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WNYU is New York University's radio station, completely operated by NYU students. WNYU’s studios are located in the basement of Weinstein Residence Hall. WNYU’s transmitter is located at University Heights in the Bronx, the former location of NYU. WNYU broadcasts on 89.1 FM with an effective radiated power of 8,300 watts on weekdays from 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM, and on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on the Listen Live link above in order to connect to WNYU’s Internet stream. In the NYU dorms, WNYU can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as the audio for WNYU-TVs campus information channel. If you are an NYU student and are interested in joining WNYU, contact the Net Radio Director at: 212-998-1677 or via email: [email protected] for more information. Read our manifesto here: http://wnyu.org/about/manifesto
Mission: WNYU’s mission is to provide our tri-state listening community, defined by our signal’s reach, with educational alternative radio programming. The FCC mandates that non-commercial college radio licensees must provide such an alternative. Alternative is relative to your market, including the commercial market: people listen to the radio, not exclusively commercial or non-commercial radio. So when we program the station, we consider the entire radio market and determine if programming of a similar nature exists within our listening community. We want to make programming sense by offering listening alternatives. If you hear it on another station, you probably won’t hear it on WNYU. WNYU is a 24 hour-a-day, 365 day-a-year student managed and staffed operation: we maintain and transmit a signal constantly. We are committed to addressing the needs and concerns of our immediate NYU student and village population through direct participation and interaction. We educate and entertain our community with unique music, news and student-produced shows exclusive to WNYU but with interest beyond the campus and the Village. WNYU encourages student participation from all schools within NYU. Drawing from this diverse environment, WNYU remains fresh and daring, uninhibited by commercial pressures. We don’t have to get a “ten-share” to stay on the air. That is not to say that we don’t have a professional attitude, but it is to say that we take full advantage of our non-commercial obligations and opportunities. We can program what other stations can’t even imagine.
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we started a Spotify page – WNYU 89.1FM – and our first playlist is showcasing original music from NYU students and grads, so go check it out and DM us if you wanna be featured in it 222 🤥
tune in to the New Afternoon Show tomorrow to hear a guest mix from Bronzeagecollapse at (!!!) 6 PM (!!!)
today on the New Afternoon Show catch guest DJ ELIO sit down for an interview and throw on a playlist of her favorite songs right now
good aftern00n every0ne :)
today on The Cheap Seats we are having a very special guest – it's New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman!
TUNE IN @ 7pm so you can hear more about his book on the Lakers of the late 90s-00s titled "Three Ring Circus"
heyo ! we opened the Net Radio Show applications for the fall 2020 & are now accepting rolling submissions, so feel free to apply up until the end of the semester!
also, if you have any questions or want to meet the team, drop by the NYU Club Fest via Engage (or DM us for a zoom link)
11am-3pm EST on Saturday 9/12
11am-3pm EST on Sunday 9/13
Charlotte Rose Benjamin is a pink eyeshadow wearing New York City gal who writes songs about not having all the answers. Tune into the Sound Between at 2:00pm to hear her latest tracks off the EP ‘Party City - Solo’ and for an exclusive interview
Norwegian rock/blues band Orions Belte are heading on a five day tour to some of the most scenic areas of Norway. The band will be streaming live concerts this week at: a small bakery in Telemark, a 50's movie theatre in Voss, playing on top of a mountain in Sognefjorden, a farm in Flåm and a cider brewery in Hardanger. Tune in to Plastic Tales from the Marshmallow Dimention, Monday night at 9pm on WNYU, for a chance to win a week pass to this tour that will be streamed through the new Norwegian streaming service Vierlive
Beautiful set by @cloudpowers airing tomorrow 10:30-11:30 on @insightfulmedia.biz at wnyu.org // 89.1 FM don’t you forget it😤
Set your calendars! Goddess Complex aka @cloudpowers is coming onto @insightfulmedia.biz for a very special, out of this world set! Listen in at WNYU.ORG // 89.1 FM in the NY-area or watch on YouTube (10:30-11:30 pm)!
