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30-Hour Live Marathon for 2018 College Radio Day

Interviews and features by Montclair State’s own campus station to air in over 480 radio stations in the US and hundreds more in 43 countries as part of the simulcast

Posted in: School of Communication and Media News

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WMSC FM, Montclair State University’s campus radio station, announces a 30-hour marathon of live programming in honor of College Radio Day (CRD), Friday, October 5th 2018.

The award-winning, student-operated station will unite with hundreds of college radio stations around the world in an event that aims to raise greater awareness of student-produced content and programming in hopes to attract new listenership.

The 2018 College Radio Day theme is “When All Else Fails, College Radio Speaks,” highlighting how students cover stories otherwise not widely covered by mainstream media. “College radio has greater freedom of choice when selecting which stories to cover out of the news cycle, which results in unique and diverse programming,” said Anabella Poland, general manager of WMSC FM. “A big part of my mentorship is helping students find their voice, find a new angle and to think out-of-the-box.”


Students agree this approach is far more rewarding as they take their first few steps into broadcast media.

“Personally, I have learned everything about news reporting for radio right here at WMSC! I learned how to find stories, write newscasts, research stories and find new angles” said student station manager Kate Braunstein. “Despite what seems a repetitive news cycle, we produce a lot of content you don’t hear anywhere else”.

Just in the last few months, WMSC has done special reports on net neutrality, sexual assault on campus. Autism and the arts, veterans and the arts, race on campus, gun violence in New Jersey, talked to Vice President Joe Biden, Joan Jett & Kenny Laguna and Montclair State’s own superstar marine biologist, Dr. Paul Bologna, about clinging jellyfish, just to name a few.

WMSC’s CRD 2018 includes special editions of the stations’ popular shows, featuring exclusive interviews and celebrity shout-outs, CRD Simulcast and eight hours of back-to-back performances by local bands and artists.

About 90.3 WMSC-FM WMSC FM is an indie/alternative college radio station located at and owned by Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. WMSC broadcasts at 90.3 MHz, online at and it is also available on the iHeartRadio app and platforms.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2018

The Eve of College Radio Day

7:00 PM – 10:00PM Stomp and Stroll Radio

Hosted by Pat Cicchetti, hear the best selection of ska, punk and rock featuring an exclusive interview with Venezuelan-American rock band, Sifting!

10 PM – 12 AM: Anthony Roldan – The Prog Power Station
Hosted by Anthony Roldan

Friday, October 5th, 2018

12:00 AM – Happy College Radio Day!

Kickoff Extravaganza – Friday October 5th, 2018 Listen LIVE as the WMSC Staff rings in the 9th Annual College Radio Day

12:00AM – 2:00AM: The AJ Melillo Show

AJ Melillo leads the official start of our celebration bringing you some of the best examples of how WMSC lived up to this year’s CRD theme “When All Else Fails, College Radio Speaks”!

2:00AM – 4:00AM: Space Out Sounds

Hosted by Hiral Patel, featuring the best pumped-up music and great talks with special guests

4:00AM – 6:00AM: Chase the Sun

Hosted by Avery Vazac this special edition of her regular show “Chasing Beats” takes a deep dive into the best of indie/ alternative music.

6:00AM – 8:00AM: Mario’s Morning Mojo

Get up early with Mario Papa and tune into Mario’s Morning Mojo where he’ll recap sports, and talk about college radio, Rocky the Redhawk and Homecoming! It’ll surely be the coffee boost you need to get started for a long and exciting day!

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: The Morning Buzz Live from a golf cart!

Hosts Pat Cicchetti and Josh Tirado take the show on the road, broadcasting live from the campus of Montclair State University! Students, faculty and staff willing to sing can hitch a ride on our “Golf Cart Karaoke.” Will the Director of School of Communication and Media, Keith Strudler, showcase his singing chops from his days on “The Butlers”? You will have to tune in to find out!

10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Sports are Dumb(er)

Hosted by Tyler Monahan and George Jamgochian Keeping up with previous years of “Sports are Dumb” hosted by our now graduated sports directors, the new crew comes in with more comedic lines and perspectives in the world of sports.

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Rocky’s 17th Birthday Party Live Broadcast!

Hosted by Kate Braunstein and Hiral Patel
Station Manager Kate Braunstein and News Director Hiral Patel will broadcast live from the Student Center during the 17th birthday bash of our university mascot, Rocky the Red Hawk! Join us to sing Rocky a happy birthday, hear from students, faculty and staff at the event, music, fun, and input from Rocky himself on whether he will go for his driver’s test. Special Guest: Founder of College Radio Day, Rob Quicke

2:00 – 3:00 PM: College Radio Day Simulcast

A one – hour simulcast featuring content from several college radio stations across the country including WMSC FM includes exclusive interviews and shout outs by #CRD2018 Ambassadors Joan Jett & Kenny Laguna of the Blackhearts, Vice President Joel Biden, Dr. Memento and many more!

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Back to the Future- Tom Kaminski

MSU Class of 1984 and WCBS Chopper 880 Tom Kaminski comes back for a special edition of the Back to the Future show!

4:00 PM- 12:00 AM: Studio Sessions

Sixteen local bands and artists will be performing live for eight straight hours in-studio.

Line Up & Set Times

4:00-4:30 Dylan Young
4:30-5:00 Have A Good Season
5:00-5:30 Austin Halls
5:30-6:00 The Spins
6:00-6:30 The Victory Drive
6:30-7:00 Joker’s Republic
7:00-7:30 George Jamgochian
7:30-8:00 Hit Like A Girl
8:00-8:30 Wyndup
8:30-9:00 Feel Nothing
9:00-9:30 Delicate Flowers
9:30-10:00 Use Big Words
10:00-10:30 Jane’s Affliction
10:30-11:00 In-Dreamview
11:00-11:30 The Fifth Down
11:30-12:00 No Phizz

12:00 AM – 1:00 AM: Re-airing of College Radio Day Simulcast

A one – hour simulcast featuring content from several college radio stations across the country including WMSC FM includes exclusive interviews and shout-outs by #CRD2018 Ambassadors Joan Jett & Kenny Laguna of the Blackhearts, Vice President Joel Biden, Dr. Memento and many more!

Tune in on-site at 90.3 FM, online and around the world via and also available via the iHeartRadio app and platforms.

Simulcast link: College Radio News Network on Soundcloud