Howard University’s “HBCU” Channel Launches Today

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Howard University has kicked off a new radio station to showcase the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

HBCU Sirius XM, located on channel 142, went live at noon today (Nov. 14).

The university says that the station is meant to be a platform for students to share a mixture of informational, educational, entertainment and cultural programs from various HBCU’s.

The management and delivery of programming is provided by Howard University’s Radio Network, located on the university campus. “As an HBCU alumnus of both Howard University and North Carolina Central University, I’m delighted to return to my alma mater and direct this channel that I hope will soon become America’s most listened to voice of HBCUs,” added Jay Holloway, HBCU Director in the press release

The list of contributing schools include American Baptist College, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Virginia State University, Tennessee State and Howard University. In the coming months additional colleges and universities are expected to sign-on.

This new station will be Howard University’s second channel on the satellite radio system. The university launched its first channel, H.U.R. Voices on Sirius XM in 2011.

There are 106 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S.