Our Staff

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    by Web manager
  • Post Date
    Thu Jun 27 2013
Kelsey Brannan : Director of Radio

Director of Radio

Kelsey Brannan[email protected]
608-262-9542

(She/her) The General Manager oversees all station business and staff. Kelsey manages most everything with superhuman ability...and multiple phones. Fun fact: Kelsey had a pet hedgehog for a fleeting time in college and would not recommend as a suitable stand-in for students missing their dogs at home.

Anna Thompson : Station Manager

Station Manager

Anna Thompson[email protected]
608 262 1864

(Any pronouns) 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.

Ben Dimenstein : Program Director

Program Director

Ben Dimenstein[email protected]
(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.  

Claire Borgelt : Music Director

Music Director

Claire Borgelt[email protected]
(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!

Ray Kirsch : Talk Director

Talk Director

Ray Kirsch[email protected]

(They/she) 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 them with all talk related questions. Fun fact: Ray has no sense of smell!

Anthony Winker : Sports Director

Sports Director

Anthony Winker[email protected]

(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.

Heewone Lim : News Director

News Director

Heewone Lim[email protected]

(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. 

Shannon Maynes : Video Director

Video Director

Shannon Maynes[email protected]

(she/her) The Video Director oversees all video production at the station, including our weekly Snake Sessions and our video team. Contact Shannon for questions about all of your video production and editing needs. Fun fact: One time Shannon met Abed from Community during a Marquette basketball game.

Aidan Dyer : Web Designer

Web Designer

Aidan Dyer[email protected]

(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. 

Nama Pandey : Community Outreach Director

Community Outreach Director

Nama Pandey[email protected]
(608) 890 1750

(She/her) 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.

Owen Cadwell : Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Owen Cadwell[email protected]
(608) 890 2435

(He/him) 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.

Eli Johnson : Creative Director

Creative Director

Eli Johnson[email protected]
(608) 890 2435

(He/they) 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: Eli is addicted to Nutty Buddy's (not to be confused with the inferior Nutter Butters)

Lexi Spevacek : Production Director

Production Director

Lexi Spevacek[email protected]
(608) 890 1751

(She/her) The Production Director is in charge of creating PSAs and underwritings to be played on air.  They also lead our production team and assist others in creating on-air content.

Ethan Kral : Assistant Tech Director

Assistant Tech Director

Ethan Kral[email protected]

  (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: Ethan is babygirl

Allison Lukas : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Allison Lukas[email protected]
(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.

Kian Murphey : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Kian Murphey[email protected]
(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.

Olivia O'Callaghan : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Olivia O'Callaghan[email protected]
(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.

Stella Opahle : Traffic Director

Traffic Director

Stella Opahle[email protected]
(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 Station Manager. Fun fact: Stella went to circus camp multiple times as a kid, where she learned how to walk on stilts and a tightrope!!:)

Syd the Snake : Station Mascot

Station Mascot

Syd the Snake

(Any pronouns) 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.

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