Meet the DJs
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 here at the station and am honored to be in the programming department here at WSOU for two years strong.
DJ Name: The Big Red Machine
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Dream Theater, La Dispute, Clutch, Them Crooked Vultures, 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: The Astonishing by Dream Theater
The Official WSOU Podcast 030: 30 Years of Metal
DJ Name: Kreature Kate (Katie)
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 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: Jordyn|
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Top 5 Favorite Bands: La Dispute, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Every Time I Die, Enter Shikari
Favorite WSOU Experience: Getting extremely sad every Tuesday night and co-hosting Under the Stars
About Me: I joined the station at the end of my freshman year and have been here ever since- best decision ever. I’m a broadcasting major with a concentration in radio. I found my niche here and am a co-host for the saddest, most emo, pop-punk specialty show- Under the Stars with my pals Katie & Trisha. Most people recognize me from my accent… No, I’m not from Australia- it’s a Philly accent. It’s called Pork Roll- not Taylor Ham.
|Name: Grant (G-Man)|
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Gaslight Anthem, The Killers, Aerosmith, Childish Gambino, and Miike Snow
Hobbies: Watching sports, video games, listening to music, driving, taking care of cats.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Doing the stage announcements for Killwitch Engage in January, and watching DJ Worldwide make his debut on Whatchu Been Missing.
About me: I am a sports management major and part of the business school here at Seton Hall. My time here at the station has made me fall in love with radio, so I picked up a broadcasting minor as well. I co-host Campus Buzz on Sunday nights from 8-11pm! The show plays mostly indie, alternative, and college rock, but I am a huge metal fan as well.
|DJ Name: Habenaro
Hometown: Plainfield, NJ
Favorite Five bands: Shellac, Linkin Park, Radiohead, Botch, and Sleep
Hobbies: Playing guitar, drawing, painting, listening to music, reading philosophy, playing Pokemon, playing D&D and hanging out with friends.
Favorite WSOU Experience: The first week after I got my DJ clearance I got to do 2 interviews. The first was in Studio with 40 Below Summer, the second was with Joe Hahn of Linkin Park. Both are bands that I love and the fact that I got to interview them because of WSOU made both experiences great.
About Me: I am a Graphic Design Major at Seton Hall. I've always had some respect for metal before working here but by working here I've gotten more and more in to it. I host Blurred Visions, which is our doom metal show.
|DJ Name: Adrienne|
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down, The Misfits, Volbeat, and Nightwish.
Hobbies: Dance, Greek Life, Hanging Out With Friends, Shopping, and Excessively Quoting SpongeBob.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Going on a tour of NBC with the WSOU News Team in early 2015. A few of us wound up taking an elevator with Seth Meyers and his bodyguard! Other great memories include the Christmas party, scary movie marathon and ‘90s Night at the station.
About Me: I’m a Broadcasting Major specializing in Television Production and minoring in Music Technology. WSOU brought my confidence up a ton, especially when I started reading News on the air and eventually became a DJ this past winter. I love all genres of music and have really gained an appreciation for metal!
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 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 helps 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: 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: Mama
Hometown: Millington, NJ
Favorite Five bands: The Wonder Years, City & Colour, A Day To Remember, This Wild Life, Seaway
Hobbies: Guitar, Tumblr, writing senseless thoughts in a journal, and dancing like a crazy person whenever music is on.
Favorite WSOU Experience:Interviewing Matty Mullins and Fallujah at New England Metal Fest during my first year here, and hanging out with fellow staff members on the train into the city for present shows!
About Me: I came to Seton Hall to study computer science and I didn't know about the station. I then find out there was a place where my music-obsessed little heart could soar, and I completely fell in love with WSOU. It has already given me a lot of experiences and many great new friends. It has also molded my music tastes from switching my playlists from only Mumford & Sons and The Wonder Years to include Between the Buried and Me, as well as Beartooth. I have found my cozy little corner at the station and they even let me emo out as a co-host on Under the Stars on Tuesdays from 10 - 12 PM!!
