RetroRadio Retro In The Metro

RetroRadio - Retro In The Metro

Every Thursday 1:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern Time - HD1

Duff hosts his RetroRadio show every thursday from 1-4pm on HD1. Playing the best oldies with a heapin'-helpin' of odd-ball, curious, bizarre, weird, puzzling, unconventional offbeat wacko behavior! The inmates have truly taken control of the asylum.

RetroRadio on WFDU was a collaborative effort of the programming department of the station. Drawing upon his 45 years in professional radio, Duff wanted to provide an exciting familiar broad-based radio format that would appeal to WFDU’s larger NYC Metro listening area. Duff, Mike Phillips, Ghosty, & Kenny O’Boyle 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 & 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, & WWDJ. It’s a tight upbeat slice of popular radio that will get your feet moving and cause sudden outbursts of sing-along pleasure!

Duff is having some serious fun doing this show and invites you to join in, not only to his show on Thursdays, but to the rest of the RetroRadio crew Tuesdays through Fridays from 6-9am and Mondays through Fridays from 1-4pm on WFDU.

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Or on the phone at 201-692-2806

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