WFUV Public Radio from Fordham University celebrated our fifth annual Gala event at Gotham Hall on Thursday, May 10, 2012, honoring musician Chris Isaak as WFUV Artist of the Year; journalist Christiane Amanpour as recipient of the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism; and sportscaster Al Michaels as recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting. For the first time, we presented a Community Service Award, to Michael Dorf. The evening included a cocktail hour, live auction, awards presentations, dinner and a performance by Chris Isaak and his band.
The evening is organized and planned by WFUV Advisory Board members.
Community Service Honoree
Michael Dorf, founder of the Knitting Factory and owner of City Winery, started the Tribute series at Carnegie Hall in 2004. That same year Michael founded Tribeca Hebrew and Downtown Arts Development, which produces the New York Jewish Music & Heritage Festival. He has been profiled in Inc. Magazine, and New York Magazine named him one of "The Ten Most Influential New Yorkers."