WFUV Taps Into Listeners For New Tower
September 3, 2009 at 3:58 PM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIV. AAA WFUV/NEW YORK is asking listeners for $75.000 to help realize its dream of putting a strong radio signal into portions of LOWER MANHATTAN and BROOKLYN. The additional transmitter would "boost" the signal and bring it to over a million new listeners in pockets of NEW YORK CIY that are currently deprived.
The station has received FCC approval to mount a booster antenna on West 31st St. in MANHATTAN; FJC, a foundation of donor-advised funds, has offered a challenge grant of $25,000 if the station's listeners will contribute the remaining $75,000.
"We think WFUV's music mix is as unmistakably NEW YORK as the MANHATTAN skyline," WFUV GM RALPH JENNINGS said. "Yet, unfortunately for us, those same iconic buildings have been disrupting our signal and keeping us from delivering our programming to the many New Yorkers in downtown MANHATTAN and BROOKLYN that are demanding it. That's why we're asking listeners to 'give us a boost' and help make WFUV's music available to all the people of the greatest city in the world."