About the Staff

Ed Glazer | General Manager | gm@impact89fm.org

“Me and my grandma take meds” - Lil Pump

 Abbey Reinke | Station Manager | manager@impact89fm.org

Communication & Spanish

Alongside the GM, Abbey oversees the directors, paid staff, and volunteers to ensure success in station wide projects. She encourages collaboration between departments and help directors uphold the station values and goals.

 

“I could be an astronaut if earth let go of me” - Youth Lagoon

Olivia Mitchell | Assistant Station Manager | manager@impact89fm.org

Creative Advertising & Psychology

As ASM, Olivia works alongside our station manager in managing paid staff and facilitating meetings (aka making meetings fun). Olivia likes to be around to help out any way that she can and often oversees projects we work on as a station.

 

“I’ll make a man out of youuuu” - Mulan

 Marissa Saldivia | Operations Director | operations@impact89fm.org

Spanish & Communication, Public Relations minor

As the Operations Director, Marissa works closely with the other leadership at the station to manage the director staff and financials. She has the opportunity to collaborate with numerous directors on station wide projects.

 

 

“May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground, carry on.”- FUN

Amanda Poole | Volunteer Director | volunteers@impact89fm.org

Journalism Major and Public Relations Minor

As the VD, Amanda helps all volunteers feel welcomed and heard throughout their whole experience at Impact. She provides them with resources, connections, and contacts to improve their time at Impact.

 

 

 

 

“Don’t go crying to your momma, cos you’re all alone in the real world.” – Paramore

Natashia Evelyn | Office Manager | office@impact89fm.org

Media and Information Major, Spanish Minor

Natashia is a junior majoring in Media and Information and hopefully pursuing Spanish as a minor. As the office manager, she manages the Impact office and makes sure that everything is organized so the office feels like home to everyone.

 

“I want my girls to save me” - car seat headrest

Ella Kovacs| Director of Programming | programming@impact89fm.org

Art History, Italian minor

Ella curates, oversees, and programs everything that goes on air. She manages DJ’s and trains staff to ensure quality on-air content as well as encourage camaraderie among the volunteers. Ella is also on-call to fix the radio 24 hours a day!

 

“We are not gonna take it” - Twisted Sisters

Simone Fenzi | Assistant Programming Director | programming@impact89fm.org

Journalism & Economics

As the APD Simone assists with the creation of the weekly schedule for the radio. This implies choosing and logging all new songs into the program so that our listeners get fresh music.

 

 

“It ain't about all the friends you've made / But the graffiti they write on your grave” -My Chemical Romance

Justin Ralph | Training Director | training@impact89fm.org

Human Biology, Physiology, & Economics

The DJ Coaches Justin ensure that our volunteer DJs sound fabulous and amazing on air.

 

 

 

“I’d rather be a hippy than a hipster, what? Yeah, I’d rather be grooving than grinding on” - Grouplove

Jonathan Shead | Managing Editor | editor@impact89fm.org

Professional Writing & Journalism

As managing editor, Jonathan oversees and manages a group of talented volunteers to produce all the music-related content published on our website, including music news, artist interviews, feature articles and more. Jonathan is constantly collaborating with his co-workers to create the best possible outcome for The Impact.

 

 

“No I ain't scared of living”- EDEN

Stephanie Stapert | Website Manager | web@impact89fm.org

Creative Advertising, Public Relations minor

Stephanie ensures all aspects of the Impact are online by fixing, designing, and updating the website. She is majoring in Creative Advertising and minoring in Public Relations.

 

 

 

"I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear / This man said, 'It's gruesome that someone so handsome should care.'" - The Smiths

Jesse Taconelli | Co-Music Director | music@impact89fm.org

Journalism

In an elevator pitch, Jesse works with programming to make the daytime airplay on the station sound awesome. That means he sorts through all of our music sources, keeps in touch with promoters, and stays up to date with releases and charting.

 

 

 

“Two beers in, already feels like it’s one of those night to forget” - Free Throw

Ryan Tyler | Co-Music Director | music@impact89fm.org  

Media and Information

Ryan works with promoters and the Program Director to keep the station’s sound updated and reflective of the station’s spirit. He is in charge of charting for the NACC, and adding music to be selected for daytime sound.

 

 

 

 

“I say, ‘Fuck the police!’ / That’s how I treat ‘em.”- Kanye West

Cole Tunningley | News Director | news@impact89fm.org

English

Cole works with the News Team to produce audio documentaries for The Undercurrent, our weekly storytelling podcast. He teaches new volunteers how to handle recording equipment, write their stories, and use audio editing software.

 

“Whippin’ in the foreign but the tears keep flowin’ ”-Post Malone

Max Johnston | Assistant News Director | assistant.news@impact89fm.org

Journalism

Max is a part of the team that brings you “The Undercurrent” every Saturday morning. He teaches volunteers everything there is to know about audio storytelling, at least the stuff he knows.

 

 

“Where the respect? Is your ass human? I look you in your eyes, say ‘fuck you, are you fuckin’ stupid?’ Respect my mother, ‘spect my sister, ‘spect these women, boy.” -BROCKHAMPTON

Sami Luke | Assistant News Director | assistant.news@impact89fm.org

English Literature

Sami produces audio journalistic stories for our weekly news and storytelling program “The Undercurrent,” and she teaches volunteers how to do the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I got Alicia waitin', Aisha waitin', All the eesha's waitin' on me” - Bruno Mars

Ryan Cole | Sports Director | sports@impact89fm.org

Journalism

As Sports Director, Ryan manages a team of more than 25 volunteers that cover all Michigan State sports teams. He is also the main beat reporter for MSU men’s basketball and co-host the weekly “Impact Izzone” podcast.

