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Weekdays Take It Slow | 10-11p | Arathi Ramachandran Back to the Baysics | 2-3a [alternates weekly

A happy, relaxing mix of music largely consist- with Speeds in Excess of 140] | DJ Bryan & DJ Em
Breakfast of Champions | 8-10a | Ted, Becky,
ing of chillout and world music. However, the Hip-hop, hyphy, rap, and crunk with a little bit
Keith, & Jon | Heaping hot helping of deliciously
content ranges from techno, to Indie, to prog of soul and R&B. Music to make your head nod
sweet pop, served with a short stack of pre-
Rock – whatever pleases. s, m and your booty shake; nothing but good beats
tentiously introspective indie rock and a side
from old and new artists. s, m
of crispy punk hits. All washed down with a Nooks & Crannies | 11p-12a | DJ Double A
unique blend of self-deprecation and joie de vivre, A little of this, a little of that, all awesome! S atur d ay
aged 25 years. s [classic rock & r&b] s
brain punch | 6-7a | cristina | pv, grind, crust,
Late Risers’ Club | 10a-12p | Chrissy Victims, Vapor Funk | 12-1a | Kambel & Rhythmic black metal. pma never helped anyone. s, r
Ben Kochan, Mark Francis, Joanie Lindstrom, Nick Drum & Bass, Dubstep, House, and whatever
Wang | We rock you hardest, earliest. s else we think will get you groovin’. Weekly The RootCellar | 7-8a | Richard Hughes | Acoustic
live mixes from Kambel and Rhythmic with blues from the 1920s to today. m
Lost & Found | 12-2p | Mark Francis, Eli
guest djs from Boston’s underground EDM Lost Highway | 8-10a | Doug Gesler | Music for
Polonsky, Brother Wayne, Christopher Vyce, Alex
scene. s, m folks who like cowboy boots but are afraid to
McNeil | Rock, pop, and soul from the ’60s
and early ’70s, but not the same old songs you A Mad Tea Party | 1-2a [alternates weekly wear ’em.
hear every day on commercial radio. with Beat Function] | Kat Deck | Curiouser and Backwoods | 10a-12p | John Funke | The best in
curiouser. Post punk, etc. s, n vintage rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, and
WMBR Nightly News | 5:30-6p | Free Speech
Radio News, a progressive national newscast Beat Function | 1-2a [alternates weekly with rhythm ‘n’ blues. More songs about Cadillacs
from the Pacifica Radio Network. A Mad Tea Party] | Rachel Mayer | The show that and chickens.
plays the best and newest tracks in Electronic Subject to Change | 12-2p | Patrick N. Bryant
Mo n day Dance Music! s, r Still playing Pet Shop Boys after all these
French Toast | 6-8a | Brian & Yves | Bonjour! years. And other mutant disco. Features
Textures | 2-3a | Akimitsu | Tune in to an
Voo-lay voo fran-say? Then, start your week off Somerville Speakout, actual complaints from
instrumental mix of ambient, minimalist, new
with the best in French-language music, local actual neighbors.
age, and post-rock. Concentrate, meditate,
event listings, and the Cheese of the Week!
sleep, cry, or dance. It’s up to you. s, r Howlin’ the Blues | 2-3p | Ahmed Ahmed | “I start-
Research & Development | 2-4p | Charlie ed wailing the blues when the doctor whacked my bottom
Kohlhase | Forward-looking jazz of every decade Thur s d ay on the day I was born”—Jet Black s, r
with a special emphasis on the overlooked Pontoon Palace | 6-8a | Rich Pontius | A good
masters of the 60’s and 70’s. Jazz Calendar The Dan McDuff Show | 3-4p | Dan McDuff
natured but incorrigible bin-digger becomes
Highlights. Classic Tenor Corner. A show for music lovers – to introduce and
embroiled in an early-morning plot to present
share ideas on music. Listeners suggestions
a rich panoply of deep folk, heavy rock, psych,
The Jazz Volcano | 4-5:30p | Kennedy Compound and guests abound. s, n
country, jazz, and pop, all the while indulging
A seismic eruption of fiery music. A splash of
his boundless zeal for mischief and romance. Aural Fixation | 4-6p | Sue | The Aural Fixation
big band, a twist of dixie, a shot of blues, a
quart of instrumentals, and a whole gallon of Sonic Libation: 1 part garage, 1 part psychedelia,
Troubadour | 2-4p | Bruce Sylvester | An eclectic
jazz vocals, from jazz greats to jazz diva’s! 1 part punk, a pinch of prog, a dash of drone.
journey through traditional and contemporary
Shake with favorite 60’s unknowns, garnish
roots music. American, British, and Irish folk.
Terravoice | 5-5:30p | Adam, Elizabeth, with feedback & serve on the rock.
