ME TO PLAY Director Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Director Jim Bernfield Talks Parkinson's Disease, Samuel Beckett and Filmmaking on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

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Airs Thursday, April 8, 6-8 PM.



The director of END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK, Shannon Kring, Joins Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK is the incredible story of a small group of indigenous women who risk their lives to stop the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated their ancient burial and prayer sites and threatens their land, water, and very existence. When the population of their peaceful protest camp exceeds 10,000, the women unwittingly find themselves the leaders of a global movement.

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Aired April 1, 6-8 PM.

The Student Takeover Radiothon Special


It's the students' time to shine!

On Saturday, March 27, for the entire day and night, the WUSB students are coming together (safely) to bring you awesome music and freeform talk.

It is all in support of our Spring Radiothon! Help them out by making a pledge!

WUSB Live Concert - Friday, March 26, 7:00 PM.

WUSB Live Concert
Hybrid Event
Friday, March 26 (7pm)

Join WUSB live on Instagram, or in person at the Student Activities Center, as WUSB's student directors host a concert in celebration of Women's History Month!

WUSB and the SBU Art Club will co-host the in-person event in the Media Suite Lounge (SAC 304), where attendees can paint CDs and make some art while watching the livestreamed performance.
RSVP on SB Engaged to attend!

Listen to the performance live on Instagram:

Michael Doucet Interview on The Bayou Thursday March 25th


Join Chris LaPorta as he catches up with Grammy Award winner Michael Doucet the renown fiddle player and founder of the premier Cajun band BeauSoleil to discuss Michael’s new project “Lacher Prise”. Michael’s new solo album features a Spicy Gumbo of new songs peppered with his refreshing interpretations of classics by BooZoo Chavis and Bobby Charles. The new band Lacher Prise complements Michael’s musical mastery of Acadian tradition to French Caribbean rhythms. Pass Le Crevasse et Tabasco

DARK CIRCLE director Judy Irving on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM.


DARK CIRCLE director Judy Irving Talks Nuclear Energy & Atomic Bombs on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM.

First Run Features is presenting the Streaming Premiere of the 1983 Sundance Grand Prize Winner for Documentary, Dark Circle, beginning March 30, 2021.

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Airs Thursday, March 25, 6-8 PM.


With spring in the air, Radiothon is on the air!

Please support WUSB - there are a number of ways to make your pledge!

Pledge online

Call TOLL FREE at 1-888-632-9872 or 631-632-6901.

Request an Invoice - download the Spring 2021 Radiothon Pledge Form (PDF) and follow the instructions on the form.

Stay tuned, our DJ's are planning special Radiothon themed programming you won't want to miss.

Thank you for your past and continued support of WUSB!

WOJNAROWICZ Director on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM


WOJNAROWICZ director Chris McKim is Tom Needham’s special guest on the next SOUNDS OF FILM

WOJNAROWICZ is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of the downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37.

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Airs Thursday, March 18, 6-8 PM.

Harvard Physicist/Filmmaker Peter Galison Joins Tom Needham on SOUNDS OF FILM


Harvard Physicist/Filmmaker Peter Galison Joins Tom Needham for a Remarkable Discussion About Black Holes on the next SOUNDS OF FILM.

Peter is the director of BLACK HOLES: THE EDGE OF ALL WE KNOW. The documentary asks what can black holes teach us about the boundaries of knowledge? These holes in spacetime are the darkest objects and the brightest—the simplest and the most complex. With unprecedented access, Black Hole | The Edge of All We Know follows two powerhouse collaborations. Stephen Hawking anchors one, striving to show that black holes do not annihilate the past. Another group, working in the world’s highest-altitude observatories, creates an earth-sized telescope to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. Interwoven with other dimensions of exploring black holes, these stories bring us to the pinnacle of humanity’s quest to understand the universe.

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Airs Thursday, March 11, 6-8 PM.

WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum: Songs of Hope, Renewal and Remembrance


It will be shown on the Long Island Museum's Facebook page on Sunday, March 28th at 7 P.M. (on the day of the webcast, we'll post a YouTube link on that page)

While it will still be a long time before we can present live shows in WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum, that won't stop us from presenting an occasional webcast.

We presented the well-received 'Songs of Wintertide" in December and last month we shared a live stream concert with Joe Jencks and Rod MacDonald.

With spring approaching (yes!!!!) we're planning the following webcast and we're asking you to join us. (link will be available on the day of the broadcast)

The performers include;

James Maddock, Mary Gauthier, TEOA (The End of America), Ellis Paul, The Kennedys, Sloan Wainwright, Toby Walker, Pat Wictor, Abbie Gardner, Sam Baker, and Gerry McKeveny (of Gathering Time) will be joined by Jim Moray (from England), James Keelaghan (from Canada) and Paul McKenna (from Scotland)

Most of these artists have played The Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum in past years.

There's no charge but contributions to participating artists will be accepted with gratitude.