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Written by: Julia Siegel In January, Sundance Film Festival’s breakout hit was none other than New Jersey-based film Patti Cake$. With breakout performances, great music, and an inspirational story, Patti Cake$ may be one of the best independent films of the year. The story is truly about New Jersey, as the director, Geremy Jasper, is […]

Written by: Julia Siegel An enlightening documentary, a hilarious conversation, and two great characters made an afternoon at the Wellmont Theater a must-be place during the final weekend of the Montclair Film Festival. The excited, sold-out crowd broke into a thunderous round of applause when the still extremely popular Bill Nye walked into the theater. […]

Written by: Julia Siegel Quadruple threat director, actor, screenwriter, and song writer Zoe Lister-Jones closed out the Montclair Film Festival with her hilarious new film, Band Aid. The film was a great choice to close out the festival, as it balances comedy, drama, and music perfectly. Lister-Jones, who also produced the film, participated in a […]

Written by: Julia Siegel New Jersey has some weird folklore, but no story may be crazier than the events that occurred from Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938. The radio industry was forever impacted by the chaos that ensued when Welles announced that Martians were invading New Jersey. […]

One of the staples of the Montclair Film Festival is the In Conversation Series, which teams up late night comedian and festival Advisory Board member Stephen Colbert with celebrities to discuss their lives in the entertainment industry. This year, Colbert sat down with actor/writer/director John Turturro and discussed everything from Turturro’s life growing up in Queens, New York to working with famous directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay. No matter what the topic was, Turturro managed to crack up Colbert and the entire audience with his kooky storytelling.

MONTCLAIR, NJ. – May 4, 2017 – 90.3 WMSC-FM Ninth Annual Alumni Takeover Week starts Thursday May 4th, 2017. Tom Kaminski from WCBS 880, MSU class of ‘84, and one of the hosts of the ‘Back To The Future’ show, is organizing the week-long live programming event with his co-host Gene Sower, Class of ‘80 and Anthony Mennutti, Class of ‘00.

Photo and Story by: Julia Siegel Film festivals typically show thought-provoking films, so it was no surprise that director Oren Moverman’s latest feature, The Dinner, made the lineup. Based on the Dutch book by Herman Koch, The Dinner uses a choppy, non-linear narrative to show how far four neurotic parents would go to protect their […]

Tom Hall, Executive Director of Montclair Film joined Lise Raven, Associate Professor of film here at Montclair State to talk about the upcoming Montclair Film Festival. Engineer: Corey Sullivan Producer: Mike Stringham Executive Producer: Anabella Poland

By: Peter Zezas Cold War Kids newest album is called “L.A. Divine” and it’s genuinely interesting. The album artwork is a lonely palm tree somewhere in what looks like California. I have never listened to Cold War Kids before this and listening to their songs I get the essence of the Alternative group known as […]

Beverly Peterson, Associate Professor of Television and Digital Media; Documentary and Laila Abuelhawa joined host Kristie Keleshian on this episode to discuss MSU Film recent trip to Camaguey Cuba for a film festival. Engineer/ Board op: Katie Leonard Producer: Daniel Giacumbo/ Mike Stringham Executive Producer: Anabella Poland

MONTCLAIR, NJ. (April 20, 2017) – WMSC is joining 70+ college radio stations around the US for the second annual Vinylthon organized by the College Radio Foundation, the organization behind College Radio Day, in conjunction with Record Store Day.   On Saturday April 22nd, 2017 WMSC will be broadcasting music exclusively from vinyl for the entire duration of the day!     This year, […]

By: Connor Faleski New Jersey’s own Real Estate has just released their new album “In Mind”, and with this new project comes a cleaner sound that hasn’t been heard on any other album in their discography. The synths are amazingly light, filling up all empty spaces that the punchy drums, bass, and refreshingly Mac Demarco-esque guitars […]

Montclair State University is welcoming a brand new department on campus. The Writing Studies Department is under the School of Humanities and Social Science and plans to offer more opportunities to students. Jennifer Guercio, a full time instructor under Writing Studies explained how the new department is focusing on teaching and writing in all different […]

Juan Contla, student station manager and Anabella Poland, General Manager of WMSC FM, the Voice of Montclair State join Samantha Williams to discuss the upcoming 100-hour marathon of live event programming in celebration of the station’s 50th Anniversary. Engineer: Thomas Formoso Producers: Corey Feldman, Mike Stringham and Samantha Williams Executive Producer: Anabella Poland Click here […]

MONTCLAIR, NJ (April, 7, 2017) — In celebration of its 50th anniversary, 90.3 WMSC- FM “The Voice of Montclair State,” will be broadcasting 100 hours of live event programming beginning at 7 PM on April 16 and ending on April 21.

