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Date: Nov 06, 2009
Town of Hempstead Declares November 7, 2009 “WRHU Day”Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – In honor of WRHU, Radio Hofstra University’s 50th anniversary celebration, November 7, 2009 will be declared “WRHU Day,” Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray announced today.
“Our township offers heartfelt congratulations to the distinguished alumni and dedicated students who have contributed time and talent to the successful growth of WRHU,” reads the proclamation which was presented to WRHU General Manager Bruce Avery today.
The official celebration of the milestone will take pace November 6-8, 2009 when members of WHCH (Hofstra College Hempstead) and WVHC (Voice of Hofstra College), two predecessors to the current radio station, as well as WRHU (Radio Hofstra University) alumni will gather. The Hofstra Radio Alumni Association (HRAA) will host a variety of events and activities including a silent auction and alumni brunch. The main event will be a gala on November 7, 2009 when the HRAA will induct its first members into the Hofstra Radio Hall of Fame.
“Radio Hofstra University is a proud member of the Hempstead community – we have been providing the home town of Hofstra University with informational and entertainment programming since signing on the air in 1959,” Avery said. “The station is honored to be given a day by Hempstead celebrating our 50 years of broadcast service.”
WRHU, Radio Hofstra University, is Long Island’s oldest non-commercial radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 88.7FM and online at www.wrhu.org. Founded in 1950 as a club, WHCH was limited to the Hofstra campus. In 1959, the station received an FCC broadcast license and became WVHC, the Voice of Hofstra College. In 1983 the station expanded its broadcast range and became WRHU. Now, with a staff of more than 175 members, and a program schedule that includes 42 varying formats, the award winning radio station prides itself on pre-professional broadcast training and development. WRHU is an integral part of Hofstra’s School of Communication.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.