Rosanne Cash, Sam Donaldson and Bob Costas To Be Honored At WFUV 90.7 FM's Annual Gala May 9 In New York City

04.30.13
Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash, Named WFUV's "Artist of the Year," to Perform at Fundraiser; Donaldson, Costas, and The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust will also be feted.

An iconic trio of music, news and sports broadcasting legends will be honored on Thursday, May 9, at WFUV Radio's Annual Gala 2013.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and author, Rosanne Cash, will be feted as WFUV's "Artist of the Year"; Sam Donaldson, veteran reporter/anchor and ABC contributor, will receive the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism; and sportscaster and commentator Bob Costas will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting at the station's sixth annual gala.

Also to be honored with a Community Service Award is the The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, established by Agnes Varis to support affordable access to the arts, education, and healthcare.

The benefit in support of New York's "Rock and Roots" public radio station, licensed to Fordham University, will be held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Attendees will be treated to a performance by Rosanne Cash.

Cash is one of America's pre-eminent singers and songwriters. With 12 albums and 11 number one singles to her credit, she has navigated her own path between country and rock, roots and pop, for more than 30 years. Writing songs that are finely-wrought vignettes, both highly personal and universally appealing, she is the keeper of an extraordinary family legacy, the eldest child of Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash. As a prose writer, she has published a collection of short stories, a children's book, and a critically praised memoir, and she has had essays and fiction appear in various collections and publications. For her contributions, not just to music, but also contemporary arts and culture, WFUV is pleased to honor her as our 2013 Artist of the Year.

About WFUV
New York's Rock and Roots station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) is a noncommercial, member-supported radio station, licensed to Fordham University for more than 60 years, serving nearly 400,000 weekly listeners throughout the New York metropolitan area and thousands more worldwide on the Web. The station has a full-time professional staff of 28, who work alongside and mentor a staff of 70 Fordham students.

WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, known as Rock and Roots, news from NPR, and a diverse weekend lineup. This programming is augmented by The Alternate Side, a 24/7 HD Radio channel and web stream that draws on New York's burgeoning indie music scene. The station typically garners more than 20 prestigious awards each year for its music, news, public affairs and sports programs. WFUV partners with NPR Music to provide coverage of major music festivals and content such as video performances. WFUV's own robust web site has extensive audio archives, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.

Read the full press release here.