Our Staff

Dave Black : General Manager

General Manager

Dave Black

Dave Black : General Manager

General Manager

Dave Blackgm@wsum.wisc.edu
262-9542

The General Manager oversees all station business and staff. Dave manages most everything with superhuman ability...and multiple phones.

Aleesa Kuznetsov : Station Manager

Station Manager

Aleesa Kuznetsov

Aleesa Kuznetsov : Station Manager

Station Manager

Aleesa Kuznetsovwsum@wsum.wisc.edu
262-1864

The Station Manager of WSUM maintains and improves the effectiveness of the radio station's on-air and off-air presence. Elected by her peers to run the station for one year, the station manager is a very demanding position requiring patience, stamina, and decisiveness. Fun fact: I think I saw a bank robbery. Twice.

Emili Earhart : Program Director

Program Director

Emili Earhart

Emili Earhart : Program Director

Program Director

Emili Earhartprog@wsum.wisc.edu
890-4845

Program Director oversees all content broadcasted over the air. She is in charge of making the show schedule and generating daily logs for automated playlists. Fun fact: Amelia Earhart is totally a distant aunt.

Izzy Fradin : Music Director

Music Director

Izzy Fradin

Izzy Fradin : Music Director

Music Director

Izzy Fradinmusic@wsum.wisc.edu
262-1206

The Music Director oversees the circulation of music coming into the station and maintains the digital and physical music library. Send your music to her to be heard on WSUM! Fun fact: I enjoy Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain 😉

Erica Gelman : Administrative Support Specialist

Administrative Support Specialist

Erica Gelman

Erica Gelman : Administrative Support Specialist

Administrative Support Specialist

Erica Gelmantraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
261-9786

The Administrative Support Specialist performs clerical duties and assists the general manager. Fun fact: I've met Joan Jett and I'm from the same hometown/high school as Patrick Stump.

Chloe DeVries : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Chloe DeVries

Chloe DeVries : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Chloe DeVriescommunity@wsum.wisc.edu
256-3549

The WSUM Community Outreach Coordinator is a liaison position responsible for ensuring that WSUM is fulfilling the part of its mission statement having to do with serving the community on and off campus. Fun fact: One time I watched the entirety of 'Trapped in the Closet' by R Kelly.

Laura Gutknecht : Engineer

Engineer

Laura Gutknecht

Laura Gutknecht : Engineer

Engineer

Laura Gutknechttech@wsum.wisc.edu
890-2436

Laura, as WSUM's engineer ensures our radio signals transmit properly between the station's antennas and WSUM's transmitter and warrants that no interference interrupts broadcast signals. On a daily basis she maintains all of the station's technical updates.

Conor McGinnis : Website & Social Media Director

Website & Social Media Director

Conor McGinnis

Conor McGinnis : Website & Social Media Director

Website & Social Media Director

Conor McGinnismedia@wsum.wisc.edu
890-2435

The Website and Social Media Director administers all branding and promotional activities through online outlets, maintains an active presence on all social media platforms, and manages the website's content. Fun fact: "Funkytown" is my morning alarm clock.

Jake Walczyk : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Jake Walczyk

Jake Walczyk : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Jake Walczykpromo@wsum.wisc.edu
890-2435

The Promotions Director of WSUM maintains and improves all aspects of promoting WSUM according to its vision, mission, and goals. Contact Promotions for information about ticket giveaways and promotional opportunities. Fun fact: I once ate a tortilla chip I found on the ground. It was mildly flavorful, but well worth the rush.

Jack Claiborne : Production Director

Production Director

Jack Claiborne

Jack Claiborne : Production Director

Production Director

Jack Claiborneprod@wsum.wisc.edu
262-1864

The Production Director of WSUM is responsible for maintaining the station identity as displayed in station promos, PSAs, legal IDs, underwriting and sponsorship announcements and other on-air station identification. Fun fact: I've played over 2,500 quizzes on Sporcle, so you could say I'm a trivia fanatic.

Carlton Cook : Assistant Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

Carlton Cook

Carlton Cook : Assistant Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

Carlton Cooklive@wsum.wisc.edu
262-1864

The Assistant Technical Director is in charge of maintaining and setting up the equipment for bands that come into the station and local UW-Madison events. Fun fact: I once spent $90 on a record. I regret nothing...

Maureen Duthie : Creative Director

Creative Director

Maureen Duthie

Maureen Duthie : Creative Director

Creative Director

Maureen Duthiecreative@wsum.wisc.edu
890-2435

The Creative Director coordinates the station's branding and merchandise needs. Creative also manages all of the content that appears on the WSUM YouTube channel. If Maureen had to describe herself as a musical genre, she would be Upbeat Indie as she is energetic, talkative and quite the social butterfly.

Sam Fritz : Creative Director

Creative Director

Sam Fritz

Sam Fritz : Creative Director

Creative Director

Sam Fritzcreative@wsum.wisc.edu
890-2435

The Creative Director coordinates the station's branding and merchandise needs. Creative also manages all of the content that appears on the WSUM YouTube channel. Fun fact: I once met Hodor from Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik Croatia without realizing it was him... (I don't watch GOT :/ )

Alecsandra Fitzwater : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Alecsandra Fitzwater

Alecsandra Fitzwater : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Alecsandra Fitzwatertraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
261-9786

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager. Fun Fact: I used to play the violin.

David Heinrich : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

David Heinrich

David Heinrich : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

David Heinrichtraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
261-9786

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager. Fun fact: I share a birthday with Kanye West.

Audrey Bachman : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Audrey Bachman

Audrey Bachman : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Audrey Bachmantraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
261-9786

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager. Fun fact: When I am feeling indecisive, I ask myself: "what would Bob Dylan do?"

AJ Garcia : Sports Director

Sports Director

AJ Garcia

AJ Garcia : Sports Director

Sports Director

AJ Garciasports@wsum.wisc.edu
262-1864

The Sports Director of WSUM maintains and improves all aspects of sports shows, the on-air and off-air presence of the radio station’s sports department. He is in charge of on-air personnel for sports broadcasts and shows, the Sports News Team, and the logistics of home and away game coverage.