WRHU

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WRHU
Wrhuradio.jpg
City Hempstead, New York
Broadcast area Nassau County
Slogan Radio Hofstra University
Frequency 88.7 MHz
Format Variety
ERP 470 watts
HAAT 55 meters (180 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 27443
Transmitter coordinates 40°43′3.00″N 73°36′12.00″W / 40.7175000°N 73.6033333°W / 40.7175000; -73.6033333
Callsign meaning We're Radio Hofstra University[1]
Former callsigns WVHC-FM (1978-1983)[2]
Owner Hofstra University
Webcast Listen Live options
Website www.wrhu.org

WRHU (88.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Hempstead, New York, the station is owned by Hofstra University.[3][4] Since the 2010-11 NHL season, WRHU has been the radio home of New York Islanders games. Current Hofstra students produce, engineer, and perform on-air duties on all NY Islander game broadcasts with veteran NY Islander play by play announcer Chris King.

Awards[edit]

2010s[edit]

  • Princeton Review - 1st Place - Best College Radio Station - WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University - 2015
  • National Association of Broadcasters ( NAB ) Marconi Awards - Non Commercial Station of the Year - WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University - 2014
  • Princeton Review - 1st Place - Best College Radio Station - WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University - 2014
  • Press Club of Long Island - College Journalist of the Year - Shannan Ferry - WRHU FM / Hofstra - 2014
  • Gracie Award - Outstanding Hard News Feature "Video Game Violence" - Shannan Ferry - WRHU FM - 2014
  • Gracie Award - Outstanding Soft News Feature "Singing For Autism" - Shannan Ferry - WRHU FM - 2014
  • Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Radio News Reporting "A Year After Sandy Hook, A Mom Chooses Love" - Rich DeKorte - WRHU - 2014
  • Fair Media Council Folio Awards: 2013 First Place Best Newscast (WRHU Newsline/Rick Rissetto, Shannan Ferry and Marisa Spano)
  • Press Club of Long Island - Radio Business Reporting 1st Place - "LI Business" by Brianna Borresen - WRHU FM - 2014
  • Press Club of Long Island- Radio College Sports Reporting – 1st Place - WRHU 88.7 FM The Locker Room - Kevin Dexter and Mike Murabito - 2013
  • Sportscasters Talent Agency of America - Top College Radio Broadcaster National Rankings #2 - Kevin Dexter - 2013

2000s[edit]

