WASHINGTON, DC / NEW YORK-- The National Association of Broadcasters announced the winner of the fifth annual NAB HD Radio Multicast Award. Howard University's WHUR-FM will receive the award for its Urban World multicast station, 96.3-HD2 WHUR-WORLD. The award will be presented on Thursday, September 15 at the 2011 Radio Show, produced by NAB and RAB at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
The station's informational programming draws on several cultural platforms to engage diverse listeners in Washington, D.C. Its music includes jazz, rhythm & blues, hip hop, blues, and African-American folk. On Saturdays, "The Sighlent Storm" discusses domestic violence. WHUR-WORLD produced several 4-hour documentaries including "Black Draft: Rise of the Black Athlete," "Un-Leashing the Chains: Black Men In Prison," "Freedom Riders: 50-Years Beyond SNCC," and "Legacy of A Legend: Michael Jackson's Story." WHUR-WORLD also won the HD Radio Multicast Award in 2008.
Winners of the NAB HD Radio Multicast Award are recognized for their ability to create innovative or groundbreaking programming on their multicast channel. To be eligible for the award, stations submitted information about the side-channel's original programming, on-air personalities, social media marketing, branding elements, promotions and website to illustrate the qualities that make their multicast channel separate from their main station. Previous award recipients include KBCO-FM Denver's "The Studio C Channel," WRIF-FM Detroit's "Riff2," WAMU-FM for its Bluegrass Country station, 88.5-2, and WSTW-FM for its Graffiti Radio on 93.7-2.
This year the HD Radio Multicast Award will be presented during the Super Session "The Road Ahead: Entertainment and Information in the Car" on Thursday, September 15.
About the Radio Show
The 2011 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 14-16 in Chicago. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2011 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.