WRHU student broadcasters are world famous for producing and distributing over 1,000 live NY Islanders game broadcasts over 13 NHL seasons. During NHL seasons, WRHU staff produces NY Islanders live games (student work airs on ESPN 1050 AM / 98.7 FM NYC, or Salem 970 AM NYC, and LI News Radio WRCN FM Long Island, WRHU FM, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and the NHL Game Center App. Students perform all technical roles, serve as on-air in-game sports update anchors, and write / voice features that air during broadcasts all over the NY Islanders radio network.
WRHU student staff also produce radio, television, and multi-platform (mobile / online) live game broadcasts for the Long Island Nets (NBA G-League franchise owned and operated by the Brooklyn Nets). Students perform play-by-play and commentary for the Long Island Ducks Atlantic League baseball franchise. Students also produce and perform on-air roles for the NY Riptide pro LAX team live game broadcasts and cover world-class sporting events like the Belmont Stakes and the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown New York.
WRHU student sports broadcasters produce and distribute over 100+ Hofstra games (Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, and more). Student produced Hofstra game broadcasts air on WRHU-FM, GoHofstra.com, the HAWC (Hofstra Alternative Web Channel), and other multi=platform outlets. Students perform play-by-play, commentary, sideline reporting, updates, pre-game, intermission reports, post-game, and serve as beat reporters while handling all technical roles.
WRHU audio play-by-play for select games is converged with live video.
WRHU student sports journalists create and broadcast:
- The Locker Room (Fridays, 5-5:30 p.m.) – Weekly recap/analysis of Hofstra sports.
- Other seasonal sports talk shows like The Batter’s Box (Baseball Talk) and Top Post (LAX Talk).
WRHU Sports Photos
NY Islander's Mathew Barzal speaking on the air with WRHU student reporter Sage Camosse
WFAN's JR SportsBrief Broadcast live from WRHU
And back in the day WFAN’s Mike Francesa Broadcast from WRHU
When history was made at the 2018 Belmont Stakes, WRHU student journalists were there covering the Triple Crown winner.
Imagine going to college to broadcast sports and having an opportunity to cover one of the most amazing events in sports history! That's what happened to our student journalists during the 2018 and 2015 Belmont Stakes! Hofstra/WRHU students broadcast from Belmont Park and then covered the Triple Crown running of the Belmont Stakes! They can present air checks and their social media (video, photos, texts, and audio) to potential employers because they were there as credentialed press covering the historic event.
WRHU has been covering the Belmont Stakes for about a decade. Students produce and host a live three-hour morning show from Belmont Park speaking with many horse racing experts. They also cover the world-famous Belmont Stakes horse race with reports all day from the venue.
New York Cosmos
In 2016, WRHU-FM, Radio Hofstra University, proudly partnered with the NY Cosmos NASL franchise. During the 2016 NASL season, the award-winning student broadcasters of WRHU produced and broadcast NY Cosmos home games. More information about the NY Cosmos can be found at http://www.nycosmos.com/.