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WUSB Sunday Street Series: Ellis Paul on Sunday, December 9th.

Sunday, December 9th, 3 P.M.

Ellis continues our tradition of having him play a show for us during the holiday season with his 13th appearance in WUSB’s Sunday Street Series.

He'll help celebrate the holiday season with some new songs from a forthcoming album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, his 2012 holiday album, City of Silver Dreams, and audience requests from his extensive catalogue. Ellis will be making full use of the Steinway concert piano he will have at his disposal. There are always surprises at an Ellis Paul show and you can expect a unique cover or two of songs from other writers.

From his emergence on the Boston music scene in 1990, Ellis has won a devout following for his well-crafted songs and his passionate, high energy stage presentation and his distinctive voice. As Kristian Bush, of the duo Sugarland has said, "Ellis has a voice that is so powerful you know who it is the second he comes through your radio." (www.ellispaul.com)
Advance sale at $25 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, December 6th. Tickets at the door are $30 (cash only)

Photo credit: Shelley From

Sundance-Winning Director, Alexandria Bombach, Talks Nadia Murad Movie on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Alexandria Bombach, the director of ‘On Her Shoulders,’ a documentary about activist Nadia Murad, is Tom Needham’s exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’

‘On Her Shoulders’ is the winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Prize and the winner of the Camden Film Festival’s Award for Best Documentary. The film presents a deeply moving portrait of Yazidi genocide survivor-turned-global advocate Nadia Murad.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/11-06-18/sundance-winning-director-alexa...

Stony Brook Basketball Season Opener and Live Election Night Coverage on WUSB

On Tuesday, November 6, WUSB will have special programming for the Stony Brook men's basketball home opener and live coverage of the local and national elections.

WUSB will be broadcasting the Stony Brook men's basketball home opener from George Washington University, with our coverage beginning at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday's game is the first of four games that are part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. For more information, please visit https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2018/11/5/mens-basketball-set-to-op...

Following the conclusion of the game, WUSB will go live to the Democracy Now! & The Intercept's independent election night coverage.

While election coverage begins at 7:00 PM, we expect to join them over-the-air (90.1 FM / 107.3 FM) and on our main online stream at approximately 9:15 PM. But we will have the election night coverage on WUSB2 beginning at 7:00 PM.

There will also be live coverage of local election races taking place across Long Island, which wil include call-in updates from Stony Brook students and WUSB staff stationed at various election campaign headquarters.

It will be an exciting night on WUSB! And don't forget, we are in the middle of our Fall 2018 Radiothon. Please pledge your support today.


John Tabacco and Bob Duffy host a 15 hour marathon playing the music of The Beatles on Nov. 10 from 9:00AM to 12 midnight. Everything Beatle related is on the table in this special. Joining John and Bob will be WUSB's own Jersey Jim of The Spin Zone.

We'll be playing anything from the Beatles' legendary catalog along with the many great songs Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr have given us after the Beatles broke up in 1970.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees Taking Back Sunday and Melanie on Tom Needham’s Sounds of Film

Woodstock performer Melanie and Taking Back Sunday’s Shaun Cooper are Tom Needham’s exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’

For more information about each artist, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/10-31-18/long-island-music-hall-of-fame-...

Both guests will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on November 8th at the Space in Westbury. Some of the other confirmed attendees include Billy Joel, Elliott Murphy, Chuck D., DJ Chuck Chillout, Jimmy Webb, and Jon “Bowzer” Bowman. For more information about the LI Music Hall of Fame, visit limusichalloffame.org.

Airs Thursday, November 1, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Long Island’s EPMD and Writer/Activist H. Bruce Franklin on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Legendary hip hop group, EPMD, and acclaimed historian H. Bruce Franklin are Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’

Airs Thursday, October 25, 2018.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/10-24-18/long-islands-epmd-and-writeract...

Captain Phil Interviews Evership, William Latham and Cmdr Roy!


A huge show coming up this Thursday on Captain Phil's Planet!
We'll be playing brand new music by Evership and Glass Hammer in-between four great interviews!

First up we'll have author William Latham review the new Halloween Movie and discuss the new Space 1999 Book Odysseus Wept.

Then due to popular demand we'll have author and poet Gwynne Garfinkle back on to read her monster poems and talk a little more about her new book People Change

At some point we will attempt to contact CMDR Roy over on Moonbase Alpha to see if he survived his trip through the Black sun, we actually have a co host that wants to talk to him as well.
Roy Bjellquist

And finally the main event! Shane Atkinson of Evership calls in at 4:30pm to talk about the new Evership Album Evership II. We'll listen to new Evership music, talk to Shane about this project that has spanned decades and the bands recent performance at Progstock.

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Jimmy Webb, Elliott Murphy, Kenny Laguna, and director Matt Tyrnauer are Tom Needham’s guests on ‘The Sounds of Film.’

Music legends Jimmy Webb and Elliott Murphy are Tom Needham’s special guests this upcoming Thursday on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ The two of them will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 8th at The Space in Westbury. Joan Jett and the Blackheart’s Kenny Laguna will be talking about the hit film, ‘Bad Reputation.’ Also on the program is director Matt Tyrnauer, whose film, ‘Studio 54’ will be screening at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series on Monday, October 27th at Theatre Three.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/articles/10-17-18/jimmy-webb-elliott-murphy-k...

Airs Thursday, October 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

JJ Sansaverino on Smooth Jazz Radio - Tuesday, October 16

Tune into Smooth Jazz Radio this Tuesday, Oct 16th from 2-4pm when George Rudolph will chat with Jazz Guitarist JJ Sansaverino about his new project International Groove, which was released on September 19th.

JJ Sansaverino will be appearing at Trumpets in Montclair NJ on Oct 25th and on November 19th there will be a CD release party upstairs in The Loft at the City Winery on Varick Street in NYC. Attendees will receive a free download card of his new single Footsteps.