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Monday, September 21, 2009

Kara Manning Joins WFUV's The Alternate Side

New York, NY -- Kara Manning has joined the team behind WFUV's The Alternate Side as Web Editor, Writer and On-Air Interviewer. Formerly a reporter for MTV News and a staff writer for Rolling Stone magazine, Kara is putting her access to many music industry sources to good use on blog, offering news, videos and scoops on bands like White Rabbits, Glasvegas and Radiohead. She looks forward to tackling her work at The Alternate Side, where she has already lined up interviews with Nitin Sawhney, the xx, Wild Beasts and more. Kara also spent nearly ten years as producer on Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight, where she says she learned "all that is good about music, smart interviews and the art of a meaningful segue." She is a graduate of Columbia University's M.F.A. program in playwriting and an accomplished playwright.

"Kara's presence has really helped expand and deepen the site's new music coverage," said Chuck Singleton, WFUV's program director. "She joins our great crew on the radio side--Russ Borris, Alisa Ali, Demos, Rich McLaughlin and Jeff Kuprycz--in making The Alternate Side one of New York's most vital new music destinations, the place to keep in touch with the music you love."

A companion to WFUV's highly acclaimed flagship programming, The Alternate Side provides New York City's burgeoning indie music scene with a full-time local radio outlet available at and on HD Radio at 90.7 FM HD-3 in the New York City area. Major funding for the service was provided, in part, by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for over 60 years. Serving nearly 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio and local news.

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