Lunch Break Ep. 5

…..”we post every Monday and Wednesday”….lol. A (literally) very sick and tired Gabi and Olivia just sit and have a very delirious chat about donut smugglers, Disney+ and whats new on Netflix.
MUSIC:
Mr. Brightside- The Killers
Apologize- grandson
Oh No!- MARINA
Lonely Boy- The Black Keys

Lunch Break Ep. 4

Gabi and Olivia get real emo when talking about the return of My Chemical Romance, the new SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse, Dove Cameron, and an update on the Conspiracy collection by Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson.

MUSIC:

Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
Sunflower- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse- Post Malone, Swae Lee
Cheap Queen- King Princess
Watch What Happens Next- Waterparks
rock + roll- EDEN

Lunch Break Ep. 3

IT’S HALLOWEEN EVE! Gabi and Olivia chat about spooky experiences, their favorite horror movies, and give an update on the Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star collaboration. Sit back and enjoy some banter along with some spooky halloween music. HAPPY BEST HOLIDAY EVER (aka Halloween)

Music Credit:

Monster Mash- Bobby “Boris” Pickett, The Crypt-Kickers
Not Safe- The Deep End
This is Halloween-Marilyn Manson
Tropicana- Big Body Music, Home$ich, Ghostwriter, Reggie, 10ccamo
we fell in love in october- girl in red
Banana Boat (Day-O)- Harry Belafonte

Lunch Break Ep. 2

Olivia and Gabi talk about Selena Gomez’s new single, Harry Styles cryptic tweet, Dr. Phil, and the collaboration of Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star. It’s all about music, memes, and makeup.

Music Credits:

Subaru Crosstrek XV- Hobo Johnson

Lose You To Love Me- Selena Gomez

Wow, That’s a Lot of Jet Skis- The Last Great Kings 

High As A Kite- Weezer 

Buttercup- Jack Stauber

Hofstra Audio Magazine – Episode 1

Hofstra Audio Magazine, or H.A.M. , is your destination to find out the goings-on around Hofstra University. In this first episode Required Radio’s own Julia Berk sits down with Last Great Kings frontman and Hofstra student Tommy O’Connor to talk about his band, Pat Viala, a 5-time Grammy Award winning producer, speaks to H.A.M. about teaching music production classes at Hofstra, and Gina Santillo discusses the realities of relying on music licensing for radio shows. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com and listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

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.

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.

Required Hub – Mitch Darrell

Up and coming hip-hop visionary Mitch Darrell sat down with Required Radio’s own Jasmine Jones for an interview on his life and his future in the music industry. This piece is certainly worth a listen simply to get some insight on the music industry as well as some perspective on becoming an artist. For more on Required Hub and podcasts of all varieties, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com and if you want to submit something email us at requiredradio@gmail.com.

Behind The Groove

Gabe Woodside presents Behind The Groove; a musical-centric podcast that goes in depth on certain topics in the music industry. This episode talks about the healing power of music and its effect on drug users. For more keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.

https://soundcloud.com/required-radio/behind-the-groove-episode-2