WHO IS WMSC?


WMSC is an non-commercial, alternative rock and talk college radio station located in New Jersey and owned by Montclair State University. WMSC broadcasts at 90.3 MHz, online at www.wmscradio.com and is also available on the iHeartRadio App & Platforms. It is the mission of WMSC to provide an educational and pre-professional experience in a co-curricular activity for the student body of Montclair State University fostering student learning, professional advancement and civic engagement.

 

The station received a Marconi Radio Award nomination for “Best Non-Commercial Station of the Year” in 2017, and a nomination for “Best College Radio Station of the Year” in 2019.


MUSIC SUBMISSION

We are an alternative rock station. Please only submit music that you feel will fit our station! Please upload your music to Google Drive, and share access/email songs to: music@wmscradio.com & musiclibrary@wmscradio.com. (For all other WMSC inquires, please refer to our contact page for our management team emails!)

 

PUBLIC FILE
To view our Public File, click here.

 

CERTIFIED DJ PAGE
Are you a certified 90.3 WMSC-FM DJ interested in being on our upcoming DJ page? Feel free to fill out this Google form!


Jared Tauber is a Senior Film and Television BFA major. For many, the distinction between General Manager and Station Manager is a difficult one to make, so hopefully the following analogies will help you firmly grasp it. If Anabella is Qui-Gon Jinn, Tauber is Obi-Wan Kenobi. If Anabella is Iron Man, Tauber is Spider-Man. If […]



MUSIC

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WMSC Unplugged: Elmora

New Jersey’s own Elmora will be performed at WMSC for an episode of our live performance show WMSC Unplugged!

NEWS

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Podcasting for Entrepreneurs – How to Cut Through the Noise

 “Podcasting for Entrepreneurs – How to Cut Through the Noise” is a Montclair Starts Up event aimed to guide entrepreneurs in navigating the podcasting landscape, offering insights from industry experts on creating engaging content, building a loyal audience, and monetizing podcasts. Moderated by Anabella Poland, MBA, the panel-style program gathered three key experts in […]

SPORTS

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2023-24 MSU Mens Basketball Season Recap:

The Montclair State Men’s basketball season has just come to an end, after a loss against Stockton in the NJAC semifinals. Despite that, the team still had a great season as they went 18-9, beating some of the best teams in their division. This is a recap of the MSU 2023-2024 men’s basketball season. The […]



OUR HISTORY


2023


2023 Marconi Nomination for
College Radio Station of the Year

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2023 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards

Best Live Music Broadcast

Best Campus/Community News

Best Business Director

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2023 College Broadcasters, Inc

Orlando, Florida

First Place Awards:

Best Feature News Reporting

Best Audio Production

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Interview with founder of WVMS (WMSC), Ed Helvey

 

2022


2022 Marconi Nomination for
College Radio Station of the Year

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2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Inc

Best Promo: “Tunes on Tuesday 2022 Showmo”

Best Special Broadcast: “WMSC Global Broadcast for World College Radio Day”

Best Social Media Presence




2022 College Broadcasters, Inc

Baltimore, Maryland

First Place Awards:

Best Special Broadcast Audio

Best Station Promo Audio

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2021

2021 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Inc
#1 College Station in the Nation
(more than 10,000 students)

Best Program Director
Best Business Director
Best Use of Sound Effects

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wmsc radio best college radio station

Along with WMSC’s Best College Radio Station award, Joshua Tirado and Kaya Maciak brought home individual national broadcasting awards. They are seen here with General Manager Anabella Poland in a rare (and brief) moment together for this photo in the studio.


2020

90.3 WMSC-FM persists through the COVID-19 pandemic and remains a 24/7 operating radio station.




2019

WMSC earned a nomination for the prestigious Marconi Radio Awards for “Best College Radio Station of the Year.”


WMSC presented The Spirit of College Radio Award

2019-2020 WMSC SMT

Dodgeball on College Radio Day with WSOU and Brave New Radio

WMSC visits Robert Clemente School to spread some holiday cheer

WMSC won 2 awards for IBS 2019 and another 11 finalist awards

WMSC seaside end of summer shore takeover

WMSC wins Best Social Media Presence at CBI in St. Louis


2018

WMSC earned the Spirit of College Radio Award.

2018-2019 WMSC SMT

College Radio Day team


2017

WMSC celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with 100 hours of live, uninterrupted event programming from Sunday, April 16th through Thursday, April 20th and a lineup of current and former DJs.

On May 26, 2017,  founder Ed Helvey and founding members Ellen Harrigan (then known as Ellen Connolly), Helene & Bob Hinck, Les Anderson and  WMSC’s first ever faculty adviser, Tete H. Tetens, reunited at Six Brothers Diner on Route 46.  WMSC’s general manager and adviser, Anabella Poland, joined the festivities. 


WMSC receives the Golden Slipmat Awards in recognition of 25 hour marathon

College Radio Day team


2016

On January 2016, WMSC 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!

WMSC takes home 3 finalist awards: Best Spot News, Best Station Manager and Best Station

WMSC receives the LAMC 2016 trophy for coverage


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.

On September 14, 2015, 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.

WMSC at NJBA 2015

The Morning Buzz 1 year anniversary

Presented The Spirit of College Radio Award


2013

WMSC begins broadcasting from the new studios at Conrad J. Schmitt Hall.


2012

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


1998

Steve Covino, Class of 1998, began his broadcast career right here at Montclair State. These days he can be heard coast-to-coast on SiriusXM Octane and Faction Talk daily.


1994

WMSC moves back to 90.3 FM.


1984

WMSC moves frequency to 101.5 FM.

Tom Kaminski, Class of 1984, began his radio career right here at WMSC, on the 4th floor of the student center.  For almost three decades now, he is the managing editor and traffic reporter at WCBS Newsradio 880. Tom returns to WMSC once a month to DJ some of the greatest songs of yesterday, today…and, of course, The Beatles. The Back to the Future show is live Sundays 7pm to 10pm year round.


1982

Brian Travis and Audrey Odom (Audie-O) live from our studios on the 4th floor of the Student Center. Brian was either playing polka, Pere Ubu or Charlie Daniels.


1967

WVMS, “The Voice of Montclair State” begins broadcasting on AM Radio from the basement of what today is College Hall. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on April 17th, 1967.



Listen to audio of founding members, Ellen Connolly and George Steinmetz’s, show:


News coverage on the new campus radio station by the university’s student-run newspaper, The Montclarion.


1966

Ed Helvey (Class of 1967) starts a radio club on campus with a select group of Montclair State students. His hope? To connect thousands of commuters with the campus community. In those days, Montclair State only housed approximately 25 % of the student population on campus, and most would leave after class rarely participating in extra curricular activities or feeling connected to campus life.  Since, an untold number (in the thousands) of students have been impacted by this college radio station. His dream!