  • Press Club of Long Island - College Journalist of the Year - John Santucci - WRHU - Finalist - 2010
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island - First Place FOLIO Award Radio News Special Issues Reporting - WRHU FM Long Island Community Spotlight "Distracted While Driving" Hosted by Basia & Marc Wiener - WRHU - 2010
  • TALKERS New Media Seminar - Young American Broadcasters (YAB) Scholarship - Jason Goldstein - 2010
  • Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Award Finalist – Best Radio Sports Reporting – Mitch Merman - 2010
  • Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence First Place– Best Radio News Reporting - John Santucci – 2010
  • Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Award 2nd Place– Best All Around Radio Newscast – Newsline - 2010
  • Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Award Finalist – Best Radio Feature- Mike Manzoni - WRHU – 2010
  • Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Award Finalist – Best Radio Feature- John Santucci - WRHU – 2010
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Radio News Round 1 Competition - 2nd Place – John Santucci – 2009
  • Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) - President’s Scholarship - John Santucci – 2009
  • Town of Hempstead Proclamation - 11/7/09 as "WRHU Day" to commemorate 50 years of service to the community - 2009
  • International Association of Business Communicators - Communications Student Achievement Award - Kim Saltmarsh - 2009
  • College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) - Best Sports Play By Play - 1st Place - Siddique Farooqi, Mike Leslie, and Jon Lauder (CAA Quarterfinals - Hofstra vs. Old Dominion).
  • Sportscasters Talent Agency of America - All American (5th overall) - Siddique Farooqi - 2009
  • Sportscasters Talent Agency of America - Top College Radio Broadcaster Finalist - Mike Leslie - 2009
  • Sportscasters Talent Agency of America - Top College Radio Broadcaster Semi Finalist - Jonathan Lauder - 2009
  • Society of Professional Journalists - Mark of Excellence Award Finalist – WRHU Newsline – 2009
  • Town of Hempstead Citation in recognition of being honored as' Woman of the Year' - Rosa Magarelli - 2009
  • RTNDA (Radio TV News Directors Association) - First Place Journalism Competition - Kim Saltmarsh - 2008
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – First Place Radio News - Lauren Brookmeyer – 2008
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Semi-Finalist Radio News – Brian Bohl – 2008
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Semi-Finalist Radio News – Amanda Kenney – 2008
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Semi-Finalist Radio News - Andrea Klerides – 2008
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Semi Finalist Radio Feature Broadcast – Kim Saltmarsh - 2008
  • Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of StateFulbright Fellowship – Mario Murillo - 2008
  • Cavan Association of New York – Crystal Trophy Commemorating 25 Years of Broadcasting Excellence and Community Service – Tony Jackson - 2008
  • Associated Press New York State Broadcasters Association - First Place Best Regularly Scheduled News Program - WRHU Newsline / Alex Dollin Producer – 2008
  • Associated Press New York State Broadcasters Association - First Place Radio News Feature - WRHU – 2008
  • Press Club of Long Island—First Place Award Radio - Kim Saltmarsh - 2008
  • Office of the Mayor, Inc. Village of Mineola - Proclamation for being honored as Parent of the Year by The Corpus Christi School Board and contributions to the community - Giovanna Auriemma – 2008
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Medal – Tony Jackson – 2008
  • Town of Hempstead - Certificate of Recognition for dedication to the Italian-American Community - Giovanna Auriemma - 2008
  • The Grand Lodge of New York, Order Sons of Italy in America. -- Certificate of Appreciation for "untiring efforts / devotion to Italian-Americans and fostering a positive image for all Italian-*Americans" - Giovanna Auriemma - 2008
  • Associated Press New York State Broadcasters Association - First Place Best College News Story – Lauren Brookmeyer - 2007
  • Long Island Press Club – First Place Feature Story Category – Lauren Brookmeyer - 2007
  • Long Island Press Club – First Place Radio Arts Category – Lauren Brookmeyer - 2007
  • The Association of Italian-American Educators (AIAE). -- Educator of the Year Award—Giovanna Auriemma - 2007
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Second Place Radio News – Kim Saltmarsh – 2007
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island – First Place FOLIO Award – Matt Shortis – 2007
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island - First Place FOLIO Award – Long Island Community Spotlight / Basia & Marc Wiener - 2007
  • Irish American Center of Nassau Suffolk and Queens—Appreciation Award—Eileen Cronin—2007
  • Town of Hempstead – Certificate of Recognition Outstanding News Coverage for Town of Hempstead and Surrounding Areas – WRHU News Team & Bruce Avery—2007
  • Queens County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians—Irish Heritage and Culture Award—Eileen Cronin—2007
  • New York State Associated Press Award: -- Best News Story Radio Competition – Brian Bohl – 2007
  • HCLS—Hofstra’s Distinguished Teaching Award – David Green – 2007
  • Nassau County Office of County Executive—Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to life in Nassau County—Eileen Cronin—2007
  • Padre Pio Prayer Group of St Brigid Westbury N.Y. – Certificate of Appreciation - Nino & Rosa Magarelli - 2007
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island – First Place FOLIO Award – Brian Bohl - 2006
  • Pope Benedict XVI—Apostolic Blessing Certificate (signed by the Pope) for over 20 years of volunteer service to the Italian-American Community. -- Giovanna Auriemma - 2006
  • St. Anthony Italian Benevolent Society – Award for Outstanding Service to the LI Community—Nino & Rosa Magarelli – 2006
  • Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens – Community Service Award – Tony Jackson – 2006
  • The Special Olympics New York Committee – Certificate of Appreciation - Fran Spencer – 2005
  • Peoples Republic of Poland - Merit Cross (the highest Polish decoration that can be bestowed upon a foreign subject) - Basia – 2005
  • Hearst Journalism National Competition – Second Place Radio News – Andrew Falzon – 2005
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island – First Place FOLIO Award – Basia – 2005
  • RTNDA (Radio TV News Directors Association) - Journalism Award – Jeff Preval – 2005
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 2005
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island – First Place FOLIO Award – 2004
  • L'Esperienza Magazine. -- The Star Trophy for "exemplifying the Italian-American experience” - Giovanna Auriemma - 2004
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island - First Place Folio Award – Long Island Community Spotlight / Basia & Jerry Urbach - 2003
  • Glen Cove St. Patrick Day Parade - Grand Marshal - Tony Jackson – 2003
  • Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. - Best Sports Reporting – Andrew Falzon – 2002
  • Fair Media Council of Long Island – First Place FOLIO Award – 2002
  • Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. - Best News Reporting – Andrew Falzon - 2002
  • Press Club of Long Island – 1st place Radio Public Affairs - Michael Rivello, LJ Zabielski, Bruce Avery - 2001
  • Dublin Society of New York - Man of the Year - Tony Jackson – 2001
  • Irish Voice Newspaper – Dreamer of Dreams Trophy – Tony Jackson – 2000

