Bruce Barber is WNHU’s general manager, having joined the University in January of 2016. Bruce also hosts the evening programming on WNPR, 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 is driven by a desire to share what he has learned over the course of his career. He devotes himself to helping UNH students prepare for life after graduation by running the radio station as a real world laboratory for undergraduate learning. By the fall of 2016, students will have built the website you’re visiting now, and created a music format that will be heard weekdays from 7am-7pm, as well as Friday nights from 7 to midnight.
Students will also be involved in a full spectrum of activities that make up the current professional radio operation – from management and IT to music, programming and promotions. By engaging in these “real world” experiences, Bruce will help students develop confidence not only in their technical acumen, but also in the “soft skills” they will require in the working world.
When his time is his own, Bruce likes hanging out with friends and family. He is also a lover of movies, music, the NHL, Apple products, and beer.
Bruce lives in the Westville section of 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)