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Date: Jun 05, 2009
WRHU Staff Members Win Multiple National and Local Broadcasting Awards
Students Recognized in Hearst, New York Associated Press Broadcasters and Press Club of Long Island Media AwardsHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Student staff members of WRHU, Radio Hofstra University have been recognized in three journalism awards contests for their on-air work as part of Long Island’s largest radio news staff.
For a seventh consecutive year, a WRHU staff member was honored as a top-ten finalist for the Hearst Journalism Awards. WRHU Assistant Program Director John Santucci placed third in the hard news category.
WRHU scored victory yet again at this year’s Press Club of Long Island Media Awards taking home three awards. John Santucci placed first for Non-Deadline News Reporting. Student reporters Siddique Farroqi, Jon Lauder and Sports Director Mike Leslie, placed second for Sports Radio Reporting. Station Manager Jenn Cefalu placed second for Radio Feature Reporting.
The WRHU News Team will be also traveling to Saratoga, N.Y. for a second consecutive year to accept the Bill Leaf Memorial Award for best regularly scheduled local news program at the New York Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Gala on June 6, 2009. WRHU took both first and second place in the category.
WRHU, which this year marks its 50th year of broadcasting, 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. 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, which has Long Island’s largest news team with 75 students, 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. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.