Campus radio station WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, part of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, and three of its student journalists have been named finalists in the College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards, which honors works produced between June 2017 and May 2018.
- WRHU Sports Director Nick Faria’19 and reporter Kenny Conrade’20, both journalism majors, are finalists in the Best Sports Reporting Audio category for their work, “NY Islanders Bring Holiday Cheer to Children in Hospital.” Listen.
- Assistant Sports Director Victoria Conway’19, a journalism major and rhetoric minor, is a finalist for Best Sports Play by Play Audio, for her work during the Hofstra men’s basketball game against William & Mary.
- The station was named one of four finalists in the Best Special Broadcast Audio category for “Long Islanders Feel the Sights, Sounds and Smells of Warped Tour at Jones Beach.” Listen.
Winners in more than two dozen categories will be announced at a special awards ceremony during CBI’s annual National Student Electronic Media Convention, which will be held in Seattle, Washington, from Oct. 25-27, 2018.
CBI promotes student education and excellence in electronic media fields such as radio, television and webcasting, and currently represents more than 200 active student media outlets.
With studios in the Herbert School of Communication, WRHU 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 named the nation’s best college radio station for 2018 by BestColleges.com. WRHU’s student reporters have won national and regional honors from the New York State Associated Press Association, the Press Club of Long Island, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Alliance for Women in Media, and New York Women in Communications. They have worked alongside professional journalists from leading news outlets in covering events ranging from political conventions, presidential debates, and the inauguration to major league playoff and championship games.
WRHU 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.