Blues and bluegrass. Classic ’50s rockabilly,
Emily, John, Kelly, & Tracey (but not all at once)
R&B, and country. Roots music without bounds James Dean Death Car Experience | 6-8p | Lisa
Addressing social and environmental issues
or barriers. Pop, psych, punk, and garage evoking distant
through a mix of interviews, features, and
live discussion, all from a college student memories of the flying hubcaps, shattered
Droppin’ Knowledge | 4-5:30p | Joeg | The
perspective. s, r taillights, and rapidly approaching highway
Wire, and Guests, and Themes, …Oh My!
ditches. Somewhere in the haze, an AM radio
The Wire, and Guests, and Themes. Oh My! s
Heartbreak & Footwork | 6-8p | Mr. Lonely/Kyle drones with weekly cheese…
Schmitt Unconventional therapy for the lonely, Books on the Radio | 6-7p [alternates
comsumptive student body. Two great things The Show Show | 8-9p | MaGoGo | Get up, Get
weekly with Strangers with Candy] | Cady & Jessie
to do alone: cry and dance. Hopefully you’ll do Down. MaGoGo and The Show Show start your
Songs relating to (or possibly not) your
both. Freeform: indie rock, club music, hip hop, night off right. New Wave to Post Punk, Planet
favorite books. Mildly relevant and completely
disco, and more. s Rock to Electro-Pop.
unprofessional. s, r

Bats in the Belfry | 8-10p | Mistress Laura Nite Owl | 9-10p | Noobie DJs | A sandbox for
Strangers with Candy | 6-7p [alternates
Enter a dark sanctuary...gothic and ethereal new members. s, r
weekly with Books on the Radio] | Juan Carlos
music from all over the world, USA and Boston Ybarra | Protopunk, punk, grunge, post-mod- The Choice Is Yourz | 10p-12a | DJ Jimizz
that you won’t hear anywhere else. Moody, ern-grunge, post-hardcore, proper-hardcore, DJ Jimizz on deck for 120 minutes with The
dark, atmospheric; starting with ancient music post-punk, incoherent rabble, rabbble, rabble. Choice is Yourz. The Choices are: Hip Hop &
and chant to the newest gothic rock, darkwave, JUST LISTEN! Pretty much everything I like R&B Jointz, Old School Jam of the Week, and
ethereal, goth-industrial, neo-classical, and I just want to please you--by you I mean myself. a listing of New Releases.
dark ambient. But seriously, listen in and find out. s, r
Mellow Madness | 12-1a | PJ Porter | Let host
Last Dance at the Death Disco | 10p-12a | Rik Tea Time in Beantown | 7-8p [alternates weekly PJ Porter get you in the mood as he brings
History you can DANCE to! Featuring post- with Paradigm Shifts] | Emily Corwin | Tea Time in you the best in R&B slow jams Boston has to
punk and underground classics from the ‘70s Beantown features local politicians, artists, and offer. Looking for that song you fell in love to,
on up: We’ll dance to anything. s, m academics in and around Boston. n something new and hot, he’s got just what you
Oregon Girl | 12-1a | Kelsey | Straight from are looking for. Express your love to a special
Paradigm Shifts | 7-8p [alternates weekly with
the Pacific Northwest (and everywhere in someone with a live dedication. It’s easy. Come
Tea Time in Beantown] | Rohit Sakhuja | Paradigm
between) - indie pop, twee, blues, electronic, aboard and enjoy this love affair called Mellow
Shifts: Ideas that could change the way we
anything you can dance to, and whatever Madness. Feel The Heat!!!!
work, live and play in the 21st century. n
else sounds good... s, n THAT Show | 1-2a | Megan Velasquez & Dalitso
Nonstop Ecstatic Screaming | 8-10p | Thao
Tight Jeans & Flannel | 1-2a | James and Kiran Nkhoma | Playing everything, oldies to pop. Week-
Two hours of sound designed to split your skull
The Culture as it was, The Culture as it is. s, n ly guests will contribute their playlists! s, n
open, break your brain, and pop your funk.
Bloopity bits and bobs, plinkety plonk, drone, Algorhythms | 2-4a | DJ Endo & DJ DC | Your
Tasty Treats | 2-3a | Michael Harradon | Here to
skronk, assorted noise, a bumping beat here weekly journey into Electronic Dance Music
get your foot tapping with a delicious mix of
and there, etc. with DJ Endo & DC mixing live every week,
indie, electronica and whatever else a growing
body needs. s, n featuring guest DJ’s from all over the world.
