UMFM is slowly getting back to "normal" in person programming - some of our hosts are still recording at home, thanks as always for your support!

Listen Live

On-air now: Swing Radio 7:00pm–8:00pm

Up next: 52nd Street Jazz 8:00pm–9:00pm

Program Directory


The art mar­ket is so opaque and illiq­uid that it bare­ly func­tions like a mar­ket at all. A hand­ful of big names get all the head­lines (and most of the dol­lars). Beneath the sur­face is a tan­gled web of deal­ers, cura­tors, auc­tion hous­es, spec­u­la­tors — and, of course, artists. In this episode, we meet the key play­ers and learn how an obscure, long-dead Amer­i­can painter sud­den­ly became a superstar.