Carl Erickson on Bustin' Out Blue - Tuesday, January 9

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Carl is an Orthodox Monk, ordained priest, physicist and School Teacher from Setauket. Tune in to hear him talk about his life experiences and science in the community.

#TakeAKneeChallenge with Grand Agent and Cut Supreme

Philadelphia Hip-Hop Legend Grand Agent will be hanging out with Cut Supreme all day on Thursday Jan. 4, 2018. On both of Cut’s shows that day, The Training Session (1-3 pm) and The Trim Mix Party (Midnight-3am), GA will discuss how his group, Tribeca-Grand, is motivating social media to take a stand for a cause of their choice with the launch of their #TakeAKneeChallenge.

The contest, running January 1-31, 2018 asks participants to upload an Instagram video of themselves kneeling, explaining their cause and playing the group’s song “Take A Knee” in the background.

Click this link to learn more about the contest. 

Meghan Cary and Denny Laine on The Spin Zone

Tune into the Spin Zone on Tuesday, January 2, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a special featuring Meghan Cary and Denny Laine.

Long Island Music Legends, Vanilla Fudge, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Thursday, December 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Legendary members of the rock group Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice and Vinny Martell, will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guests for the final ‘Sounds of Film’ of 2017 on Thursday at 6 PM on WUSB. They will be talking about Vanilla Fudge’s influential music career and their new DVD/CD, ‘Live At Sweden Rock – The 50th Anniversary.’

Originally formed in 1967, Long Island’s Vanilla Fudge members Carmine Appice, Mark Stein, Vinny Martell and Tim Bogart became famous for playing re-vamped rock versions of popular soul hits. They became one of the most successful psychedelic rock groups to emerge out of the 1960’s with sold out world tours, hit singles and albums, and a reputation for cutting-edge musicianship. At one point, they toured with Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zepplin was their opening act. Their hit single “You Keep Me Hanging On” landed them on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ ‘The Dick Cavett Show’ and ‘The Merv Griffin Show.’ On October 15, 2006, they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame along with Billy Joel, Joan Jett and Twisted Sister.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/12-27-17/long-island-music-legends-vanil...

It’s A Wonderful Life on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film


Tune into a special holiday edition of The Sounds of Film with Tom Needham featuring a special audio broadcast of Frank Capra’s beloved It’s A Wonderful Life and the children’s holiday classic, Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

In 1946, Capra’s holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey was actually considered communist propaganda by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1947, the House on Un-American Committee held a hearing on the matter. The FBI determined that the film intentionally maligned the upper class. They determined that there was a deliberate attempt by the filmmakers to discredit bankers by portraying Potter as the villain.

Similarly, the children’s claymation special, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, tells the radical story of an outlaw, Kris Kringle, who disobey’s the selfish Bugermeister‘s law forbidding the ownership of toys by delivering presents to children in the darkness of the night. The show stars Fred Astaire as the narrator and Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle.

The Sounds of Film will air an audio broadcast of the 1970 Christmas special, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life on Thursday at 6 PM.