Mike started with WMSC in the Fall of 2011. He started one of the first ever electronic dance music shows on WMSC. Mike would perform live sets and interviews with local NJ disc jockey’s. The show went on to be known around Montclair State as “Claudio Audio.” He was named WMSC station manager in May of 2013. Mike is a broadcasting major with a minor in political science and a strong passion for television, radio, and digital media.
Silas is currently a sophomore at Montclair State University majoring in Television & Digital Media with a concentration in Television Production. Since a very young age, Silas always knew he wanted to enter the field of radio and television as a broadcaster. He got his start at WMSC hosting his own weekly show, “Silas LIVE!,” where you will find a variety of good music from Alternative to R&B, national and entertainment news, fun interactive segments and good talk between him and his listeners. As Programming Director, Silas works with daily programming, scheduling, events, specials and much more. In his free time, Silas enjoys trying new things, going on walks and spending time with his friends.
General Manager: Dick Hinchliffe
Dick supervises the operations of WMSC. He teaches Introduction to Radio Programming and Production in the School of Communication and Media. As a radio station manager, producer and reporter, Dick has worked with students and professional colleagues at Bloomberg Radio, WNYC Radio, NPR, The Associated Press, CBS Radio News, and elsewhere. An English major, Dick earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.A. from Sussex University in England. With roots in the Boston area, he is often seen discussing bragging rights with student fans of NJ and NY teams. When he’s not listening to WMSC-FM, he can be found playing basketball, golf, and indoor and outdoor tennis.
Production Director: Mike Bufis
Mike is a Senior at Montclair State University and is a Television and Digital Media major with a concentration in Audio Production and Sound Design. Mike’s biggest passion is music. He hosts a metal show on WMSC called “To The Core”, Tuesday night from 7pm-10pm. Some of his favorite bands are Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Trivium, Iron Maiden, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. His ultimate dream is to become a successful drummer in a world renowned band. Aside from music, Mike loves playing video games and is a huge Marvel comics fan. His favorite characters are Thor and Deadpool.
Mike is 19 years old and a junior at MSU. He has been a sports fan since he was a little kid and hopes to be a sports-broadcaster/analyst for professional/college baseball, basketball, football, or soccer. Mike’s job at the station is to make sure sports PSA’s/CBB’s are in the studio daily, look into what sports events on campus can be broadcast over the radio, and to figure out how to incorporate sports into people’s radio shows. He’s always open to new ideas and if you want to be a part of the sports staff just shoot him an email!
Music Director: Joey DeGroot
Joey is a senior studying English with a minor in Creative Writing. He’s been with the station since his freshman year and is the host of Subterranean Homesick Radio on Tuesdays 4-7 pm. Joey is a musician who plays in the bands Rabbit Troupe and Makeout Vertigo, among others. If you’re also in a band or know a band and would like to get their CD played on WMSC, give it to Joey and he’ll make sure it gets played.
Promotions Director: Adam Egizi
Adam is a senior at Montclair State University studying film-making. Adam has been involved with the radio station since his freshman year and this is his second year as the Promotions Director. He enjoys playing music, eating gelato, running around in circles, but most of all, spinning records on the radio, such as “Dark Side of the Moon.” Please send him an email if you are interested in working with the station with either a ticket giveaway, an on-air promotion and/or artist interviews on the station.
Mike has been a DJ for WMSC since 2003 playing a wide range of music from Funk to Indie to Metal. Once becoming a full-time Math major in 2011, Mike wanted to get more involved in the station and has helped with the changeover from the student center to the new station at Schmitt Hall. Having a position on the Radio Advisory Board (RAB) is very new to Mike but he’ll do his best at working with every director and faculty member to make the radio station run as smoothly as possible.
Radio Advisory Board: Melanie O’Shea
Melanie is a sophomore Television and Digital media major, as well as the host of ‘Back Road Country’. Melanie loves the behind the scenes work of radio and is excited to work with WMSC’s student management team, professional staff, and alumni to bring fresh ideas to the station.