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Claudia Marshall to Step Down as WFUV Morning Show Host After 10/26

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Claudia Marshall, who has been the morning host on WFUV (90.7 FM/www.wfuv.org) since January, 2001, announced today on her program and in a blog post on the WFUV web site that this Friday, October 26, will be her last day on the air at the station.

WFUV’s evening host Corny O’Connell (an occasional substitute for Claudia in the past) will step in to do mornings from 5:00-10:00 a.m. on an interim basis while WFUV conducts a national search for its next morning show host. He will continue the popular Question of the Day feature in the 9 o’clock hour. WFUV fill-in hosts Eric Holland and Carmel Holt will share the evening duties in the meantime.

“After twelve years of the 3:30 a.m. alarm, it's simply time to move on. And to sleep in,” Marshall explained. “I have some exciting things in the works and when the time is right, I'll share them. I've had opportunities here that I would not have had at any other radio station on earth. I hope you'll give Corny your support while the station searches for its next morning host.”

"WFUV's listeners have always appreciated Claudia's smarts, friendly style and warmth on the microphone," said General Manager, Chuck Singleton. “We’ll certainly miss her gift for connecting with listeners and artists, and we wish her the best. It’s a rare opening at WFUV, and we’ll take this opportunity to consider how we can build on Claudia’s success."

New York’s Rock and Roots station WFUV (90.7 FM, www.wfuv.org) is a noncommercial, member-supported radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, local and NPR news, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV’s robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.

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