WFUV Highlighting Community Gardens & More this Month

For the month of June, Strike A Chord, WFUV's public service campaign, is trying to bring more plant life to the concrete jungle. As part of the campaign, WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) has been broadcasting public service announcements voiced by leaders and volunteers of community organizations. During the week of June 23 the station will air a series of reports by Caroline Ballard at 7:54 a.m. and 3:54 p.m., highlighting the efforts of community gardeners and others working to add more nature to the New York metropolitan region.

On June 28, 2014, from 7-8 a.m., the station will feature a special hour of programming on the topic with hosts George Bodarky and Robin Shannon. The special will focus on the importance of gardens in highly developed, urban environments and will feature various leaders in the green movement, including: Steve Frillman of the Green Guerillas, Deborah Martin of The New York Restoration Project, Nancy Cohen of Green Thumb in NYC, Ursula Chance of Bronx Green-Up, Lisa Fabish of Pleasant Village Community Garden in East Harlem, and Jason Aloisio, the founder of St. Rose's garden at Fordham.

"In a city like New York, having access to green spaces is critical," says News and Public Affairs Director Bodarky. "New Yorkers find solace and inspiration in parks and community gardens, and thankfully there are a whole lot of people dedicated to making sure neighborhoods are more than just concrete and steel."

Strike A Chord is an award-winning public service campaign designed to draw attention to vital community-related issues in the New York metropolitan area every season. Each quarter, the station explores subjects ranging from natural disaster recovery to electoral engagement affairs with on-air public service announcements, news features, and special programming, as well as occasional events and public forums. Strike a Chord was developed in conjunction with WFUV's Community Advisory Board. Listeners and organizations interested in being involved can find more information at www.wfuv.org/strikeachord.

WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org), New York's source for music discovery, is a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, award-winning local news and sports, 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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