WMSC Celebrating World College Radio Day with 34 Hours of Programming
Written by szveteczm on September 28, 2021
*The station is only one of four college radio stations in the United States that will present programming as part of the global initiative*
MONTCLAIR, N.J. September 29, 2021- Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 FM is collaborating with over 600 stations in 40 countries for the 11th annual World College Radio Day (WCRD) powered by Live365 on Friday, October 1. The station will host a 34-hour special programming event as part of the initiative that will feature on-air talent, exclusive celebrity interviews, and music performances. In addition, the station will host a 34-hour broadcast event and has the honor of closing out the 24-hour Global WCRD marathon with the station’s first college radio musical “The Nightmare Before World College Radio Day.”
WMSC’s World College Radio Day Event kicks off on Thursday, September 30 at 6 p.m. EDT and ends at 4 a.m EDT Saturday October 2. Highlights from the station’s programming and participation include:
- A special two-hour edition of The Morning Buzz.
- Golf cart karaoke with spontaneous sing-alongs with general members
- A live dodgeball game between the student management team and general members.
- Two hours of exclusive interviews & three live performances.
- A simulcast en Español produced by WMSC students and staff.
- A special edition of WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski and his exclusive WMSC show “Back To The Future”.
- The premiere of an original musical telling the story of one heroine that revives the world of college radio with the help of her best friend, the Daft Punk duo, and a penguin named Joe.
- WMSC is contributing thirteen celebrity interviews to the two-part English simulcast.
- One of only four college radio stations in the United States selected to participate.
View WMSC’S full 34-hour CRD Marathon:
To help spread the cheer behind this worldwide event, WMSC has produced a “This is Spinal Tap” -inspired promotional video; encouraging listeners to unleash the amp-level 11 energy inside them.
“I’m proud of the work my students produced and proposed that led to the station being selected to be part of global broadcast,” said Anabella Poland, General Manager at WMSC FM. “World College Radio Day showcases our students’ full creativity and potential magnified by the ample resources from the School of Communication and Media.”
“Celebrating World College Radio Day is one of the most vital memories you experience throughout your time at WMSC, allowing students to showcase their talents and personalities in a way they haven’t before,” said student station manager Kaya Maciak. “Imagine your senior-year musical theatre performance or last homecoming game but ten times more grand, that’s World College Radio Day. It’s a time when the entire station gathers together and hosts an array of activities to showcase the diverse and creative parts of the station, not solely for potential award recognition but for the pure joy of being a college radio member.”
This theme of the 2021 WCRD is Resilient Radio to highlight the challenges students, faculty and staff have overcome since last spring. This year’s WCRD official ambassador is multi-Grammy award winner, music and comedy legend, and college radio alum, “Weird Al” Yankovic. Students from WMSC FM and WNUW at Neumann University interviewed Yankovic for the marathon.
Follow WMSC on Instagram @wmscradio and Twitter @WMSC to interact with WMSC members and keep up with all World College Radio festivities. Follow the hashtag #WCRD2021 #collegeradioday, and #resilientradio to join this worldwide celebration.
WMSC is a non-commercial, alternative rock and talk college radio station located in New Jersey and owned by Montclair State University. WMSC broadcasts at 90.3 MHz, online at www.wmscradio.com and is also available on the iHeartRadio App & Platforms. It is the mission of WMSC to provide an educational and pre-professional experience in a co-curricular activity for the student body of Montclair State University fostering student learning, professional advancement and civic engagement.
About World College Radio Day:
The mission of World College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world and celebrate the important contribution of college radio by uniting for one day. The College Radio Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit based in New Jersey, organizes the yearly event. For more information about College Radio Day and the College Radio Foundation, please visit: www.collegeradio.org.