Join dreamy dark pop songstress The Blossom as she guest djs on The Sound Between this Tuesday and debuts her new single “Angel Fangs” 2-4 PM 89.1 FM //wnyu.org (Firefox)
tune into euphoric tonight at 10:30 to hear an exclusive interview with jorge from fear not ourselves alone and the debut of their new EP, you in the heart of everyone! only on 89.1 fm and wnyu.org (firefox)
Get to know NYC singer/DJ/bassist @bludetiger as she sits down for an interview and throws on her favorite summer tracks for WNYU tomorrow on the Sound Between (2-4pm) @ wnyu.org // 89.1 fm
Catch Remi Wolf, this year’s breakout act in funky and wacky pop @ 2PM today talking her upcoming EP “I’m Allergic To Dogs” (dropping tomorrow!!) Only on the Sound Between @ wnyu.org / 89.1 FM
@janygreen on the sound between tomorrow 2-4 pm tune in @ wnyu.org // 89.1 FM
@Backxwash will be on Euphoric on 89.1 fm or wnyu.org (firefox) tn! Tune in to hear an exclusive interview with the rapper and her new album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It! On every Thursday at @ 10:30 pm
Coming up at today on Sound Between !! BENEE @beneemusic chats with @bri.kiwi about her newest projects and guest DJs her favorite mix of songs she’s been digging in isolation on the Sound Between. Tune in to hear the interview with her, her isolation playlist, and, of course, her own songs from 2-4 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 26 at wnyu.org (collage by @crstnpark of @girl.gangnyc )
BENEE @beneemusic chats with @bri.kiwi about her newest projects and guest DJs her favorite mix of songs she’s been digging in isolation on the Sound Between. Tune in to hear the interview with her, her isolation playlist, and, of course, her own songs from 2-4 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 26 at wnyu.org
Class of 2020, this is in fact a pretty f***ed up situation, but still, you graduated! we graduated! holy hell! Over the past four years you’ve populated this sacred family space and put some of the weirdest and rebellious content out there on the air. You made friends, you stayed in the basement wayyyy too long, emerging to a whole different kind of sun, you failed to get any homework done, and maybe you even fell prey to some stupid station drama…. You’ve shown your personality while out for seshes on the mews and down in the pit of the glove or the dance (rip to both heroes of the college music scene). You’ve made us proud everywhere you went and while we could always count on a familiar face in the crowd, lately it got a lot easier to spot you in those bright yellow hoodies. You played pranks and demonstrated your genius (or showed that you were just plain nosey if you found our crypt). We’ll miss the family style food, the make outs and pass outs on the couch, the haircuts in studio, hide and seek in our archives, the SH*T TON of graffiti on the walls right next to our 7 dirty words list, shouted on air in full every 10 pm at the start of safe harbor hours, and the regular callers (some of which may or may not have purchased a manatee in our name). We’ll miss the deplorable, grotesquely lit Weinstein bathrooms and those things that happened in there during late night shows of which we promised to never speak of again. We won’t miss being hungry and on a budget but we will miss our freshmen and sophomore angels who always had a meal swipe to spare and hope that the tradition will carry on. We’ll miss the archives and its hidden treasures and being on the air in a physical station in general. But most of all, we’ll miss each other and the space we inherited and left behind. To future generations, take good care of it. You won’t understand how much it means until your time is up. To those moving on, never forget your roots, never forget your family, college radio forever!
This Wednesday at 5PM on Pat’s NAS, Jack Williams of the Rhode Island noise band Nilserver and experimental label Makeshift Encounters will be doing a 45 min guest mix featuring selections from the label as well as various grindcore, industrial and bass music deep cuts. Tune in for some mind bending goodness! 89.1 FM// WNYU.ORG
Tomorrow on the NEW AFTERNOON SHOW:
@ahkatz5 (@notcarseatheadrest / @1traitdangerofficial) talks the NEW Car Seat Headrest record #MADLO and upcoming 1 Trait Danger projects!
