History

1966

Ed Helvey founds WVMS “The Voice of Montclair State.” Here’s some vintage WMSC audio:

1967

WVMS, “The Voice of Montclair State” begins broadcasting on AM Radio.

1974

“The Voice of Montclair State” moves to FM Radio 90.3.

1984

WMSC moves to 101.5 FM.

1994

WMSC moves back to 90.3 FM.

2012

WMSC joins Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media.

2013

WMSC begins broadcasting from the new Schmitt Hall Studios

2015

On March 20, 2015, WMSC broadcasts the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Final Four from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Montclair State, after winning the NJAC for the third season in a row, advanced to the Final Four against George Fox – losing 70 to 58. The Red Hawks then won the National Third Place Game over Tufts University 56-48.

Anabella Poland joins the WMSC as General Manager. Before coming to Montclair State University, Ms. Poland was Director of Talent & Industry Relations at SiriusXM Radio where she negotiated and managed interviews, events and performances with A-level Hollywood actors, celebrities and musicians for more than 135 SiriusXM channels.

2016

On January 2016, WMSC’s new General Manager, Anabella Poland, struck a distribution deal with iHeartRadio expanding the reach of WMSC as well as increasing visibility and discovery opportunity for the station. iHeartRadio announced in January they had just surpassed 80 million register users and it is a highly recognized and respected brand in the US. It’s in the name! iHeartRadio and so do we!

2017

Starting on Sunday, April 16th, WMSC begins an uninterupted 100-hour marathon through Thursday, April 20th to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with current and former DJs