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Or perhaps, to make this less personal, your favorite WFMU show.

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Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 February 2003 21:09 (seventeen years ago) link

(WFMU DJs are forbidden to post their own shows.)

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 February 2003 21:14 (seventeen years ago) link

tough; probably kenny g

James Blount (James Blount), Monday, 10 February 2003 21:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Lil Tommy Scharpling's Best Show is, well...the best!

ddb, Monday, 10 February 2003 21:27 (seventeen years ago) link

It's all Laura.

jillian (jillian), Monday, 10 February 2003 21:45 (seventeen years ago) link

mr Finewine!!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 10 February 2003 21:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Too difficult to pick, but one of my favorite moments was on this session of Velcro Radio (DJ: Michael Goodstein):

A CD started skipping badly, and he puts on an unpreviewed substitute track, which turns out to be this hilariously tasteless song that goes something like, "Come...take a sip...from me! It tastes just like a milkshake!". After the damage had been done, he pulls the track, obviously shaken, and apologizes profusely. Killer show, too - he played Yoko Ono's "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mommy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)" fer crying out loud.

Ernest P. (ernestp), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:12 (seventeen years ago) link

(Mike was a good friend of mine at school--and at WESU--but I haven't seen him for a few years. His show is great.)

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:17 (seventeen years ago) link

The Audio Kitchen is pretty grebt.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:17 (seventeen years ago) link

(His naughty-bits show is also classic.)

My favorite DJ is probably Marc Grobman but my favorite show is probably Monica's. (Douglas, I liked your show too.)

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:20 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm loving this at the moment. The links are a bit spaced out and that, but they had a jazz version of Paranoid Android and now they've got the singer off Dntel's Anywhere Anyone in for session. This is great indeed.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:23 (seventeen years ago) link

(Mike had the very bad fortune of being on the air around 8:30 AM on Sept. 11, 2001.)

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I think Doug Mosurak* is just doing fill-in shows now, but I always liked him -- v. good taste in music.

*ILM's own

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:26 (seventeen years ago) link

It's kept me in the uni paper office till 11 o'clock. The pubs are about to chuck out, I'll probably get lamped on the way home, and I've not got my glasses on.

This could become a habit. Thank you.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 10 February 2003 22:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Terre T! Terre T! Terre T! Terre's got the 10 1/2!

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 10 February 2003 23:24 (seventeen years ago) link

although actually Robin Edgerton's occasional fill-ins are THE BEST THING EVER.

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 10 February 2003 23:25 (seventeen years ago) link

the guy who does downtown soulville

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Monday, 10 February 2003 23:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Currently, Monica Lynch's show. College marching bands, disco, cheesy Europop, dancehall, indie, golden oldies, and so much more. Truly freeform radio.

I have to give props to Douglas' Rhubarb Cake archives. They're what drew me to WFMU in the first place. I was searching on something else via Google, came across the show's archives and then started exploring. Big ups to DJ Small Change, Donna Summer and Brian Turner, too.

Jeff Sumner (Jeff Sumner), Monday, 10 February 2003 23:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I like Olive the Dog but she's more 'staff' than DJ, ha ha.

I have a fondness for Trouble.

rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 10 February 2003 23:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Downtown Soulville = Mr Fine Wine, Fritz!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 00:14 (seventeen years ago) link

My stromy, my homey .... $mall Change!

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 07:26 (seventeen years ago) link

definitely not that cock rob lim.

mike lupica, because he's a swell guy all around.

your null fame (yournullfame), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 08:43 (seventeen years ago) link

john allen

duane, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 11:33 (seventeen years ago) link

ooh, i forgot about john. who ran one of the bestest labels ever once.

your null fame (yournullfame), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 11:59 (seventeen years ago) link


(Just kidding, although I listen almost every day. Charlie, Monica, Fabio, and Kenny G., in no particular order.)

Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 12:17 (seventeen years ago) link

"ran" one of the best etc, past tense? doesn't NWOS still exist?

duane, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 13:18 (seventeen years ago) link

I've never listened to WFMU (we have college radio in this city, too), but because of my Internet dealings with him, I'll give the nod to Mosurock. That "ILM's own" comment above aboot him is priceless.

