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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

With friend Southside Johnny at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Performing with Alejandro Escovedo at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
With friends Garland Jeffreys and Southside Johnny at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
With friend Garland Jeffreys at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
Edison Ballroom, May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
Edison Ballroom, May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
George and Grazia Svokos of The Agnes Varis Charitable Foundation accept the foundation's award. Edison Ballroom, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
George and Grazia Svokos of The Agnes Varis Charitable Foundation accept the foundation's award. Edison Ballroom, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At Edison Balltoom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
Bob Costas and Rosanne Cash meet, accompanied by WFUV's John Platt.
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Introducing Rosanne Cash at Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
With Marshall Crenshaw, Alejandro Escovedo and Marc Cohn at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Gus Philippas
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City. May 9, 2013. Photo by Neil Swanson
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
WFUV's Chuck Singleton and Rita Houston with Rosanne Cash and Don Was, at Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Claire Sheridan, Rosanne Cash and Jill Welter, at Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
The WFUV Crew and Artist of the Year: Carmel Holt, Rita Houston, Darren DeVivo, Alisa Ali, Russ Borris, Rosanne Cash, Dennis Elsas, Corny O'Connell and John Platt. Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Southside Johnny, Garland Jeffreys, Alejandro Escovedo with WFUV's Vin Scelsa and Dennis Elsas. At Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Alejandro Escovedo, WFUV's Rita Houston, and Garland Jeffreys.
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Back row: Cathie Ryan, Darren DeVivo, Alisa Ali, Alejandro Escovedo, Garland Jeffreys, Carmel Holt, Southside Johnny, Dennis Elsas, Rita Houston, Corny O'Connell, Vin Scelsa. Front row: Cliff Eberhart, John Platt, Pete Kennedy, Maura Kennedy.
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Cathie Ryan, Darren DeVivo, Alejandro Escovedo, Garland Jeffreys, Southside Johnny, Dennis Elsas, Vin Scelsa, Corny O'Connell, Maura Kennedy. Front: Pete Kennedy.
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Garland Jeffreys, Don Was and Southside Johnny. Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Corny O'Connell, Dennis Elsas, Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega, Rita Houston and Darren DeVivo.
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Including head of WFUV's sports department Bob Ahrens. At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Corny O'Connell, Carmel Holt, Dennis Elsas, Marshall Crenshaw, Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega, Rita Houston and Darren DeVivo.
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Corny O'Connell, Carmel Holt, Nicole Atkins, Claire Sheridan and Rita Houston.
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Bob Howe (Fordham U.), George Bodarky (WFUV), Sam Donaldson, Charles Osgood, Robin Shannon (WFUV). At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
George Bodarky, Sam Donaldson, Charles Osgood and Robin Shannon. At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
At the Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart
Edison Ballroom in New York City, May 9, 2013. Photo by Chris Taggart

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