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Radiothon Special: 2019 SPRING VINYLTHON, Saturday April 13 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Saturday, April 13, is Record Store Day, a celebration of record albums and the shops that sell them. WUSB-FM will join in the celebration by devoting the day's programming to music that can be found in those magical grooves of plastic.

Kicking off at 12:00 a.m. with Kiki & Mike and the Horrorscope crew and running through until midnight, old favorites and obscure gems will be mixed, matched and scratched. Join us for a day of serious wax spinning and blast us from your car radio as you drive to your local record store.


Record Stop 30 Railroad Avenue Patchogue, New York
Vinyl Paradise 273 Railroad Avenue Sayville, New York
Soul Sounds Inc 291 W. Main Street Sayville, New York
Mr. Cheapo 46 Jericho Turnpike Commack, New York
Record Reserve 243 Main Street Northport, New York
Looney Tunes 31 Brookvale Avenue West Babylon, New York
High Fidelity Records & CDs 141 Merrick Road Amityville , New York
Infinity Records Ltd 510 Park Blvd Massapequa Park, New York
Newbury Comics Smith Haven Mall Lake Grove, New York

Bill Posley & Director Oren Rudavsky To Be Guests On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Bill Posley and director Oren Rudavsky are Tom Needham's featured guests this Thursday on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Former SURVIVOR contestant, Bill Posley, will be discussing his new Off-Broadway show, THE DAY I BECAME BLACK. Posley is the creator, writer and star of the show that is playing at the SOHO PLAYHOUSE through May 6th.

Director Oren Rudavsky will also be on THE SOUNDS OF FILM talking about JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. This landmark film brings to life a virtually unknown man whose name is attached to Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in journalism. The movie is narrated by Hollywood's Adam Driver and features Live Schreiber as the voice of Joseph Pulitzer. The movie mixes contemporary scenes, beautiful archival images, recreations and interviews in order to tell Pulitzer's story of an immigrant from Hungary who ended up being one of America's pre-eminent publishers in New York. JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE debuts on PBS on AMERICAN MASTERS on April 12, 2019.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Bill-Posley-Director-O...

Airs Thursday, April 11 6-8 PM.

Robert Berry and Andrew Aydin beam onto Captain Phil's Planet!

Legendary musician Robert Berry joins Captain Phil's Planet on April 11th in the 3:00 pm hour to discuss his career, the new 3.2 album, “The Rules Have Changed,” Keith Emerson and the upcoming 3.2 tour!


Then at 4:30 Andrew Aydin (www.andrewaydin.com/), Congressional Aide, New York Times Best Selling Author, Co-Author of 'MARCH' with Rep. John Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell will be calling in to discuss his Captain America Story in Marvel Presents #3 titled Captain America's War at Home! War at home features line artist Daniel Acuna and sets the Captain in 1964 during the civil rights movement. Andrew will be discussing this project as well as the Graphic Novels March and Run which he co-wrote in collaboration with Representative John Lewis.

Airs Thursday, April 11, 3-5 PM.

Dionne Warwick & Jesse Sweet To Be Guests On Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dionne Warwick, is Tom Needham's featured guest this Thursday at 6 pm EST on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' The interview marks Ms. Warwick's third time on the long-running program. Also on the show, is award-winning director of 'City of Joel,' Jesse Sweet.

Jesse Sweet is an Emmy-award winning documentary director and producer whose work includes 'Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain,' 'Death Row Stories,' 'Black Market with Michael K. Williams,' and 'Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates.' Jesse Sweet will be attending a Long Island screening of 'City of Joel' on Monday, April 8th at 7:00 pm at Port Jefferson's Theater Three.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Dionne-Warwick-Jesse-Sweet-T...

Airs Thursday, April 4, 6-8 PM.

A Celebration of the songs of Randy Newman

with The Kennedys, Jack Licitra, and Miles To Dayton

in WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum

Sunday, April 14th, 5 P.M.

Ever since his 1968 debut album, Randy Newman has been a major figure in American popular music, with eleven studio albums to his credit, twenty-seven film scores, and countless songs.

Newman has been a professional songwriter since he was seventeen. Newman’s 75th birthday last November inspired the Sunday Street Series to offer this celebration of his songs. You can expect to hear many Newman classics like “Louisiana,” “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Political Science,” “Baltimore,” and “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” although some lesser known Newman songs are likely to appear.

