The Informer. A weekly student newspaper at the University of Hartford, The Informer is published Thursdays during the academic year. With its offices located on the lower level of Gengras Student Union, the newspaper offers students, regardless of major or class standing, the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the areas of writing, editing, layout, photography, and advertising. The newspaper’s major sections include campus news, features, and sports. The Informer’s phone number is 860.768.4723.
WWUH Radio, a noncommercial FM station broadcasting at 91.3 FM, operates as a community service of the University of Hartford. Managed by students and community volunteers, its objective is to enable the University to extend its educational and cultural communications to the Greater Hartford area. The station offers students valuable hands-on experience in the fields of broadcasting, music/arts management, engineering and promotions. WWUH operates year-round from studios and offices located in the lower level of the east wing of the Harry Jack Gray Center. WWUH presents programming not readily available in the area, including the finest in jazz, folk, urban, alternative rock, classical and ethnic music programs, in addition to award-winning public affairs and news programming. Students are invited to call 860.768.4703 or to stop by the studios to get more information on how to join the staff. WWUH maintains a listener line, 860.768.5913, where students can request a copy of the current Program Guide. Our website (http://wwuh.org) includes Realaudio, allowing WWUH programming to be heard throughout the world.
WSAM Radio is operated entirely by University of Hartford students. WSAM’s signal is broadcast at 610 on the AM band, 106.3 on the FM band, and on the University’s cable system channel 4. WSAM’s signal is also piped into the residential dining hall in University Commons. Besides providing practical on-air experience, WSAM offers hands-on experience in the operation and management of a radio station. WSAM provides alternative music, news, sports (including live coverage of Hartford Hawks basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer), and campus affairs programming. Located in the lower level of University Commons, WSAM’s phone number is 860.768.4238.
Channel 2 News, with offices in GSU 151 and studios in the Harry Jack Gray Center, produces one of the few live, student-run television newscasts in the country. The newscast is aired live each Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. on the University’s cable system and rebroadcast several times the following week. Produced totally by students, Channel 2 News covers campus events, the weather, and Hartford Hawks sports. Working on the weekly telecast provides students with an opportunity to learn about all aspects of television news production, including reporting, writing, video photography, editing, and directing. Channel 2 News may be reached by calling 860.768.5213.