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Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

2023-2024 Staff

Delaney Rogers
Station Manager

Delaney Rogers

Delaney Rogers (She/Her/Hers) is a senior at Michigan State University studying Journalism with minors in broadcasting and documentary production. Delaney has been apart of Impact 89FM for the last three years, and is the curr...

Sam Kurtzman
Operations Manager/Host of The Vibe

Sam Kurtzman

Sam Kurtzman (he/him) is a senior at MSU studying Information Science. When he isn’t playing with power tools or perfecting his Paulie Gualtieri impression he serves as the Operations Manager for Impact. As The Impact’s resident...

Adam Steinhauer
Marketing Director/Co-Host of The Flashback

Adam Steinhauer

Adam (he/him) is a 5th year student studying Food Science and minoring in Beverage Science and Technology. He currently works as the Marketing Director and the Co-Host of The Flashback, previously serving as a Media Librarian. He ...

Jake Rhodes
Digital Media Director

Jake Rhodes

Jake (he/him) is Senior studying Computer Science. He is the Digital Media Director at Impact and has been involved since Fall 2021. In the rare case that he's not at the station, he's probably somewhere taking photos, at a concert...

McKenna Lounds
Program Director

McKenna Lounds

Mckenna (she/her) studies Professional and Public Writing and has been at Impact since 2019. As Program Director she oversees the content we put out over our airwaves. As for ‘spare time’ nonsense, she’s nary a true hobby...

Sydney Sims
Music Director

Sydney Sims

Sydney Sims (she/they) is the Music Director at Impact! They are Majoring in Creative Advertising with a minor in Photography. They have been apart of the Impact for a year, and their favorite teams to be apart of were Music Review,...

Taylor Truszkowski
News Director

Taylor Truszkowski

Taylor Truszkowski (she/her/hers) is a senior journalism and political science major at Michigan State. She is the current head of Impact's news department. In addition to producing news content, she enjoys writing fiction and...

Faith Flickinger
Sports Director

Faith Flickinger

Faith (she/her) is the Sports Director at Impact 89FM. She is a junior journalism student with a concentration in writing, reporting and editing. She has covered MSU volleyball, gymnastics, football, women's and men's basketb...

Zach Surdenik
Sports Director

Zach Surdenik

Zach (he/him) is a senior journalism student who has in his fourth year at Impact! In his time at the station, he has covered many sports including men’s and women’s basketball, football and baseball.

Ashley Land
Marketing Director/Host of Pity Party

Ashley Land

Ashley (she/her/hers) is a 4th year studying Accounting. She started with Impact 89FM in 2021 as a volunteer for the Street Team (best team). She now serves as the Marketing Director and oversees any marketing operations at the s...

Carly Hiner
Promotions Director

Carly Hiner

Carly Hiner (she/her) is studying Communications and Public relations with a focus towards film and media. She works on professional film sets outside of school, and this last summer helped market movies for Focus Features! Her fav...

Sabrina Girardi
Engagement Editor

Sabrina Girardi

Sabrina (She/Her) is the Engagement Editor here at the Impact. She is double majoring in Professional and Public writing and English with a creative writing concentration. If she is not reading or writing, she is listening to mus...

Aden Taylor
Outreach Director

Aden Taylor

Aden (He/Him/His) is an Organizational Communication major, currently in his third year at MSU. He enjoys spicy food, R&B and funk music, and petting strangers dogs. In addition to outreach coordination, Aden is an on air dj a...

Drew Silski
Audio Production Director

Drew Silski

Drew (He/Him) is the Audio Production Director at Impact 88.9FM. He came to MSU in the Fall of 2021 to study chemical engineering, and  joined impact as a volunteer around that time as well. He has been doing audio since his freshma...

Maggie Heflin
Airstaff Training Director

Maggie Heflin

Maggie (she/her) is second year studying Digital Storytelling and this will be her fifth year DJing! As Airstaff Training Director, she helps new DJs develop their skills before they hit the airwaves and leads team meetings. In h...

Rachel Kozlowski
Social Media Director

Rachel Kozlowski

Rachel (she/her) is from Troy, MI and is in her second year at MSU studying Digital Storytelling. She has a passion for making funny videos and posting her creations to social media for the world to see. She’s always down for...

