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!

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.

Connect With Us!

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: http://smarturl.it/GusterOpen, 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

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


“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 

jurassic park

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

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


“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 

white house down

“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 

the little mermaid

“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!


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

take over

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!

Earth day logo

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


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.