Meet The Staff

The staff of WGMU is comprised of Executive Staff.

Executive Staff are departmental directors, led by the General Manager, who is charged with running the day to day operations of the station.

Rodger Smith

Faculty Advisor Name: Rodger Smith Title: WGMU Faculty Advisor/Department of Communication Professor Year: Graduated in 1986! And 1992 (MBA) Major: Communication Arts, James Madison University : MBA, Shenandoah University Position Description: Serve as an advisor for the student run campus radio station. Also, I am a term Instructor in the Department of Communication. What you …

Sasha Toophanie

General Manager Name: Sasha Toophanie Year: Senior Major: Criminology, Intelligence Analysis minor Title: General Manager Position Description: The General Manager serves as the student leader for WGMU and consults with the faculty advisor on the overall station direction and management. Additionally, the GM supervises all Executive Staff members and is responsible for the totality of WGMU.  What I love …

Christian Hernandez

Music Director Name: Christian Hernandez Year: Senior Title: Music Director Major: Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology Position Description:  The station music director oversees all music operations within WGMU Radio. They chart all songs played weekly for submission to record promoters, and coordinate addition of all music into automated system. They review all music sent to the …

Kate Klajbor

Program Director   Name: Kate Klajbor Year: Junior Major: Marketing, minor in Photography Title: Program Director           Position Description:  The Program Director is primarily responsible for maintaining the on-air, production and practice studio. The PD is the primary enforcer of WGMU policies and regulations, in addition to ensuring charting and scheduling tasks are completed. …

Giselle Aparicio

Production Director Name: Giselle Aparicio Year:  Major:  Title: Production Director       Position Description: The production director oversees the management of all PSA creation and production at WGMU. They manage the production studio, including weekly and permanent scheduling, as well as upkeep of studio computer, sound equipment, and audio files. What you love about WGMU: Our station gives …

Rhema Johnson

Director of Engineering Name: Rhema Johnson Year: Senior Major: Communication with a concentration in Media Production and Criticism Position Description: Director of Engineering at WGMU is in charge of overseeing all technical functions in our 3 studios. This individual is the point of contact for any technical glitches or issues with on-air or production radio equipment. …

Rosemary Idisi

Marketing Director         Name: Rosemary Idisi Year: Senior Major: Communication Title: Marketing Director     Position Description:  Organizer of station interviews and on-air ticket giveaways. The main point of contact between the station and artists/venues/management teams. Ticket “wrangler” for station giveaways on social media and on-air during shows. Marketing oversees publicizing interviews and giveaways. In charge …

Andrew Koh

Local Music Director Name: Andrew Koh Year: Junior Major: Communication- Journalism Title: Local Music Director Position Description: The local music director is responsible for the local music section of our automated system. They stay in close communication with music and program directors about content updates, and review new local music submissions every week. The local music director is the liaison …