Music Of The Masters

Frank Grillo - Host/Producer “Music of the Masters” - Tuesdays 2pm-4pm & Saturdays  2:00-4:00pm

Frank Grillo joined WFDU in October 2016.  He currently serves as host and producer of “Music of the Masters,” airing Tuesday & Saturday afternoons from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on WFDU HD 2.  Grillo’s passion for classical music stems back to when he was a young boy, when he was introduced to the genre by his late grandmother Hedda Solá-Westhead.  He developed a deep love for the music immediately.  One of his favorite movies is Walt Disney’s Fantasia (1940) which fuses cartoon shorts and classical music.

Grillo delivered the morning announcements in middle school during the 2005-06 school year and also served as master of ceremonies for high school talent shows.

Son of WFDU-FM’s Vicki Solá, Grillo did on air weather reports on her popular Salsa show, Que Viva La Música, from 2004-2008.

Grillo graduated from Ridgefield Memorial High School in 2010 and studied at Bergen Community College.

In 2014, Grillo, who is the tenth grandchild of legendary Afro-Cuban bandleader Frank “Machito” Grillo, named Salsa Warriors Radio, an Internet station born on Que Viva La Música.  The station (www.salsawarriors.com), with its twenty live DJs, has attracted listeners from over 150 countries around the world, with close to 100,000 fans listening in on apps alone. 

Frank Grillo was born and raised in northern New Jersey where he still resides.  In his spare time he loves to shop and also spend time with his dog Cookie, a Shepherd-hound mix that he, his mom and grandmother rescued in 2006.

Music of the Masters features the works of giants like Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Vivaldi, along with some of Grillo’s other favorites including various members the Strauss family, Glazunov, Waldteufel, Weber and Poncheilli.  This music is simply timeless!

Grillo may be reached at fsg12491@aol.com.

Latest from WFDU General Manager, Kenny O'Boyle

Hello everyone! 

I hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and managing okay during these unprecedented times.

I wanted to give you all an update, but unfortunately there is not much to update you on. The question I get more than any other from our staff and listeners is, “When will WFDU be able to resume normal, live programming?” Unfortunately, I do not have an answer to this question. Logically, I would have to assume that WFDU Staff will not be allowed back inside the station until the government stay at home restrictions are lifted. Who knows when that will be? Even when those restrictions are lifted, it’s still ultimately up to the university.

What can we do and what are we doing?

We are now accepting new material and recordings of past shows for our programs on HD2 and will begin airing those ASAP 

I speak on behalf of the entire staff and I’m sure many of you too when I say we all can’t wait to return to normal. We all miss doing our shows and most of all, interacting with you! Please be patient. We all have to be. 

I very much appreciate all of the listeners that have reached out via email, phone or Facebook. Overwhelmingly, the messages are positive and appreciative that WFDU is still on the air even in this limited capacity. It warms my heart to hear that WFDU can be a source of comfort during all of this.  

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- Kenny