House Therapy | 10p-12a | Mike LaRosa
Feed your soul with the finest in foot-tapping, On the Move | 4-6a | Miss Debbie Penny Conner |
Ace Smile Ion | 3-4a | Monelisa | Moni & Elise –
body-moving house music. Continuous mixes We showcase old school, new school, gospel,
ow ow! Prowling around Cambridge and
from top-notch local and international DJs. s funk, R&B, jazz, interviews, and a whole lot
Boston for the best music vibes, and blasting
our current song fixations. Fun, lively, and oh more. With your host on the coast Miss Debbie
All Look Same | 12-1a | Charles & Shen
so delicious. s, n Penny Conner. r
Music made on laptops and music not made
on laptops. s, m
T u esday Sun d ay
Xiphias Radio Theater | 12-1a | Steve Herbst & Compas Sur FM | 6-8a | Emmanuel René
The Real News | 6-8a | Matt Davidson
Cody Daniel | Brand new productions of hard- The show will get the listener accustomed to
Bringing you the stories buried by the corpo-
boiled detective stories from the ’30s and ’40s, the intricacies of Compas music.
rate media. s, n
broadcast live from our studio. “Dead men are
The New Edge | 2-4p | Ken Field | Creative and heavier than broken hearts.” s, n Haiti Focus | 8-10a | Jacques-Antoine Jean
innovative instrumental music. Dedicated to the Haitian community: featuring
Culture Shock | 2-3a | Zack | “I might not climb news, music, community information, inter-
The Jazz Train | 4-5:30p | Jon Pollack | A the social ladder, but I can climb the schoolyard views, and reports on issues related to women,
weekly journey through the jazz legacy and fence.” Punk & Hardcore, Thrash & Grind. s, m immigration laws, health care, education, poli-
related musical styles, often featuring an tics, development, and the current situation in
underlying theme. Fri d ay Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
Non-Dim Blues | 6-7a | Anemone! | Beats. Dance.
DJ Awesome & the Wonderfriends | 6-7p Radio with a View | 10a-12p | Marc Stern &
Something to keep you moving. Mash-ups. Mix
bananapants + brown sugar! | Complain around the David Goodman | Economic democracy, human
tapes. Keep on grooving. Come on, bob your
campfire with us! (Rock, punk, post-punk) Ain’t rights, and other idealistic visions of the world.
head, you know you want to. s, n
no marshmallows here, y’all. s, r Truth and reconciliation and music to get your
88 Rewound | 6-7a | Philip Smith | Take a trip mind and body in sync.
silly hats only | 7-8p [alternates weekly with
back in time as WMBR Rewinds to play radio’s
First Order] | Sarah | “As I recall, I think, we both World Beat | 12-2p | Brutus Leaderson | The
top hits from a random day in history. s, n
kinda liked it.” And I said, “Well, that’s one show’s goal is to present world music to the
thing we’ve got.” Indie poprock with frequent Coffeetime | 2-4p | Angelynn Grant | Hard bop, Boston audience.
randomness. bebop, west coast & cool, early & vocal jazz.
Jam Session | 2-4p | Pam Spencer & Carol
Plus, every so often, jazz from the movies or
First Order | 7-8p [alternates weekly with silly Muschette-Kirk | Awesome reggae program
TV. And, at the end of the show, a little bit of
hats only] | Spherical Cow | Roughly speaking, this with soca, calypso, and gospel music segments,
gospel, a little bit of soul. Doin’ okay, feelin’
show will consist of music. s, n plus interviews on many varied topics includ-
good. Big hug. u
ing: passport, citizenship, lobbying, medicine,
Pipeline! | 8-10p | Jeff Breeze, Mike Reed,
Three Ring Circus | 4-5:30p | Joan Hathaway education, and entertainment. “Forward
John Hecker | The sounds of New England are
Music to make your soul sway, your hips always, backwards never.”
yours and mine. We bring the best to you every
shake, and your heart break. Featuring new
week with new tunes and live bands. s Afrika Kabisa | 4-6p | Julia Goldrosen | Africa
music, the occasional in-studio performance,
Absolutely! Boston’s African music radio show.
Bass, Loop, & Scratch | 10-11p | DJ Bassil | and an emphasis on upcoming shows. Consider
Classic and contemporary African and Afro-
Hitting you hard every week with heavy bass- 3RC your personal music assistant. r
Caribbean music. Soukous, ndombolo, rumba,
lines, and the occasional wobble, check out this
Spherio: The Local Voice of Our Hemisphere zouk, kompa, coupé décalé, makossa, highlife,
showcase of Electronic Dance Music. s, r
6-7p | The Spherio Collective | We highlight how and more. Plus interviews with guests on a va-
Peaceful Purgatory | 11p-12a | Shelby people are making the Americas a better place, riety of African-related topics.
Megadeth and Mendelssohn. Beethoven and from reviving traditions to creating new ones.
