College Radio Day Giveaway!

In honor of College Radio Day, WMSC is giving away two pairs of tickets to see Skrillex, two pairs of tickets to see Kaskade, and one pair of tickets to see Armin van Burren! All you have to do is find a WMSC sticker around campus and tweet the picture at us @WMSC. Good luck!

Also, don’t forget to tune into our special programming for College Radio Day! We have special features and shows scheduled for the entirety of this amazing day!


Happy 5th Annual College Radio!

Happy College Radio Day!

Kickoff Extravaganza 

Listen LIVE as the WMSC-FM family comes together to kick off our special 24-hour live coverage.

  • • 12 AM: Silas Kezengwa, Silas LIVE!
  • • 1 AM: Juan Contla, Sounds of the Night
  • • 2 AM: Sam Romano & Francesca LaBianco, The Sam Francesca Show
  • • 3 AM: Sean McChesney, SMC Sports
  • • 4 AM: Joey Valdez, The Power Trip
  • • 5 AM: Sarah Nutile, All Time Sarah
  • • 6 AM: Tom Washington, The Freak Show

Join us for a special edition of The Morning Buzz 7-10am! 

  • • Stop by our offices – Schmitt 386 – and have breakfast with us!
  • • Call in 973-655-4256 to discuss the biggest headlines with our team
  • • Join the conversation across social media using #WMSCCRD & #WMSCBuzz!
  • • Tune in for live interviews with college radio stations across the state of NJ!

10:00 AM – The Roundtable: WMSC News

WMSC’s News Team breaks down the biggest headlines in news and provides look into what’s ahead for their coverage this fall.

10:40 AM – The Importance of College Radio (Live)

  • Why is college radio so important? Join guests as they discuss the benefits of college
  • radio and why it is necessary for today’s time live on the air.
    • • Anabella Poland, General Manager – School of Communication & Media
    • • Dr. Harry Haines, Professor – School of Communication & Media

11:00 AM – Back to the Future

MSU Alumni are back as current WMSC DJs and live with an all new show!

1:00 PM – College Radio Day Simulcast! 

WMSC-FM joins stations across the globe for this historic simulcast.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Live from Studio A!

Celebrate College Radio Day with us as WMSC broadcasts LIVE from Schmitt

Hall. Join us for exciting activities, insightful conversation and amazing giveaways!

  • • Participate in our fun contests & activities for your chance to win incredible prize packs!
  • • Answer our trivia questions via social media for your chance to win free stuff.
  • • Make a shout-out live on the air!
  • • Mingle with WMSC DJs and members & sign up to be a part of the WMSC family!

4:00 PM – The Roundtable: WMSC Sports 

WMSC’s Sports Team breaks down the biggest headlines in sports and provides look

into their coverage of fall sports.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – WMSC/WBRS Simulcast College Radio Connection

Celebrate College Radio Day with us as WMSC broadcasts LIVE with 100.1 WBRS-FM

  • – Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

6:00 PM –  The Roundtable: WMSC Music 

Hear why WMSC’s brand as an underground station makes the listening experience extremely special! 49 years strong, WMSC continues to remain eclectic & unique!

7:00 PM – New Artist Alert Live! – Music Performances 

WMSC is hosting Studio Sessions with the best emerging artists from our area! Tune in for incredible music performances you won’t want to miss!

10:00 PM – Live From The Quad! 

We’re LIVE from the Student Center Quad! Join us at our table for the Student Government Association’s Homecoming Bonfire – as we pump up MSU’s Red Hawks!

11:55 PM – College Radio Day Recap

WMSC’s Station Manager Silas Kezengwa calls in LIVE from New York City, to give a recap of the day’s events and look into WMSC’s future.


Connect With Us!

Join the conversation using #WMSCCRD across social media.
Stay tuned for special coverage on-air and across all our social media pages!

#HungerBites – Hunger Action Month Podcast

Hunger Bites is a podcast sponsored by the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Elaina Crow and Sam Romano sat down with representatives from The Community FoodBank of NJ and Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair to discuss hunger in New Jersey and how people, especially college students can get involved.

Sam Romano (WMSC), Laura Sodano (Hunger Action Coordinator at Community FoodBank of NJ), Diana Riley (Director of Advocacy, Community FoodBank of NJ), Anne Mernin (Toni's Kitchen) and Elaina Crow (WMSC) in studio.

Sam Romano (WMSC), Laura Sodano (Hunger Action Coordinator at Community FoodBank of NJ), Diana Riley (Director of Advocacy, Community FoodBank of NJ), Anne Mernin (Toni’s Kitchen) and Elaina Crow (WMSC) in studio.


Connect With Us!

Join the conversation using #HungerBites across social media.
Stay tuned for special coverage on-air and across all our social media pages!

Media Download Episode 1!

The very first episode of Media Download is out! Hosted by Merrill Brown, Director of the School of Communication and Media, this regular podcast will give you some of the current and best insight around media and technology issues. On this first episode,  Media Download discusses the impact of media with the current presidential campaign and the troubled state of the newspaper industry. You do not want to miss this episode!

Remembering Yogi Berra

Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer and former New York Yankees and Mets catcher Yogi Berra passed away. During his 19 year playing career Berra was an 18- time All- Star, three- time American League Most Valuable Player, and a 10- time World Series Champion with 71 career series hits, the most in MLB history.

Flowers placed outside of the Yogi Berra Museum on Montclair State University's Campus

Flowers placed outside of the Yogi Berra Museum on Montclair State University’s Campus


After he retired, Berra coached both the Yankees, and Mets lead the Mets to the world series in 1973. Berra’s death comes exactly 69 years after his major league debut. Berra died of natural causes at the age of 90.

The Rock Carnival

This past weekend, Oak Ridge Park hosted The Food Truck and Rock Carnival. This large-scale event is a festival for all-ages dedicate to craft beer, artisan foods and rock n’ roll. Around 15,000 patrons filled the venue Sunday. This event welcomed acts such as Slash, Black Label Society and many more!

WMSC Alumni and DJ of “The Metal Teddy Bear Experience” Chris Annunziata had the opportunity to attend The Rock Carnival where he had access to be on stage, backstage, at the artist compound, and on the pit!

Chris The rock carnival

Chris Annunziata backstage at The Rock Carnival!

Chris and Slash

Chris had the opportunity to meet and hangout with Slash!

Chris met Slash at his dressing room in the artist compounds which is an area backstage with air conditioned trailers with tons of hospitality.

Chris and clint

Chris interviewed Clint Lowery, lead guitarist and backing vocalist on the band’s bus right after their set.

Clint Lowery writes a lot of the material for Sevendust. The band was on the bus and we hung out a bit with singer Lajon Whiterspoon.


Lajon Whiterspoon of Sevendust preforms at The Rock Carnival

Sevendust has a new album that drops October 2nd “Kill The Flaw” and recently hosted two listening party sessions at Architekt Studios in Butler, NJ where, DJ Chris Annunziata also had the opportunity to listen to the entire album while chowing down on some great food prepared by Celebrity Chef Eric Levine of Randolph, NJ’s Morris Tap and Grill. At the event, Chris met WSOU alum and SiriusXM Hard Rock DJ for over 13 years, Kayla Riley.

SiriusXM Hard Rock DJ Kayla Riley and Chris Annunziata.

SiriusXM Hard Rock DJ Kayla Riley and Chris Annunziata.

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Join the conversation across social media.
Stay tuned for special coverage on-air and across all our social media pages!

Hispanic Heritage Month

This month is Hispanic Heritage Month and WMSC is honoring the rich heritage of the Latino community and celebrating its countless achievements by highlighting a few leaders who have made an impact. Use #SomosWMSC to stay connected! 

LlIleana_Ros-Lehtineneana Ros- Lehtinen is the first Hispanic woman ever to be elected to Congress. She is a congressional representative for Florida. Lieana was born in Havana, Cuba in 1952 and came to Miami, Florida when she was eight years old. She began her career as a teacher and was inspired by her first job to change the education system. She stands for a stronger educational system, low taxes and a brighter future for the students and parents in her district. Lieana believes that getting an education is a lifelong journey.



