Students and Pro Broadcasters
Radio Hofstra University - Where students are inspired by the best broadcasters in the world!
WRHU actively connects students with radio greats. Many current and past radio pros come to Hofstra to meet, network with, and inspire current students." At our ongoing "Radio Realities" series students gain valuable up to the minute industry knowledge shared by major New York City radio managers and on-air talent. The Hofstra Radio Alumni association which has thousands of alumni stretching back nearly 50 years, also hosts many formal and informal events where students meet and learn from successful broadcast pros.
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Radio Hofstra University = Numerous In-House Professionals
At Radio Hofstra University students are constantly mentored by numerous in-house broadcasting professionals. Frequently students are mentored one on one. The in-house professionals at Hofstra are approachable, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable.
Bruce Avery - WRHU General Manager and TV Meteorologist. For over 25 years Bruce has helped polish the skills of many broadcasting professionals. He has also served as an on-air TV meteorologist in New England and on Long Island (where he can be seen on News 12 Long Island). Bruce works with students on many levels and is available to work with students interested in pursing a broadcasting career in weather forecasting
John Bohannon - Community Volunteer and WRHU Air Talent. Over 30 years as a radio network news anchor at ABC, CBS, and NBC (where he was a newsperson on the Don Imus show). Besides working in radio, John is also a well-known magician and published author with works featured in Newsday, New York Daily News, and Saturday Evening Post. John conducts free news writing workshops for students.
Ed Ingles - WRHU Professional-In-Residence - Over 30 years experience in news and sports at places like WCBS AM 880 and 1010 WINS. Ed works extensively with the WRHU student’s news and student sports departments.
John Mullen - Director of Operations / Professor. For over 25 years, John has been involved in radio program management. Before joining Hofstra, he spent 4 years as Operations Manager of KISS FM and CD 101.9 in New York City. His other career highlights include: serving as Program Director of CD 101.9, Research Director of Hot 97 New York City, and a year as Interim Program Director at WBLS FM New York City. He also served as Assistant Program Director at WBLS. Mr. Mullen has programmed online music channels at vh1.com for MTV's Digital Music Networks and served as Long Island Bureau Chief for Metro Networks / Shadow Traffic. He began his radio career working in program and research management at WNEW AM. More recently, John Mullen has helped invent the worlds first nationally syndicated classic rock mash-up mix show "Rockmixx" with his partner DJ extraordinaire Rafe Gomez.
Professor Mario Murillo - Hofstra Audio Radio Program Department Coordinator and host / producer "Wake-Up Call" Mario can be heard on NYC radio outlet WBAI FM. He produces for many radio outlets, including WNYC FM. Mario is a former New York correspondent for "Latino USA!," National Public Radio's weekly news magazine for and about the country's Latino community, broadcast nationally on more than 200 public radio stations. Mario teaches many classes in radio programming, production, and theory..
Susan Murphy -Assistant Dean and WRHU Voice Coach. First program director of Shadow Traffic Network New York, news director of WALK, newscaster on KYW (Philadelphia), WOR, WPLJ, WLTW, and 1010 WINS. Station voice of WLIW21 TV on Long Island. Dean Murphy works one-on-one with students developing their on-air skills.
Dennis Quinn - The newest member of the Radio Hofstra University family. Dennis is best known as the "Iron man" of New York City radio after spending 37 years as a full time on-air personality on one frequency 101.9 in the most competitive radio marketplace in the world (This is a record that will NEVER be broken) . Dennis was an on-air fixture at WPIX FM and CD 101.9. Before joining the Hofstra team, Dennis taught at Yale