Pirate in the Spotlight
Omar Ahmad is a graduate student anticipating a double major in diplomacy and strategic communications. He is currently serving his second term as WSOU Station Manager. His love for metal music has served him during his years at the radio station.
Q: What kind of music is your favorite and why?
A: While I listen to a whole bunch of different things, I grew up listening to heavy metal since I was 11. My cousin got me into it at that age and by the time I was 13 or so, I was going to concerts, growing my hair out, and picked up playing guitar. Some of my favorite bands growing up were Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Metallica (who I interviewed this summer, a total dream come true).
Q: How do you think Seton Hall can bring more entertainment to the school?
A: I think it’s actually not up to just Seton Hall to bring good entertainment. It should be student involvement. Students expect that the school will just provide them with a performer and that’s that. Students have to actively get involved with bringing quality acts to campus. They have to go out and put the work in.
Q: What is your favorite part about being WSOU Station Manager?
A: Working with all the other students is great. No other place on campus can say they have as much of an impact as WSOU does. We compete in the number one broadcasting market in the nation, meaning there are professionals who do this for a living, and most staff members at WSOU do this for fun. It’s a great opportunity that no other club or school can really compare to.