OutCasting, public radio's program giving voice to
LGBTQ youth issues. Thursday evenings at 6:30, Saturday
afternoons at 1:00.
Watch video of OutCasters talking about what the show means to
Seeking new student participants: We want to
increase the number of high school and college-age people
participating in OutCasting.
The Gazette (May 10, 2012)
Front page article about OutCasting in
the 10/6/2011 edition of
The Journal News
Westchester Magazine (November 2011)
WDFH celebrates new studio with 100+ guests
Author, columnist, activist,
and It Gets Better Project co-founder
Dan Savage blogs about OutCasting (10/26/2011)
Musicians at performing at WDFH
WDFH volunteers (2012-present)
studio under construction (2010-2011)
Photos and development of
signal expansion project (2001-2009)
Equipment was stolen
from WDFH's transmitter.
A key part of community radio is community
You can give a one-time or automatic
monthly gift via
Network for Good (best). You can also donate through
Paypal. More info is on our
If you have a business and would like to
support WDFH and get on-air and online exposure, view our
media kit (pdf).
Listen on your mobile device
in your car or almost anywhere
late model car radios have an aux input jack.
With an inexpensive cable from Radio Shack or another vendor,
you can plug your mobile device into your car stereo. Or
just listen through headphones almost anywhere.
Our 64k stream uses about 30 MB of data per
hour.* You could listen to WDFH for an hour a day, seven
days a week, and the data usage would be less than half of a
typical 2GB per month data plan.
Check your plan for details — it's up to
you to keep track of your data usage if you have a limited plan
and don't want to have overage charges — but we've had
excellent results listening to WDFH online in many areas of the
NYC metropolitan area. We were even able to listen in most
areas on a recent trip to Michigan!
The TuneInRadio app is available for
most platforms. There's also the Public Radio Player
app for iPhones. In either of these apps, search for WDFH
and make it a favorite.
Info and links are on our
* Proportionally less
for our 24k mono stream and more for our 160k stereo high
fidelity stream. But that 160k stream sounds great and
works really well on 4G phones, especially if you have an
unlimited data plan!
Help save federal funding for public broadcasting
Make your voice
heard on this important issue. Congress is
considering major cuts to
federal support for public
broadcasting. Media coverage has
focused on the impact these cuts would have on NPR, which has
become a political football.
But the truth, ignored
in most media coverage, is that the proposed cuts would also
have far-reaching impacts on hundreds of local public and
community radio stations all across the country, including WDFH.
Already, the federal program that helps support the equipment
needs of public radio and TV stations has been eliminated.
Across the entire public radio and TV system,
about six dollars are raised privately for every dollar of
federal money, making public broadcasting a wonderful example of
a public-private partnership.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
distributes federal funding to local public radio and TV
stations to support operational expenses.
Although WDFH is not
yet eligible to apply for this funding, we are working
strenuously toward that goal. As WDFH grows, this funding
will become an essential part of our operating budget. If
the proposed cuts go through, the impact on WDFH and our ability
to develop into a vibrant community institution could be very
You already know that there is a big
difference between commercial broadcasting and public
broadcasting; if you didn't, you wouldn't be here. Public
broadcasting plays a critical role in informing our electorate
through in-depth discussions of issues, a role that many
mainstream media outlets have abandoned.
To make sure your voice is heard on this
important national issue, we encourage you to
join the campaign and
take action at
Sessions: On The Record
WDFH's performance studio
Listen to selected
Cave Cricket — Feb. 2013
Our guests in 2012:
Jackson Ridge Rodeo
Matt Turk during his solo performance at
Lynn Stein performs with Jon Burr and Vic
Lisa Jane Lipkin at WDFH, 3/22/2012
Photo: Loren Maron
KJ Denhert performing at WDFH
Photo: Linda Austrian
The Jon Burr Trio
Curtis Becraft performing with Matt Turk
Honor Finnegan performing with Carl Money
Abbie Gardner of Red Molly performing with bassist Craig Akin
Aztec Two-Step — Rex Fowler and Neal
Shulman at WDFH, March 2012
Photo: Melinda Battle
Photo: Jeff Kent
Dania Abu-Shaheen of Starnes&Shah
Claudia Jacobs, who performed with Dan
Weymouth and Greg Galluccio
Photo: Vinny Cohan
photos, audio, and info...
Getting involved with WDFH
WDFH is an independent
public radio station of the community variety, locally
owned and run by local
volunteers. It's a rare breath
of fresh air in these corporate-media-conglomerate dominated
times, especially here in the media-saturated NYC area.
WDFH is operated by community volunteers.
on how you can get involved...
is affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network and is entirely
nonprofit and noncommercial, supported mainly by listeners like
you and by business and foundation grants. Our FM signal
reaches about 400,000 potential listeners in central and
northern Westchester county, eastern Rockland, and southern
Putnam, and a small part of western Connecticut [FM
coverage map]. You can also
and on your mobile device anywhere.
Unlike most other
public radio stations, WDFH is powered by volunteers who
work as program hosts, writers, designers, promoters, and
everything else it takes to run a radio station. Previous
radio experience is not required.
Get info on how
you can get involved...
WDFH is licensed to Hudson
Valley Community Radio, Inc., a tax-exempt
nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
We are a member of: