Students and Pro Broadcasters
Radio Hofstra University - Where students are inspired by the best broadcasters in the world!
WRHU actively connects students with radio greats. Many current and past radio pros come to Hofstra to meet, network with, and inspire current students. "At our ongoing "Radio Realities" series students gain valuable up to the minute industry knowledge shared by major New York City radio managers and on-air talent. The Hofstra Radio Alumni association which has thousands of alumni stretching back nearly 50 years, also hosts many formal and informal events where students meet and learn from successful broadcast pros.
Radio Hofstra University = Numerous In-House Professionals
At Radio Hofstra University students are constantly mentored by numerous in-house broadcasting professionals. Frequently students are mentored one on one. The in-house professionals at Hofstra are approachable, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable.
Ed Ingles -WRHU Professional-In-Residence - Over 40 years experience in news and sports in New York City radio. This includes 24 years as Sports Director at WCBS AM 880. Ed also was a NY Jets NFL football and St John's college basketball broadcaster for many years. In addition he appeared on the CBS TV NFL pre-game show numerous times. Ed works extensively with the WRHU news and sports department. He also was a key player in developing the WRHU women's issues show "A League of Our Own."
John Mullen - Director of Operations / Professor. For over 25 years, John has been involved in radio program management. Before joining Hofstra, he spent 4 years as Operations Manager of KISS FM and CD 101.9 in New York City. His other career highlights include: serving as Program Director of CD 101.9, Research Director of Hot 97 New York City, and a year as Interim Program Director at WBLS FM New York City. He also served as Assistant Program Director at WBLS. Mr. Mullen has programmed online music channels at vh1.com for MTV's Digital Music Networks and served as Long Island Bureau Chief for Metro Networks / Shadow Traffic. He began his radio career working in program and research management at WNEW AM. More recently, John Mullen has helped invent the worlds first nationally syndicated classic rock mash-up mix show "Rockmixx" with his partner DJ extraordinaire Rafe Gomez and John also serves as the Executive Producer of Hofstra's NY Islanders NHL radio broadcasts.
Bruce Avery - WRHU General Manager and TV Meteorologist. For over 25 years Bruce has helped polish the skills of many broadcasting professionals. He has also served as an on-air TV meteorologist in New England and on Long Island (where he can be seen on News 12 Long Island). Bruce works with students on many levels and is available to work with students interested in pursing a broadcasting career in weather forecasting.
Mario Murillo - Hofstra Audio Radio Program Department Coordinator and host / producer "Wake-Up Call" WBAI FM NYC. Produces for many radio outlets, including WBAI FM and WNYC FM. Mario is a former New York correspondent for "Latino USA!," National Public Radio's weekly news magazine for and about the country's Latino community, broadcast nationally on more than 200 public radio stations. Mario teaches many classes in radio programming, production, and theory.
Dennis Quinn - The newest member of the Radio hofstra University family. Dennis is best known as the "Iron man" of New York City radio after spending 37 years as a full time on-air personality on one frequency 101.9 in the most competitive radio marketplace in the world (This is a record that will NEVER be broken) . Dennis was an on-air fixture at WPIX FM and CD 101.9. Before joining the Hofstra team, Dennis taught at Yale.
John Bohannon - Community Volunteer and WRHU Air Talent. Over 30 years as a radio network news anchor at ABC, CBS, and NBC (where he was a newsperson on the Don Imus show). Besides working in radio, John is also a well-known magician and published author with works featured in Newsday, New York Daily News, and Saturday Evening Post. John conducts free news writing workshops for students.
Alumni. Radio Hofstra University has been in existence for nearly 50 years with thousands of alumni working in many radio and TV newsrooms all over the world. WRHU hosts numerous events throughout the year where alumni and current students network. 1010 WINS morning drive anchor Lee Harris, NBA TV anchor Jared Greenberg, WOR AM Sports Zone Host Pete McCarthy, and others frequently visit WRHU to speak with students and / or invite students to their broadcast location for tours and more.
This powerful mix of in-house professionals and visiting alumni ensures a rich experience for students at Hofstra pursuing careers in broadcasting.