Quirkiest radio ever: WFMU

New York’s WFMU wakes me up. Literally. I’ve programmed my computer so that, among other things, it functions as a clock radio. At 6:45 a.m. on weekdays, it powers up and tunes in, considerately fading in gradually.

The WFMU DJs follow their own muses. I would apply the following adjectives from the thesaurus, if not to each song played, then certainly to the station as a whole:

aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, beat, bent, bizarre, capricious, case, character, cockeyed, crazy, curious, droll, erratic, far out, flaky, fly ball, freak, freakish, freaky, funky, funny, geeky, goony, idiosyncratic, irregular, kooky, nutty, odd, oddball, off-center, offbeat, outlandish, peculiar, quaint, queer, quirky, quizzical, screwy, singular, strange, uncommon, unconventional, unnatural, unusual, way out, weird, weirdo, whacko, whacky, whimsical, wild, yo-yo

but I’d also say:

ace, attractive, best ever, cat’s pajamas, choice, commendable, cool, copacetic, crack, crackerjack, daisy, deadly, deserving, dilly, doozie, dream, estimable, excellent, exquisite, fine, gnarly, good, great, greatest, groovy, heavy, hunky dory, keen, laudable, mean, meritable, meritorious, neat, peachy, praiseworthy, rare, smashing, solid, spiffy, super, super-duper, superior, unreal, valuable, wicked, wonderful, worthy

WFMU is just the kind of station that makes Internet radio worth saving.