Community Programming


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

6:30 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.

7:00 a.m. Quest – Co-hosted by high school students from Newark and neighboring communities, Quest has been a voice for local African-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 Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, TGFM offers conversations to help listeners find their way to work that provides meaning and self-satisfaction.


8 a.m. Relationships  Presented by Alan Groveman, Ph.D., ABPP a full-time faculty member in SHUs Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy. Dr. Groveman is a Board-Certified Couple and Family Psychologist, and the president elect of the American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology. Relationships are among the most important areas of your life. You take courses in math, science, English, history-but not in relationships. This program investigates what causes relationships to fail, and what you need to do to make relationships successful. The latest research on relationships will be reviewed. Having problems in your relationships, want to make your relationships better? Then this program is for you.

8:30 a.m. Global Current – A locally produced student program from the University School of Diplomacy with a focus on international issues.

9 a.m. High Country Celtic Hour – A nationally produced program of Irish music with hosts Joe Bly and Kate Marie from Carson City, Nevada.

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

10:30 a.m. Christopher Closeup – Host Toni Rossi is your guide for inspiring conversations with individuals who are making 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 Judeo-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. 

12:00 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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