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: The inside of the Audio Relay Unit., Credit: Brennan McGaffey
For this episode we spoke with FMA Artist Jeff Kolar about Radius. Radius is an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL. We'll d...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 22:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Transmitters-5" 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr., Credit: Adam Bowie
For this episode, WFMU's Liz Berg spoke with Cheyenne Hohman, current Director of the Free Music Archive, about what's coming up for the FMA in the...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 19:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Orphanage No. 3" Moscow, Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Modified w/text., Credit: Uknown.
Liz Berg interviews John Bergmayer about orphaned works.

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Piano roll of a George Gershwin performance, at Michael Simon's office
The player piano's legacy on our culture, music and copyright. Featuring interviews with David Suisman, Lisa Gitelman, and Michael Simon. Host/prod...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 43:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: MIDI
The player piano's influence on digital music, including MIDI, Super MIDI, Black MIDI, MIDI-powered automata and mechanical pop. Featuring intervie...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 43:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Waylon Thornton, Credit: http://waylonthornton.tumblr.com/
How Kardashian Sisters Helped Musician Waylon Thronton Buy a Hearse

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 15:39
  • Purchases: 1
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WFMU's Liz Berg interviews Elliot Harmon about the new suite of Creative Commons licenses and a recent run-in with the German courts. This is the s...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 26:30
  • Purchases: 1
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WFMU's Liz Berg interviews Elliot Harmon about the current state of affairs at Creative Commons. This is the first part of a two-part interview.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 25:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Using live-steaming technology, Tim Pool involves his viewers in his reporting process live from the sites of protests around the world, and uses a...

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 01:03:09
  • Purchases: 1
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http://radiovision.wfmu.org

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  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 56:52
  • Purchases: 1