On Air

Mark Newman Visit to WUSB on Global Rhythms

Join Chris LaPorta on the Global Rhythms show when he welcomes local singer songwriter Mark Newman back to the airwaves of WUSB. They’ll be discussing Mark’s latest music including his recent compositions “Tulsa” and “At the Border”.

Mark has toured the world and shared the stage with an eclectic lineup of renowned musicians such as Elvis Costello, Sting, Travis Tritt, The Doobie Brothers, Delbert McClinton and David Bromberg.

Join Chris and Mark on Thursday, August 3rd at 8:00 PM for some live music and conversation about contemporary and historical social and humanitarian issues.

The Fat Boys’ KOOL ROCK SKI Up Next on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

In support of The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame’s rescheduled induction of the Fat Boys on Sunday at 1 pm, The Sounds of of Film is featuring an in-depth conversation with Kool Rock-Ski and LIMEHOF Vice Chairman, Tom Needham.

The Fat Boys were an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, who emerged in the early 1980s. The group was composed of Mark "Prince Markie Dee" Morales, Damon "Kool Rock-Ski" Wimbley, and Darren "Buff Love" Robinson.


This program airs Thursday, August 3 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM/.

Melting World 8/6/23 - Peter Brötzmann Memorial

This Saturday night at midnight (Sunday 12-3am) the Melting World enters the realm of musical dissonance and high intensity avant garde free jazz with 2 sets in tribute to departed German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann (1941-2023).

Set 1: his Octet with bassist Peter Kowald live from 1968.

Set 2: Last Exit (Brötzmann, Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock & Shannon Jackson) recorded live in 1986.

Music from Electric Masada, Pharaoh Sanders, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, A.R.C., Thumbscrew. Recorded meeting of guitar greats Derek Bailey & Pat Metheny. Sonny Sharrock and John McLaughlin on Miles Davis Jack Johnson sessions.

New music from Wadada Leo Smith and a tune from the first incarnation of Shakti, John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussien’s fusion of classical Hindustani and John’s guitar who will perform at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester on 8/19 and NJPAC in Newark on 8/20 for their 50th anniversary in cosmic hour.

The musical raft enters a new stream hosted by Ed Roller and dedicated to Mr Edison, Marc Greene and Ray Knives.

Melting World-Another world of music


GLOW Director Gabriel Bauer Talks Irene Staub on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

A poster of the movie GLOW

Gabriel Bauer’s newest film GLOW is about Swiss "It Girl" Irene Staub, the fierce, feminist, fashion icon, punk singer, and actor who charmed everyone from Catherine Deneuve to Felllini, David Bowie and Mick Jagger. She was also a LGBTQ cult figure who starred in Ulrike Ottinger's 1977 film Madame X, An Absolute Ruler.


The program airs July 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Amy Tuttle and Bob Wescott on WUSB's Bustin' Out Blue

On Tuesday, June 27, Joe V will be joined by Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council Program Director Amy Tuttle to announce this season's summer concert series.

Joining Amy, with his acoustic guitar in hand, will be Bob Wescott to share some live music on the air.