Islanders to Broadcast Games on College Radio Station, Will Use College Students On Broadcast, Should Definitely Give Me a Call

From Chris Botta:

The Islanders are hoping to finalize a unique radio arrangement with Hofstra University prior to Saturday night’s opening of the NHL regular season, multiple sources have informed Point Blank.

The marriage is a potentially fascinating one. Radio Hofstra University on 88.7 FM would actually provide Islanders radio   broadcasts with a stronger signal than the franchise has had in five years. WRHU covers most of Long Island and carries into Queens and Brooklyn. The Islanders broadcasts would also be available on the Internet.

What would Hofstra get out of the arrangement? For starters, the University’s Communications program would be able to sell to prospective students that their school provides opportunities for youngsters to work on NHL games.

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One Response to Islanders to Broadcast Games on College Radio Station, Will Use College Students On Broadcast, Should Definitely Give Me a Call

  1. Mark Pargas says:

    The Oakland A’s, I believe in late 70s or early 80s, used a college station and college students as announcers at the start of one season when it could not get a major radio outlet to carry the games. The A’s eventually found a bigger radio outlet to broadcast the skills of Mitchell Page, Rob Picciolo, et. al. Better than nothing, certainly.

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