WFDU grand opening – on the air

WFDU-FM 89.1WFDU FM 89.1 will celebrate the grand opening of their new live performance studio today (10/26) with a special live broadcast and a bluegrass concert. The station is located on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ and serves the wider New York City area.

Today’s live show will be hosted by Carol Beaugard, whose Lonesome Rine RFD program is the station’s longest running bluegrass show. Joining Carol in the new studio will be Appalachian Uprising, a NYC band that features progressive banjo wizard Steve Lutke.

The new WFDU performance/broadcast facility will be known as The Atomic Underground/Studio C, the name inspired by the prior use of the space as a nuclear lab in the early 1960s.

The live show will air at 10:00 a.m., broadcast live in metro New York on 89.1 FM, and online at

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