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The Intercontinental | 6-8p | Jesse Kaminsky Ceangal Ceilteach | 2-4p | Kit Tempest | Come

Weekdays Lounging at a seaside resort in prewar Japan explore the diaspora in Celtic music with
Breakfast of Champions | 8-10a | Becca, Ted,
or drinking secretly in 1970s Ethiopia, the Ceangal Ceilteach, Celtic Connection. Hear hip
Intercontinental is listening. On a dusty road- hop, rap, jazz, and more in Celtic languages. r
Becky, Keith and Jon | Heaping hot helping of
side in Peru or lost in the southern seas, the
deliciously sweet pop, served with a short stack Aural Fixation | 4-6p | Sue | The Aural Fixation
Intercontinental doesn’t speak the language,
of pretentiously introspective indie rock and a Libation: mix 1 part garage, 1 part psychedelia,
the perpetual sonic tourist, making you listen
side of crispy punk hits. All washed down with 1 part punk, a pinch of prog, a dash of drone.
to his slide show every week.
a unique blend of self-deprecation and joie de Shake with favorite ’60s unknowns, garnish
vivre, aged 25 years. s What’s Left | 8-10p | Linda | Interviews, pre- with feedback, and serve on the rock.
recorded talk, music of all genres, ideas for
Late Risers’ Club | 10a-12p | Chrissy Victims, Ben James Dean Death Car Experience | 6-8p | Lisa
action, miscellaneous culture and occasional
Kochan, Mark Francis/Tim Reardon, Joanie Lindstrom, Pop, psych, punk, and garage evoking distant
noise, all with a radical spirit. It’s what’s left.
Nick Wang | Bop ’til you drop, No matter what, memories of the flying hubcaps, shattered
You just can’t stop, Bop ‘til you drop. s Funky Fresh | 10-11p | DJ Slick | Spinning the taillights, and rapidly approaching highway
best funk, jazz-funk, and hip hop vinyl around, ditches. Somewhere in the haze, an AM radio
Lost & Found | 12-2p | Mark Francis, Eli Polonsky,
Brother Wayne, Christopher Vyce, Alex McNeil Funky Fresh will bridge the gap between the past drones with weekly cheese…
and the present. s, m
Rock, pop, and soul from the ’60s and early The Show Show | 8-10p | MaGoGo | Get up, Get
’70s, but not the same old songs you hear every Nooks & Crannies | 11p-12a | DJ Double A Down. MaGoGo and The Show Show start your
day on commercial radio. A little of this, a little of that, 100% awesome! night off right. New Wave to Post Punk, Planet
[classic rock & r&b] s Rock to Electro-Pop.
WMBR Nightly News | 5:30-6p | Free Speech
Radio News, a progressive national newscast Todo Mundo | 12-2a | Lone Wolf | Hi-energy The Choice Is Yourz | 10p-12a | DJ Jimizz
from the Pacifica Radio Network. dance music with special love for diverse, up- DJ Jimizz on deck for 120 minutes with The
and-coming sounds and local artists. Dancehall, Choice is Yourz. The Choices are: Original Hip
hip hop, r&b, house, reggaeton, and more. s, n Hop News, Old School Jam, New Releases,
Monday Homegrown Highlights and Hip Hop Jointz.

French Toast | 6-8a | Brian & Yves | Bonjour!

