Posts Tagged: WFMU

Sound & Vision: Ken Freedman

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ken Freedman, the general manager of WFMU (the longest-running freeform radio station in the US), about the relevance of radio, technological innovation, and a just-launched morning show. ...more

Yo La Tengo Loves to Murder Covers

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Yo La Tengo is releasing another series of totally destroyed versions of covers from their annual performances at WFMU’s fundraiser. The compilation, Murder in the Second Degree, is a follow-up to the band’s 2006 release Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics, and like its predecessor the liner notes are vague, replaced by a promise that “there are endless ways to ruin a song”:

For the last 20 years (and counting), Yo La Tengo, accompanied by cub reporter Bruce Bennett, have performed live on WFMU during their fundraising Marathon, and in return for listeners’ pledges of support, we have attempted to play their requests, with no prior knowledge of what those requests will be, and without utilizing any of the many web sites that provide lyrics and chords.

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Beware of the Blog Superlink

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Showcasing what you may or may not agree is the greatest video ever, Jersey City, New Jersey, radio station WFMU’s Beware of the Blog website has to be one of the most eclectic collections of multimedia around. Beware of the Blog taps decades of unusual and mostly hilarious video and music recordings spanning as far back as the day it first went on air in April, 1958, through to the present.

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