News Team

For any news related inquiries, you can contact our news team!


News Director: Nino DeNino 

news@wmscradio.com

 

Assistant News: Nicole Passero 

asstnews@wmscradio.com


Nino DeNino is a junior majoring in Journalism and Digital Media with a minor in Earth and Environmental Science with the hopes of becoming a meteorologist. Nino became apart of WMSC during the fall semester of 2021 and co-hosts his own show A&N in the PM along with his lifelong best friend Andrew Cooper. He […]


Nicole Passero is a junior majoring in Journalism and Digital Media. She is excited to share her passion for news storytelling as the Assistant News Director. Passero joined WMSC in the Fall of 2022 and was the Morning Buzz Producer for the 2023-2024 academic year. She also hosted a pop-country music show, “Electrifying Crossroads” and […]


Latest Video


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.


FEATURED ARTICLE

Written by Rashmika Vinakota Published on July 13, 2024 This is a developing story Listen to the story here,   (Butler, PA)- Donald Trump was rushed off stage during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania by secret service agents when shots were heard on Saturday, July 13. Trump was seen dropping to the ground as the right […]

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 […]





News Team

For any news related inquiries, you can contact our news team!


Nino DeNino is a junior majoring in Journalism and Digital Media with a minor in Earth and Environmental Science with the hopes of becoming a meteorologist. Nino became apart of WMSC during the fall semester of 2021 and co-hosts his own show A&N in the PM along with his lifelong best friend Andrew Cooper. He […]


Nicole Passero is a junior majoring in Journalism and Digital Media. She is excited to share her passion for news storytelling as the Assistant News Director. Passero joined WMSC in the Fall of 2022 and was the Morning Buzz Producer for the 2023-2024 academic year. She also hosted a pop-country music show, “Electrifying Crossroads” and […]



latest video


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.


MEET THE NEWS TEAM


Nino DeNino

News Director

Journalism & Digital Media Major

Class of 2025

Nicole Passero

Asst. News Director

Journalism & Digital Media Major

Class of 2026

Chris Alberico

Journalism & Digital Media Major

Class of 2027

Jonathan Kaplan

Communication & Media Studies Major

Class of 2027

Jay Maley

Journalism & Digital Media Major

Class of 2026

Mia Savidge

Theatre Studies Major

Class of 2027

Stella Daly

Film & Television Major

Class of 2027

Chris Cirone

Film & Television Major

Class of 2027

Santi Calle

Film & Television Major

Class of 2026

Michael Johns

Sports Communication Major

Class of 2027

Maddy Kodrich

Communication & Media Studies Major

Class of 2027

Anthony Foster

Policy Studies Major

Class of 2026

Rashmika Vinakota

Journalism & Digital Media Major

Class of 2026

Arabi Khalique

Justice Studies Major

Class of 2026

Alex Braun

History Major

Class of 2025





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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 [...]
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 [...]