WRHU-FM is a cornerstone of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra. In existence longer than any other noncommercial radio station on Long Island, WRHU has thousands of alumni stretching back over 50 years.
To provide professional broadcast training to qualified Hofstra University students.
WRHU is a leader in developing programming for new media, converged media, and multi-media platforms. WRHU serves a diverse community broadcasting via 88.7 FM to Long Island, New York City, and parts of Connecticut. WRHU broadcasts worldwide on the Internet via WRHU.org, Hofstra Athletic Web Channel (HAWC), GoHofstra.com, and NHL.com. WRHU broadcasts select Hofstra Pride games and New York Islander hockey games worldwide via XM and Sirius Satellite radio. WRHU also broadcasts Hofstra Pride sports to the tri-state area via WLIB 1190 AM New York City and WGCH AM in southern Connecticut. WRHU also developed an I-Phone app allowing people with Apple I-Phones to listen to WRHU all over the world and WRHU uses flash technology which allows users of Droid phones to listen live to our on-air content.
WRHU teams up with Hofstra Television Interactive (foreground left) and Hofstra Television channel 35 (background right) simulcasting live events (such as concerts from Dempster Hall Studio A - the largest TV soundstage on Long Island). Student broadcasters like Veronica De Souza (pictured here) truly learn how to converge media and broadcast it on multiple platforms simultaneously.
As you can see, student generated content from the WRHU studios takes many new media paths to reach audiences.
WRHU has a very large vibrant award winning staff. WRHU has an operating staff of more than 200 current Hofstra students. The student broadcasters at WRHU regularly produce and host programs which earn numerous awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Press Club of Long Island, Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, and MTV. The Princeton Review has ranked WRHU FM #1 as "Best College Radio Station" in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area and Princeton Review has ranked WRHU FM #5 nationally in the category of "Best College Radio Station.” Visit our “awards” page for more information.
School of Communication professionals supervise station operations, provide broadcasting experience, and mentor students. A group of community volunteers offer life experience, individual talents and peer leadership.
WRHU FM receives generous support from James Metzger / The Whitmore Group, Plycon, LiveNation, Sprint, Stephen F. Goldstein LLP, Hotel Indigo East End, and other companies / community members. This support helps WRHU FM achieve the mission of providing professional broadcast training to qualified Hofstra students. Check out our "support" and "alumni accomplishment" pages for more information.
To participate at WRHU, all staff must complete a 10-week, non-credit course covering audio engineering, announcing, audio production, programming strategies, Internet broadcasting, FCC rules, and more. The course consists of classroom hours and in-studio workshops where students gain valuable hands-on experience. All staff must pass a written exam and a hands-on, in-studio equipment operating exam. After students complete the course, they have the ability to be mentored either one on one or in a small group setting by one of our in-house professionals. This deep, rich training is why WRHU is the number one college radio station for developing future broadcasters.
Amazing opportunity is another reason WRHU is the best college radio station for pre-professional development. At WRHU students can develop their skills participating in one of many news programs, working on our many sports broadcasts, or hosting one of our many music programs. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in the area of marketing and promotions, technical engineering, and management.
Apply now to join the WRHU team!
As is the case with many extra curricular activities at many colleges, competition for participation is stiff. WRHU receives a very large number of applications each semester. Far more applications than we can accommodate in any given training class. Since WRHU has a long standing and very successful educational mission, current Hofstra students receive priority for all training classes. When completing a WRHU recruitment application, provide as much information about yourself (i.e., resume, personal statement, demo CD as you feel is necessary. If you have questions, call WRHU at (516) 463-4986.
Click on the link below to print out an application:
WRHU Application (PDF version; requires Acrobat Reader)
- Fill out the application as completely as possible. Use a separate sheet of paper, if necessary.
- If desired, attach additional information (resumes, clips, demo material, etc.) about yourself.
Deliver to WRHU Personnel Director (127 Dempster, 516-463-4986)
or mail to:
WRHU Personnel Director
111 Hofstra University
127 Dempster Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549