Newport Folk Festival Coming Up: WFUV Will Broadcast Live
July 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM (PT)
In a NEW YORK radio exclusive, FORHAM UNIVERISTY Triple A WFUV will air and stream two days of live main stage performances from the famed GEORGE WEIN'S NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL. On SATURDAY, JULY 31st and SUNDAY, AUGUST 1st from 11:15a-7:30p WFUV, in cooperation with NPR MUSIC, will be broadcasting and webcasting all the festival's main stage performances as they happen.
Further, WFUV Music Director RITA HOUSTON, Morning Host CLAUDIA MARSHALL and NPR Host BOB BOILEN will be in NEWPORT to report live.
"We're excited to bring the festival to music fans on the radio in NEW YORK, and anywhere on the web. Thanks to WFUV's partnership with NPR, more people can have the NEWPORT experience," said WFUV Program Director CHUCK SINGLETON.
SATURDAY will feature JOHN PRINE, ANDREW BIRD, CALEXICO, BRANDI CARLILE, THE LOW ANTHEM and NNEKA. SUNDAY’s lineup includes LEVON HELM BAND, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHIE HAVENS, THE AVETT BROTHERS, SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS and TAO RODRIGUEZ SEEGER.