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UVI Rise Blog ….. ‘WUVI - Surviving the Storm’

Amid winds over 185mph WUVI, the University’s student-run radio station, stayed on air and transformed from a classroom to a professional radio station overnight.

During Hurricane Irma, DaraMonifah Cooper the station manager, Corey Hanley senior communications major and D’Ajahni Estrada-Petersen, another communications major continued broadcasting throughout.

“The storm was supposed to come on the Wednesday and I was scheduled to work on the Tuesday and the Wednesday,” says Hanley sports commentator, analyst and radio personality at WUVI. “I decided to come into work on the Tuesday and there was a curfew that was supposed to be in place the Wednesday morning so I wouldn’t be able to leave. I love WUVI you know and I decided to come to work and just stay the night and throughout Irma.”

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