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WRSU’s “Last Dance” World Series coverage wraps up with Friday’s championship

The New Jersey Last Dance World Series high school baseball tournament reaches its culmination this Friday, with the championship game in Trenton. WRSU Sports will broadcast the title game live from Arm & Hammer Park in the state capitol. Chris Tsakonas and Corey Jason will call all the action as the Jackson Jags take on […]

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WRSU Sports alum Zubin Mehenti named part of new, national morning show team on ESPN Radio

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Zubin Mehenti (RC ’00) has been announced as one of the three members of ESPN Radio’s new morning show team. The former WRSU standout was the beneficiary of a top-to-bottom overhaul of the network’s on air schedule unveiled on July 7th. Zubin will be joined by basketball analyst Jay Williams – the […]

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WRSU’s Bennett Rosner named Music Director of the Month by NACC

The NACC – The North American College & Community Radio Chart, which WRSU reports to each month – has named Bennett Rosner its Music Director of the Month for June. A rising senior, Rosner is entering his second term as WRSU’s Music Director. He is only the second to hold the position since 2016, following […]

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NJ Gov. Phil Murphy appears on a special edition of “Knightbeat”

As New Jersey has begun loosening some of the regulations enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy appeared on a special edition of WRSU’s “Knightbeat” this past Friday. Outgoing News Director Joey Bloch spoke to the Governor about how the state is faring and how Rutgers will be affected heading into the […]

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WRSU marks 20th anniversary of 2000 Rutgers Women’s Basketball Final Four team with mini-documentary

Just five years into her tenure at Rutgers, C. Vivian Stringer had orchestrated quite the turnaround: bringing the Scarlet Knights to new heights by earning the program’s first-ever Final Four bid. A year after a disappointing exit in the Elite Eight at the hands of eventual national champion Purdue, Shawnetta Stewart, Tasha Pointer, Linda Miles […]

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Hinson, Ellerbe, Brunson look back at RU basketball’s 1983 NCAA Tournament win on WRSU

The 1984 Rutgers men’s basketball team was the last to win an NCAA Tournament game, defeating Southwest Louisiana in an opening round at the Hartford Civic Center. Tonight at 6 pm on WRSU, a brand-new “From the Archives” hosted by Justin Sontupe, as he looks back at that team with a complete rebroadcast of the […]

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Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Salvador Mena talks to Joey Bloch about how his life experiences guide his work at Rutgers during COVID-19

Having worked at other universities during 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy, and persevering through other challenges in his personal life, Dr. Salvador Mena is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Rutgers’ Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs has only been “On the Banks” since 2014, and in his current post for only a couple of years, but he’s been […]

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Outgoing WRSU GM Sontupe honored with “Spirit of Rutgers” award

At Wednesday night’s 5th annual Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala, outgoing WRSU General Manager and Justin Sontupe (SAS ’20) was honored with the Spirit of Rutgers Award. The first WRSU Staff member to be honored at the leadership Gala, Sontupe was nominated by Broadcast Administrator Mike Pavlichko (RC ’00). The Spirit of Rutgers Award “recognizes an […]

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WRSU alums young and – well, less young – wish WRSU a Happy 72nd Birthday!

On WRSU’s 72nd Birthday – Sunday, April 26, 2020 – alumni from the 1960s to the present day took to the airwaves – safely from quarantine, of course – to mark the occasion. Some of them sang, some shared memories, some pretended they were still on the air. We loved hearing from all of them! […]

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WRSU presents a “From The Archives” marathon to mark its 72nd Birthday

You want treasures from the archives of WRSU? We’ve got em! More than 15 hours of past broadcasts ranging from music to history and sports to world figures will hit the airwaves Sunday, April 26th, the day WRSU first signed on in 1948. Check out the promo below for a full audio schedule!

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