Rachel Fulton
Podcast Director/News Producer

Rachel Fulton

Rachel (she/her/hers) is a junior at MSU studying Journalism with a minor in Broadcasting. She found her love for radio in high school, where she was the News Director and a DJ for 89.5 WAHS Avondale Community Radio. She has be...

Alyssa Gauthier
Art Director

Alyssa Gauthier

I'm Alyssa (she/her), a senior at MSU studying graphic design. Art and the creative realm have been a part of me for as long as I can remember and I'm thrilled to bring my passions to Impact. In my free time, I love to be outside, l...

Mia Nishanian
Visual Media Director

Mia Nishanian

Ana Wagen
Video Editor

Ana Wagen

Ana Wagen (they/them) is a senior at Michigan State studying digital storytelling, with minors in documentary production and environmental social science. They started at Impact 89FM in January 2023 as a volunteer for the Media...

Catherine Grumish
Photo Editor

Catherine Grumish

Catherine (she/her) is a Civil Engineering major, she plays instruments and makes art outside of class. “what if I say I will never surrender?” - pretender by Foo Fighters...

Jack Moreland
Sports Photo Editor

Jack Moreland

Jack (he/him) is a Journalism major focusing in sports reporting and media photography. Growing up in nearby Okemos, Michigan, he has been a lifelong Spartan and is proud to sport the green and white. Jack is a big Baby Keem fan...

Mike Merucci
Entertainment Editor/Host of The Afterglow

Mike Merucci

Mike Merucci (he/him) is a creative advertising major here at Michigan State, and with a Dr. Pepper always in hand, he leads the Impact's music journalism efforts. His musical loves are Death Grips, Tim Hecker and Carly Rae Jeps...

Cameron Crawford
Live Music Director

Cameron Crawford

Cameron Crawford (he/him/his) is a junior at Michigan State University studying Social Relations & Policy, with a minor in Public Relations. He's gotten one year under his belt as live music director at the station, and he ho...

Claire Bacarella
News Editor/News Producer of The Undercurrent

Claire Bacarella

Claire Bacarella (she/her) is a Broadcast Journalism major and is super excited to be the News Editor and News Producer of The Undercurrent this year! A fun fact about her is that she competes locally within the Miss America Oppo...

Tessa Kresch
Senior News Producer/Co-Host of Exposure

Tessa Kresch

Tessa (she/her) is a senior pursuing a double major in Acting and Broadcast Journalism. She is the senior news producer & host of Exposure for Impact 89FM & has worked as a production assistant for the radio show, State...

A.J. Evans
Sports Editor

A.J. Evans

A.J. Evans (He/Him/His) is the Sports Editor at Impact 89FM. He is from Southfield, Michigan and is majoring in journalism. He has covered football, women's and men's basketball for the Impact. “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, a...

Claudia Braesch
Programming Assistant

Claudia Braesch

Claudia Braesch (She/Her) is a sophomore at MSU studying public relations and popular culture. Outside of her deep love of radio programming, she's passionate about indie rock and brit-pop. Claudia can almost always be found li...

Karla Cortés
Host of El Escándalo

Karla Cortés

Karla (She/Her) is a psychology major, minoring in international development. She hosts El Escándalo here at Impact 89FM. El Escándalo is a bilingual Latin American variety show that only plays music mostly in Spanish. Karl...

Charlotte Materna
Co-host of The Flashback

Charlotte Materna

Charlotte (she/her/hers) is a Senior, her major is Human Biology and she is minoring in Bioethics. She loves taking walks and enjoying live music. She has been with the Impact since the fall of 2022. “Sunshine Daydream ...

Jovana Nagj
Co-host of Terminally Online

Jovana Nagj

Jovana (she/they) is majoring in Comparative Cultures and Politics with a minor in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. They have long standing obsessions with pomegranates, leopard print and starfishing on the floor. "I...

Nick Sanchez
Airstaff Coach/Host of Thee Hourz O' Power

Nick Sanchez

Nicholas Sanchez (he/him/his) is a senior at Michigan State University. He is the host of Thee Hourz O’ Power, the longest running specialty show at impact, as well as an airstaff coach for new DJs. He studies Journalism and has...

