HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 9, 2009 – High Point University is ready to rock – thanks to its brand new radio station, which is making its official debut today.
The station, which has been in the process of testing for the past two weeks, will air as a student-programmed Internet station at http://www.hpur.org/.
Programming and music will be broadcast yearlong during all hours. Students will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to midnight every day during the academic year.
The station, which has 30 students on staff, will primarily play music of interest to HPU students – and students will also have the opportunity to select music. In addition, the station will broadcast public service announcements and sports call-in shows and, eventually, the station will air sports play-by-play and cover other special events on campus.
“We are looking forward to the added benefit of having remote equipment, which will come with the new communication building opening this May,” says Dr. Wilfred Tremblay, director of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at HPU. “Ultimately, we want to be the voice of the campus, discussing campus events and issues.”
What’s especially great about HPU having its own station is the fact that not only will students get experience, but they will receive class credit as well.
“Students can get one credit of Radio Practicum,” Tremblay says. “But even more so, they learn how individuals in organizations need to interact to put out a quality product; they learn about music programming concepts, about serving the public interest, about promotional events and how to entertain an audience.”
Listen live to HPU Radio at http://www.hpur.org/.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at .
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