Meet the DJs
DJ Name: Erica, Station Manager
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
Favorite Bands: Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Tool, System of a Down, Motorhead, Korn, and Radiohead.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Introducing The Misfits on stage and being thanked by Jerry Only.
About: I'm a junior Public Relations major at Seton Hall University. I am currently a daytime DJ and Station Manager of WSOU. My favorite genre of music is hard rock and alternative, and I cohost Streamlined on Monday nights from 10 to midnight.
DJ Name: Steve, Programming Director
Hometown: Matawan, NJ
Favorite Bands: System of a Down, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy, Despised Icon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Lamb of God, Iron Maiden, Between the Buried and Me, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation
Favorite WSOU Experience: Going to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival my freshman year and getting to do my first interview as well as a lot more that weekend.
Hobbies: Playing drums, screaming into a microphone, listening to music, going to concerts, playing video games.
About Me: I am the Program Director here at WSOU as well as a current sophomore as Seton Hall. I DJ Friday’s 4-8 PM over the summer. WSOU was the main reason I came to school here because as a listener of the station my entire life it has been a dream of mine. I started getting into heavier music at a young age; System of a Down actually got me into all of it when Toxicity came out. I was 7 years old. Bands like Iron Maiden really got me more into metal then I instantly fell in love with Death Metal, Grindcore, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Hardcore, etc. As cliché as it is, music is my life and most people find it hard to believe I listen to some of the stuff that I do.
DJ Name: Stetzosonic, Staff Representative
Hometown: Millington, NJ
Favorite bands: System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Youth, Against Me!, Arctic Monkeys, Dads, Title Fight
Hobbies: DJing at WSOU, playing guitar, going to concerts, being punk rock and starting trouble.
Favorite WSOU Experience would be going to the CMJ Music Marathon with a bunch of staff members from WSOU. We were able to go to a bunch of panel events and concerts all throughout NYC which was a great experience. We also got lost in Brooklyn which was an adventure.
About me: I like long walks on the beach and rock music. I’ve been a part of WSOU since the summer of 2012 and now DJ two specialty shows. You can hear me every Wednesday from 10-midnight on 90’s at Night and Sunday from 8-11PM on The Campus Buzz. I play a mean air guitar and am known to be a rising rock star who uses the word “swag” more than I should.
DJ Name: Tommy 2 Tone, Music Director
Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Favorite bands: Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb the Music Industry, HORSE the Band, Mastodon Neurosis, Minor Threat
About: I’m a Psych major that loves metal and awful punk music. Aside from that I like videogames, skateboarding and watching movies for 10 hours a day. WSOU is the realest and the dopest place on campus or anywhere else.
DJ Name: The Adambomb, Tech Ops Director
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Favorite bands: A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Touche Amore, letlive., Rise Against, Trivium, Slipknot, System of a Down, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Against Me, Nekrogoblikon, KoRn, Tool, At the Drive In
Hobbies: Beating you at monopoly, pretending to be an adult, tripping on my own feet, being loud, talking fast, going to shows, getting Chipotle, complaining about the Jets, playing your requests.
Favorite WSOU Experiences: Becoming a DJ. Hearing my own voice on the radio. Making production spots for days. Becoming Tech Ops Director. Going to Nebraska to call a Seton Hall Men’s Basketball game. Going to a countless amount of shows. Tripling my music library.
About me: I am loud, I love to play requests. I am open to almost all music, but I have a soft spot for songs I can sing/scream along to.
DJ Name: Caroline (Carol), News Director
Hometown: Staten Island , NY
Favorite Bands: The Misfits, Volbeat, The Ramones, Asking Alexandria, Pearl Jam Underoath, Rise Against, The Devil Wears Prada , letlive. , The Word Alive, We Came As Romans, Iron & Wine, The Kooks , Dry the River, Bon Iver, The Neighbourhood, Noah Gundersen, The Killers, Junip, Alt-J, Vampire Weekend , Death Cab for Cutie…
About me:Diplomacy with Russian & Chinese major… I like traveling, taking pictures, and snowboarding and basically all outdoor activities. I've been a part of WSOU since freshman year and am now the News Director. I DJ the Campus Buzz every Sunday night from 8-11pm playing the best in indie and alternative rock.
