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WHUR Celebrates 50 Years with Ben's Chili Bowl Mural

Five decades later, WHUR is highlighting its golden anniversary with a large mural of the many individuals that have kept the station going strong for half a century.

96.3 WHUR receives mural in honor of 50th anniversary

In honor of its 50 years of excellence in broadcasting and community service, 96.3 WHUR received a special mural outside the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl in D.C. It depicts the many voices, faces, and stories it has showcased over the years.

The radio station first hit the airwaves December 10, 1971 at 6 p.m. Five decades later, WHUR is highlighting its golden anniversary with a large mural of the many individuals that have kept the station going strong for half a century. “It’s so fitting that this special WHUR mural is located outside the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl, which has been a staple of the DMV community for decades,” said Sean Plater, WHUR general manager.

The Washington Post gifted the radio station to Howard for $1 in 1971. Since its inception, WHUR has become a powerhouse in the broadcasting industry, winning hundreds of awards for its vital role of serving the community.

This story appears in the Winter 2022 issue.

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