Fordham University public radio station WFUV 90.7 FM was honored with seven Public Radio News Directors Incorporated Awards at the organization’s annual conference on July 21. Winning more awards than any other participating radio station, WFUV took home awards in the categories of:
• Public Affairs Show, First Place—Assistant News & Public Affairs Director George Bodarky for Cityscape: “NYC’s Diabetes Dilemma”
• Use of Sound, First Place—Graduate student Producer Jody Avirgan for “The Plaza”
• Newscast, Second Place—News & Public Affairs Director Julianne Welby, George Bodarky and the WFUV News Team for WFUV Election Coverage
• Interview, Second Place—Julianne Welby for “Escape from Bellevue”
• Documentary, Second Place—Julianne Welby, George Bodarky, University Producer Nora Flaherty and Fordham graduate Julie Mashack for “Lower Manhattan Diaries”
WFUV student employees Kathleen McNerney and Scott Detrow won first and second place awards, respectively, for Best Newscast in the student category, with McNerney also winning a $500 PRNDI scholarship.
WFUV has accumulated 26 awards for its excellence in programming so far in 2007. WFUV is a noncommercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving nearly 350,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music with its influential City Folk format, plus headlines from National Public Radio, local news and sports and Metro Traffic.