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WFUV Enlists Aid for Public Radio

Putting their music where their mouths are

Fordham University’s WFUV(FM) in New York City has teamed up with ANTI-Records and the group called 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting for a campaign to lobby Congress to continue funding public broadcasting outlets.

To drum up support for the campaign, ANTI-Records is making available a 16-track artist compilation album, “Raise Your Voice!” The album is a free download for those who sign up with the campaign. It offers tracks from artists including Wilco, Tom Waits, Mavis Staples and Booker T. Jones.

WFUV Interim General Manager Chuck Singleton said in a statement that about 10 percent of WFUV’s budget comes from federal funding. “That’s essential to keeping us healthy and allowing us to bring listeners music they’re not likely to find anywhere else on the radio dial.”

Jeff Nelson, co-director of 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting, joined Singleton in announcing the program.