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tomorrow on the new afternoon show: @growingstonemusic ! the second alive from the basement session of the year! tune in...
10/17/2022

tomorrow on the new afternoon show: @growingstonemusic ! the second alive from the basement session of the year! tune in at 6 pm on wnyu.org and 89.1 fm ⚡️⚡️⚡️

tune into NAS tomorrow at 5 pm with Jack Peterson for an interview with Casey Cavaliere, lead guitarist of @thewonderyea...
10/16/2022

tune into NAS tomorrow at 5 pm with Jack Peterson for an interview with Casey Cavaliere, lead guitarist of @thewonderyearsband ! listen to them chat about their new album The Hum Goes on Forever, the process of recording during COVID, the concept-album style the Wonder Years is known for, and how their current tour has been surprising and cathartic. only on wnyu.org and 89.1 fm

On Saturday October 15th, somewhere between 2 and 4 PM, WNYU's net radio show Best of the Midwest will be airing host El...
10/14/2022

On Saturday October 15th, somewhere between 2 and 4 PM, WNYU's net radio show Best of the Midwest will be airing host Elizander's interview with @radkeyrock ! If you can't hear it live, check the archive on wnyu.org after the show!

tune into L train this friday from 12-2 pm for our second live session of the year: waveform! join Ellie Sayers and Cell...
10/13/2022

tune into L train this friday from 12-2 pm for our second live session of the year: waveform! join Ellie Sayers and Cella Raiteri for an interview and live performance with the band on wnyu.org or 89.1 fm

Monday on the New Afternoon Show--ALIVE IN THE BASEMENT RETURNS! Our first in-studio performance of the fall semester wi...
10/07/2022

Monday on the New Afternoon Show--ALIVE IN THE BASEMENT RETURNS! Our first in-studio performance of the fall semester will feature the incredible Portland band MAITA, who just released their second album "I Just Want To Be Wild For You" on Kill Rock Stars! Tune in to NAS with Jack Peterson at 6pm on 89.1 FM and WNYU.ORG for the full performance!

Content With Fractals is under new management! Tune in for a deep-dive into the intricacies and breadth of Japanese ambi...
09/30/2022

Content With Fractals is under new management! Tune in for a deep-dive into the intricacies and breadth of Japanese ambient and environmental, guided by your NEW host, Riola Musoke-Lubega! Every Sunday from 8am-10am on WNYU.ORG - silence, absence, and transience.

tune into the new afternoon show on friday to hear @iamsoointoit spin live on air 😻😻😻 dont miss it
09/27/2022

tune into the new afternoon show on friday to hear @iamsoointoit spin live on air 😻😻😻 dont miss it

meet half of our management team this semester 🫣😻 more 2 come
09/23/2022

meet half of our management team this semester 🫣😻 more 2 come

Voxtrot is back! For the first time in 12 years, Austin's favorite "coulda-been-huge" indie rockers are hitting the road...
09/19/2022

Voxtrot is back! For the first time in 12 years, Austin's favorite "coulda-been-huge" indie rockers are hitting the road and releasing music! Their first show on the comeback trail was Saturday at NYC's Webster Hall, and the New Afternoon Show's Jack Peterson caught up with the band backstage right before they went on stage, and talked to the group about the comeback nerves, what's changed in the industry and their lives since they last stepped in front of a crowd - plus their new Cut From The Stone compilation, their views on the old songs and their social media presence, and so much more. Tune in to the New Afternoon Show on Monday for the full interview, and catch it on soundcloud.com/wnyu after it airs!

tune in to NAS today for our super super extra special guest Mark Crozer! type wnyu.org into your search bar or turn you...
09/16/2022

tune in to NAS today for our super super extra special guest Mark Crozer! type wnyu.org into your search bar or turn your dial to 89.1 fm cause you dont wanna miss this !!

take a look at the “rundown” link in our bio if you’re interesting in joining WNYU’s award-winning news department as a ...
09/12/2022

take a look at the “rundown” link in our bio if you’re interesting in joining WNYU’s award-winning news department as a radio journalist 🗞🚨📻

this is the one youve all been waiting for i know it …. send in your applications so we can get this show on the road !!
09/10/2022

this is the one youve all been waiting for i know it …. send in your applications so we can get this show on the road !!

if u are so so special, maybe u know new york city more for the sports than the music. imagine if you could talk into a ...
09/07/2022

if u are so so special, maybe u know new york city more for the sports than the music. imagine if you could talk into a microphone all day (an hour or two) about sports to the people who care the most. application link in bio!

wnyu news dept open house tomorrow come thruuuuuu
09/06/2022

wnyu news dept open house tomorrow come thruuuuuu

guys you don’t have to be scared. we have all these nice things planned for you so you can comfortably make ur way into ...
09/05/2022

guys you don’t have to be scared. we have all these nice things planned for you so you can comfortably make ur way into the wnyu family. come join us 🚶‍♀️

got any skills? at all? archives department wants you baby! make a magazine make a tiktok make a youtube video make a cd...
08/31/2022

got any skills? at all? archives department wants you baby! make a magazine make a tiktok make a youtube video make a cd organizer make anything you want join join join link in freaking bio stupid

podcast applications are now open link in our bio get yours in by september 14th or let your opinions and ideas fade int...
08/25/2022

podcast applications are now open link in our bio get yours in by september 14th or let your opinions and ideas fade into obscurity idk

its application season buddies 😎😎 apply for a net show or join our engineering team and do ur part in saving the fastest...
08/19/2022

its application season buddies 😎😎 apply for a net show or join our engineering team and do ur part in saving the fastest dying media industry in the world 😻***NET APPS DUE SEPT 14 & ENGINEERING APPS DUE AUG 26***

just in case u were wondering what you heard this summer
08/07/2022

just in case u were wondering what you heard this summer

maybe ur on break but we’re not. saving the radio industry is a full time job! heres our top played songs of june 2022 p...
07/28/2022

maybe ur on break but we’re not. saving the radio industry is a full time job! heres our top played songs of june 2022 playlist link in bio obviously

at long last! some summer grids so u know what the heck is going on. (on FM grid, times go from pm to am, and on NET gri...
07/18/2022

at long last! some summer grids so u know what the heck is going on. (on FM grid, times go from pm to am, and on NET grid, times go from am to pm) HAGS from WNYU 🫶

man…. it would be so cool to host a radio show that has been broadcasting for decades from wnyu 89.1…. a legacy show if ...
07/10/2022

man…. it would be so cool to host a radio show that has been broadcasting for decades from wnyu 89.1…. a legacy show if you will….. if only there was a way to do that …………. (application link in bio) *content with fractals not pictured, but available!

ALIVE! in the basement! check out @feeblelittlehorse wonderful little set on youtube dot com! link in bio
06/22/2022

ALIVE! in the basement! check out @feeblelittlehorse wonderful little set on youtube dot com! link in bio

This Wednesday on The New Afternoon Show— Jack (@ajaxlp) welcomed Craig Minowa, frontman and mastermind of experimental ...
05/19/2022

This Wednesday on The New Afternoon Show— Jack (@ajaxlp) welcomed Craig Minowa, frontman and mastermind of experimental indie legends Cloud Cult to the show for an exclusive interview! Cloud Cult have been named among the most green bands in the world, and are known for using sustainable means to tour and produce their eleven studio albums. Craig and Jack talk politics, climate change, legacy, and especially the new Cloud Cult album Metamorphosis! Catch the interview on soundcloud.com/wnyu!

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 !

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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
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