2016 College Radio Day: Programming Schedule and More

2016 College Radio Day: Programming Schedule and More

Monday, 31 October 2016
College Radio Day

Every year 90.3 WMSC tries to one up their previous CRD programming. This year we will be broadcasting for 30 continuous hours that will include specialty shows the best music, talk, and interviews we have to offer. During this day, we also want to give back and we will also be hosting a toy drive for third graders (toy retail value $10-$15). If interested in donating, please drop them off at Schmitt Hall – Room 389. WMSC staff will be bringing these toys to an elementary school in Newark in early December.

Take a look below at our schedule and let us know what you’re most excited about using the #CRD16 and #WMSCCRD on all social media platforms.

Listen live for all the excitement on wmscradio.com, the iHeart Radio app, or if you’re in the Montclair area on 90.3 FM.


 Schedule of Events

November 3 – 5, 2016


7:00 PM – College Radio Day Pre-Show

Thursday November 3, 2016

Listen LIVE as we get ready for #CRD2016

  • 7 – 9 PM: Austin Resnick & Leslie Arrobo – Rad Indie Nation
  • 10 PM – 12 AM: AJ Wash – Pop Punk Pizza Party


12:00 AM – Happy College Radio Day!

Kickoff Extravaganza – Friday November 4, 2016

Listen LIVE as the WMSC Staff rings in the 6th Annual College Radio Day

  • 1 – 2 AM: Brandon Simanski – Punk Rock Power Hour
  • 2 – 3 AM: Anthony Roldan – The ProgPower Station
  • 3 – 4 AM: Joey Valdez – The Power Trip
  • 4 – 6 AM: Patrick Citechetti – Stomp & Stroll
  • 6 – 8 AM: Mario Papa – Mario’s Mojo


8:00 AM: The Morning Buzz Live from the Red Hawk Diner!

WMSC’s morning show brings you a special broadcast live from the Red Hawk Diner. Guests will include New Jersey Broadcasters Association President, Paul Rotella, & College Radio Day Founder and General Manager of WPSC, Rob Quicke.


10:00 AM: Back to the Future!

Hosted by Gene Sower – with visit by all co-hosts of the show

Mary Capella, Tom Kaminski & Mike Mitsch

1:00 PM: WMSC: A Look 50 Years In The Making

Learn about WMSC’s incredible history and how the station got its start

Guest: Ed Helvey, Founder of WMSC Radio


1:00 – 3:00 PM: The Metal Teddybear Experience on 89.5 FM WSOU 

WMSC & WSOU (Seton Hall University) will be holding a DJ swap bringing the best that both have to offer. Chris Annunziata will be bringing TMTBE to WSOU’s Pirate Radio. Tune in on 89.5 FM or on the iHeartRadio app and platforms!


2:00 PM: College Radio Day Simulcast

Our special 1-hr College Radio Day simulcast, exclusive interviews with Sean Lennon, Jeremiah Fraites from The Lumineers, Nikki Silva from NPR’s Kitchen Sisters, Lee Loughnane from the band Chicago, Grace Potter and more!


3:00 PM: The College Radio Experience

William Paterson University, Brave New Radio – WPSC Program Directors, Eric Dargas and Nick Gomez, talk with WMSC Program Director and Station Manager, Natasha Vega and Juan Contla, on the importance of college radio from the student leadership perspective.


Hear from WMSC’s department teams on how they generate their content, interviews, features, and why you should join them.


4:00 PM: WSOU Takeover

DJ Kreature Katie will take over our airwaves bringing us the best of what WSOU has to offer in the WMSC-WSOU DJ Swap.


6:00 PM: Studio Sessions

To cap off our day, we’re having 8 full bands and 7 acoustic acts come in to do live, in-studio performances. While this event isn’t open for the public to watch, there are many ways you can listen to these incredible bands: wmscradio.com, the iHeart Radio app , or 90.3 FM locally in Montclair!

These bands/acts are local and shred in the best ways possible. We’re starting the live performances at 6:00pm with a full band performance, then directly after at 6:30pm we’ll switch to another one of our studios for an acoustic performer.


Line Up & Set Times
6:00-6:30 Arrows in her
6:30-6:45 The Fifth Down (acoustic)
6:45-7:15 Brightest Color
7:15-7:30 Dr Law (acoustic)
7:30-8:00 The Planet You
8:00-8:15 The Imperfect (acoustic)
8:15-8:45 Use Big Words
8:45-9:00 The Understatement (acoustic)
9:00-9:30 Rita Fishbone
9:30-9:45 Weird and Wonderful Words (acoustic)
9:45-10:15 In Angles
10:15-10:30 Delicate Flowers (acoustic)
10:30-11:00 El Americano
11:00-11:15 The Surprise of the Century (acoustic)
11:15-11:45 Fire is Motion