Bruce Barber became WNHU’s general manager in January of 2016. Bruce also hosts the evening programming on Connecticut Public Radio, and is the creator of “The Real Life Survival Guide”, a blog, podcast, and series of radio programs about the challenges of modern living.
Bruce was formerly the cohost of “Smith and Barber the Morning Show”, which was heard weekday mornings from 6 to 10 across southern New England and eastern Long Island from 1985 to 2003.
Bruce loves radio and podcasts, and is driven by a desire to share what he has learned over the course of his career. He devotes himself to helping students prepare for life after graduation by running the radio station as a “laboratory for learning”.
Students are involved in an array of activities—from broadcasting to management, IT, music programming and promotions. Our students develop confidence—not only in their technical acumen, but in the “soft skills” they will need in the working world.
Bruce lives in New Haven Connecticut with his wife Karen, an emergency medicine physician. They have two grown daughters and two college aged sons.
Radio Legend Bruce Barber Relishes His ‘Dream Job’ Running WNHU (Hartford Courant)