Meet the DJs
DJ Name: Erica, Station Manager
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Deftones, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Primus, System of a Down, and Mastodon
Favorite WSOU Experience: Introducing The Misfits on stage and being thanked by Jerry Only.
About Me: I am currently a daytime DJ. My favorite genre of music is hard rock and alternative, and I cohost Streamlined on Monday nights from 8 to 10 pm.
Interview with Brann from Mastodon
Interview with the Deftones
Interview with Parkway Drive
DJ Name: Steve, Programming Director
Hometown: Matawan, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: System of a Down, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy, Despised Icon, and The Black Dahlia Murder.
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: 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.
Interview with Tomas from At The Gates
Ruination's Debut: A Reflection
DJ Name: Rohit, Music Director
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Favorite Five bands: Queens of the Stone Age, Allegaeon, Between the Buried and Me, Revocation, and Children of Bodom.
Hobbies: Listening to music,Watching sports, playing sports and pretending to know what I'm doing
Favorite WSOU Experience: Going to Gwar BQ with Steve and Brian and doing Gwar things all over Richmond, VA.
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!
Interview with Revocation
Rohit's Rebuttal to Mayhem Cofounder's Comments
DJ Name: Stetzosonic, Promotions Director
Hometown: Millington, NJ
Favorite Five bands: Sonic Youth, Title Fight, Brand New, Dad, Circa Survive, and The National.
Hobbies: DJing at WSOU, playing guitar, going to shows, writing, and complaining.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Traveling to Chicago for Riot Fest this year. I spent a few days with some of my best friends seeing my favorite bands. Also, I got to interview Kevin Devine a few months ago which was pretty sweet.
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 am the host of The Campus Buzz on Sundays from 8-11 PM. I play guitar (air, acoustic, and electric) and am an indie/emo kid lost at a metal station.
Interview with Exodus
Show Review: RIP Glocca Morra
DJ Name: Cosmos, News Director
Hometown: Basking Ridge NJ
Favorite Five bands: Killswitch Engage, Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Type O Negative, and Avenged Sevenfold.
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 Me: 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 Big Red Machine, Technical Operations Director
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Dropkick Murphys, Nirvana, and Queens of the Stone Age.
Hobbies: Writing, drumming, video games, listening to music, and watching movies.
Favorite WSOU Experience: My first daytime DJ shift. Everything just fell into place, and it went really well. The nerves subsided and I became the Big Red Machine.
About Me: Born and raised in suburbia, I take to the airwaves with all the hard rock and heavy metal you can possibly handle. I'm a business student, but at WSOU metal is my business. I also help run the stations website and make sure everything is running as smoothly as possible.
Album Review: Quiet World by Native Construct
Album Review: Psychic Warfare by Clutch
The Official WSOU Podcast 008: Concepts
DJ Name: Clayton, Sports Director
Hometown: Port Jefferson, NY
Favorite Five bands: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Austrian Death Machine, Between the Buried and Me, and Black Sabbath.
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 studying journalism at Seton Hall. 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: Kreature Kate (Katie), Staff Representative
Hometown: Belleville, NJ
Favorite Five bands: A Day to Remember, Beartooth, Misfits, Title Fight, and Say Anything.
Hobbies: Writing/blogging, collecting vinyl records, photography, and cats.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Co-hosting Under the Stars with Trisha, Sean, and Jordyn.
About Me: I am a journalism major. I have found a home at WSOU. I love planning things out and having themes for everything. It makes everything more fun, so I like making playlists that follow some kind of trend. Requests make me really happy and I try my best to play them all!
Music News: Set It Off Dismisses long-time Bassist, Austin Kerr
Under the Stars: Tiny Dots
A Professor's Quest to Save Breasts
DJ Name: Brendan the Barbarian
Hometown: Union, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Amon Amarth, Van Halen, Sabaton, Iron Maiden, Metallica
Favorite WSOU Experience: I have two favorite experiences; the first was when I got to interview a local band called Orbynot. They were the nicest people I have interviewed. We just hung out for a solid half an hour talking about their music and had lots of laughs. My second experience was going to Mayhem Fest. I got to interview not only a band called Jungle Rot, but Andy LaRocque from King Diamond. It is a day I will never forget!