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, Dream Theater 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: Rain|
Hometown: Iselin, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, Rage Against the Machine, Thank You Scientist, Beartooth
Favorite WSOU Experience: Going to the Food and Rock Carnival and meeting a guy that dressed up as Slash, who then told me that he's been listening to WSOU since he was little. Being new, this was awesome to hear.
Hobbies: Playing saxophone, going to concerts, playing soccer, listening to music, and playing video games.
About Me: I can usually be found playing my saxophone, watching Back to the Future, snowboarding, or playing soccer. I am in love with classic rock music and enjoy high quality cinema.
Album Review: The Astonishing by Dream Theater
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
Hometown: Brick, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Black Sabbath, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Protest the Hero, and Rage Against the Machine.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Seeing Children of Bodom and Death Angel at Irving Plaza with the 'SOU crew my freshman year. It was my first WSOU show and to this day it was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. That and interviewing Dave Lombardo.
Hobbies: Headbanging, playing guitar, bass, and pretending I can drum.
About Me: I'm a Public Relations major and Promo Assistant at the station. I also co-host Vintage 80s every Thursday night with Cosmos. I love going to shows and discovering bands I've never listened to before. WSOU is my home away from home. WSOU Works:
"Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!" 30th Anniversary
The Official WSOU Podcast 006: DJ Kandy
|DJ Name: Kelsey|
Hometown: Warren, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Grateful Dead, Phish, Pink Floyd, Queens of the Stone Age, and Deftones
Hobbies: Listening to music, hiking
Favorite WSOU Experience: Meeting friends that all share the same passions and interests that I do, meeting bands and listeners, and I love DJing every week.
About Me: I have friend who goes to Seton Hall and works at WSOU and he encouraged me to come to Seton Hall to join, so I did and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was not familiar with the metal genre before coming to WSOU and working here has introduced me to so many new bands that I love and that I never would have thought about listening to.
Hometown: Eastchester, NY
Favorite Five Bands: Amon Amarth, Gojira, Metallica, Khemmis, Battlecross,
Hobbies: Watching sports and writing about them, listening to music and going to shows, video games, watching and collecting movies, DJing on Monday mornings.
Favorite WSOU Experience: I interviewed Khemmis before their sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar. I was expecting to do a 10 minute interview in the venue, but they wound up bringing me to the Mexican restaurant next door, buying me my dinner and talking with me for about an hour talking about their music, sharing stories and having a good time. Being able to meet one of my favorite bands and interviewing them, plus seeing them play a great set at Saint Vitus was pretty special.
About Me: I'm a journalism major and a metal head. I initially joined WSOU for the sports staff, but became more interested in metal music and gravitated towards the music side of the station. Ever since my AP shift, I've listened to and explored a bunch of metal music and it's been incredible. I gravitate towards the heavier music but listen to a bit of everything. I'd like to thank my neighbor for introducing me to Metallica, which got me into rock and metal. I would like to be either a sports reporter or do something in the broadcasting field. WSOU is truly a special place to and joining it was the best decision I've made at college.
|DJ Name: The Hurricane|
Hometown: Readington, NJ
Favorite Five Bands: Gojira, Tengger Cavalry, Brand New, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hobbies: Writing, listening to music, running, hiking, video games, and juggling devil sticks.
Favorite WSOU Experience: Right after joining WSOU, I was shocked by how friendly, down to earth, and utterly unique every person at the station was. Meeting all these people was amazing, but my favorite memory has to be when I nervously took the chair for my first overnight DJ shift and ended up walking away three hours later with a ridiculous sense of pride and enjoyment.
About Me: I’m a rotating low-pressure tropical cyclone who’s got surface wind speeds exceeding 74 miles per hour and a half-finished degree in TV Broadcasting. I initially came to Seton Hall for its excellent TV program, and ended up joining WSOU completely on a random whim. Needless to say, it was one of the best whims I’ve ever followed because WSOU has introduced me to countless amazing people and helped improve my public speaking confidence tremendously. Metal was only an occasional interest for me growing up, but after being introduced to dozens of sub-genres and hundreds of bands, I can’t stop listening and discovering fascinating new sounds.