Everyone is excited! We just received news that The Howard University Radio Network is a finalist for the prestigious and highly competitive New York Festival’s International Radio Program Awards. The NYF’s International Radio Program Awards honors radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe. Finalists include but aren’t limited to the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Company, The Canadian Broadcasting Company, Radio24syv of Denmark, Bloomberg, and Radio Taiwan International. WHUR-World on 96.3 HD2 and HUR Voices on SiriusXM 141 are up for awards in two categories:
“Blues on Blues” for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program
“InnerView” for Best Talk/Interview Special
We are proud and honored to be a major contender in this competition. Through our various platforms – WHURfm, WHBC, Glasshouse Radio, WHUR-WORLD and HUR Voices, The Howard University Radio Network is dedicated to celebrating, and showcasing the range and depth of African-American culture and life. Almost all of our programming is created and produced right here in the nation’s capital. Our success is not just because we have some of the best talent on our team, but because we have the best listeners too. You have been the wing beneath our wings! With your continued support, the Howard University Radio Network will continue to soar to higher heights. We celebrate this major accomplishment with you!
WHUR-WORLD & HUR Voices Program Director, nominated Producers & Talent as well as Howard University Radio Network’s General Manager head to New York for the ceremony on Monday evening. Just being a finalist lets the world know we are a force to be reckoned with! Let’s keep our fingers crossed and prayers lifted that we return to the DMV with the coveted trophies in our hands! Will keep you posted fam!
With Love, Excitement & Pride,
The Staff of the Howard University Radio Network
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Her energy is infectious! "Edutainment" is her specialty. When Nikki Strong is on, you know you will get caught up in what's going down (and learn something new too)! From Soft Rock to Hip-Hop, Gospel to World music, Nikki's 15+ year radio career involves working in various capacities and formats. Currently Nikki serves as Producer of the Hang Suite on Saturday nights and the go-to Talent whenever anyone takes vacation time or needs a fun host for a remote event. She also host the news and entertainment show "The Scene" on SiriusXM 141 H.U.R. voices Thursdays at 12:30p. Engaging and informative, this Harlem native loves to have a good time with great music! One of her most fulfilling gigs was giving birth to the "Neo-Soul" channel, The Flow, at XM Satellite Radio where she worked as Music Director. She also served as Music Director and Air Talent for the World Music station XM100 WorldZone and then went on to help build an international Hip Hop music station for WorldSpace Satellite Radio. These last two positions, in particular, enabled Nikki to experience first hand how impactful African American culture, especially Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz have been on music from all over the world. Off air, Nikki loves the theater arts and also works as an actress/dancer/singer and voice over artist. She also teaches dance to youth in the DMV area. Occasionally you may catch her substitute teaching a Ballet, Modern or Jazz class for adults at several of the local dance studios, or flexing her acting chops on stage at one of DC's great theatres. Nikki is proud that DC has been her home for over 10 years. She is excited and honored to be a member of the WHUR family and its rich legacy.