WRHU-88.7 FM

News Department

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. Student journalists are mentored by Professional-in-Residence Doualy Xaykaothao (who has decades of experience as a NPR network anchor and has reported on breaking news from countires all over the world). Student journalists also go out into the field to cover breaking stories and travel to many places across the country to cover special events. Student journalists meet, interview, and network with many newsmakers and celebrities.

At WRHU-FM, student journalists frequently win prestigious awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association), Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, Hearst, TALKERS Magazine, Press Club of Long Island, Fair Media Council of Long Island, and Collegiate Broadcasters Inc.

Most importantly, WRHU's student staff polish their journalism skills at Hofstra University. Many move on to places like CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, News12, ESPN, CNN, 1010 WINS, CBS 880 AM, New York Daily News, NPR, and other news organizations.

WRHU News Department

John Santucci Then & Now

Yesterday, student John Santucci reported news at WRHU. Today, ABC News Senior Editorial Producer John Santucci works in Washington DC enterprising and reporting news.