About Me: I have been listening to WSOU for more years than I can remember. Before the station I did not really have a genre of music that I preferred and my taste was all over the place. One night my sister and I were driving in her car and she asked me a question that changed my life forever "Have you ever heard of Metallica?" she then played Master of Puppets and that sent me down the road of Metal. I then found bands like Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. A few years after that and I found the very glorious Amon Amarth. It was then that I found the soundtrack to my life.
King Diamond Interview
Album Review: Time Stands Still by Unleash the Archers
|DJ Name: The Adambomb
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Favorite Five bands: A Day to Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Touche Amore, Letlive, and Rise Against.
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 Experience: 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 Hal 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.
Album Review: The Banner- Greying
DJ Name: Ryan
Hometown: Forked River, NJ
Favorite Five Artists: Eminem, Drake, The Game, Rick Ross, and J.Cole.
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: Rebecca
Hometown: Vernon, NJ
Favorite Five bands: Say Anything, Rolling Stones, Motley Crue, Lamb of God, and Volbeat.
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 Five bands: Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Tool, Trivium, and Nine Inch Nails.
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: Pete (on occasion: Poseidon Pete)
Hometown: Frelinghuysen, NJ (currently in Roxbury, NJ)
Favorite Five bands: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Judas Priest, and Queens of the Stone Age.
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 Me: 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: Dylan
Hometown: West Babylon, NY
Favorite Five bands: Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and ZZ Top.
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 Me: 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: Bridget|
Hometown: Springfield, NJ
Favorite Five bands: The Strokes, System of a Down, Interpol, The Shins, and Nirvana.
Hobbies: Art, singing, clarinet, coffee, and concerts.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Valentine's Day Massacre was the first concert I've been to with the station, and there was so much energy in the crowd. I got to see visions of disorder up close, during their set was the first time I ever crowd surfed!
About Me: It all started with marching band and theater which evolved into radio and television broadcasting. I’ve always enjoyed performing as well as listening to music, and at WSOU I get the best of both worlds.
|DJ Name: The Animal (Andre)|
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Favorite Five bands: The Beatles, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Def Leppard.
Hobbies: Driving, WWE, going to concerts, newscasting, DJing, paintballing, and rifle spinning.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Going out to concerts and talking to the many loyal listeners and hearing how WSOU kept them going through their toughest days.
About Me: Communications and radio broadcasting major who loves talking the night away. I love cars, especially Nissans and Infintis (Shoutout to owners of Nissan Maximas). I spend most of the time finding the humor in all things in the world and I do my best to share this humore to all.
DJ Name: Prateek
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, and Green Day.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Going to a tattoo convention with Erica and Pete and getting passes that said "Press" on them which made it so we can bypass the line. That was really cool, and people knew we were from the radio and that just made everything rad. Also, getting to co-host "That Other 70s Show" with Pete and Rebecca. Being an AP for them and finally getting on the air and becoming part of a the show is a real trip and a very exciting experience. Not only is it fun, but I also get a chance to expand on my knowledge of 70s music.
Hobbies: My hobbies include ping pong, and a-disco dance. It also includes playing guitar and recording music in general. Being edgy on a day-to-day basis and jamming with my band any chance we get.
About Me: I am just a city boy raised in Jersey City and consider it my home. Aside from the food, I have a real passion for music. I started playing guitar at the age of 13 and drums at the age of 17. It is something that has been a major part of my life and working at WSOU hlps me keep that part because I am with like-minded people. I double major in Philosophy and broadcasting and when I am not trying to find the meaning of life, I DJ and play the best in Metal and Hard/Active Rock. I consider WSOU my second home and co-workers, my second family. When I shave I look like a 12-year old boy.
DJ Name: Anthony
Hometown: Dumont, NJ
Favorite Five bands: Airbourne, Psychostick, The Toasters, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, and 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.
7th Annual Punk Island Proves That Punk is Not Dead
|DJ Name: Megalodon|
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Mischief Brew, and Mastodon.