Michal of @bilindabutchers talks the BRAND NEW record #NightAndBlur as well as creative process, mainland China, and more!! On 89.1FM and WNYU.ORG (Firefox)
Today on NAS at 5 pm, DJ Pat is bringing you a special remote-recorded live set from This is Lorelei (one half of water from your eyes) performing their new single and tracks from their latest excellent full length. Just because it’s quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t dance #collegeradio #nas #wnyu #spinoff
@livewithregisandkelly @notconvincing @oldbay_seasoning
One of our graduating seniors peacing out💔😭 Repost from @austinmchristy :
R.I.P. PETER CAT RADIO 2018- 2020: My radio program at WNYU devoted to Japanese jazz, fusion, and experimental music from the 1960's, 70's, and 80's. Archive available on SoundCloud 📸 @lizzyisnthere
#wnyu #collegeradio #fromthearchives #japanesejazz #byebyesenior #classof2020 #goodluck @ WNYU Radio
Tune into Euphoric tonight at 10:30 pm bc Asbestos Lead Asbestos makes a quaro-ppearance! Host Liam McBain gets to debut their new album “Empty Message” a whole day before the drop and also includes a 🔥🔥🔥 interview for the folks at home. Only on wnyu.org (Firefox) // 89.1 FM
#collegeradio #industrial #noiserock #electronic #chicagosounds #wnyu #transradio #gendernonconformingartists
Tune into Against the Vile Grain 11:30PM this Friday to hear a special May Day edition featuring an interview with Brandon Wald about the North Dakota noise scene, hit clips and political harsh noise wall. Also debuting new music from Turned Into A Girl!
Exciting preview dropping on NAS this wednesday @ 5 pm, only on #WNYU wnyu.org // 89.1 FM
#harshnoise #powerelectronics #supportunit #monowolf #swordofkahless #mayday #blackringrituals @ SNEAK PEEK
We are Super excited to have the weirdo, outsider pop legend Joey Agresta, perhaps better known to you as Joey Pizza Slice or Son of Salami, on NAS this Wednesday. Joey is one of the most witty, catchy and distinctive songwriters on the planet, so this will be a real blast. Tune in to hear Joey and Pat discuss songwriting philosophy, the wonders of the iPhone, Joey’s forthcoming movie and most importantly, great new album Let Me to Rock.
Other Music Documentary
Other Music online rental release ENDS Thursday 4/30! After that it'll be offline/unavailable til later in 2020. Tell your friends, and watch it if you haven't yet! Here are links to rent the movie directly from some of our partner record stores, 50% goes to help them stay in business:
Academy Record Annex (Brooklyn, NY):
Stranded (San Francisco, CA):
Record Grouch (Brooklyn, NY):
End of an Ear (Austin, TX):
Downtown Music Gallery (New York, NY):
Reckless Records (Chicago, IL):
Bull City Records (Durham, NC):
Steady Sounds (Richmond, VA):
Wall of Sound (Seattle, WA):
Full list of 200+ partners stores and movie theaters around the world, click on their name to rent and support your local small business:
Dj Patti Boy is absolutely thrilled to have Jute Gyte on the New Afternoon Show tomorrow @ 5 pm. Jute’s an avant garde, microtonal black metal musician making some of the most startlingly original guitar music around today. Tune in to hear them discuss metal subgenres, modernist classical music, Mortal Kombat and the meaning of creativity ... only on wnyu.org // 89.1 FM
the celebration of the century 😳 celebrate w/ us now @ wnyu.org // 89.1 FM #4202020 #stonermusic #collegeradio
Repost! Story time with @colleencosmomurphy :
The FM studio at @wnyu at 721 Broadway - where I spent a LOT of time from the mid-80’s through to 1999, the year I moved to the UK.
The radio station was one of the best college radio stations in the country with one of the biggest audiences when I went up there to volunteer in the first week of my move to New York City - little did I know it would be the only constant for the duration of my life in the city. It was an immense privilege.
I hosted several radio shows including the New Afternoon Show and created new programmes including Headphone Theatre, Plastic Tales from the Marshmellow dimension (psychedelic rock obvs!) and Soul School. I was also the Tuesday host of the anchor dance show Club 89 which is the show I was hosting in this photo with DJ/producer @torus.nohashi of Philosomatik Records.
It was more than a radio station - it was a family and I’m still connected with so many of my colleagues and friends. It was also a home - I spent a few nights sleeping in the live room or the reception fulfilling my duties as program director or after working on edits (on 1/4-inch tape of course!). My time in those studios and working with my fellow radio obsessives remains one of the most vital and significant experiences of my life.
