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88.7 FM - Radio Hofstra University - WRHU
  • WRHU Student Staff Learn From Industry Leaders @ TALKERS 2019 in NYC
  • WRHU proud to broadcast - All 2016-17 Home Games
  • Students & Stars
  • Broadcasts from World famous venues
  • Join the WRHU team
  • Hofstra Radio Alumni
  • Award Winning Tradition
  • Proud to produce & distribute NY Islanders NHL Games
  • Join the WRHU team

Our Educational Mission: Provide Pre-Professional Broadcast Training to Qualified Hofstra Students

Our goal is to provide the radio industry with skilled entry-level talent.

Engineering, on-air (news, sports, talk, music personalities), podcasters, multi-media / converged-media / social media content producing, sales / partnership marketing, and management are areas students get training and experience. Students use multi-media studios with industry standard tech (RCS, Comrex, Telos, Wheatstone, TriCaster, LiveStream, etc.) Students converge audio and video creating content for multiple platforms (FM, apps, social media, web and TV). In 2018-19, staff content earned many awards including 1st place national winner best live local newscast from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Many industry leaders (Mike McVay EVP Cumulus, Mark Chernoff Senior VP WFAN, Heather Cohen EVP Weiss agency and others) visit Hofstra to inspire students. Students frequently visit NYC media outlets including: iHeart, Entercom, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and others where they meet & learn from executives like Scott Hopeck Division President of iHeart. Students attend conferences (TALKERS & IBS) where they hear about industry trends and issues.. At WRHU,students get unique opportunities to build professional experience.

2018-19 was the 9th NHL season, students produced / distributed NY Islanders live game radio broadcasts. Their work airs on Entercom Radio.com & WFAN NYC, “LI News Radio” WRCN FM Long Island, WRHU FM, NHL.com, and Sirius/XM. Students produced / syndicated 737 live NHL game broadcasts since 2010.

This was the 3rd season students converged play-by-play audio with video for NBA G-league franchise Long Island Nets. For a decade students broadcast play-by-play and commentary for LI Ducks Atlantic League baseball games. For 60 years staff broadcast Hofstra Pride games. WRHU also broadcasts from the Belmont Stakes every year!

An example of student multi-media content skills was Hofstra Votes Live. This multiple hour live election night “radio” broadcast with video from multiple studios plus reporters calling in from campaign headquarters. Content was sent live simultaneously to WRHU FM, LiveStream, WRHU.org, and channel 32 Hofstra TV.

During Presidential election cycles, student at WRHU cover political events alongside pro reporters from news outlets (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, etc). Students broadcast from radio row at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention, Debates at Hofstra and campaign headquarters of President Elect Donald Trump on election night 2016.

Grow your broadcasting, multi-media, and social media skills at in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication! WRHU is a cutting-edge trend setter honored to be the first non-commercial radio station in history to earn a Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. And we’re the only non-commercial station to earn two Marconi Awards (2017 and 2014). WRHU has earned first place rankings from Princeton Review, a Pinnacle Award "station of the year" by College Media Association, and in 2018 BestColleges.com ranked WRHU #1 college radio station in the nation!

No college radio station in the world can match our: deep rich training in state-of-the-art studios, media convergence / social media opportunities, professional networking, and internships at top tier media outlets. Take part in the WRHU Experience. Learn more about our affiliations, broadcast tools, and partners.

WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University is where student broadcasters get major league experience Pictured above student Kevin Dexter prepares to do color analysis on a NY Islanders radio broadcast. WRHU FM is the flagship station for all NY Islanders games.
WRHU student sportscasters are world famous for engineering, producing, and performing on-air roles for 737 live NY Islanders NHL games over nine NHL seasons distributed to: WFAN AM, Radio.com, LI News Radio WRCN FM, WRHU FM, Sirius/XM, and NHL.com.
Hofstra Radio Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees: Shirleen Allicot ‘04, John Caracciolo, Heather Cohen ’98, Marc Ernay ‘88, John Mullen ’12, Andrew Schmertz ‘91
WRHU All-Star Alumnus | John Santucci | ABC News | Senior Editorial Producer | Washington D.C.
WRHU All-Star Alumnus: John Santucci
ABC News | Senior Editorial Producer | Washington D.C.
WRHU Marconi Award

Scott Hopeck, Division President iHeartMedia Markets Group, with WRHU staff after a tour of the iHeart NYC facility.

Hofstra Votes Live

WRHU student staff create cross platform content. They collaborate with media outlets at the Herbert School for specials like “Hofstra Votes Live” and “Live From Studio A.” They also work with “Pride Productions” on Hofstra multi-media game broadcasts that air on GoHofstra.com.

Audio & video content available on multiple platforms WRHU prepares students for the future of “Radio”
For the ninth straight NHL season, WRHU is proud to broadcast NY Islanders games.
Mike Francesca broadcasts his WFAN show live from WRHU!

WRHU Podcasts

Join WRHU’s Team!: Be like sportscasters Victoria Conway (play-by-play) Steph Ruscio (Commentary) and Megan McGuire (sideline reporter) broadcasting a Hofstra Men’s Basketball game.

WRHU’s State-of-the-art Five Studio Upgrade / Rebuild Has Begun! | Our new “radio” studios custom built by LHSOC Chief Engineer Joe Valerio will create stellar audio, video, and social media content!

join the WRHU team
Student Work Samples
Underwrite with WRHU

WRHU Gracie Award winners Danielle Zulkosky, Maria Santana, and Emily Sauchelli with Dean Mark Lukasiewicz of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.
WRHU Gracie Award winners Danielle Zulkosky, Maria Santana, and Emily Sauchelli with Dean Mark Lukasiewicz of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.
60th Anniversary

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  • WRHU Student Staff Learn From Industry Leaders @ TALKERS 2019 in NYC
  • WRHU proud to broadcast - All 2016-17 Home Games
  • Students & Stars
  • Broadcasts from World famous venues
  • Join the WRHU team
  • Hofstra Radio Alumni
  • Award Winning Tradition
  • Proud to produce & distribute NY Islanders NHL Games
  • Join the WRHU team