WASHINGTON (December 7, 2011) – Howard University Radio Network launched H.U.R. Voices on SiriusXM channel 141 on Dec. 1 in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
“Under the leadership of visionary General Manager Jim Watkins and the talented WHUR team, the Howard University Radio Network has become a trailblazer in radio,” said Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau. “We are excited about the new frontiers and the opportunities that this venture holds for Howard University, our students, the community and the world.”
H.U.R. Voices embodies the mission of Howard University—to serve “America and the Global Community”—by offering exciting, educational and entertaining original programming that examines issues that affect people of color, including a unique mixture of talk radio, local and national news, and great music.
“It is fitting that the launch of H.U.R. Voices comes days before WHUR commemorates its 40th Anniversary,” said General Manager Jim Watkins. “As we celebrate the excellence of WHUR and WHUR-WORLD, we can now rejoice in the birth of our new sister station H.U.R. Voices.”
The channel features signature programs like the “Daily Drum,” a weekday public affairs program; the “Dr. Audrey Chapman Show,” with the relationship guru; and the “Sighlent Storm,” the only radio show devoted to the issue of domestic violence. Other programming includes the women’s contemporary urban talk show, “Café Mocha;” Donal Ware’s HBCU sports show, “From the Press Box to Press Row;” world-travel expert Bonnie DeShong and Ja’Vonne Harley’s “The Traveling Eye;” and comedian George Willborn’s “Wilborn’s World.” New programs include “People Money Life” and “He Said She Said.”
For more information on H.U.R. Voices, including the complete programming lineup, show descriptions and host bios visit www.siriusxm.com/hurvoices and http://www.hurvoices.com/channel141/.
SiriusXM granted Howard University licenses to create two channels on the satellite radio system. The other channel, HBCU, is set to launch May 2012. The historic lease represents a significant step towards diversifying the airwaves.
Known as a media trailblazer, WHUR has a legacy of leading the way in radio. The station was first in the Washington region to broadcast in crystal-clear HD and the only urban station in the country to sponsor a NASCAR race with its own driver.
Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.
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