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WMSC Goes Global for World College Radio Day October 6

Posted in: School of Communication and Media News, WMSC 90.3 FM

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University President Dr. Jonathan Koppell’s alter ego Dr. K returns to WMSC to spin funk music on vinyl-only as part of his Dr. K’s Vinyl Fantasy Funhouse. Left to right: Mike Foley, Leslie Gallagher, Cam Martin, Dr. K, Emmitt Arlin, Joe Verga, Marissa Thorn, Kelly Meagher, Alex Braun, Jo Schwitzer, Tara Morgan, Tanner Price and station manager Jared Tauber (in glasses).

*WMSC Goes Global for World College Radio Day October 6*

Montclair State University’s WMSC-FM is joining the 13th annual World College Radio Day (WCRD) celebration on Friday, October 6. The station will host 35 hours of special event programming dedicated to this year’s theme “Where All Voices Are Welcome” featuring exclusive celebrity interviews, golf cart karaoke, and live music performances! As one of 32 college stations contributing a 30-minute slot to the 24-hour Global WCRD broadcast marathon, WMSC will feature exclusive interviews with rock icon Måneskin, transportation journalist and voice-over artist Bernie Wagenblast, as well as a Voices of Nature symphony.

WMSC’s World College Radio Day event kicks off Thursday, October 5 at 1 p.m. with “It’s Called Soccer” and ends at midnight EST on Saturday, October 7 after the Live Senior Send Off. 

Highlights from the station’s programming include:

  • Seven live in-studio performances.
  • Golf cart karaoke (weather permitting).
  • Inaugural Info Desk Concert Series performance. 
  • The return of Dr. K’s Vinyl Fantasy Funhouse Live, a vinyl-only funk music show hosted by Montclair’s own president Dr. Jonathan Koppell. 
  • Exclusive interviews with Måneskin, Big Time Rush, Juanes, Gale, and Bernie Wagenblast. “
  • “Nine of the Times” music countdown featuring special guest Radio Madison, a graduate of WVUM 90.5 The Voice at the University of Miami. 

Here is the station’s schedule for the event.

The theme of the 2023 WCRD is “Where All Voices Are Welcome” highlighting the diversity of voices and perspectives that are a bastion of college radio broadcasts. 

“The beauty of this year’s theme is that it resonates with our Montclair and WMSC diverse community, where truly all voices are welcome,” says Anabella Poland, General Manager at WMSC FM. “Different perspectives working as a unit is like mosaic art, each piece contributing a vital and innovative element to the whole. 

To help spread the word about the worldwide event, WMSC has produced a “Barbenheimer”— inspired promotional video.


“It’s so rewarding watching the entire station come together and put on a marathon broadcast for World College Radio Day,” said program director Lara Ziccardi. “It is wonderful to have this outlet we are so passionate about at Montclair State University, and to unite with college radio stations around the world in celebration of a medium that is so special to us”

Support the station by tuning in to 90.3FM locally, the iHeart Radio App, and around the world via or the global broadcast via Live365. 

Follow WMSC on Instagram @wmscradio to interact with WMSC members and keep up with all World College Radio festivities. Follow the hashtag #WMSCCRD to join this worldwide celebration.

Support students volunteering at WMSC by giving a gift towards The WMSC Excellence in Radio Fund currently fundraising to bring students to the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Show and Marconi Awards Ceremony.

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 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.


Anabella Poland

Story by: Lara Ziccardi