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WFUV To Upgrade Antenna, Reception

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538
howe@fordham.edu


Soon more people will be hearing WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org). Fordham University’s noncommercial public radio station will be working to improve listener reception by upgrading its main antenna over the next several weeks, making its signal stronger in Manhattan and parts of New Jersey.  Neither the antenna’s height nor footprint will be affected by the upgrades.

While construction on the antenna takes place, 90.7 FM (and all corresponding HD Radio channels) will be off the air from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays from Thursday, Nov. 5, through Wednesday, Nov. 18. WFUV will resume normal broadcasting from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. during these weekdays, while regular weekend programming will continue uninterrupted.  Throughout the entire period of construction, listeners will be able to hear regular programming as usual online at wfuv.org via streaming audio, as well as on iPods and iPhones with the free WFUV application.  For more information about WFUV’s antenna upgrade, please visit: www.wfuv.org/about/offair.html

“This is something we’ve been working on for more than a year," said WFUV General Manager Ralph Jennings. “The antenna upgrade is part of WFUV’s ongoing efforts to bring its broadcast signal to more listeners throughout the entire New York metropolitan area.”

WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for more than 60 years. Serving nearly 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the Web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV is Rock & Roots Radio, offering an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio and local news.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
11/09

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