New York, NY (September 28, 2005)–Noncommercial public radio station WFUV (90.7 FM) has moved into a new state-of- the-art broadcast center in Keating Hall on Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus. The new studio and production facility include new control rooms, an expanded performance studio, interview studios, voiceover booths and workstations.
At over 6,000 square feet, the new center offers twice the workspace of the former WFUV facility. “Having an adequate studio space and work environment allows us to offer listeners the best possible audio quality. As radio moves into a future where it is available on computers, laptops, cell phones and iPods, the new facility expands WFUV’s possibilities for program production and archiving and takes full advantage of our unique access to artists and performers,” said WFUV general manager Ralph Jennings.
“Producers will finally have all the tools they need–literally, with Pro Tools editing stations–to no longer have to jump through hoops to get their work done,” added director of technical operations George Evans, who orchestrated WFUV’s transition to the new facility.
WFUV is also in the process of erecting a tower on top of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, which will double the station’s signal reach from 7 million to 14 million people. The new antenna is expected to be operational by January 2006.
WFUV is a non-commercial, member-supported affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI), licensed to Fordham University for more than 50 years. The station serves nearly 300,000 listeners per week in New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island and the northern New York suburbs, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as across the country with streaming audio at wfuv.org.
WFUV (90.7 FM)