WRHU
CityHempstead, New York
Broadcast areaNassau County
Frequency88.7 MHz
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatEclectic
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerHofstra University
History
Former call signs
WVHC-FM (1978–1983)[1]
Call sign meaning
Radio Hofstra University[2]
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID27443
ClassA
ERP470 watts
HAAT55 meters (180 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°43′3.00″N 73°36′12.00″W / 40.7175000°N 73.6033333°W / 40.7175000; -73.6033333
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen Live options
Websitewww.wrhu.org

WRHU (88.7 FM) is a college radio station licensed to Hempstead, New York, owned and operated by Hofstra University[3][4] and broadcasting an eclectic radio format.

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 alongside veteran NY Islander play-by-play announcer Chris King.

The station was named the National Association of Broadcasters' Non-Commercial Station of the Year in 2014, 2017, and 2019. It has also been ranked the number one college radio station in the country in The Princeton Review's 2015 and 2016 college rankings.

Awards

2010s

2000s

Alumni

1950s

1960s

1970s

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "WRHU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "WRHU Station Information Profile". Nielsen Audio.
  5. ^ "2019 Marconi Radio Award Winners". National Association of Broadcasters. National Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  6. ^ "2017 Marconi Radio Award Winners". National Association of Broadcasters. National Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  7. ^ "NAB Awards: 2014 Marconi Radio Award Winners". National Association of Broadcasters. National Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  8. ^ "2010 Mark of Excellence National Winners and Finalists". Society of Professional Journalists. Society of Professional Journalists. Retrieved 2020-06-21.