Required Staff

DENNIS QUINN

Dennis Quinn’s on-air broadcast career spans five decades in New York City radio. As an on-air personality he has hosted programs in formats ranging from top 40 to Disco, AOR to Love Songs on WPIX-FM. In 1988 he segued to Smooth Jazz on CD101.9.

In 1970 he created ‘Rapline’ which combined call ‘ in Talk Radio with rock and pop music. In-studio guests ranged from Neil Sedaka and Andy Williams to Bill Withers, Chuck Berry, and Alice Cooper. Off-air he has produced numerous radio documentaries including, ‘Still Rolling, ‘an award winning Rolling Stones audio documentary.

He has held administrative posts including program director, public service director and production director. He has been an AFTRA shop steward for twenty-five years.920x920-1

Dennis is also a performance artist. With his group ‘Warp Spasm’ he performs stories in a genre-bending mix of radio drama, music, and spoken word.

Academically he was an adjunct professor at Fairfield University for five years. He created the syllabi for three courses that helped transition Fairfield’s ‘New Media; Film, Television and Radio ‘program from a minor to a major. He was the creator and executive producer of Fairfield University’s audio magazine, ‘Buzz.’

In 2007 his course ‘Early Radio and the American Identity’ was selected by Yale as part of its prestigious, Residential College Lecture Series.

In the fall of 2008 Dennis became a full time assistant professor at Hofstra University and In the fall of 2014 he was promoted to associate professor.

He teaches various radio courses in the Radio, Television, and Film
Department of the School of Communication.He is the Radio Area Coordinator and creator, executive producer, and General Manager of Hofstra’s 24/7 Internet radio station – Required Radio.

GABE SALZMAN

Gabriel Salzman is a senior Radio Production and Studies major and a music minor from Plainview, New York.  He was a broadcaster at his high school’s radio station, 88.5 fm WPOB, for 4 years as well as the Sports Director for his senior year of high school.  He is currently a member of the Sports Department at 88.7 fm WRHU where he works on broadcasts for sports talk show, Hofstra Pride sports, Long Island Nets, Long Island Ducks, New York Cosmos, New York Lizards, and the New York Islanders.  At WRHU, he has been a commentator, sports update anchor, as well as performing various in-studio tasks that make sure that the broadcast goes on the air.  Aside from WRHU and Required Radio, he is a member of the Hofstra University Pep Band where he plays the Bass Trombone, attending sporting events as well as various university events.11150990_898307500230086_5996474503282730629_n

 

 

 

 

ADAM CASTAR

Adam is a senior Radio Production and Studies major at Hofstra University and the President of Required Radio. Some of his major interests include video games, film and comic books. Some of his favorite comics are Batman: Year One, The Flashpoint Paradox and The Dark Knight Returns. His favorite video game is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and his favorite film is  Goodfellas. He currently has a podcast known as The Nerdcast with his friend, Nick Koumis, where they talk about various gaming topics with some comedic banter thrown in for good measure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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