 

 

“Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court.” - Lil Bow Wow

Davey Segal | Assistant Sports Director | sports@impact89fm.org

Journalism

As ASD, Davey works with the members of the sports team to plan meetings, oversees the staff, and helps assign beats. He also covers the MSU Men’s Basketball team, host the award-winning “Victory Lane” podcast and the “Green & White Report”. You can usually find him dropping buckets in the sports studio (or behind a mic).

 

 

“If you come up don’t forget about your dogs, that’s law.” - Yo Gotti

Kyle Turk | Sports Editor | sportseditor@impact89fm.org

Journalism

Kyle’s role as editor involves perfecting the articles our volunteers put out on all the sports we cover across MSU’s campus, as well as shaping the content of our website to keep readers informed and entertained.

 

 

“I walk like I walk (hey), talk like I talk (woah).“ -Migos

Zachary Swiecicki | Play-by-Play Director | playbyplay@impact89fm.org

Senior journalism major

As Play-by-Play Director, Zach oversees one of the youngest departments at the station - just three years old. He manages the broadcast side of Impact Sports, including recorded radio calls of games, pre and post-game shows, and much more. Along with improving his own craft, Zach is helping shape the next generation of Jim Nantz’s and Mike Tirico’s.

“There's a place for us. A time and place for us. Hold my hand and we're halfway there. Hold my hand and I'll take you there” - Stephen Sondheim

Abby Treadwell | Marketing Director | marketing@impact89fm.org

Advertising Management and Media, minor in Public Relations

As the marketing director, I oversee the marketing team. This includes social media, events, recruiting, outreach, video, promotions and graphics. I also assist in leading the station’s street team!

 

 

 

 

“This house is full of women, playing guitar and cooking breakfast” - Japanese Breakfast

Sarah Dropsey | Assistant Marketing Director | assistantmarketing@impact89fm.org

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities & English

Sarah is the Marketing Director in training! As the AMD she helps the Marketing Director oversee the Marketing Department as well as works closely with the Promotions Director to get the station tickets giveaways and Impact presents shows. Mostly, I write a lot of emails.

 

“I wanna know- Have you ever seen the rain?” -Creedence Clearwater Revival

Andy Campbell | Promotions Director | promotions@impact89.org

Social Science Education Major (Secondary)

As Promotions Director, Andy is in charge of finding rockin’ shows to promote on air. He is also responsible for bringing bands into the station for In-Studio performances.

 

 

 

“I wish they all could be California, I wish they all could be California, I wish they all could be California girlsssss” - The Beach Boys

Katie Nichols | Recruiting Director | jobs@impact89fm.org

Advertising, Public Relations minor

Katie brings all recruiting aspects to the marketing team at Impact 89fm, including establishing recruiting training, bringing in new Impact employees/volunteers, and promoting Impact to its full extent.

 

 

 

 

“Come up for air, as my sins flow down the Jordan” - River, Leon Bridges

Mickey DeJong | Events Director | events@impact89fm.org

Psychology & Sociology

As events director Mickey oversees our internal and external events, and our contracted DJ services. She get to helps our community morale at the station by hosting bonding events, fun events with the MSU community, like the Homecoming parade.

 

 

 

 

“Can I kick it? To all the people who can Quest like A Tribe does / Before this, did you really know what live was?” - A Tribe Called Quest

Ryan Carlson | Social Media Director | socialmedia@impact89fm.org

Media and Information, Fiction Filmmaking minor

From tweeting, posting concert pics, and Facebooking important info, Ryan is online to keep our listeners up to date across the world wide web.  

 

 

 

 

“Way before Nirvana there was U2 and Blondie and music still on M-T-V” - Bowling for Soup

Megan Martine | Creative Director | graphics@impact89fm.org

Creative Advertising, Graphic Design Minor

Megan is head of the graphic design team that creates social media graphics, Snapchat filters, flyers, Impact Swag and more. She also assists with video graphics from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

“And there ain’t nothing like a friend who can tell you you’re just pissing in the wind” - Neil Young

Conor Lynch | Engineering Director | engineer@impact89fm.org

Media & Information

Conor does fun audio stuff like put microphones in front of people and their instruments when they play their music songs. He also makes sure the Audio Team volunteers know how to do the same.

 

 

 

“We sang ‘Silent Night’ in three parts which was fun” - Father John Misty

Maeve O’Dowd | Production Director | production@impact89fm.org

Media and Information, Fiction Filmmaking & ESS Minors

Maeve writes and produces catchy PSAs, promos and bumpers that play on air in between the music. She also equipts the Audio Team with cool audio recording, mixing and editing skills so that they can go out into the world (and station) as knowledgeable audio producers.

 

 

 

 

“Todo me sirve, nada se pierde, yo lo transformo. Sé, nunca falla, el universo está mi favor, Y es tan mágico.” - Gustavo Cerati

Joel Guzmán | Video Director | video@impact89fm.org

Arts & Cultural Management

The video team directos create content for the station in collaboration with other teams. With a group of excellent volunteers we produce, inform, and tell a story through photos and videos. Joel is a facilitator, ensuring that everything happens.

 

 

 

“He’s a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody.” - The Beatles

Will Spurrier | Co-Video Director | video@impact89fm.org

Media and Information

Will leads the Video Team in collaboration within and across other teams to create video content that entertains and informs.