DJ Name: Clayton, Sports Director
Hometown: Port Jefferson, NY
Favorite bands: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Austrian Death Machine, Between the Buried and Me, Black Sabbath, Blink-182, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Foo Fighters, Killswitch Engage, The Offspring, Pantera, Queen, Rolling Stones, The Who
Hobbies: Being behind the mic at WSOU, going to the beach, Baseball, Writing about sports, Movies, Swimming,Tennis, Sailing, Theatre, Going to Mets games.
Favorite WSOU Experiences: 1) Going to Malibu with Len Zeppelin over Thanksgiving (We met Jerry Rice!) and going to Tampa with Brendan Borthwick and covering the MLB Draft with Vince Coughlin.
About me: I’m a junior studying journalism at Seton Hall and am currently the Sports Director for WSOU. I am hoping to go into sports journalism or broadcasting, and WSOU is a great outlet for me to do so. I actually came to SHU for the radio station and the amount on-air experience and opportunities I have gotten has far exceeded my expectations. I have always been a big classic rock fan—I have my dad to thank for that—but metal has grown on me since working at WSOU. Besides the station, I write online for several websites, mostly about the Mets and enjoy playing baseball, tennis, swimming and sailing. Growing up on Long Island within walking distance of the water, I try to be at the beach whenever possible.
DJ Name: Rohit, Promotions Director
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Favorite bands: Queens of the Stone Age, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, The Ocean, Nile, and Ayreon
Hobbies: Listening to music,Watching sports, playing sports and pretending to know what I’m doing
Favorite WSOU Experience: Doing my first in studio interview with We Butter The Bread With Butter and traveling out of state for sports games.
About me: I am New Jersey transplant from California with the weirdest sports teams taste in the world(Go Red Sox, Broncos, Sharks and Cavs!) I like about any type of metal and you can listen to me co-host Storming the Ramparts, calling a sports game or during my regular rotation shift!
DJ Name: Erin
Hometown: Winfield Park, NJ
Favorite bands: The Used, System of a Down, Lamb of God, Suicide Silence, Deftones, Of Mice & Men, Touche Amore, Underoath, letlive.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Interviewing Lamb of God and The Used were probably two of the best highlights of my time here at WSOU. I’ve been able to meet almost all of my Favorite bands, traveled the country to music festivals and conferences, and made some life long friends.
About me: I’ve been a part of WSOU since the summer of 2010, and joining was the best decision I made my whole college career. I was the Program Director two years and this past year I was the Station Manager. I host Under the Stars every Tuesday night at 10pm. Tune in if you like post hardcore and emo! WSOU is an amazing experience and the most fun I’ve ever had. I love our listeners and I love metal. \m/ If you see me at a show, say hi!
DJ Name: AlyCat
Hometown: Hawthorne, NJ
Favorite bands: Metallica, Pantera, Volbeat, Trivium, Whitechapel, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God and Green Day
Favorite WSOU Experience: I absolutely love working at WSOU for many reasons. Not only have I made great friends and contacts, but I have the opportunity to speak with, and sometimes meet, some of my Favorite bands. My favorite memories would have to be getting the opportunity to interview the one and only Phil Anselmo. Another memory that will always stick with me is getting my first artist ID from Trivium because they changed “getting down and dirty with AlyCat” to “being nice and wholesome.”
About me: I was the previous Music Director of WSOU as well as the host of our specialty show for local and unsigned bands, Street Patrol. I’ve always loved metal, which is why I joined the station at first since I was originally a psychology major. After spending so much time at WSOU, I quickly changed my major to Broadcasting. Those who know me know that my all time favorite band is Green Day. Go figure. Guess we all have that one band.
Anyway, see you at the shows! \m/
DJ Name: Cara
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Favorite bands: Karnivool, Clutch, Lamb of God, Deftones, TesseracT, Protest the Hero, East of the Wall, Led Zeppelin, Tool, A Perfect Circle
Favorite WSOU Memory: Going to South by South West in 2013 and getting to see a ton of great bands perform like Orange Goblin, Howl, Murder By Death, Clutch, Royal Thunder, The Dear Hunter and others. I even got to interview guitarist Tim Sult on Clutch’s tour bus!
