By phone:

Business Phone: 860-685-7703
Music Directors: 860-685-7703
General Manager: 860-685-7707
Studio Request Line: 860-685-7700

By fax:

Facsimile: 860-704-0608

Board of Directors, 2017-2018

President: Beth Townsend
Board Hours: Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

The President works closely with the General Manager to manage daily operations and keep the Board on task. The President facilitates weekly board meetings and monthly all-staff meetings. The President, along with the GM, serves to represent the station’s interests to the University as well as the outside world.

Vice President: Babe Howard
Board Hours: Thursday 4:30-6:00pm

The Vice President records and publishes minutes for all meetings, as well as keeping and maintaining the Public and archival files. The Vice-President is also responsible for working with the Wesleyan student assembly to finalize the station’s yearly budget. The Vice President runs meetings in the absence of the President, and replaces the President should that office be vacated. Should this situation occur, the Vice President would serve as acting President until a new election for President can be held.

Personnel Director: Will Jacobson
Board Hours: Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm

The Personnel Director is responsible for maintaining the WESU personnel file for all staff, as well as for overseeing the WESU DJ training program.

Program Director: Meg West
Board Hours: Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Program Director is responsible for handling programming needs, including the task of arranging a program schedule for the fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. The Program Director must learn to harness the production tools at WESU including Automation and Digital editing computer applications.

Production Director: Luke Green
Board Hours: Friday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Production Director coordinates all aspects of production at WESU including: scheduling studio usage, training staff to use digital editing applications, producing public service announcements, and producing on-air promos for the station and shows.

Public Affairs Director: Xandra Ellin
Board Hours: Friday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Public Affairs Director develops and maintains the WESU public affairs department. This includes the oversight of public affairs programs, in-house news programs, and any mobile broadcasting of a public affairs nature, as well as helping WESU to comply with FCC record keeping.

Public Relations Director: Jake Margolis
Board Hours: Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Public Relations Director is the public face of WESU. The Public Relations Director is responsible for all media relations, press releases, and print publications (including the WESU program guide for each season), as well as overseeing the WESU website.

Music Directors: Ruth Chartoff and Helly Manson
Board Hours: Ruth, Monday 4:00-6:00pm; Helly, Monday 4:00-6:00pm

The Music Directors are responsible for coordinating the music department at WESU. This includes organizing the existing music collection, securing and organizing new music for WESU, collecting DJ playlists, and reporting these playlists to the appropriate venues.

Events Coordinator: Dillon Noone
Board Hours: Tuesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Coordinator of Events is responsible for coordinating all WESU events, both on and off the Wesleyan campus. The Coordinator of Events is responsible for the WESU Events budget, which is separate from the main WESU budget.

Tech Director: Cormac Chester
Board Hours: Tuesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Technical Director is responsible for maintaining WESU studios (including basic repairs and preventative maintenance), coordinating a station maintenance schedule and system to delegate responsibilities.

Community Liaison: Jack Sullivan
Board Hours: Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Community Liaison is responsible for maintaining a connection between the community members and students who make up the WESU community.

Program Manager: Rick Sinkiewicz
General Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30ish-11:30ish

The Program Manager maintains the automated blocks within the weekly program and provides technical assistance as required for station operations.

General Manager: Ben Michael
General Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30ish-5ish, Friday 9:30ish-3ish
Phone: 860-685-7707

The General Manager is usually at the station during the above hours, and is available by appointment.

The General Manager assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its managerial and programming obligations, and will ensure that the station is operating responsibly and smoothly. The General Manager is WESU’s Chief Operator as defined by the Federal Communications Commission, and must perform the Chief Operator’s duties as defined by the FCC. His/her primary duties will focus on overseeing the day-to-day maintenance and management of the station, but s/he will be expected to assist Board members in accomplishing their respective tasks. Among other things, the General Manager will be responsible for maintaining the public file, reviewing program logs, cleaning and organizing the station, maintaining the station’s computers and equipment, collecting and sorting the station’s post mail and e-mail, maintaining the website, monitoring the station’s personnel, and contacting the Chief Engineer when technical problems arise and are identified. Also, s/he will assist heavily in executing the station’s various fundraising programs, organizing and running DJ training workshops, and utilizing WESU’s in-house capabilities to produce Public Service Announcements, Promotions, and a host of other audio clips, (such as the daily weather), which should then be prepared for radio play. The General Manager will be responsible for hiring the station’s Chief Engineer, pending Board approval, when the position becomes vacant.

Station Address

45 Broad Street
2nd Floor
Middletown, CT 06457

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Mailing Address:

Wesleyan Station
45 Wyllys Ave
Middletown, CT 06459