1990s[edit]

  • Polish Gift of Life Inc. – Award for promoting Polish culture - Basia – 1999
  • Office of the Executive of Nassau County, Thomas Gulotta—Nassau County Commendation for "exemplary display of human compassion in promoting the effort to help the families of Fabio *Privitera and Carlo Lamanna." – Giovanna Auriemma – 1998
  • Tiro A Segno of New York. -- On the Target Award - Giovanna Auriemma - 1998
  • Village of Stewart Manor – Citation for Public Service – Eileen Cronin and Pat Thompson - 1997
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 1997
  • Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta – Polish Advisory Committee Community Service Award - Basia – 1997
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 1996
  • Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens – Community Service Award – Tony Jackson – 1995
  • Nassau County – Community Service Citation for enhancing the quality of life in Nassau County - Basia - 1995
  • National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho Freedom States Convention – First Place Student Audio Competition – Butch D’Ambrosio 1995
  • Marconi College Radio Award - 1995
  • National Student Script Writing Competition – Butch D’Ambrosio – 1995
  • National Association of College Broadcasters – First Place On-Air Promo Public Service Announcement– J. Murphy, T. Packer, S. Smolev - 1994
  • National Association of College Broadcasters – News Reporting Award – Election Night Broadcast – 1994
  • National Association of College Broadcasters –Public Affairs / Magazine Program Award – 1994
  • National Association of College Broadcasters –Creative Audio Production –Todd Packer– 1994
  • National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho Freedom States Convention – Grand Prize Audio Production Competition – Todd Packer and Jen Murphy- 1994
  • Polish American World Newspaper Appreciation Award -1994
  • Marconi College Radio Award – First Place Outstanding Programming Achievement – 1993
  • National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho National Student Production Award Competition – Grand Prize Audio, Drama Program –Allison Skornick, Steve Infield – 1993
  • National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho Freedom States Convention – Grand Prize Audio Production Competition – Todd Packer and Jen Murphy- 1993
  • National Association of College Broadcasters –First Place NACB Creative Production – 1993
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 1993
  • Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens – Community Service Award – Tony Jackson – 1992
  • The Interep Radio Store College Radio Awards – 1st Place Best Creative Production – 1992
  • New York State Bar Association Media Awards – Certificate of Merit for constructive journalism - 1992
  • Marconi College Radio Award – First Place Outstanding Programming Achievement - 1992
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 1992
  • The Interep Radio Store College Radio Awards - Best Programming - 1991
  • The Interep Radio Store College Radio Awards – College Station of the Year Finalist – 1991
  • Generoso D'Agnese, Carnivale Irpino Group.- Award for service to the local Italian Community – Giovanna Auriemma - 1991
  • Town of North Hempstead Proclamation 1990
  • Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens – Community Service Award – Tony Jackson – 1990

1980s[edit]

  • Éire Og Gaelic Club of Long Island – Community Service Award – Tony Jackson – 1989
  • Town of Hempstead - Certificate of Merit Outstanding Public Service – 1987
  • Plainview Old Bethpage School District – Certificate of Appreciation for Public Service - 1987
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 1987
  • Nassau County Department of Recreation & Parks – Community Service Citation – Tony Jackson - 1986
  • Garden City St. Patrick Day Parade - Grand Marshal - Tony Jackson – 1986
  • Polish American World – Citizen of the Year Award for promoting awareness of Polish activities in the community – Basia – 1985
  • Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens - Presidential Award – Tony Jackson – 1985
  • Nassau County Office of Employment & Training – Certificate of Recognition Outstanding Contributions to Neighborhood Youth Corps - 1980

1970s[edit]

