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Local station WFUV to start alt. rock music channel -

There are 12 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 14, 2007, titled Local station WFUV to start alt. rock music channel -. In it, Newsday reports that:

In what could be an exciting new development in New York radio, the listener-supported station WFUV will use a $500,000 grant to run an alternative rock station targeted at young listeners in their 20s and 30s, ...

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Faust

Addison, TX

#1 Aug 14, 2007
HD radio, that means nobody will hear it.

Thanks but I'll stick with Sirius and XM.
Dave

Mineola, NY

#2 Aug 14, 2007
Isn't that always the way. It seems whenever soemthing is too good to last it doesn't.

As a loyal listener to WFUV since 1979, I am sorely disappointed to find out that it will now change formats. I agree with Faust in Charlotte: I will be listening to Sirius when these changes occur.
Commie Stooge

Teaneck, NJ

#3 Aug 14, 2007
This article fails to mention that WLIR 92.7 had anew music format for years until they were sold a few years ago.
Or that the college stations like WRHU (Hofstra University) used to have new music programs like the Post Punk Progressive Pop Party (P5) in the 70s & 80s!
George Myers

United States

#4 Aug 14, 2007
I am a sometimes listener, sometimes member of WFUV and have watched the FCC and Bronx Botanical Garden tug-of-war over, what I thought quite intelligently designed and "pretty" radio antenna that was going up on the small green space between the road and the sideline of the Fordham University football field (the team has a tug-of-war with a Bronx Zoo elephant at the beginning of the season). Michael Powell,(General and former Sec. of State Colin Powell's son) has also left the Bush admin and the antenna has been moved to the roof of Montefiore Hospital, who offered when the Botanical Garden found the antenna eleven (11') to close to it's view of the plants. One of its DJ's when the antenna clung to a chapel tower was actor Alan Alda. I can't think of a better use of "payola" money, they have a wonderful dedicated station, and the longest running sports broadcast in the country, and have introduced and continue to broadcast some wonderful performers.
Debbie

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#5 Aug 15, 2007
Hooray! Welcome to Long Island, FUV! For several years now, FUV has been expanding my musical horizons. It will be nice to have intelligent and diverse broadcasting in this Wonder Bread land.
George Myers

United States

#6 Aug 15, 2007
Hey Newsday I posted this where I live in the Bronx, what's with the "Flushing, NY"?
George Myers

United States

#7 Aug 15, 2007
Hey Newsday I posted this in the Bronx what's with the "Brooklyn, NY"?
Paul Malibu

Hampton Bays, NY

#8 Aug 15, 2007
wlir still broadcasts on the web -- wlir.com
Just Pointing Out

New York, NY

#9 Aug 15, 2007
Dave wrote:
Isn't that always the way. It seems whenever soemthing is too good to last it doesn't.
As a loyal listener to WFUV since 1979, I am sorely disappointed to find out that it will now change formats. I agree with Faust in Charlotte: I will be listening to Sirius when these changes occur.
They're not changing formats. Read the article again. They're adding a sister station.

Comprehension skills. That's all.
Jill Morrison WUSB

Dumont, NJ

#10 Aug 15, 2007
I would like to add that 90.1FM WUSB Stony Brook which began in broadcasting in 1977, has traditionally featured new music, ranging from punk to indie to electronic music with an emphasis on Local Artists, as well, high profile bands and artists of all genres. It is the largest non-commercial and college radio station on Long Island, broadcasting 24/7 on both FM radio, covering most of Long Island, parts of Southern Connecticut, Westchester County, small portions of New York City and coastal New Jersey in addition to Live Stream Internet heard worldwide.
from Jill Morrison WUSB 90.1FM Stony Brook - Local Music Director
RABerdon

Pottstown, PA

#11 Aug 15, 2007
It sure would have been nice if you had pointed out that this radio station is in the Bronx @ Fordham U.
The "local" station implies that it is a LI Station.
dave

Mineola, NY

#12 Aug 16, 2007
Just Pointing Out wrote:
<quoted text>
They're not changing formats. Read the article again. They're adding a sister station.
Comprehension skills. That's all.

Mea Culpa.
Thank you for the clarification, however your comment was somewhat snotty in its tone.

I suppose these sites always include self important types who get off on condescension.

Now excuse me for not waiting for a reply as I do have a life to get on with.

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