Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Changes Abound at Wfuv-FM

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Changes Abound at Wfuv-FM

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WFUV-FM (90.7) has announced an updated lineup, bringing more of its signature music mix to weeknights and weekends and a revised Sunday lineup with more Celtic programming.

Effective Monday, Alisa Ali became the 6 to 10 p.m. host on the Fordham University station. A content producer, frequent interviewer and former host of "The Alternate Side," Ali was named best FM radio personality in the 2014 Village Voice Readers Poll. Veteran host Darren DeVivo will now be heard from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday. This means that WFUV will now broadcast its locally originated adult album alternative music format 22 hours per day.

For the first time, beginning Saturday, WFUV's weekday music mix will be heard on the weekends. Midday host and assistant music director Carmel Holt kicks off Saturdays from 6 to 10 a.m., followed by music director Russ Borris from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Borris also hosts "The Alternate Side" Fridays from 9 p.m. to midnight.

It's now a full "Irish Sunday" on WFUV.

Fiona Ritchie's "The Thistle & Shamrock" will now air Sundays from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by Kathleen Biggins' longtime traditional Irish program, "A Thousand Welcomes," from 8 to 11 a.m. "A Thousand Welcomes" and "Ceol na nGael," a program of Irish music and culture, will air from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Mass will continue to air from 11 a.m. to noon.

"Sunday Breakfast," John Platt's program of folk, rock and singer- songwriters, now shifts to Sundays from 5 to 8 p.m., becoming "Sunday Supper," nestled between "Woody's Children With Bob Sherman" (from 4 to 5 p.m.) and "The Big Broadcast With Rich Conaty" (from 8 p.m. to midnight).

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In other WFUV news, the station announced that it has reached an agreement with New York City-owned WNYE to simulcast its programming on 91.5 FM from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays.

This comes as the stations ended their agreement to carry "The Alternate Side" weekday mornings on 91. …

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