Howard University Radio Launches New SiriusXM Programming
November 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM (PT)
To celebrate its 40th year in existence, HOWARD UNIVERSITY RADIO will launch H.U.R. Voices on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st on SIRIUSXM channel 141. H.U.R. Voices will offer original programming that examines and explores issues that affect people of color, including a unique mixture of talk radio, local and national news, and great music.
The channel will feature WHUR and WHUR-WORLD signature programs like the "Daily Drum," a weekday public affairs program that will expand to one-hour; the "Dr. AUDREY CHAPMAN Show," with the relationship guru; and the "Sighlent Storm," which is devoted to the issue of domestic violence. New programs include "People Money Life," "The Traveling Eye" and "He Said She Said."
"This is a milestone year for us," WHUR-WORLD and H.U.R. Voices GM JIM WATKINs said. "Not only are we celebrating 40 years of our flagship radio station, we have been given the awesome opportunity of rolling out H.U.R. Voices on SIRIUSXM, which gives us the opportunity to further expand our brand and nationalize our programming."
SIRIUSXM granted HOWARD UNIVERSITY a lease to create two channels; the other channel, HBCU, is set to launch MAY 2012 and will provide music and talk programming from historically Black colleges and universities. The historic lease represents a significant step towards diversifying the airwaves.