Hobbies: Listen to music, going to shows, hiking, reading, and playing with my cats.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Hosting Punk U and getting to see Mastodon at the Central Park Summer Stage.
About Me:I’m a giant prehistoric shark with a high, girlish voice. I’m also a PR and Broadcasting doublemajor who started working at WSOU because of my love of music. I started out mainly listening to punk but started listening to more metal since working at the station. WSOU has been my favorite part of Seton Hall.
Album Review: Dark Black Makeup by Radkey
The Official WSOU Podcast 009: Ruber Bands
|DJ Name: Skooter|
Hometown: Keyport, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Andrew Jackson Jihad, Descendents, Adolescents, The Bouncing Souls , and Bomb the Music Industry!
Hobbies: Writing, Painting, going to shows, looking at pictures of cats, and studying like there's no tomorrow.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Hosting Punk University with my punk rock partner in crime, Megalodon.
About Me: I've been listening to WSOU since I was in middle school, and Punk University was always my favorite specialty show. A few years, I would have never thought that I'd get to DJ for it! I really enjoy learning more about music and broadening my horizons. As much as I love doing radio stuff, my real passion (and major) is social work. When I graduate, I would like to go to law school to become a child advocate. I also dream of owning 85 cats, but I'll start small with about 20.
Album Review: This Is Not For Children by Mischief Brew
The Official WSOU Podcast 010: Electrified
DJ Name: Mothra
Hometown: Union Beach, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Thank You Scientist, Coheed and Cambria, YOB, Baroness, and Alkaline Trio.
Hobbies: Singing, Guitar, Reading, Sims, Reddit
Favorite WSOU Experience: The First time I DJ’d, when I was given the glorious WSOU Sombrero by the famous Thomas Perry while I read funny news on air, seeing Dillinger at Irving Plaza, having been a specialty host on both Blurred Visions and now Streamlined with my Co-Host Erica.
About Me: 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 and still do. Hearing the DJs on air and even news people encouraged me even further to go for my dream. I love being a DJ hear at the station and am honored to be a programming assistant here at WSOU for two years strong.
||DJ Name: Veiga
Hometown: Vernon, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Volbeat, System of a Down, and Wovenwar.
Favorite WSOU Experience: This past summer (2015) was my first time hosting the specialty show "Electrified". It was overnight, and Bella and Brendan followed my time slot with their own overnight shift. Bella would never let Brendan come in alone because she thinks WSOU is haunted. One night, Bella was running late, so as I was leaving I hid around the corner and jumped out in front of her, and she freaked out! It was amazing, and on the bright side she's a little less worried about Brendan now that she knows I'm the WSOU Ghost.
Hobbies: Writting for a music blog, discovering new music, binge watching Netflix, being a slave to my job and going to the local watering hole with amigos
About Me: I host WSOU's electronic music specialty show "Electrified" on Monday mornings at 2 AM! I am a radio broadcasting major and graphic design minor. I've loved listening to the radio and music in general from a young age, so I was lucky enough to stumble upon WSOU freshman year. WSOU has opened me up to a whole new world of music. It's not only been a fun opportunity but a great learning experience as well. From interacting with callers, doing give aways, writing and reporting news casts and being an on-air DJ, I've been able to wear many different hats, and wherever I go I'll always have WSOU to thank for giving me a starting platform and allowing me to follow my passion.
Album Review: Communion by Years & Years
The Official WSOU Podcast 010: Electrified
DJ Name: The Dylan Escape Plan
Hometown: Maplewood, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: The Dillinger Escape Plan (obviously), Meshuggah, Death, and Gorguts.
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.
DJ Name: Trisha
WSOU Works:Warped Tour Review
||DJ Name: Worldwide
Hometown: Nanuet, NY
Favorite Five Bands: SevenDust, Maximum The Hormone, E-Town Concrete, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, and Kanye West.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Was making my first two spots, because they became extremely popular and almost annoying. It felt cool to have my voice on the airwaves with out even having news or DJ clearance. And then after that, basically living in the studio and trying to produce as many spots as humanly possible.
Hobbies: Video Games are life, Scratching on turntables for fun, going to Home Depot and sizing up toilets, putting 2 dollar price tags on items in the dollar store.
