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Staff Bios

WRHU Staff Bios

Bruce Avery
General Manager and TV Meteorologist

For over 30 years Bruce has helped polish the skills of hundreds of broadcasting professionals at various colleges throughout the northeast. For decades he has also served as a well known on-air television meteorologist. He has spent time on television stations in Springfield MA, Boston MA, Hartford CT, and Long Island NY (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.

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Bruce Avery

John Mullen
Director of Operations / Professor

For over 30 years, John Mullen has been involved in radio program management and content development. John handles syndication / partnership deals, multi-platform content development, staff training, revenue initiatives, and more at Radio Hofstra University. He works collaboratively with many stakeholders including students, community volunteers, alumni, faculty, partners, and others.

John is in his 12th year as the Executive Producer of all NY Islanders Radio Network live game broadcasts (this year airing on ESPN 1050 AM & 98.7 FM NYC, Salem 970 AM, Sirius / XM, WRCN FM, WRHU FM, and NHL.com / NHL Game Center App. John has overseen the production of over 900 (and counting) live NHL game radio broadcasts produced and distributed by current Hofstra students. Mr. Mullen has overseen / grown the WRHU produced live game broadcasts for the Long Island Nets since their inception in 2016. The LI Nets are the NBA development league franchise owned by the Brooklyn Nets). In 2021, John created a partnership with the NY Riptide where Hofstra students will produce / distribute live games. He served as Executive Producer for NY Cosmos NASL live game radio broadcasts during the 2016 season and has coordinated LI Ducks broadcast since 2009. John also creates unique opportunities for student participants to grow their skills and network. Examples include: placing students within the CBS radio/TV footprint in the media filing center at the 2020 NH Primary, partnering with NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum (during the apex of the COVID pandemic) to have students produce drive-in movie nights, and partnering with TALKERS to bring their national convention to Hofstra twice.

Before joining Hofstra, John Mullen spent 4 years as Operations Manager of legendary Emmis Communications radio stations KISS FM / WRKS FM and CD 101.9 / WQCD FM New York City. Prior to that he was Program Director of CD 101.9 / WQCD FM New York City, Research Director of Hot 97 / WQHT FM New York City, and Program Director of legendary Urban radio station WBLS FM New York City. Additionally, Mr. Mullen has programmed online music channels for MTV Digital and served as Long Island Bureau Chief for Metro Networks / Shadow Traffic. He worked in program and research management at another legendary station adult standards Stereo 1130 WNEW AM (the longtime home of NY Giants NFL & NJ Nets live game broadcasts). John also worked briefly in promotions at WPLJ FM New York City. He began his radio career participating at non-commercial educational community radio stations. At WCWP FM LIU/Post John produced numerous community volunteer talk shows on timely topics and served as Program Director among other duties. Prior to that john volunteered at WKWZ FM Syosset where he did news and hosted a jazz show. John has taught classes at Hofstra University and at Metropolitan College of NY (MCNY).

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John Mullen