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Release Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:40 AM
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Howard University Radio Network Launches New Radio Channel Today

Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2013) - The Howard University Radio Network is announcing a new station is being added to its ever-expanding platform. HBCU Channel 142 on SiriusXM launches today, Thursday, Nov. 14th at 12 a.m. and will be a collective blend of programming from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, offering a unique look in to the black higher education experience.

HBCU will bridge the gap between alumni, current, and prospective students through information and entertainment. “Howard University is excited to serve as the anchor for the HBCU Channel on SiriusXM. This is an excellent platform to showcase the extraordinary stories and success of our HBCUs,” said Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. “Our partnership with sister institutions on this groundbreaking effort reflects our continued commitment to collaboration and broadcasting excellence.”

HBCU will be a resource for students and faculty of each institution to work together to educate and empower. The channel will include informational, educational, entertainment and cultural programs from a network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, initially featuring American Baptist College, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Virginia State University, Tennessee State, and Howard University. “With the launch of the HBCU Channel, we are building on the success we have had with SiriusXM. We are excited about the possibilities of this latest venture,” said Howard University Radio Network General Manager Jim Watkins

The management and delivery of programming is provided by Howard University’s Radio Network, located on the university campus. “As an HBCU alumnus of both Howard University and North Carolina Central University, I’m delighted to return to my alma mater and direct this channel that I hope will soon become America’s most listened to voice of HBCUs,” added Jay Holloway, HBCU Director. Additional colleges and universities are expected to sign-on to the channel in coming months.

SiriusXM granted Howard University a lease to create two channels on the satellite radio system in 2011. The other channel, H.U.R. Voices on SiriusXM 141 launched in November 2011. For more information visit


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. 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, 30 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

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