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WWFM The Classical Network Receives Two Recent Bequests

9/13/10

West Windsor, NJ: WWFM The Classical Network has announced receipt of two recent bequests, including $260,000 from the estate of Victoria Mastrobuono of Bay Head, New Jersey, and $100,000 from the estate of Ruth Miles of Newtown, PA.

WWFM is New Jersey’s only full-time classical music station providing 24-hour programming. Licensed to Mercer County Community College, it is located on the college’s West Windsor campus.

According to WWFM General Manager Peter Fretwell, Ms. Mastrobuono gave generously to many arts organizations and was a regular donor to WWFM. Likewise, Ms. Miles was a dedicated listener. According to her executor, in the final years of her life, when largely confined to her home, WWFM was a constant companion and source of pleasure.

“These bequests are representative of why the college has continued its support of WWFM for the past 28 years,” Fretwell said. “For many people, the station is a daily companion and represents a gift of great music and cultural education.” Fretwell says the station is appreciative of support from listeners such as these, who remember the college in their wills to ensure that the great musical programming will continue.

WWFM The Classical Network serves New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and portions of Delaware and Maryland, and is simulcast via satellite to an additional translator in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The network webcasts its programming, reaching listeners worldwide through the Internet at www.wwfm.org. The station also takes advantage of HD technology, with digital broadcasting via 89.1 HD1. On September 1, 2008, WWFM began to offer jazz programming via 89.1 HD2, called JazzOn2.

Both WWFM and JazzOn2 are streaming online and are available through iTUNES.

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