WSOU Airs Interviews From New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
May 11, 2015 at 11:37 AM (PT)
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY Active Rock WSOU (89.5 PIRATE RADIO)/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ, will air band and artist interviews conducted by students at the NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL in WORCESTER, MA each weekday at 5p (ET)..
Beginning today and continuing through TUESDAY, MAY 19th, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY students will converse with members of classic bands such as TESTAMENT and EXODUS as well as modern acts like BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE AGONIST, and NEW JERSEY’s SUBURBAN SCUM, which will be aired among other group interviews from the famous weekend festival.
The interviews highlight each band’s festival experience, new albums, tours, and the future of metal and loud rock music. In addition to the daily 5p (ET). airing, the interviews will be rebroadcast the following morning at 8a (ET) and available online at www.wsou.net.
“This festival is an event that brings together the metal and hardcore communities from all over NORTH AMERICA,” said WSOU’s TOMMY WILLERT, who coordinated the station’s involvement with the NEMHF. “Since WSOU is a leader in the world of loud rock, our staff was able to access and interview some of the biggest bands in our format, as well as groups trying to break onto the scene.”
The broadcast schedule of interviews is as follows:
MAY 11th – EXODUS
MAY 12th – RIVERS OF NIHIL
MAY 13th – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
MAY 14th – SUBURBAN SCUM
MAY 15th – THE AGONIST
MAY 16th – WITHIN THE RUINS
MAY 18th – NAILS
MAY 19th – TESTAMENT
“Covering music festivals as a member of the media is an amazing experience for students like me,” said WILLERT, a former MD at the station. “The hands-on learning opportunities WSOU grants SETON HALL UNIVERSITY students are incredible.”
Students from the station who reported on the NEMHF were responsible for all aspects of covering the festival, from arranging and conducting interviews to live reports from the venue to social media posts to editing and airing the interviews. “WSOU is simply a remarkable learning environment for anyone interested in the broadcast or music industries,” added WILLERT.