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A Note from the Program Director 
WSOU is the number-one college radio station in the New York metro area. Corporate radio has long brought the public sterile and boring music and our mission is to cut through the haze! 

WSOU gives you, the listener, what you deserve: cutting edge underground rock and exciting new music. The station programs Active Modern Rock, offering the best in metal, punk, hardcore, post-hardcore, progressive and modern rock. 

(We rock loud, but we also touch on many other styles of music in the evenings -
 Check out our lineup of specialty shows here!) 

Tune in, turn it up, and rock out. WSOU is also the broadcast home for Seton Hall athletics and airs religious, public affairs and community programming on the weekends. To learn more about WSOU, browse our programming schedule and tune us in at 89.5 FM. WSOU- The Loudest Rock!

Want to get to know WSOU better? Meet our DJs here. 

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Street Patrol
If you are an unsigned band, please send your demo to Street Patrol, WSOU’s program dedicated to local and unsigned artists:
     Street Patrol
     Seton Hall University
     400 South Orange Ave
     South Orange, NJ 07079
*** Like all radio stations, WSOU must comply with FCC rules. Please include lyrics when sending music to WSOU so we can make sure we are within regulation!***
You can also send your CD to our music department:
    Attn: Music Dept.
    Seton Hall University
    400 South Orange Ave
    South Orange, NJ 07079


Historical PhotoAlways a vital part of Seton Hall University from the time it signed on the air, WSOU began broadcasting on 89.5 FM on April 14, 1948. The station would never have gotten on the air without the dedication and inspiration of Monsignor Thomas J. Gillhooly, the station’s first faculty director.

Given the assignment by university president Monsignor James Kelly to create a radio station, Monsignor Gillhooly got WSOU up and running in just three months and provided a steady hand during the station’s early days. Assisting Monsignor Gillhooly in building WSOU was the station’s longtime chief engineer Tom Parnham, who helped construct the station and then remained with WSOU. A beloved teacher, mentor, friend and, of course, broadcast engineer, Mr. Parnham worked at WSOU from 1948 until his death in 1994.

WSOU’s studios were originally located in the basement of the university’s recreation center. In 1998, the station was moved to a state-of-the-art facility inside a new addition to the recreation center.

Since its inception, WSOU has always been a student-run radio station. To this day, students manage the day-to-day operations of the station. Although a noncommercial station, WSOU’s management and staff structure is modeled on commercial radio, which provides students with enriching career-oriented educational experiences. Opportunities for student staff members include on-air hosting (DJ), production, promotion, newscasting, sportscasting, programming, sales and marketing, and engineering. WSOU draws students from all university colleges and programs, including communications, business, biology, education, nursing, sports management and diplomacy.

During its 58-year history, WSOU has gone through many changes. But one thing has not change - WSOU remains consistently dedicated to enriching the lives of Seton Hall students while entertaining and enlightening its listening audience.