The First Pinelands Music Festival!

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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 wmscradio.com 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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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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Pinelands Music Festival: http://pinelandsmusicfest.com/

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WMSC’s Favorite Things: Summer Movies

Now that summer is in full swing, everyone is finding some time to sit back and relax. With new movies hitting theaters every week such as Ted 2Jurassic World and Inside Out, we asked some staff members at WMSC about their favorite movies to watch during the summer!

1. Programming Director Elaina Crow | Jaws – 1975

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“Jaws is a great summer movie because it takes place on the beach during the peak of summer at a small beach town like my home town and I think it works because it’s a movie that reminds you there’s actual living things in the ocean and it makes something mundane like going to the beach scary. It’s also a great opener to everyone’s favorite week of the year, shark week.”

2. Production Director Mike Sheehan | Jurassic Park – 1993 

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“The best movie ever. It’s the reason movies are made!”

3. Station Manager Silas Kezengwa | Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – 2008

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“It makes me feel like a kid again and always makes me laugh so hard. It’s like this era’s ‘The Lion King.’ It’s a classic.

4.  Engineering Director Craig Gorbunoff | White House Down – 2013 

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“I’m not sure if it’s the action scenes, the humor in Jamie Fox playing the president, or maybe just the fact that it’s a fun movie, but I can watch it everyday.”

5. Sports Director Sam Romano | The Little Mermaid – 1989 

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“Maybe it’s just because I grew up going to the beach and am convinced I’m a mermaid. But who doesn’t love a movie about a mermaid princess and all of her nautical friends to get you in the summer mood?”

WMSC Summer!

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Everyone has that one playlist that defines their summer! WMSC wants you to share it with us! All summer long we want you to send in your favorite songs of the summer! Using #wmscsummer on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook WMSC will create a list of the best songs you guys listened to this summer! WMSC will also be sending out the top played songs and artists of the week!

Can’t get 90.3 WMSC-FM on your dial? No problem! WMSC streams live from wmscradio.com, the Live365 app for mobile devices and TuneIn! No matter where you’re spending your summer you can always stay connected!

We have some awesome giveaways coming up this summer so stay connected on social media for your chance to win!

WMSC Alumni Takeover

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The WMSC “Alumni Takeover” started in 2009 on the “Friends of WMSC” Facebook page: “Wouldn’t it be great to get back on the air again on WMSC for a couple of hours?” Former WMSC GM Anthony Mennutti and former WMSC alum, Tom Kaminski from WCBS 880 reached out to other WMSC alumni, and the week-long “Takeover” was born! For the past 7 years it has brought alumni from all around the country back to Montclair State University. WMSC is happy to welcome everyone back to the airwaves this week and is looking forward to an awesome week! Join us on social media with #AlumniTakeover for updates, facts, and pictures!

 

The Montclair Film Festival

MFF 2015WMSC is giving away tickets for the Montclair Film Festival! You can win these tickets on twitter with the hashtag ‪#‎MFFWMSC‬ and telling us why the festival is important to you! The tickets are for ‘In My Fathers House’ on Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30pm or ‘Out In The Night’ on Sunday, May 3rd at 7:45pm! These are physical tickets and will have to be picked up at WMSC’s office located on the 3rd floor of Schmitt Hall on Montclair State University’s Campus!

 

WMSC is going Green For Earth Day!

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Earth Day started on April 22, 1970 when 20 million American’s took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in  massive coast-to-coast rallies! The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Here at WMSC we are celebrating Earth Day with Going Green Facts on the air and on social media along with a special Earth Day playlist for the DJ’s! Our general meeting will be held outside for a WMSC field day!

For Earth Day information visit EarthDay.org

 

WMSC Takes On Gov. Chris Christie Town Hall

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WMSC News attended New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s (R) 132nd Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Whippany, NJ. The audience included Montclair State University President Dr. Susan A. Cole along with a group of about 20 MSU students. Governor Christie, who is a potential candidate for the 2016 Presidential race, discussed issues relating to New Jersey’s fiscal spending. He also took questions from the audience on topics including: government growth, the minimum wage and one’s own rights. WMSC’s Silas Kezengwa has the story.

Montclair State’s Women’s Basketball Team Heads to Final Four!

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Montclair State University said goodbye to The Women’s Basketball Team as they left to make their trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan to play in the NCAA Division III Women’s basketball Championship Tournament!

The final games will be held at the Van Noord Arena at Calvin College on Friday, March 20th and Saturday March 21st. The Red Hawks take on George Fox University at 7:30pm!

The Red Hawks have already claimed both the  NJAC regular-season and Championship titles. This is the teams first time in tournament’s Final Four!

WMSC will be covering the game live from Michigan. Engineering Director and host of “Craig’s Call”, Craig Gorbunoff will be representing the Station adding colour joined by our Professional Play-by-Play Host Neal Poloncarz!

Pre-game will start in Studio at 7pm with Sean McChesney and Sam Flesher! With tip-off at 7:30pm! Listen at 90.3 WMSC, on our site with Live 365 or download the Live 365 app and Listen on the go!

Follow @WMSCsports for Live twitter coverage and up to date news! Use #MSURedHawksFinal4 to see what everyone else is talking about! Follow The Women’s Basketball twitter @montclairstwbb Follow WMSC on Instagram for pictures from the stands @WMSCRadio !

LET’S GO RED HAWKS!

WMSC takes on Manhattan for The 75th IBS Radio Awards!

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This past Saturday, March 7th 2015, members of WMSC headed into NYC to attend The 75th Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards (IBS). This year WMSC and it’s members were finalists in 7 categories including “Best Talk Sports Program” and “Best Campus News”. Station Manager Silas Kezengwa took home “Best Program Director” for 2014! It was a great experience talking and meeting with other College and University Radio Stations. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated here at WMSC! Can’t wait to see what next year brings!

Integrity House presents “Boys of Bate” | Giveaway

Integrity House is pleased to announce the exciting movie premiere “Boys of Bate”, a client-created and produced short film about adolescent drug abuse, hope, struggles and transformations. The screening is February 26th 2015.

WMSC Listeners have a chance to win tickets to the screening by submitting a Facebook video 30-60sec long answering “What is the importance of lowering the stigma of those who need substance and/or mental health treatment in NJ?”

The Giveaway ends February 24th 2015 at 11:59pm! For more information check out This Link and share!!

For more details about the screening you can go to: http://www.integrityhouse.org/2015/01/boys-bate-film-premiere-fundraiser-february-26th/