Posted in movies | music on June 20, 2012

Freeform or Die

FREEFORM OR DEATH follows Ken Freedman, the manager and leader of the world's oldest freeform radio station, WFMU, and his fight to keep the station afloat through an economic collapse, in a dying industry, with an increasingly Internet-addicted audience. At 51 years old, Ken's whole life is strapped to a station that faces crumbling infrastructure, encroaching institutional forces, and internal generational conflicts. Will his 25-year effort to keep WFMU alive be enough?

WFMU doc Freeform of Death is currently 80% of the way toward their $50k goal required to complete the film's post-production. Contribute to their Kickstarter if you can and check out a few videos on the documentary below.


Kickstarter Promo



Comments (11)


Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:27 AM

Ken, Irwin and Kenny G are a'ite, but Tom Sharpling is a total douche.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:34 AM

you can complain about a lot of things, but you really can't complain much about the existence of wfmu. let me know if there's a better radio station in the northeast on a whole and if it's not one of the top five in the universe.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 11:09 AM

Their twitter feed is great. I don't really listen to radio.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 11:15 AM

Radio is so 20th century. Give me the iPods any day - now there is a band with some diversity from track to track!

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 11:21 AM

Thanks for posting this..

Posted by J | June 20, 2012 11:54 AM

Scharpling is such a schmuck. Manchild.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 12:06 PM

Aw. Did somebody get hung up on?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 12:18 PM

Wait whaaat? Son, GG Allin reference, mouse wearing a cape.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 12:21 PM

Fuck this nerd for taking The Pat Duncan Show off the air after Pat was on the station for thirty years.

Bring back Pat in the Thursday 11pm-2am slot!

Posted by D | June 21, 2012 3:57 AM

looks like a great documentary.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 7:49 PM

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