Ellen Ochoa was NASA’s first Hispanic woman Ochoa-Astronaut-Corpsastronaut in 1991. In 1993, Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman to go to space. She served on the nine day mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Ochoa is currently the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. She is the first Hispanic Woman to hold this position.    



mhinojosa_custom-3b842172c8d69499141582c0f32818ebf57f6af0-s200-c85Maria Hinojosa is a latina Journalist born in Mexico City in 1961. She is an NPR correspondent and got her start in broadcasting as the producer and host of a Latino radio show at New York’s Barnard College. An award-winning journalist, Hinojosa began her career with NPR in 1985 but has worked also for other radio and television stations, including CNN which she joined in 1997. She is known especially for her reports about Latin America. She is managing editor and host of the radio show “Latino USA.”



Cesar Chavez is one of the most well-known Mexican-American civil rights activist in history.  Chavez was supported by the American labor movement and used a nonviolent, unionized approach in an effort to bring awareness to the struggle of the Hispanic farm workers across the nation, particularly in California and Florida. Chavez improved the lives of countless Latinos and Hhispanics. He coined the phrase, “Si, se puede.” Cesar Chavez Day is a holiday in California, Colorado and Texas and takes place every year on his birthday, March 31st.

ACLU_Anthony_D_RomeroAntony Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is the first Hispanic and openly gay man to hold the position. Romero’s parents moved from Puerto Rico to the Bronx, where Romero was raised. Even though Puerto Ricans are U.S. Citizens, Romero’s parents felt the prejudices that illegal immigrants often face. At an ACLU press release he said quote “My memories of discrimination, homophobia, and poverty stand in sharp contrast to the dignity and love I got from my family,” unquote. These experiences are what inspired Romero’s commitment to civil rights, civil liberties, and social justice


Connect With Us!

Join the conversation using #SomosWMSC across social media.
Stay tuned for special coverage on-air and across all our social media pages!



Are you in a band? Ready to be discovered? Do you want to play the Wellmont Theater? Alternative rock band Guster is looking for college and high school bands to open for them during their November tour. The band will play the Wellmont Theater on November 21st, so if you want a shot at playing, sign up!

Fill out the Google Form:, by Monday, September 21st, at 10 PM to be entered. Not only will you get exposure and the opportunity to play Montclair’s famous venue, but you’ll also be paid to do it! Winners will be announced the week of September 28th and the majority of the band must be enrolled in college or high school.Guster Tour



You have questions? We have answers! WMSC-FM returns with its public-affairs series, “Welcome Week!” which highlights an aspect of campus life each day.

Beginning Tuesday, September 8 through Monday, September 14th, WMSC-FM will air live updates and interviews every 20 minutes to welcome the campus community, and provide assistance and information that will help launch a successful start to your semester.

All week long, join us for live updates and interviews, special events, giveaways and much more! It’s WMSC’s Welcome Week – providing you with all the info you need to kick-off your year!

WMSCWWF15Check below for a complete guide on how to listen, full schedule, special events and more! Stay connected on-the-air, online and across social media!


Every 20 minutes! (:00, :20 & :40)

LISTEN LIVE: 90.3 FM | | Live365 application.



