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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 da

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 da

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After being buried for way too many years… WNYU ZINES ARE BACK, BABY! The WNYU Spring 2022 Zine: REVIVAL is officially o...
05/17/2022

After being buried for way too many years… WNYU ZINES ARE BACK, BABY! The WNYU Spring 2022 Zine: REVIVAL is officially out now!! Brought to you by WNYU’s Archives Department and Archives Director Jonathan Schatzberg (@jonschatzberg). Featuring content from station members at all of our departments, from management to engineering to sports to Net / FM Music DJs. Playlists, drawings, poetry, prose, collages, older zine fragments, trains of thought, brain goo, and more. Come to the station to get your own copy, and/or feel free to download the 80 (EIGHTY!) page zine yourself in the linktree in our bio. Feel free to print and fold it yourself, or SEND US (in a non-creepy way, we promise) your first and last name & address w/ zip-code, via an Instagram DM or an email to [email protected], and we can send you a copy ourselves. You do not have to be a NYU student to receive a zine. Sneak a peek. Okay, that’s all. Bye. For now.

tune in tomorrow at 9pm for an exclusive interview with Puerto Rican artist @enyelc_ on Son del Caribe with @cameliagram...
05/16/2022

tune in tomorrow at 9pm for an exclusive interview with Puerto Rican artist @enyelc_ on Son del Caribe with @cameliagrams and @cachomania_ hear about his favorite tracks, New Orleans, the moshing experience, Rosalía, and the Puerto Rican music scene.

Tune into Female Hysteria this Thursday from 11-12pm for the last show of the semester featuring an interview with Bratm...
05/03/2022

Tune into Female Hysteria this Thursday from 11-12pm for the last show of the semester featuring an interview with Bratmobile's Molly Neuman, who will be speaking on the show!

dj zhen interviews irish shoegaze stars @justmustard about their new album heart under. listen to them discuss pinterest...
04/28/2022

dj zhen interviews irish shoegaze stars @justmustard about their new album heart under. listen to them discuss pinterest moodboards, yorgos lanthimos, and signature scents on venice lockjaw!

coming to your screens this Monday….. @punchlovemusic @viz_wel @jonschatzberg
04/17/2022

coming to your screens this Monday….. @punchlovemusic @viz_wel @jonschatzberg

merch design submissions are open! its sticker season. please submit your best works to the link in our bio and maybe ju...
04/16/2022

merch design submissions are open! its sticker season. please submit your best works to the link in our bio and maybe just maybe we (the station) will pick it!! designs must include “WNYU 89.1”, more details on the form >:) SUBMISSIONS CLOSE APRIL 24

congratulations to wnyu’s very own aria young @aria.yq for winning @npr ‘s college podcast challenge!! her entry “what’s...
04/13/2022

congratulations to wnyu’s very own aria young @aria.yq for winning @npr ‘s college podcast challenge!! her entry “what’s in a name” was selected as the grand prize winner from 10 finalists. aria will be on the rundown tonight to talk about her experience & she has a brand new episode of her podcast @ed.and.ari airing!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU ARIA LOVE YOU

Tunnel One Radio features strictly the best in foundation and roots Jamaican music, spanning the late 1950s through the ...
04/12/2022

Tunnel One Radio features strictly the best in foundation and roots Jamaican music, spanning the late 1950s through the early 1990s. From Jamaican jazz, rhythm and blues, and folk musics, through ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and early dancehall, Tunnel One intends to educate, stimulate, and motivate, via the world's most powerful revolutionary music. Tune in tonight at 10:30 PM

Check out an exclusive backstage interview with @keetiebee on tomorrow’s New Afternoon Show! Kate Bollinger tells us abo...
04/11/2022

Check out an exclusive backstage interview with @keetiebee on tomorrow’s New Afternoon Show!
Kate Bollinger tells us about her new EP “Look at it in the Light” releasing April 22, her songwriting journey, and much more!
Streaming on 89.1 fm and wnyu.org tomorrow at 6pm EST on The New Afternoon Show! Tune in! Hosted by @ismcmahon

🚨🚨new pod alert 🚨🚨camelia @cameliagrams and jack @ajaxlp are on Saturdays 4-5 pm to TALK about music!!!  this episode di...
04/09/2022

