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Frequency Theory
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 nature of all culture, including music, is characterized by a constant melding and morphing of two into one, and that into another.  There is no “pure” – every form and every artifact is a bastard child of bastard parents, a DNA that can only be traced until it cannot. Remix, fusion, mutation and synthesis. Every week at the midway point, the segment “Discover This Cover” explores radical reinterpretations of music you thought you knew


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’s 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 1812 "Herculean"
    by Frequency Theory on May 8, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Original Air Date: May 3, 2018 Tonight's show, "Herculean" is 2 hours of funk, jazz, hip hop, and far out experimental weirdo shit. Tracks by Bonzo Doo Dah Band, Ezra Furman, Sons Of Kemet, Smokepurpp, Stanley Turrentine, Girl Talk, Deerhoof and more. Frequency Theory can be heard live every Thursday 8-10 PM Eastern Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1811 "As It's Bean"
    by Frequency Theory on April 25, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Original Air Date: April 19, 2018 In tonight's show, "As It's Bean", Tom is back in the studio after an extended absence, and will be paying tribute to a recently departed friend with few words, but much music, including: Melodysheep, Songhoy Blues, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jimmy Smith, Savoy Motel, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Stereo MCs and more. Frequency Theory can be heard live every Thursday 8-10pm Eastern. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1810 "Enough'
    by Frequency Theory on April 4, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Tonight's show, "Enough" features funk, jazz, and hip-hop inspired by last week's "March for our Lives" Tracks by: Leslie Hutchinson, The Funky Lowlives, DJ Muggs, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dzihan & Kamien, The Budos Band and more. Frequency Theory can be heard live every Thursday 8-10pm Eastern Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1809 "Listen to the Radio"
    by Frequency Theory on March 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: March 22, 2018 Tonight's show, "Listen to the Radio," is all up in ya face with a multifarious mix of funk, jazz, hip-hop, and other oddball finds featuring SHINEHEAD, Louis Prima, The Tape-beatles, Terry Callier, Scratch Bandits Crew, Thunderbitch, Chinese Man and more! PLUS: Discover this Cover at the midway point! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10pm Eastern.Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1808 "Imagination of Ourselves"
    by Frequency Theory on March 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: March 15, 2018 Tonight's show, "Imagination of Ourselves" will feature 2 solid hours of funk, hip-hop, nu jazz, experimental shit, mashups, and fun fun fun! Featuring Rebirth Brass Band, Enon, Kaada, Wells Fargo, The Bad Plus, The Lounge Lizards, Doug Hream Blunt, TAPE FIVE, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and more!  Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10pm EasternOnly on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1807 "The Best of Discover This Cover"
    by Frequency Theory on March 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: March 9, 2018 On this week's show, "The Best of Discover This Cover," Tom spins 2 hours of his favorite covers that have been featured on FT's weekly "Discover This Cover" segment. You'll hear reinterpretations of songs you know and love, as interpreted by Rachid Taha, CAKE, Elle King, Sexton Blake, Lordz of Brooklyn, Corduroy, Prince Fatty, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, PussyRiot, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Magic Drum Orchestra, Misfits, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10pm EasternOnly on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1806 "We Call B.S."
    by Frequency Theory on February 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: February 22, 2019 This week's  show, "We Call B.S." features an astonishing mix of experimental hip-hop, jazz, and funk - with track by Dengue Fever, 蛋堡 Soft Lipa, Stupeflip, Nina Simone, Young-Holt Unlimited, Black Uhuru Official, Articolo 31, Trombone Shorty, Trouble Funk, and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern.Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1805 "Ain't Goin' Don't Stop"
    by Frequency Theory on February 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Original Air Date: February 15, 2018 Tonight's show, "Ain't Goin' Don't Stop" is all the best genre-bending hip-hop, jazz, funk fusion you've come to expect, with tracks by Urban Dance Squad, Barry Adamson, The Souljazz Orchestra, People Under The Stairs, Scissor Sisters, Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, TypeWriter, and more! PLUS: Discover This Cover Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE Thursday 8-10pm Eastern Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1804 "Treasonous"
    by Frequency Theory on February 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: February 8, 2018 On tonight's show, "Treasonous" astounds with an eclectic mix of hip-hop, nu jazz, funk, punk and more - mixed, matched, mashed, crossed-over and amalgamated. Featuring tracks by: Fatback Band, Cut Chemist, Tom Browne, Eclectic Method, Loser's Lounge, The Clash, ArtOfficial, Marta Kubisova, and many more surprises.  PLUS: Discover This Cover!  Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1803 "Soldiers of Sound"
