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‘HBCU Channel’ to Launch This Week on SiriusXM

Howard University Radio Network begins with programming from six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Howard University’s WHUR(FM), Washington has had programming on SiriusXM Satellite Radio since 2011.

That was part of the satcaster’s agreement with the FCC to lease programming to third-parties.

Now, the Howard University Radio Network plans to launch the “HBCU” channel — for Historically Black Colleges and Universities — this Thursday, Nov. 14. The channel will include a mix of informational, educational, entertainment and cultural programs from a network of HBCUs, initially featuring American Baptist College, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Virginia State University, Tennessee State and Howard, according to an announcement.

Other HBCUs are expected to contribute programming in the coming months.

SiriusXM granted Howard University licenses to create two channels on the satellite radio system. The first channel, H.U.R. Voices, launched in December of 2011.