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Whole Wide World

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: iPod On Shuffle

by Marisa Frydman

The iPod's on shuffle tonight. Join us as Rita takes a "back seat" on the Whole Wide World and lets her iPod pick the soundtrack for your Friday night. Tune in for some golden oldies, fun 80s music, a few surprises, and as always, your favorite songs.

Tune in for the Whole Wide World with Rita Houston tonight and every Friday night from 7-10pm on 90.7 FM or online at wfuv.org. Miss a show? Be sure to explore past broadcasts in the WFUV Archives.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Honoring Disco's Legacy

by Marisa Frydman

Happy Friday evening, the Whole Wide World has a hip show tonight with a great beat to dance to. As you may have heard, Steve Rubell, co-owner of the former legendary Studio 54, is auctioning off priceless memorabilia from the decade of disco this weekend. To honor the great music of that era, Rita will be spinning disco favorites throughout the show. Listen in for your favorite Studio 54 tunes. Also joining us tonight, up-and-coming British soul singer Jessie Ware will be joining WFUV's Kara Manning in the studio for her first radio interview as well as an exclusive performance.

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: Angela McCluskey Stops By

by Marisa Frydman

Rita Houston is thrilled to be hosting her first edition of Whole Wide World in 2013 and we have a great show lined up to kick start your weekend. Singer-songwriter Angela McCluskey joins Rita in the studio for an interview and an exclusive live performance of her original music as well as some wonderful jazz standards. Be sure to stick around and listen to some of Rita's favorite new artists for the year such as Wild Belle and The Lone Bellow as well as new music from old favorites such as David Bowie and Emmylou Harris.

 

Tonight On The Whole Wide World: Rita's Top 10 Of 2012

by Marisa Frydman

Join us for another exciting edition of the Whole Wide World tonight as Rita counts down her top 10 songs of 2012. It's no surprise that Rita's excellent taste in music is showcased through these eclectic choices as well as other songs from some of her favorite albums of the year. You can check out her top tunes as well as other WFUV DJs' favorite picks on our website, and don't forget to submit your own list to us as well.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Introducing Lake Street Dive

by Rita Houston

Join us on tonight on The Whole Wide World for an exclusive premiere performance from rising stars, Lake Street Dive. After coming across their cover of the Jackson Five classic "I Want You Back" on YouTube, I invited the conservatory-trained quartet to be the opening artists for our Holiday Cheer for FUV show happening next Wednesday at The Beacon. Just as I expected, this band is much more than a covers project. Their original songs are fun, catchy, and masterfully performed.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Elton John's 11/17/70

by Marisa Frydman

Join us for a very special broadcast of Whole Wide World with Rita Houston on the eve of the 42nd anniversary of Elton John's legendary live LP, 11/17/70. This historic album was originally a live broadcast on New York City rock radio, and is considered to be one of Elton's best recorded live performances ever. In honor of the occasion, we're exploring the whole wide world of live music.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Lucinda!

by Marisa Frydman

Tune in tonight for a home-broadcast edition of The Whole Wide World with Rita Houston. We have a great set of music lined up to start your weekend off right featuring our upcoming Holiday Cheer benefit concert headliner, Lucinda Williams. Over the past few decades, Lucinda has written and developed a stunning catalog of music, spanning the genres of Americana, folk, and country-rock, and we are thrilled to see her perform at the Beacon Theatre on December 5th.

This Week on the Whole Wide World

by Marisa Frydman

There is only one word I can think of to descibe the events of this past week: Unbelievable. Hurricane Sandy forced itself upon the Northeast, causing serious damage to communities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as other areas in our region. We at the Whole Wide World and WFUV want to send our hearts, minds, and prayers out to anyone who has felt the horrible effects of this disaster. We stand with you.

The Whole Wide World Tonight!

by Rita Houston
Eric Molk

The Whole Wide World ahead tonight with new music from Antibalas, the xx, Amy Cook, Tom Tom Club, Poor Moon, The Very Best and classics from Sly, T Rex, and Talking Heads. Plus, I am honored to have Rodriguez for a rare interview and solo performance.  He’s a movie star now with his unbelievable, unlikely story being told in the new documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. The film is well done and will move you. In our session Rodriguez reflects on his past with humility and grace.  It’s an amazing story.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Cold Specks!

by Tim Pierson

Tonight on The Whole Wide World Rita Houston spins a mix of great stuff both new and old. From brand new Mumford and Sons to classic Nat King Cole, tonight's show really runs the musical gamut. The show will also feature a live session from a new artist. Cold Specks, the stage name of London-based, Canadian singer-songwriter Al Spx, stopped by Studio A earlier this week to talk with Rita Houston about her forthcoming album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion. A very humble, softspoken, even a bit quirky young woman began to speak.