Whole Wide World

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: The Legendary Booker T

by Marisa Frydman

Rita is back in the studio in between Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza to bring you another great edition of the Whole Wide World.  Tune in for new tunes from artists such as Elvis Costello and the Roots and Amos Lee as well as your favorite summer songs from Daft Punk and Laura Mvula. Be sure to stick around as Rita welcomes the legendary Booker T into the studio as this discuss his new album, Sound The Alarm. Rita turns the airwaves over to Booker T for a guest DJ set and a conversation about his musical beginnings.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: Music To Keep You Cool

by Marisa Frydman

Enjoying the heat wave? Neither are we. Luckily, Rita Houston is back from vacation, well rested, and ready to spin some fantastic tunes to keep your hot Friday night nice and cool. Listen in for great music from Phoenix and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as well as fresh DJs Jadmix and Pretty Lights. And be sure to stick with us at 9:00pm for an hour of Reggae. I can imagine that island breeze already.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: Mother Falcon In Studio A

by Marisa Frydman

Happy Friday night, and do we have a great show in store for you. Join us on the Whole Wide World for an exclusive interview and performance with innovative and refreshing new band, Mother Falcon. This 16-piece classically trained pop and rock band hails from Austin, TX and formed while they were still in high school. This eclectic group of musicians will finish a month long residency in New York City at Joe's Pub this Sunday Night at 9:00pm. Stay tuned with us for groovy tunes from FUV favorites like David Byrne and Mayer Hawthorne as well as new comers Xenia Rubinos and San Fermin.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: Dance Your Way Into The Weekend

by Marisa Frydman

Looking for a way to start your weekend off on the right note? Join Rita on tonight's edition of the Whole Wide World as we kick off your Friday night with a dance party. Move the coffee table, call your friends, and get down to these groovy tunes. The music doesn't stop there, Alisa Ali joins Rita in the studio for a preview of WFUV's exclusive live broadcast from Bonnaroo next Friday night. Tune in for songs from Solange and Pretty Lights, as well as music from new bands such as Elastic Bond and Valerie June, as the Whole Wide World plays on.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: Words And Music With Emeli Sande

by Marisa Frydman

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Don't let the rain get you down, let the Whole Wide World help you kick off your holiday weekend and the unofficial start to summer. Join Rita as she spins upbeat tunes from Sly and the Family Stone and Ray Charles as well as new artists such as Junip and Lorde. Stick with us as we dive into the Words and Music vault for a special session with Emeli Sande. Since her win of the Critic's Choice win at the 2012 Brit Award, Emeli Sande's musical career has taken her to new heights with her debut album, Our Version of Events.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Patty Griffin Stops By

by Marisa Frydman

Tonight on the Whole Wide World, we have a very special double interview edition for you. Please join us as Rita interviews revered folk singer, Patty Griffin. Rita and Patty will discuss her newly released album, American Kid, and her upcoming appearance at Celebrate Brooklyn. Patty will also treat us to an exclusive in-studio performance of some of the songs from the album. Stay tuned as we reach into the archives of Words & Music and play Rita's memorable interview with Rodriguez and the success of Searching For Sugarman.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: The Enchanting Laura Mvula

by Marisa Frydman

Enjoy that spring weather with a side of wonderful music to jumpstart your weekend. Join us tonight on the Whole Wide World as we welcome the enchanting Laura Mvula. As a nominee of the prestigious Brit's critic's choice award, Laura Mvula pairs fantastic vocals with romantic classical arrangements. Listen in on her interview with Rita Houston which includes an exclusive in-house performance. Stick with us to hear more great music from Tom Jones, Michael Franti, Sade, Bobby McFerrin, and many more.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: A Chat With Petula

by Marisa Frydman

Join us tonight for a special edition of the Whole Wide World as we welcome ledgendary British singer, Petula Clark. Listen in for her conversation with Rita Houston as she discusses her new album, "Lost In You", as well as stories of moments spent with Elvis, Karen Carpenter, and many other greats. Stay tuned for music to get your weekend rolling by Jessie Ware, Mojave 3, Phosphorescent, Iron & Wine among many other new tunes.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: New Music From SXSW

by Marisa Frydman

Join us tonight on the Whole Wide World as Rita cues up great new music she found on her recent trip to South By South West in Austin. You'll hear some new tunes from your favorite musicians such as Justin Timberlake, Phoenix, and Patti Griffin as well as material from emerging artists such as Rhye and Jose James. All fantastic tunes that would surely spice up your Friday night. Stick around for an exclusive live performance and interview with American Idol alum and talented singer-songwriter, Crystal Bowersox.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

by Marisa Frydman

Kick back and enjoy your Friday night with the Whole Wide World. Tonight, Rita welcomes special guests Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell to Studio A at WFUV for an interview about the Duo's new album, "Old Yellow Moon." Emmylou and Rodney will also play an exclusive set for your listening pleasure. Stick around for some great new music from the likes of David Bowie, Phoenix, Robert DeLong, and Alice Smith.