Voo-lay voo fran-say? Then, start your week off Thursday Mellow Madness | 12-2a | PJ Porter | Let host
PJ Porter get you in the mood as he brings
with the best in French-language music, local Pontoon Palace | 6-8a | Rich Pontius | A good you the best in R&B slow jams Boston has to
event listings, and the Cheese of the Week! natured but incorrigible bin-digger becomes offer. Looking for that song you fell in love to,
embroiled in an early-morning plot to present something new and hot, he’s got just what you
Research & Development | 2-4p | Charlie
a rich panoply of deep folk, heavy rock, psych, are looking for. Express your love to a special
Kohlhase | Forward-looking jazz of every decade
country, jazz, and pop, all the while indulging someone with a live dedication. It’s easy. Come
with a special emphasis on the overlooked
his boundless zeal for mischief and romance. aboard and enjoy this love affair called Mellow
masters of the 60’s and 70’s. Jazz Calendar
Madness. Feel The Heat!!!!
Highlights. Classic Tenor Corner. Troubadour | 2-4p | Bruce Sylvester | An eclectic
journey through traditional and contemporary Algorhythms | 2-4a | DJ Endo & DJ DC |
The Jazz Volcano | 4-5:30p | Kennedy Compound
roots music. American, British, and Irish folk. Dj Endo and DJDC are your guides on this
The Jazz Volcano (JV) serves up a seismic eruption
Blues and bluegrass. Classic ’50s rockabilly, weekly journey into electronic music. When
of fiery lava flowing right to the listener’s
R&B, and country. Roots music without bounds the clubs have ended tune in to keep the
heart. Featuring jazz, Dixieland, big band, and
or barriers. party going n
a little blues action, too. A wide array of molten
rock, the JV will include many vocalists – jazz Droppin’ Knowledge w/ Drew and Vinayak
greats and jazz diva’s – spewing with some
hidden twists and turns. The JV is near the
4-5:30p | Joeg | We stole “The Wire” from
Wayout Report, Seabass has abandoned Woman
edge where lava meets the ocean, keeping the and Robots, and The Professor will be joining us, Compas Sur FM | 6-8a | Emmanuel René
listener delightfully surprised. n too! Everyone is Droppin Knowledge! s The show’s goal is to present Compas music to
the world.
Heartbreak & Footwork | 6-8p | Kyle Schmitt ZoëRadio | 6-7p | Zoë Rogers | As seen in SPIN,
Unconventional therapy for the lonely, New York Times, and on stage with Beastie Boys, Haiti Focus | 8-10a | Jacques-Antoine Jean
comsumptive student body. Two great things five year-old ZoëRadio, is back for more on Dedicated to the Haitian community: featuring
to do alone: cry and dance. Hopefully you’ll WMBR. [rock & pop] s, m news, music, community information, inter-
do both. Freeform: indie rock, club music, hip views, and reports on issues related to women,
hop, disco, and more. Every call-in lament is All Look Same | 7-8p | Charles & Shen immigration laws, health care, education, poli-
welcome. s, m Music made on laptops and music not made tics, development, and the current situation in
on laptops. s, m Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
Bats in the Belfry | 8-10p | Mistress Laura
Enter a dark sanctuary...gothic and ethereal Nonstop Ecstatic Screaming | 8-10p | Thao Radio with a View | 10a-12p | Marc Stern &
music from all over the world, USA and Boston Two hours of sound designed to split your skull David Goodman | Economic democracy, human
that you won’t hear anywhere else. Moody, open, break your brain, and pop your funk. rights, and other idealistic visions of the world.
dark, atmospheric; starting with ancient music Bloopity bits and bobs, plinkety plonk, drone, Truth and reconciliation and music to get your
and chant to the newest gothic rock, darkwave, skronk, assorted noise, a bumping beat here mind and body in sync.
ethereal, goth-industrial, neo-classical, and and there, etc.
dark ambient. World Beat | 12-2p | Brutus Leaderson | The
House Therapy | 10p-12a | Mike LaRosa show’s goal is to present world music to the
Musenomix | 10p-12a | Dana Scott | A corn- Feed your soul with the finest in foot-tapping, Boston audience.
ucopia of hard-hitting rhymes and beats from body-moving house music. Continuous mixes
various genres in a hip hop style to make from top-notch local and international DJs. Jam Session | 2-4p | Pam Spencer & Carol
hard-headed music savants nod their heads Muschette-Kirk | Awesome reggae program
hard! Interviews and feature guests from the Vapor Funk | 12-1a | Kambel & Rhythmic with soca, calypso, and gospel music segments,
Boston music and academic elite to discuss Deep, dark, funky, vicious, and smooth: all the plus interviews on many varied topics includ-
music, economics, and random previous sickest new and old drum and bass. s, m ing: passport, citizenship, lobbying, medicine,
weekend highlights. m Culture Shock | 1-3a | Zack | I might not climb
education, and entertainment. “Forward
the social ladder, but I can climb the schoolyard fence always, backwards never.”
The Magik Bus | 12-1a | Kostas & Yannis | Music
from all over the world, mainly indie rock from — Reagan Youth. [punk & hardcore] s, m Afrika Kabisa | 4-6p | Julia Goldrosen | Africa
US and UK with fair amounts of Eastern Euro- Absolutely! Boston’s African music radio show.
pean tunes. s, r Classic and contemporary African and Afro-

