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|City||Riverhead, New York|
|Broadcast area||eastern Long Island|
|Slogan||Sound of Five Towns College|
|First air date||August 8, 1963 (as WAPC)|
1,000 watts (day)|
500 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||Five Towns University|
WRHD (1983-January 1990)
WRHZ (January-August 1990)
WRHD (August 1990-1999)
|Owner||Five Towns College|
|Webcast||mms://radio.ftc.edu:1090/ Listen Live direct URL to copy/paste into media players|
WFTU (1570 AM) is a college radio station owned and operated by Five Towns College and licensed to Riverhead, New York. It broadcasts a Variety format featuring programming produced by current students and faculty of Five Towns College. The station is also operated by a student management staff under the guidance of the general manager, a staff professor. The studio is located on the campus in Dix Hills, New York and transmitter is in Riverside, New York. The station also streams on the internet from its website.
In late 2006, the station began showcasing the student and staff musicians through a weekly impromptu performance outside the station or in the college's cafeteria. WFTU also occasionally broadcasts live music performances from the Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts and the other performance venues on the college campus. WFTU also has a program called "Theatre of the Air," where students re-enact the old days of radio through old radio dramas. The first of these events had so many on-line listeners, the station's server crashed. In late 2012, WFTU became home to That Other Metal Show.