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ABOUT WFDU

WFDU FM 89.1 Mhz on the dial -- the Radio Voice of Fairleigh Dickinson University for almost 4 decades!

Since 1971, WFDU FM has provided distinctive entertainment shows and prize-winning public affairs programming for the tri-state metro area from studios in Teaneck, New Jersey on the Metropolitan campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. And, the station broadcasts from the historic Armstrong Tower in Alpine, New Jersey.

WFDU FM is professionally managed by two veteran broadcasters and has a staff of over 40 university students and alumni as well as seasoned community volunteers.

WFDU FM shares the 89.1 Mhz dial position with New York University's WNYU FM. Click here to see WFDU's hours and show schedule.
WNYU FM is on the air weekdays from 4PM until 1AM the following day.

Mailing Address:
WFDU FM
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, T-WFDU
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 
Office: 201.692.2806
AIr Studio: 201.692.2012

Fax:  201.692.2807

Email:
Carl Kraus: ckraus@fdu.edu
Barry Sheffield: barrys@fdu.edu
Wendee Tartaglia: wendeelu@fdu.edu
Station Management
Carl J. Kraus
Barry Sheffield

Wendee Tartaglia

General Manager

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 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. Barry 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, Barry takes particular pride in guiding the radio station he helped establish in 1971.

Barry 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.

Barry also hosts WFDU's The Beatles: 2 by 4 on Sunday's from 11am to 1pm.

Office Manager/Web Manager/Underwriting Coord.

Wendee's radio career started in Northern CA. at about 8 yrs old with her little plastic AM radio. She would listen and think "There sure are a lot of musicians at that radio station!"

In high school at 16, Wendee noticed a door that really cool people went in & out of, and there was music! After qualifying for her Third Class Operators permit she went thru that door and became Operations Manager of KVHS 90.5 FM as well as a DJ, Music Director, Production Engineer and part of the studio construction crew.

Over a decade later, Wendee landed 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 started her career at WFDU as Office Mgr., Web Mistress, Underwriting Coord. and she also fills in as DJ for Across the Trax.

 
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