WSOU to Offer Special Programming and Giveaways for Record Store Day

Date: April 14, 2015

South Orange, NJ –WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University's student-run radio station, will present a live broadcast in honor of Record Store Day on Saturday April 18, 2015from Vintage Vinyl Records, in Fords New Jersey, from2 –4 p.m. The broadcast will feature interviews, special requests, and more. Record Store Day is an annual event for independent record stores as well as for the music and broadcast industries, as record labels issue special edition "Record Store Day" releases and radio stations partner with record stores in their communities. 

"We are lucky to have Vintage Vinyl, one of the best independent record stores in the country, only 20 miles away from our studios", said Jennifer Kajzer, WSOU's Underwriting Sales and Marketing Manager. "WSOU has had a long-standing relationship with Vintage Vinyl. For decades now, when listeners have heard a band on WSOU that they never heard of before, it is local independent stores like Vintage Vinyl they have turned to find new music and artists, especially those not yet in the mainstream."

In addition to the live remote broadcast onApril 18, WSOU is supporting Record Store Day beginningWednesday April 15by giving away on air some special edition releases as "Win It Before You Can But It," including Clutch "From Beale Street to Oblivion" on vinyl, Metallica "No Life 'Till Leather" cassette tapes, Stone Sour's EP of cover songs "Meanwhile in Burbank," and more.

"As it becomes ever more challenging for independent radio stations and independent music stores to survive, it makes sense for us to work together," said Kajzer.  

About Record Store Day:

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

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For more information, contact Jennifer Kajzer, Underwriting Sales and Marketing Manager, at jennifer.kajzer@shu.edu / 973-275-2000 or Steve Varsanyi, Program Director, at wsouprogramming@gmail.com / 973-761-9000 ext. 6461.

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