Name: Jesse Benitez
Title: Music Director
Major: Film and Video Studies
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 station, and oversees the music review board. They also communicate with music promoters about airplay and song information.
What do you love about WGMU: WGMU Radio has given me the opportunity to be creative and to witness the originality that comes out of George Mason students every day. I love our DJs, the promotors we work with, and making things happen with my team here. Every day, I get to hang around a community of people with great taste in music and who have a hardcore dedication to the station- which is a pretty amazing group of people to be surrounded by.
Hobbies: making movies, playing music, screenwriting, record digging, traveling, attending concerts, trying out new foods
Favorite Bands/Artists: The Pixies, T. Rex, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, FIDLAR, The Black Keys, The Bamboos, Ty Segall
Other: Listen to my show, Jesse’s Jukebox, Wednesdays @ 6:30pm EST for music from up and coming artists!