Friday, June 13, 2008

Spotlight on WFUV

This will be in the first of a series of journal entries discussing various radio stations.  I will discuss each station from my point of view.  If you are interested in reading the details about the station please check out their website.  I started to listen to them in the early 1990s.  I remember seeing a listing in the New York Times for a special day of programming honoring Bob Dylan's birthday on May 24th.  For all of these years it has been my "change of pace" station.  They play a lot of folk music or a format in radio business jargon Adult Album Alternative.  It is a not for profit station affiliated with Fordham University in the Bronx.  Many WFUV alumni such as Vin Scully have become distinugished broadcasters.  I used to listen to Ben Soper in the evening, but he moved on years ago.  I usually listen to Claudia Marshall's morning show for about 1/2 hour.  legendary New York personality Pete Fornatale started as a student back in the 1960s, but later returned to the station.  His Mixed Bag show is heard 4 PM - 8 PM on Saturdays.  I also listen to part of John Platt's Sunday Morning Breakfast.  I suggest that readers of this journal at least check it out.

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