Dean Catroppa Interview

Dean Catroppa is a Long Island musician who comes from the town of Massapequa and currently resides in Amityville. He is a talented and passionate songwriter, who can play some killer tunes!

This year, Dean has been working with Colette, our Music Director, to promote sbom3ome talented local musicians. In their recent interview, Colette sat down with Dean to talk about his music, his musical friends/colleagues, and to help showcase some great tunes. Dean put together a compilation album titled “The Local Boys: A Massapequa Compilation” that features him and a bunch of his musical buddies.

If you missed the interview on-air, don’t worry! You can hear it all on our soundcloud page, or by clicking the player right below.


If you would like to get an idea of the talented musicians Dean refers to, you can watch this video that previews all 18 songs from “The Local Boys”!

Liked anything off the album? Then head over to to hear more from producer, Tom Petrone, who was also featured on “The Local Boys”.

Bad Mary Interview

Bad Mary is a punk band created in the New York area. This four-piece act consisting of friends and family is guaranteed to always put on a killer performance whether hanging in studio or rocking out on stage. Since the 2014 release of their debut album “Better Days”, they have been continuously booking gigs and blowing crowds away.

Last week, Colette got a chance to catch up with the band, and see what they have been up to this past year. The band talks about their origins, playing live shows, recording “Better Days” and much more! Hear the full interview on our soundcloud or right below.

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 11.31.47 AMCatch the band live!

  •  Tuesday 3/17  – Hofstra University Spiegel Theater (Hempstead, NY)
  •  Sunday 4/12  – Revolution Music Hall (Amityville, NY)

For more info on Bad Mary, head over to their website

“Doc Martens and fishnets, ninjas and zombies, crunchy guitar and funky drums, what more could you want? Bad Mary plays high-energy, danceable punk that’s fast, loud, and fun.”

Exercitum Interview

exmExercitum (EXM) is a hard rock/metal band hailing from Queens, NY. The band is a four-piece act consisting of guys who know how to rock out in studio and on the stage. In addition, they can also get the party started anywhere they go. The band got their start in early 2014, and has been working vigorously over the past year to put EXM on the map.

Last week, Colette got a chance to sit down with Exercitum (EXM). Two of the band members, James Ryder (Vocals/Guitar) and Oli Sucio (Lead Guitar), discussed their experiences with touring, recording their debut album and much more. If you missed the interview on air, check it out on our soundcloud or right below!

For more info on Exercitum, head over to their Facebook or listen to their music on ReverbNation!

Push Play: The Complete Archive

Welcome to the complete archive of Push Play! Required Radio’s resident bite-sized multimedia review show. You can find all of the episodes in the playlist below and you can now download them on your phone, tablet or computer by clicking the download link in the top right of the episode image.