I got my start in radio at William Paterson University working for the college station WPSC. College radio is still thriving today giving students to learn radio concepts such as audio production, programming, announcing and many other important radio elements. Today we are saluting two college radio stations that are thriving, serving both the students and the public. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY and St. Bonaventure University, St Bonaventure, NY. The following information was retrieved from www.bestcolleges.com.
LOCATION Hempstead, NY
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra produces WRHU-FM, the school's award-winning radio station. In 2017, the station received the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for non-commercial station of the year. WRHU also earned a Marconi award in 2014, making it the first non-commercial station to receive two Marconi awards. In addition to a variety of music programs, including opera of the week, Celtic country, and aggressive edge, the station regularly airs news stories, sports broadcasting, and even a game show.
WRHU also serves as an educational platform for students interested in radio and radio broadcasting, making Hofstra a compelling choice for those interested in broadcasting careers. Each year, nearly 270 students work on the station and gain valuable broadcasting experience. Before participating, students must complete a two-and-a-half-month introductory course that covers topics including announcing, audio engineering, audio production, programming strategies, and FCC rules.
Tweet this Share this School Profile2St. Bonaventure UniversityLOCATION St. Bonaventure, NY
Founded in 1948, St. Bonaventure University's radio station, The Buzz (WSBY-FM), plays an eclectic mix of music every day, including a steady flow of new releases. Eighteen students form the station's board of directors, and more than 200 students volunteer their time, making the station a student-run endeavor. In addition to music, the station broadcasts news and sports and promotes events on campus and around town. The station also publishes an entertainment and music magazine called Buzzworthy, which boasts its own editorial staff and student contributors. The station's podcast features specialty shows and interviews.
A system called Live365 broadcasts the station online at all hours, allowing alumni who no longer live near the school to listen to their alma mater's station. WSBY takes requests from listeners on campus and around the world and has received requests from listeners on all seven continents.