RetroRadio Road Trip


Wednesdays from 1pm until 4pm on WFDU HD1

Jack spins Stacks of Hot Wax to make your drive home or anywhere else go as smoothly as a freshly paved highway! Music culled from years of experience listening and performing makes the road trip a very moving experience! So drive in and stay for the curbside service.

Jack Pignatello is also the host of Sounds So Sweet, an internet radio program on WFDU HD1 Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm featuring the sweet sounds of jug band music.

Jack also hosts Saturday Night at The Movies on WBMA TV in Bloomfield, which is broadcast on many cable systems in the northeast and midwest, and can also be seen on the internet at

Jack also spends time in community theater. He has appeared as Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life at Brundage Park Playhouse, as Marvin Michaels in California Suite at TLC in Clifton, Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace at TLC, Franz Liebkin, the rollicking Nazi pigeon keeper/playwright in The Producers, and he was nominated for a best actor Perry Award for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple at CCCT in Hasbrouck Heights.

Since volunteering at WFDU doesn’t produce the huge sums of money that commercial radio does, Jack has been forced to find gainful employment. He spent most of his career in the arts, as a writer, a photographer and a television producer. Jack now owns the northern New Jersey franchise territory for Amramp, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial and residential wheelchair ramps and other disability products.

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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