Void Where Prohibited | 1-2a | Juan Carlos

Friday Caribbean music. Soukous, ndombolo, rumba,
zouk, kompa, coupé décalé, makossa, highlife,
Ybarra | I will try to bring you quality The Land of Sand and Birds | 6-8a | Chris M.
and more. Plus interviews with guests on a va-
programming by giving you a good dose of 20th century classical music and other related
riety of African-related topics.
quality underground rock, punk rock, and ethnic music of Western civilization. s
psychedelic rock. I also hope to have interesting R&B Jukebox | 6-8p | Captain Al | Vintage soul
Coffeetime | 2-4p | Angelynn Grant | Hard bop,
conversations about life and society inbetween music from the 60s through the early 80s.
bebop, west coast & cool, early and vocal jazz.
awesome music. s, m A unique blend of blues, R&B, funk,and soulful
Plus, every so often, jazz from old movies, TV
jazz. It’s New England’s hottest jukebox.
shows, or radio transcriptions. And, at the end

Tuesday of the show, a little bit of gospel, a little bit of

soul. Doin’ okay, feelin’ good. Big hug. u
Running, Returning | 8-9p | Jack Murphy | It
bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellec-
BRAHUN y Mas | 7-8a | Cal Ixto | Mexican tual theorem. It’s not. It’s feeling. — Bill Evans s, r
The Annex | 4-5p | Various Hosts | A place where
folk music and ballads, mostly accompanied the crème de la crème of WMBR DJs get a little Musical Dope | 9-10p | Ben Lamothe | I play what
by Mariachi bands. Music from several extra time to present special programming or I like and tell you why it’s good. [freeform]
generations starting in the 1940s continuing spite their fellow DJs. See what’s being created
to the present. n at 3 Ring Circus plans to return For Your Pleasure | 10p-12a | Ré Antoine | FYP
in the fall. s, n provides a comfort zone. Forget the day’s
The New Edge | 2-4p | Ken Field | Creative com-
problems; it’s about L-O-V-E. Whether it’s past,
posed and improvised instrumental music. Autre Zone Hour | 5-5:30p | Ali Mohammad present, regrets, or thinking about that special
The Jazz Train | 4-5:30p | Jon Pollack | A Time-travel and fantasy, aliens and science. one on your mind, with R&B love songs, jazz,
weekly journey through the jazz legacy and Occasionally, unicorns. Things are weird in the Black History facts, “The RollCall”, driven by
related musical styles, often featuring an Autre Zone. s your dedications, making your Sunday night
underlying theme. end… purrrrfectly. Only FYP puts YOU to bed
Spherio: The Local Voice of Our Hemisphere
with a satisfying Smile on your face, with your
Free of Form | 6-7p [alternates weekly with 6-7p | The Spherio Collective | Spherio highlights
host Ré Antoine.
sans serif] | Chuck U. Rosina | Art, activism and how people are making the Americas a better
anarchy. A mix of music of all genres, along place, from reviving traditions to creating new Straight Outta Kompton Effekt | 12-2a | DJ Big
with commentary, field recordings of events or ones. We invite popular organizers, artists, sci- Dub | Harmonic oscillations underlie both the
environmental sounds, and/or live mixing of entists, musicians, and activists to come share quantum vacuum and experimental electronic
sources on air, plus the occasional guest ideas and struggles. s music. This course will cover Hartree-Funk
musician or speaker. m methods, Moog-Bose-Einstein condensates, and,
Music for Human Beings | 7-8p | Dr. Jalis
as time permits, bad wordplay. s, m
sans serif | 6-7p [alternates weekly with As-Sakran, Professor Levine, & friends | Beats
Free of Form] | liucubed | a refreshing little icebox and rhythms make the road, but we are the
filled with modern-flavored treats. on the menu: wheel that grips it. Join luminaries, scientists,
intelligent dance music, downtempo, remixes, gurus, and tea-masters on a path of healing
electro, dub, ambient, house. sample and savor; and discovery. s
best serve chilled. r Hidden Gems in Plain Sight | 8-9p | Josh Bails
Silly Hats Only | 7-8p | Sarah | Silly hats are Proving that it’s not that hard to find good mu- u This program guide was designed by Angelynn
back! “As I recall, I think, we both kinda liked sic if you know where to look. Radio rock album Grant (Coffeetime). If you’re an MIT student and

it.” And I said, “Well, that’s one thing we’ve sides, indie rock, and anything enjoyable. s interested in designing future guides, send an
email to Cover designed using
got.” Indie pop and more, with self-deprecating Anti Beta Blocker | 9-10p | DJ Xylo, Shamus, and illustrations by TotallyJamie at
music pseudo-snobbery. r Glenn Nameless | Your robot friends administer

