Staff

Executive Committee

General Manager

Jon Plodzik
Office Hours:
M-Th(11-1:30), F (12-4)

Jon is a junior studying English and Linguistics. He has been a member of WMUA since October, 2021 contributing to news and co-hosting a show with best friends Riley and Rudy. Jon also loves movies, biking, and bowling! If you are looking to get involved, or have any questions, please email him!

Chief Operating Engineer

Dan Ferreira
Office Hours:
M/W 9-4, F 9-12

Dan takes care of the in-studio audio, computer, automation systems and transmitter sites.  He was a finalist in the 2018 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System's Tom Gibson Award for outstanding engineering. He has been with WMUA since June, 1989.

Advisor

Carson Cornelius
Office Hours:
M-F 9-5

Carson joined WMUA in 2017. Previously, he served as general manager of WUEV-FM (University of Evansville) and KCOU-FM (University of Missouri). He can be reached about general station questions, comments or concerns. When he isn’t at WUMA, Carson is likely watching the Chicago Cubs or Chicago Bears, catching up on a podcast or playing Nintendo 64. He can be reached at (413) 800-4826.

Programmer

Riley Bowen
Office Hours:
12:15-1:15 M & W | 4-6 M, T & TH | 12-4 F

Riley is a Junior studying English. She joined WMUA her freshman year and has co-hosted a show with Jon and Rudy ever since. In her free time she likes going on long walks and trying out new crafts. Feel free to reach out to her by email at any time if you have any questions about WMUA’s programming or anything else!

Department Directors

Communication Music Director

Ethan Thompson
Office Hours:
Mon 12-2 & Fri 4-6

Ethan is a junior Marketing major with a minor in Film Studies. He has been a part of WMUA since his first semester at UMass. He has been a part of shows such as Airheads with Events Director Isabel and guest starred multiple times on WMUAx's That's Wack. Apart from WMUA, he loves hanging out with friends, listening and collecting music, and (as the minor implies) watching movies. If you have any questions or are interested in the music department, do not hesitate to reach out anytime!

Events Director

Isabel Durning
Office Hours:
Tues/Thurs 1-2

Isabel is a junior majoring in Communications. She's been in WMUA since her freshman year when she started with the show Airheads with Music Communications Director Ethan. She currently hosts the show 7 Minutes in Heaven with Finance Director Lucas and close friend RJ. Outside of the station, she enjoys watching movies, drawing and eating chips. If you have any questions about WMUA events or concerts, feel free to reach out via email!

News Editor

Ariana Gonzalez
Office Hours:
M/W: 12-2pm

Ariana is a Journalism and Political Science double major in her third year of college. She has hosted several shows in WMUA, starting her first semester of freshman year. She enjoys listening to lots of music and discovering new artists. In her spare time she likes to play guitar and the bass. If you have any questions about how to get started on news please reach out through email!

News Operator

Lyvia Migliaccio
Office Hours:
Tu/Th: 2:30-4, Fr: 3-4

Lyvia is a sophomore Communication and English double major pursuing a certificate in film. She's been a part of WMUA for the past year as a member of the news team, and co-hosts the show Too Stu alongside her friend Colby. Lyvia enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, listening to cool music, and watching movies! If you have any questions, interest in news, or just want to talk, you can reach her through her email!

Sports Production

Madeline Poplawski
Office Hours:
W 2:30-3:30, Th 12-3, F 9-11

Maddie is a senior majoring in biology. She transferred to Umass Amherst in January of 2022. She has been a member of WMUA ever since, with her main beat being Umass Men’s Hockey. She has also taken part in weekly hockey shows, and has broadcasted on ESPN+. In her free time, Maddie loves watching hockey, hiking, baking, and being with her cats. She urges anyone with questions or interest in joining WMUA Sports to reach out via email!