Tuesday, Sept. 8th – Greek Life Day!
– 10:20 AM: Sigma Lambda Upsilon
– 11:00 AM: Sigma Sigma Sigma
– 1:00 PM: Phi Sigma Pi
– 1:40 PM: Sigma Delta Tau
– 2:00 PM: Lambda Sigma Upsilon
Wednesday, Sept. 9th – Clubs & Organizations (A-K)
– 10:40 AM: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (ΧΑ)
– 11:00 AM: Alliance for Women in Media
– 12:00 PM: Global Medical Brigades (GMB)
– 2:00 PM: Hillel, The Jewish Student Union
– 2:40 PM: Cru
– 3:00 PM: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
– 3:20 PM: Femvolution
Thursday, Sept. 10th – Clubs & Organizations (L-Z)
– 10:40 AM: Students Making Important Life Enhancement (SMILE)
– 11:40 AM: Montclair Miracles
– 1:00 PM: Montclair State Dance Company
– 2:20 PM: S.T.A.T. EDU
– 2:40 PM: Players
– 3:00 PM: Video Production Club
– 3:40 PM: Montclair Management Club
– 4:20 PM: Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU)
– 4:40 PM: Montclair Students for Justice in Palestine (MSJP)
– 5:20 PM: The Normal Review
Friday, Sept. 11th – Sports Day!
– 11:40 AM: Women’s Basketball
– 12:40 PM: Montclair State Athletics
– 1:40 PM: Montclair State Volleyball
Saturday, Sept. 12th – Service & Leadership Day!
8:00 AM: National Day of Service Live Coverage
– 12:20 PM: Academic Success and Retention Programs
Sunday, Sept. 13th – Join WMSC!
Monday, Sept. 14th – Support Services Day!
– 10:20 AM: Fire Safety
– 10:40 AM: Health Promotion
– 11:00 AM: Center for Advising & Student Transitions
– 11:20 AM: Residential Life
– 12:00 PM: Montclair State EMS
– 12:20 PM: LGBTQ Center
– 12:40 PM: Information Technology
– 1:20 PM: Center for Writing Excellence (CWE)
– 2:20 PM: Counseling & Psychological Services


The Morning Buzz, Wednesday, Sept. 9th & Thursday, Sept. 10th, 7AM-10AM

WMSC’s Open House, Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 2:30-5:00PM

First General Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 4PM in Schmitt Hall 319

School Supply Donation Drive with Jumpstart!, Monday, Sept. 14th, 10AM-2PM, Student Center Lobby


Connect With Us!

Join the conversation using #WMSCWelcomeWeek across social media.
Stay tuned for live updates, exclusive pictures and videos and behind-the-scenes action on our social media pages!

The First Pinelands Music Festival!


On Saturday, August 15th, WMSC was lucky enough to attend the first Pinelands Music Festival, which took place at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. Even though it was the first year, the music festival pulled out all of the stops to make it just as fun as veteran music festivals.

With a line-up of 29 bands between 3 different stages, this was not a small festival by any means. Many of the bands that played were playing at home in New Jersey or in their own tri-state area. Some of the locals were The Early November, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Vacationer, and Your Persona, as well as others. The Pinelands Music Festival also brought in bands from other sides of the country, including acts like Hellogoodbye and The Spill Canvas.

© Craig Peters Photography, All Rights Reserved

© Craig Peters Photography, All Rights Reserved

Not only was there great music, but scattered throughout the area were food trucks, merchandise tents, promotional tents, and even go-karting! Whether you wanted a pb&j, falafel, or granola, the Pinelands Music Festival had you covered. One of the standout tents at the festival was a vinyl shop. There were boxes and boxes of records you could buy, many costing only a dollar!

© Craig Peters Photography, All Rights Reserved

© Craig Peters Photography, All Rights Reserved

Throughout the day, it was clear that everyone was having a blast, either watching a band from the crowd, listening from a lawn between stages, or just enjoying the company. If you weren’t able to go this year, make sure to get your tickets to the 2016 Pinelands Music Festival early so you don’t miss out! It’s definitely broken some ground and we’re sure it’ll be even greater next year. Don’t forget to watch for exclusive interviews with some of the bands that played the festival!

#Montclair2019! #MontclairMoveIn

Courtesy: Montclair State University

Courtesy: Montclair State University

We’re excited to welcome the Class of 2019 (#Montclair2019) to Montclair State University!

The coundown is on until #MontclairMoveIn! Each day, we’re providing incoming students with fun facts, college tips and information on awesome opportunties for you at WMSC-FM!

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Join one of WMSC’s dynamic teams! Visit the Departments page under the About WMSC tab for a list of our teams. There’s something for everyone!
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WMSC Will Be At The Pinelands Music Festival!

Representatives from WMSC will be at the Pinelands Music Festival this upcoming Saturday, August 15th! If you’re going make sure to send us a tweet to let us know and we will be sure to say hey! We will definitely have some WMSC goodies! If you’re not going, WMSC is giving away a pair of tickets. All you have to do is tweet with #WMSCsummer and your favorite thing about New Jersey summers for your chance to win!

Don’t miss your chance to see such great acts as The Early November, Jukebox The Ghost, and many many more!



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