  • March of Dimes – Certificate of Appreciation Outstanding Public Service – 1979
  • Town of North Hempstead Proclamation - 1978
  • Council of Churches City of New York Department of Communications – Award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Community - 1978
  • American Cancer Society – Award of Excellence Outstanding Assistance Cause of Cancer Control – 1978
  • Town of North Hempstead Proclamation – 1976
  • The Advertising Council Inc. – Citation of Honor for Public Service - 1976
  • Jazz Heritage Society – Certificate of Commendation – 1975
  • New York State Drug Abuse Control Commission – Certificate of Appreciation Outstanding Public Service - 1974
  • National Association of FM Broadcasters—Finalist / Armstrong Awards—WVHC Documentary "Spread The Word: The Story of Louie Lomax" / Kev Reilly – 1970
  • American Association of Retired Persons – Public Service Award – 1970
  • Pi Delta Epsilon - Sam Gibel Award for Best Freshman Journalist—Kev Reilly - 1970

1960s[edit]

  • American Association of Retired Persons – Public Service Award – 1969
  • Pi Delta Epsilon Journalism Competition – First Place News Documentary Category - 1968
  • Town of North Hempstead Proclamation - 1968
  • Kiwanis International - Testimonial of Appreciation – 1963

Alumni[edit]

1950s[edit]

  • Dan Ingram (a radio air announcer of the 1960s & 1970s on 77 WABC New York City)
  • Dick Maitland (multiple Emmy award-winning sound designer - Children's Television Workshop)

1960s[edit]

  • Alan Colmes (presently a top rated national TV and radio talk show host)
  • John DeBella (long time highly rated radio host, WMGK Philadelphia)

1970s[edit]

  • Steven Epstein (Grammy award-winning Senior Executive Producer / Sony Classical)
  • Lee Harris (on-air news anchor - 1010 WINS NYC)
  • Nancy Kaplan PhD (presently chairperson Radio TV, Film Department Hofstra University)
  • Charlie Kaye (executive producer CBS Radio Network, NYC)
  • Howard Liberman (on-air news anchor/reporter Bloomberg Radio 1130 AM New York City & radio host on Sirius Satellite radio)
  • George Musgrave (technical director ABC News, New York)
  • Ralph Tortora (radio host Q104.3 New York City)

1980s[edit]

  • Todd Ant (on-air sports anchor ABC Radio Network)
  • Joe Barone (Mercury award winner, Clio award winner & owner of Bar1 music/radio production house New York City)
  • Marc Ernay (assistant sports director & on-air host 1010 WINS New York City)
  • Lisa G. (on-air host Sirius Satellite Radio, WCBS TV, Power 105, WOR, Hot 97, WNEW FM, New York City)
  • Mike Kluger (director, Broadcast Operations WNYE TV & FM NYC)
  • Dave Mock (writer/reporter CBS Radio Network News, NYC)

1990s[edit]

  • Heather Cohen (program director Greenstone Media)
  • John Discepolo (sports anchor CBS TV New York City)
  • Renee DePuy (program director - Broadcast Architecture)
  • Peter Elia (radio host - WGRR FM/WRRM FM Cincinnati Ohio and SeniorProject Manager CinciMedia)
  • Dan Gentile (producer Major League Baseball Radio/MLB.com)
  • LJ Lovely (radio host WBLI Long Island)
  • Jared Max (radio host - Maxed Out 4-6am on ESPN New York, 98.7FM)
  • Phathead (PD/Morning Host at My Country WJVC 96.1 Long Island. Formerly morning show host at 94.3 WMJC Long Island)
  • Shawn Novatt (Executive Producer, BLI in the Morning, 106.1 WBLI Long Island. Formerly Internet Content Manager, Long Island Radio Group and Executive Producer/Webmaster for 710AM WOR, New York.)
  • Suzanne Riccio Wolfe (Webmaster & Public Affairs Director WBAB FM & WBLI FM Long Island)
  • Kara Reifert (radio host WALK FM & KJOY 98.3 Long Island)
  • Russ Skadl (General Manager WXBA Radio, Long Island)

2000 - present[edit]

