WSOU staff member Katherine Rossi and News Director Jocelyn Rogalo with some of the more than 350 pounds of food Seton Hall University’s student-run radio station collected during the station’s annual food drive for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey.
As part of its commitment to community service, student-run WSOU 89.5 FM at Seton Hall University continued its annual participation in the "Students Change Hunger" program, collecting more than 350 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. WSOU became involved with Students Change Hunger because of the tremendous need in the market the station serves. In New Jersey alone, more than 1.3 million people require food assistance. When New York City is factored in, many people within WSOU's coverage area are impacted by not having enough to eat.
"One of the things we learn at WSOU is that broadcasters have a decades-long tradition of helping their communities of license," said Station Manager Alicia Campos. "Our annual food drive for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey is one of the ways we give back to community we serve. Radio isn't just about entertaining, it is also about partnering with others to make a difference within your listening area."
WSOU General Manager Mark Maben noted that the staff's participation in Students Change Hunger is a reflection of WSOU's and Seton Hall's culture of servant-leadership and helping those in need. "The students at our radio station are truly commitment to making a difference," said Maben. "It is always inspiring to see what a small group of motivated students can do."
WSOU's donation of food was brought to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Headquarters in Hillside, N.J. on December 21. For more information about the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and how to help, visit www.cfbnj.org.
WSOU, which began broadcasting in 1948, was the first college FM radio station in New Jersey. Celebrated for its loud rock format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics, WSOU’s signal reaches all five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New Jersey and is available on iHeartRadio. The station is the 2016 winner of the Marconi Award for Noncommercial Station of the Year. More information about the station can be found online at www.wsou.net and www.facebook.com/WSOUFM.
For more information about WSOU, contact Mark Maben at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 761-9546.