This lovely Monday I spent some time at the radio station WRHU 88.7 at my school, Hofstra University. Autumn and Alex were there hosting Alternative Nation, a segment that plays alternative rock songs from artists such as Sixpence None the Richer, Breaking Benjamin, and my favorite, Neon Trees.
They played some really good stuff while I was there. I sat at the table and jammed out to “It’s My Life” and “Do You Really Love Me?” by No Doubt, and the amazing “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay. They even let me request a song! Watch here.
Clearly I had a good time.
Autumn, a broadcast journalism major at Hofstra who helps out with the show “Alternative Nation” every other Monday from 11am-1pm, let me interview her when the show was over. She’s such a sweetheart. Watch the interview here!
WRHU serves the Long Island, NYC, and Conneticut areas. It is home to the New York Islanders Hockey, and of course, Hofstra Pride sports teams.
The station is known for being the leader in development of multimedia, new media, and diverging media platforms. It is Long Island’s largest radio news station team.
WRHU hosts a variety of shows and segments, including “HMWC” (Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call), “Off the Charts”, “Political Seance”, “Jazz Cafe”, “Polka and Oberek”, “R&B Serenade”, “Dead Zone”, “Women’s Show”, “The Locker Room” and more.
WRHU can be streamed online or via iPhone app. To listen online click for PC or Mac. For the iPhone app click here.
WRHU 88.7 allows students to sign up for a training program in order to help out with the station and/or create their own radio show. A few of my friends have participated in the 10-week training course, and they do not regret having taken it one bit!
If you’re a musician, you can send your music in and they might play it on the air! Send submissions to:
WRHU Music Director
111 Hofstra University
127 Dempster Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549