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At WSOU, Embracing “College Radio Day”

Seton Hall station lays out its plans

What are your plans for College Radio Day?

“As we have since its inception, WSOU will participate in College Radio Day; and while we will still be rocking loud and hard that day, we are adding in some special elements,” says Mark Maben, shown at top right, who is general manager of WSOU(FM) at Seton Hall University.

“Throughout the day, WSOU’s programming will feature artists speaking about how important college radio has been to their careers. Some of the bands listeners will be hearing from are Five Finger Death Punch, Senses Fail, Doro, Accept and Torrential Downpour.”

He said station alumni including ESPN’s Bob Ley, Atlantic Records’ Anthony Delia and WINS(AM) reporter/anchor Glenn Schuck will talk about how their experiences helped their careers. “Be it a DJ, a sportscaster, a music producer or the next Pearl Jam or My Chemical Romance (both received their first NYC airplay on WSOU), college broadcasters are nurturing tomorrow’s talent,” Maben wrote. The station also is one of dozens that will air the “College Radio Day Simulcast.”

Maben adds that in recent years, “WSOU has seen a surge in student involvement, which demonstrates that today’s students remain interested in college radio and that some of them are quite passionate about it.” Former student Andrew Trzaska is shown at right; and station staff participate in an event, below.

The station will also kick off a partnership with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

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