On Air

Benjamin Ferencz on WUSB's Witness to History with Chris LaPorta

The Radio Series “Witness to History” continues on WUSB FM this Thursday March 16th at 8:00
PM. Join host Chris LaPorta when he welcomes Mr. Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Prosecutor
of the Nuremburg Trials to the WUSB airwaves.

The Nuremburg Trials were a pivotal time in world history when “war crimes” were first brought to light in retribution for the Nazi’s will to carry out “The Final Solution” against the Jewish people during World War II.

Ben shares his life experience growing up in nearby Hell’s Kitchen to becoming the youngest
prosecutor of the Nuremburg Trials and then the subject of the documentary “Prosecuting Evil:
The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz”.

Join Chris and Ben on Thursday, March 16 th at 8:00 PM for another edition of WUSB’s “Witness to History”.

FIRE OF LOVE & House Made of Splinters Directors on SOUNDS OF FILM

The Academy Award Nominated FIRE OF LOVE & A House Made of Splinters Filmmakers Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS is screening at the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 7:00 PM.

The program airs Thursday, March 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Author Howard Bloom & Gary U.S. Bonds Up Next on THE SOUNDS OF FILM


Gary U.S. Bonds had his first smash hit in 1960 with the relentless pounder "New Orleans.”

The follow-up was the now legendary 'party' record, "Quarter to Three," a number one hit with a spirit and energy that would eventually inspire and influence a generation. In fact, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame lists "Quarter to Three" as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Over the next three years, Gary co-wrote and recorded hit after good-time hit; "School is Out," "School is In," "Dear Lady Twist," "Twist, Twist Senora," "Seven Day Weekend" and others. He performed throughout the world, rising to a status so high that on a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above a group of relative newcomers... The Beatles.


Airs Thursday, March 2, from 6-8 PM. 

Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp of the National Air and Space Museum Interview on Captain Phil's Planet!


Join Captain Phil on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 3:00 PM for an interview with Margaret Weitekamp, Chair for the Space History Department at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Margaret also oversaw the Smithsonian restoration of the USS Enterprise Model from the original 1960s Star Trek Series.

Then stay tuned for the best new Progressive Rock during the 4:00 PM hour!


Airs Thursday, February 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 

MIXED TAPE TRILOGY Director Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Director Kathleen Ermitage Talks MIXTAPE TRILOGY on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music explores one of the most intense and unique relationships between people who rarely meet: music artists and their fans. Folk-rock icons The Indigo Girls openly share their journey, which has powerfully influenced the life of their biggest fan. Composer and pianist Vijay Iyer examines issues of immigration and race through his music; his work touches the heart of Garnette, a “man of the streets” from Kingston, Jamaica. Rapper and activist Talib Kweli inspires and transforms the life of Mike, a “Hip Hop” architect from Detroit. The director unpacks the music, inviting the audience to fall into it. The art of listening unfolds and inspires us to listen to music and, perhaps, each other in new ways.


Airs Thursday, February 16, 6-8 PM.