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Alex Chapman of 88.7FM WNHU

One may ask, what is 88.7FM WNHU? Well, WNHU is the non-commercial radio station that is licensed to West Haven, Conn. It is student-run and owned by the University of New Haven.

Broadcasting live 24/7 from the basement of Maxcy Hall, there are two options for where one could start their show. New students usually start their show on “Charger Radio.”

Charger Radio is a radio online stream that can be accessed from all over the world.

Anyone could have a show on Charger Radio, without having to take any test. Once students get more experienced with radio, one usually wants to move up to the live stream 88.7FM WNHU.

To be on WNHU, you must pass a test that you can take multiple times. 88.7FM’s broadcast range reaches practically all of southern Connecticut, as well as northern Connecticut and some parts of Long Island.

Charger Radio is where I personally had my first show. Second semester of my freshman year, my friend Joe Brown and I started our one-hour weekly radio show.

It was called the “Joe and Zbo Show.” We would play music, talk in between songs, have interviews, give shout-outs and take song requests. It was such a great experience, and so much fun to look forward to each week.

Going into sophomore year, I still wanted to continue our show. Unfortunately, Joe became too busy this semester for our show, but I had too much fun to end the show all together.

So I decided that someone must take his place. Student Alex Chapman, who is also a sophomore, wanted to join me right away. We are now in the process of beginning our show for this year.

Alex Chapman is a music industry major at the University of New Haven. Coming from Yonkers, N.Y., He is a great drummer and has been playing for 12 years.

He is looking to start a band at UNH. If there are any bassists or keyboardists looking to play in an experienced funk/jazz fusion band, find Alex on Facebook and contact him right away!

His previous band, States Away, played many main-stage events in the past and was only halted due to college. They opened for acts like Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, 40 Oz to Freedom, and many more.

You can download their album for free at www.bandcamp.com/statesawayband. Check it out!

 

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