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WSOU 89.5 FM Website Redesign
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WSOU WebsiteWSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University’s heavy rock radio station, has unveiled a sleek, easy-to-navigate redesign of its website, www.wsou.net. The new-look website features improved streaming on iHeartRadio for mobile and desktop devices and provides listeners quick access to concert, sports, programming and other information. 

With the redesign, WSOU students are now responsible for maintaining the website and generating content for it. Students will be contributing features that have been in high demand from listeners, including album and show reviews, interviews, show announcements and sports game reaction. Putting students in charge of the website's upkeep is a key educational component at WSOU and adds another level of training for students who hold virtually all management positions at the student-run radio station.

"Our new website was created not only to better serve our listeners but to enhance our experiential-learning mission as well. By now allowing our students to take the lead in content management, social media promotion, and multi-media production, we are helping them develop the skills today's world demands," said WSOU general manager Mark Maben. "For more than 66 years, WSOU has been one of the nation's premiere training grounds for future broadcasters and media leaders. Our improved web and social media presence ensures we can ready Seton Hall students for the 21st century media environment while remaining true to our roots." 

Visitors to the website can learn the illustrious history of the award-winning radio station and read profiles of the DJs. In addition, well-known alumni of the radio station are listed, and there is a contact form for alumni who want to reconnect with WSOU. A "Support" tab allows listeners to contribute directly to WSOU and earmark the donation for the station's General Fund or Scholarship Fund. 

Further improvements will be added throughout the summer and into the fall, including simplified streaming of sports broadcasts, and new content such as online contests, artist interview videos, podcasts, and more.

WSOU 89.5 FM, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University. 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. More information about the station can be found online at www.wsou.net and www.facebook.com/WSOUFM.

For more information please contact:
Mark Maben
(973) 761-9546
mark.maben@shu.edu

 

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