WFMU

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WFMU-FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform  radio station in the United States. 

WFMU's programming ranges from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness to rock and roll, experimental music, 78 RPM Records, jazz, psychedelia, hip-hop, electronica, hand-cranked wax cylinders, punk rock, gospel, exotica, R&B, radio improvisation, cooking instructions, classic radio airchecks, found sound, dopey call-in shows, interviews with obscure radio personalities and notable science-world luminaries, spoken word collages, Andrew Lloyd Webber soundtracks in languages other than English as well as Country and western music.

All of the station's programming is controlled by individual DJs and is not beholden to any type of station-wide playlist or rotation schedule. Experimentation, spontaneity and humor are among the station's most frequently noted distinguishing traits. WFMU does not belong to any existing public radio network, and close to 100% of its programming originates at the station.

Series

Caption: Mudd Up!
12 Pieces

New bass and beats plus live guests (musicians, DJs, poets) and an ear for the global south. Cumbia. Dubstep. Gangsta synthetics. Sound-art. Maghrebi. International exclusives.

  • From: WFMU
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2012
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69 Pieces

Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture and the arts.

  • From: WFMU
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2014
Caption: Sinner's Crossroads
62 Pieces

Vintage gospel music from the American South. Americana and rare Christian music. You don't have to be a believer to love this show.

  • From: WFMU
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2012
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10 Pieces

Techtonic with Mark Hurst explores what's at stake in our profit-driven, tech-saturated society.

  • From: WFMU
  • Updated: May 17, 2024
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18 Pieces

WFMU's Too Much Information is the sober hangover after the digital party has run out of memes, apps and schemes. Host Benjamen Walker finds out that, in a world where everyone overshares the truth 140 characters at a time, telling tales might be the most honest thing to do.

  • From: WFMU
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2012

Latest Pieces

Caption: photo courtesy of Meik Michalke. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Meik about the Open Music Contest, a German music competition that culminates in a concert, rather than the other way around.

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 16:38
Caption: courtesy of the Pop Up Archive. Used with permission.
Emily Saltz from the Pop-Up Archive talks to Cheyenne about automated transcription of audio and its implications for sharing audio on the web, sem...

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 13:11
Caption: courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Ross about his relationship to the FMA, the music and video art he makes, and wtf 'digital physics' means.

  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 11:22
Caption: image courtesy of Shapeways. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Michael Weinberg about IP, copyright, and creative commons as it relates to 3D printing.

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 31:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: courtesy of Kristin Thomson. Used with permission.
Kristin Thomson talks about the Artist Revenue Streams project with the Future of Music Coalition and what it reveals about how artists make money ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KRZA


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: photo courtesy of Chad Crouch. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Chad Crouch, aka Podington Bear, about his adventures in composing Creative Commons music.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 14:20
Caption: photo by Eilon Paz. Used with permission.
Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to Bob George, the Director (and a founder) of the Archive of Contemporary Music, ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 26:04
Caption: courtesy of Danielle Cordovez.
Danielle Cordovez, a reference librarian at the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library, talks to Cheyenne...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 12:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Image courtesy of Black Lantern Music
Cheyenne talks to Bram and Gareth from Black Lantern Music about the BLM 100 and what's next for the netlabel.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 17:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.
Jenny Toomey, Director of the Internet Rights unit at the Ford Foundation, talks about the differences and similarities between running a DIY recor...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 16:08
  • Purchases: 1