Now more people can hear WFUV (90.7 FM, Fordham University’s noncommercial public radio station improved reception by upgrading its main antenna over the past several weeks, making its signal stronger in Manhattan and parts of New Jersey. The antenna’s height and footprint were not affected by the upgrades.

Construction on the antenna caused 90.7 FM to be off the air from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays from Nov. 5 through Nov. 18. Regular weekend programming was uninterrupted. Throughout the construction period, listeners could hear regular programming online at via streaming audio, as well as on iPods and iPhones with the free WFUV application.

“This is something we’ve been working on for more than a year,” said WFUV General Manager Ralph Jennings. “The antenna upgrade is part of WFUV’s ongoing efforts to bring its broadcast signal to more listeners throughout the entire New York metropolitan area.”

WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for more than 60 years. Serving nearly 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the Web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV is “Rock & Roots Radio,” offering an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio and local news.