About me: I’m a regular rotation DJ and former host of That Other ‘70s Show as well as the former Program Director here at WSOU. I have loved working at this station for my four years at Seton Hall and I know I’ll miss it like crazy when I graduate.
DJ Name: KeviVedder
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Favorite bands: Against Me!, Jawbreaker, Bouncing Souls, System of a Down, Title Fight, Pearl Jam, Deftones, Alkaline Trio, Off With Their Heads, Misfits, Black Flag
Favorite WSOU memory: Getting to go to Riot Fest in Chicago and see a bunch of my Favorite bands. Also being locked inside the station during sandy with a bunch of other staff members
About me: I'm a 22 year old Broadcasting Major. I'm the former Staff Representative at WSOU which basically means I got to plan fun things for us to do. I'm also the host of Streamlined where we play the best in mainstream alternative and hard rock.
DJ Name: Ben
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Favorite bands: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Pantera, Volbeat, Dio.
About me: I enjoy playing/watching hockey, playing guitar and listening to music, obviously! I also host Vintage 80s on Thursday nights.
DJ Name: Triage
Hometown: Bordentown, NJ (South Jersey Love!!)
Favorite bands: The Misfits, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, August Burns Red, Fit For A King, Black Sabbath, UnderOath, The Devil Wears Prada, Bayside and Rise Against
About me: I joined WSOU in the Fall of 2010 after a family friend told me that it “seemed like my kind of scene”. Although I am a nursing major, being a DJ has been one of the most amazing experiences that I have had here at Seton Hall. This experience has been the definition of college for me (and the concerts I have been to and awesome staff members that I met along the way are a plus as well!) In addition to being a regular rotation DJ, I also host Out of Babylon, bringing you all of your Christian modern active rock on Friday nights from 10pm-midnight!!!
DJ Name: Ryan
Hometown: Forked River, NJ
Favorite Artists: Eminem, Drake, The Game, Rick Ross, J.Cole, as well as System of a Down, E-Town Concrete and Flogging Molly
Hobbies: Running, Athlete for Seton Hall (Cross Country), listening to music, hanging out with teammates and friends, video games
Favorite WSOU Experience: All of the traveling experiences we get as sports broadcasters at SOU is truly an amazing opportunity and a blessing so I would say all of the trips I’ve gone on for men’s and women’s basketball for sure. Getting to be the host of What Chu Been Missin.’
About me: My name is Ryan, but teammates and friends call me Flan. I started out at WSOU as an inspiring sports broadcaster and my experiences here learning about the music industry and what goes into it has been an amazing experience. Being a staff member here at WSOU has been one of, if not the best thing to ever happen in my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything. The friends and fun I’ve had here could never be replaced. If you’re looking for a life changing experience, than this radio station is the place for you
DJ Name: Jenna
Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ
Favorite bands: A Day To Remember, Nirvana, The 1975, Deftones, Conditions, The Killers, Led Zeppelin
Hobbies: Writing, going to concerts, running, and anything related to sharks!
Favorite WSOU Experience: Being sent to the Alpha Boys Orphanage in Kingston, Jamaica as a news correspondent for WSOU.
About: My name is Jenna, and I've been working at WSOU since I transferred to Seton Hall my sophomore year. I'm studying journalism and enjoying every second of it. Working at WSOU has been one of the greatest things I've done in college!
DJ Name: Rebecca
Hometown: Vernon, NJ
Favorite bands: Say Anything, Rolling Stones, Motley Crue, Lamb of God, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil, Life of Agony
Hobbies: Skiing, longboarding, playing my saxophone
Favorite WSOU Experience: Having sleepovers at the station and waking up to bagels from Frank and Mr. Maben, our Chief Engineer and General Manager
About me: I’m from Northern Jersey and WSOU has truly become my home away from home. The music, the people, even the station itself are the highlight of my college career and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned and experienced in only two years here. Currently I am Assistant Music Director, co-host of specialty shows Street Patrol and New Music Fridays, and a DJ for a regular rotation shift.
DJ Name: Mike
Hometown: Huntington, NY
Favorite bands: Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Tool, Trivium, Nine Inch Nails, A Day to Remember, Nirvana.
Hobbies: Music, going to concerts, film, video games, having fun, DJing at WSOU!