Tuesday nights are for dancing with WNYU!! Tear down the living room with some Italo Disco now till 9, and then keep the dance party going with reggae’s Tunnel One and some stellar Beats In Space (89.1 FM // WNYU.ORG on Firefox )
PCR #058: ROOMS WITH MANY DOORS
catch it tn on 89.1 fm or wnyu.org
In today's @WNYU and @NYULocal newscast: New Yorkers still won't stay home and there's chaos in the senate. Also, the Fed did a lot of things... good thing we have @arya_2c 's dad to explain it! Catch us at the top of every hour on 89.1 FM // wnyu.org
Our studio aesthetic has changed a little.... That’s because WNYU has been broadcasting remotely since March 11th due to New York University’s move to remote learning and in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to broadcast on our FM waves, Monday-Friday from 4pm - 1am in accordance with our FCC license. This is a temporary and unprecedented measure. We are putting forth our best effort to maintain the type of broadcast our listenership has grown accustomed to over WNYU’s decades in existence. In addition to this, at the top of every hour, we are airing daily newscasts, bringing you updates concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this moment—and always—it is crucial to ensure the health and safety of our radio family so that we may go on to bring you great content for years to come. We will be back when NYU’s suspension of in-person class has been lifted. In the meantime, we would like to thank our outstanding Program Director, General Manager, News Department, and our Tech Director for their efforts in maintaining our functionality, in addition to the rest of our management team and all of the WNYU staff who continue to generate content for us from their various locations around the world. It takes a village—a socially distant village!
If you can’t cope with the loss of your favorite .org jams, talkies, and regular content, we direct you to our archives at wnyu.org/archives, where we are always available online 24/7, 365 days a year. Current Track IDs are also available here. Thank you for staying tuned and please stay healthy and inside (if you can)! Catch us every week day 4 pm-1 am, at wnyu.org and 89.1 FM📻
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WNYU started as the New York University Radio Club Workshop in 1949. The station broadcasted from studios in the basement of McCracken Hall at NYU’s then University Heights campus (now Bronx Community College) in the Bronx. The station used the call sign WNYU, but due to its carrier current signal, it was only accessible on campus. Meanwhile in the mid-1950’s, Bruce Morrow aka. Cousin Brucie, a student from NYU’s Communications Arts Group, started another carrier current station at NYU’s Washington Square Campus with the call sign, WCAG. While WNYU was started in NYU’s engineering school with a focus on training engineers to the technical responsibilities of radio, WCAG was founded by students studying journalism and communications.
In the early 1960’s the two stations merged to form the NYU radio network, WNYU. With a single telephone wire connecting each station, the students would alternate programming blocks between the studios in Manhattan and the Bronx. Currently, WNYU’s signal was only accessible on both NYU campuses, however, the students sought an FM signal.
With New York City’s airwaves crowded, the students of NYU finally found an open FM channel, 89.1fm. 89.1fm was (and is still) reserved for the United Nations, however, in 1964 the U.N. agreed to waive their rights. Since this was the last available FM channel in New York, the FCC held an open application for educational institutions. Two schools applied for the channel, New York University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Each application had errors or was late, so the FCC held several meetings over the next few years to determine which school would be awarded the coveted frequency. An intense rivalry developed between the two schools as to who would become the owner of the frequency. Finally, in 1969 a rare timeshare was agreed upon. WNYU-FM would possess 89.1fm Monday through Friday 4pm to 1am, while WFDU took the rest.
WNYU-FM made its first broadcast on May 3rd, 1973 from its University Heights studios. A few months later, on the brink of bankruptcy, NYU was forced to sell its University Heights campus. Even though the school, it’s students, and WNYU studios moved, WNYU’s antennaremains at the University Campus as of today.
In 1980, WNYU became one of the first New York stations to switch its format to new wave. The station would host legendary musicians like U2, The Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, Devo, Kurt Cobain, and many more who were starting out back then. Legend has it, some of MTV’s branding was based off WNYU promotional material. Many early VJs) like Martha Quinn, Tim Sommer, and others started out WNYU DJs. Flagship programs of WNYU like The New Afternoon Show, Hellhole, and Crucial Chaos also began in the 1980s.
WNYU began online streaming at wnyu.org in the late 1990’s. Well known DJ, Tim Sweeney), started his program, Beats in Space, on WNYU in 1999. The program has featured guests from James Murphy) to Jamie xx to Four Tet to others and still airs to this day on Tuesday nights. Through WNYU’s inception, the station’s management has been completely student-run. WNYU continues to air on 89.1fm from Monday-Friday 4pm to 1am, and on wnyu.org 24/7. Its current programming schedule is available online, and the station recruits students every semester.
You can listen to some of WNYU past interviews, live sessions, and historical recordings here.