About the performers:

The Kennedys began their performing career with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra and quickly became major artists in the folk-rock world with thirteen studio albums to their credit, including 2018’s “Safe Until Tomorrow.”

Jack Licitra is an acclaimed keyboard player and guitarist, with his group “Jack’s Waterfall,” and was a member of the seminal Waterstreet Blues Band. He has just released “Inside Song.”

Miles To Dayton (m2d) blends elements of folk, rock, classical and funk with four-part harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section, all evidenced in their four studio albums.

Advance sale tickets at $25 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, April 12th, with tickets at the door for $30

Director of Steve Bannon Film THE BRINK To Be Guest On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Acclaimed director, Alison Klayman, will be Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. She will be talking about her new film, THE BRINK, which follows the embattled former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as he travels around the world trying to promote extreme nationalism.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Director-of-Steve-Bann...

Airs Thursday, March 28, 6-8 PM.

Toby Tobias and Joe Nardulli on Captain Phil's Planet...March 28

3pm - 4pm hour
Toby Tobias (https://www.tobytoby.com/)joins Captain Phil live in studio on March 28th for music and conversation, hear new music and find out about Toby's upcoming show at 89 North Thursday, April 4th, 2019 and his Journey from Johannesburg show that's been played all over our area.

After 4pm
Joe Nardulli of Ad Astra (http://www.adastraband.com) will call in to talk about the upcoming Progressive Rock night at My Fathers Place on April 4th, 2019 featuring Ad Astra and Callooh Callay (https://www.facebook.com/calloohcallayprogrock/)

We're also hoping to have Emy Mcb as well in studio! All this and the best Progressive Rock on any Planet! Beam up and tune in to Captain Phil's Planet!

Howard Bloom Talks Michael Jackson, Prince, Billy Joel And Jordan Peterson On Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Author Howard Bloom is Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 pm EST on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.'

Britain'sChannel4 TV once called Howard Bloom "the next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Freud." He is the author of many books including 'The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History,' 'Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century,' 'The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Revision of Capitalism,' The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates,' and 'How I Accidentally Started the Sixties.'

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Howard-Bloom-Talks-Mic...

Airs Thursday, March 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Casey McNeil in WUSB's Sunday Street on March 31

Pete Mancini will open this show

Casey is based in Portland, Oregon, where he has honed his unique style, mixing influences from folk and Celtic music, with elements of punk, often generating comparisons with R.E.M., The Decemberists, and The Pogues.

After graduating college with a degree in ethnomusicology, Neill developed as an artist in the underground music community of the Pacific Northwest where he recorded several acclaimed albums with one of them featuring a signature song, “Riffraff.”

A New York stay of several years resulted in a brilliant music collaboration with Scottish musician and producer Johnny Cunningham, yielding two studio albums as well as a live recording featuring Cunningham on fiddle (his last recordings before his untimely passing in 2003).

Neill can also be found on an acclaimed tribute collection of Pete Seeger songs, along with his work on three albums with his band, The Norway Rats, the most recent being 2018’s Subterrene. (www.caseyneill.com)`

Accompanying Casey Neill for this show is keyboard and accordion player Josh Kantor. Kantor is also the organist for all Boston Red Sox home games.

Pete Mancini has recently signed with Diversion Records, who has released a well-received single, “Pine Box Derby” from a forthcoming album by this Americana artist. Foothill Freeway (2017) was Pete’s debut solo album following several albums with his earlier band, Butcher’s Blind. Pete will be celebrating the release of his new single, "My Hometown." (www.petemancini.com)

Advance sale tickets are $20 at www.sundaystreet.org through March 29th , with tickets at the door for $25

Other upcoming shows:

The Songs of Randy Newman, Sunday, April 14th, 5 P.M. with The Kennedys, Jack Licitra, and Miles To Dayton

Lucy Kaplansky, Sunday, May 5th, 5 P.M.

Bob Dylan's 78th Birthday Celebration, Sunday, May 19th, 7 P.M., with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger and others

(visit www.sundaystreet.org for details and tickets)

Ricki Lake talks WEED THE PEOPLE on the Sounds of Film with Tom Needham

TV Host, Ricki Lake, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' She will be discussing her career and new film, "Weed the People.'

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/central-new-york/article/Ricki-Lake-Talks-...

Airs Thursday 3/14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.