The annual WFMU record fair was cancelled in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, the station is starting off the new year with another exciting event for the masses – the WFMU Mini-Record Fair and Benefit Show!
Head down to the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn, next Sunday (Jan. 13) to enjoy the fair for half the day (11 am – 5 pm, no admission after 3) and browse the record stashes of about 30 dealers. At 7 pm the show begins, featuring Arrington Di Dionyso, Dot Wiggins (of The Shaggs), Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and the Relatives.
Tickets are $10 for the fair and $20 for the concert, and all proceeds will go towards WFMU’s post-Sandy recovery. Advance concert tickets can be purchased here. Enjoy!
By this time, most of our listeners have seen images of the wreckage incurred by Sandy. While WPRB was able to weather Superstorm Sandy without any disruption to our daily operations, some other stations – including freeform pioneer WFMU, were not as lucky.
To ensure the survival of New Jersey radio, WPRB is asking its listenership to open its hearts and minds and donate to WFMU to help them rebuild equipment after substantial electrical damage wrecked havoc on their studios. Your support at this critical time is essential not only their survival, but also the survival of unique and innovative radio in our great state!
WFMU has served as a critical point of inspiration for WPRB staffers, and in the past year we’ve connected with several WFMUers to find new ways to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape. Now, it’s our chance to give back to the station that has helped us develop a renewed mission. You can help WFMU recover from Sandy by clicking here.