Huskie Radio streams worldwide from the Academic Resource Center at John Hersey High School, playing the hits of today and yesterday, 24/7. A student-run station, Huskie Radio plays anything and everything. From Top 40 to Hits, from Classic Rock to Oldies, you never know what you'll hear next!

Right now, we have several thousand songs in our library, which is nearly a week of music playing constantly without ever hearing the same song twice. About 75% of our music rotation is Top 40 and recent hits. Then about 10% Classic Rock, 10% 80s/90s and 5% Oldies.

Check out our shows here.

Huskie Radio rotation:

6am-12am -- Regular Rotation: Hits and Greats

12am-1am -- Midnight Blues: An hour of classic Blues to ease you into your early morning or late night, depending on your mood.

1am-3am -- Overnight Jazz: Two hours of an eclectic mix of jazz, from Dixieland, to Swing to BeBop -- we have it all.

3am - 6am Classical CafĂ©: Wake up to a relaxing mix of the best classical music out there.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I listen to Huskie Radio?

Huskie Radio streams online and is available wherever you listen to internet radio. Soon, we will also have a downloadable app as well. If you would like to listen directly to our stream, click on this link, or paste it into another browser window: https://cast3.asurahosting.com/proxy/johnhers/stream

Click here for our stream homepage.

How do students get involved?

Any student who wants to record a bumper or an intro is welcome to come to the ARC and pick out a script and record.

Students can make shows that will stream on Huskie Radio. They can also host shows live, during their lunch period or study hall. Shows can also be recorded in advance using "voice tracking" so that the shows appear live to the listener! Go to the Radio Club tab to learn more.

What types of music do you play?

We have an extensive playlist. Whereas most terrestrial radio stations have playlists that number a couple of hundreds of songs, Huskie Radio boasts a playlist of thousands. Yes, we will play Top 40. But we will also have time slots devoted to Jazz and Classical music as well.  Our main rotation will feature a mix of music, from Top 40 to recent hits. Plus, some Classic Rock and oldies thrown in as well.

How do you deal with royalties? Is the station copyright compliant?

Songs cannot be played unless the artists are compensated via royalties. Being an educational institution, Huskie Radio qualifies for special rates the US Copyright Board has set for Nonprofit Educational Broadcasters.  Huskie Radio has filed a notice to stream copyrighted music with the Copyright Royalty Board and pays a yearly fee through SoundExchange, the government agency assigned to distributing royalty payments to copyright holders.

On our end, we need to file with SoundExchange a detailed list of songs and the number of listening hours per month.

As an Nonprofit Educational Broadcaster, are there any limits to broadcasting?

All online radio stations broadcasting out of the United States need to follow the stipulations outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Therefore, the broadcasts need to follow these guidelines:

  •  The broadcast needs to be "non-interactive." That is, playlists cannot be pre-announced and requests cannot be taken. 
  • No more than 4 tracks by a particular artist in any given 3-hour period. No more than 3 of those tracks can be consecutive.
  • No more than 3 tracks from the same album in any given 3-hour period.

In order for us to keep this license, the total listening hours per month needs to be 159,140 Aggregate Tuning Hours or less. An aggregate tuning hour is 1 listener, listening for 1 hour. If 10 people listen for 2 hours, that equates to 20 aggregate tuning hours. This will be calculated on a month-by-month basis. If the station comes close to that number, we will need to adjust the hours available of our stream in order to keep our license.