Howard University’s venerable WHUR 96.3/Washington, DC is gearing up to mark its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Macy’s to celebrate the momentous occasion. This Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6-8pm, WHUR will join Macy’s Metro Center at its iconic annual holiday window unveiling to pull the curtains back on two Macy’s displays highlighting the station’s five decades of excellence in broadcasting and community service.

The Macy’s Metro Center window unveiling is a hallmark of the holidays around the country in the DMV. The holiday windows display in the District of Columbia lines the streets 12th and G Streets, NW and traditionally draws crowds by the hundreds to watch the eye-pleasing presentation. “Everyone knows the holidays would not be holidays without the Macy’s windows unveiling,” said WHUR GM Sean Plater. “It’s truly an honor for WHUR to take part in the celebration this year and it’s another reason for us to show how proud we are to be a part of the Washington community.”

The WHUR window unveiling, in partnership with Macy’s Metro Center, will include music, performances by the Howard University SHOWTIME Marching Band, the legendary DJ Kool, skaters from the Old School Rollers, and holiday gifts courtesy of WHUR and Macy’s. The event will be hosted by WHUR personalities Autumn Joi and Molette Green.
The Washington Post gifted WHUR to Howard University in 1971, and since its inception, WHUR has become a powerhouse in the broadcasting industry and has gone from a stand-alone radio station to a growing network of six additional stations. WHUR formally marks its 50th birthday in Friday, Dec. 10 — on that day, WHUR will unveil a mural outside the historic Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street, marking another legendary moment in the station’s heritage. Plater added, “We are proud to celebrate five decades and we are going to do the work to make sure we are here for many more decades to come.”