🚨🚨new pod alert 🚨🚨camelia @cameliagrams and jack @ajaxlp are on Saturdays 4-5 pm to TALK about music!!! this episode discusses Radiohead’s In Rainbows, The Strokes’ Comedown Machine, with special guests and all your favorite little wnyu things. see u there! 🐟🐠🐡

TONIGHT! at 8 tune into this weeks latest episode of WHAT THE NEW YORK?! with Ed&Ari. co-hosted by Aria Young and Ed Wan...
03/30/2022

TONIGHT! at 8 tune into this weeks latest episode of WHAT THE NEW YORK?! with Ed&Ari. co-hosted by Aria Young and Ed Wang !!

need something to taste? something to smell? something to listen to? 5 Senses is back this week on wednesday 3/30 during...
03/29/2022

need something to taste? something to smell? something to listen to? 5 Senses is back this week on wednesday 3/30 during our podcast block on wnyu.org and 89.1fm!!!! now u have something to listen to😎

Monday on NAS--Jack Peterson welcomes NYU's hottest shoegazers Punchlove for a live, in-studio performance! They'll play...
03/24/2022

Monday on NAS--Jack Peterson welcomes NYU's hottest shoegazers Punchlove for a live, in-studio performance! They'll play four as-yet-unreleased tracks exclusively for the New Afternoon Show! Live on March 28th and available afterwards on WNYU's SoundCloud and YouTube!

Tune into Five Senses on 89.1 FM this Wednesday night (3/16) for a Women's History Month special.
03/15/2022

Tune into Five Senses on 89.1 FM this Wednesday night (3/16) for a Women's History Month special.

join haru nemuri — an innovative poetry rap/noise pop/indie rock artist from yokohoma japan — as wnyu’s alekah laing int...
03/11/2022

join haru nemuri — an innovative poetry rap/noise pop/indie rock artist from yokohoma japan — as wnyu’s alekah laing interviews her about her upcoming album, shunkaryougen! airing live on FM around 4 PM EST on the new afternoon show, and available via the wnyu youtube afterwards!

Malware Mausoleum broadcasting thursdays from 8-10 am nyc. underground electronic 2 melt ur mind only on wnyu.org. see u...
03/09/2022

Malware Mausoleum broadcasting thursdays from 8-10 am nyc. underground electronic 2 melt ur mind only on wnyu.org. see u in the tomb !

Next Monday on the New Afternoon Show, Jack Peterson sits down for an exclusive interview with indie legends LOW! Alan S...
03/08/2022

Next Monday on the New Afternoon Show, Jack Peterson sits down for an exclusive interview with indie legends LOW! Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, the two founding members, will discuss their new Grammy-nominated album HEY WHAT, their 2022 international tour, and how they really feel about the genre they're often credited for creating...slowcore (sigh)....! Tune in from 4-7 on March 14th and stay glued to soundcloud.com/wnyu for the full interview!

today was a big day for cool people
03/07/2022

today was a big day for cool people

congratulations to grace, izzy, misty, and nina on their wins at the IBS Media awards for their outstanding work at wnyu...
03/06/2022

congratulations to grace, izzy, misty, and nina on their wins at the IBS Media awards for their outstanding work at wnyu!!!!! and congratulations to everyone nominated ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 always remember we have a lot of clout.

Tune in at 7:50pm on Wednesday for ep 9 of Five Senses, where Nia will rank her top five spots to grab food on a budget ...
03/01/2022

Tune in at 7:50pm on Wednesday for ep 9 of Five Senses, where Nia will rank her top five spots to grab food on a budget (Part 2!) only on wnyu.org 89.1 fm 🤤

today, feb 24th, dj zhen yu speaks with magdalena bay about their mercurial world album! tune in to NAS from 4-7 to list...
02/24/2022

today, feb 24th, dj zhen yu speaks with magdalena bay about their mercurial world album! tune in to NAS from 4-7 to listen to them discuss art angels, scott pilgrim, and the legend of zelda: twilight princess, or watch our soundcloud and youtube after the airing!

