Donna Loren Interviewed Live by Gaylord Fields of WFMU-FM

Donna is interviewed live by veteran DJ Gaylord Fields on community-supported WFMU on Sunday, June 10th at 6pm EST.

Listen to the Interview and View Gaylord's playlist.

About Gaylord Fields

Along with a 20-year DJ stint at WMFU, Gaylord Fields was editor, special projects at and features and news editor at FMQB. Prior to this, he was senior editor at AOL Music and a copy editor and copy chief at This Old House, Spin, and Spy. He is also a longtime writer of articles and reviews on music and popular culture.

About WMFU     

WFMU-FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States. 

The station also broadcasts to the Hudson Valley and Lower Catskills in New York, Western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania via its 90.1 signal at WMFU in Mount Hope, NY. The station maintains an extensive online presence at WFMU.ORG which includes live audio streaming in several formats, over 8 years of audio archives, podcasts and a popular blog.

Rolling Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, CMJ and the New York Press have all at one time or another called WFMU "the best radio station in the country" and the station has also been the subject of feature stories in The New York Times and on the BBC. In recent years the station has gained a large international following due its online operations and counts Simpson's creator Matt Groening, film director Jim Jarmusch and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, among others, as devoted fans of the station. 

WFMU's programming ranges from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness to rock and roll, experimental music, 78 RPM Records, jazz, psychedelia, hip-hop, electronica, hand-cranked wax cylinders, punk rock, gospel, exotica, R&B, radio improvisation, cooking instructions, classic radio airchecks, found sound, dopey call-in shows, interviews with obscure radio personalities and notable science-world luminaries, spoken word collages, Andrew Lloyd Webber soundtracks in languages other than English as well as Country and western music.

All of the station's programming is controlled by individual DJs and is not beholden to any type of station-wide playlist or rotation schedule. Experimentation, spontaneity and humor are among the station's most frequently noted distinguishing traits. WFMU does not belong to any existing public radio network, and close to 100% of its programming originates at the station.

NJ Star-Ledger, May 25, 2012: Beach blanket beauty: The swinging ’60s of Donna Loren

Published: Friday, May 25, 2012, 4:12 PM    


"Some pretty big stars had featured songs in the "beach party" movies of the 1960s: Stevie Wonder, Nancy Sinatra, Dorothy Lamour, Dick Dale and, of course, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello." So how did Donna Loren — whose claim to fame then was as the spokesgirl for Dr. Pepper — land songs in "Beach Blanket Bingo," "Bikini Beach," "Pajama Party" and "Muscle Beach Party"? Read Full Interview…