Community Programming


6 a.m. Personally Speaking Monsignor Jim Lisante – Weekly conversations with prominent people from the worlds of entertainment, religion, politics, sports, journalism, and literature about some of the most personal aspects of their lives, including their faith. 

6:30 a.m. Making Contact – An award-winning weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program focused on social justice issues.

7:00 a.m. Quest – Co-hosted by high school students from Newark and neighboring communities, Quest has been a voice for local Afician-American youth for more than 40 years.

8:00 a.m.  Leadership with Darrell Gunter – Each week, Seton Hall alumnus and adjunct professor Darrell Gunter speaks with business leaders and entrepreneurs about what it takes to lead people and grow an enterprise.    

8:30 a.m. Thank God For Monday – Hosted by Brother Greg Cellini ’85 of the Fransican Brothers of Brooklyn, TGFM offers conversations to help listeners find their way to work that provides meaning and self-satisfaction.


8 a.m. The Knightly Message – A locally produced Catholic radio show hosted by a recent SHU graduate and former WSOU student staff member that explores news and pop culture from a Catholic perspective.

8:30 a.m. The Catholic Cafe

9 a.m. High Country Celtic Radio – Join host Joe Vogel for two hours of traditional and contemporary Irish music, plus news from local parishes and updates on “the goings on” back in Ireland.

10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass – A live broadcast of Mass from Our Lady Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in South Orange, N.J.

10:30 a.m. Christopher Closeup – Host Toni Rossi is your guide for inspiring conversations with individuals who are marking a difference in the world and have found direction through their faith. 

11:00 a.m. The Kinship of Catholics and Jews – Father Lawrence Frizzell, director of Seton Hall’s Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, and his guests explore the deep and strong ties that exist between the Jewish and Catholic faiths.

11:30 a.m. Pirate News Desk –  Weekly long-form news show featuring commentary on current events relevant to Seton Hall, New Jersey, and the country. The show also includes student produced stories, as well as field reporting. 

12:30 p.m. The Polka Party – With roots that go all the way back to 1949, The Polka Party is the longest-running program on WSOU!  This popular program features polka music old and new, plus news and information of interest to the Polish-American and Polish communities.

2:00 p.m. The Armenian Radio Program – This program offers music, news, and interviews for the area’s Armenian-American and Armenian immigrant communities.

4:00 p.m. The Arab Caravan – Co-founded by a Seton Hall Professor, for nearly 40 years The Arab Caravan has provided news, music, and entertainment for Arab-Americans and immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa. 


WSOU airs a number of public affairs, religious and community programming shows. These are hosted, in some cases, by community volunteers. WSOU's community programs, such as Asia in Focus, Arab Caravan and Caribbean Tempo, are designed to serve "under-served" audiences. If you want to propose a public affairs show or community program to WSOU, please contact Frank Scafidi, General Manager, WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ, 07079 or

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