The Alternate Side's sister station, WFUV Public Radio from Fordham University, is pleased to announce its 2012 Gala event at Gotham Hall on Thursday, May 10, honoring musician Chris Isaak as WFUV Artist of the Year; journalist Christiane Amanpour as recipient of the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism; and sportscaster Al Michaels as recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.
For the first time, WFUV will also be presenting a Community Service Award, to Michael Dorf. The evening will include a cocktail hour, live auction, awards presentations, dinner and a performance by Chris Isaak and his band.
Tickets are available online now through Fordham University. The evening is organized and planned by WFUV Advisory Board members and marks its fifth year in 2012.
Community Service Honoree Michael Dorf, founder of the Knitting Factory and owner of City Winery, started the Tribute series at Carnegie Hall in 2004. That same year Michael founded Tribeca Hebrew and Downtown Arts Development, which produces the New York Jewish Music & Heritage Festival. He has been profiled in Inc. Magazine, and New York Magazine named him one of "The Ten Most Influential New Yorkers."
Fourth Annual Gala: May 2, 2011 at Tribeca 360°. Honoring musicians Los Lobos, newsman Tom Brokaw and sportscaster Pat Summerall.
Third Annual Gala: May 5, 2010 at Gotham Hall. Honoring musician Levon Helm, newsman Bob Schieffer and sportscaster Ernie Harwell.
Second Annual Gala: May 6, 2009 at The Puck Building, honoring musician Paul Simon, sportscaster Dick Enberg and PBS newsman Jim Lehrer.
First Annual Gala: April 29, 2008 at Sotheby's, honoring musician Emmylou Harris, CBS host Charles Osgood and sportscaster Vin Scully.