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.

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.   Fun Fact: she trained herself to eat fire when she was in 6th grade.

Sean Horvath : Station Manager

Station Manager

Sean Horvath

Sean Horvath : Station Manager

Station Manager

Sean Horvathwsum@wsum.wisc.edu
608-698-2226

The Station Manager of WSUM maintains and improves the effectiveness of the radio station's on-air and off-air presence. Elected by his peers to run the station for one year, the station manager is a very demanding position requiring patience, stamina, and decisiveness. Fun Fact: Sean broke his back… Twice!

Max Huth : Program Director

Program Director

Max Huth

Max Huth : Program Director

Program Director

Max Huthprog@wsum.wisc.edu
890-4845

Program Director oversees all content broadcasted over the air.  He is in charge of making the show schedule and generating daily logs for automated playlists. Fun Fact: Max lived in Europe for 11 years!

Izzi Bavis : Music Director

Music Director

Izzi Bavis

Izzi Bavis : Music Director

Music Director

Izzi Bavismusic@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: Giannis Antetokounmpo is Izzi's cousin!

Teresa Yen : Talk Director

Talk Director

Teresa Yen

Teresa Yen : Talk Director

Talk Director

Teresa Yentalk@wsum.wisc.edu

Our talk director oversees the creation and release of all WSUM podcasts and talk shows. This position requires a lot of organisation and know-how. Contact her with all talk related questions.

Asher Low : Sports Director

Sports Director

Asher Low

Asher Low : Sports Director

Sports Director

Asher Lowsports@wsum.wisc.edu

Our sports director oversees all WSUM sports shows, as well as all our live sports broadcasts and content. Contact him if you are interested in setting up an interview or sponsoring the broadcast of a UW Badger sporting event. Fun Fact: Asher once helped Mac Demarco crowd surf!

Ashley Evers : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Ashley Evers

Ashley Evers : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Ashley Everspromo@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: Adam Levine gave Ashley a rose in 2013!

Ayden Schultz : Web Designer

Web Designer

Ayden Schultz

Ayden Schultz : Web Designer

Web Designer

Ayden Schultzmedia@wsum.wisc.edu

The Web Designer runs and updates both the front end and the back end of the website. Keeping up to date with all the latest releases, shows, and festivals.

Allison Hartwig : Creative Director

Creative Director

Allison Hartwig

Allison Hartwig : Creative Director

Creative Director

Allison Hartwigcreative@wsum.wisc.edu
890-2435

The Creative Director coordinates the station's branding and merchandise needs. Creative also manages all of the content, video, and art that WSUM creates for social media, print, and apparel.  Fun Fact: she loves deer so much that she has a framed photo of one in her living room and went to a deer park for her 18th birthday!

Amelia Heusinkveld : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Amelia Heusinkveld

Amelia Heusinkveld : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Amelia Heusinkveldcommunity@wsum.wisc.edu
261-9786

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: Amelia is learning Portuguese!

Alyssa Hui : News Director

News Director

Alyssa Hui

Alyssa Hui : News Director

News Director

Alyssa Huinews@wsum.wisc.edu

The News Directors lead the News Team in creating news stories to be played on air, as well as reporting on local stories in the area.  Fun Fact: Alyssa loves to journal and has written in over 15 journals since she started college!

Sam Buisman : News Director

News Director

Sam Buisman

Sam Buisman : News Director

News Director

Sam Buismannews@wsum.wisc.edu

The News Directors lead the News Team in creating news stories to be played on air, as well as reporting on local stories in the area.  Fun Fact: Sam is an adept freestyle rapper and has opened for two artists doing so.

Will Mandel : Production Director

Production Director

Will Mandel

Will Mandel : Production Director

Production Director

Will Mandelprod@wsum.wisc.edu

The Production Director is in charge of creating PSAs and underwritings to be played on air.  They also lead Production Team and assist others in creating on-air content.  Fun Fact: Will started a hacky sac club in high school

Shelby Len : Administrative Specialist

Administrative Specialist

Shelby Len

Shelby Len : Administrative Specialist

Administrative Specialist

Shelby Lenadminspec@wsum.wisc.edu

The Administrative Specialist performs clerical duties and completes special projects under the General Manager, Dave Black.  Fun Fact: Shelby has really short thumbs!

Daniel Palmeter : Assistant Tech Director

Assistant Tech Director

Daniel Palmeter

Daniel Palmeter : Assistant Tech Director

Assistant Tech Director

Daniel Palmeterlive@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: Daniel cannot burp!

Sophia Abrams : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Sophia Abrams

Sophia Abrams : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Sophia Abramstraffic@wsum.wisc.edu

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager.  Fun Fact: Sophia is a twin!

Zoey Knox : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Zoey Knox

Zoey Knox : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Zoey Knoxtraffic@wsum.wisc.edu

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager.  Fun Fact: One of Zoey's favorite TV shows and favorite bands have the same name: Twin Peaks (she's seen them perform in 4 different cities)

Talia Eiseman : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Talia Eiseman

Talia Eiseman : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Talia Eisemantraffic@wsum.wisc.edu

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager. Fun Fact: Talia watched open-heart surgery for 8 hours straight!

Olivia Chavez : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Olivia Chavez

Olivia Chavez : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Olivia Chaveztraffic@wisc.edu

The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager.  Fun Fact: One time Olivia was in a plane that depressurized over the Atlantic Ocean...so that was fun.

Syd the Snake : Station Mascot

Station Mascot

Syd the Snake

Syd the Snake : Station Mascot

Station Mascot

Syd the Snake

Syd keeps the vibes right and morale high at the station. Each month, an exceptional DJ is recognized and gets to watch over WSUM's loyal companion. Syd is the one and only, Snake on the Lake.