Staff

Executive Committee

General Manager

Josh McCawley
Office Hours:
T/Th 2:30-3:45, F 12:30-2:15

Josh oversees the daily operations of the station and works closely with all of the department directors to ensure things are running smoothly. He works in tandem with the faculty adviser to communicate with administration and other groups around campus. He is also responsible for station budget allocations and the overall station brand. Josh is a Senior Sport Management and Political Science Major who enjoys watching sports and puzzles. If you are interested in joining the station, or have any questions about WMUA please visit him during his office hours or email him at manager@wmua.org

Chief Operating Engineer

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

Dan takes care of the in-studio audio, computer, and automation systems and keeps the transmitter running through rain, sleet, dark of night, and angry pigeons.

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 Missouri Tigers, catching up on a podcast or playing Nintendo 64.

Department Directors

Music Director

Hayden Fisher
Office Hours:
T/Th 10-2

Hayden is a Communication major and a junior at UMass. This is his first year as Music Director and his second at WMUA! Please forward all digital submissions, review inquiries, or tracking questions to music@wmua.org; streaming links for submissions are preferred but not required. Please drop a line at the same email if you're interested in getting involved with the music department, have any general questions regarding the station, or just wanna chat about tunes!

Events Director

Eden Bekele
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Eden is a Junior Communications and African American Studies double major with a minor in Studio Arts. She has been involved with WMUA since 2016 where she hosted her own Hip Hop, R&B, and Alternative R&B radio show, named the Kitchen. Eden is interested in visual arts and media, and has worked as a Program Coordinator at the UMCA in the past as well as a Visual Assistant at the ICA Boston. She is excited to bring new and exciting events to the WMUA sphere, and if you are interested in events, or have any event ideas feel free to shoot her an email.

News Editor

Becky Wandel
Office Hours:
T/F 3-7

Becky is a junior studying Journalism and English here at UMass. She loves twitter (@souljabecky) and is also a tutor at the Writing Center. Hit her up anytime if you have a story you think news should know about, are interested in joining the team, or just want a friendly face to talk to at the station!

News Operations Director

Phillip Bishop
Office Hours:
T/Th 1-4

Phillip Bishop is a sophomore Political Science and Journalism double major from Kingston, Massachusetts. After having a blast his freshman year in WMUA's News program, he was fortunate enough to be hired as the News Operator. He's eternally grateful for the opportunity and super excited to expand the reach of the program and help people find their passion in News. Phillip is available during his office hours to discuss the program and how to contribute, chit chat about politics and current affairs, or just talk about board games if you want.

Production and Training Director

Jasper Basilliere
Office Hours:
T 12-2:30, Th 2-4, F 1-4:30

Jasper is a Senior pursuing his Bachelors in Communication and certificate in Film Studies. He has been a member of WMUA since 2015 and hosted his own Hip-Hop and Electric Funk radio show featuring trivia segments involving guests as well as listeners. He also co-hosts the "You Might Like This" Podcast which can be found on iTunes and Podbean. After working as an intern for several radio stations Jasper is excited to work as Production and Training Director. If you are interested in becoming a member of WMUA or if you would like to produce any sort of audio segment at WMUA, please send him an email.

Sports Production

Mike Knittle
Office Hours:
M/W/F 12:30-1:30

Mike Knittle is a senior Sports Journalism major from Worcester, Massachusetts. Knittle is in his fourth year at WMUA Sports and first as the Sports Production Director. Besides conducting administrative duties for WMUA Sports such as scheduling and DJ pre-emptions, Knittle also serves as one of the voices of the UMass Women’s Basketball team. He is the host of “Pick and Roll with Mike Knittle and Josh McCawley”, providing a weekly update on the latest news and scores in collegiate and professional basketball. Knittle can also occasionally be heard on WMUA’s other sports broadcasts, including Baseball, Football, and Men’s Basketball.

Technical Director

Andrew Cunningham
Office Hours:
M/F 2:30-4, T 1:30-3

Andrew Cunningham is pursuing a dual major in computer science and computational linguistics with a minor in political science. WMUA was Andrew's first RSO in his freshman year. Having an interest in both music and news, Andrew covered concerts on behalf of WMUA News. As WMUA's technical director, Andrew manages all non-broadcast technology and hopes to use it to help WMUA echo as the voice of the Pioneer Valley.

Webmaster

Adam Viola
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Adam is a Computer Science and Mathematics major.  He makes sure the station's website is running smoothly and its bugs are quickly exterminated. He's an avid player of the sport, Spikeball, and would love to play it with you.  If you're interested in anything about the station's website or would like to play Spikeball, feel free to contact Adam through email.

Public Relations

Brendan Fitzpatrick
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Brendan is a senior journalism major and political science minor. He oversees WMUA's social media accounts and leads PR for the station. His favorite color is red, he loves Boston sports, and he's Wily Mo Pena's biggest fan.

Sports Operations

Alex Levitt
Office Hours:
M/W/F 12:30-1:30

Alex Levitt is in his third year with WMUA Sports, where he has served as Operations Director since May 2015. Levitt took an interest broadcasting sports at a young age, and called high school games in southeastern Massachusetts from 2010–2014. He also worked games for the 2013 Babe Ruth Baseball regional championship. At WMUA Sports, Levitt primarily calls football and women’s basketball games, though he can occasionally be heard on WMUA’s other sports broadcasts, including baseball, men’s basketball, hockey and lacrosse. Levitt also hosts the weekly “Sports Line” program, providing a mid-week sports wrap-up.

Interim Programmer

Taylor Cassidy
Office Hours:
M 4-5, Th 2:30-5, F 1:30-2:30

Taylor is a sophomore currently majoring in Classics at UMass. Her job at the station entails assisting the General Manager, office administration, and recording meeting minutes for the general body and department directors. She is a resource to anyone who needs any extra hand at WMUA! When not on the clock, she is playing music on-air or bingeing a teen drama on Netflix.

Finance Director

Matt Stromski
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Matt is a Senior Sport Management and Sport Journalism double major from Melrose, Massachusetts. At the station, he actively pursues corporate partnerships with local businesses to help the local businesses promote themselves as well as organizing further fundraisers for the betterment of the station. Matt is also a member of the WMUA Sports, having recently served as the Men’s Basketball Beat Broadcaster and hosting his own sports talk show. Away from the station, Matt is involved on campus with the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off and has interned with the Massachusetts Office of the Sports Marketing and the Bay State Games while also working at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office.