About Me: I'm a pretty cool guy, being new to metal i wasn't sure I'd be at the station a lot. But once I got into the music and became friends with all of these awesome, beautiful, handsome, nicely sized people I started hanging out here a lot and "getting involved," but that mostly means telling jokes and putting out funny news casts and spots.
||DJ Name: Holly
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Machine Head, Trivium, Despised Icon, Whitechapel and A Day to Remember.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Meeting Machine Head at Irving Plaza. Getting to talk to Dave McClaine and Phil Demmel was insane (and they were so nice!) Seeing them play a 2 1/2 hour set was the best show I've ever been to.
Hobbies: Writing, signing, driving & being an overall nerd.
About Me: A Broadcast major and self proclaimed metal head. Addicted to music.I fell in love with heavier music at an early age; the first song I knew the lyrics to was Metallica's Enter Sandman. One of my earliest memories was playing Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train for my friends in elementary school. I'd like to thank my mom for playing Disturbed for me in 6th grade, it was the first time I can remember knowing music had to be a part of my life. Being a WSOU allows me to love music and turn it into a career.
Interview with To Write Love on Her Arms
Interview with Randy Blythe
|DJ Name: Caroline (Carol)
Hometown: Staten Island , NY
Favorite Five Bands: The Misfits, Volbeat, The Ramones, Asking Alexandria, and Pearl Jam.
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: DJ 2 Ply (Ryan)
Hometown: Springfield, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Silverstein, Circa Survive, Saosin, Chevelle, and Incubus.
Hobbies: Music, concerts, traveling
About Me: I play drums in a band called The Vaughns and I play guitar on the side. I love to travel and try to go somewhere every year. Sometimes I DJ at WSOU which happens to be my favorite part of Seton Hall. I'm sure most people at the station would agree. WSOU is life.
DJ Name: Nick
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Lamb of God, Slayer, Beartooth, Of Mice & Men, and Motley Crue.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Interviewing Chris Motionless from Motionless in White in the studio. I love the band and got to have a great in depth 45 minute interview with him. After the interview he told me it was the best interview he ever did! Also meeting some of the nicest people in the world and getting to go to many cool shows.
Hobbies: Playing drums, headbanging, discovering music, trying to be funny as often as humanly possible, being extremely obsessed with RiFF RAFF for reasons I don't understand.
About Me: My name is Nick and I've been working at WSOU since the very first day of my freshman year. I've listened to the station since I was a little kid and always wanted to work here so this is a dream come true. Music is my life and I listen to every style of music but metal has always been my favorite and I love that I get to share my favorite music with everyone ove rthe air. I've been one of the hosts of Out of Babylon since the winter of my freshman year and have had the pleasure of interviewing a ton of bands.
Motionless in White Interview
DJ Name: Magic Mike
“Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” 30th Anniversary
The Official WSOU Podcast 006: DJ Kandy
DJ Name: Sean
DJ Name: Metal Mel
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Favorite Five Bands: Children of Bodom, Arkona, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Kreator.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Getting recognized as "Metal Mel's Voice" by a cashier at a Wawa in Parsippany... and asked to pose with for a selfie.
Hobbies: Headbanging, drawing comics, sleeping, watching/playing hockey
About Me: I'm a second-generation radio geek. My dad was a DJ at Philadelpia's own WFIL, and one of my earliest memories is throwing a massive tantrum because I thought "Daddy was trapped in the radio." Heavy metal was my first true love, and it has undoubtedly gone hand-in-hand with my Russian heritage in shaping my nihilistic outlook on life. I also have multiple ghastly hockey scars, and I am darn proud of them.
DJ Name: Orbs
Hometown: Belle Mead, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Volbeat, Beartooth, August Burns Red, Rammstein, and Icon for Hire.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Hosting Out of Babylon
About Me: I'm a theatre major here at Seton Hall. I like talking and I like music, so it seems only natural that I joined WSOU my freshman year here. Currently I have the honor of hosting the wonderful Out of Babylon on Friday nights from 10 to midnight along with Nick. It's been a fun couple years and I'm looking forward to more fun in the years to come!