For Immediate Release
July 1, 2011
Contact: Sherri Fillingham
Phone: 919-546-8250 / 919-623-9494 cell
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gives WSHA $10,000
(Raleigh, NC) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has given $10,000 in emergency funds to Shaw University’s radio stations, WSHA-FM, to help recover from the damage inflicted by the tornado that struck campus on April 16.
“The Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the historical importance of Shaw University and its radio station,” said Gregory W. Shnirring, Vice President, CPB Radio in a letter to Shaw President Dr. Irma McClaurin. “WSHA has provided valuable community service to Shaw University and the Raleigh community.”
“WSHA is a critical component of Shaw, and its continued operation was a priority from the time the storm struck,” said Dr. McClaurin. “This money helps complete that process and ensure that WSHA is not simply ready to broadcast today, but for decades to come.”
The monies must be used to fund repairs to the station in the aftermath of the storm.
For more information on Shaw University or to donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, visit www.shawu.edu. To listen to WSHA-FM online, go to www.wshafm.org.
WSHA's satellite dish was damaged by the tornado
Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.