 

Montclair State alumnus Tom Kaminski (Class of 1984), WCBS Chopper 880 reporter, will kick off the festivities at 7pm on Sunday April 16 with a special edition of its regularly scheduled “The Back to the Future Show.”

This year a new department formed at Montclair State University, the Writing Studies Department, which is housed in the College for Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU. The Department of Writing Studies was the next evolution for the writing programs at Montclair State University. Now, taking shape as its own department, the Writing Studies Professors […]

By: Kate Braunstein   The Center for Leadership and Development here at Montclair State University hosted its 7th Annual Leadership Institute on Friday, April 7th 2017. The workshop consisted of two Keynote speakers, four Breakout Sessions, reflections, and a closing debriefing. With over two hundred people in attendance, the event was a smashing success. Many […]

By: Chris Annunziata – Host Metal Teddy Bear Experience  Leading progressive metallers, Periphery, decided to bring back their Sonic Unrest Tour for a second time. Fortunately for New Jersey, they stopped at Starland Ballroom with bands of differentiating styles: The Contortionist, Norma Jean, Infinity Shred and Inventure (who only opened for this show). Everyone at the […]

The Fate of the Furious is the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, out of Universal Studios. When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime, and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them like never before. The Fate of the Furious is […]

Marty Keating takes a closer look at the new movie “Boss Baby” with the cast.

Pat Berry joined us on the Morning Buzz to discuss a recent story about Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a high school senior from New Jersey, who was accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools. With her extensive writing background, Berry helps potential applicants with their essay writing. She started the College Application Camp in 2014 that takes place at […]

Jake Bowen of Periphery called into The Metal Teddy Bear Experience to talk about the band’s upcoming tour with Norma Jean, The Contortionist and Infinity Shred. He talked about previously touring with Norma Jean and the fun times they shared. In honor of March being Metal Month, Jake recapped his most metal moments of the […]

Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor of ProPublica and the man behind a series of 15 tweets to Press Secretary Sean Spicer Monday evening, joins guest host Joe Amditis of the Center for Cooperative Media to talk about how professionals journalist go about fact-checking statements and other information especially as it trickles down via official channels […]

Steve McCarthy, News Producer here at Montclair State joins host and colleague Tom Franklin for a conversation about freelance work on the professional field while teaching; and how to land those long form segments on network television news, including the recent passing of Jimmy Breslin and McCarthy’s recent trip to India with Montclair State students. […]

Mike Lutes and Dan Fedkenheuer, two students from the Feliciano School of Business and two winners from the team that won the Times Square Challenge, joined us on The Morning Buzz to talk about the experience, developing the concept, filming and editing process, and much more. The Feliciano Family purchased and donated a spot on […]

The New York Red Bulls II will finally play at their new home stadium at Montclair State University on Saturday April 1st at 4 PM. WMSC had the opportunity to speak with head coach, John Wolyniec, and players, David Abidor & Florian Valot ahead of their home opener. You can hear the game on 90.3 […]

By: Pam Burrows Yours Conditionally is the fourth studio album from the band Tennis, made up of married couple, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley from Denver, Colorado. The music on this album is reminiscent to the band’s previous works, as it is very calm, quiet, and easy to listen to. 2011’s Cape Dory served as […]

By: Peter Zezas To start off with the album artwork, I really like the colorful X-ray of a person they have the cover. In fact, it actually looks like there is, not only, someone’s side profile but another person looking directly at you. I like how the album is called “Hot Thoughts” and they covered […]

Saban’s Power Rangers is morphing back into theaters March 24th for the first time since 1995. High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vengeance, the group must harness their powers […]

Tara Sullivan, an award winning sports columnist for The Record joins Tom Franklin to discuss an upcoming panel about “Women in Media” at the Yogi Berra Museum this Thursday. Sullivan will join legendary columnist Claire Smith and our very own Kelly Whiteside in this discussion. Tara Sullivan has been covering sports in New York for […]