Hanania launches second season of Arab Radio show in Chicago
Veteran journalist and columnist Ray Hanania returns to radio this week expanding his syndicated radio show to include Chicago on WNWI AM 1080 radio. “The Ray Hanania Radio Show,” hosted by the U.S. Arab Radio Network in Dearborn, Michigan, will broadcast live every Wednesday WNZK AM 690 Radio in Greater Detroit including parts of Ohio; WDMV AM 700 in Washington DC including parts of Virginia and Maryland; WTOR AM 770 Radio in Upper New York and Ontario, Canada, and rebroadcast on Thursday at 12 NOON on WNWI AM 1080 radio in Chicago
Veteran Chicagoland columnist Ray Hanania returns to live radio syndication every Wednesday at 5 PM and includes a rebroadcast of the hour-long show in the Chicago region on Thursday at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080 radio.
“The Ray Hanania Radio Show,” is hosted by the U.S. Arab Radio Network in Dearborn, Michigan, will broadcast every Wednesday on three radio stations in Detroit, Washington D.C. and Upper New York and Ontario, Canada.
The live radio stations include: WNZK AM 690 Radio in Greater Detroit including parts of Ohio; WDMV AM 700 in Washington DC including parts of Virginia and Maryland; WTOR AM 770 Radio in Upper New York and Ontario, Canada.
The show will be re-broadcast the next day on Thursdays, at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080, which covers the greater Chicagoland region and has a strong signal throughout Chicago including in the region’s Arab American populations including Orland Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Palos Heights, Worth and Oak Lawn.
“I am very excited to be back on the radio airwaves and to include Chicagp, where I am based, in the new lineup of four radio stations,” Hanania said.
“The focus is on the Arab American community, and often marginalized constituency in this country. We’re veterans, police officers, firefighters, lawyers, doctors, dentists, small and large business people and we play a strong and active role in making thiis country great. But oftentimes, many people only recognize the stereotypes about us and don’t know enough about who we really area.”
The second season of “The Ray Hanania Show” is hosted by the U.S. Arab Radio Network in Dearborn and and the radio Network’s president, Laila Alhusini. The show is sponsored by Arab News, which is the leading English Language newspaper in the Middle East region.
Hanania is the U.S. Special Correspondent for Arab News which is distributed in English and in translation in print newspapers distributed in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Paris, France, Tokyo, Japan, Pakistan and online in London, England and in throughout the U.S. Arab News has several bureaus including in Washington D.C., New York at the United Nations, and in Chicago where Hanania is based.
Additionally, Hanania is a columnist with the Southwest News Newspaper Group which includes the Des Plaines Valley News, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspaper and the Southwest New-Herald newspaper. He provides analysis of political, government and regional issues in his columns.
The Ray Hanania Show and U.S. Arab Radio Network are the only major radio programs that speak to the issues facing Arab Americans and Muslims Americans.
Hanania is an award winning journalist and opinion columnist who began his career publishing “The Middle Eastern Voice,” an English language newspaper covering the Chicagoland region from 1975 through 1977. In 1993, Hanania launched The Arab American View Newspaper, which also provided information about the Arab American community in English each month.
In 1977, Hanania was hired by the Daily Southtown to cover Chicago City Hall from and in 1985 continued City Hall political coverage and opinion column writing for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Ray Hanania’s writings have been recognized by the nation’s most professional & prestigious journalism organizations.
SIGMA DELTA CHI NATIONAL AWARD
Society of Professional Journalists National Award Sigma Delta Chi, 2009 Southwest News-Herald (Column Writing)
BEST ETHNIC COLUMNIST IN AMERICA, NATIONAL AWARD
Awarded by the New America Media, San Francisco
Nov. 2006 YnetNews.com column writing
4 PETER LISAGOR AWARDS, ILLINOIS
Chicago Headline Club/Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
– 2009 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper (In-Depth Reporting)
– 2006 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper (Column writing)
– 2002 Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Column writing)
– 1985 Daily Southtown Newspaper (Column Writing)
Hanania is also a 10 time Finalist for the Lisagor Awards including for 2017 and 2019.
Chicago Newspaper Guild STICK-O-TYPE AWARD
Chicago Newspaper Guild regional Stick-O-Type Award
– 1987 Chicago Sun-Times
– 1985 Chicago Sun-Times
1983 Daily Southtown Newspaper, Illinois
MIRIAM ZAYED COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Awarded by the Arab American Democratic Club and the miriam Zayed Family
M.T. MEHDI NATIONAL COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
Awarded by the Mehdi Foundation and the Mehdi Family
AMERICAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE AWARDS
ADC National Award of Excellence, ADC National 1995
ADC National Media Award for Excellence 1993
ADC Chicago Chapter, Media Freedom Award 1988
NAAJA EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
National Arab American Journalists Association
Excellence in Journalism 2002 (Chicago) and 2011 (Detroit)
NOMINATION FOR PULITZER PRIZE
Chicago Sun-Times nomination for 4-part series on the Palestinian Intifada, 1990 by the Chicago Sun-Times (nomination only)
EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
The Suburban Chicagoland Press Club for service as Board President and for Excellence in Journalism, 1988
ARAB AMERICAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
AAUG National Award of Excellence, ADC National Convention 1981 (Houston)
What Editor & Publisher Magazine says about Ray Hanania
Dec. 28, 2006
“Ray Hanania, a former Creators columnist who’s now self-syndicated, is a Palestinian-American writer married to a Jewish woman. He writes about Mideast issues in an evenhanded way that makes him seem positively radical in a sea of columnists who back Israel almost unconditionally. Hanania’s approach, as former President Jimmy Carter discovered with his latest book, is not popular with much of the mainstream media. But it would be interesting if U.S. dailies followed the lead of Israeli newspapers in allowing a much wider spectrum of debate about Mideast issues. By the way, Hanania is also a stand-up comedian who’s hilarious when he opts to use humor.”
You can also listen online at ArabRadio.US
And you can watch the radio show by visiting Arab News Facebook Page at Facebook.com/ArabNews
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