Can't get enough of The Alternate Side? Well, now you can have your weekday morning breakfast with caffeinated bands like TV On The Radio, The Kills, Yuck and Holy Ghost! from Monday to Friday, 6am to 12pm EST, on commercial-free 91.5 WNYE in New York.
That’s right, WFUV’s indie music service has expanded its FM radio presence to 30 hours each week on NYC Media, the official network of New York City. You can still catch TAS from 10 pm-12 midnight, Monday through Friday, on 90.7 WFUV and all day, every day on thealternateside.org and 90.7 FM HD3.
Russ Borris and Alisa Ali host The Alternate Side's six-hour WNYE morning mix which, as always, embraces a forward-thinking, music-savvy range of breaking bands like Grouplove or Cults, headliners like Arcade Fire, The Beastie Boys and Radiohead, and legacy bands like The Smiths and Pavement. As a New York City station, The Alternate Side continues to champion local heroes, like Yeasayer, School of Seven Bells and The Antlers.
"I absolutely love finding new bands to play on The Alternate Side and rediscovering older bands," observed The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali. "The Alternate Side is a strong community of music lovers and all-round cool people. I'm so glad to be a part of it."
Need a live music fix? Tune in at 11am EST each weekday on WNYE to catch an exclusive studio interview and performance, with bands and artists like The Naked and Famous or The Raveonettes. Count on Russ and Alisa to keep you connected to the ever-changing alt scene via band updates, shuffles, tour news, and local happenings.
Station favorites Ritzy, Rhyds and Matt of The Joy Formidable say, "Llongyfarchiadau, The Alternate Side! Congratulations on your move to WNYE. Your early support was and continues to be very much appreciated. Keep on playing those great tunes and we hope to see you again soon."
If you want to read about the day's music happenings, you can always find audio and video performances, breaking music news, charts, free downloads and exclusive feature interviews with bands like Elbow or Tennis on thealternateside.org, courtesy of site editor Kara Manning.
"The Alternate Side is all about finding and supporting new artists," said Chuck Singleton, WFUV's program director. "The more ways this programming gets out there, the better we're serving the many talented bands we play. It's thrilling to help connect artists with the people who want to hear them."
NYC Media, part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, is the official TV, radio and online network of New York City, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City's diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. You can find more information on the WNYE web site.