Gospel Jazzations

with Tony Smith

Eclectic Music

Gospel Jazzations

Wednesdays 1:00AM to 6:00AM Eastern Time on WFDU HD1

Tony Smith has been working at WFDU for 16 years, hosting his show Gospel Jazzations, focusing on the jazz/instrumental side of gospel music. He’s also a gospel jazz saxophonist playing this special brand of music across the world. With such a global scope, Tony wanted to have a radio program that catered to those who record this music and to those who appreciate listening to it. The advantage that Tony has over most other programmers is that he knows these artists personally and has either recorded with and/or toured with them. It's the only program of its kind in the NYC metro area.

 


To: WFDU Listeners

From: Kenny O'Boyle, General2 Manager

Hello Listeners, I hope you are all doing well.

I wanted to check in with a quick update. On Friday we learned that a WFDU volunteer staff member's spouse had tested positive for Covid 19. Even though this staffer has not been tested nor hasn't been at the station in over two weeks, the University has decided to sanitize the station before allowing our essential staff members back inside. I am in contact with the staff member and wish them well.

We hope the sanitation process happens this week. Until it happens, I will not be able to pop in for live RetroRadio shows nor will we be able to refresh recorded shows. Some recorded shows may repeat from last week and we will expand DJ Hal's role supplying automated music programming.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and hope you all understand. Once we get back inside the station we will experiment with different services and software that will hopefully make it easier for us to control the station remotely. With any success we will try to expand our programming options as much as possible.

We continue to work hard doing whatever possible to keep WFDU on the air during these difficult times. Thanks to all of our listeners for their continued support. Be well and stay safe!

-Kenny
WFDU