WFDU Broadcast Media

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WFDU(FM) began broadcasting to the New York Metropolitan area in August of 1971 as a result of a concerted effort for its establishment by the administration of Fairleigh Dickinson University and enthusiastic FDU students. Following negotiations with New York University and the Federal Communications Commission, an agreement was reached for the two Universities to share the 89.1 dial position on the FM band.

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The station’s broadcast signal has a 50 mile radius of its transmitter which is located within the historic Armstrong Field Lab in Alpine, New Jersey. The AFL is the site of the world’s first FM station, W2XMN, built by the creator of FM technology, Major Edwin Howard Armstrong.

While WFDU(FM) and WNYU share the 89.1 location on the dial, each station maintains separate transmitter and studio facilities as well as discrete programming and personnel.

iHeart Radio 200WFDU(FM) is on the air at 89.1MHz in the NYC metro area from 1:15AM to 3:45PM Tuesday through Friday and continuously from 1:15AM Saturday to 3:45PM Monday. WFDU(FM) streams audio over the internet at all times featuring many internet based shows highlighting a variety of music genres.  The audio is available on our website "LISTEN" links, iHeartRadio, itunes Radio,, on all regular computers with streaming capabilities as well as all the mobile devices posted on the station website (free apps available for downloading).

Shows for Every Genre

The mission of WFDU(FM) is to provide eclectic music programs, serve the public interest, and promote good will for Fairleigh Dickinson University. These objectives are met through thoughtful music entertainment shows which feature Blues, R&B/Soul/Funk, Country, Americana, Gospel, Salsa, Bluegrass, Polka, and Vocal Harmonies hosted by professional volunteers many of whom are musicians in their own right.

WFDU(FM)’s preservation and promulgation of eclectic music forms has been lauded by The Blues Foundation with their Keeping The Blues Alive award. The station has encouraged and supported live musical performance through its sponsorship of concerts in large venues as well as intimate broadcast environments such as the station’s Studio C.

Starting in September 2014 and for the first time since 1971, WFDU is proud to be broadcasting 24/7 on all of our audio streaming platforms with exciting new programming. Tune in, you just might like it!

WFDU, The Right Place To Be ............. Worldwide!

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This office has primary responsibility for the operation of WFDU (FM), the worldwide radio voice of the University. The staff also provides technical and program support and consultation for major public University events such as Commencement, and works closely with the Office of Communications to promote the University.

Duff Sheffield
General Manager of WFDU Broadcast Media

Michael Phillips
Chief Engineer