General Manager: Barry "Duff" Sheffield
Duff has been a New York City Metro area veteran broadcaster and programming pro since 1970. Currently, he is Assistant Director of Telecommunications at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In that capacity he is the Program Director / Operations Manager of WFDU-FM. Duff can also teach a thing or two - having been a professor of radio and TV broadcasting, public speaking and drama for 15 years. As a 1974 FDU graduate, Duff takes particular pride in guiding the radio station he helped establish in 1971.
Duff cut his broadcast teeth at WXLO - 99X, answering the request line. But his obvious talent at engineering, production, and on-air talk had management making a request of their own. He soon joined the professional ranks - and didn't leave New York for nearly two decades. The list of stations that benefited from his expertise include: WXLO-99X, WOR-AM, The RKO Radio Networks, WNBC-AM, and the the CBS Radio-Radio Network.
Operations Manager - Wendee Tartaglia
Wendee's radio career started in Northern CA at KVHS FM. After qualifying for her Third Class Operators permit at age 16, she immersed herself into the local radio station becoming Operations Manager, as well as a DJ, Music Director, Production Engineer and part of the studio construction crew.
Over a decade later, Wendee moved to the East Coast landing two radio gigs in NYC: 1010 WINS covering the overnight production and WNEW 102.7 as the Board Operator for the Carol Miller show and the syndicated shows.
In 2008 Wendee continued in Broadcast Radio at WFDU. In addition to Operations Manager, She is also Music Director for the Americana and Blues programming, as well as host of Wendee's Blues Rumble and FDU Focus.
Chief Engineer - Michael Phillips
I arrived at WFDU on a cool January morning to visit with my friend and colleague Duff Sheffield. Let’s just say we go way back. I was so impressed with the operation that I wanted to become a part of it. So I became a volunteer. As a seasoned radio professional with 40 years experience in the New York City market I knew that I had something to offer.
When I was a student at C.W. Post College my love of music led me to radio station WCWP. I mastered my trade there and landed a job at WABC/WPLJ as an engineer. Like a ball player, I was traded to WOR radio where I meet up with Barry (Duff). That was in 1978. The rest of my background includes employment at RKO Radio Networks, United Stations, Radio Today Entertainment, ABC Radio Network, Cumulus Media and CBS Radio New York.
These days I can be found at New Jersey City University as well as the beautiful campus of Farleigh Dickenson University teaching Intro to Broadcasting as well as a Radio Production.
Production Manager - David "Ghosty" Wills
Assistant Operations Manager - Kenny O'Boyle