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Radio Hofstra University thanks James Metzger and the Whitmore Group for generously supporting all Hofstra Pride sports programming on WRHU-88.7 FM.

Each year, WRHU broadcasts live over 100 Hofstra Pride games: Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, and more 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 Hofstra games is converged with live video through Hofstra Pride Productions. 

WRHU student sports journalists also create and broadcast:

  • The Locker Room (Sundays, 8-9 p.m.) – Weekly recap/analysis of Hofstra sports.
  • Other seasonal sports talk shows like The Batters Box (Baseball Talk) and Top Post (LAX Talk).

WRHU is world famous for producing and distributing over 886 live NY Islanders game broadcasts over 12 NHL seasons. For the 2021-22 NHL season, WRHU staff produce NY Islanders live game with their work airing 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 and air games for the Long Island Nets NBA G-League franchise and perform play-by-play and commentary for the Long Island Ducks Atlantic League franchise. Students also produce the NY Riptide pro LAX team live game broadcasts and cover world-class sporting events like the Belmont Stakes.

WRHU Sports Photos

WRHU Sports

WFAN's Mike Francesa Broadcast from WRHU

WFAN’s Mike Francesa at WRHU

2019 WRHU Sports Department Managers

WRHU Sports Department Director – Liane Sousa

WRHU Assistant Sports Department Director/Locker Room Producer – Julia Presti

WRHU Sports Technology Manager – Gabby Verano

WRHU Sports Social Media Manager – Andrew Mordolo

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Belmont Stakes

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.

WRHU at Belmont Stakes

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/.

NY Cosmos

NY Cosmos