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About: Food Bank For New York City

by WFUV Staff
Photo of nice people: shutterstock.com

WFUV is a community of music lovers — and a community of caring people. During our year-end campaign for WFUV, we're asking you to do something special: Give what you can to WFUV, and include an extra $5 for Food Bank For New York City, which will help provide 25 meals for New Yorkers in need. That's community in action.

Question of the Day: "Long" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
sheet music Shutterstock

It's going to be a long day for me. I've been up since the wee hours of the morning and I'll still be going through tonight's sold out Holiday Cheer for 'FUV at the Beacon Theatre. That's got me thinking of "long" songs - not long in length, but with "long" in the lyrics. If you can think of one, put it in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"It Won't Be Long" - The Beatles

The Big Broadcast For December 7: Here's Hoping

by Rich Conaty

Lyricist Harold Adamson was born in Greenville, NJ on December 10, 1906, one of five birthdays being celebrated on tonight's "Big Broadcast." One of Adamson's first songs is his most-enduring, "Time on My Hands," which was written with Mack Gordon and composer Vincent Youmans for an unsuccessful 1930 musical, "Smiles." Most of his early songs were written with Burton Lane, who was 18 when they first collaborated. An interesting exception is "Here's Hoping," where a comparative "old timer," J. Fred Coots, was composer.

The Group Harmony Review For December 6

by Dan Romanello
Clyde McPhatter in 1959

On "The Group Harmony Review" at midnight, I'll present a transition of jump blues and pop into early rhythm 'n' blues and rock 'n' roll, covering 1947 through 1955. Some of the artists include Sonny Til, Jackie Wilson, Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley, Clyde McPhatter (pictured) and many more.

UKNY On FUV For December 6

by Kara Manning
Public Service Broadcasting (publicity shot)

The new year is just a few weeks away and tonight on UKNY at 11, an early taste of forthcoming 2015 albums from Nadine Shah, Public Service Broadcasting (pictured), The Charlatans and The Unthanks. Looking even further ahead, the BBC's Sound of 2015 longlist was also announced this week: a collection of 15 young artists or bands, chosen by music industry tastemakers and critics, who seem poised for some sort of breakthrough success, however that might be determined (prior winners include Sam Smith, Adele, Haim and Michael Kiwanuka). We'll explore three of those BBC Sound of 2015 longlisted artists that you might have first heard on UKNY earlier this year: Wolf Alice, Years & Years and Soak.