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Changes at WFUV

Jennings moves sideways, Singleton rises

Fordham University’s WFUV(FM) is having a “changing of the guard,” according to a recent release.

Station Manager Ralph Jennings will shift to director of internal and external relations. Taking over as interim manager will be PD Chuck Singleton.

Jennings has been at the station for 25 years, starting in 1985. He is credited with growing the station into a professionally-run public radio operation and significantly upgrading the facilities and signal reach.

Fordham University Provost Stephen Freedman, Ph.D. stated: “It is hard to overstate Ralph Jennings’ role in the evolution of WFUV… He has professionalized the station and increased its audience, range, donations, and not least of all, its place in musical culture. I am deeply grateful for Ralph’s steady leadership. The station he leaves in Chuck Singleton’s very capable hands is one of the jewels of public broadcasting, for which the University and WFUV’s many fans are eternally grateful. I have every confidence that Chuck will continue to build on the legacy entrusted to him.”

Jennings said his work at WFUV “allowed me to realize a dream… From the time I was a boy I’ve believed in the power of radio to entertain and inform.”

Singleton has been at WFUV for a considerable time, starting in 1987 as news and public affairs director. “I have great faith in the future of WFUV as it reshapes itself as a public media organization for the 21st century,” he said in the announcement.