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The Muckrakers, Boys of Fall and Valis Ablaze on The Spectrum

On 1/11/18, DJ ATRAM had multiple guests on his show The Spectrum.

First, The Muckrakers joined me in the studio to discuss their upcoming release "The Album Off'

Next, Boys of Fall came on air to discuss their comeback and latest signing to Invogue Records Make sure to come out to their show at Revolution Bar & Music Hall on 2/3/18
https://www.facebook.com/events/140156726666524/

Finally, Valis Ablaze came on air and talked about their latest release "Insularity'; plus, their journey as a band.

Links to social media/music

The Muckrakers: https://www.facebook.com/TheMuckrakers/
https://themuckrakers.bandcamp.com/

Boys of Fall:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/boys-of-fall/669298069 https://www.facebook.com/boysoffallmi/ https://www.instagram.com/BoysOfFallMI/

Valis Ablaze
https://www.facebook.com/valisablaze/
http://www.valisablaze.com
https://valisablaze.bandcamp.com/

26th Annual Winter WUSB Reggae Marathon

Non-stop Reggae music 24 hours a day for 3 days...Thursday, February 8 at 10:00 PM through Sunday, February 11, at 11:59 PM. This will be the 26th annual Winter Reggae Marathon!

2018 WUSB Sports Schedule

WUSB will be broadcasting select Stony Brook Seawolves games. Our sports team will be covering men's basketball, women's basketball, and ice hockey. During the Spring sports season, the team will have coverage of men and women's lacrosse, softball and baseball, and we will have schedule information once it becomes available.

‘Spielberg’ Director, Susan Lacy, and Artist/Director, Laurie Simmons, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Thursday, January 11
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’ will feature exclusive interviews with ‘Spielberg’ director Susan Lacy, ‘My Art’ director Laurie Simmons, and the Executive Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, Yaron Brook.

Award-winning filmmaker, Susan Lacy, is widely known as the creator of PBS’ ‘American Masters.’ Besides being the long-running series’ executive producer, Susan also directed multiple films for the series including documentaries about David Geffen, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Garland. Susan recently left PBS for HBO, where she has made the acclaimed documentary, ‘Spielberg.’ The film features interviews with Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Harrison Ford. Susan will be speaking to Tom Needham about her intimate portrait of the world’s most successful filmmaker.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/01-10-18/spielberg-director-susan-lacy-a...

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.

Sunday Street Concerts - January 2018

The Sunday Street Concert Series begins 2018 with The Kennedys and Sloan Wainwright!

Concerts will now take place in the beautiful GILLESPIE ROOM at the LONG ISLAND MUSEUM.

January 9 - The Kennedys
January 21 - Sloan Wainwright

1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY

Click on the flyer for more information and visit http://sundaystreet.org/ 

#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.