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Frequency Theory
Hosted by Tom Tenney. Frequency Theory is a show about musical intersections – where jazz meets hip hop, punk and funk converge, turntablism overlaps with soul, folk shares a spliff with its psychedelic brethren, and industrial hits the disco dancefloor.   The very nature of music, of culture itself, is characterized by a constant melding and morphing of two into one, and that into another.  There is no “pure” in art or music – every form and every artifact is a bastard child of bastard parents -a DNA that can be traced to the beginning of art itself.   Some call it remix, others may call it fusion, but at Frequency Theory we simply call it sound.
Listen LIVE every Thursday at 8:00 pm
Category: Acid Jazz, Experimental, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Music, Soul, World


About Tom Tenney

Tom Tenney is the founder and Director of the annual RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC. He has been producing theatrical events since the 1980’s and ran a performance venue called SPACE in the East Village from 2001-2003. His long-running late-night series Grindhouse-A-Go-Go! was the flagship show at Surf Reality’s House of Urban Savages on the Lower East Side from 1998-2002. He’s worked with a diverse group of artists – from Robert Wilson to Seka – and his work as a producer, director, and performer has been seen in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and several cities throughout Europe. Tom’s sound pieces have been heard on PRX Remix Radio, GMFE Sound Experience in Chicago, Toronto’s 2011 Deep Wireless Festival and Streaming Festival, Sixth Edition. He got his M.A. in Media Studies from the New School in NYC and his B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fun Arts) from Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He has been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and currently teaches media theory at Hofstra University. Tom is the host of Frequency Theory on Radio Free Brooklyn, and recently published The DIY Internet Radio Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Your Own Streaming Radio Station.


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  • Frequency Theory 1732 "Zombie Dogs"
    by Frequency Theory on September 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: September 9, 2017Hosted by RFB co-founder, Tom Tenney, Frequency Theory is 2 hours of music and sound outside your comfort zone. Tonight's show, "Zombie Dogs", features sounds from the (first) Korean war and tracks by: Ebo Taylor, Annette Peacock, Soul Position, Harlem Yu, Typical Cats, Hugh Masekela and more!Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 PM Eastern. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1731 "Broadway Junction"
    by Frequency Theory on September 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: August 31, 2017Tonight's episode, "Broadway Junction" features Mayan hip-hop by Balam Apju plus: Cities Aviv, Melissa Aldana, Odd Future, noura mint seymali and more!Experimental jazz, hip-hop, funk, fusion. Music outside your comfort zone.Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10pm. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1730 "Human Hands Rising Mind"
    by Frequency Theory on August 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: August 24, 2017  Hosted by RFB co-founder Tom Tenney, Frequency Theory is 2 hours of alt-jazz, post-funk, experimental soul, and hip-hop 4.0. Tonight's show, "Human Hands Rising Mind" features tracks by Orgone, The Natural Yogurt Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Suffers, Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, Barrio Jazz Gang, Takuya Kuroda, Heliocentrics, Liricas Analas, MR CHOP, and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 pm US Eastern Daylight Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn.&nbs Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1729 "Destruction DNA"
    by Frequency Theory on August 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017Tonight: "Destruction DNA" hard music for a hard week. jazz echoes and resounds, hip-hop hides itself in a dream, saxophones weep. Tracks by Swamp Dogg, Deep Street Soul, DJ Shadow, Baby Huey, Eric B. and Rakim, The Watts Prophets and more.Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm US Eastern Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1728 "Soul Tiger"
    by Frequency Theory on August 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: August 10, 2017In tonight's show, "Soul Tiger", Tom is preparing for the apocalypse by hunkering down in the Radio Free Bunker, making bodysuits out of cockroaches, and spinning funk, jazz, experimental hip hop, and post-everything tracks from Polar Bear, Die Antwoord, Bushwick Bill, The Shaolin Afronauts, GoGo Penguin, Flying Lotus and more.Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE 8-10pm Eastern Daylight Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1727 "Dress Like X, Lips Like Y"
    by Frequency Theory on August 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Original air date: August 3, 2017Frequency Theory is dystopian-funk, post-soul, acid jazz, and hip hop au courant - hosted by Tom Tenney. Tonight's show, "Dress Like X, Lips Like Y" features tracks by Skull Snaps, Kashmere Stage Band, Dream Warriors, Milk Kan, Fort Knox Five, Nicole Willis & and Soul Investigators and more!Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 pm US Eastern time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1726 "RaBe!" with special guest Kate Hiß of Radio Bern (RaBe)
    by Frequency Theory on August 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017In tonight's show, "RaBe!" Tom is joined in the studio by Kate Hiß of Radio RaBe (http://rabe.ch) in Bern, Switzerland and discuss radio, NYC, Switzerland, life and music. Plus tracks by: Oscar Brown Jr., Lizzy Mercier Decloux, Ohmega Watts, Dumpstaphunk, Joe Lee Wilson, Tom Tom Club, Adrian Younge, and more!Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 PM Eastern Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1725 "Neon Transplant"
    by Frequency Theory on July 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original Air Date: July 13, 2017 It's too damn hot in NYC to talk, so tonight's show, "Neon Transplant" is mostly back to back hip-hop, funk, and jazz from the likes of Ugly Duckling, Soel, The Crusaders, Monty Alexander, Peanut Butter Wolf, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Beginning of the End, and way more to cool your jets, Brooklyn-style! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm US Eastern time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1724 "Made for You and Me"
    by Frequency Theory on July 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original Air Date: July 6, 2017 In tonight's episode, "Made For You and Me", Tom gets all post-fourth introspective about the meaning of freedom and independence. Tracks by: Weldon Irvine, Jean Grae, Ray Charles, Homeboy Sandman, Ozomatli, Chicano Batman, Eva Cassidy and more! Plus, a special Independence day edition of "Discover This Cover" featuring four covers of "This Land is Your Land" you cannot live without! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1723 "Perverted Accordian"
    by Frequency Theory on July 4, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original air date: June 29, 2017 Tonight's show, "Perverted Accordian," features tracks by Quasimoto, Miles Davis, The Tao of Groove, Prince Fatty, Eddie Jefferson, Champagne Jerry, The Headhunters and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1722 "Vinyl Guillotine"
    by Frequency Theory on June 27, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Tonight's show, "Vinyl Guillotine" celebrates summer with tracks by Big Sam's Funky Nation, Flow Tribe, The Coup, Shotgun Jazz Band, Eddie Hazel, C. Spencer Yeh, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE Thursday 8-10pm Eastern (5pm PT)Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1721 "100th Episode Extravaganza!"
    by Frequency Theory on June 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Tom and a host of friends invade the RFB studios to celebrate the 100th episode of one of Radio Free Brooklyn's very first shows with a three-hour live broadcast. Angelica and Amanda, hosts of Empty Orchestra, and Patrick, Violet and Sara of the Apocal-cast all stop by and play a gamified version of "Discover this Cover," and Tom shows his age by stumping them with covers of bygone classics. You'll have to listen to find out who won, and left the studio with a free RFB t-shirt! Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1720 "Hippy Skippy Slam Boyz" 6/8/17
    by Frequency Theory on June 13, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Tonight's show, "Hippy Skippy Slam Boyz" is the show's 99th episode, and Tom is counting down to the 3-hour 100th party episode next week with tracks by The Mighty Show-Stoppers, Skeewiff, Torpedo Boyz, African Music Machine, Polkaholix, Grinderman, The Last Poets, and more! Frequency Theory is a show about musical intersections – where jazz meets hip hop, punk and funk converge, turntablism overlaps with soul, folk shares a spliff with its psychedelic brethren, and industrial hits the disco dancefloor. LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 PM EDT (UTC -4:00)Only on Radio Free Brooklyn.www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1719 "Portal to a Quiet Dog"
    by Frequency Theory on June 6, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017 Tonight's show, "Portal to a Quiet Dog," laments that, as of today, the US is no longer the leader of the free world. So let's all kick back and enjoy the decline and fall with tracks by Michal Urbaniak, The Disco Biscuits, Steve Coleman, Tuxedomoon, The String Cheese Incident, Lydia Lunch, Mos Def and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern Time (UTC -4:00) Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1718 "Revolution Moon"
    by Frequency Theory on May 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017 This episode, "Revolution Moon." turns from sublime to ridiculous, spinning records by Fela Kuti, Spanky Wilson, Sex Mob, Blockhead, Garage a Tois, Pete Rock, Soulive, and more. Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1717 "Jumpin' Green Godzilla!" (Redux)
    by Frequency Theory on May 24, 2017 at 9:35 am

