Staff

Executive Committee

General Manager

Toby Cashook
Office Hours:
M 5:30-6, T 1:30-4, F 2-3, by appointment

Toby is a junior pursuing a double major in Operations Information Management and English. As general manager, he aims to give you a space where your voice will be heard. Toby has been a member of WMUA since his first semester freshman year and hosts his own show "The Next Level" which features video game music and Dungeons & Dragons! If he's not in the office, he's probably playing video games, eating, sleeping, or still playing video games. Please feel free to reach out to Toby through email. 

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

Taylor Cassidy
Office Hours:
M 4-6, T 11-1, Th 11-1, by appointment

Taylor is a senior double-majoring in Classics and Psychology, and this is her third year working at WMUA. She is in charge of all on-air content including fielding show applications and creating each semester's programming schedule. You can listen to her show, Super Rich Kids, on WMUA from 6pm-8pm PM on Tuesdays. When she isn't at work, she can be found cowering under a desk on the sixth floor of DuBois.

Department Directors

Music Director

Alex MacLean
Office Hours:
M 10-12, Th 4-5, F 2:30-4:30

Alex is a senior at UMass studying Communications and English. This is their third year being involved with WMUA and their first as Communications Music Director! Alex reviews CD and digital music submissions sent to the music email, files weekly NACC charts, updates automation, and manages the WMUA blog, among other things. Drop them a line if you've got a music submission or want to get involved with the music department! When not in class or the WMUA office, Alex is likely trying to write music, walking around outside, or playing a video game.

Events Director

Judge Russell
Office Hours:
W 10-12

Judge Russell is currently spending his life studying computer science, writing songs, and booking concerts. He has a show called "Phone Wallet Keys" with Edan Kamara, where they play art/indie pop  & whatever else. When not at WMUA he is booking concerts and running social media for the Flywheel Arts Collective, working IT, or spending time with all the wonderful people in his life!  If you're interested in setting up an event with WMUA, shoot him an email at events@wmua.org.

News Editor

Ayelet Ehrenkranz
Office Hours:
M / W 3:30 - 5:30

Ayelet is studying Journalism in her third year at UMass. While her current role at WMUA keeps her behind the scenes of news, in the past she’s hosted an oldies music show and a talk show. When she’s not hanging out at the radio, you can find Ayelet watching food documentaries, tending to her garden, jamming out to live music, and interviewing real human beings! If you want to get involved with the news program, pitch a story, or just share a funny joke, drop by the station or send Ayelet an email at newsed@wmua.org.

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

Elizabeth Parsek
Office Hours:
T 12-2 , TH 12:30-2

Elizabeth is a junior currently double majoring in Resource Economics and Communications. As Production and Training Director, Elizabeth oversees production of underwriting, PSAs, and promos, and organizes and oversees training for new DJs. If you are interested in becoming a DJ at WMUA, have an audio segment you’d like to produce, or would like to get involved with production, feel free to send her an email!

Sports Production

Colin Cronin
Office Hours:
F 10-2

Colin is a junior majoring in Communication and Sport Management. Since freshman year Colin has been contributing to the Sports Department as both a broadcaster for UMass Athletics and weekday radio show host. As director Colin now oversees all sports content production for WMUA. If you’re interested in sports and are curious as to how you could contribute to WMUA, feel free to reach out to Colin!

Technical Director

Sabrina Taylor
Office Hours:
T 1-2, W 11-1, TH 4-5

Sabrina is a senior English major with an IT minor and has been a part of the WMUA community since the spring of her freshman year. As tech director, she is responsible for all non-broadcasting equipment, as well as making sure the station's website is running smoothly and that any bugs are quickly resolved. When she is not running the website, she is likely making unnecessarily specific playlists, biking, or playing her Nintendo Switch. If you would like to use some equipment for an event or just suggest something you'd like to see on the website, feel free to contact Sabrina through email or visit her office hours.

Webmaster

Sabrina Taylor
Office Hours:
M/W 12:15-2:15 pm

Sabrina is an English major with a Technical Communications specialization and IT minor, and has been a part of the WMUA community since the spring of her freshmen year. As web developer, she makes sure the station's website is running smoothly and that any bugs are quickly resolved. When she is not running the website, she is likely making weirdly-specific playlists for her radio show, photographing, or playing her Nintendo Switch. If you are interested in anything about the station's webpage, or just want to learn the basics of HTML/CSS code, feel free to contact Sabrina through email or visit her office hours. 

Public Relations

Ariya Sonethavy
Office Hours:
T / TH 10 - 11

Ariya is a senior Communications major with a Chinese minor. She runs WMUA's social media and oversees the station's public relations. She loves making graphics, digital art, and visual media -- anything posted on WMUA's socials are made by her!  Ariya has been part of WMUA since her freshman year and has been involved as a DJ since her sophomore year. When she's not online, she's probably spinning some dream pop on the airwaves (Thursdays from 6-8 pm!) or fiending the Campus Center for anything caffeinated. 

Finance Director

John Matraia
Office Hours:
M 2-4, W 11-12

John is a sophomore Operations and Information Management major at UMass. As Finance Director, he seeks corporate partnerships with local businesses and organizes further fundraising opportunities for the station. John has been a part of WMUA since he started co-hosting a show called “Downtown” with a couple of friends his freshman year. If you need help in any way you can reach out to him on email.

 

Archival Music Director

Jamie Daitch
Office Hours:
T 10-12

Jamie is a senior double major in English and Communications, with a specialization in creative writing. They oversee our physical and digital media libraries, helping manage submissions, and catalogue our music. If you want to learn about our music collection, or assist in cataloguing our music, please email musiclib@wmua.org.