Vic Funk, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 13:26 (seventeen years ago) link

VELCRO LAD demonstrated some of his nascent WFMU talents in the pro studio of WESU as one-half of the tape manipulation duo mgnx (of which i was the other half). so he gets my hands-down vote for fave rave dj.

runners-up: douglas wolk. monica lynch.

tony bleach (blackshoeswhitesocks), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 13:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Kenny G gives good radio.
Tony Coulter has no peer.


Venus Glow (1411), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 15:35 (seventeen years ago) link

You went to Wesleyan, Amateurist?

charlie va (charlie va), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 15:48 (seventeen years ago) link


Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 16:53 (seventeen years ago) link

I neglected to mention the Other Douglas, Mr. Shulkind, who also rules.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm there now and recently got a show at WESU. When were you there?

charlie va (charlie va), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 17:02 (seventeen years ago) link

(at WESU? 97-99)

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 19:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Alright he's a buddy of mine but since no one mentioned him I gotta give a shout out to the Janitor From Mars. Japanese free jazz for tha headz since '02.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:17 (seventeen years ago) link

"ran" one of the best etc, past tense? doesn't NWOS still exist?

does it? i haven't seen a release on NWOS in a while now, so i wasn't sure. last thing i recall hearing was that he was doing a suntanama 7", and that was a year or two back.

your null fame (yournullfame), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 00:09 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah well yr prob'ly right. last release i know about was "tears for albert ayler" by mike anderson & yeah that was like 2, 3 yrs back.

duane, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 10:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh yeah, hands down Goodstien's Velcro Radio. That guy's show = bitchin'.

-Full disclosure: Yet another WESU-biased opinion ('94-'96).

j breitling (BlastsofStatic), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 15:11 (seventeen years ago) link

(Wow, three WESU people on this board. Has anyone visited it lately? I hear they've moved to a loft above Atticus Bookstore.)

Amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 16:09 (seventeen years ago) link

word up for
Rhubarb cake & velcrolad!
the past two years i have discovered soooo much music thanks to them
some new favourites: world of echo, brian turner

well i wished we had radio like that in sweden

Jens (brighter), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 19:10 (seventeen years ago) link

make it four WESU folks! i was thar 92-96 and served for two (?) of those years as metal director under j.b.

tony bleach, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 23:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Crazy. Loft above Atticus, yes.

charlie va (charlie va), Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:03 (seventeen years ago) link

MOSUROCK! The moz that rocks!

MuffinX, Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Crazy. Loft above Atticus, yes.

How did this happen? What happened to all the vinyl in the Clark basement?

I feared something like this when, in the years I was there, no one took the initiative to bring WESU's concerns to the attention of the administration in re. renovating Clark Hall and building a new campus center. I take part of the blame.

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:12 (seventeen years ago) link

P.S. You can blame me (and Sara Erase Errata too) for separating the vinyl into genre categories so discrete as to be unintelligible to most DJs. ("Wait, does this belong in Folk, or Folk Revival, or Old Time, or Old Time Revival, or--")

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:13 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't know about the history questions. I just came to Wesleyan as a grad student and just got a show. I don't even really know anyone there. I'll ask around and send you an email if you want.

I was excited to learn Erase Errata is from Wesleyan. WESU is bringing them back in April, I think.

charlie va (charlie va), Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:18 (seventeen years ago) link

1/2 of Erase Errata is from Wesleyan.

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Mosurock! Le moz qui rock!

MuffinX, Thursday, 13 February 2003 21:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Erase Errata played a supoib show a couple years back @ the Eclectic House w/ Panthers & the Dresden Dolls. It was awesome!

