Teyler Thompkins | General Manager

generalmanager@wxou.org

I  have been apart of WXOU since my freshman year and it has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made since coming to Oakland. Through this organization I have been granted a multitude of opportunities/experiences that have helped shaped my college experience. Going in to my senior year I am hoping to continue this trend with all of our volunteers.    

 

Madison Roush| Program Director

programming@wxou.org

One of the main reasons I chose Oakland University was for its radio station. From the time I stepped on campus, I have been a part of WXOU, participating in volunteer events as well as being on-air playing some tunes. This year, I will be Program Director at WXOU and I am excited to see what the future holds for this wonderful station!

 

Brendan Triola |Podcasting Director

apd@wxou.org

Brendan Triola is a senior majoring in Communication with a minor in Digital Media Production. Aside from his work at the radio station, he is a Resident Assistant in Hillcrest Hall this year. At WXOU, he has co-hosted “Hot Takes & Mistakes”, as well as served as the Assistant Program Director for the station. In his new role this year, Brendan hopes to continue to help WXOU adapt with the ever-changing digital media landscape.

 

Kerstyn Sass | Music Director

musicdirector@wxou.org

I have been involved at WXOU radio station for 2 years now, as both a volunteer and the Music Director 2019-2020. I was lucky enough to get to resume my position for my senior year of college. Over the time I’ve been working at WXOU music promotions have become my passion, and I’ve been able to work with stellar bands like Hotel Life, Rex Orange County, and The Mommyheads, and do interviews with Lily and Madeline, and Caroline Glaser. The people you meet in the music industry can be just as influential as their music, and sharing a correspondence with them has been a really cool experience. I’m happy to keep promoting our varied music schedule, which has something for everyone!

 

Isabelle Mitchell| Promotions Director

promotions@wxou.org

Starting as a volunteer DJ my freshman year, WXOU has been my home away from home. I started out with my own show and would live DJ for events around campus, which later resulted in me DJing for Meadowbrook Ball late during my freshman year. I have now been the Promotions Director for the past 2 years and have never looked back. I cannot wait for the great opportunities WXOU will bring my way!

 

Jayme Starr| News Director

newsdirector@wxou.org

Hi, my name is Jayme Starr, and I’m so excited to be the News Director this year. I am entering my sophomore year at OU with a major in Journalism and a minor in Digital Media Production. Last year I was a volunteer DJ. In High School, I was an active member of the school brodcasting team where I won several awards through the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, and Michigan Association of Broadcasting. Additionally, I have my very own podcast that is released every Friday. 

 

Michael Pearce| Sports Director

sports@wxou.org

I started at WXOU as a DJ during my freshman year at Oakland. I got involved with the sports department early on and have been WXOU’s Sports Director since 2018. I can’t wait to continue to build our sports department at WXOU and see how far we can go!

 

 

 

Emily Morris|Public Service Announcement Director psa@wxou.org

Hoping to have a lasting voice on WXOU’s airwaves — I shifted to public service announcement (PSA) director in my senior year. My speciality is writing and recording brief news announcements, WXOU promotions and PSAs. If that sparks the attention of any of my biography readers, feel free to reach out anytime though my email (psa@wxou.org), or step right in the office to check it out!

Previously, I began my media career at a couple newspapers in the thumb (my home), The Sandusky Tribune-Recorder and The Sanilac County News — I fell in love immediately with the buzz of information and the connection with my audience. Oakland University led me to The Oakland Post, where I became a staff reporter. During my time at OU, I also became an intern at Fox 2 News and furthered my audio and video skills, but I stepped into the audio scene first as WXOU’s news director for two years. This year I progressed to PSA director, or you can find me next door at the Oakland Post as their managing editor too.

Anthony Dombrowski | Board Operator

boardoperator@wxou.org

I have been involved with WXOU since I was a sophomore at Oakland University. I started as a volunteer on the men’s basketball broadcasts and eventually took over as the Board Operator of the station during the 2019 Winter Semester. I will continue to work with our Sports Director to bring the best coverage of Oakland University’s sports teams onto the station. I also am the host of “Trash Talk”, a sports talk show on WXOU.

 

Marty Shafer | Faculty Advisor, Coordinator of Broadcast Services

 advisor@wxou.org

I first began at WXOU my freshman year of undergraduate in 2006 as a volunteer DJ. From there, I went on to serve as the Public Service and Program Director. After receiving my M.A. in Communication, I began teaching for the Department of Communication & Journalism at Oakland University, and now I also lead the station as the Faculty Advisor and Coordinator of Broadcast Services!