Step Outside

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  • Wednesday

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Step Outside is a sojourn through strange and beautiful sounds, digital hybrids and musical mutations. Over three decades, Step Outside has become WMNF’s showcase of the Strange and Beautiful! From 20th century composers to early electronic experiments, free jazz, 4th world music, obscure psychedelia, and the rock avant-garde. Featured artists include Sun Ra, Fred Frith, Tom Waits, John Zorn, Amy Denio, Dungen, Faust, Soft Machine, Miles Davis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gyorgy Ligeti, Fripp & Eno, and many more…

Check out great Step Outside-oriented music videos here: “WMNF 88.5 Step Outside Video Shares”:

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Thank You Gifts available from Step Outside
40 Years and Into The Future T-Shirt
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This soft and stylish gray t-shirt features the great logo “40 Years Radio Active and Into the Future”!

$88.50$120.00Select options

Daddy Kool Records Gift Certificate – Step Outside
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Pledge $80 for $25 Daddy Kool Records Gift Certificate.  Daddy Kool’s new location is
2430 Terminal Drive S. Side B | St Petersburg.

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Be a Guest Host on Step Outside – $300
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You can do the whole 2 hours! We make a copy of the show for you to impress friends and neighbors. Music should be within the genre of this show, which is pretty wide.

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Mystery cd pack – 4 mystery cds (Step Outside)
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A selection of 4 strange and beautiful cds for your enjoyment!

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WMNF Ball Cap
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You want to represent and look FINE? Ball cap!

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40 Anniversary Love It All Wall Tile
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Have your name or a loved one’s name permanently place on “The Love It All” wall in front of the the Vicki Santa Studio. This can be set up to a Circle of Friends monthly contributions of $20 a month.

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40th Anniversary Music Lovers Wall Tile
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If your life is music then you need a “Music Lovers” tile. Put your name, the name of a loved one or the name of your favorite band permanently on the Music Lover Wall in the WMNF Music Library. For a limited time a 40th Anniversary logo will be included on the tile.  This can be set up in a Circle of Friends monthly contributions of $20. “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington.

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These are exclusive gifts of Step Outside, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

Peter Tush  

Step Outside Host; Dali Museum Curator of Education. Soft Machine's Third changed my life. Continuing the 3-decade Step Outside adventure with Mark Perfetti.

Mark Perfetti  

Step Outside host, Lead Audio Engineer on WMNF’s Live Music Showcase, Freelance Sound Mixer for Film and Television.


Musician. Raconteur. Trickster. Spiritual father & founder of Step Outside/Sonic Irritation in 1989. Deceased 2017. Loved and missed by all. Known for giving people the hairy eyebrow.