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WFUV Welcomes Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Others

Contact: Megan Dowd
(212) 636-6538
medowd@fordham.edu


NEW YORK—WFUV (90.7 FM), Fordham University's 50,000-watt public radio station, recently welcomed a distinguished group of musicians, actors and directors, including Grammy winners Paul Simon, James Taylor and Norah Jones, as members of its Honorary Advisory Board.

Other honorary members include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jackson Browne and Jorma Kaukonen; Grammy-nominated artist Suzanne Vega; famed director Martin Scorsese; Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins; Sopranos' star Edie Falco; and Nora Guthrie, director of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives.

“It's clear that WFUV has a special place in the hearts of not just our listeners, but the musicians we play,” said Ralph M. Jennings, general manager of WFUV. “It's especially gratifying to have artists of this caliber publicly support WFUV's mission as we move into this exciting new chapter in our history.”

WFUV's recently created advisory board consists of 22 men and women, in addition to the honorary members, dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the growth of the station.  WFUV is in the process of relocating its operational headquarters to a state-of-the-art facility in Keating Hall on the Rose Hill campus. The new facility is expected to be up and running this fall. WFUV is also erecting a tower on top of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, which will double the station's reach from seven million to 14 million people. Construction on the tower is expected to be complete in January.

WFUV-FM is an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI) and offers an eclectic mix of music programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Licensed by the FCC in 1947, the station serves nearly 300,000 listeners per week in New York City's five boroughs, Long Island and the northern New York suburbs, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as across the country with streaming audio at wfuv.org.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 

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