WFUV Annual Gala: 2013

by WFUV Staff
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Photo by Gus Phiilippas/WFUV

WFUV Public Radio from Fordham University celebrated our sixth annual Gala event at Edison Ballroom on Thursday, May 9, 2013, honoring musician Rosanne Cash as WFUV Artist of the Year; journalist Sam Donaldson as recipient of the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism; and sportscaster Bob Costas as recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting. We also presented a Community Service Award, to The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust.

The evening included a cocktail hour, live auction, awards presentations, dinner, a performance by special guest Alejandro Escovedo, and a performance by Rosanne Cash and her band.

Photos of the performances and presentations are on the WFUV Flickr site, as are photos of the party.

Special guests on hand to enjoy the party included: Southside Johnny, John Leventhal, Cliff Eberhardt, Alejandro Escovedo, Marshall Crenshaw, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, Diego Garcia, Garland Jeffreys, Pete and Maura Kennedy (The Kennedys), and Nicole Atkins.

Award Presenters: Don Was, recording artist, producer, and president of Blue Note Records; Charles Osgood, CBS Sunday Morning Anchor; Mike Weisman, former executive producer of NBC Sports and 24-time Sports Emmy Award-winning producer; and Jarrett Lilien, President of the Jazz Foundation of America.

The presenters gave moving tributes to the award's founders, to the worthy recipients, and to the radio station that brings a world of media professionals, music fans and savvy New Yorkers together. Bob Costas' recollections of listening to Vin Scully on the radio brought tears to more than a few eyes; Rosanne spoke of the best radio can be and professed happiness that her "favorite radio station" liked her back; and Don Was envisioned a society made better by the strength of communities like the one in the room. [More details from Fordham's web site here.]

Our sincere thanks to those who contributed, both financially and with high spirits, to keeping WFUV strong and independent.
 

The evening is organized and planned by WFUV Advisory Board members.

Gallery

WFUV Gala 2013: Alejandro Escovedo
WFUV Gala 2013: Southside Johnny
WFUV Gala 2013: Alejandro Escovedo
WFUV Gala 2013: Alejandro Escovedo
WFUV Gala 2013: Russ Borris
WFUV Gala 2013: Corny O'Connell
WFUV Gala 2013: Charles Osgood
WFUV Gala 2013: Sam Donaldson
WFUV Gala 2013: Sam Donaldson
WFUV Gala 2013: Mike Weisman
WFUV Gala 2013: Dennis Elsas
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Awards
WFUV Gala 2013: Awards
WFUV Gala 2013: Rita Houston
WFUV Gala 2013: Don Was
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Rita Houston
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and Friends
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and Don Was
WFUV Gala 2013: Southside Johnny and Dennis Elsas
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas, Rosanne Cash and Sam Donaldson
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash and Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Alejandro Escovedo and Garland Jeffreys
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Sam Donaldson
WFUV Gala 2013: Sam Donaldson and George Bodarky
WFUV Gala 2013: Rita Houston with Don Was and Alejandro Escovedo
WFUV Gala 2013: Alejandro Escovedo
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Suzanne Vega
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Garland Jeffreys
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw and Suzanne Vega
WFUV Gala 2013: Nicole Atkins
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Michael Weisman and Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas and Spero Dedes
WFUV Gala 2013: WFUV Sports Crew with Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Marshall Crenshaw and Suzanne Vega
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Charles Osgood and Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Sam Donaldson and Charles Osgood
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas and Dennis Elsas
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas with Jim and Margie Kaat
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas and Sam Donaldson
WFUV Gala 2013: WFUV News Dept. with Sam Donaldson and Charles Osgood
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas and Darren DeVivo
WFUV Gala 2013: Bob Costas with Gala Co-Chairs Claire Sheridan and Jill Welter
WFUV Gala 2013: WFUV Sports' Bob Ahrens with Bob Costas
WFUV Gala 2013: Artists and VIPs

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