WFDU Power Increase!

WFDU is happy to announce that with the FCC approval, it has successfully doubled their antenna height on the Alpine Tower and raised the power to 3000 watts, increasing our listenership more than two fold. 

Getting the word out that WFDU has expanded its coverage area pursuant to the map below. WFDU-FM General Manager and Program Director Duff Sheffield and Chief Engineer Michael Philips drove around the NYC  metropolitan area to determine how far the station gets after the power upgrade. Amazingly, WFDU now covers most of Long Island, Lower Connecticut, Lower Hudson Valley and the five Boroughs of New York City. In the upcoming September 2016 Membership Drive, the station really needs listener support as they plan to introduce new membership benefits. 

Listener supported WFDU raised the output power from 650 watts to 3000 watts. This upgrade has more than doubled our FCC licensed coverage area at 89.1MHz and increased our potential on-air audience from 3.8 million persons to 8.2 million persons in the NYC metro area. WFDU also began broadcasting in HD (Hybrid Digital). There are total 3 digital channels now at 89.1MHz. The HD1 channel, WFDU-The Essential broadcasts programs that have been familiar to our audience for over 40 years. The HD2 channel - Jazz & What's More (Monday through Friday) is expansion of our tried-and-true eclectic music shows that include blues, classic country, oldies, bluegrass etc. 

We are also very proud to announce that the WFDU HD3 channel, also called as Masterworks is devoted entirely to classical music to give an alternative to those discerning listeners in this very popular public radio music format.  All forms of classical music including opera are featured.  WFDU looks toward being able to partner with prestigious organizations to provide more exposure for WFDU’s exciting new music formats.

HD radios are now readily available in most new cars and at most major online e-tail websites from $50 and this new technology opens up a whole new variety of listening experiences.

All WFDU music channels are streaming on the web 24/7 and are available on iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, and many other streaming services including our own web streams found on our website <>

All shows are also available on our website based archives for 2 weeks after they have aired.

For those interested in helping out with a donation, WFDU offers a secure credit card “DONATE” area on the website or by calling 201-692-2012. 

WFDU will truly be the eclectic voices of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

For more info, please email WFDU General Manager & Program Director Duff Sheffield at: 

Latest from WFDU General Manager, Kenny O'Boyle

Hello everyone! 

I hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and managing okay during these unprecedented times.

I wanted to give you all an update, but unfortunately there is not much to update you on. The question I get more than any other from our staff and listeners is, “When will WFDU be able to resume normal, live programming?” Unfortunately, I do not have an answer to this question. Logically, I would have to assume that WFDU Staff will not be allowed back inside the station until the government stay at home restrictions are lifted. Who knows when that will be? Even when those restrictions are lifted, it’s still ultimately up to the university.

What can we do and what are we doing?

We are now accepting new material and recordings of past shows for our programs on HD2 and will begin airing those ASAP 

I speak on behalf of the entire staff and I’m sure many of you too when I say we all can’t wait to return to normal. We all miss doing our shows and most of all, interacting with you! Please be patient. We all have to be. 

I very much appreciate all of the listeners that have reached out via email, phone or Facebook. Overwhelmingly, the messages are positive and appreciative that WFDU is still on the air even in this limited capacity. It warms my heart to hear that WFDU can be a source of comfort during all of this.  

If you would like to reach out with any comments, questions or concerns, please do.

Phone: 201-692-2806 (Leave a message)

Keep listening and thanks for supporting WFDU!


- Kenny