Fordham Notes: WFUV and NYC Media Launch The Alternate Side on WNYE

Monday, June 20, 2011

WFUV and NYC Media Launch The Alternate Side on WNYE

New York, NY—WFUV will celebrate the June launch of The Alternate Side on WNYE (91.5 FM) with an acoustic performance by songwriter (and driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion) David Bazan in Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue at 23rd Street) on Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. The Alternate Side DJs Russ Borris and Alisa Ali will be on-hand to host. The concert is free and open to the general public.

As of June 1, The Alternate Side, the independent music service produced by WFUV, has been airing weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to Noon on the NYC Media-owned WNYE. The service will also continue to be available around the clock at and 90.7FM HD3, as well as weeknights from 10:00 PM. to midnight on WFUV (90.7FM,

Since its launch by WFUV in 2008, with support from The New York State Music Fund, The Alternate Side has showcased the vital and diverse indie music scene in New York City and beyond. The Alternate Side’s forward-thinking, music-savvy range of artists includes everybody from The Strokes and The Beastie Boys to PJ Harvey and Radiohead and champions new local bands like Yeasayer, School of Seven Bells and The Hundred in the Hands. WNYE listeners will discover new music and reconnect with favorite artists, experience one-of-a-kind in-studio interviews and performances, and get artist news, concert information and community announcements.

Part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. NYC Media oversees several television channels, a radio station and other online assets. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter at or become a fan on Facebook at

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