The Early & Middle Years…
Al Cocchi began his phenenomenal DJ career in 1977 upon his graduation from Seton Hall Prep, then located in South Orange, New Jersey. Al often ventured onto Seton Hall’s college campus and hung out a lot at the college radio station, WSOU-FM. Al enrolled at Seton Hall University and began college later that year. He quickly learned the procedures at WSOU and was on the air with his own show a few months later. From there Al went on to work at WAVP Cable Radio in Bloomfield, NJ where he served as program director and assistant station manager for three years. In 1983 Al ventured into cable tv where he produced and hosted his own music show entitled “New Music Beat” with fellow WAVP DJ, Don “The Rocker” Morgan.
“New Music Beat” featured live perfomances from local bands at local New Jersey niteclubs. “New Music Beat” spun off into “Video Spotlight” in 1984 and featured both the local bands as well as music videos from major celebrity musicians. That show grew rapidly from just airing on one cable system to airing on 26 cable systems and viewed in 2 million homes thru CTN, when it ended it’s run in 1997. Look for it’s return on the internet shortly. While doing the tv show, in 1985 Al was also the nightime DJ for 1510 AM WRAN Radio.
The Later years…
Having been out of radio for a short time, Al was getting itchy to return. So in November of 1999, Al created Future Now Radio. The station featured new music releases, celebrity interviews and giveaways. Al resigned as station manager/program director for futurenowradio.com and, with the enormous help from Jule Carey, musician, webmaster, and radio program host as well as Ralph Moorehead, has created an exciting internet radio station www.cyberstormradio.com which recently celebrated it’s two year anniversary on June 2.. Al can also be heard on Clear Channel’s WNNJ Radio Station at 103.7FM playing classic rock as well as WCRV 1540am in Cherry Ridge, Pennsylvania playing classic ’70s disco. Further info on that is available at www.alcocchi.com