    NOTE: PREVIOUS UPLOAD WAS WRONG FILE. THIS IS THE CORRECT SHOW. Original Air Date: May 18, 2017 On tonight's show, "Jumpin' Green Godzilla!" Tom shares top-secret code word intelligence, encoded in tracks by Buckshot LeFonque, The Sugarman 3, Lady Pardox, Doctorfunk, J-Radical, Kings Go Forth, The Mighty Imperials, and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday at 8pm Eastern Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1716 "Two-Headed Jesus"
    by Frequency Theory on May 16, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Live Air Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 The political temperature of America is VERY high right now, so in tonight's show, "Two-Headed Jesus," Tom is going to try to single-handedly cool it down with tracks by The Electric Swing Circus, Urban Species, Radical Stuff, Edwin Birdsong, Junior Wells, DJ Cam, George Duke, Kormac, and more! Listen up! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10 pm EDT, 5 pm PDT, midnight GMT.Only on Radio Free Brooklyn.www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1715 "Funky Space Freaks"
    by Frequency Theory on May 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017 Tonight's show, "Funky Space Freaks" features the best post-rock, post-punk, post-jazz, post nasal drip, and acid-wash with tracks by: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Billy Preston, Jazz Pistols, Vulfpeck, DJ Spooky, Tribal Tech and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm ET. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1714 "Secret Power Interactive"
    by Frequency Theory on May 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original air date: Thursday, April 27 2017 In tonight's show, "Secret Power Interactive," Tom is back and celebrating our #2 spot on Time Out NY's list of NYC's best indie stations by mixin' up the funk/soul/jazz/hiphop and bringin ya tracks by Shaolin Temple Defenders, Jack McDuff, Hot 8 Brass Band, Brian Auger, Weather Report, DJ Faust, Yes King, Burning Babylon, Funkshone and way, way more! Listen up! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 pm ET. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →

  • Frequency Theory 1713 "A Coney Island for Your Ears"
    by Frequency Theory on April 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Original Airdate: April 20, 2017 In tonight's show, "A Coney Island for your Ears" Funky Cyclones and Jazzy Wonder Wheels abound, featuring tracks by Kero One, The Bamboos, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Louis Prima, Deep Street Soul, Easy Mo Bee & Emskee, 6ix Toys, Fingathing, Dizzy Gillespie and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE ever Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Read more →