90.3 WMSC, Montclair State University’s student-run radio station, aired its first newscast in recent memory on Tuesday, February 18.
Juan Contla delivered the first scheduled newscast working with news director Kaitlyn Schoeffel and news writers Brian Pereyra and Mike Sheehan. Listen to the broadcast on Wired Jersey.
The newscast was a short two minutes but was nonetheless a small yet historic step for 90.3 FM WMSC as the station aims to build its news department providing daily news, weather, and sports, and continues its work to become “the voice of Montclair State.”
General Manager Dick Hinchliffe launched the news department at WMSC last fall with junior Schoeffel at the helm as news director. In only a few short months, WMSC has made some ripples in the New Jersey news ecosystem: The fledgling news department broke the Diane Sare story last fall during the gubernatorial debate at Montclair State when Sare, an independent candidate for Governor, heckled the major party candidates and was the first heckler removed from the event at Kasser Theater. Nick Marchese tracked her down for a live interview outside Kasser.