WRHU Radio Hofstra University 88.7 FM recently won praise from blogger Joe Favorito, who runs Sports Marketing and PR Roundup, for its all-women team of broadcasters who called the Hofstra men’s basketball game against William & Mary on December 30.
Favorito noted that “rising stars” Megan McGuire’18, Stephanie Ruscio’18, and Victoria Conway’19 are “a rarity in media for any sport, college or pro, where men are on the court, the field, or the ice.”
John Mullen, WRHU’s operations manager, added that the students are “without a doubt three of the best young professional sports broadcasters in the country today. They have a demonstrated, consistent track record of producing a large quantity of quality live radio sports broadcasts for Hofstra’s teams and the NHL New York Islanders franchise. ”
With studios in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, WRHU’s award winning student-run radio station was named non-commercial radio station of the year by the National Association of Broadcasters in the prestigious Marconi Awards competition in 2014 and 2017, and was ranked the best college radio station in the nation by the Princeton Review for 2015 and 2016.
It has also been the flagship station of the NHL’s New York Islanders since 2010, and is the first and only college radio station to have an exclusive broadcasting agreement with a professional major-league sports team. In 2016, WRHU was named the flagship station of the Long Island Nets, an NBA G-League team, producing and broadcasting its home games at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.