Our Music and our Directors…
Traditional American music has always had a home at WFDU. In fact, the very first programs aired over 40 years ago on WFDU featured country, folk and bluegrass. In 1980, the “Music America” banner was launched to support all of the time-honored American music genres, which has come to include country, folk, bluegrass, swing, singer-songwriter, Cajun / Zydeco, and Americana. Today, we are one of the reporting stations to the Americana Music Association, (http://www.americanaradio.org).
Thanks for finding us. Look at our schedule for “Music America” programming & prepare yourself for a journey into a world of great music.
ACROSS THE TRAX (Blues)
Field hollers, spirituals, and work songs were the seeds of what was to become one of the most influential music genres. The Blues evolved in the late 1800s in the Mississippi delta region and no other genre has such a rich history. Today, it can be heard throughout many forms of our music; R&B, Rock n' Roll, funk, soul jazz, and pop.
At WFDU, blues has been a significant part of our programming for decades. Our “Across the Tracks” show hosts are passionate, knowledgeable guides into the world of blues & love to share it with our listeners. WFDU has the most blues programming hours in the NY/NJ Greater Metro area. Check our schedule, tune in, and enjoy!
Music America and Across The Trax Music Director: Wendee Tartaglia
The New Music Legacy: The station's longest running musical format and the definitive source for followers of the new music scene, then & now. Offered on the weekends, the New Music Legacy has been keenly tuned and retuned to the musical trends of the last three decades. At 6pm, Your Old Pal Jim opens Saturday night with his "Defective Jukebox" loaded with indie rock, old punk, surf music, psychobilly and weird synth. WFDU Production Director & New Music Legacy Music Director, Ghosty takes you on a 4 hour journey from 9p-1a each Saturday highlighting Alt. Pop/Rock favorites that put WFDU on the map in New Music. Big Al takes you through Sunday overnight filling the airwaves with a lot of unusual stuff presented in easily digested chunks! Tune in...you might like it
New Music Music Director: Ghosty
201-692-2806 (#6 when prompted)
QUE VIVA LA MUSICA
Traditional Salsa and Latin Jazz heard nowhere else on N.Y. Radio. Vicki Sola has been hosting this incredibly popular program for over two decades."Move your feet to the Latin beat!"
QUE VIVA LA MUSICA Music Director: Vicki Sola
201-692-2806 (#10 when prompted)
WFDU's slice of heaven - Stacy Wendell hosts Gospel Revelations every Monday. Linda B is in the Gospel Grooves on Tuesdays. The Jazz mix comes to us courtesy of our own musical virtuoso, Tony Smith on Wednesdays.
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL Music Director: Stacy Wendell
201-692-2806 (#5 when prompted)
"New Songs" are beautifully composed melodies that touch the spirit of people across the world. New Songs poetically express the love and sacrifice of Elohim God Our Heavenly Father and Mother. New Songs are written and composed by singers & song writers from all over the world with a unified theme that transcends cultural and geographical lines. New Song Hymns are uplifting and inspirational for all.
ALTERNATIVE GOSPEL Music Director: Floyd Cray
201-692-2806 (#7 when prompted)