How Do I Join WNYU?
WNYU’s mission is to provide our tri-state listening community, defined by our signal’s reach, with educational alternative radio programming. The FCC mandates that non-commercial college radio licensees must provide such an alternative. Alternative is relative to your market, including the commercial market: people listen to the radio, not exclusively commercial or non-commercial radio. So when we program the station, we consider the entire radio market and determine if programming of a similar nature exists within our listening community. We want to make programming sense by offering listening alternatives. If you hear it on another station, you probably won’t hear it on WNYU.
WNYU encourages student participation from all schools within NYU. Drawing from this diverse environment, WNYU remains fresh and daring, uninhibited by commercial pressures. We don’t have to get a “ten-share” to stay on the air. That is not to say that we don’t have a professional attitude, but it is to say that we take full advantage of our non-commercial obligations and opportunities. We can program what other stations can’t even imagine.
How to Apply
We are now open for fall applications! We are having open houses at our station at 5 University Pl (the basement of Weinstein, past the bathrooms near Downstein) on September 2 and 3, from 12-4 pm. On Tuesday, September 13th, at 9 PM we’ll be having a meeting in Weinstein Room SC-22 (Subcellar) to discuss all the details regarding how to apply and what makes a ‘good’ application.
The application for a 2 hour online weekly music show is now available as a Google Form. Deadline for submission is February 9th by midnight. Please read through the directions thoroughly and answer the questions carefully. Note that changes made to the form are not saved – if you’d like to work on the form over long periods of time, try drafting your responses in a word processor before submitting. A brief Google presentation with general info about the process can be found HERE. Any additional questions should be directed to Lilli, the Net Radio Director, at net (dot) radio (at) wnyu (dot) org and Tess, the Associate Net Radio Director, at net (dot) associate (at) wnyu (dot) org.
For those interested in contributing to the news team or hosting a non-music show, more information can be found at our news site, HERE!
For those interested in sports, please e-mail our sports director at sports (at) wnyu (dot) org. Those interested in our engineering department should e-mail engineering (at) wnyu (dot) org. Those interested in web design should e-mail tech (at) wnyu (dot) org. Those interested in visual art/graphic design should e-mail publicity (at) wnyu (dot) org.