Monday, March 7th--Jack Peterson welcomes the incredible frontman of indie rock's hottest young act, Pinegrove— Evan Ste...
02/21/2022

Monday, March 7th--Jack Peterson welcomes the incredible frontman of indie rock's hottest young act, Pinegrove— Evan Stephens Hall! Evan will join Jack on the New Afternoon Show for an exclusive interview to talk the new album 11:11 and its political themes, the band's first national tour since COVID, and those utterly mysterious lyrics he's so famous for. Tune in on wnyu.org or 89.1FM and stay tuned to our SoundCloud afterwards for the full audio!

MONDAY on The New Afternoon Show! Jack Peterson welcomes the FIRST post-COVID in-studio performance at WNYU--The Backfir...
02/20/2022

MONDAY on The New Afternoon Show! Jack Peterson welcomes the FIRST post-COVID in-studio performance at WNYU--The Backfires! Ahead of their historic Mercury Lounge headlining gig (This Wednesday, February 23, 9pm), The Backfires join Jack in the studio to play three exclusive songs, TWO of which are being played for the FIRST TIME!
Check out one of the hottest young bands in NYC before they take off! Audio available on our SoundCloud and video coming soon to YouTube!

venice lockjaw is back! tune in thursday nights to hear dj zhen spinning great under-the-radar post-punk cuts, with an e...
02/17/2022

venice lockjaw is back! tune in thursday nights to hear dj zhen spinning great under-the-radar post-punk cuts, with an emphasis on non-american and non-british origins. interviews with contemporary bands to come ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

This Wednesday February 16th tune into Five Senses for a very special Black History Month edition of the show! only on W...
02/15/2022

This Wednesday February 16th tune into Five Senses for a very special Black History Month edition of the show! only on WNYU

Introducing Heckle Mic @hecklemic on wnyu.org! Come heckle and riff along with the Valentines edition of the comedic roa...
02/13/2022

Introducing Heckle Mic @hecklemic on wnyu.org! Come heckle and riff along with the Valentines edition of the comedic roast battle pod! Stream it Mondays and Fridays at 11:30 am🎤🔥

check out andrea’s interview with singer-songwriter @annabelleoyl this sunday the 13th. annabelle’s latest EP comes out ...
02/12/2022

check out andrea’s interview with singer-songwriter @annabelleoyl this sunday the 13th. annabelle’s latest EP comes out Monday the 14th!!!!!!! &an unreleased song will preview during the show!! starts at 9pm & interview airs at 10pm 🧸 only on @bathtimerave

tune into season 2 episode 1 of Celeb Relationships: How do you deal with an ex that wants your attention? This episode ...
02/09/2022

tune into season 2 episode 1 of Celeb Relationships: How do you deal with an ex that wants your attention? This episode will focus on Rihanna and A$AP Rocky moving on to the next phase of their relationship, and an upset ex Drake vying for Rihanna’s attention.

tune into this semesters first episode of NYWho? tonight (wednesday the 9th) at 8:20 pm on wnyu.org and 89.1 fm 😎😎
02/09/2022

tune into this semesters first episode of NYWho? tonight (wednesday the 9th) at 8:20 pm on wnyu.org and 89.1 fm 😎😎

This Wednesday--WNYU's talk block returns with SEVEN all-new episodes! Tune in at 7pm on 89.1 and wnyu.org to hear WNYU'...
02/01/2022

This Wednesday--WNYU's talk block returns with SEVEN all-new episodes! Tune in at 7pm on 89.1 and wnyu.org to hear WNYU's best podcasters discuss everything from movies to politics and everything in between! All episodes will be available on our Soundcloud right after they broadcast!

Monday, February 7th at 4pm, Jack Peterson welcomes the legendary Phil Elverum to the New Afternoon Show! Elverum is bes...
01/24/2022

Monday, February 7th at 4pm, Jack Peterson welcomes the legendary Phil Elverum to the New Afternoon Show! Elverum is best known for his trailblazing work in the lo-fi indie genre through his bands The Microphones and Mount Eerie, and his intensely personal lyrics and genre-bending style have inspired many of today's biggest artists. Phil will sit down with Jack for an exclusive interview to talk about his 25-year career, his newly released Microphones retrospective box set, his U.S. Tour as The Microphones (starting 2/17 and coming to NYC 3/8) and where he goes next with his various projects! Tune into 89.1 FM, wnyu.org, or soundcloud.com/wnyu to listen!

