When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.
The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day. For over 45 years listener supported WWUH has served an important role in the University's community service mission.
Our Fall Fund Drive ran from November 2-9, 2014. We finished with over $45,000 in pledges--greatly exceeding our goal! This was only the second time this year that we have gone on the air to ask for support. We're proud of the fact that we have been able to limit our on air appeals to just twice a year when many of the public stations seem to be doing it at least twice as often. We can get by with only two fund raisers because everyone you hear on the air at WWUH is a volunteer, so just about all of our programming is free. The only exceptions are a few syndicated public affairs shows for which we pay a nominal fee.
Using volunteers has been a tradition at WWUH since we first went on the air in 1968. It allows us to keep the programming fresh because our hosts come from both the campus and the local community and they bring a wide variety of expertise to the airwaves.
We're here for you 24/7 and provide an independent voice and a wide variety of programming, much of which you can't hear elsewhere.
If you made a pledge of support, all of us at WWUH thank you. Please remember to send in your payment. If you haven't yet pledged, it's never too late. You may pledge online via our secure website, or simply mail in a check.
John Ramsey, General Manager