Masterpieces by McNally Study Break
May 8th, 2017
In order to provide the SJU students with a relaxing break during their hard finals, Radio 1851 supplied art tours for the masterpieces painted by Father McNally in Merion Hall! Not to mention, meat, cheese, fruit, and vegetable trays were offered for all! DJs from Radio 1851 and other students who were diligently working stopped by to hear all about the works.
SJU Pride Drag Show
April 28th, 2017
In conjunction with SJU Pride and Bridging the Gap, Radio 1851 was able to provide music for an absolutely astounding event to promote expression and creativity from all backgrounds and identity. Radio 1851 provided the music that was mixed by none other than our very own Will Russell (AKA DJ Thrill). The event was an absolute hit, or, should I say, THRILL!
Film & Fondue
February 18th, 2017
To stay in the Valentine’s Day spirit, Radio 1851 hosted a movie night showing of Crazy Stupid Love, along with fondue and countless foods to DOUSE in chocolate. Everyone felt the love in the air as Joey Trudo, from Late Night Love Talks, enticed all who attended to submit anonymous relationship advice questions, which he answered later that night, as well as on his show the following day!
Henna Tattoos and Tarot Card Readings Study Break
December 14th, 2017
During the stressful finals week, Radio 1851 brought out the Henna pens and the deck of cards in order to lessen the stress of exams for all who took part! Skylar and Sophia used their artistic talents to brighten the days of numerous students, while Allison read any and all fates of those who dared.
Movie Screening: Get Out
October 27, 2017
To prepare everyone for the upcoming Halloween night, Radio 1851 provided a spOoKy environment for all who attended this viewing of Jordan Peele’s Get Out. With decorations of witches and a full sized skeleton, along with a special scary surprise in the middle of the show, students were kept on the seat of their edge. Thanks to B GOOD, Pumpkin smoothies were provided just outside to add taste to the other stimulated senses of that night!
Phillies Tickets Giveaway
September 28, 2017
Radio 1851 brought on the fun in Campion Student Center! We created a wheel full of fun challenges with everything from following us on social media to having epic dance battles! Those who completed the spun challenges won some generous prizes from one of our greatest sponsors – B GOOD! Our biggest winners won dinners for 4 or pairs of Phillies tickets! Alexanne Marousis documented the whole thing as she took over the university snapchat for the day. Thank you B GOOD and everyone who stopped by. And – congratulations to our challenge wheel winners!!!
In studio performance:
Griff’s Room Band
March 21, 2015
On March 21st Griff’s Room Band, a pop/rock/indie band visited our studio to perform a few of their singles. The band originated in 2011, when the founding members David Adley, Liam Anastasia-Murphy, and Michael Cammarata, began playing for tourists in Colonial Williamsburg. After some time of surprising unsuspecting tourists with their music, the three members decided to formally begin Griff’s Room Band. The band has now expanded to include a total of 5 members and is officially based out of Richmond, Virginia. In our studio, the band performed several songs from their new EP Shut the Case. Fun Fact: one of the founding members, David, plays the fiddle…adding a fun Americana feel to their music. The session and interview were aired live and later archived onto our SoundCloud.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraiser
In the months of February and March, Radio 1851 teamed up with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise money to fight pediatric cancer through a raffle contest. We reached out to local organizations to create themed baskets filled with merchandise such as Camden Riversharks tickets and gear, SJU Athletics apparel and products, and Radio 1851 and 1851 Entertainment merchandise. We sold raffle tickets at various tables in Campion and an Open Mic Night, and announced the winners at our School of Rock movie night. All in all, we raised $425 and had a blast while doing it!
75th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference
March 6-8, 2015
Eight managers attended the IBS Radio Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, where we attended various workshops to improve the way that we function as a station. Topics of the sessions included creating effective websites, successful fundraising and marathon programming, building your own brand, women in the media, and production tips and tricks. We finished the conference with a workshop called “Management Bootcamp” and returned on campus ready to finish out the semester strong with new ideas from professionals and members of other college radio stations across the country.
School of Rock Movie Night
March 4, 2015
A few days before spring break, Radio 1851 held a movie night in the Perch and showed School of Rock for students as a study break for midterms. We had a great turnout at the event and served a large assortment of free food. It was the last night for our Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation raffle, and at the end of the movie we drew tickets and announced the winners of the raffle baskets.
In studio Performance:
November 17, 2014
On Monday, November 17th, Balitmore based pop-punk band, 3PM paid a visit to our studio. The trio, consisting of friends Brennan Stark, Brandon Millman, & Scott Montgomery, performed an acoustic set from their latest album, Slow Me Down, as well as an awesome cover of Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles. Equipped with Twitter fans buzzing about the performance and mascot, Derek the Dinosaur, in hand, their upbeat spirit and love for live music brought such great energy to our studio! They finished their visit to the SJU campus by closing out 1851 Entertainment’s Open Mic Night.
In studio Performance:
Traveling Broke and Out of Gas
October 20, 2014
Traveling Broke and Out of Gas, an Americana indie band from Lafayette, Indiana, stopped into the studio for a live acoustic performance while on their fall tour. The band travels in a bright, psychedelic painted school bus that runs on vegetable oil that turned quite a few heads while parked on Cardinal Avenue. A prize of Radio 1851 and band merchandise was awarded to the person who took the best selfie in front of the bus. The session and interview were aired live and later archived onto our SoundCloud.