Stony Brook Southampton in Shinnecock Hills is located at the former Southampton College, which was started by Long…More Island University in 1963. Stony Brook University bought the campus in 2006 from LIU.
The campus includes a new school, Southampton Arts, building on the success of the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program to offer graduate arts education across a number of disciplines. Southampton Arts, which also boasts a secondary campus in Manhattan, has earned national recognition for the level of accomplishment of the faculty, visiting professors and alumni, as well as for its renowned summer conferences in creative writing, playwriting, screenwriting and children's literature. In 2011, Southampton Arts added an MFA in Theatre and Film to its offerings and a theatre directors workshop was added to the summer conference; in the summer of 2012, more theatre workshops and graduate level visual arts workshops are being added to the roster.
88.3 WPPB - FM 71 Hill Street, P.O. Box 1410, Southampton, NY11969 Peconic Public Broadcasting is the only NPR affiliate based on the East End of Long Island. It also broadcasts PBS's…More News Hour and the BBC World Service, and its local programming includes "In the Morning" with Bonnie Grice, "Urban Jazz" and "Friday Night Soul" with Ed German, "Dog Talk" with Tracie Hotchner, "LI Morning Edition" with Michael Mackey and "The Brian Cosgrove Show." WPPB was started by former WLIU employees who wanted to save the public radio station after Long Island University announced in August 2009 that it would stop funding the station and auction its licenses and equipment. The station had been located at Long Island University's Southampton College in Shinnecock Hills, but the campus was sold to Stony Brook University in 2006. The WLIU was only welcome to stay at the newly dubbed Stony Brook Southampton for a few years, and it relocated in 2010 to its current studio and offices in Southampton Village. The station is now independent of a university and supported by underwriting and its listeners.