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DJ Bio: DJ Bluesky

By Mike Dokus

Matt Conticchio, better known as DJ Bluesky, is WUSB’s local weather expert. Currently, Matt is a senior about to graduate from Stony Brook with a degree in Atmospheric Science. Matt has been helping out around WUSB since his freshman year and got his show his junior year. He used to have a show every Saturday at 8-10 pm, but due to the current circumstances, this is a bit tentative. While he was doing his show, Matt would play classic rock hits and throw in weather-related news and forecasts. Some of his favorite artists are Queens of the Stone Age, Blue Öyster Cult, Dead Kennedys, Them Crooked Vultures, and Greta Van Fleet. Matt still frequently shares local weather updates with all of the WUSB staff to play on their shows for the weekly forecast and has been doing this for the past couple of months.

The Singing Butcher Kills It On Debut EP

I’ve thanked many artists for writing a song during my years hosting a radio show and for the most part I’ve gotten ‘thank you’s back. My conversation with Timothy George, who performs as The Singing Butcher, went differently in the most delightful way.

“That’s awesome,” George said. “I don’t have dreams of singing that song in front of 20,000 people. I have dreams of someone sending me a Facebook message to the band page and saying ‘Holy shit. That song really helped me.’”

“It also makes you feel a little less crazy,” George added after a brief pause.

George’s ambitions are made clear on his debut EP The Butcher Papers, a collection of five introspective songs with complex arrangements and deeply felt vocals that at times bordered on unconventional.

Larry Sparks on The Stony Brook Jamboree April 10 at 6 pm

The legendary Larry Sparks will be making an appearance on WUSB’s Stony Brook Jamboree on April 10th at 6:00 pm!  A member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, this king of the flat top guitar and soulful singing has more than 50 years in music.  Larry has released such hits as John Deere Tractor, A Face in the Crowd, Tennessee 1949, Blue Virginia Blues, I Just Want To Thank You Lord, Love of the Mountains, Goodbye Little Darlin’, You Could Have Called, Tribute to Hank Williams, Green Pastures in the Sky… and the list goes on.  Larry has performed at such world famous venues as the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits television show on PBS, Song of the Mountains on PBS, etc.   You won’t want to miss this American music legend!

WUSB SPORTS ADDS SELECT MEN'S BASKETBALL GAMES

WUSB and the SBU Athletic Department have agreed to simulcast select men's basketball games normally heard on WHLI 1370 AM. Three have aired, two additional games can be heard via WUSB's 3600-watt signal covering most of Long Island. Postseason games to be determined.

Friday January 22 vs. Albany 8:45 pm
Saturday February 27 vs. Vermont 6:45 pm

WUSB is the flagship station for Stony Brook women's basketball, lacrosse and baseball. Full broadcast schedules are available at http://wusb.fm/sports.

WUSB's Summer 2015 Reggae Marathon

WUSB is proud to present our 3-Day Summer 2015 Reggae Marathon, starting at 8pm on Thursday, July 2nd and running until midnight on July 5th. Tune in at 90.1 on your FM dial and online at http://wusb.fm

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100th Sunday Street

Sunday November 28th, in the University Cafe, Ellis Paul with Adam Ezra, 2 pm-after 4. It's Sunday Street Acoustic Series' 100th show, with the artist who's most identified with it, Ellis Paul, in his 20th year performing. C'mon, listen in on the live feed!

fun. interview to be aired on Infinite Audio this Thursday @ 3:30 PM!

On Sunday at Bamboozle, the hosts of Infinite Audio were given the amazing opportunity to interview fun. (might be more known as Nate Ruess of The Format, Andrew Dost of Anathallo, and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train). This Thursday on Infinite Audio - around 3:30 PM we will be playing the interview on WUSB. Hope you guys tune in and listen..but more importantly, enjoy it! :)

-Rob & Rita

NOW - Tom Waits Marathon Sunday 3/28 until 9am!!!

To celebrate the 37th anniversary of the release of his debut album (March 1973), WUSB will present a 9-Hour Tom Waits Marathon as part of our special Spring 2010 Radiothon programming. Join hosts DJ Ev and Mrs Chester from 12am-9am on Sunday, March 28th (the night of Saturday the 27th at midnight) as they bring you rare cuts, live tracks, interviews and more from Academy Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and actor Tom Waits, and featuring a live in-studio performance by former WBCR personality Leah Danger.