New radio show spotlights student creations

Thomas Tedesco, Vice President

Driving around in a 1999 Ford Mustang, the music of electronic artists such as Bassnectar and Skrillex was playing through the speakers with the likes of Linkin Park and Metallica.

Buffalo State student Steven Shaneyfelt vividly remembers these formative experiences with electronic music as a teenager while driving in that Mustang.

“I’ve never heard someone do stuff like this with a speaker before,” Shaneyfelt said. “The sensation of a subwoofer making the hairs on your arms go up and you get goosebumps, that’s definitely a unique experience.”

He has subsequently dabbled in the world of creating electronic music himself and is a minor in the Digital Music Production program.

Now he’s creating a platform for Buffalo State students to share their musical creations.

Shaneyfelt will debut the first installment of the “DMP Radio 1” show on 91.3 WBNY-FM on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m.

In addition to his passion for electronic music, Shaneyfelt said he created the show to make connections with other students and encourage collaboration amongst those featured on the show.

“I crave the creation of new friendships and networks,” he said. “There needs to be some more collaboration within the school.”

The 60-minute show will feature an eclectic mix of original music compositions from student artists at Buffalo State with various genres including electronic, singer songwriter, electronic jazz and electronic rock, curated by Shaneyfelt.

“There’s definitely a fair amount of work,” he said. “It kind of took a few weeks to coordinate everything, so it’s not a simple thing if anyone is looking to try to kind of do this overnight.”

In addition to the radio, you can listen on WBNY’s website. For more information and to submit music for future shows, visit the “DMP Radio 1” Facebook or Instagram pages.