WMSC Wins at Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards 2024

Written by on March 2, 2024

WMSC earns two first-place and 14 finalist awards at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards (IBS) 2024. The award ceremony took place in the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on March 2, 2024, and WMSC was awarded first place in the following categories:

Best Live Broadcast Promotional Event – WMSC Homecoming (WMSC Unplugged) 

Best Program Promotion – The Vinyl Countdown 

Music and Web Director Emily “Emol” McCormack is the creator of the WMSC Homecoming WMSC Unplugged promotional poster for the station’s two-hour-long performance for Homecoming 2023.

“We have such a fun, dedicated crew that worked towards such an amazing episode of our live music show. I am so proud to be bringing this awesome award back to the station and share with the whole team!” said McCormack.


WMSC Homecoming Award Recipients: (Left to Right) Digital Marketing Director Gurleen Kaur, Music and Web Director Emily McCormack, and Promotions Director and Assistant Digital Marketing Director Shannon Daly.

Kelly Meagher, former Video Director, was the creator of The Vinyl Countdown promotional video starring former Program Director and host Leslie Gallagher.

A total of 50 WMSC members attended the IBC conference in New York City the weekend of March 1-2, 2024.

90.3 WMSC-FM took home finalist awards in 14 other categories, including Best College/University Radio Station (more than 10,000), Best Live Music Broadcast, Best Specialty Show (Non-Music), Best Celebrity or Artist/Band Interview, Best Radio Drama, Best Public Affairs Program, Best Spot News Interview, Best Use of Sound Effects, Best Comedy Program, and Best Station Promotion.

Management categories up for nomination were Best Student Station Manager, Best Promotions Director, Best Sports Director, and Best Business Director.

WMSC has been a finalist in the “Best College/University Radio Station (more than 10,000)” category every year since 2018, and was named Best Station in the Nation in 2021.


First Place IBS 2024 Award Recipients: (Left to Right) Music and Web Director Emily McCormack and 2022-2023 Program Director Leslie Gallagher.

About WMSC:

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 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.


WMSC IBS 2024 Attendees: (Left to Right) Front Row: Marissa Thorn, Lana Kalapodakis, Anabella Poland, Leslie Gallagher, Emily McCormack, Jared Tauber. Second Row: Rash Vinakota, Chris Alberico, Amber Bintliff, Tyler Restucci, Gurleen Kaur, Mollie O’Donnell, Ruby Villalona, Bailey Thompson, GS Alvarez. Third Row: Anthony Cafone, Brandon Marazzo, Stella Daly, Alyssa Arroyo, Alex Braun, Emmit Arlin, Daniel Krastek, Mia Watson, Gwen Streitman, Julia Slevin, Lara Ziccardi. Fourth Row: JT Bethea, Kangela Guerrero, Aly Erario, Jenna Marcy, Nino DeNino, Terry Dickerson, Zahraa Elsaleh, Jo Schwitzer, Noah Aviles. Fifth Row: Ardi Emini, Chris Cirone, Joe Verga, Joely DeMonte, Aidan Ivers.