Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

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WFUV News & Public Affairs

George Bodarky and Robin Shannon head up a team of newscasters, reporters and producers in training, from our base at Fordham University.

The Newsroom

From on-the-spot interviews with politicians and other newsmakers to longer feature looks at local issues, the WFUV News team keeps listeners informed about the Tri-State area.

Listeners may be surprised to know that the busy, "unconventional" WFUV newsroom is populated by Fordham University students, many of whom go directly on to careers in the competitive New York City radio market. News and Public Affairs Director George Bodarky is a product of the WFUV newsroom himself, having been a student at Fordham University in the early 1990s. George returned to WFUV after several years in commercial broadcasting. "Our news staff is as crack as any other, thanks to the structured training WFUV affords," Bodarky says. "Whether our reporters are covering City Hall or a breaking news event, they're always on top of their game. They never fail to impress me with their level of professionalism and inquisitiveness to uncover the truth. It's no surprise so many of them go on to successful careers in journalism, following their days at WFUV."

In an age of personality-driven media, WFUV News sets itself apart by keeping a spotlight on relevant, local issues and people in the Tri-State region.

News Updates

WFUV News produces 35 local newscasts per week from the station's state-of-the-art newsroom. They can be heard at :54 past each hour during morning and afternoon drive, and weekdays at 11:54.

WFUV News goes in-depth with occasional, hour-long broadcasts. Past specials have focused on 9/11 survivors, the subway, digital music, democracy, literacy, and overnight workers. Links are Windows Media Player files, 32K.

Cityscape

George Bodarky hosts Cityscape, an inside look at the issues, people, and places that matter in New York City and beyond. You can hear the 30-minute program on Saturday mornings at 7:30am, anytime in the Audio Archives or as a Podcast.

Awards

WFUV News has received accolades in a number of national and local media competitions. The full list of honors is on our Awards Page. Click on the links below to hear some of our winning features:

Links are Windows Media Player files, 32K.

Year Competition Category Segment Name
2010 Associated Press 1st Place, Best Feature The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
2006 Edward R. Murrow Award Regional Winner, News Documentary Working the Night Shift