90.7 New York

WFUV Dissolves The Alternate Side

Fordham University AAA 90.7 WFUV New York is shutting down its “Alternate Side” Alternative music HD subchannel/webcast/partial simulcast. The Alternate Side currently airs on the City of New York’s 91.5 WNYE from 6am-12pm weekdays and on WFUV from 10pm-12am weekdays in addition to a 24/7 HD3/webcast. Those will all end on Friday, August 21 as part of a lineup shuffle at WFUV that will see the Alternate Side staffers moved to the primary station. Alisa Ali will take the 6-10pm Monday through Thursday slot currently held by Darren DeVivo, who will slide back to 10pm-2am. Russ Borris will keep the Alternate Side alive as a specialty show on Fridays from 9pm-12am. The other Alternate Side hosts will retain their other duties at the station. Eric Holland will remain in fill-i...[Read More]

Vin Scelsa Retiring From WFUV/SiriusXM

One of the last baton holders from the free-form era of commercial Rock radio in New York is calling it a career. Vin Scelsa will end his “Idiot’s Delight” program on 90.7 WFUV on Saturday, May 2. His final show on SiriusXM’s “The Loft” will air on Thursday, April 30. A tribute concert, “Vin Scelsa’s Fare Thee Well Concert” will take place on Monday, June 8. Sclesa began his New York radio career in 1967 at 91.1 WFMU with later stops at 99.5 WBAI, 95.5 WABC-FM, 92.7 WLIR, multiple runs at 102.7 WNEW, “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK and finally at WFUV where he has been since WNEW dropped its Hot Talk format in 2001. In a statement posted on WFUV’s site, Scelsa stated, “I am incredibly lucky to have spent my entire radio caree...[Read More]

WFUV Modernizes Its Music

Fordham University AAA 90.7 WFUV New York has adjusted its programming to skew current. In a market with no commercial Alternative or current based Rock station at all, WFUV is shifting its gold-based AAA format to become “New York’s Music Discovery“. The station’s playlist is now half current and half from its existing broad library. Along with the musical tweaks, the station is dropping other programming elements including hourly NPR newscasts and traffic reports during drive times, noting that there are other places to get that information much more regularly. WFUV’s release follows: WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) has made several programming adjustments to focus more on being a vital, local contemporary music service. These include some tweaks to the¬†weekday musi...[Read More]