Summer Reggaethon - RADIOTHON SPECIAL

The Summer Reggaethon is here!

Kick off the summer with your favorite WUSB DJs and guest DJs spinning great tunes while celebrating the rich cultural history of Reggae music.

The Reggaethon is also our closing special programming for the WUSB Spring/Summer Radiothon, which comes to close on July 4. Help WUSB meet its Radiothon goal and get us over the finish line with a pledge of support. We appreciate your support and we are grateful for your contribution.

While in recent years the Reggaethon has been three days long, due to the pandemic, it will be just over 24 hours.

The Reggaethon starts on Friday, July 3 at 7:00 PM and ends Saturday, July 4, at 9:00 PM. It will be a unique mix of live programming from the WUSB studios, recorded sets and live remote sessions.

The setup of the Reggaethon will be different but the spirit of healing vibes and one love will have a strong presence throughout, which is sorely needed in these uncertain and troubling times.

Here is the schedule for Reggaethon. (subject to change)

FRIDAY, JULY 3

7:00 - 10:00 PM - ROCKIN IRATION WITH JESSIE IRIE

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM: MASSAPAN

SATURDAY JULY 4

1:00 AM - 4:00 AM: DJ CUT SUPREME

4:00 AM - 6:00 AM: DJ TONY STIR AND RANDY

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM: CAFE ALI

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: WIZZY's BREW

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: MASSAPAN and FLITEZONE

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: SATURDAY'S A PARTY WITH LISTER

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: DJ BENJI

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: DJ KIBRET NEGUSE

Radiothon Special: Sonny Landreth Interview

Louisiana’s consummate slide guitarist Sonny Landreth joins Chris LaPorta, host of The Bayou , to take it on the highway to discuss Sonny’s latest release “Blacktop Run” as part of WUSB’s Spring/Summer Radiothon.

Join us Thursday night at 8:00PM to listen in on what’s new with “The King of Slydeco” and the Louisiana music scene. More information at: https://www.sonnylandreth.com/

FRANK SERPICO Director, HOME BEFORE DARK Composer, and PEACE OFFICER Filmmakers Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Nathan Lanier, the composer for HOME BEFORE DARK, Antonino D'Ambrosio, the director of FRANK SERPICO, and the PEACE OFFICER filmmakers are Tom Needham's guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/FRANK-SERPICO-Director-HOME-...

Airs Thursday, July 2, 6-8 PM.

Peter Medak on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS director, Peter Medak, joins Tom Needham this Thursday on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

In the movie, Medak retraces the making of the ‘Ghost in the Noonday Sun,’ where Peter Sellers acted out again and again; the latter’s best mate Spike Milligan added to the creative chaos; and shooting on the water swamped logistics.

Peter Medak is known for his films The Ruling Class, The Krays, and Romeo is Bleeding. He has also directed many episodes of critically acclaimed TV shows like The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Breaking Bad.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Peter-Medak-to-Appear-...

Worldwide listeners can tune into the internet livestream on Thursday at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm.

BELLY OF THE BEAST Director, Erika Cohn, Talks Eugenics & The Sterilization of Women Prisoners on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Thursday, June 18, 6-8 PM.

Emmy Award-winning director/producer, Erika Cohn, joins Tom Needham for a shocking conversation about BELLY OF THE BEAST, a film about the mass sterilization of women of color in California's prison system on this Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Erika-Cohn-Talks-Her-Film-BE...

Captain Phil Interviews Leslie Mandoki & Luis Nasser on WUSB! Thursday, June 18, 3-5 PM!

Captain Phil talks with Leslie Mandoki in the 3pm hour about his work with Ian Anderson, and the COVID 19 song We Say Thank You for all the first responders #WeSayThankYou
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqXbuWo_jRA

Then in the 4pm hour there's more! Progs answer to Buckaroo Banzai Luis Nasser will be zooming in to talk about The Devils Staircase which you can climb right here

https://thedevilsstaircase.bandcamp.com/releases

Diane Ravitch Questions Governor Cuomo & Bill Gates' Education Plans On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Author Diane Ravitch, director Lauren Greenfield, and filmmaker Lizzie Borden are Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday on WUSB’s THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Diane-Ravitch-Question...

Important WUSB update - 43rd anniversary special Radiothon

WUSB truly loves and thanks our listeners for tuning in and providing so many years of support to keep us on the air. We postponed our Spring Radiothon due to the Corona Crisis but need your pledge of support now to help keep us on the air.

We are celebrating 43 years of FM bliss on June 27th and we hope you will tune in to a summer Radiothon from June 10th until July 5th as we bring you some extraordinary, one of a kind radio specials.

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Daniel Markovits Talks MERITOCRACY TRAP On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Why is there so much inequality in America? Yale Law School Professor/Writer, Daniel Markovits, and Tom Needham explore this question and more on the next SOUNDS OF FILM. The show will also feature interviews with the directors of the films ‘Narrowsburg’ and ‘Jane Fonda in 5 Acts.’

Daniel Markovits is the author of the explosive new book, ‘The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite’

Worldwide listeners can tune into the internet livestream on Thursday at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Daniel-Markovitz-Talks...

Music Legend Kurtis Blow Raps About Covid-19, God, & Hip-Hop On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Legendary Hip-Hop Star, Kurtis Blow, and director David Hambridge are Tom Needham’s exclusive guests on this Thursday’s SOUNDS OF FILM.

Kurtis Blow is known for his starring-role in the classic film, ‘Krush Groove,’ and has also appeared in ‘Crank the Series,’ ‘Hip-Hop Evolution,’ ‘Breaking the Rules,’ ‘VH1 Presents the 80’s,’ and ‘Rhyme & Reason’

Kurtis Blow is set to debut his brand new covid-19 themed song on the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s Concert Supporting Health Care Heroes airing on News 12 Plus affiliated channels throughout the Tristate area on May 31st.

David Hambridge's KIFARU is a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world.

Worldwide listeners can tune into the SOUNDS OF FILM’s internet livestream this Thursday at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Music-Legend-Kurtis-Bl...