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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

A Brief List of Spectacular Professional Development Opportunities for WRHU Staff

The WRHU mission is to make our staff industry ready at the highest possible level. When summer break begins many campus media outlets slow down. Not WRHU. Our student staff  gear up for an incredible array of opportunities to develop their professional media / broadcasting skills.

Here is a brief list of some of the numerous opportunities WRHU staffers have had at Radio Hofstra University:

  • NY Islanders Live NHL Game Broadcasts – 2018-19 was the 9th NHL season students produced and distributed live game broadcasts (737 games and counting). In 2018-19 they aired on Radio.com, WFAN AM/FM NYC, WRCN FM Long Island, WRHU FM, NHL Game Center App, NHL.com, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Students handled all technical aspects as well as on air roles such as player interviews for intermission features, post-game locker room reporting, and in game sports updates. 
  • Long Island Nets NBA G-League Live Game Broadcasts – 2018-19 marked the 3rd NBA season students produced all home games from NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Students performed all tech aspects in addition to hosting pre-game, intermissions, and post-game. They also interview players, perform color commentary and report from the sidelines.  
  • Election Night Live (multiple hour multiple platform live broadcast). On election night 2018, students planned and executed a multiple hour live election night broadcast which aired on WRHU FM, WRHU.org, LiveStream, channel 32 of the Hofstra HEAT TV Network, LongIslandReport.com and other platforms. Students handled all audio / video tech roles. Students produced the event. Students anchored the event interviewing studio guest experts. Students reported from various local campaign headquarters.
  •  TALKERS Conference. Students attended this important and informative national talk media conference in NYC where they met and were inspired by industry leaders.
  • New York State Associated Press Association Awards - Students meet and network with over a hundred News Directors and top news talent from radio and TV stations all across NY State. Students are recognized in front of these news pros with awards they earned doing news on WRHU. 
  • The Belmont Stakes - Students broadcast from world famous Belmont Park and cover the Belmont Stakes alongside industry professionals from major news outlets.
  • Press Club of Long Island Awards - Students meet and network with professional journalists, editors, and News Directors from the top media outlets on Long Island. Students are recognized with awards for news packages they created and aired on WRHU FM. 
  • Annual Empire Challenge All-Star Football Game - Students broadcast this yearly football game between Long Island and New York City High School football all-stars which benefits the Boomer Esiason Foundation. The event is held at Hofstra. 
  • Long Islands Ducks Baseball - Students produce and air play by play and color commentary of select LI Ducks Atlantic League Baseball games from Bethpage Ballpark in Islip NY.
  • Gracie Awards - Students meet and network with industry pros at the Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards Luncheon in Manhattan. Students accept Gracie awards they earned from AFWIC
  • Republican National Convention – During Presidential election cycles WRHU student journalists broadcast live from the RNC . Students interview politicians, elected officials, surrogates, and voters. Plus, student journalists cover breaking news and create both feature packages and hard news packages.
  • Democratic National Convention - During Presidential election cycles WRHU student journalists broadcast live from the DNC . Students interview politicians, elected officials, surrogates, and voters. Plus, student journalists cover breaking news and create both feature packages and hard news packages.
  • Presidential Debates - WRHU staff work in the media filing “spin alley” for a debate broadcast  alongside many local and national radio and TV stations during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra. Students meet and interview many national and local political figures, top tier broadcast air talent, and others while producing hours of on-air content related to the candidates and the debate.
 
 

  • 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