Radio station 96.3 HD4 is a partnership between the city government and WHU
A new Washington, D.C., radio station is now available courtesy of the government.
It's called D.C. Radio and it's available on 96.3 HD4. The station is a partnership between the city government and WHUR, which is owned and operated by Howard University. D.C. Radio provides 24-hour programming with its bandwidth, and listeners can also listen online.
D.C. Radio will offer residents in all eight wards one more way they can access D.C. government, learn about important citywide programs and initiatives, and hear from the people who keep our city creative and informed," said Mayor Muriel Bowser in a release.
Bowser is also the host of the show "The District Minute," which promises "a weekly capsule of Mayoral activities and important D.C. events." Bowser's press secretary, LaToya Foster, hosts "Voice of the City," which will provide the community with information on topics that report on the mayor's initiatives to continue to provide leadership and support to District residents. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
also has a host spot "On the Air with Eleanor Holmes Norton."
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Howard University partners with the city goverment to bring 96.3 HD4 to the public.[/caption]
The Washington, D.C., Economic Partnership also has its own show, called "The Economic Partnership Business Buzz." The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia has a time spot as well.
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment manages the station which features local music as well as shows hosted by politicians or agencies. Some will feature local music like "The Sound," "Beats and Beans," and "D.C. Music Rocks." Events and D.C.-made products will also be advertised on the station.
All eight wards will be represented, in order to accurately represent the culture and vibe of the city. The District is only the second jurisdiction in the country to own and operate a full-power radio station by way of the mayor's office.