Pipeline! | 8-10p | Jeff Breeze, Mike Reed, up a much-needed injection of anti beta blockers.
John Hecker | this is how it is done. you make Electro/techno/beepy/bouncy music from around Management:
this music. if you live near enough, we play it. the globe. s
John Murphy ’10 William Kuhlman ’07
local. live. real. s Time Traveling | 10p-12a | Nomadik | Taking General Manager Technical Director
you on a musical journey through time with the Lisa Gassaway ’88 Seleeke Flingai ’11
Last Dance at the Death Disco | 10p-12a | Rik
sounds of hip hop funk soul and more. Occa- Comptroller Volunteer Work
History you can DANCE to! Featuring post-
sional discussion on a music/community topic. Josh Bails ’11 Coordinator
punk and underground classics from the ‘70s
Program Director Julia Goldrosen
on up: We’ll dance to anything. s, m darkBOT radio | 12-2a | electronic Max Rebecca World Music Director
Generoso’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Machines never forget – but sometimes they Nicodemus G Henry Holtzman SM ’91
12-2a | Generoso Fierro | Shake your head, one Shake forgive. s, m Station Manager TBC President
your hip, two I can do anything, sir I’m a rocksteady Extended Excursions | 2-4a | Grep | a longer
king, sir —Alton Ellis “The Message” and thicker electronic journey s, m Technology Allan Kent, ’63
Broadcasting John Kosian
Wednesday Saturday Henry Holtzman,
SM ’91
Ayida S. Mthembu
Rhythm & Raag | 6-8a | Zofeen Shujaatullah Larry Parmenter
The RootCellar | 6-7a | Richard Hughes | Acoustic President
Tune in for South Asian music (Indian and Paul Parravano
blues from the 1920’s to today. n Anne Slinn, SM ’91
Pakistani), local news concerning the com- Vice President Jed Wartman
munity, and shows and classes (happenings) Take It Slow | 7-8a | Arathi Ramachandran | A Shawn Mamros, ’89 Professor Joseph A.
in Massachussetts. I will take song requests soft, relaxing mixture of electronica, soft rock, Paradiso, PhD ’81
from callers. new age, and world music. s Professor Timothy F.
Todd Glickman, ’77
Gorilla Got Me | 2-4p | Sara J | Crazed sounds Lost Highway | 8-10a | Doug Gesler | Country Clerk
Professor Evan
created by the rejects, rebels, and assorted music for city folks who wish they had cowboy Philip J. Walsh Ziporyn
losers of rock ‘n’ roll! boots and love the smell on the range. Secretary John Murphy ’10
student representative
Green/In the Margin | 4-5:30p | Sue Schardt & Backwoods | 10a-12p | John Funke | The best in
Bob Roffi (hosts alternate weekly) | Sue, Bob, Sue, Bob, vintage rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, and
Sue, swap-o-rama, stretching your ears in classic rhythm ‘n’ blues. More songs about Cadillacs s = student show n = new
free-form style. and chickens. r = returning after m = moved show
one or more requests =
Subject to Change | 12-2p | Patrick N. Bryant seasons’ absence 617.253.8810
Still playing Pet Shop Boys after all these
years. And other mutant disco. Features
Somerville Speakout, actual complaints from
actual neighbors.
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margin autre zone hour
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heartbreak & form serif zoëradio spherio james dean death
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footwork silly hats only all look same human beings car experience
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screaming anti beta blocker musical dope
10p 10p
last dance at the funky fresh
11p musenomix house therapy time traveling the choice is yourz for your pleasure 11p
death disco nooks & crannies
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the magik bus generoso’s bovine vapor funk straight outta
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