Thanks to Erin O’Grady and Aly Mulligan for answering the questions!
Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
WSOU 89.5 FM is located in New Jersey on the campus of Seton Hall University and has been on the airwaves since 1948. The most interesting thing about WSOU is that we are heavy metal radio station at a Catholic University, and we’ve have been playing hard, active rock and metal since 1986! Some people are surprised by this fact, but at WSOU make sure that our head banging music and the Catholic mission of the university coexist harmoniously.
What sets your station apart from other college radio stations?
There are several things that set WSOU apart from other college radio stations. First. WSOU in the #1 market and our signal reaches the five borough of New York City as well as much of northern and central New Jersey. WSOU is also set apart from other college radio stations because of our format. Many college stations have block programming, while we have a set format that includes specialty shows to include the variations of genres. Even then, the majority of our specialty shows are based on sub genres of metal/rock which aids in our unique niche in the market. That niche is another thing that makes us different – WSOU is the only station in the market that is focused on metal and active rock and it has helped us build a positive reputation locally and nationally. We also have plenty of alumni working in the broadcast and music industries, which allow the station to help current students through networking and internships. We know we are fortunate because our alumni network is a […]