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Music director Jared Tauber’s quest for vinyl and answers has led him to Sweet Vinyl Cafe in Denville, NJ.        

MONTCLAIR, N.J. April 21st, 2022 – Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 FM is celebrating the station’s 55 anniversary with a 55-hour live broadcast marathon starting April 22 at 4pm. The special event programming will showcase the best WMSC shows and more than 24 hours of vinyl-only music, as the station partakes in college radio’s Vinylthon […]

On a quest for vinyl and answers, music director Jared Tauber visits Lark Street Music in Teaneck, NJ.    

Olivia King is a Pop/Soul singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. With a combined social media following of 200,000+, and 6,000,000+ streams on Spotify alone, she has been a force in this industry. Her songs have been featured on the Indie Charts, Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop, R&B Slow Jams, Discover Weekly, and […]

CD BAD. VINYL GOOD: VINYLTHON APRIL 23 ON 90.3 WMSC

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks – a collaboration of music reviews of members from our radio station!   “First Class” – Khruangbin Review By Maya Stolper  The first time I added Khruangbin to a playlist of mine was in January of 2020 and I haven’t been able to stop listening to this Texas based trio […]

On March 27th, Lurk, One Step Closer, Soul Blind and Drug Church performed at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Featured on the left is the flier for the tour found on the band’s Instagram, @drugchurch.  The show started off with LURK, who is a punk rock band all the way from Chicago, Illinois. [...]

Over the last few years Jaz Karis has become a shining light within the UK music scene. Often occupying a space between R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul and recently Amapiano and Soulful Afro House, Karis’s authentic approach to her music has seen her audience expand across the world and led to enthusiastic support from all corners of […]

Jack Samson joined on WMSC Unplugged to perform some of his original music, including some upcoming singles and tunes on his recent EP, SIIIGNS! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Jack Samson  

by Kyle Pepitone After a rather dry month for new releases in February, March makes up for it with a myriad of new albums and singles all across the board… almost too many to keep track of. However, as part of the digital marketing team for Heavy Is The Crown (a rock and metal show […]

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 […]

By Víctor Muñiz Rosa  90.3 WMSC FM · MSU Students react to Daddy Yankee RetirementReggaeton artist Daddy Yankee announces he will retire after 32 years of music. Yankee, known for hits like “Gasolina”, “Despacito”, and “Dura”, notified on his social media that he will end his artistic endeavors with his final album and tour.    […]

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  

Almost 30 years in the making, Papa Roach still has what it takes to rock and roll! By Víctor Muñiz Rosa Papa Roach performed last Tuesday at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. The crowd was exhilarating, and everybody was jumping and singing all their hits like “American Dreams,” “Scars,” “Help,” Getting Away with Murder,” and […]

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 […]

With an adoration for songwriting, Isabel Pless created a career in music from her childhood bedroom in Jericho, Vermont. From writing her first song at 12, to writing songs during the pandemic and taking them to the internet, Isabel is using her music as a cathartic outlet for expressing her feelings. In turn, she is […]

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

WMSC’s own JT Bethea (JT Untamed) perform for WMSC Unplugged! He covered some of his favorite songs, ranging from NF and Lil Wayne, as well as original music! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: JT Untamed

WMSC’s own Anthony Soto joins host Nate Williams for a mellow acoustic set featuring a whole bunch of original tunes as well covers of Death Cab For Cutie and The Neighbourhood. You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Anthony Soto

WMSC’s very own web director Jake Goetz joins host Mike Foley for a mellow acoustic set featuring a whole bunch of original tunes as well covers of Elliot Smith and AJJ. You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Jake Goetz

WMSC’s very own Nick Najarian plays acoustic versions of Green Day, Weezer, and some originals! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Nick Najarian

Kanye West’s 12th album was nothing short of spectacular. Dropping the deluxe version of his most recent album Donda on November 7th, 2021. After initially dropping the album on August 29th, 2021, West dropped four more new songs on the deluxe version. Highlighted by the addition of the song “Life Of The Party” featuring one […]

Photo Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Recording Corporation After teasing the world with their first single, “Leave The Door Open” in March 2021, the R&B-Silk Sonic duo consisting of singer Bruno Mars and rapper Anderson .Paak released their debut album, An Evening With Silk Sonic.  Unlike much we hear in today’s music industry, Silk Sonic is […]

I was introduced to EDM early on in life because of my mom. However, it was not until elementary school that it clicked. My mom bought this Tiesto CD: “Club Life, Vol. 2 – Miami” and it was all I wanted to play in the car throughout the summer of 2012. Next thing you know, […]

WMSC’s Holiday 2020 Playlist! A custom playlist created by our Music Team here at WMSC Radio 90.3!   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tqvQPT1avkE7KkJW2A4G7?si=2in9G2geQp6BVbs7AEbbmA        

WMSC’s December 2020 Playlists! Custom playlists created by our Music Team here at WMSC Radio 90.3!   EMILY MCCORMACK: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tqvQPT1avkE7KkJW2A4G7?si=2in9G2geQp6BVbs7AEbbmA CHARLOTTE ORTZIAN: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Y2uAK7UaZR6fHURbpoye1?si=czbnjEMTR–s-kUFId7TZw KENNY HORN: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7oJCzPdvk0C1mGBOUvIgKM?si=1W5rNC6xSmu01yF4BkZfsg YAZEMIN YILMAZ: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/09aGPxQXSqrKdDTS9HsC7d?si=cibzP95TTx6ZkeYsUaIFzQ KYLE PEPITONE: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3mdfwyRDTN7KhG1QFpGcP7?si=tECmziDHTZm1LIaHv7Lagw KATHY EYZAGUIRRE: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6su0J6XhEAiLjvyrECmREa?si=S9sIpHs9QxicIQC0uwoq3g IYONI TILLMAN: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6su0J6XhEAiLjvyrECmREa?si=S9sIpHs9QxicIQC0uwoq3g      

October 2020 Playlists Custom playlists created by the Music Team here at WMSC Radio 90.3   EMILY MCCORMACK: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tqvQPT1avkE7KkJW2A4G7?si=2in9G2geQp6BVbs7AEbbmA CHARLOTTE ORTZIAN: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Y2uAK7UaZR6fHURbpoye1?si=czbnjEMTR–s-kUFId7TZw JARED TAUBER: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7oJCzPdvk0C1mGBOUvIgKM?si=1W5rNC6xSmu01yF4BkZfsg YAZEMIN YILMAZ: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/09aGPxQXSqrKdDTS9HsC7d?si=cibzP95TTx6ZkeYsUaIFzQ KYLE PEPITONE: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3mdfwyRDTN7KhG1QFpGcP7?si=tECmziDHTZm1LIaHv7Lagw LAUREN SMALL: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6su0J6XhEAiLjvyrECmREa?si=S9sIpHs9QxicIQC0uwoq3g JARED TAUBER:    

WMSC’s Interview with Lucia Zambetti Lucia is a sixteen-year-old girl from New York. Ever since she was young, she’s had a love for music which sprung from not only her parents’ professions as musicians, but her extended family and sisters passion for music. Even at just 3 years old, she would carpool-karaoke old Beatles songs […]

By Kyle Pepitone In early February, punk rock band Green Day released their thirteenth studio album titled Father Of All. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, that’s okay, because the album only has 10 songs, most of which are under three minutes. Fun fact, the 26-minute runtime of the album […]