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The Alternate Side

Can't get enough indie music? FUV's new music channel was made for you.

The Alternate Side (logo)

The Alternate Side is your source to find, hear, watch, and read about new and local music. You'll find streaming audio, studio and concert videos, blogs, artist news, concert info, and much more. This destination for new music is live on the web at and on HD Radio in the New York area at WFUV HD-3.

We're also bringing the love to the radio dial on WNYE 91.5 FM on weekday mornings from 6am-Noon, and on WFUV 90.7 FM weeknights from 10pm-Midnight.

At The Alternate Side, you'll discover up-and-coming artists from around the corner and all over the musical landscape. TAS highlights the most exciting talent from the New York area, with new artists like Chairlift, MGMT and The Menahan Street Band alongside more established acts like TV On The Radio, The National, and Sonic Youth.

With The Alternate Side, there's a web site and HD Radio channel devoted to emerging New York City artists and bands -- especially important here, since New York has always been known for its musical exports. Unless you happen to live here and be an avid venue-hopper, it's almost impossible to keep up with all the new music. And the best part is that people in Los Angeles, Dusseldorf or Tokyo will have the same access to the local music scene as someone living in Brooklyn.

The Alternate Side complements WFUV's existing channels, which continue on 90.7 FM and [more info: Three FUV Channels]

More info

How to listen

Internet Radio: Got speakers and a fast internet connection? Choose from several free, downloadable players. [more]

Mobile Phones/PDAs: iPhone, Blackberry, iPod Touch - anything with WiFi [more]

HD Radio: Like a regular car or tabletop radio, but with a digital signal and the ability to switch between 3 channels. [more]


Startup of The Alternate Side was made possible, in part, by leadership support from The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Support also came from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Public Media Innovation Fund for the development of the web site at