Favorite WSOU Experience: Either the 65th Anniversary Dinner or getting to meet Killswitch Engage before their show with Lamb of God, awesome night.
About me: Broadcasting major at Seton Hall, film junkie, bass player and music lover. When I found out that Seton Hall had a metal station I knew I had to check it out. Being a part of WSOU is amazing and I have met so many awesome people here.
DJ Name: Tom the Tank
Hometown: Washington, NJ
Favorite bands: Iron Maiden, Dio, Ayreon, Blind Guardian, Slayer, Overkill, Sabaton, Lamb of God, Korpiklaani, Swashbuckle, Alestorm, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Edguy, Amon Amarth, Nile
Hobbies: Science, metal, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering
Favorite WSOU Experience: Talking to Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon about Doctor Who and hanging with Russell Allen, AJ Pero, and Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob for an in-studio interview
About: I came to WSOU knowing next to nothing About metal, but I picked up every CD I could find in the studio and now I can even host a diverse specialty show like Storming the Ramparts! About myself, usually I’m just trying to make people laugh.
DJ Name: Pete (on occasion: Poseidon Pete)
Hometown: Frelinghuysen, NJ (currently in Roxbury, NJ)
Favorite bands: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Judas Priest, Queens of the Stone Age, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Hobbies: Making sweet designs for WSOU merchandise
Favorite WSOU Experience: Hangin’ out at the station with the buds, repp’n at shows, car parties, and eating my weight in food at Topps Diner in Harrison.
About: I grew up a bumpkin from the back woods of north-western Jersey where I was raised on classic rock and cheap beer. Today I work at ‘SOU with promotions making bangin’ merch for you and your crew. I’m a Graphic Design and Advertising major so promo is my game – it’s all about the show.
DJ Name: Sam
Hometown: Wakefield, Massachusetts
Favorite bands: At the Drive-In, The Human Abstract, Against Me!, Deftones, Queens of the Stoneage, The Misfits, System of a Down, Sinking Ships, Parkway Drive, Mastodon, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, and Baroness
About me: I'm a film production major. I DJ regular rotation but you can also catch me hosting The Campus Buzz on Sundays from 8pm-11pm. That's where I get to play the best in indie and alternative and it's an all around good time - you should tune in!
DJ Name: Dylan
Hometown: West Babylon, NY
Favorite bands: Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper, Kyuss, Judas Priest, The Sword, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Trivium, Budgie, Orchid
Hobbies: Watching classic movies and playing video games with friends.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Being photoshopped onto Beavis and Butt-head for my staff member of the month picture and becoming the new host of Blurred Visions.
About: I have born and raised on Long Island and I just love rock and roll music! I’m a political science and history, so I’m a DJ for the fun of it and WSOU without a doubt the thing I love most about SHU.
DJ Name: Nick
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Hiking, writing, reading, guitar, drinking if that counts
Favorite WSOU Experience: My Favorite WSOU Experience is definitely getting my first fan letter from an inmate and becoming the new cohost of Blurred Visions.
Favorite bands: Slayer, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Coheed and Cambria
About: My name is Nick Ashton and I am an outgoing, attractive 21 year old male with a glorious beard. I like to fight, drink, and listen to loud music. I enjoy long walks on the beach, romantic candle light dinners, and cuddling. We’re all going to make it friends keep it locked.
DJ Name: Trisha
Hometown: Montville, NJ
Favorite bands: A Day to Remember, Senses Fail, Circa Survive, Suicide Silence, Underoath, Brand New, letlive., Miss May I, Of Mice & Men, The Acacia Strain.
Hobbies: Pretending to know what I’m doing, procrastinating important things, yelling at unnecessary times, getting tattoos when I’m not suppose to, and of course hanging out here at SOU.
Favorite WSOU Experience: My favorite experience here at WSOU was when I went to Skate & Surf. It was so much fun, and even though the weather was awful, my girl Erin made it an awesome experience because she is the reason I met Austin Carlile (singer for Of Mice & Men). Getting things like that to happen is just the coolest experience ever. ~Dreams Come True Here At WSOU~
About: I co-host Under the Stars with Erin, and that’s where we get in touch with our feels and cry a lot (but not really). I enjoy eating burritos more than any human should. I’m a frequent sleeper in the classroom, because that’s what the commuting life has done to me. Being a part of WSOU isn’t like any other organization here on campus, lifelong friendships are made here, and all of my favorite memories so far here at college have happened here at WSOU.
