radio station WFMU,
broadcasting from New Jersey, USA, has a special place in the
hearts of Fflint Central. Since February of 2001, this hugely
varied and eclectic station has been contaminating the airwaves
and cyberspace streams with a selection of FfC music. In particular,
the work of Berkowitz Lake & Dahmer
seems to have caught the imagination of Music and Program
Director Brian Turner and his cohorts.
station is non-commercial, independent and funded entirely by
their listeners through an annual on-air fundraising marathon,
as well as a twice-yearly record
fair in Manhattan that occurs in May and November. WFMU
was named best radio station in the Country by Rolling Stone
magazine four years in a row. It's also been called the best
radio station in NYC or the U.S. by The Village Voice, New York
Press, CMJ, and more. WFMU has been showcased in a New York
Time Magazine feature article, and got high praise from The
Peel (RIP) and Simpsons' creator, Matt Groening.
programming ranges from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness
to pure rock and roll, lots of "alternative," psychedelia, experimental,
obscure 50's-60's blues, R&B, soul, hot-rod music, demonic world
music, 78's, 8-tracks, twee indiepop, schlock-a-billy, "electronica",
exotica, Downtown art music, Alan Watts, Joe Frank, Dave Emory,
Radio Improvisation, dopey call-in shows, interviews with obscure
radio personalites,interviews with notable science-world luminaries,
Spoken Word mish-mashes, Gospel, Good Ol' Country Music, and
much, much more.
help support the 2002 WFMU Fundraiser, Fflint Central put together
a special compilation, profits from the sale of which were donated
to the radio station. The album was 80 minutes long and all
of its tracks were aired by WFMU during 2001.