General Manager: Carl J. Kraus
Carl was appointed General Manager of WFDU(FM) in December of 1980. He began his broadcast career in 1974 and has held operational, engineering, news and management positions with several New York stations including WPAT and WNEW. He is a member of the Radio Club of America and Sigma Delta Chi (The Society of Professional Journalists). He also is an amateur radio operator. Other responsibilities include service as Director of Telecommunications for Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Program Director/Operations 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.
Asst. Operations Manager
Music Director, On-Air Host:
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 as part of the management team and in 2011 she started hosting the Monday edition of Across the Trax.
New show: Blues Kitchen with Frank Mirra
New show: Lonesome Pine RFD with Carol Beaugard