. Tickets here
Sat, Nov 21st
- If you like your action to shake and then some, you're in luck (or possibly having a stroke) as the legendary Flamin' Groovies
take to the Monty Hall stage with special guests The Ugly Beats
. 9 pm, $20. Tickets here
Sat, Dec 5th
- Pre-punk Cleveland mega-legends Rocket from the Tombs
will mount and conquer the Monty Hall stage along with their special guests EZTV
. 9 pm, $15. Tickets here
is still located at 43 Montgomery St. in Jersey City.