Alumni Takeover Week On WMSC

Alumni Takeover Week On WMSC

Thursday, 05 May 2016

Former WMSC DJs Come Back For Weeklong Marathon

MONTCLAIR, NJ. (May 4, 2016) – WMSC-FM Eighth Annual Alumni Takeover Week starts Thursday May 5th, 2016 through Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Tom Kaminski from WCBS 880, MSU class of ‘84, and one of the hosts of the ‘Back To The Future’ show, is organizing the week-long live programming event with assistance from his co-host Gene Sower, Class of ‘80 and Anthony Mennutti, Class of ‘00.

The WMSC “Alumni Takeover” began in 2009 as a rhetorical question 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?” The WMSC management agreed. Mennutti and Kaminski reached out thru social media to WMSC alumni, and the week-long “Takeover” was born. Now in its eighth year, the “Takeover” has brought alumni from around the country back home to Montclair State University and back to the airwaves of WMSC, including WKXW 101.5’s Bob Williams and Westwood One’s Jana Polsky Deneroff. The “Takeover” also brings some of the highest listener numbers of the year to 90.3 FM and Because of the Takeover, WMSC alumni DJs “Joltin’ Joe” Pszonek and Mike Mitsch have continuing shows that spotlight local artists and bring live music on-air to WMSC listeners around the world

The alumni takeover week takes places during Montclair State University finals week, relieving undergraduate student Djs from their show schedule.

“The alumni takeover week is a wonderful opportunity for our graduates to come back and reconnect with faculty, staff and students” said Patricia Piroh, an alumna and Associate Director of Montclair State University Broadcast and Media Operations. “It gives our undergraduate students a chance to network as well as learn from them. The programming is good throwback fun!”

Join us on social media with #AlumniTakeover for updates, facts, and pictures!

Alumni Schedule

Thurs, May 5th
9am – Gene Sower
1pm – Jana Polsky Deneroff
5pm – Drew Pavlica
9pm-Rich Zelaschowski

Fri, May 6th
10am – Paul Brown
1pm – Dan Reisel
4pm – Marian Mastrorilli
7pm – Chris Maget

Sat, May 7th
10am – Joe Dubow
1pm – Jay-Rey Rivera
7pm – Dave Guimara

Sun, May 8th
10am – Matt & Tara
1pm – Matt Komar
7pm – Joltin’ Joe
10pm – Del Gaudio

Mon, May 9th
10am – Dennis Kearney
1pm – Chris Damon
4pm – Brian Jude
7pm – Joe DeAngelis

Tues, May 10th
1pm – Karen Montclair
4pm – Melanie Vasa
7pm – Matt Isler

Wed, May 11th
10am – Kathy Helewa
1pm – Razon Johnson
4pm – Caroline Kamowski
7pm – Tom Kaminski/Bob Wiliams

For any questions or more information, please reach out to, or 973-655-4256.


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