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Written by Santiago Calle Cifuentes Published on July 7, 2024 (New Jersey, USA) On July 1st 2024, NJ Transit increased its fare prices. The fare hike, approved in April, increases ticket prices by up to 15 percent, alongside an annual fare increase of 3 percent that begins July 2025. This increase applies to all NJ […]

Written by Allen Macaraeg Published on June 28, 2024 (Jersey City, New Jersey) The 2024 Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF) in Jersey City marks the 13th season of mixing local, national and international movies with local food and drink vendors. Filmmakers from anywhere are given the opportunity to show their films and network with […]

Written by Rashmika Vinakota Published on June 14, 2024 (MONTCLAIR, NJ)- Montclair State University is one of the colleges getting ready to streamline the transfer application process for University of Arts students this fall after the university in Pennsylvania shut down on June 7. The John J. Cali School of Music is excited to welcome […]

Written by Nino DeNino Published on June 14, 2024 (Cupertino, California) – Apple is holding their WWCD (Worldwide Developers Conference) this week and Apple CEO Tim Cook gave users a sneak peak at iOS 18 and what’s to come.  The new update will give users new ways to customize their phones. From your home screen […]

Written by Nicole Passero Published on June 12, 2024 (Montclair, New Jersey)- Out Montclair hosted their third annual Montclair Pride Festival on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. There were many people throughout the Garden State that attended the event, including many vendors. New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce was one of the attendees at the festival […]

Published on June 6, 2024 Montclair, NJ- As we are currently in the month of June, it is officially LGBTQ+ Pride Month! 90.3 WMSC Upper Montclair is proud to be broadcasting live from Out Montclair’s Pride Festival on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. This will mark WMSC’s second time broadcasting the event, and bringing all of […]

Written by Rashmika Vinakota Published on May 26, 2024 May 26 is the second day of a two-day air show headlined by the United States Navy Blue Angels at Jones beach in Long Island during Memorial weekend. The day-long event began at 10:00 a.m and slowly introduced helicopters, fighter jets until 11:30 a.m when heavy […]

Reported and Written by Nicole Passero May 17, 2024 (Pequannock Township, New Jersey)- Defying Gravitea, a gluten and dairy free bakeshop, is celebrating their one year anniversary. Gina Cassese, the owner and founder of the bakeshop, has made her vision come to life as she is able to provide her customers a comfortable and healthy […]

Montclair, NJ — May 1, 2024 — Montclair State University psychology student Kangela Guerrero is gearing up to compete for the coveted title of MISS NEW JERSEY USA® 2024. The highly anticipated pageant will unfold from June 21-23, 2024, at The Hilton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. A multi-talented individual, the 22-year-old has proven her [...]

WMSC’s music team explores alternative rock songs that explore political topics. Read below for some politically motivated favorites made by, or enjoyed by Generation Z as part of Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media Spring 2024 #FOCUS project! “Don’t Wait” – Neck Deep (ft. Sam Carter) Review by Amber Bintliff Featuring vocals from […]

Montclair State University’s award-winning college radio station, WMSC 90.3-FM, is celebrating its 57th anniversary of broadcasting with a 168-hour live broadcast marathon. The week-long celebration will feature special editions of favorite shows, collaborative public affairs programming, and culminates with 48 hours of vinyl-only music to honor Record Store Day and Vinylthon. WMSC’s ribbon cutting ceremony [...]

 

 “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 […]

WMSC “The Voice of Montclair State” is a finalist in 16 categories for the 2024 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards, doubling last year’s total. The nominations include “Best College Radio Station” (more than 10,000), “Best Specialty Show” and “Best Live Music Broadcast,” and are the most the station has received for an awards program from […]

By Rashmika Vinakota October 23, 2023 marked day four of the Montclair Film Festival at The Clairidge in downtown Montclair. The festival showcased a number of independent films such as “Breaking the News,” directed by Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, and Chelsea Hernandez, and “Evil Does Not Exist,” a foreign language feature film directed by […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, our music team contributes to Montclair State University’s Fall 2023 FOCUS project of FOCUS: Food. Read below to see what foodie favorites our members have to recommend!   “Black Licorice” — Peach Pit* Review by Daniel Ortiz a.k.a. […]

Recognition in Six Categories Underscores Excellence in Student Media Montclair, NJ — Eleven students and recent alumni from Montclair State University’s WMSC-FM have been named finalists by College Broadcasters Inc. for the National Student Production Awards. Their outstanding work at the campus radio station earned the student-operated outlet six nominations in the following categories: Best [...]
Listen along here: In the 2010’s, there were various genres with different aesthetics. Many songs produced then were a mash-up of pop, hip-hop, and EDM. Hip-hop was going through a revival when new streaming platforms were released, allowing creators to release their music and let others stream it. EDM was also making a comeback. Additionally, [...]
Listen along here: The kids were most certainly not alright in the 2000’s. The 9/11 terrorist attacks shattered the consumer world's sense of security and prosperity. The resentful malaise brewing throughout the 90’s exploded into more radical forms of expression, ranging from the aggressively theatrical, childishly silly, rabidly energetic, or just shamelessly hedonistic.  The rapid [...]
Listen along here: The 90’s were a time of varying aesthetic sensibilities. From the Spice Girls to Nirvana to Biggie, a singular, definitive taste and look of this decade is difficult to pin down.  Dominating trends veered toward minimalist and relaxed fashions, contrasting with the flashy, structured style of the 80’s. Additionally, there was a [...]
Listen along here: When remembering fashion in the 80’s one can’t help but smile. A time in music where new styles in both fashion and music began to emerge from different artists. Music had a massive influence on fashion and took over this time period. From bold outfits filled with animal print, studded boots, and [...]
MONTCLAIR, N.J. April 20th, 2023 – Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 FM is celebrating Vinylthon and Record Store Day with a 48-hour weekend long, vinyl-only music live broadcast.  The special event will start Saturday, April 22 at midnight and it will showcase the best WMSC shows - with some old, some new, but all vinyl.  [...]
Listen along here: The beauty of 1970’s music and fashion is how each style was able to be different and powerful in its own way. The 70’s produced lots of different kinds of rock, but each subgenre reinvented itself, truly working to subvert the norm. These sounds were born out of the iconic musical artists [...]
Listen along here: FASHION OF THE 1960’s - The 1960’s started with fashion that leaned on the conservative side. Boys were seen wearing sports coats and dress shoes with a crew cut, while girls wore knee-length dresses and button-down plaid shirts with a ponytail or bouffant. Then, in the mid-'60s, fashion took a turn. Since [...]

 

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 […]

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.      

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 […]

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 [...]