The Award-Winning Campus Radio Station to Complete 36-Hours of Live Radio
MONTCLAIR, NJ, October 5th, 2022 – Montclair State University’s WMSC FM will be joining more than 700 stations in 50 countries for the 12th Annual World College Radio Day this Friday, October 7.
The station will be live with a 36-hour special programming marathon featuring some of the best shows and on-air talent, exclusive interviews, music performances, intercollegiate collaborations and much more.
This year’s theme is “Voices for Peace”, showing that student radio stands with all those who are oppressed or suffering from violence, and seeks to champion justice and sustainable peace for all.
“As a Ukrainian-American, the theme for World College Radio Day 2022 is deeply personal,” says station manager Ben Petruk. “I am grateful that I am able to lead the station into this year’s World College Radio Day, uniting for peace, exactly three years after I first joined as a freshman.”
In observation of this year’s theme, the WMSC News team will be conducting interviews with Ukranian families and professionals in New Jersey to learn from those who are directly affected by the war.
“Special programming events such as World College Radio Day offer students an opportunity to work on long-lead preparation, and execution of a high visibility event,” says Anabella Poland, General Manager of WMSC FM. “Besides working on hours of live programming, gathering relevant content, and promoting it, the event is a fantastic team building opportunity.”
College Radio Day’s 36-hour marathon will kick off with WMSC Unplugged on Thursday, October 6th at 1 p.m. EST followed by special editions of fan favorite shows. When the clock strikes midnight on October 7th, World College Radio Day will officially begin on the eastern seaboard with Montclair State University’s own President, Jonathan Koppell, aka Dr. K., and his show “Dr. K’s Vinyl Fantasy Funhouse.”
The day will also feature the first ever College Radio Day Mixtape, and celebrity interviews with iconic rock guitarist Slash, David Robinson of The Cars, The Happy Fits, and Hip Hop legend Rahzel.
“This day is incredibly special for everyone.” says Leslie Gallagher Program Director. “This day reminds me how important it is not only to get involved at the station, but for everyone to come together as one big family. There are so many different people with so many different backgrounds and a celebration like this brings not only WMSC together, but the whole world of College Radio.”
Follow WMSC on Instagram @wmscradio and Twitter @WMSC to interact with WMSC members and stay on top of all World College Day activities. Follow the hashtag #WCRD2022 #WMSCWCRD and #voicesforpeace to be inspired by this worldwide collaboration.