Tech Director

Ian Brown
Office Hours:
M-W-F 11am-1pm, T-Th 9am-11am

Ian is a senior majoring in Sociology. As WMUA's Tech Director, Ian manages the station's website, audio equipment, and the mailing list. He is also coordinating the Vinyl Digitization Project, and the former host of "Around the World". When outside of the studio, Ian likes to work on his motorcycle and cook. Please reach out to me via email at any time to get on the WMUA mailing list, borrow station equipment, or anything tech related!

Public Relations

Hannah Guerin
Office Hours:
M 11-12, T/TH 11:30-12:30

Hannah is a senior Resource Economics major with minors in Education and Art History. As PR Director, she takes care of the station’s social media and merchandise. She co-hosts Public Disservice (<3<3<3) with Training Director Sid. Outside of the studio, she can be found sketchbooking, in the woods, getting a fun bev, or at home hanging out. If you have any questions, have merch design submissions, or just want to chat, please reach out by email! 

Finance Director

Lucas Wohler-O'Shea
Office Hours:
Mon/Wed 10am-12pm

Lucas is a junior OIM major, and has been a member of WMUA since his freshman year. He currently hosts ‘7 Minutes in Heaven’ with Events Director Isabel and close friend RJ, and loves clothes and looking at himself in the mirror. If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to email him! 

Archival Music Director

Brandon Martinez
Office Hours:
Mondays 1:00-2:00PM, Wednesdays 12:30-2:30PM, Thursdays 2:00-3:00PM

Brandon is a UMass junior studying political science and film studies. He hosts 'Doing it Wrong' Wednesdays on the FM dial where he plays a tasteful mix of hip-hop, R&B, and dance pop. Outside of the station, he enjoys sushi, watching basketball (shout out the Knicks), and lounging nonchalantly. Feel free to reach out to him by email if you have any questions or want to get involved in the music department in any way.

Sports Operator

Devin Dobek
Office Hours:
M/W: 1-4

 

Devin Dobek is a senior at UMass. He currently studies marketing in the Isenberg School of Management while acting as the Co-Director for WMUA Sports. Devin began broadcasting sports in his home town of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts for the local station: ELCAT. Following his high school graduation, he joined WMUA and covered predominantly men’s basketball and hockey. He has since been on the call for the Hockey East Championship at TD Garden, the KwikTrip Holiday Faceoff, and Frozen Fenway. In 2021, he was the play-by-play voice of the Valley Blue Sox in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. In the summer of 2022, Devin broadcasted for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod Baseball League, and was promoted to the Director of Broadcasting while continuing on PxP in 2023. He is really excited to continue the great legacy of WMUA and pass down all the things he’s learned to the growing program.  

Production Director

Rudy Lucier
Office Hours:
Monday: 10:15-12:15, Friday: 12:15- 2:15

Rudy is a Junior Communication and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major. He has a show, Small Talk, with dear friends Jon and Riley, where they discuss stories based on a vague theme such as aging, buildings, and heat. He loves to make PSAs and hopes you do too– if so, come to production committee Mondays 4-6. Outside of the station, he enjoys graphic design, biking, and watching movies. Please reach out if you have any Audition or production related questions!

Training Director

Sidney Marcey
Office Hours:
M/Th: 2-4 | T: 12-2

Sid is a senior majoring in marketing and minoring in education. When not in class or co-hosting the best show on Earth (Public Disservice) with co-worker and housemate and friend Hannah, Sid can be reached via email or found doing any of the following: sleeping, eating, or hanging out (usually at home). As training director, Sid manages the DJ training sessions and all related ephemera. If you have any questions about how to get DJ trained, how to use any WMUA software, love wolves!, or just want to say hello (please), feel free to reach out. By email. <3

Podcast Director

Sophia Loparco
Office Hours:
Tu/Th 2-4pm

Sophia is a junior Sport Management and Communication major, who joined WMUA last year and hosted an early morning show called Hollywood Circa. Outside of radio, she enjoys playing chess, modifying her home with projects beyond her current skill set, and crocheting. If you are interested in getting involved in the new WMUA Podcast program, Sophia would be happy to answer any questions!

Temporary location for WMUA's podcast website link: https://wmuapodcast.wixsite.com/wmua-amherst