    by Frequency Theory on January 31, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Original Air Date: January 25, 2018 On tonight's show, "Soldiers of Sound," Tom is back live in the studio after a week off and paying tribute to three soldiers of sound we've lost this month: Hugh Masekela, Joe Frank, and Mark E. Smith (The Fall). Also, tracks by alive artists Kamasi Washington, Souls Of Mischief, Amanda Palmer, Cut Chemist, Richard In Your Mind and more. Aaaand then a few more dead ones. PLUS: Discover this Cover! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10pm. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1801 "Colder Than Mars"
    by Frequency Theory on January 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Original Air Date: January 4, 2018 Since you're staying in tonight, grab a hot toddy and enjoy 2 hours of nu jazz, hip hop, funk and other junque on an all-new Frequency Theory. Tonight's show, "Colder Than Mars" features tracks by Ninjoi, The Bamboos, Prince Fatty, Flowering Inferno, Eddie Hazel, DJ Hurricane, Junior Parker, and more! PLUS: an ultra-supercharged "Discover This Cover" at the halfway mark. Join us! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern (US) time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1744 "Radio Show"
    by Frequency Theory on January 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: December 28, 2017 On this week's show, "Radio Show" (with a nod to Repo Man), Tom is back in town and back on the mic, closing out the year with funk, jazz and hip-hop from James Pants, The Hi-Fly Orchestra, D/troit, Hannah Williams, Bajka, Floyd Lawson, Dr. Rubberfunk and more! Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time.  Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1743 "Sex Coffee"
    by Frequency Theory on December 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    This week's show, "Sex Coffee" features 2 hours of funk, hip-hop, jazz and other experimental weirdness with tracks by John Handy, Femi Kuti, Banana Erectors, Ron Miles, Alice Russell, Max Sedgly, Chris Joss, Speedometer, DJ Format and more. PLUS: A special edition of "Discover This Cover" honoring the life and music of David Cassidy. Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE Thursday 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1742 "Soft Robotics"
    by Frequency Theory on December 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Tonight's show, "Soft Robotics," features funk-soul-jazz-hiphop with tracks by Fatlip, Keller Williams, Roots Manuva, Third Coast Kings, Leftfield, Escort, William Onyeabor and more! PLUS: A special-super long edition of "Discover This Cover" Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10 PM Eastern (US) time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1741 "Snakefoot"
    by Frequency Theory on November 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: November 16, 2017 Frequency theory is funk, jazz, hip-hop, and jelly donuts shaken from policemen's hands by naked mole rats decked out in paisley swimshorts.Tonight's episode, "Snakefoot," features tracks by Ramsey Lewis, Kutiman, The Cactus Channel, Chet Faker, Jovanotti, Patti Drew, Pharoahe Monch, Alphonse Mouzon and more! Plus: Discover this Cover, BONUS: Tom chats with Grace McCreight, host of the new RFB show "Discotheqno."Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1740 "Apostle Strut"
    by Frequency Theory on November 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: November 9, 2017 Alternative jazz, experimental hip-hop, and post-funk for your Thursday night, with tracks by Ghetto Brothers, Red Astaire, Robert Glasper, Tom Jones, The Funk Ark and more! PLUS: Discover this Cover AND Tom chats with Ludovico Granvassu, host of the upcoming RFB show, Mondo Jazz. Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1739 "Backwards in the Middle"
    by Frequency Theory on November 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Original Air Date: November 2, 2017Experimental hip hop, acid funk, and soul house cookies. Weirdo stuff, outside of your comfort zone.Tonight: Medeski, Martin & Wood, Uyama Hiroto, Visioneers, Michael Franti, The Dirtbombs, Dojo Cuts, The Apples, and more.Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1738 "Not Normal"
    by Frequency Theory on October 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: October 26, 2017Tonight's show, "Not Normal" features tracks by Kora, Slum Village, Mc Solaar, D-Influence, Squeeze, The Aggrolites, and more!Frequency Theory is Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop. LIVE Thursdays 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time.Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1737 "Sapphire Elm"
    by Frequency Theory on October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Original Air Date: October 19, 2017 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. Tonight's episode, "Sapphire Elm," features tracks by  Tanika Charles, The Bongolian, The Clash, Ikebe Shakedown, Karl Hector & the Malcouns, The Comet is Coming and more!  Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10pm Eastern (US) Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn&nbs Listen →

  • Frequency Theory 1736 "gonna Leave This World (for a while)"
    by Frequency Theory on October 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Original air date: October 5, 2017 Tonight's show, "gonna Leave This World (for a while)" features tracks by The Hempolics, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Amp Fiddler, Clutchy Hopkins and more. PLUS: a special extended edition of "Discover this Cover" paying tribute to the late Tom Petty with sublime covers of six of his greatest songs. Frequency Theory can be heard LIVE every Thursday from 8-10 pm Eastern US Time. Only on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →