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Falling in Love Again: The Big Broadcast for January 25, 2015

by Rich Conaty

Songwriter Sammy Lerner was born in Romania 112 years ago this week. A household name he isn't, but Lerner left us two memorable, very distinct signature songs, "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" and "Falling in Love Again." Sammy gets a salute on this week's "Big Broadcast," along with the formidable Jerome Kern, top 1920s lyricist Buddy De Sylva, and Harry Ruby, composer of "Three Little Words." Ruby and Kern were the subject of Hollywood "biopics," with Ruby portrayed by Red Skelton, and Robert Walker as Jerome Kern.

Delicious Duets for Sunday Breakfast

by John Platt

It takes two to tango - and to make a duet. On this week's Sunday Breakfast I'll be featuring nearly two dozen duets from the likes of Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, and Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - many of them requests from faithful listeners.

UKNY On FUV For January 24: Back To The '90s

by Kara Manning
A scene from 1996's "Trainspotting"

It might be 2015, but on tonight's FUV Winter Drive edition of UKNY, we'll rewind 20 (and more) years to the eclectic '90s. Portishead, Ride and The Sundays were fresh-faced kids stomping across Britain and the "Trainspotting" soundtrack ruled every club, pub and movie theatre in the summer of '96. Also, we'll revisit turn of the century, one-album wonders like Mono and One Dove.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For January 24

by Marshall Crenshaw
Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis

At 10 on "The Bottomless Pit," we'll hear Sonny Boy Williamson cursing at Leonard Chess, The Bobby Fuller Four doing a shoe commercial, and catch lots more of my and your favorite recording stars, like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course, The Everly Brothers, in unguarded moments and/or struggling to find their way in the recording studio. Yes, that's right, a whole show of outtakes and things that were saved from the cutting room floor, the wastebasket, or the bulk eraser.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For January 24

by WFUV Staff
Memphis, Tennessee

On tonight's snowy, FUV Winter Drive edition of "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin Scelsa makes a move to Memphis—sort of—and travels from Tom T. Hall to the cast of "The Newsroom" to the Avett Brothers. Also, The Decemberists, Jackson C. Frank, Bryan Ferry and a little help from Vin's friends Rita Houston and Corny O'Connell too.