R&B Jukebox | 6-8p | Captain Al | Vintage soul
Black Sabbath. Led Zeppelin and Lalo. That’s We invite popular organizers, artists, scientists,
music from the ’60s through the early ’80s.
right. It’s Peaceful Purgatory, uniting hard musicians, and activists to come share ideas
A unique blend of blues, R&B, funk,and soulful
rock and classical. s, n and struggles. s
jazz. It’s New England’s hottest jukebox.
Generoso’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Music for Human Beings | 7-8p | Dr. Jalis
Musical Dope | 8-10p | Ben Lamothe | I play what
12-2a | Generoso Fierro | “Rougher than rough, As-Sakran, Professor Levine, & friends | Sweeten the
I like and tell you why it’s good. [freeform]
tougher than tough. Strong like lion, we are iron!” tea of existence with the honey of togetherness.
—Derrick Morgan, “Tougher Than Tough” Gurus, saints, scientists, and thinkers join For Your Pleasure | 10p-12a | Ré Antoine | FYP
hands with you for discovery. s provides a comfort zone. Forget the day’s
Wed nesday problems; it’s about L-O-V-E. Whether it’s past,
Massachusetts Bay & Response | 8-8:30p
Ceangal Ceilteach | 6-8a | Kit Tempest | Come present, regrets, or thinking about that special
Gina Badger & Brad Simpson | Thirty minutes
explore the diaspora in Celtic music with one on your mind, with R&B love songs, jazz,
split in two: (1) Field recordings from the beach
Ceangal Ceilteach, Celtic Connection. Hear hip Black History facts, “The RollCall”, driven by
mash up times and places; (2) The combined
hop, rap, jazz, and more in Celtic languages. m your dedications, making your Sunday night
sound of ambience, moving images, and algo-
end… purrrrfectly. Only FYP puts YOU to bed
Gorilla Got Me | 2-4p | Sara J | Crazed sounds rithms transmitted as layered soundscapes. s, n
with a satisfying Smile on your face, with your
created by the rejects, rebels, and assorted Hidden Gems in Plain Sight | 8:30-10p host Ré Antoine.
losers of rock ‘n’ roll! Josh Bails | Proving that it’s not that hard to
The Rude Show | 12-1a | Nadia | A weekly
In the Margin | 4-5:30p | Sue Schardt & Chuck find good music if you know where to look.
serving of second- and third-wave ska to
Rosina (hosts alternate weekly) | Masters of the Margin Radio rock album cuts, indie rock, and
nourish your soul. s, r
butter your ears with deft spontaneity pluming anything enjoyable. s
the audiological depths, mixing with madness Entropy Enhancer | 12-1a | DJ Tony | Can’t wait
Time Traveling | 10p-12a | Nomadik | Taking
sublime. Laugh, cry, tingle, sigh. for the dance party this weekend? Want to hear
you on a musical journey through time with the
the latest in indie dance and house? Well now
The Intercontinental | 6-8p | Jesse Kaminsky sounds of hip hop funk soul and more. Occa-
you can have it early: electronic and dance
Lounging at a seaside resort in prewar Japan sional discussion on a music/community topic.
beats to help you satisfy the urge, along with
or drinking secretly in 1970’s Ethiopia, the darkBOT radio | 12-2a | electronic Max some synth pop and acid jazz to contribute to
Intercontinental is listening. On a dusty road- Meditative mechanical melancholy modulated the package. This should be fun! s, n
side in Peru or lost in the southern seas, the meticulously with motivational manipulations ~
Intercontinental doesn’t speak the language, Suavecito | 2-3a | El Jay y Legranster | We bring a
(darkBOT radio: music for your lonely robot) s
the perpetual sonic tourist, making you listen little of the good stuff of Spanish rock. Traemos
to his slide show every week. Speeds in Excess of 140 | 2-3a [alternates un poco de lo bueno de rock en español. Suavecito. s, n
weekly with Back to the Baysics] | Jake Brown
What’s Left | 8-10p | Linda | News and inter- Lit Up! | 3-4a | TBA | TBA. s, n
Introducing your legal biweekly stimulant
views, music of all genres, poetry, comedy, and rush: a non-stop hour of hypnotizing, euphoric
other communiques from the left. s trance/dance music. 100dB+ listening level
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heartbreak & the wonderfriends the radio with candy
spherio james dean death
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footwork first order
silly hats tea time in paradigm
music for human beings car experience
only beantown shifts
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last dance at the bass, loop, & scratch take it slow
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death disco peaceful purgatory nooks & crannies
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oregon girl generoso’s bovine vapor funk all looks same mellow madness the rude show
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ace smile ion ska & rocksteady mad tea beat
xiphias radio theater that show entropy enhancer
party function
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