WHUR-FM (96.3 MHz) is an urban adult contemporary radio station that is licensed to Washington, D.C., and serving the Metro D.C. area. It is owned and operated by Howard University, making it one of the few commercial radio stations in the United States to be owned by a college or university, as well as being the only independent, locally-owned station in the Washington, D.C., area. Also, the staff of the station mentors the students of the university's school of communications. The studios are located on campus in its Lower Quad portion, and the transmitter tower is based in the Tenleytown neighborhood. It is also co-owned with its television partner, WHUT-TV, one of D.C.'s PBS affiliates.

Broadcast areaMetro D.C.
Frequency96.3 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding96.3 WHUR
FormatUrban adult contemporary
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Premiere Networks
United Stations Radio Networks
OwnerHoward University
First air date
1939 (W3XO experimental)
September 1946
Former call signs
W3XO (1939–1946)
WINX-FM (1946–1949)
WTOP-FM (1949–1971)[1]
Former frequencies
43.2 MHz (1939–1947)
44.7 MHz (1947)
92.9 MHz (1946–1947)[1]
Call sign meaning
Howard University Radio
Technical information
Facility ID65707
ClassB (Non-commercial)
ERP16,500 watts
HAAT244 meters
Transmitter coordinates
38°57′01″N 77°04′46″W
Translator(s)HD2: 98.3 W252DC (Reston, Virginia)
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Listen Live (HD4)
thequietstormstation.com (HD2)
whbc963hd3.com (HD3)
dcradio.gov (HD4)

WHUR is also the home of the original Quiet Storm program, which longtime D.C. listeners have rated number one in the evening since 1976, and which spawned the namesake music genre that now airs on many radio stations across the United States. Jeff Brown hosts The Original Quiet Storm weeknights beginning at 7:30 p.m. In 2005, it also began broadcasting in IBOC digital radio, using the HD Radio system from iBiquity.

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