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Tune in to these four fun frequencies on Radio 1851

Colin Cooper ’25 (left) and Dominic Rossi ’25 (right) hosting their Radio 1851 show “Stay Up and Smell the Rossi” in fall 2021. PHOTO: MIA MESSINA ’25/THE HAWK

A hidden gem at St. Joe’s is Radio 1851. Founded in 1922, the radio station was the first college radio station to broadcast on AM frequency. Today, it is home to student radio shows involving music, sports and college life talk and can be listened to on the Radio 1851 app. Here are just a few of the amazing shows you can listen to live. 

“The Fantasy Hawks Podcast”

What started as a Mets-Phillies rivalry has turned into one of the best fantasy football shows around. Hosts Christopher Newman ’26 and Ryan Heffernan ’26 love talking about all things fantasy football on their show “The Fantasy Hawks Podcast.” They work together to come up with some amazing segments like “Boom or Busts,” where the two debate the best and worst fantasy players for the week’s games. 

Newman, a reigning three-year fantasy football champion with his friends from home, loves what the show is all about. 

“I just love fantasy football,” Newman said. “I’ve been doing it for four to five years now seriously, and I find it cool that I can just take a step back from school and focus on fantasy football.” 

The show airs Fridays at 11 a.m. live on Radio 1851, but if you miss an episode, they have you covered! Updated content is always posted on their Instagram page @thefantasyhawks1851.

“Caitlyn’s Corner”

One of the best places to experience new music is on “Caitlyn’s Corner,” a show hosted by Caitlyn Reen ’26. Reen does not talk too much on the show, preferring that listeners tune into the songs she highlights. While she offers a variety of music from different genres, Indie pop and folk, her favorite genres, make frequent appearances. 

“It’s just really nice to go into a room and be able to play music and have others listen to it,” Reen said. 

Come listen to a variety of genres on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. on Radio 1851, and you may just find yourself falling in love with Indie pop!


Sometimes, mindless chatter about college life and student perspectives is all you need. “Untitled” with Nick Buonagura ’23 and Matt Nocerino ’23 works to set up an open-forum conversation, allowing for free-flowing chats about everything happening in college life. Starting off the show with the hottest NFL quarterbacks and transitioning into stories from their hometown, they offer a versatile line-up each show.  

Buonagura has experience in radio already, running the show “Tea Time with Nick” his first three years at St. Joe’s, but he loves the new dynamic of co-hosting “Untitled” with his long-time friend this year.

“We have each other,” Buonagura said. “It’s like two brains and two ideas and themes to talk about for the week, and it makes it easier.” 

If you need to sit back and relax after a long Tuesday, or listen to something while studying, “Untitled” has you covered. Listen Tuesdays at 8 p.m., and make sure to bring some questions for the hosts’ favorite part of the show, “call-ins.” 

“It’s always a fun time to have that caller and host interaction,” Buonagura said.

“Late Night Classic Rock Hour”

Cassidei Kovack ’23 has always enjoyed music and wanted an outlet to show it. For the past four years, she’s been doing just that on “Late Night Classic Rock Hour.” Kovack’s show features all types of classic rock, from the Beatles to an entire Eddie Van Halen tribute show. Kovack said there’s one main reason she has been able to keep the show running for four years.

“I think it definitely has to do with my passion with music,” Kovack said. “I’ve always loved music, and it’s been a huge part of my life.”

Tune in on Sundays from 8-9 p.m., and occasionally for a bonus hour for some new ideas in rock music. 

“It’s definitely a fun time, and it’s definitely an opportunity to broaden your musical horizons,” Kovack said.

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