Travel back in time to 1985. If you could tune in to KCD’s morning announcements, you’d be treated to a performance featuring music, sound effects, and mock interviews—all hosted by Bohemian Stu, the on-air persona of senior Stu Pollard.
WSTU was born when Stu signed up to read the daily sports scores, a dry and thankless task that he quickly turned into an extension of his personality. Stu’s two minutes of daily airtime morphed into an elaborately produced show that blended humor and satire. The sports report grew to include mock locker room interviews and play-by-play commentary, and Stu even began writing and producing commercials to promote school events.
WSTU was popular with students, but occasionally less so with administrators: when the school hired a security guard to supervise a dance, Stu responded by rewriting the lyrics of “Ghostbusters” into the satirical song “Dancebusters”.
WSTU went off the air when Stu graduated in 1985, but he went on to put his creative talents to good use. After graduating from the USC School of Cinema Arts, he’s been busy in the film world, where he’s directed two films—Nice Guys Sleep Alone and Keep Your Distance—and produced a number of others.