Listeners of the award-winning WMSC 90.3 FM college radio station at Montclair are treated to surprise visits from President Jonathan Koppell when he stops by to spin his collection of vinyl 45s on what he calls, “Dr. K’s Vinyl Fantasy Funhouse.”
Always dressed in a funkadelic outfit of multi-colored paisley with bell-bottom pants and a gray fedora along with some funky shades (and a face mask), the president channels his inner “Doctor of Funkology” and spins some ’70s funk and ’80s college rock along with some one-hit wonders and even The Boss. For one of his shows, his teenage daughter Elsa was in the studio helping him spin the records with recent Montclair graduate Kenny Horn ’21.
According to “Dr. K,” he saved the 45s from being thrown away and destroyed and brought them to WMSC where they would be enjoyed and protected. “I was in Arizona … hunting for vinyl and came across the mother lode on its way to a dumpster… I rescued it from certain doom.”