WFUV Set For Third Spring Gala
April 8, 2010 at 3:20 PM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK is set for its third annual fund raising Spring Gala -- this year being held at GOTHAM HALL on MAY 5th. The event will honor legendary musician LEVON HELM, sportscaster ERNIE HARWELL and television journalist BOB SCHIEFFER.
HELM and his band will perform for the guests including MAYOR BLOOMBERG, SUZANNE VEGA and PETE and MAURA KENNEDY.
There will be also a silent auction with priceless items like a Crazy Heart guitar signed by RYAN BINGHAM, T BONE BURNETT and JEFF BRIDGES and U2 signed memorabilia.
Just prior to event, WFUV will be holding its annual spring fund drive on-air, which begins APRIL 17th. During weekdays they will be running a feature called Chain of Tunes: throughout the drive, the station will play one long chain of songs, with each song somehow relating to the last.
"Chain of Tunes is the sort of creative, adventurous programming the makes WFUV stand out on the radio dial," said Music Director RITA HOUSTON. "It's a chance for our DJs to share their exhaustive music knowledge with listeners and remind them of the value of public radio."