WSOU/South Orange, NJ, Announces Special Music, Public Affairs Programming For Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2016 at 12:21 PM (PT)
SETON HALL Rock WSOU (89.5 FM)/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ, will air special programming for the MEMORIAL DAY holiday weekend. Highlights include flashbacks of classic metal songs and an interview with political commentator and celebrated WASHINGTON insider COKIE ROBERTS.
WSOU kicks the weekend off on FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 27th with a weekend-long "30 Years Of Metal Flashbacks," marking the 30th anniversary of station’s current metal format. Featured bands include METALLICA, QUEENSRYCHE, SOUNDGARDEN, DEFTONES, IRON MAIDEN RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PEARL JAM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and INCUBUS, among many others. In addition to the flashbacks, MONDAY’s music programming will include patriotic metal songs and a moment of silence in memory of those who died defending our nation.
“The flashbacks are going to be a real treat for our listeners,” said PD HOLLY FITZPATRICK. “We will be playing some bands that were mainstays on WSOU back in the day but haven’t been heard on the station in a while. Our 30th anniversary gives us the opportunity to celebrate our past and explore how metal has evolved since 1986.”
WSOU’s news and public affairs programming will include “Veterans Now,” the station’s weekly show dedicated to the issues facing AMERICA’s military veterans, which presents its annual MEMORIAL DAY remembrance with a special focus on veterans of the wars in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN, airing SATURDAY at 7:30a (ET).
COKIE ROBERT will be the guest on "THANK GOD For MONDAY With BROTHER GREG CELLINI," at 8:30a (ET) on SATURDAY, MAY 28th. For more than 40 years, ROBERTS has covered CAPITOL HILL politics for ABC NEWS, NPR, and in her weekly syndicated column. She will be discussing her new book "Capital Dames: The CIVIL WAR And The Women Of WASHINGTON," the role of women in AMERICAN history, and MEMORIAL DAY.