On Air

‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ Director, Thom Zimny, Talks Tom Petty & Bruce Springsteen on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ director Thom Zimny will be Tom Needham’s special guest this week on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ The interview will be part of an extensive radio special featuring the film music of Elvis Presley.

HBO’s ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ is a two-part documentary which tells the incredible story of a young boy from Tupelo who went on to become one of the most important figures in music history. Zimny’s film uniquely explores the incredible range of influences that helped shape Elvis’ revolutionary sound. It also offers an amazing look into the legendary Graceland, and utilizes countless photos and film from the private collections of people around the world.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/04-25-18/elvis-presley-the-searcher-dire...

Airs Thursday, April 26, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Robert Fulton and Rosfest 2018 Preview, and an interview with Johnny Schang, on Captain Phil's Planet!

In the 3pm to 4pm hour Captain Phil will be previewing all the bands playing at this years Rites of Spring Festival along with an interview with District 97 drummer Jonathan Schang! This years line up for the Rite of Spring is:

Friday May 4th
District 97 and Brand X

Saturday May 5th
Cell 15, Perfect Beings, Barock Project and Threshold

Sunday may 6th Valdez/Lines in the Sky, Flor De Loto , Special Providence and PFM

http://rosfest.com

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Destinies' 35th anniversary


On Friday, April 27th, at 11:30 PM, Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 35th anniversary with a one-hour special. Features include encore readings by authors Claudia Christian, Peter David, Marc Vun Kannon, and Patrick Thomas; Volume 2, Number 187 of Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side;" and a salute to the 50th anniversary of the original version of Destinies' theme song, "Classical Gas," by Mason Williams. Hosted by Howard Margolin.

Dweezil Zappa on WUSB - April 25, 9:00 PM

DJ Veraline Hell of Waxx Traxx To The Maxx will be airing her interview with Dweezil Zappa this Wednesday night, April 25, at 9:00 PM.

Here's a preview of the Dweezil Zappa interview.

WUSB's Sunday Street Street Series Presents Tom Russel.

Sunday, April 29th at 5 P.M., in WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum
(his only New York City area appearance)

Tom Russell, one of America’s great songwriters, returns to our area with a wealth of new songs from “Folk Hotel,” an album cited by many radio programmers as one of 2017’s best releases. Last year also saw Tom releasing “Play One More,” an album paying homage to the songs of Ian and Sylvia.

By themselves, these recordings would be most impressive yet they add to a rich collection close to thirty albums making Tom Russell one of our most important and prolific songwriters. Add to this the fact that he is a riveting, legendary performer in his shows.

The Boston Globe has called Tom "the most powerful voice on the contemporary folk circuit." David Letterman featured him many times on Late Night, and Tom's album releases have been regarded as one masterpiece after another. (www.tomrussell.com)

Advance sale is $35 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, April 27th, with any remaining tickets at the door for $40 (cash only at the door).

Counterculture Heroes, Cheech and Chong, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

AIRS: Thursday, April 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Comedy legends, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ They will be talking about Paramount’s 40th Anniversary DVD/Blu-Ray and the Deluxe Collector’s Edition of ‘UP IN SMOKE,’ which includes a DVD/Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl Soundtrack, 7 inch picture disc, and a movie poster. They will also be discussing their successful stand-up comedy career as they prepare for their upcoming performance at The Paramount in Huntington on Saturday, April 21st at 8 PM.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/04-16-18/counterculture-heroes-cheech-an...

WUSB Blues Marathon For Radiothon

WUSB is keeping the Blues Alive with a 12-hour Blues Marathon for radiothon. Please join us along with our talented programmers for an amazing array of the Blues genre just for your listening pleasure. Tune in to 90.1 FM or 107.3 fm in the Stony Brook listening area or stream Us online at www.WUSB.FM from anywhere on the planet.

