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Giving the "Hacky Snack" Idea to Tom at WFMU
As ‘The Best Show’ ends, an attempt to define its greatness
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It’s a Tuesday in early December around 9 p.m., and in a small radio studio in Jersey City, N.J., Tom Scharpling is about to host something he calls “The Best Show on WFMU” for nearly the last time. The difficult-to-pinpoint nature of the show is without a doubt part of its appeal and cult following, but also perhaps why it’s still held so firmly in the hands of its fans as something of “our secret” after 13 years. Whatever it is, after nine more hours of broadcasting over the next three weeks, it will conclude its run on WFMU. More