wnyu.org on your wavelengths and on your walls 😎 AND in your ears! tune in at 89.1 fm (weekdays 4pm to 1am) or any time ...
01/16/2022

wnyu.org on your wavelengths and on your walls 😎 AND in your ears! tune in at 89.1 fm (weekdays 4pm to 1am) or any time at all on wnyu.org🚨🚨🚨

The Rundown Report! Wednesdays at 7pm, News Department heads Jack Peterson and Grace Wanebo host an all-new show before ...
01/10/2022

The Rundown Report! Wednesdays at 7pm, News Department heads Jack Peterson and Grace Wanebo host an all-new show before NYU returns from break! Hear in-depth discussions about the most important and controversial stories in the local and national news, with your humble hosts sharing their analysis of the state of our city in these trying times. Plus, contributions from the Rundown's legendary reporting team! Tune in every week
of winter break for a new episode, and don't miss the first one, already available on Podcast Platforms and www.soundcloud.com/wnyu.

happy new year from wnyu! from remote to the studio back to remote …and hopefully back in the studio soon!!! cant wait t...
01/02/2022

happy new year from wnyu! from remote to the studio back to remote …and hopefully back in the studio soon!!! cant wait to see what this year brings 😚📻❤️‍🔥

Apply for YOUR OWN PODCAST! Applications are now open for the Spring Semester, so if you've always dreamed of hearing yo...
12/31/2021

Apply for YOUR OWN PODCAST! Applications are now open for the Spring Semester, so if you've always dreamed of hearing your own voice on the radio and broadcasting your thoughts on any variety of topics, now's your chance!!! Spots are limited for this semester, so send in your best idea and get in while you still can! Form link in bio!

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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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First I heard Philip Jeck had passed away on March 25th. Then I heard Mira Calix left us the same day. Now I just read Klaus Schulze has passed away. These are sad days for fans of electronic music. RIP Philip Jeck RIP Mira Calix RIP Klaus Schulze https://www.loudersound.com/features/klaus-schulze-forget-electronica-and-prog-its-all-just-music?fbclid=IwAR2IE1ePpaByQDoIUbMQK3khEleTBZIYCHLZ4NgzmJ8RR5GxAlWjbUUl4ZY
A song for beer lovers. Appreciate a listen. And consider for your station playlist.
Tune in to WNYU Radio this Friday for a special episode of Against the Vile Grain that'll include the debut of a track from Agape, the next release in the Apostate Electronics series. There will also be some tracks from the massive P.A.I.N. in New England compilation, so if you've been sleeping on picking up a copy you can get a peek at what you're missing out on. On the interview side of things, we discuss abuse in the Jehovah's Witnesses, finding & building community in noise, P.A.I.N., and a whole lot more. It was an absolute pleasure chatting with them & I hope yall dig it.
Super cool of Arni at WNYU Radio 89.1 FM (NY) for spinning ‘Rain Hat Day’ during this amazing show! Check it! Big thanks from LUPER DUPREE!🙏🤘🙏
I tried to listen online for the first time in a while, but I can no longer do it. It doesn't work on either Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
Psyched to find out Isabel at WNYU Radio 89.1 FM (NY) featured ‘Virtual Rockstar Digital Superstar’ first up on this cool show which was on my birthday, how neat! Big 🙏 from LUPER DUPREE!!!
Driving through the NYC area today, we picked up WNYU for the first time and absolutely adored the New Afternoon Show! Are there playlists archived anywhere? That was some inspired mixing going on and my husband, daughter and I all enjoyed it. Thank you for making the George Washington Bridge traffic way more bearable!
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#throwbackthursday is here and taking a look back to this party in New York in the 1990s with my late friends Romanthony and DJ Camacho. Roman and I struck up a fellow-Virgo-friendship and he would bring me test pressings of his latest Black Male Records releases for me to play on my Club 89 radio show on WNYU Radio . In fact one time he came up for an interview and spun a few tunes which you can hear at https://www.mixcloud.com/colleencosmomurphy/playlists/cosmo-1990s/ It’s so interesting to hear us talk about what the New York City house scene was like at that time - bringing people together and #keepinghousemusicalive