Contact Us

Happy Anniversary To Monmouth University Radio!

Today is the 40th birthday of Monmouth University’s radio station, where Varacchi and Producer Steve (and many others) got their start!

On May 2nd, 1974, Monmouth College’s WMCX began broadcasting on 88.1fm. With only a 10 watt signal, the station could only be heard within a radius of 2–3 miles of campus. In September 1987, the station moved to 88.9fm and increased power to 1,000 watts. In addition to playing college rock, WMCX is also home to a news department and all of the sports teams at Monmouth.

When I started at MU, the station was located on the top floor of the Student Center. In the Fall of 2002 the station relocated to the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication and Instructional Technology.

This is incredibly embarrassing, but I found the old demo I created when I was graduating and looking for a job.  Based on this, I can’t believe I ever went anywhere in this industry.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

HOLY CRAP.  I sounded like I was doing an impression of Steven Wright from Reservoir Dogs.

Here’s a few pictures too, the first is from my freshman year, the second is a group shot featuring a beardless Producer Steve in the middle, and the last is a massive group shot of the whole staff.

Varacchi, Producer Steve, and more
the WMCX crew from 2003

Best of The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mile High Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mile High Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.