WSOU To Offer Religion, Heavy Metal For Christmas
December 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM (PT)
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY noncommercial Active Rock WSOU/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ will air special programming both religious, befitting the school's Catholic foundation, and not-quite-as-religious, befitting the station's metal and hardcore music format, on CHRISTMAS.
On CHRISTMAS Eve, the rock will give way at 8p (ET) for "A FRANCISCAN CHRISTMAS," a live call-in show with Brother GREG CELLINI of the FRANCISCAN BROTHERS of BROOKLYN, followed by the traditional broadcast of Mass from OUR LADY OF SORROWS CHURCH in SOUTH ORANGE 10p-midnight. SETON HALL President A. GABRIEL ESTEBAN will offer greetings at midnight, followed by an hour of Catholic CHRISTMAS music.
At 1a on CHRISTMAS morning, WSOU will air "CHRISTMAS Power Cuts," carols covered by metal bands, through 6a, when the station will present its annual BACH CHRISTMAS Oratorio broadcast, followed at 8:30 by "The Bells Of CHRISTMAS" (carols backed by a bell choir). At 9a, the station will offer "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols," with "The Spirit of Giving with JANE SEYMOUR" (the actress reads the story of Good King Wenceslas) at 10a, "Music from the Messiah" at 10:30a, and live CHRISTMAS Day Mass at 11a. A family "CHRISTMAS Mix" at noon will give way to "A Merry Metal CHRISTMAS" 12:30 to 8p.