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Iranian Director Massoud Bakhshi & 76 DAYS Director Hao Wu Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Hao Wu, the director of 76 DAYS, and Massoud Bakshi, the director of YALDA: A NIGHT OF FORGIVENESS, are Tom Needham's exclusive guests this Thursday on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Iranian-Director-Masso...

Airs Thursday, December 10, 8-10 PM.



The Winter Solstice and the holiday season are celebrated in “Songs for Wintertide,” a special webcast on

Long Island Museum’s Facebook page 

on Sunday, December 20th at 7 P.M. This is a collaboration between WUSB's Sunday Street Series and The Long Island Museum.

WUSB’s Charlie Backfish has produced this streaming event featuring many musicians who have played the radio station’s Sunday Street Series in The Long Island Museum’s Gillespie Room along with others who will play the series when live performances return.

Long Island based musicians Gathering Time, Gene Casey, Caroline Doctorow and Bob Westcott join nationally-touring musicians Tom Russell, The Kennedys, Ellis Paul, Sloan Wainwright, Rod MacDonald, Joe Jencks, Jesse Terry and Brooks Williams. The webcast takes on an international flavor with contributions from Canada’s Lynn Miles, and England’s Jez Lowe and Alan Fish.

The webcast begins with Sloan Wainwright who played the Sunday Street Series’ last live show on March 8th, before the lockdown due to COVID-19.

North Shore Pro Musica Chamber Group Special


Join the North Shore Pro Musica Chamber Group, the Long Island Museum and WUSB 90.1 FM Stony Brook for a special look back to beloved moments from previous performances! This two hour retrospective will air LIVE on on Saturday, December 5th from 6pm-8pm right here on WUSB 90.1 FM.

Visit the Long Island Museum’s Facebook page or North Shore Pro Musica’s website at www.northshorepromusica.com for detailed information on the pieces and performers featured.

You can tune in locally to WUSB 90.1 FM, or online at www.wusb.fm. Meanwhile, in Europe returns on Saturday, December 19th for its last show of 2020.

Alan Dershowitz & John F. Kennedy Documentary Filmmakers Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Alan Dershowitz, the writer and subject of Hollywood’s REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, is Tom Needham’s exclusive guest on the SOUNDS OF FILM.

Alan Dershowitz is a New York Times bestselling author and one of America's most respected legal scholars. Alan Dershowitz has been called "one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America" by Politico and "the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights" by Newsweek.

He will be discussing his latest book, CANCEL CULTURE.

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

AUDREY FLACK Documentary Director & COLLECTIVE's Alexander Nanau Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FLM


COLLECTIVE's Alexander Nanau and QUEEN OF HEARTS: AUDREY FLACK director, Academy Award-Winner Deborah Scaffer, join Tom Needham on the next SOUNDS OF FILM.

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

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/AUDREY-FLACK-Documenta...

Captain Phil interviews Mark Andes Jordan Rudess and Tom Brislin!


This Thursday, we are celebrating the release of the new Firefall (Firefallofficial.com) album "Comet" by interviewing the band's bass player, Mark Andes.

Then welcome Jordan Rudess (www.Jordanrudess.com) of Dream Theater to discuss his upcoming virtual ProgStock (https://www.progstock.com/) concert on November 21st on https://www.stageit.com/ and the Moogvember celebration!

Closing out the show will be an interview with Tom Brislin (https://tombrislin.com/) of Kansas who is closing out Moogvember with a virtual concert on Saturday November 28th!

What are you waiting for?! Moog on down to Captain Phil's Planet and check out all the great new and live music this Moogvember!

Airs Thursday, November 19, 3-5 PM.

Willie Nile Special on Sunday Street - Sunday, November 15.


The Sunday, November 15th edition of Sunday Street on WUSB, hosted by Charlie Backfish, is an encore presentation of a program devoted to singer/songwriter Willie Nile's 40 years as a recording artist.

The program will feature an extensive interview with Willie Nile, some live recordings of Willie in performances in WUSB's Sunday Street series, along with studio tracks from Willie's extensive catalogue.

We'll also feature several tracks from Paradiddle Records Willie Nile Uncovered. This double CD album features an incredible array of artists --- both local and as nationally-touring --- performing Willie's songs. 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 offering copies of the CD for listener pledges during the program.

BILL & TED's Alex Winter Talks Frank Zappa Movie On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


ZAPPA director, Alex Winter, editor Michael J. Nichols, and author of CAN'T PAY, WON'T PAY, Thomas Gokey, are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/BILL-TEDs-Alex-Winter-...

Airs Thursday, November 12, 6-8 PM.

MY DARLING VIVIAN Filmmakers Tell The Story Of Johnny Cash's 1st Wife On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Director Matt Riddlehoover, and producer, Dustin Tittle, join Tom Needham to discuss their film, MY DARLING VIVIAN, on Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM.

In MY DARLING VIVIAN, director Matt Riddlehoover traces the romantic, wrenching, and dizzying journey of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/MY-DARLING-VIVIAN-Filmmakers...

Airs Thursday, November 5, 6-8 PM.

Chef Doherty and the Heavenly Harvest Foundation Interview

Tune in Thursday night October 29th to hear Chef Doherty discuss with Chris Laporta his career and the Heavenly HARVST Foundation mission to feed the hungry who’s numbers have increased significantly under the shadow of COVID19.

“After twenty-three years as a Chef, enjoying the thrill of preparing elaborate meals for Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities at lavish events, the time has come to follow a greater passion…feeding those in need.”

The Heavenly HARVST Foundation’s mission is to end world hunger by producing and providing nutritious shelf to table meal pouches to programs that relieve hunger.

Heavenly HARVST was founded by Chef John Doherty a Long Island native in 2015. Chef Doherty was the youngest Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria before venturing on to open his own restaurant “BLACKBARN” in the NoMad section of New York City.

Airs Thursday, October 28, 8-10 PM.