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: via Excavated Shellac
Jonathan Ward, the man behind the 'Excavated Shellac' blog, talks about crate digging, collecting, and sharing 78 RPM recordings from around the wo...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 21:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: via Wikimedia
19 songs, 7 minutes. Explicit lyrics.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2015
  • Length: 07:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.
Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to FMA mixmaster and WFMU DJ Liz Berg, about how and why she mixes up a new hour's...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 10:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.
Cheyenne talks to Ellen Duranceau from MIT about fair use and copyright.

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 20:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: courtesy of Nicky Case, from "Coming Out Simluator"
Nicky Case, designer of a variety of Public Domain Playables, discusses some recent & upcoming projects with Cheyenne.

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 17:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Adam Green from the Public Domain Review discusses how he finds the hidden gems in digitized public domain resources.

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 13:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: photo courtesy of Simon Panrucker
Simon Panrucker, a composer and musician, talks about the music he makes for Cartoon Network and the music he makes for himself: Moons, Mr Frisby's...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 23:24
Caption: image courtesy of CVGA/David Carter
David Carter of the Computer & Video Game Archive at University of Michigan tells us about the collection, how it's used in an academic setting, an...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 17:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.
Alex Winter, director of "Downloaded," talks about his upcoming film, "Deep Web."

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 21:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: photo courtesy of Chris Zabriskie
Cheyenne and Chris Zabriskie talk about making money by giving music away and the weird world of YouTube's ContentID system.

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 37:54
  • Purchases: 1