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Montclair State University’s very own Will Barnes played some epic songs for WMSC Unplugged! 🎶   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Will Barnes     Will Barnes with Music Director Jared Tauber!

What is up guys, gals and non-binary pals! I believe that the year 2023 is the year about discovery and finding new things in life that make us happy. One way that we can do that is by discovering new up and coming queer artists. Let’s expand our music library and add a little bit […]

A beloved member of our WMSC family, George Jamgochian, who hosted this show The Morning Buzz & his own sports show In Foul Territory, passed away on January 1.  He was 23.   Georgie as he was known to family and friends, joined WMSC FM just six days after starting his freshman year at Montclair […]

Host of The Scene Lauren Bentivegna interviewed Mark Rizzo and Cen of Soulblind for WMSC!   Mark Rizzo Lauren Bentivegna talks with metal guitar legend and ex-Soulfly member Marc Rizzo about his new endeavors with bands Revenge Beast and Ill Niño as well as his passion for the guitar.   90.3 WMSC FM · Interview […]

Review by Aidan Smith Hundreds of excited fans rushed through the rain to New York City venue Terminal 5 on December 15th to see Vancouver, Canada-based band Peach Pit. The haphazard nature of the squeaks on the floor caused by soggy shoes made it clear that people were rushing around excitedly, preparing for Peach Pit […]

As part of ongoing coverage of local governments surrounding Montclair State University, WMSC presents Special Report: The Race to Be Mayor. This installment covers the contentious mayoral race in Clifton City, and the council members involved. Featuring exclusive interviews and coverage, Anthony Foster and Hannah Cox provide an informative report.      

Review by Emily McCormack If you haven’t heard of Måneskin… where have you been?! Måneskin is a four piece Italian rock band who won Eurovision 2021 with their hit single “ZITTI E BUOINI.” I first heard pieces of the song on social media and finally listened to it on my own… while I must admit […]

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is favorites of 2022! Read more to see our station’s favorite songs as we reflect the year!   “FUNERAL GREY” — Waterparks* Review by Deepak Sathish Following their 2021 album, Greatest Hits, an expansive record that covered […]

A conversation between music director Jared Tauber and music librarian & web director Emily “Emol” McCormack who were both at Webster Hall on December 17, 2022 for The Happy Fit’s Under the Shade of Green Tour: JARED: What did you like about the concert, Emol? EMOL: I’m good, thanks for asking. And you? JARED: Oh […]

Two years ago I wrote this article. Two years later, my work will see the light of day. This is The Death of an Optimist: Album and Movie Review. By Emily McCormack Since he started his musical career in 2014, alternative singer and activist grandson finally released his debut album, “Death Of An Optimist” on […]

Members of New Jersey band BUFFOUT joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their newest songs, alongside a fun covers! 🎶   BUFFOUT’s performance is the last for WMSC Unplugged for Fall 2022! Join us next semester for some more fun and exclusive live performances!

Review By Deepak Sathish What is love? That is the question that Long Beach-based band half•alive sets out to answer on their sophomore album, Conditions of a Punk. Across a sprawling selection of 18 tracks, the trio of lead singer Josh Taylor, bassist J. Tyler Johnson, and drummer Brett Kramer, this topic is explored. Described [...]
By Marissa Thorn December 6, 2022 was a big day for the World cup with two incredible games. Here is everything you need to know about both games. The first game was Morocco vs Spain. By the end of first half, neither team were able to score and the match remained 0-0. The game gets more intense in [...]
Review by Natalie Escobar Overall, 2022 has been such an amazing year for music. With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, so many amazing artists are finally able to perform again. In August I had the honor of seeing Lady Gaga in concert at MetLife Stadium. Her album Chromatica had come out in May of 2020 but due to lockdown [...]

Montclair, NJ. December 5, 2022 — WMSC “The Voice of Montclair State” is a finalist in eight 2023 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards categories, including Best College Radio Station (more than 10,000), Best Campus News and Best Live Music Broadcast by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards.   These nominations come after awards and prestigious nominations the […]

New Jersey band Loveseat Pete joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their newest songs, alongside some fun covers! 🎶 You can tune into Fall WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!         

 

By Emmi DeNovellis Stéphanie Frappart of France became the first woman to be the lead referee in a men's World Cup game when she refereed a match between Germany and Costa Rica on Thursday December 1st. The 38 year old Frenchwoman managed the match alongside a refereeing crew of all women. Frappart worked with assistant [...]
By Luke Cirianni This past Tuesday, many witnessed a huge moment of US soccer history.  The US qualified to the round of 16, the first time since 2010.  A lot of the media was tough on the Americans coming into the tournament, wondering how they could get out of such a tough group.  USA played [...]

   

Review by Josh Maley The 1975 is my all time favorite band, so when I saw that they were playing Madison Square Garden I knew I had to get a seat. The venue was full by the time opener BLACKSTARKIDS took the stage. They played a few of their songs, which are a mix of [...]

    

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is Autumn Vibes! Read more to see what songs give our members the feel for pumpkin spice, cool weather, and the urge to jump into a pile of leaves!   “Scott Street” – Phoebe Bridgers Review by […]

    

                        

New Jersey band Low Highs joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their latest EP “Try Not To Crash” alongside some fun covers! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!  

WMSC 90.3 FM earned three national awards from College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) on October 29, including first place honors for Best Special Broadcast Audio (“WMSC Global Broadcast for World College Radio Day”) and Best Station Promo Audio (“Tunes on Tuesday Showmo 2022”). Music Director Jared Tauber was the lead on both first place awards, stating [...]

 

Isaias and Jt created two horror pieces part of the Morning Buzz Halloween Special.

New Jersey band The Neverends visited our station to perform for WMSC Unplugged! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!       Photos taken by Anthony Soto