Talking Points with Elaine Rivers

TALKING POINTS with Elaine Rivers

 Let us talk about what matters at home and abroad. TALKING POINTS starts here, starts now Sundays, 7 am on WFDU 89.1 FM HD 1. Find the re-broadcast of TALKING POINTS in Archives on WFDU.FM.

TALKING POINTS is a ½-hour public affairs show that talks about things that matter. Whether it is our neighborhood or around the world, we are all in this thing called life TOGETHER.  Who knows, somewhere—somehow, we may find solutions.  So let us talk about it on TALKING POINTS.

TALKING POINTS is a weekly public affairs program brought to you by WFDU 89.1 FM.

Anita Elaine Rivers --

Known by Elaine in the creative world, she is host of WFDU 89.1 FM’s public affairs program--Talking Points and can be heard co-hosting WFDU.FM HD3’s Gospel Music show called The Sound of Victory.

As Director of Undergraduate Adult and Part-Time Admissions at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, Elaine was the quintessential non-traditional student—adult learner, single parent, first-generation college graduate. Elaine now advocates for adults and the non-traditional student in higher education.  Beyond her admissions work, Elaine is a business and community advocate and serves as 2nd Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Bergen Volunteer Center as well as Advisory Board member for Bergen LEADS--a BVC county-wide leadership development initiative; and as Board Member of the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Elaine earned her undergraduate degree from New York University and master’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino.  She is an avid reader, writer, speaker and active church member.  Additionally, Elaine is a voiceover artist and actor.

God has blessed Elaine with a beautiful daughter Alana.

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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