Catholic groups call on Seton Hall radio station to stop playing ‘satanic’ music
Catholic groups held a protest at Seton Hall University on Monday to call on the college’s radio station WSOU to stop playing what it calls “satanic” music.
Seton Hall is a private Catholic university. Its radio station is known for playing mostly metal rock music. Demonstrators called on university officials to change WSOU’s programing or shut it down completely.
"This is a Catholic University. Catholic universities of America have lost track of their mission to an extreme. It's so bad that this Catholic university is airing Satanism to what they call a target audience of 12-year-olds in the largest media market in North America and that needs to end," says Richard Smaglick, founder of the group Shutdown WSOU.
Smaglick says that organizations first brought up the issue to Cardinal Joseph Tobin nearly two years ago, asking for change.
A spokesperson for Seton Hall says, “WSOU's advisory board comprised of WSOU students and alumni along with Seton Hall University clergy and administrators, meets regularly to review the station's content and operating policies and standards."
The statement continued, "The goal is to ensure that WSOU continues to realize its mission, goals, and long-held operating procedures. Further incorporating and integrating Catholic mission and ministry into WSOU's wide-ranging and popular programming is always a priority."