WUSB would like to thank 89 North, East Coast Psychedelic, Good Steer, Sea Termite and Pest Control, Treme Blues and Jazz Club, The Patchogue Theatre and The Johnny Mac Band for their support.

The schedule
12 - 2 Joe Vignola
2 - 4 George Abruzese
4 - 6 Mark Klein
6 - 8 Kenny Hahn
8 - 10 Bob Longman
10 - 12 Mr. Edison

WUSB BLUES MARATHON EXCLUSIVE PREMIUMS - PHONE PLEDGES ONLY BY CREDIT CARD. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY:

Phil Varca and The Slam Jammer's at 89 North on May 17th for a $20 pledge a pair.

$30 gift certificate for the Good Steer in Lake Grove for a $50 pledge.

$50 gift coin from East Coast psychedelics in Commack, for a $50 pledge.

$50 gift certificate to Treme LI's Premier Blues and Jazz Club
533 Main St. Islip, NY. 631-277-2008

Robert Cray tickets at the Patchogue Theatre (June 26, 8:00 PM) for a $70 a pledge (pair)

The Johnny Mac Band 2 Hour Live House Concert - minimum pledge $300.
https://johnnymacband.com/

Ray Bonneville tickets at the Sunday Street Acoustic Series for a $70 pledge (pair)
April 15 at The Long Island Museum

EZ Auto School of Medford
http://ezautodrivingschool.com/

WUSB BLUES MARATHON SPONSERS:

Sea Termite and Pest Control of Farmingville offers a complete line of safe Termite & Pest Control covering Nassau and Suffolk County and Queens. For more information call 631 696 1575

EZ Auto School of Medford has been serving most of Suffolk County for almost 40 years. They offer reliable driving instruction and the 5-Hour pre-licensing class. For more information you can call 631-475-5054

Former Fox News Host, Gretchen Carlson, Gets Fierce on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

AIRS THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Gretchen Carlson and director Alison Chernick will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’

Former Fox News Host, Gretchen Carlson, will speaking to Tom about her book, ‘Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Back Your Power.’ In the book, Gretchen shares her own brave story of fighting back against sexual harassment, and her very public battle for justice. Since then, Gretchen has had a new calling: to empower other women in their struggle against injustice. After Gretchen stood up and spoke out about her situation, women all over the world have joined the movement and began to take back their lives and dignity.

Also on the program is director Alison Chernick, the director of ‘Itzhak.’ The film shines a spotlight on the remarkable life of celebrated violinist, Itzhak Perlman. Chernick does a remarkable job of telling the story of a young polio survivor who came from Poland and Israel to America in order to be taken seriously as a music student when schools only saw his disability. The film also shares personal glimpses into the life of Itzhak and his devoted wife, Toby Perlman, as well as candid moments with Alan Alda and Billy Joel. ‘Itzhak’ will be screening at the Port Jefferson Documentary Festival on Monday, April 16th at 7:00 at Theater Three. Allison Chernick is the scheduled guest speaker. ‘Itzhak’ will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere as part of the ‘American Masters’ series on PBS.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/04-10-18/former-fox-news-host-gretchen-c...

Joe Deninzon and Tony Bird on Captain Phil's Planet WUSB 90.1fm

AIRS: Thursday, April 9, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

This Thursday live in Studio Joe Deninzon of STRATOSPHEERIUS and Tony Bird of 2 Birds Band on Captain Phil's Planet!

SONIC VOYAGE FEST PRESENTS: A NYC NIGHT of PROGRESSIVE MUSIC

JOE DENINZON & Stratospheerius
Edensong 2Birds Band
Appearing April 19th, 2018 9pm at
DROM 85 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS
http://www.stratospheerius.com/

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/592438334468875/

Christopher Capobianco on Bustin' Out Blue - April 10, 9:00 PM

Join Bustin Out Blue this Tuesday night April 10th at 9 p.m. when we invite Christopher Capobianco from the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Chris will be talking about the upcoming Electrix show April 14th and additional coming attractions to the historic theater.