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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 […]

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  

 

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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’s own THE HAPPY FITS joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged last week, performing some of their biggest hits and latest tunes! 🍍 You can tune into WMSC Summer Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM! 🎶      

New Jersey bands ØM-53, See Plus, 54 Ultra, The Neverends and Montclair State's own Jack Powers performed in Debonair Music Hall on Friday, June 10, 2022 - and our music librarian Emily McCormack was there to capture the event! Jack Powers See Plus 54 Ultra ØM-53 The Neverends You can watch Jack Power's WMSC Unplugged session [...]

Put your seatbelts on for this one. By Sal DiMaggio   90.3 WMSC FM · Montclair State Students React to Rising Gas Prices   Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Americans have seen a dramatic increase in gas prices, especially in New Jersey. American gas companies have decided to stop business in Russia for […]

Violet Blend is an Italian alternative metal band from Florence, Italy. The band is made up by Giada Celeste Chelli (vocals and piano), Daniele Cristellon (guitar), Ferruccio Baroni (bass) and Michel Agostini (drums). In 2018 Violet Blend released the debut album ‘White Mask’, the city of Florence (IT) was invaded by thousands of masks with […]

This past Saturday we had WMSC’s own assistant programming director Ben Petruk perform for WMSC Unplugged, singing some of his original music! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Ben Petruk  

Montclair, NJ., March. 13, 2022 – Local professional wrestling organization Dropkick Depression will be hosting a family friendly professional wrestling event at the Columbian Club of Old Bridge at 61 Pine St, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 on April 30th, 2022. The doors will open at 6:30PM and the show will start at 7:00PM. This family […]

Howdy! It’s Emol (also known as Emily McCormack) Lots of amazing music has been released in the past few weeks, and I’m so excited to highlight some of my favorite picks!    Say Something – MISSIO MISSIO is an alternative-rock duo from Austin, Texas. I’ve been listening to Matt and David since 2017, immediately being […]

Jonathan Coulton is known for his eclectic catalog of masterful songwriting on subjects from zombies and mad scientists to sad parents and dissatisfied software engineers. He’s written songs for The Good Fight and Braindead TV series, as well as the Portal video games, and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. He is the host and namesake […]

Music Librarian Jared Tauber and News Director Anandaji Cruz Rosario had a chat with the MSU Lymphomies, a student group participating in a movement to spread awareness of Lymphoma. You can learn more about the MSU Lymphomies at msulymphomies.org

This weekend Jack Powers performed for WMSC Unplugged! He covered some of his favorite songs as well as original music! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Jack Powers

Members of the Student Management Team (SMT) at 90.3 FM WMSC were recently nominated for awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). WMSC and its members have been consistently nominated for awards by IBS and have won numerous ones as well, including “Best College Radio Station in the Nation (over 10,000 students)”, in 2021. “It […]

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in WMSC’s 2nd Annual Talent Show! 🎙️ 👑 Judges Award: Daniel Acosta 👑 Fan Favorite: Anthony Soto Highlight Reel Edited by: Kelly Meagher WMSC's 2nd Annual Talent Show Program by Office Assistant

By Patrina Geiger Published February 21, 2022 The Red Hawk Diner reopened for in-person dining after two years of being closed due to the pandemic on Feb. 14. Montclair State University had sent out an email announcing this ten days prior on Feb. 4, telling students that they had to make same day reservations in […]

By Sal DiMaggio Published January 31, 2022   Every semester, protestors from the Key of David Christian Center come to Montclair State University. The members of the group protest against members of the LGBTQ+ community, feminists, Muslims, and other minority groups. For students who have gone to Montclair State before, this is nothing new. The […]

HUDSON RIVER, NY – Members of the United States Coast Guard helping passengers off US Airways Flight 1549 and onto their boats to bring them safely on to land. | Photo courtesy of USCG Press, Wikimedia Commons  By Ryan Breyta  Montclair, NJ – New York Waterway ferry Captain Vince Lombardi went to work on January […]

Montclair, NJ. January 10, 2022 — WMSC “The Voice of Montclair State” has been named a finalist in thirteen categories including Best College Radio Station (more than 10,000), Best Political News and Best Celebrity Interview by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards. These nominations come after an impressive string of awards the station earned in 2021, […]

Dr. K, aka Montclair State University President Jonathan Koppell, treated our listeners to an unannounced 90-minute live vinyl DJ set this week, where he played 70’s funk, 80’s rock n' pop, and one-hit wonders from a collection of vinyl he rescued from “certain doom” and shipped to WMSC where it would be kept safe. Dressed [...]

Steven Spielberg’s adaption of the beloved musical is in theaters. The production employed nearly two dozen Montclair State Graduates in acting, dancing and production roles. The film’s protagonist, Rachel Zegler was set on attending Montclair State University before she got the callback for her first-ever movie role, as one of the main characters, Maria. Hear […]