Sweet crap, there's actually someone else in CT that posts here!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 14 February 2003 08:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Fuck. I can't beleive WESU is above Atticus. Atticus, which came in and killed locally owned college bookstores in the 90s, along with B&N, can't be sending good vibes up there. May not be long before the station sells out to Clear Channel and switches to Top 40 I guess. Barf.

j breitling (BlastsofStatic), Friday, 14 February 2003 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah good call. the last time i was listening to fabio week in week out was amid an even higher than usual concentration of cluster/rother/related reissues & oddities resurfacing, so i tend to think of it as being older stuff. but right on.

sweatpants life trajectory (schlump), Friday, 19 August 2011 11:33 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

new kid Mike Van Laar has been doing some excellent shows. psych/kraut/post punk etc pulled from mutant sounds and the other usual suspects.

Joe McGasko does a great show too.

Johnny Hotcox, Thursday, 15 September 2011 01:43 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

i haven't heard yet, but psyched to check this out after hearing monica mention it:

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:55 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

i don't get to hear Ken's archives much, but i enjoy lookin at his gifs

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:56 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

Ken was in bonkers politics mood today, always amazing

helpless before THRILLARY (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 18:44 (three years ago) link

It was great, and followed by a monster Duane Train. Duane is quickly becoming my new favorite WFMU dj.

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 18:49 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Pseu Braun's Thing With a Hook is back, now Tuesday noon-3! I can hear it on my mini-radio from my aerie in lower Manhattan.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 16:19 (two years ago) link

I just read that Wm. Berger has passed away but I don't know anything more..

ian, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 04:51 (two years ago) link

that's a damn shame

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:54 (two years ago) link

Ken and Duane Train always produce the goods

electrobiscuit, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:30 (two years ago) link

This is terrible news.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 16:24 (two years ago) link

damn, RIP.

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 16:25 (two years ago) link

I guess one of my new fave 'DJs' is... p4reene

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:28 (two years ago) link


ian, Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:47 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

listening to FMU around 11am today, Pickle time Theater's Matty Gherkin plays Don Felder's "heavy Metal." I heard the same song on another show last week. Does any dedicated FMU phreak know if this is a recent meme for the station? seems improbable that two shows would play a forgotten FM chestnut coincidentally?

later Pseu Braun on her show was talking about a commenter on some FMU page or other: "Matthew Sweet's Yoga Farts." I have been laughing since then.

veronica moser, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

There has been a whole thing around Don Felder lately, yes, possibly instigated by Station Mgr Ken.

Pseu roolz

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:57 (one year ago) link

He plays it every on every show at 11. I think it's the most favorited song.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:00 (one year ago) link

Oops, added an extra every. I blame Don Felder.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

Dr. Morbius OTM; I love Pseu!!!

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:02 (one year ago) link

should i complain that i never got my dj premium? i mean i don't *really* care, it would just be nice

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:06 (one year ago) link

From this spring's marathon? They're just now starting to get it sent out. I haven't gotten mine either.

I Want My Swag!
We are getting ready to begin the months-long process of mailing out swag to everyone who pledged to our 2018 Marathon (the more stuff you requested, the longer it will take). This year’s swag is worth the wait!

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:15 (one year ago) link

ah, cool


mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:20 (one year ago) link

I just got an email for volunteering, so it sounds like they are starting to send out swag today.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:44 (one year ago) link

ah yes Friedman, you and yr FMU lackeys think yr funny? then play this, in which Felder repurposed his contributions to "Life in the Fast Lane"…

veronica moser, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Probably a dumb question: does the station pay for the production of DJ premiums or do the DJs kick in production costs?

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Friday, 24 August 2018 15:51 (one year ago) link

I think the answer is both, depending on the dj -- if the dj can pitch in on production (Scharpling had family in the t-shirt biz, for instance), they do -- but Station Manager Ken would probably give you a clear answer.

Three Word Username, Friday, 24 August 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

RIP X-Ray Burns.

ILX Moderator: It's Like a Pressure Wash for Your Insides (WmC), Monday, 11 February 2019 00:26 (one year ago) link

This is so awful.

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 11 February 2019 01:47 (one year ago) link

got a hearty handshake from the man at last year's marathon


a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 February 2019 04:30 (one year ago) link

Really, really heartbreaking episode of the Glen Jones Radio Program last night.

