Former SiriusXM DJ Mario Comesanas Inspires Scholarship

Posted by on July 2, 2013

Just over two years ago, the metal community suffered a sudden loss when SiriusXM Liquid Metal host and musician Mario Comesanas passed away from a rare form of leukemia at the age of 30. And while it was a loss felt on a national scale, due to his popularity on SXM and a stint at Revolver magazine that put him on the road with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, it hit particularly hard in the New York area.  Mario was a familiar presence both at shows and in his bands, and he’d begun his broadcasting career at nearby South Orange college radio station WSOU, one of the few full-time metal radio stations in the country. It’s because of his time there that, which aims to launch an endowed scholarship for a junior or senior communications major at Seton Hall University, has been established.

Next Saturday (13), there will be a fundraiser for the scholarship in Jersey City, NJ at 9th and Coles Tavern. Tickets will be $25 at the door, with all proceeds going towards the scholarship. There will be raffles, a 50/50 and food and drinks. It’s a fitting cause for Comesanas, who’s positivity and drive as a metal fan and college radio host got him where he was in the music industry. While Metal Insider will be representing, those not in the area can still donate via


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