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Office Number: 617-353-6401

On-Air Number: 617-353-6400

Instagram: @wtburadio

Address: 640 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215

Our office is past the studio, around the corner in COM Room 304.

Our Staff

General Manager:

Vanessa Bartlett

As the General Manager, I oversee all station activities. If you need information on how to get involved with the station, or if you’re not sure who to contact on Eboard about your WTBU-specific question, shoot me an email! You can also reach out to me if you are having issues with another DJ or notice someone not following station protocol.

Email: wtbugeneralmanager@gmail.com

Office Hours: 1:00pm – 3:00pm Tuesdays

Melissa Ellin

Programming Director:

Melissa Ellin

Contact the Programming Director for any concerns related to the content being broadcast or DJ time slots. The Programming Director is in charge of making the WBTU schedule each semester as well as monitoring the content of our programming.

Email: programming@wtburadio.org

Office Hours: TBD

Station Administrator:

Molly Farrar

For questions regarding station access, the weekly newsletter, or dues, contact our Station Administrator. The station admin maintains a list of current and former DJs and Interns, as well as updates current station members on important station information.

Email: stationadwtbu@gmail.com

Office Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm Tuesdays

Underwriting Director:

Jillian Martin

Underwriting uses ad-like announcements for sponsors that support the station through physical donations and financially. Underwriting spots do not include calls to action. The main responsibilities of the department are reaching out to potential sponsors, writing and recording underwriting spots or public service announcements.

Email: wtbuunderwriting@gmail.com

Office Hours: TBD

Deputy Underwriting Director:

Sydney Spottiswood

The Deputy Underwriting Director assists the Underwriting Director with all of their associated duties.

Email: wtbuunderwriting@gmail.com

Office Hours: 11:00am – 1:00pm Tuesdays

Community Outreach Director:

Claudia Dorian

Contact the Community Outreach Director if you’re interested in growing the WTBU community! Community Outreach is responsible for fostering community within WTBU and building connections around the local BU community. We plan and facilitate social events and initiatives for WTBU DJs, as well as collaborative events with other student groups across campus and other college stations in Boston.

Email: wtbuoutreach@gmail.com

Office Hours: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Mondays

Music Director:

Zoë Anderson

The music department chooses the albums for the station’s weekly rotation and WTBU’s flagship show, Left of the Dial. If you’re interested in sending an album, contact the Music Directors.

Email: wtbu.musicdirectors@gmail.com

Office Hours: TBD

Music Director:

Alex Germain

The music department chooses the albums for the station’s weekly rotation and WTBU’s flagship show, Left of the Dial. If you’re interested in sending an album, contact the Music Directors.

Email: wtbu.musicdirectors@gmail.com

Office Hours: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesdays

Melina Nguyen

Tech Director:

Melina Nguyen

The Tech Director answers and addresses technical issues for both the live studio space and the live in-studio space. They also coordinate with the In-Studio Manager for scheduling usage of the in-studio space and helps with performances if necessary.

Email: wtbutech@gmail.com

Office Hours: 3:30pm – 5:30pm Mondays

Promotions Director:

Olivia Pepe

Please contact the Promotions Director concerning media coverage for shows, giveaways, and station events (events produced solely by WTBU). The Promotions Director is responsible for planning station events and coordinating giveaways.

Email: promotions@wtburadio.org

Office Hours: 9:00am – 11:00am Tuesdays

Deputy Promotions Director:

Jacob Ireland

The Deputy Promotions Director assists the Promotions Director with all of their associated duties.

Email: promotions@wtburadio.org

Office Hours: 9:00am – 11:00am Tuesdays

Training Director:

Toby Pannone

The Deputy Training Director assists the Training Director with all of their associated duties.

Email: wtbuinterns@gmail.com

Office Hours: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Thursdays

Deputy Training Director:

Jewel Sanchez

The Deputy Training Director assists the Training Director with all of their associated duties.

Email: wtbuinterns@gmail.com

Office Hours: 3:30pm – 4:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

The Beat:

Maclean Bishop

The Beat is WTBU’s zine for all things music, art, and DIY. If you are a music enjoyer, join our team and get your work published!

Email: wtbu.thebeat@gmail.com

Office Hours: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

Sports Director:

Hannah Yoshinaga

The Sports Director oversees WTBU’s staff of sports writers and reporters and schedules game broadcasts, radio shows and online content.

Email: wtbusports@gmail.com

Office Hours: TBD

Sports Director:

Joe Pohoryles

The Sports Director oversees WTBU’s staff of sports writers and reporters and schedules game broadcasts, radio shows and online content.

Email: wtbusports@gmail.com

Office Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm Wednesdays

Audio Productions:

Shandra Back

The Audio Productions Director oversees the production of podcasts affiliated through WTBU. The Audio Productions Director also assists the station with pre-recorded audio matters.

Email: audioproductionswtbu@gmail.com

Office Hours: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Thursdays

In-Studio Productions:

Billie Bugara

I run WTBU’s performance studio. If you’re a Boston musician or an artist that just happens to be passing through the city, please reach out to us if you’re at all interested in performing on college radio. We’d love to have you!

Email: wtbustudioproductions@gmail.com

Office Hours: 8:00am – 10:00am Mondays

News Director:

Andrew Severance

Andrew (he/him) is the director of WTBU’s News department, which writes and produces evening news shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact him for press releases and events that journalists are invited to, as well as any questions regarding the news department or its practices.

Email: news@wtburadio.org

Office Hours: 9:00pm – 10:00pm Mondays (In-Person) & 10:00am – 11:00am Fridays (Zoom)

Michael Walsh

Webmaster:

Michael Walsh

The Webmaster is in charge of maintaining and updating WTBU’s website.

Email: wtbu.webmaster@gmail.com

Office Hours: 12:15pm – 2:15pm Wednesdays

BU in the Morning Director:

Josh Rosenthal

The BU in the Morning director hosts and runs the show, schedules interviews, and helps to promote WTBU around campus. If you have any questions or want to be featured on the show, feel free to reach out!

Email: buitm@wtburadio.org

Office Hours: 2:15pm – 4:15pm Fridays

Public Relations Director:

Ali Harrison

The PR Director manages WTBU’s image through advertisement and handling our social media presence. If you’re interested, the PR team is always happy to get a helping hand from passionate people.

Email: prwtbu@gmail.com

Office Hours: 1:00pm – 3:00pm Tuesdays

Deputy Public Relations Director:

Sutton Faye

The Deputy Public Relations Director assists the Public Relations Director with all of their associated duties.

Email: prwtbu@gmail.com

Office Hours: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Wednesdays

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