TOM NEEDHAM'S SOUNDS OF FILM Features D.A. Pennebaker Tribute & FOR SAMA'S Nainita Desai

Tune into THE SOUNDS OF FILM this Thursday at 6 pm EST for a special tribute to D.A. Pennebaker, the director of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Monterey Pop, and Bob Dylan’s Don’t Look Back. Listeners will hear a re-airing of a conversation between Tom Needham and D.A. Pennebaker about his film Unlocking the Cage.

In addition, the show is going to feature an interview with the award-winning composer of For Sama, Nainita Desai.

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Airs Thursday, August 8, 2019 6-8 PM.

The Brother Pluckers on WUSB

Bustin Out Live host Joe Vignola of WUSB 90.1 hosts John Cino and The Brother Pluckers for live music and talk about Jerry Jam 13. One pair of tickets will be given away to the person who can answer the Jerry Jam trivia.

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Airs July 23, 8-10 PM.

Captain Phil talks to Andrew Chaikin, Sheri Miller and Cmdr Roy!

We'll open the show with Sheri Miller ( who will be discussing her latest music from the album Waking Up To This Miracle Life and her classic song Satelite

Then in the 4 o'clock hour we'll be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon when Captain Phil talks with Andrew Chaikin (, author of A Man on the Moon the basis for the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon about the re-release of this series, the Anniversary and when we'll be returning.

And finally we'll hear from the Commander of Moonbase Alpha himself, Cmdr Roy about the upcoming Space 1999 convention ( in Bethlehem PA September 12th -15th 2019.

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Airs Thursday, July 18, 3-5 PM.

THE ATOMIC CAFE's Jayne Loader To Be A Guest On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Legendary documentary filmmaker Jayne Loader will be Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday, July 11th at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. She will be talking about an upcoming 4K digital restoration screening of THE ATOMIC CAFE at the Metrograph in NYC on Saturday, July 13th. The special screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.

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Airs Thursday, July 11, 6-8 PM.

Captain Phil Talks to Inge Heyer of Shore Leave & Skip Miller

Captain Phil will be talking with Inge Heyer of Shore Leave, a fan run Science Fiction convention during the 3pm hour about the science guests at this years Shore Leave, the various Star Trek shows and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

Then around 4pm Skip Miller will be calling in to talk about the latest Skip Fest happening on July 7th in Allendale New Jersey and all the great bands that gig in his area!


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Airs Thursday, July 4, 3-5 PM.

WUSB Reggae Marathon - July 4 - 7.

Kick off your summer with the WUSB Reggae Marathon! The marathon begins Thursday, July 4, at 8:00 PM with Global Rhythms and goes all to way through Sunday, July 7, at 11:59 PM.

Captain Phil interviews Snack Cat and prepares for Shore Leave!

Captain Phil recaps the amazing New Jersey Proghouse ( Hootenanny Weekend by playing tracks from the bands you missed if you didn't go! Also look for new music by The Cyberiam ( and a run down of the bands playing at the upcoming Progstock Festival ( in Rahway New Jersey Columbus Day Weekend. We'll also go over the line up of Skipfest ( happening July 7th in Allendale New jersey.

Then near the 4pm hour we'll hear from Aleksi Glick of Snack Cat ( where we'll talk about the bands new EP and also chat about Zacherly! Finally we wrap up the show with a call from Michael Shilling as we go over the author and actor guest list for this years Shore Leave in Hunt Valley Maryland ( Set course for Captain Phil's Planet at Warp 7! Hailing Frequencies are Open!

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Airs Thursday, June 20, 3-5 PM.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Oscar-Nominated Sam Green Are Guests on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the director of TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM and Sam Green, the co-director of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS are Tom Needham's exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

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Airs Thursday, June 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kristin Hersh on WUSB - Monday, June 17

Join J-Ro for a special fill-in of John O's Salvage & Recovery Radio on Monday, June 17th from 8-10pm, where J-Ro will be interviewing Kristin Hersh from Throwing Muses live on the air.

Indie music heroine Kristin Hersh will be talking about her June ‘Live and Loud’ tour dates in support of her new highly acclaimed album 'Possible Dust Clouds,' including her show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on Saturday June 22nd. She will be playing as a hard-hitting electric trio with Fred Abong (Throwing Muses) and Rob Ahlers (50FOOTWAVE) and will feature material off this LP and from across Hersh's 30-year career. She will also be discussing the upcoming Throwing Muses record and hopefully discuss her acclaimed books Rat Girl and Don't Suck, Don't Die.

Airs Monday, June 17, 8-10 PM.

The Small Glories with Gene Casey opening

In WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum
Saturday, July 6th, 7 P.M.

The Small Glories are the Canadian roots duo of Cara Luft, a founding member of The Wailin’ Jennys, and JD Edwards. According to Paste Magazine, “they may soon join duos like Mandolin Orange and Shovels & Rope among the ranks of Americana prestige.”

The Small Glories duplicate and reinforce each others’ many strength and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through, resulting in a live show that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious and as finger-picking proficient as it is relatable.

Opening is Gene Casey

Gene Casey is a treasure of Long Island’s music scene. With his group, The Lone Sharks, Gene brought his blend of roots, rock and swing to the East End and to Long Island airwaves with several all-original albums, Guitar In The Rain being his most recent. Gene’s songs have also been heard on television and film soundtracks. Gene will play this show in a trio setting. (

Advance sale tickets are $22 at through Friday, July 5th.

Tickets at the door are $27 (cash only).