Shaw University Sets Its Sights on New Media Technologies

Historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has sold the radio frequency that the university has held since 1968 to operate WSHA public radio in the city. The funds obtained from the sale of the radio frequency will be used to enhance the university’s mass communications program and facilities.

Paulette Dillard, interim president of Shaw University, stated that “when WSHA was founded in 1968 as the first public radio station owned by a historically Black institution, radio was perhaps the most important communications medium in the world. It was an innovative move by the university. Fifty years later, the media landscape has evolved.”

The university retains the rights to the station’s call letters and will continue to stream information over the internet but broadcast activities will cease. The broadcasting facility will be revamped and used for laboratory space for audio engineering, video editing, social media data analysis, and streaming content creation.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs