Our Staff

Dave Black : General Manager

General Manager

Dave Black

Dave Black : General Manager

General Manager

Dave Blackgm@wsum.wisc.edu
608-262-9542

The General Manager oversees all station business and staff. Dave manages most everything with superhuman ability...and multiple phones. Fun Fact: Dave was 5 when Lincoln was assassinated!

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
608 262 1864

(He/Him) 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!

Matt Jarosinski : Program Director

Program Director

Matt Jarosinski

Matt Jarosinski : Program Director

Program Director

Matt Jarosinskiprog@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 890-4845

(He/Him) 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: Matt carries a two dollar bill with him wherever he goes.

Izzi Bavis : Music Director

Music Director

Izzi Bavis

Izzi Bavis : Music Director

Music Director

Izzi Bavismusic@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 262 1206

(She/Her) 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!

D Allen : Talk Director

Talk Director

D Allen

D Allen : Talk Director

Talk Director

D Allentalk@wsum.wisc.edu

(He/Him) Our talk director oversees the creation and release of all WSUM podcasts and talk shows. This position requires a lot of organization and know-how. Contact him with all talk related questions. Fun fact: D could probably solve a Rubik’s cube in under 2 minutes.

Wade Flavion : Sports Director

Sports Director

Wade Flavion

Wade Flavion : Sports Director

Sports Director

Wade Flavionsports@wsum.wisc.edu

(He/Him)
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: Wade can name upwards of 30 species of shark from memory, it is not his major or anything, he just really like sharks.

Riley Younger : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Riley Younger

Riley Younger : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Riley Youngerpromo@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 890 2435

(She/Her) 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: Riley broke her collar bone on her first day of college trying out for rugby.......needless to say her didn't make the team

Ayden Schultz : Web Designer

Web Designer

Ayden Schultz

Ayden Schultz : Web Designer

Web Designer

Ayden Schultzmedia@wsum.wisc.edu

(He/Him) 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. Fun Fact: We do and we do not step into the same rivers. We are and we are not.

Morgan Dooley : Creative Director

Creative Director

Morgan Dooley

Morgan Dooley : Creative Director

Creative Director

Morgan Dooleycreative@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 890 2435

(She/Her) 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: tierra whack used to follow Morgan on tik tok (she since has unfollowed, but that's beside the point)

Djamal Lylecyrus : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Djamal Lylecyrus

Djamal Lylecyrus : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Djamal Lylecyruscommunity@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 890 1750

(He/Him) 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: Djamal can often be found in library mall playing spike ball

Jessica Gregory : News Director

News Director

Jessica Gregory

Jessica Gregory : News Director

News Director

Jessica Gregorynews@wsum.wisc.edu

(She/Her) 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: On Jess' 20th birthday, The Nation reporter Ken Klippenstein (known for causing beef with Elon Musk among other things) wished her a happy birthday via Twitter.

Will Mandel : Production Director

Production Director

Will Mandel

Will Mandel : Production Director

Production Director

Will Mandelprod@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 890 1751

(He/Him) 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

Kalina Larsen : Administrative Specialist

Administrative Specialist

Kalina Larsen

Kalina Larsen : Administrative Specialist

Administrative Specialist

Kalina Larsenadminspec@wsum.wisc.edu

(She/Her) The Administrative Specialist performs clerical duties and completes special projects under the General Manager, Dave Black.  Fun Fact: Kalina's favorite food is cabbage

Daniel Palmeter : Assistant Tech Director

Assistant Tech Director

Daniel Palmeter

Daniel Palmeter : Assistant Tech Director

Assistant Tech Director

Daniel Palmeterlive@wsum.wisc.edu

(He/Him) 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!

Arthur Machado : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Arthur Machado

Arthur Machado : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Arthur Machadotraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 261 9786

(He/Him) The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager.  Fun Fact: Arthur collects DVD copies of High School Musical 2 he finds on thrift stores. What started as a joke gift evolved into 18 copies that sit on his shelf.

Karla Ponce : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Karla Ponce

Karla Ponce : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Karla Poncetraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 261 9786

(She/They) The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager.  Fun Fact: Karla is a serial hobbyist with a spending problem

Shelby Len : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Shelby Len

Shelby Len : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Shelby Lentraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 261 9786

(She/Her) The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager. Fun Fact: Shelby doxxed barstool sports

Anne O’Neill : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Anne O’Neill

Anne O’Neill : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Anne O’Neilltraffic@wsum.wisc.edu
(608) 261 9786

(She/Her) The Traffic Director fulfills clerical duties, greets visitors, gives tours of the station, and completes special projects assigned by the general manager.  Fun Fact: Anne got her Wisconsin Bartender's license when she was 18!

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.