By Melissa Weisman
LIU Post’s campus radio station, WCWP, will host a party on the rooftop (top of the outside deck) of Hillwood Commons during common hour on Wednesday, April 23.
There will be live-band performances by Post students Trish Torrales, Rafe Tangorra, and Joe Voce, who will be doing covers of rock songs, and a live DJ will also be present. Free food vendors will be available, including heroes, and giveaways will be distributed throughout the event. This type of event has never been hosted by the station before. “We are celebrating the semester. We’ve accomplished a lot in terms of new programming, a new website, and a lot of new members, so we want to throw a big party,” said Christina Kay, an alumni of LIU Post and Assistant Station Manager and Program Director of WCWP. “It’s also a little bit of a send off for our seniors, many of whom have been with us for their entire journey here at LIU Post,” Kay added.
The party is for all Post students, not just those involved at WCWP. “It’s a celebration for everyone completing the semester. We want to be a part of not only everyone’s semester, but also their journey here at Post. It’s more of an ‘until next time’ kind of thing, and also a reminder that no matter where students or faculty go during the summer, we are here 24/7 to entertain,” Kay said.
“This event is a great way to end the semester and definitely a nice addition to spring fling,” said Zach Parker, a junior Broadcasting major and FM Radio Engineer at WCWP. “We are hoping for a great turn out and for everyone to have a really good time,” he added.
“We are hosting this event to promote our radio station and put on a fun event for the students of LIU Post. Everyone is invited to this event and should come. It will be a great way to end the semester, and there will be music, food, and giveaways,” said Will Bruner, a sophomore Broadcasting major, host of WCWP’s “Ain’t That Country,” and sales representative at WCWP.
“Can’t wait to play with Trish Torrales, a fantastic singer and guitarist. She is such a rock star. Our goal is to keep the crowd entertained. This is an event not to be missed,” said Rafe Tangora, a junior Broadcasting major, member of WCWP, and drummer of the band. Trish Torrales, a junior Broadcasting major, singer and guitarist, and host of “Ain’t That Country” on WCWP, added, “The party should be a huge hit. I am so excited to perform and engage with the student body.”