WFMU Keeps All Us Weirdoes Tuned to the Same Wavelength - Francis Joseph Smith reports on his experience recently volunteering at the 2005 Record Fair. "A weirdo is someone who goes beyond the norm and operates entirely on their own frequency. Sometimes they happen to hear each other out there in the ether, but it takes a station like WFMU to bring them all together. Once you’ve got a bunch of weirdoes in one place, no one is really that weird anymore." Nice!
Alive and Rocking in Berlin: An interview with Jason Forrest - Melanie Cohn speaks with Jason Forrest, formerly known as Donna Summer, host of Advanced D&D, about his musical endeavors, art, and life in New York vs life in Berlin.
Country in the City - Kurt Gottschalk writes for the Village Voice about the country music scene in New York City. Radio Thrift Shop proprietress Laura Cantrell speaks up on the state of radio in relation to the development of this scene.
No Wave - In their "guide to the best websites that play cool music", supermarket check-out aisle mag Entertainment Weekly gives WFMU the nod: "WFMU is a "freeform" station,
which means that the DJs pick the music without any programming
oversight. Its programs are all over the map (folk-rock, dirty disco,
and avant-retard are some of the colorful designators). Plus, the
station's free podcast archive includes archival-quality
history-of-music feeds dating back to 1896."