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By Noah Aviles Before I went to this show, I had difficulty remembering when my last concert was. For obvious reasons (the global pandemic and all of that), I wasn’t attending too many live events at the time, but when I heard that Paul McCartney was heading to MetLife Stadium as the final stop of his “Got […]

By Luke Adair “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” is Marvel’s newest project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the first film in Phase 5 of the MCU, and it is an impressive start to this new phase. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return as Ant-Man and The Wasp. The film also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror and features […]

By Tanner Price MONTCLAIR, NJ Montclair State University suffered yet another heartbreaking playoff exit on Tuesday, losing 91-86 to the Stockton Ospreys in the quarterfinals version of the Battle of The Birds. The Ospreys dominated the first half, and MSU was lucky that it was only a 51-45 Stockton lead at halftime. Stockton would come [...]

New Jersey’s own Starberries performed some original songs for an episode of WMSC Unplugged! 🎶   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Starberries          

By AJ Chasan MONTCLAIR, NJ-   Red Hawk Country! You are going to the NJAC semifinal! In dominant fashion, Montclair State showed up in the most monumental of ways. After leading 36-30 at halftime, the Red Hawks had 20 more minutes to continue their season. Coming out of the locker room, Montclair State had 20 [...]

Review by Mia Watson Greta Van Fleet is my favorite band. This was a largely anticipated weekend in their “Dreams in Gold” tour after being delayed since April due to illness within the band. Fans flocked from far and wide to the Mark G. Etess Arena for the final leg of their tour after gaining […]

By Luke Cirianni MONTCLAIR, NJ - Former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch has been allegedly chosen to become the new manager of Premier League side Southampton.  Marsch was sacked after Leeds lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest.  Leeds currently sits in 17th place in the Premier League, while Marsch’s new squad sits dead last in 20th.  A [...]
By Emmi DeNovellis MONTCLAIR, NJ -   The Montclair State Women’s Basketball team capped off their regular season with a hard fought game against Rowan University on Wednesday night. The Red Hawks battled but fell short, 67-55.   Junior standout Megan Duffy paced this Red Hawks squad with 15 points. For the game, Montclair St. [...]
By AJ Chasan MONTCLAIR,NJ- As Montclair State’s men's basketball season was near conclusion after already clinching the number three seed in the NJAC playoff, the Red Hawks faced one more challenge before tournament time. None bigger than on the road taking on Rowan University in their house. One final tuneup before the games matter the [...]

Montclair State University’s very own girlband performed some original songs and epic covers for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: girlband         Photos by Frank Konze     Photos from WMSC

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is Valentine’s Day: Love & Hate. Read more to see our station’s favorite love songs and favorite hate songs!   “Lucky People” — Waterparks ❤️ Review by Deepak Sathish Meet the acoustic love song to end all […]

By AJ Chasan MONTCLAIR, NJ- After a tough three game skid, Montclair State Women’s Basketball got back on track with a statement win over the Ramapo Roadrunners. This was a must win game for the Red Hawks, as they only have two more regular season contests left to go. They got it done tonight in [...]
By AJ Chasan MONTCLAIR, NJ- Down 19 at halftime to an inferior opponent, sitting comfortably at third place in the NJAC heading into tonight, what would you do as a player on the Red Hawks? Fight or roll over? Most would just pack it in and say we’ll see you at home Stockton on Saturday. [...]

New Jersey band Swansun visited our station to perform some epic original songs for our live performance show, WMSC Unplugged! 🎶   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Swansun   

Lauren Bentivegna talks with New Jersey artist Eric Raven about his new album “The Shape of Pain” and his journey discovering a creating alternative music.   90.3 WMSC FM · Interview with Eric Raven  

By AJ Chasan MONTCLAIR, NJ- The Montclair State Men's Basketball team utterly dominated their cross-town rival William Paterson in a massive 99-81 point victory. One basket shy of the 100-point mark, the Red Hawks exploded offensively. Tonight, as usual, it was all about the three ball. Shooting an outstanding 52.9 percent from beyond the arc [...]
By Luke Cirianni MONTCLAIR, NJ- Tonight, another big rivalry game in women's basketball took place.  The William Patterson Pioneers took a short, but serious road trip to the Panzer Athletic Center, to take on the Montclair State Redhawks.  The game finished off with a 56-52 victory for the Pioneers.  Brianna Smith, led her team to [...]

 

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 [...]