It’s the celebration of a milestone and a nod to a new beginning. 96.3 WHUR is marking its five decades of excellence in broadcasting and community service with the “WHUR 50th Anniversary Night of Excellence.” It’s a celebration featuring R&B superstars Johnnie Gill and Marsha Ambrosius Friday, November 18th at 8 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall in N.W., DC.

In addition to hearing such hits as “My My My” by Johnnie Gill and “Far Away” by Marsha Ambrosius, the night will also feature a musical tribute to WHUR and the DMV throughout the decades, plus a host of other surprises. The “WHUR 50th Anniversary Night of Excellence” is in collaboration with CD Enterprises and is part of the close out of events for the station’s golden anniversary.

“Whether they grew up listening to us or just discovered 96.3 WHUR, DMV residents are part of the radio station’s legacy. That’s why we’ve curated this superstar occasion for our listeners’ enjoyment,” said WHUR Program Director Al Payne.

For the past year, WHUR has hosted several stellar events to mark its 50th Anniversary, including a special mural unveiling at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street, a Christmas Holiday window reveal at Macy’s Downtown-Metro Center, and a mega Disney on-air giveaway to 50 lucky WHUR listeners and their families. “We are proud of our rich history and legacy and these events and celebrations are just another way we want to say thank you to the DMV for keeping us a part of the community for 50 years strong,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.

“The ‘WHUR 50th Anniversary Night of Excellence’ is not just a concert. It’s an event,” added Payne.