  • Ray Alexander (on-air play by play announcer SUNY Stony Brook Sports)
  • Ramon Alleman (radio host WCAA FM New York City)
  • Shirleen Allicock (presently on-camera news anchor News 12 Long Island)
  • Lauren Alnut (promotions assistant 98.7 KISS FM New York City)
  • Nick Anastos (Director of Broadcasting for University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
  • Matt Barry (Promotions Director/Engineer - CodComm, Inc. and Afternoon Drive - WPXC (FM) Cape Cod, MA)
  • Alicia Battinelli (Public Relations Coordinator - University Relations Hofstra University)
  • Nate Bortnick (producer NASCAR Channel XM Satellite Radio)
  • Chris Caron (producer - MLB.com)
  • Brandon Chase (Emmy Award-winning producer ABC TV's "Good Morning America")
  • Anthony Cholute (production assistant 1010 WINS AM New York City)
  • Melissa DeFrank (announcer News 12 Traffic & Weather)
  • Jasmine De Los Santos (continuity director Fresh 102.7 New York City)
  • Dave Diamond (announcer News 12 Traffic & Weather)
  • Alex Dollin (production assistant - News 12 Long Island)
  • Andrew Falzon (on-camera reporter News 12 Westchester, Panelist www.FoxNewsFightGame.com)
  • Nick Ferrell (radio host WBAB FM, Long Island)
  • Dustin Gervais (New Media Manager - CBS Radio Network News, NYC)
  • Brittany Forgione (publicity assistant - Live with Regis & Kelly - ABC Television Networks New York City)
  • Meghan Gilmore (Coordinator Public & Media Relations New York Jets NFL Franchise)
  • Andy Gladding (Director of Integrated Technologies - Emmis Communications, New York City)
  • Jared Greenberg (announcer NBA TV & sportscaster News 12 Networks)
  • A.J. Hall (production assistant Fox News Channel)
  • Josh Harmon (engineer/production assistant Fox News Radio Networks New York City)
  • Michael Haviland (production secretary - WGBH TV Boston, MA)
  • Ryan Hurley (producer ESPN Radio, NYC)
  • Diana Ingles (production assistant CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley)
  • Keith Irizarry (on camera reporter, News 12 New Jersey, Broadcaster for MSG, LI Cablevision, & Patriot Media)
  • Michael Jannotte (Online Sales Video Producer, Clear Channel Radio NY)
  • Joe Kazinski (editor - NY1 News, New York City)
  • Sasha Keady (producer/engineer WBLS FM New York City)
  • Marie Koretsky (Senior Assignment Editor Time Warner Cable Local News Division Albany, NY)
  • E.J. Kritz (producer WPRO AM Radio Providence, R.I.)
  • Jeff Kuprycz (program director/radio host Breakthruradio.com New York City)
  • Christina Labrador (Master Control Room Operator - Bloomberg TV, New York City)
  • Erin McAndrew (recording artist, promotions assistant Fresh 102.7 FM New York City)
  • Pete McCarthy (current radio host - MLB Radio @ MLB.com)
  • Andrew Maccio (production assistant - NBC TV NYC)
  • Vinny Miccuci (current radio host - MLB Radio @ MLB.com)
  • Scott Miller (assistant producer/studio engineer - WFAN sports radio NYC)
  • Jamie Morris a.k.a. "Julie Moore" (Presently morning traffic reporter on the "Z Morning Zoo" Z100 Radio New York)
  • Jenna Mucha (Desk Assistant - ABC News)
  • Greg Overhuls (Imaging Director for Kidd Kraddick in the Morning)
  • Dave Plotkin (current production Director 1010 WINS AM New York City)
  • Seth Pordy (Promotions - WFAN sports radio 660AM New York City)
  • Nick Rafter (Editor in Chief- Queens Tribune, former Associate Editor- Queens Chronicle, producer- Public Affairs- WLIW Channel 21 Long Island)
  • Greg Rice (producer - Clear Channel Radio Total Traffic Network NYC)
  • Ian Scotto (host & executive producer of SOFREP, host & associate producer at Sirius XM)
  • Geoffrey Sorensen (production assistant - News 12 Long Island)
  • Paul Spagna (producer Dr. Joy Browne Show WOR Radio New York City)
  • Olivia Stanchina (production assistant - CNBC TV NYC)
  • Andrew Sykora (Night DJ on 106.1 WBLI Long Island <"Syke">. Former radio host at Party 105 Long Island)
  • Travis Tefft (producer "Opie & Anthony Show" XM Satellite Radio & 92.3 FM K-Rock NYC)
  • Valerie Tovar (Media Relations Coordinator New York Mets MLB Franchise)
  • Whitney Vose (Assistant Traffic Manager WBLI FM/WBAB FM Cox Radio Long Island, N.Y.)
  • Evan Wilner (producer MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM)
  • Kevin Winter (anchor/reporter ESPN Radio Boston)
  • John Winthrop (presently, producer ESPN Radio, New York City)
  • Brett Zoeller (production assistant - CNN New York City)
  • Brandon Weissler (Producer - iHeartMedia and On-Air Personality "Brando" on 102.3 WBAB)

References[edit]

Official WRHU-FM Handbook Available upon request from General Manager

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "WRHU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ "WRHU Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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