Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call
Monday - Friday, 7a - 9a
Students host a 2 hour talk show focused on Long Island life, national news, and international issues. Students research topics, book guests, and engage in deep discussions. The hosts present / disucss hard news, create / air feature packages and interview many local / national newsmakers. Politics, culture, technology, entertinment, the economy, and many other topics are covered. Story / topic ideas can be suggested by emailing programming[at]wrhu.org.
Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call is the only morning drive long form news / talk show in a major market where young people express informed opinions about local, national, and international issues.
Staff win numerous awards (Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, LI Press Club, etc) and many "Wake Up Call" staff go on to careers in radio / TV:
John Santucci - Producer - ABC News / Good Morning America
AJ Hall – Producer – FOX & Friends / FOX News Channel
Greg Overhuls - Producer - Nick Cannon Morning Show / 92.3 FM - New York City
Kim Saltmarsh – Morning Drive Anchor / News Director - 980 WCAP AM - Lowell MA
Jamie Morris - Morning Drive On-Air Reporter – Z Morning Zoo / Z100 - New York City
Amanda Kenney – On-Air Reporter - FOX 40 WICZ TV - Binghamton NY
Samantha Manning – On–Air Reporter - Fox 14 TV - El Paso TX
Maria Betzios – On-Air Talent – News 12 Traffic & Weather – Long Island
Andrew Sykora - On-Air Talent - WBLI FM - Long Island
Alicia Alford – Desk Assistant - NY1 News - New York City
Jeff Preval - On-Air Reporter - WHVL-TV - State College, PA)
Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call Host Neil A. Carousso interviewing
super model Heidi Klum at an event in New York City.