WFDU Broadcast Media

WFDU-FM, The Right Place To Be … Worldwide!

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WFDU-FM began broadcasting to the New York Metropolitan area in August of 1971 as a result of a concerted effort for its establishment by the administration of Fairleigh Dickinson University and enthusiastic FDU students. Following negotiations with New York University and the Federal Communications Commission, an agreement was reached for the two Universities to share the 89.1 dial position on the FM band.

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The station’s broadcast signal has a 50-mile radius of its transmitter which is located within the historic Armstrong Field Lab in Alpine, New Jersey. The AFL is the site of the world’s first FM station, W2XMN, built by the creator of FM technology, Major Edwin Howard Armstrong.

While WFDU-FM and WNYU-FM share the 89.1 location on the dial, each station maintains separate transmitter and studio facilities as well as discrete programming and personnel.

WFDU-FM is on the air at 89.1MHz in the NYC metro area:

  • From 1:15 AM to 3:45 PM Tuesday through Friday
  • From 1:15 AM Saturday to 3:45 PM Monday

WFDU-FM streams audio over the internet at all times featuring many internet-based shows highlighting a variety of music genres. The audio is available on our website “LISTEN” links, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio,, on all regular computers with streaming capabilities as well as all the mobile devices posted on the station website (free apps are available for downloading).

WFDU is RetroRadio Monday through Friday

RetroRadio on WFDU-FM was a collaborative effort of the programming department of the station. Drawing upon his 45 years in professional radio, Duff Sheffield wanted to provide an exciting familiar broad-based radio format that would appeal to WFDU-FM’s larger NYC Metro listening area. The programming team put their collective musical heads together to determine which songs would ignite enthusiasm to the baby boomers AND the later generations who are hearing these terrific songs in stores, movies, and commercials. What they came up with forms the basis of WFDU’s RetroRadio format; a core period of 1960-1975 with occasional forays earlier and later. These are the lost tunes that the commercial stations have dropped in search of advertising revenue. The RetroRadio DJ hosts present their music in a style reminiscent of the NYC top 40 stations of yore; WABC, WMCA, WOR-FM, WINS, WMGM, and WWDJ. It’s a tight upbeat slice of popular radio that will get your feet moving and cause sudden outbursts of sing-along pleasure!

WFDU-FM is proud to be broadcasting 24/7 on all of our audio streaming platforms with exciting new programming. Tune in, you just might like it!

This office has primary responsibility for the operation of WFDU-FM, the worldwide radio voice of the University. The staff also provides technical and program support and consultation for major public University events such as Commencement, and works closely with the Office of Communications to promote the University.