DJ Name: Anthony
Hometown: Dumont, NJ
Favorite bands: Airbourne, Psychostick, The Toasters, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Waking the Cadaver
Hobbies: Playing sports, going to Devils and Pirates games at the Rock, learning the guitar, and reading.
Favorite WSOU Experience: 1. Going to the Starland Ballroom for a Between the Buried and Me show while moshing with Scuba Steve, Rohit, and Clayton. 2. Going to Chicago for the first time with Chris Paizis for a men's basketball game. 3. Representing WSOU for a Devils game for the first time. My hair was given the seal of approval by all-time great, Jaromir Jagr.
About me: If you ask other staff members at the station, they'll say the same thing: WSOU is the reason why I chose to attend Seton Hall University. Whether it's calling a game for the Pirates, or DJ-ing in the studio, there is nothing better than turning on the mic and going on the airwaves. I am also very fortunate to be surrounded by such a great staff.
DJ Name: The Big Red Machine
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Favorite Bands: Dream Theater, Metallica, HORSE the band, Dropkick Murphys, System of a Down, Amon Amarth, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures.
Hobbies: Wrestling, acting, writing, drumming, video games, listening to music, and watching movies.
Favorite WSOU Experience: The first overnight DJ shift. Sure it was late at night, but the joy of putting on music for fellow metal heads is indescribable.I was so satisfied with the shift that I didn't mind walking out at 6 am to meet the sunrise.
About: Known in the ring as simply Kane, the Big Red Machine is a force to be reckoned with. His strength and wits make him the ultimate opponent. Allegedly the long lost brother of the Undertaker, his legacy and history are a spectacle to behold. To this day, the Big Red Machine still dominates. When you tune in and hear some loud music, only one thing will come to mind: "It's Kane, the Big Red Machine!"
DJ Name: Mothra
Hometown: Union Beach, NJ
Favorite Bands:YOB, The Sword, Orange Goblin, Primus, Alkaline Trio, Against Me, Streetlight Manifesto, Nirvana
Hobbies: Singing, Guitar, Reading, Sims, Reddit
Favorite WSOU Experience: Chillin'; at Blurred Visions with my favorite role models Dylan and Nick
About: I'm currently a freshmen at Seton Hall, and while in high school one of my big dreams was to become a DJ at the station. I would listen to WSOU nearly every day traveling from my little shore town down 35 to the one and only Red Bank NJ. Hearing the DJs on air and even news people encouraged me even further to go for my dream. I';m really pumped to be getting my full DJ clearance at WSOU and can't wait to have some more awesome times.
Hometown: Basking Ridge NJ
Favorite bands: Type O Negative, System of a Down, Rainbow, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Sabbath, A Day to Remember, Dio, Iron Maiden, Rush
Hobbies: Reading the news, reddit, watching TV, chilling out listening to music
Favorite WSOU Experience: The first time I went on air as a newscaster Tom the Tank made me put on the WSOU sombrero
About: My Mom was a DJ here on WSOU when she was in college so I grew up hearing the name. Coming from a radio family, it has been like a rebirth rocking out here at the station. I'm just a short Italian guy from Jersey who found his home here playing music that scares the unworthy. I fit right in here, and it was definitely the community I was looking for in my transition to college.
DJ Name: The Dylan Escape Plan
Hometown: Maplewood, NJ
Favorite Bands: The Dillinger Escape Plan (obviously), Meshuggah, Atheist, Death, Gorguts, Obscura, Cattle Decapitation, Death Grips, Gojira, A Life Once Lost, The Faceless, The Black Dahlia Murder
Favorite WSOU Experience: Roadtripping up to Toronto with Katie, Yo Gabby Gabby, Erin, and Kayla to cover the Heavy TO festival. I've never felt more metal than I did while interviewing Joe from Gojira covered in mud. I also got a Hannukah card from a listener once, which ruled.
Hobbies: Cracking skulls on the rugby field, playing drums, listening to black metal while wearing a suit, watching hockey (Go Rangers!!!)
About Me: I love metal. I love radio. And man, do I love WSOU.