Documentary Perspectives: Radio Unameable
Monday, April 15
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized the FM airwaves in the 1960s and ’70s with his free-form program Radio Unameable, a cultural hub for music, politics and audience engagement. For nearly 50 years, he has been heard at midnight on New York City listener-sponsored station WBAI, utilizing the airwaves for mobilization long before today’s innovations in social media. Drawing from Fass’ extraordinary personal archive of audio recordings – including interviews with Allen Ginsberg and Abbie Hoffman, and performances by Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and Carly Simon – Radio Unameable celbrates the profoundly influential career of one of radio’s unsung heroes.
Special Guests: Filmmakers Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace, and WBAI DJ Bob Fass
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Professor Mario A. Murillo at 516-463-6062
Documentary Perspectives is presented by the Department of Radio, Television, Film in collaboration with Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, and with special support provided by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.