WFUV Awarded Grant For New Stream Featuring Independent Artists
August 14, 2007 at 2:23 PM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY AAA Noncomm WFUV/NEW YORK has been awarded a $500,000 grant from THE NEW YORK STATE MUSIC FUND to support the development of a second full-time radio stream targeted to music fans in their 20s and 30s. This noncommercial station will debut in FALL '08 as an HD Radio channel at 90.7 FM, and be made available via Internet and mobile streaming audio .
The programming on the second stream will include a blend of established and emerging indie rock, electronica, world, dance and other musical hybrids.
WFUV GM RALPH JENNINGS said, "WFUV will further enrich the NEW YORK radio landscape by developing a second stream targeted to younger audiences. It's an excellent opportunity for us to broaden our service and widen our musical offerings as we celebrate our 60th anniversary. We are deeply grateful to the NEW YORK STATE MUSIC FUND for its leadership support of this $1.2 million project and for its investment in the future of NEW YORK's independent artists and audiences."