Saturday, March 20, 2010

Should I apply to be on the Community Advisory Board to WFUV?

I think I am going to ask my radio friends for advisement here. I was listening to Pete Fornatale this afternoon while he mentioned that WFUV is looking for new members to its Community Advisory Board. In brief this committee is to:

•Review the programming goals established by the station;
•Review the community service provided by the station;
•Review the impact on the community of significant policy decisions made by the station;
•Advise the governing board of the station whether the programming and other significant policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station.

WFUV brands itself as "Rock and Roots Radio" which to me is quite vague. They used to refer to their programming during the week as "City Folk" which is folk music for people in NYC. In radio jargon their format is described as AAA (Adult Album Alternative).

Readers of this Journal know that I listen to many genres of music. A jack of all trades is a master of none. I would estimate that I listen to WFUV about 6 - 8 hours each week, but my knowledge of the multitude of recording artists that they play is very cursory. Based on that I don't know if I can effectively serve on their board. WFUV does play more Bob Dylan music than any other station on the terrestrial dial in NYC. Only plays more Dylan.

OK folks - should I apply?

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