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Best Multicast? The Award Goes to WHUR

Describes itself as a “new high-definition radio channel broadcasting culturally rich content to a diverse audience on the WHUR(FM) HD Radio network.”

Howard University’s WHUR(FM) in Washington is being recognized for innovative programming on a multicast channel.

The station will receive the NAB HD Radio Multicast Award for its HD2 channel “WHUR-World.”

This is the second presentation of the award. In 2007, the charter winners were KBCO(FM) Denver’s “The Studio C Channel” and WRIF(FM) Detroit’s “Riff2.”

“WHUR-World HD2 has successfully combined non-traditional music, news, community involvement and information into a fresh new variety format that creates a new identity for HD Radio,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David.

The channel is an extension of the university’s adult urban contemporary station. In addition to personality-supported shows, the programming includes jazz, hip-hop and worldbeat music, along with business, financial and domestic violence talk shows.

RW wrote about WHUR’s HD Radio and multicast efforts when the station launched the channel.

And a 2005 interview about the station’s early adoption of HD Radio with GM Jim Watkins is here.

The station will receive the award during the NAB Radio Luncheon, on Friday, Sept. 19 during The NAB Radio Show in Austin.