Impact 89FM

About the Staff

Olivia MitchelleOlivia Mitchell | Station Manager |

Creative Advertising & Psychology

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

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


Sana Hakim | Operations Director |


As the Operations Director, Sana 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.

“Don’t cut your tongue on my syllables, bet you need a syllabus to teach you how my vowels sound.” – Jamila Woods


Amanda PooleAmanda Poole | Volunteer Director |

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.

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


Natashia EvelynNatashia Evelyn | Office Manager |

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.

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


Simone Fenzi | Program

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.

“We are not gonna take it” – Twisted Sister


Amber Kienutske | Program

Media and Information & Advertising

As APD, Amber helps to build the weekly music schedule. She helps pick which songs are played, integrates the new songs into the library with the old songs, and then builds a weekly queue.

“Rock the boat like a one-eyed pirate. Rick James, I got glitter on my eyelids.” – BROCKHAMPTON


Justin RalphJustin Ralph | Training Director |

Human Biology, Physiology, & Economics

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


“I’m [Justin Ralph] and I’m here to make it clear” -Roxxxy Andrews, Read U Wrote U


Ean MontagueEan Montague | Managing Editor |

Professional Writing Major,  Film Studies Minor

Ean oversees the music-related content that gets posted on our website and helps produce it with a talented group of volunteers. He also set up interviews with artists, editing and writing workshops, and more.

“Today we’re gonna teach you some fun facts about salmon and a brand new dance,” – Fat Lip with The Chemical Brothers


Stephanie StapertStephanie Stapert | Website Manager & Interview Coordinator |

Creative Advertising Major, Public Relations minor

Stephanie ensures all aspects of the Impact are online by fixing, designing, and updating the website. As the interview coordinator, she trains volunteers how to conduct interviews and write a follow up article, so that we can send them out to cover a variety of events.


JesseJesse Taconelli | Co-Music Director |


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.

“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


GregGreg McClure | Co-Music Director |  

English Major

Yo as a Music Director, Greg listens to music and takes phone calls. They are part of the process to get music on the airwaves. It’s basically their job to be pretentious.

“I think you know the place we should meet. Don’t worry if it’s dark and I’m late.” -Sonic Youth


Cole Tunningley, news directorCole Tunningley | News Director |


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.


Sophie SaganSophie Sagan | Assistant News Director |

Social Relations and Policy, Documentary Production Minor

Works to create content for our weekly news and storytelling podcast “the Undercurrent” and helps volunteers learn the basics of audio journalism and storytelling.

“Coo coo ca choo Mrs.Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know. Oh oh oh. ”- Simon and Garfunkel


Joe Dandron, sports directorJoe Dandron | Assistant Sports Director |


Joe communicates with volunteers and runs the Sports team meetings. He covers women’s basketball for the station and serves as another editor. He maintains a productive environment and teaches volunteers how to use the equipment at the station. He also is afraid of very large spiders.

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard


Kyle Turk | Sports Editor |


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.

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


Luke Sloan, sports editorLuke Sloan | Assistant Sports Editor |


As Assistant Sports Editor, Luke refines the articles our volunteers produce on all the sports we cover across campus. He also assists with day-to-day functions of the sports team and covers the MSU men’s soccer team.

“I know you got mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind” – Tim McGraw


Hikaru Kudo | Sports Broadcast Director |


As the Sports Broadcast Director, Hikaru is in charge of scheduling and managing all live and recorded Play-by-Play for all sporting events WDBM covers. Hikaru is also the Head Producer of, “The Green and White Report” on Sunday’s from 11 am to noon.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


Sarah DropsySarah Dropsey | Marketing Director |

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities & English

Oversee the Marketing Department and hold weekly marketing meetings with the Promotions, Video, Events, Creative, Social Media, and Volunteer Directors. Additionally, Sarah leads marketing campaigns for events like Fall Welcome, Station Open Houses, Tax Vote Renewal, and more! Biggest part of the job is trying to be a resource for people to come bounce ideas off of and help work through problems but she mostly just make a lot of meeting minutes.  

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


Andy Campbell | Promotions Director |

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


Olivia LongOlivia Long | Events Director |

Marketing Major, Graphic Design Minor

Greetings! Olivia oversees both our internal and external events, as well as our contracted DJ services. She gets to help our community morale at the station by hosting bonding events, and  organizing fun events with the MSU and greater East Lansing community such as the Homecoming Parade, East by East Lansing, and Sparticipation!

“Poopy-di scoop, Scoop-diddy-whoop” – Lift Yourself – Kanye West


Ryan Carlson | Social Media Director |

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.  


“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”


Megan Martine | Creative Director |

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.

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


Conor Lynch | Engineering Director |

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.

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


Maeve O'DellMaeve O’Dowd | Production Director |

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.

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


Max MurphyMax Murphy | Production Director |

Media and Information

Max spends his time at the Impact throwing together promos, PSA’s, and other on air material. He also provides a helping hand in running the Audio Team.


“I have never never kissed a car before” – T Rex


Will SpurrierWill Spurrier | Video Director |

Media and Information

Media and Information student. I lead the Video Team in working within the studio and on-location to shoot and produce unique and entertaining music-related video content that we can all be proud of. Often thinking of ways to put a twist on an old format or push our content into new territory.

Times is weird.” – John Maus


Andrew Herner | Assistant Video Director |

Media and Information

As the Assistant Video Director, Andrew comes up with new video content for Impact’s website and social media. Some of the different types of videos include in-studio performances, live venue performances, short promotional pieces, and so much more. He also organizes video team meetings for our volunteers.

“England is my city” -Nick Crompton


Jeremy Whiting | General Manager |

Jeremy is the only non-student employed at the Impact. He assists the student leadership in forming the overall vision and direction of the station. As general manager, Jeremy also ensures that the Impact follows all FCC guidelines, oversees the directors and paid staff and manages the technical aspects of the operation. He lives in Lansing with his wife, Amber, and three kids, Kate, Ryan and Anna

“Don’t need money, don’t take fame, don’t need no credit card to ride this train.” -Huey Lewis & the News

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About the Staff