CHARLES BUKOWSKI Documentary Producer, Silvia Bizio, Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Silvia Bizio, the producer and subject of YOU NEVER HAD IT - AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI, is Tom Needham's special guest on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

YOU NEVER HAD IT - AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI features rare, rediscovered lost 1981 footage of writer Charles Bukowski on a California night of wine & cigarettes at the peak of his success. Release coincides with what would've been his 100th birthday in August. The film is directed by Matteo Borgardt and is produced by subject and journalist Silvia Bizio.

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Airs Thursday, August 13, 6-8 PM.

Sunday Street Special - Willie Nile


The Sunday, August 16th edition of Sunday Street on WUSB, hosted by Charlie Backfish, will celebrate singer/songwriter Willie Nile's 40 years as
a recording artist.

Long Island's Paradiddle Records will release Willie Nile Uncovered on August 21st. This double CD album features
an incredible array of artists --- both local as well as nationally-touring --- performing their take on songs from Willie's
rich catalogue.

The list of participating artists includes Graham Parker, James Maddock, Elliott Murphy, Dan Bern, Nils Lofgrin, Richard Shindell, Richard Barone,
Kenny White, Slaid Cleaves, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Emily Duff, Gene Casey, Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger, Pete Mancini,
Quarterhorse, Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger and others.

We'll be sharingmuch of the album along with Willie playing his own songs, along with a conversation with Bill Herman
as well as Willie himself.

We're on from 9 am until 12 noon.

Composer Joe Wong Talks Duncan Trussell's THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL composer Joe Wong, Stephen Merritt and director Chuck Smith are Tom Needham's special guests on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

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Airs Thursday, July 30, 6-8 PM.

Cartoonist Mr. Fish & GHOST WORLD's Thora Birch Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Writer/Cartoonist Mr. Fish, actress Thora Birch and author Andrew Solomon are Tom Needham's guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

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Airs Thursday, July 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Ready Set Move (Team WUSB Track)

WUSB is offering special incentives for its listeners! 
  • Every listener who donates $10 or more to WUSB Radio will receive a pair of WUSB Stony Brook earbuds (carry case included) to take along on your walk! Donations can be placed directly at
  • If you listen to WUSB while walking, and hear our DJs mention "Healthier U" on air, you can call in to our listener feedback line at 631-632-6901 for the chance to win special WUSB listener prizes!

WUSB Radio looks forward to movin' and groovin' with you! Register here to be part of our WUSB team and share your success each week    

Gabe's Flight interviews key figures in Concert for Cuba - Renowned Musicians to Unite in the World’s First

Gabe will air interviews with Bill Martinez and Raul Cuza about the Concert for Cuba on Gabe's Flight this upcoming Saturday, July 18, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.(EST)

Renowned Musicians to Unite in the World’s First “Concert for Cuba”, which streams live at Saturday, 8:00 PM (EST) and Sunday, 8:00 PM (EST) at

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Film Music Composer Christopher Young On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Award-winning composer Christopher Young, writer Robert Greene and director Alexandria Bombach are Tom Needham's guests on this Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM.

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Aired Thursday 6-8 PM.

Peter Arnett Talks DATELINE-SAIGON, Saddam Hussein & Osama bin Laden On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

DATELINE-SAIGON director, Tom Herman, and award-winning journalist, Peter Arnett, join Tom Needham on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. Maja Zdanowski, the writer and director of IN GOD I TRUST, will also be on the show.

Dateline-Saigon tells the inspiring story of a small group of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the great photojournalist, Horst Faas, who fought to report a truth that was vastly different from the rosy version put forth by the White House during the early years of the Vietnam War...even as their own government sought to discredit them. The film is narrated by Sam Waterston.

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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)



10:00 PM - 1:00 AM: MASSAPAN


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


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


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


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: