Hofstra Alumni Profiles – Dina Santorelli

Dina Santorelli graduated Hofstra in 1990 and received her Master’s at Hofstra in 2009. A few years after that she published the first iteration of what became the Baby Grand trilogy. Former Required Radio President Adam Castar sat down with Dina at Digital Waterworx in Plainview, to discuss her novel series, her writing background and anything she’s planning for the future. Music Credits: Music from https://filmmusic.io “Werq” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Take An Ice Pack – Episode 2

In this week’s episode of Take An Ice Pack we sit down and talk about crazy and scary dreams we’ve had. Listen to Ed tell his experience with sleep paralysis, Julia tell us about her strange reoccurring dream, and Dom talk about his dream that is so frightening you might want to bring a diaper.

Sound effects:
Curtesy of Freesound.org

Music:
Too Cool by Kevin Macleod
Blue Sizzle by Kevin Macleod

Anime Club Podcast – Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World

In this episode, the anime club crew discuss Studio Deen’s isekai parody show “Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!”; Dubs vs. Subs; and their initial impressions of “Trigun.” For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com and wherever you get your podcasts. Soundbytes courtesy of Studio Deen.

The Anime Club – Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World

In the inaugural episode of The Anime Club, Anthony and the anime club crew discuss Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World, the 2016 show that took the anime community by storm, and the upcoming spring animes. Sound bytes courtesy of White Fox Co. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com and wherever you get your podcasts.

Interview with Chuck Borden

Required Radio contributor Gabe Salzman interviews stunt coordinator Chuck Borden. He most recently worked on The Haunting of Hill House.  He talked about how he got his start, the stunts industry, and working on the successful Netflix show. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.

Whistle Stop Week – Season 3 Episode 2

An irreverent, satirical & occasionally hysterical quiz show that aims to rattle through current news, via the medium of radio/pod, guided by a handful of shaved monkeys. Joining host Mark Turner are regular team captains Darcie Nolan and Mark Barsocchini, and guest panelists pulled from our address books – or off the street!

Whistle Stop Week – Season 3 Premiere!

An irreverent, satirical & occasionally hysterical quiz show that aims to rattle through current news, via the medium of radio/pod, guided by a handful of shaved monkeys. Joining host Mark Turner are regular team captains Darcie Nolan and Mark Barsocchini, and guest panelists pulled from our address books – or off the street! For more episodes of Whistle Stop Week, check out their show page on Required Radio at requiredradio.com.

Hofstra Music Fest 2018

Hofstra’s Music Fest was an exciting time for everyone that showed up there. Hofstra Concerts put together a great show and tactfully organized 5 separate acts.The performers were Aaron West, The Last Great Kings, CRUISR, Kirk Knight, and the headliner was PVRIS. The most notable performance for Hofstra students was Battle for Music Fest Winners “The Last Great Kings”. “The Last Great Kings”, like most college bands, were very humble and were excited to perform at their biggest venue yet in their young careers.

Their lead guitarist, Tommy O’Connor, was able to give Required Radio a minute to talk about the scale of this performance, “This is miles different from anything we’ve ever done… we’re not used to having other people help us set up; when we brought our equipment and people were like, ‘no we’ll take that for you’, it was a big thing and we were like, ‘no we can do it’, and they said, ‘no let us help you…it’s the professionalism, it’s just like…I feel like a real band”.

The Last Great Kings got pretty raucous applause, especially from Tommy’s fraternity brothers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After The Last Great Kings’ performance, CRUISR came up to rock the stage. The gave a shout out to headliner PVRIS, with their lead guitarist and vocalist Andy States saying how the two bands are really good friends. Guitarist Bruno Catrambone elaborated on their relationship, telling Required Radio, “Yeah…they’re really cool, we toured with them and became friends as a result”. Some of the most exciting moments of CRUISR’s show was that they played some unreleased songs, which were a special treat for the Hofstra faithful.

CRUISR’s unreleased tracks hyped up the audience, but the two leads jamming back to back peaked the excitement of the crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Radio contributor DJ LIV provided some mid-act entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The headliner of the show was PVRIS, who expectedly drew the largest crowd. One of the best moments of their whole act was when lead singer Lynn Gunn started drumming with drummer Brad Griffin;

PVRIS was a fantastic act, and the student were really getting into the music and were incredibly engaged in the performance. PVRIS even came back on for an encore after their last song. Gunn also gave out some of her guitar picks, and Griffin threw his drumsticks into the crowd.

All in all, Hofstra’s Spring Music Fest was the most exciting moment of this semester. It lived up to the billing of being a very hype concert and the feeling was that everyone who went went home satisfied.

Whistle Stop Week Season 2, Episode 9

It’s another fantastic episode of the comedy variety show Whistle Stop Week. Join in with Mark Turner and his friends as banter about current events and generally just crack jokes at each other within the setting of a game show. For all episodes of Season 2 of Whistle Stop Week, please go to their show tab at here at Required Radio. For more keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.

Open Format Radio – Episode 1

Ever get tired of hearing the same music every day? I know me and my colleagues are. Everyday we listen to the same material on radio because, as we all know, money speaks for itself. And the sad reality is that if an artist or DJ doesn’t having financial backing behind their music, or at least a solid following, they have minimal leverage to present to a radio station. This has made artists and listeners look elsewhere for alternatives. Which is why I came up with the idea of starting Open Format Media. Open Format Radio is here to offer an alternative to your everyday radio misery. We will be offering a broad range of music from around the country, along with interviews with music artist and media influences.