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404 FITNESS X WNYU🚨🚨DJ sets from 4-8PM!!
05/06/2023

404 FITNESS X WNYU🚨🚨DJ sets from 4-8PM!!

Introducing our new General Manager, MC Barnes! WOOP!
05/04/2023

Introducing our new General Manager, MC Barnes! WOOP!

Legendary radio personality Cousin Brucie, was a student in the mid-1950s at NYU studying Communication Arts who campaig...
05/04/2023

Legendary radio personality Cousin Brucie, was a student in the mid-1950s at NYU studying Communication Arts who campaigned to the Dean to start WCAG, which later combined the NYU University Heights and Washington Square campuses to form the WNYU we know and love today! (He received a stipend of $28 to start the radio station)

our lovely and esteemed past guests, all interviews and live sets are on youtube!
05/04/2023

our lovely and esteemed past guests, all interviews and live sets are on youtube!

some old logos from back in the day, thinking about the spaghetti one…
05/04/2023

some old logos from back in the day, thinking about the spaghetti one…

 DJing a live set and interview at 3pm during DJ Marz’s The Sound Between show tomorrow🚨🚨🚨
05/04/2023

DJing a live set and interview at 3pm during DJ Marz’s The Sound Between show tomorrow🚨🚨🚨

 is hosting a giveaway for  at Irving Plaza on May 15th. Follow  and  and like and comment to ENTER!! The giveaway is op...
04/29/2023

is hosting a giveaway for at Irving Plaza on May 15th. Follow and and like and comment to ENTER!! The giveaway is open until May 11th🚨🚨🚨

 on The Decline of Western Civilization with  live this Sunday 12-2PM 🚨🚨😳
04/29/2023

on The Decline of Western Civilization with live this Sunday 12-2PM 🚨🚨😳

Live session and Interview with  this friday on L Train🚨🚨🚨🚨
04/25/2023

Live session and Interview with this friday on L Train🚨🚨🚨🚨

 Alive in the Basement w/  live on the New Afternoon Show today at 5:30pm 🚨🚨
04/24/2023

Alive in the Basement w/ live on the New Afternoon Show today at 5:30pm 🚨🚨

Alive in the Basement set with  airing today at 5:30pm on The New Afternoon Show with  🚨🚨🚨🚨
04/17/2023

Alive in the Basement set with airing today at 5:30pm on The New Afternoon Show with 🚨🚨🚨🚨

We're looking for DJs looking to spin at XPIZZA as part of a WNYU Residency hosted by SENAIDA (). XPIZZA is a pizza parl...
04/10/2023

We're looking for DJs looking to spin at XPIZZA as part of a WNYU Residency hosted by SENAIDA (). XPIZZA is a pizza parlour and multidisciplinary platform located in South Seaport. They host all-ages dance parties every night of the week. If you're interested, please send a mix sample to [email protected]

 Alive in the Basement out now on the WNYU Youtube 🚨🚨🚨🚨
04/10/2023

Alive in the Basement out now on the WNYU Youtube 🚨🚨🚨🚨

 on The New Afternoon with  on April 10th🚨🚨🚨 graphic by  ‼️
04/09/2023

on The New Afternoon with on April 10th🚨🚨🚨 graphic by ‼️

we will be here. tmrw. 12-5. catch us there. we will dj. and maybe sell merch.
04/08/2023

we will be here. tmrw. 12-5. catch us there. we will dj. and maybe sell merch.

we will be here tmrw!!!!! come hang out at Mr. Rat’s Flea Market🎉🚨💜
04/07/2023

we will be here tmrw!!!!! come hang out at Mr. Rat’s Flea Market🎉🚨💜

 live today on The Sound Between!!🚨🚨🚨Tune in at 2pm!!
04/06/2023

live today on The Sound Between!!🚨🚨🚨Tune in at 2pm!!

.arcadia live on The New Afternoon Show at 5pm tomorrow!!! 🚨🚨🚨
04/02/2023

.arcadia live on The New Afternoon Show at 5pm tomorrow!!! 🚨🚨🚨

 interview live at 3pm with  on the Sound Between!
03/28/2023

interview live at 3pm with on the Sound Between!

The Governors Ball] GIVEAWAY! We are giving away TWO 3-Day GA tickets!🚨‼️ You must like this post, follow The Governors ...
03/27/2023

The Governors Ball] GIVEAWAY! We are giving away TWO 3-Day GA tickets!🚨‼️ You must like this post, follow The Governors Ball] ballnyc and and repost this on your story! Giveaway ends April 10th! Good luck🫵🫵🫵

 acoustic set playing on the New Afternoon Show with  tomorrow!!! ( graphic by  )
03/26/2023

acoustic set playing on the New Afternoon Show with tomorrow!!! ( graphic by )

 airing this Monday at 5pm on the New Afternoon Show with  !!!! ( graphic by  )
03/26/2023

airing this Monday at 5pm on the New Afternoon Show with !!!! ( graphic by )

 now live on youtube
03/23/2023

now live on youtube

What’s good New York? Wanna catch THE horror movie of the year: SCREAM VI? We are handing out prizes to 9 lucky winners!...
03/11/2023

What’s good New York?

Wanna catch THE horror movie of the year: SCREAM VI? We are handing out prizes to 9 lucky winners! Enter our raffle for a chance to win tickets and merch!!
To enter, like our post, tag a friend you would see SCREAM VI with in the comments, and repost it onto your story!

The top prize winner will get TWO tickets to see SCREAM VI in theater!
2nd prize will be a sweatshirt with a ghostface mask
3rd prize will be a cup and ghostface mask (x3)
4th prize will be a bucket hat and tote bag (x4)

is rated R and in theater NOW. Check out our SCREAM movies trivia episode on WHAT THE NEW YORK?! with Ed & Ari on WNYU’s Soundcloud! Link in bio.
Winners will be announced on March 17th, good luck!!

 on The New Afternoon Show with  live from 4-7pm RIGHT NOW‼️‼️🚨‼️🚨‼️🚨
03/06/2023

on The New Afternoon Show with live from 4-7pm RIGHT NOW‼️‼️🚨‼️🚨‼️🚨

 Alive In The Basement Session now live on Youtube! Check it out now!! Link in bio‼️🚨‼️
03/04/2023

Alive In The Basement Session now live on Youtube! Check it out now!! Link in bio‼️🚨‼️

Marcyline () presenting their debut album live on  this Friday 12-2PM🚨‼️🚨
03/02/2023

Marcyline () presenting their debut album live on this Friday 12-2PM🚨‼️🚨

1st Annual WNYU Awards!!! (part 2) 🫶‼️🚨
03/01/2023

1st Annual WNYU Awards!!! (part 2) 🫶‼️🚨

1st Annual WNYU Award Winners!!! (part 1) ‼️🚨‼️
03/01/2023

1st Annual WNYU Award Winners!!! (part 1) ‼️🚨‼️

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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.

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