Three Word Username, Monday, 11 February 2019 09:23 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

RIP. Frank's was a gateway show for me about 35 years ago.

We're very sad to share the news that longtime WFMU DJ Frank O'Toole passed away last night. Frank started at WFMU in 1976 when he was at Upsala College, the school that WFMU used to be part of. We will miss his kindness and knowledge.
📷: Frank (on right, w/ @dmandl) by @keeptru

— WFMU (@WFMU) May 3, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:31 (one year ago) link

RIP -- I always liked his 6-9 web-only show, which I caught pretty often as an early riser.

WmC, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:40 (one year ago) link

Same - an incredible freeform DJ. RIP

One Eye Open, Friday, 3 May 2019 16:41 (one year ago) link

Also a genuinely nice guy, easy to talk to. He played for awhile in a Feelies offshoot band called Speed the Plough.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 May 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Was really nice to hear the ladies of Shut Up Weirdo again last night. Did not realize the new phone number turns out to be 201-KEN-WFMU

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 25 May 2019 21:13 (one year ago) link

five months pass...


Join Station Manager Ken and Andy BreckmanMan for a night of comedy and juvenile pranks, this Wednesday, October 30th for Seven Second Delay‘s Standup Comedy Mischief Night at Monty Hall. Ken and Andy welcome a dozen of America’s leading stand-up comedians for a beautiful evening of mirth. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wipe away a little tear, and you’ll also get a roll of toilet paper so that we can all take part in Mischief Night festivities by TPing a neighboring rival radio station. Monty Hall, Wednesday, October 30th. Admission: $12, includes one (BRAND NEW) roll of toilet paper.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:41 (seven months ago) link

four months pass...

skeleton crew continues on the air

Ira Kaplan in for Duane at noon today

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:27 (two months ago) link

In 20 minutes:

Tonight on 7SD we are focusing ONLY on the positive aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Just about every disruption in history has good and bad sides, and recent events are no exception. Ken, for one, is grateful that Mission Impossible 5 has been postponed indefinitely, while Andy is thrilled that the WFMU Record Fair has been cancelled.

Listen for details tonight-- we are just now working out the final logistics-- but we will be giving away TP free, with no strings attached, and no plys missing.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 21:41 (two months ago) link

Ken is jumping in to Bryce's (prerecorded) show to announce that effective immediately, all shows will be prerecorded or from the archives with a few exceptions (skeleton crew still in building) for the next 2 weeks+.

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:28 (two months ago) link

also some DJs are planning to remote-broadcast, if they figure out how to

Ken going Full Ken today with Traktorized "Don't Stand So Close to Me" for bed music

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:11 (two months ago) link

Dave the Spazz and Duane were on 7SD via phone tonight, and both have some symptoms :/

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 22:50 (two months ago) link

WFMU included in this

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 04:09 (two months ago) link

Endless respect to the skeleton crew, some of whom are sleeping there. Listenership via the streams is at an all time high, I'm told

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 13:15 (two months ago) link

I'm a big fan of lots of the DJs, but I wanted to throw out a special appreciation for Jeff Conklin's Avant Ghetto. Not sure if he doesn't get the same love since he's a little more jam-band friendly, but his shows are usually a treat. I especially like when he dives into 70's folk obscurities. The run he started his show with this week (the Branford Marsalis assisted "Bird Song" into a '72 King Crimson take on "The Creator Has a Master Plan" into Universal Congress Of) was killer.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 15:15 (two months ago) link

Ken was killin' it reading official instructions in Satan Voice today

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 16:48 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Interview with Dave the Spazz about his COVID experience. Looks like he's recovering but they're still doing fill-ins (Ira the K again last night).

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Friday, 22 May 2020 11:59 (one week ago) link

title made me wonder how many eyeballs he has

mookieproof, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:10 (one week ago) link

Ira K doing lots of fillins, incl now til noon ET

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:16 (six days ago) link

I appreciate him.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:56 (six days ago) link

Looks like I can appreciate him every week for the next year in the midnight Tuesday slot.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Thursday, 28 May 2020 21:20 (five days ago) link

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