Rocking on with WSOU 89.5

Pirate Radio continues long legacy of top-notch, original programming

Rocking on with WSOU 89.5

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pirates and music is an illegal combination just about everywhere except South Orange, where WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio, operates. These pirates are of the collegiate kind, as WSOU is the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, whose mascot is the Pirate. WSOU has received wide acclaim for […]

Members of Baroness spin music for WSOU-FM listeners

Members of Baroness spin music for WSOU-FM listeners

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, April 5, lunchtime listeners to active rock station WSOU 89.5 FM were treated to music selected by members of the band Baroness. Singer, guitarist and founder John Dyer Baizley, along with drummer Sebastian Thomson, sat down with WSOU’s Doug “The Hurricane” Woolever for a live interview. During the 90-minute […]

WSOU to induct two new members into its Hall of Fame

WSOU to induct two new members into its Hall of Fame

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University’s legendary radio station, welcomed two new inductees into the station’s Hall of Fame on April 5: Joe Garifo ’72 and Matt DeVoti ’84. In addition, Clayton Collier ’16 was presented with the WSOU Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. The WSOU Hall of Fame and Young Alumnus […]

SHU student honored as one of Radio’s Rising Stars

SHU student honored as one of Radio’s Rising Stars

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University junior and WSOU 89.5 FM staff member Jose Feliciano was recently honored at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Burbank, Calif., as one of only three college students nationwide to be named winners of the competitive Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation Scholarship. As an awardee, Feliciano attended the conference and […]

WSOU show to air special episode with Forrest Pritchett

WSOU show to air special episode with Forrest Pritchett

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, WSOU-FM’s “Thank God For Monday” program will air a special hour-long interview on Saturday, Feb. 16, with the Rev. Forrest Pritchett, an esteemed activist and mentor who currently serves as the director of Seton Hall University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Program. Pritchett — […]

Noted area traffic reporter inspires WSOU student broadcasters

Noted area traffic reporter inspires WSOU student broadcasters

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Christina Stoffo, a familiar voice to hundreds of thousands of radio listeners in New York and New Jersey, led a workshop Jan. 22 for 21 students at WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University’s radio station. Stoffo, a Seton Hall graduate and former staff member of WSOU, worked with students on how […]

WSOU donates more than 900 pounds of food to local food bank

WSOU donates more than 900 pounds of food to local food bank

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, collected more than 900 pounds of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey through WSOU’s yearly food drive. The amount sets a new record for food collected by the station. Weighing in at 908 pounds, the donations far surpassed […]

ESPN’s Bob Ley returns to Seton Hall to teach master class

ESPN’s Bob Ley returns to Seton Hall to teach master class

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — ESPN’s Bob Ley taught  a master class Nov. 12 at Seton Hall University for 30 students. The class, “Sports Journalism and Its Challenges,” was by invitation only and included 18 students from the “introduction to sports media” class taught by professional-in-residence B.J. Schecter, as well as four students each chosen from […]

WSOU news director honored with 2 national journalism awards

WSOU news director honored with 2 national journalism awards

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU-FM news director Bob Towey was honored in October with two awards from the College Media Association. As part of the organization’s Pinnacle Awards, Towey was awarded first place in the “Best Radio Newscast” category and second place in the “Best Radio Special Event Coverage” category. WSOU is operated by Seton […]

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