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ABOUT WFDU

WFDU FM 89.1 Mhz on the dial -- the Radio Voice of Fairleigh Dickinson University for over 3 decades!

Since 1971, WFDU FM has provided distinctive entertainment shows and prize-winning public affairs programming for the tri-state metro area from studios on the Metropolitan (Teaneck, New Jersey) campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

With a staff of over 40 university students and alumni as well as seasoned community volunteers, the station broadcasts from the historic Armstrong Tower in Alpine, New Jersey.

WFDU FM shares the 89.1 Mhz dial position with New York University's WNYU FM. WNYU FM is on the air weekdays from 4PM until 1AM the following day.

WFDU FM is professionally managed by two veteran broadcasters.



Station Management



Carl J. Kraus
General Manager


Carl J. Kraus was appointed General Manager of WFDU(FM) in December of 1980. He began his broadcast career in 1974 and has held operational, engineering, news and management positions with several New York stations including WPAT and WNEW. He is a member of The Radio Club of America and Sigma Delta Chi ( The Society of Professional Journalists). He also is an amateur radio operator. Other responsibilities include service as Director of Telecommunications for Fairleigh Dickinson University.





Barry Sheffield
Program Director/Operations Manager


Barry Sheffield has been a New York City Metro area veteran broadcaster and programming pro since 1970. Currently, he is Assistant Director of Telecommunications at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In that capacity he is the Program Director / Operations Manager of WFDU-FM. Barry can also teach a thing or two - having been a professor of radio and TV broadcasting, public speaking and drama for 15 years. As a 1974 FDU graduate, Barry takes particular pride in guiding the radio station he helped establish in 1971.

Barry cut his broadcast teeth at WXLO - 99X, answering the request line. But his obvious talent at engineering, production, and on-air talk had management making a request of their own. He soon joined the professional ranks - and didn't leave New York for nearly two decades. The list of stations that benefited from his expertise include: WXLO-99X, WOR-AM, The RKO Radio Networks, WNBC-AM, and the the CBS Radio-Radio Network.

Barry also hosts WFDU's The Beatles: 2 by 4 on Sundays from 11am to 1pm and Let There be Country on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.

  • Mailing Address:
    Carl Kraus / Barry Sheffield
    WFDU Radio, 89.1FM
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Metropolitan Campus
    1000 River Road T-WFDU
    Teaneck, NJ 07666

  • Phone:  201.692.2806
  • Fax:  201.692.2807
  • Email:
    Carl Kraus: ckraus@fdu.edu
    Barry Sheffield: 
    barrys@fdu.edu