Professional Broadcast Training For Hofstra Students
At WRHU students polish broadcasting/social media skills in multimedia studios with industry standard technology. Students create a variety of content (news, talk, public affairs, music, and sports). Students converge audio/radio play-by-play with video creating multiplatform (mobile/web/broadcast) live game content for Hofstra D1 teams and NBA G-League Long Island Nets. Students produce and distribute all NY Islanders live NHL games to ESPN Radio NYC, Sirius/XM, NHL.com, WRCN FM, and WRHU FM. Students produce and perform on-air roles for the Long Island Ducks baseball franchise and the NY Riptide pro box lacrosse team. Students report live from political rallies, breaking news events, and music festivals. In-house professionals mentor students.
WRHU is proud to partner with the SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) to develop top-quality tech talent (aspiring Chief Engineers) for radio stations, clusters, and networks. Many professional radio engineers visit WRHU to inspire and teach students at our “Tech Thursday” mentoring sessions.
Visit the WRHU main office and you will find the WABC TV (channel 7 New York City) Eyewitness News Long Island Bureau – one of many productive, inspirational educational partnerships and affiliations that students broadcasters at WRHU experience.
For more than 60 years, many Hofstra students who participated at WRHU, WVHC, and/or WHCH have gone on to professional media careers. Here is a partial list of alumni accomplishments.
The National Association of Broadcasters, CMA, Society of Professional Journalists, Princeton Review, and other prestigious organizations have recognized the outstanding work of our staff past and present. WRHU is honored to have earned first-place finishes in numerous national awards over the past decade. Learn more.
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Our mission is to provide professional broadcast and multi-platform training to qualified Hofstra University students.
WRHU has the largest radio news team on Long Island. Over 75 student journalists research, write, produce, and broadcast news from studios in The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.
The WRHU studios have been upgraded and designed for the evolution of radio in the years to come.
WRHU student staff are the epicenter of the NY Islanders Radio Network! Producing and distributing live NHL games for over a decade.
Behind the Mic
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)
Broadcast Educators Association (BEA)
New York State Associated Press Association
Society of Professional Journalists
Press Club of Long Island (PCLI)
Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)
Alliance for Women in Media
College Media Association (CMA)
College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI)
Fair Media Council
WRHU Broadcast Tools
RCS Zetta and GSelector
Associated Press (AP) ENPS
Barix RTP STL
iRig by Apple
WRHU Broadcast Partners
Hofstra Pride Athletics/GoHofstra.com/Pride Productions
New York Islanders Long Island Nets New York Riptide Long Island Ducks