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Dennis Elsas Joins WFUV

Contact: Finnegan, Lisa
212 636-7175
lfinnegan@fordham.edu


NEW YORK (August 1) - Dennis Elsas, one of New York's most popular radio personalities, returns to the airwaves on Monday, August 14, as the afternoon drive host on WFUV, 90.7 FM, Fordham University's public radio station. Elsas will be on the air Monday through Friday from 2 - 6 p.m., playing WFUV's critically acclaimed mix of singer-songwriters, rock, blues, world music and more. "I'm very excited to be joining WFUV," Elsas said. "As a long-time listener to the station, I've always admired their musical integrity. It'll be great to be back on the air daily doing creative and entertaining radio." "Dennis helped create and define a style of radio," said Chuck Singleton, WFUV's program director. "We're very happy to have one of progressive radio's pioneers bring that experience to what WFUV is doing today." Heard on WNEW-FM for more than 25 years, Elsas's show featured contemporary and classic rock 'n' roll, along with insightful interviews with leading music makers. His unique style - a blend of enthusiasm and ingenuity - helped to establish WNEW-FM as New York's premier rock station. His historic interview with John Lennon was featured in "The Beatles Anthology" and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Television and Radio. Elsas was the voice for VH1's Concert of the Century from the White House, and was heard weekly on Discover Magazine on the Discovery Channel and nightly on CNBC's Upfront Tonight. WFUV, 90.7 FM, is Fordham University's public radio station, offering a mix of music plus headlines from National Public Radio. The station serves more than 250,000 weekly listeners in the New York metropolitan area. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx and Manhattan, as well as academic centers in Tarrytown and Armonk, N.Y. 8/00

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