September 5, 2005 10:34 PM   Subscribe

Aircheck is an excellent program on the legendary free-form radio station WFMU, showcasing vintage radio. Highlights include the deeply blasphemous Bob Lassiter, the "Paul is Dead" broadcast, and Cleveland DJ Murray "It's FRIIIIDAYYYY!" Saul.
posted by starkeffect (10 comments total)
Archives are only available in RealAudio, but you can deal with that, can't you?
posted by starkeffect at 10:38 PM on September 5, 2005

Still hurting from that first post comment? :)
posted by tellurian at 11:20 PM on September 5, 2005

Any link to WFMU is fine by me. Mike Lupica's show is a good, too.
Lots of MP3s and podcasts for other shows.
posted by maryh at 12:26 AM on September 6, 2005

Oh, shit! Bob Lassiter has a blog now. I used to listen to his show on WFLA every night.
posted by eatitlive at 6:12 AM on September 6, 2005

Listeners interested in old-timey stuff should also visit Thomas Edison's Attic for recorded music dating from 1888 to 1929!

Viva FMU!
posted by scratch at 6:32 AM on September 6, 2005

Ah, good old FMU. I remember when it was still attached to Upsala College (when there still was an Upsala College). It was stationed under the dorms, across from the bookstore. They were very nice about letting a random little girl drop in and visit. I was disappointed when they went independent and moved out, but they saw the writing on the wall and got out before they could be dragged down.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:52 AM on September 6, 2005

By the way, WFMU is kindly hosting a streaming, "virtual" version of New Orleans' own radio cultural gem, WWOZ, until 'OZ can get back on the air in a few weeks/months/years.
posted by diastematic at 9:14 AM on September 6, 2005

Thanks so much for posting this, starkeffect. Great stuff and a goldmine of Jean Shepherd shows!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 10:57 AM on September 6, 2005

Tons more Jean Shepherd here, if you haven't seen it already.
posted by interrobang at 5:41 PM on September 6, 2005

Whenever I see stories or sites about broadcast radio, it always makes me very sad. Radio died a few years ago as a result of deregulation and the advance of technology. I will forever be grateful to have been a part of it--albeit in the last days. My career was from 1980 until about 1993 when I left the medium for television. By that time ClearChannel was firmly rooted and the writing was on the wall. Late at night I still have "radio dreams." Any ex-jock can tell you what those are. I know what it means to cue a record, to splice tape, to back-time...all things that are part of a lost art. Oh well. Makes me sad kinda.
posted by shockingbluamp at 5:13 PM on September 7, 2005

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