Rima Dael

Dear Friends,

Back in early 2020, one of the first steps we took in response to the global pandemic was to apply for our first newsroom grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. In May 2020, WSHU was awarded a $4,000 grant to produce the three-part series “Virus of Hate,” a deep exploration of the rise of anti-Asian racism in the age of COVID-19.

George J. Lombardi, long-time general manager of WSHU Public Radio, based in Fairfield Connecticut and owned by Sacred Heart University, has retired, ending his 44-year tenure with the station. He has been succeeded by A. Rima Dael, a development and management executive with over 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in the public media, arts and education sectors.

A Statement From The WSHU General Manager

Jan 21, 2021

Dear Staff, Friends, Colleagues and Partners,

As we continue to live through history, I take this moment to share some thoughts and mark this moment with you to articulate our shared responsibility in moving our country forward.

Today, I double down on hope, embrace future possibilities and look forward to working hard to repair and heal the country.

A Message From General Manager Rima Dael

Dec 18, 2020

Below is a special year-end video message from Rima Dael. A transcript of her address follows. To donate to WSHU, please click here.