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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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: images courtesy of the Freeharmonic Orchestra
Cheyenne talks to two members of a new FMA group, the Freeharmonic Orchestra.

Bought by WART FM


  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 18:29
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, Erik Schoster, a Software Developer for the FMA, was joined by Marc Weidenbaum, the creator of the online publication Disquiet whi...

Bought by WART FM


  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 24:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: courtesy of Maximum Rocknroll Archive. Used with permission. , Credit: Photo by Winston Merchan
Cheyenne interviews Shivaun Watchorn about the archiving efforts underway to preserve Maximum Rocknroll, a punk and hardcore fanzine.

Bought by WART FM


  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 19:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Used with permission, Credit: Bryan Teoh
Cheyenne talks to Erik, a new FMA developer and member of the Audience Engine team.

Bought by WART FM


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jemma Brown and Michael Guerra. Used with permission.
Cheyenne talks to Michael Guerra and Jemma Brown from The Moth about their "StoryScribe" tool, a newly-minted transcription 'game' to enhance acces...

Bought by WART FM and KVLU


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 18:21
  • Purchases: 2
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An extra-small episode to celebrate Shirt Week.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: State of the Commons 2015
Cheyenne and Jane talk about the 2015 State of the Commons report, now in its second year, which demonstrates the scope of Creative Commons works a...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 12:18
Caption: photo courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. Used with permission.
We talk about why FMA is worth at least $3.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 24:16
Caption: Image courtesy of Visager. Used with permission.
Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to the composer/producer Visager, a new FMA artist who recently released a video-g...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 13:30
Caption: Image courtesy of Paul Riismandel (left) and Eric Klein (right). Used with permission.
Cheyenne, Paul & Eric discuss community podcasting and the sorry state of music in podcasts these days.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 27:52