Sophie Scureman-Stoops
Airstaff Coach

Sophie Scureman-Stoops

Sophie (She/Her) is a Mediated Communication major with a minor is Documentary Film Making. Some fun facts about her is that she has broken both her arms at the same time, loves to ride her bike, and picked up knitting over the...

Will Misterovich
Audio Engineer/Host of The Progressive Torch and Twang

Will Misterovich

William Misterovich (he/him/his) is a junior studying Fisheries and Wildlife, with a concentration in Conservation Biology. He is the host of the alt-country specialty show The Progressive Torch and Twang as well as an audio engineer ...

Nicolas Flores
Audio Engineer

Nicolas Flores

Nicolas (he/him) is a Digital Storytelling major here at MSU. A few fun facts about him are that he's stepped on a sea urchin, can wiggle his nose and eyebrows, is a super taster, and he loves cooking and trying new foods. "A va...

Mari Dowling
Sci-Files Producer and Co-Host

Mari Dowling

You can contact the Sci-Files hosts at: [email protected]

Dimitri Joseph
Co-Host of The Sci-Files

Dimitri Joseph

Dimitri is a 4th year D.O.-Phd (Pharmacology and Toxicology) student. He is currently in his second year of medical school. He started with Impact 89 FM as a volunteer DJ and is now a co-host of The Sci-Files. Outside of the rigo...

Maddy Moore
Graphic Designer

Maddy Moore

Maddy (she/her) is a sophomore at MSU studying psychology. She’s just recently joined Impact as a graphic designer and is super excited to be a part of it all. She loves to read, hike, dance badly to good music, and play on ...

Sophie Elrick
Graphic Designer

Sophie Elrick

Sophie (she/her) is a frog in disguise, and graphic design is her passion. She aspires to have her own stand up special some day, but doesn’t want to get caught up in all the drama that comes with being a celebrity. She specializes...

Sophia Straub
Graphic Designer

Sophia Straub

Sophia Straub (she/her) is a senior at Michigan State studying Experience Architecture and minoring in Graphic Design. She joined the Impact in the summer of 2023 as a graphic designer. In her free time, she loves drawing, pa...

Lucy Van Hof
Producer and Host of Sit or Spin

Lucy Van Hof

Lucy (she/her) is an Interdisciplinary Humanities major with focus areas in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sustainable Agriculture. She have been a Spartan before she was born, and has been listening and performing music fo...

Gabby Nelson
Entertainment Editorial Assistant

Gabby Nelson

Gabby (she/her/hers) is a senior studying journalism and the entertainment editorial assistant here at the Impact. Gabby enjoys reading, eating sushi and doing yoga. She loves jamming to E.L.O., Wallows, Pearl Jam, push baby and St...

Maco Jeleniewski
News Editorial Assistant

Maco Jeleniewski

Maco (he/she) is a freshman pursuing dual degrees in Journalism and Vocal Performance. She was told by her mom to apply for a job on campus, and it just so happened that Impact 89FM was hiring! Before college, he was the Secretar...

Megan Samp
News Producer for Exposure

Megan Samp

Megan Samp (She/Her/Hers) is a current MSU broadcast journalism student. She is an eager learner, looking to further expand her broadcast journalism knowledge and experience utilizing her writing, broadcast and production skil...

Molly Wright
Host of The Reporter Roundtable

Molly Wright

Molly Wright (she/her/hers) is a senior at Michigan State University studying environmental journalism and minoring in media photography. She has been with Impact since 2022 and is currently the host of The Roundup podcast. In h...

Jay DeCoster
Sports Editorial Assistant

Jay DeCoster

Jay is a senior studying Mediated Communications at Michigan State. He joined Impact in September of 2021 as a volunteer. Jay is the Michigan State Football & women's soccer beat reporter for the Impact sports department. His in...

Aaron Kasuba
Media Librarian/Host of Pity Party

Aaron Kasuba

Aaron (he/him) is a second year digital storytelling major. He skateboards and plays lots of video games. "FLEX YOUR MUSCLES!" - Michael Gira of Swans...

Sophia Franklin
Media Librarian

Sophia Franklin

Sophia (she/her) is studying Music Education and Math Education at MSU. Her favorite music genres are musical theatre, contemporary Christian music, and pop. “Things aren’t beautiful all on their own. Beautiful comes from r...

Isabelle Robles
Media Librarian

Isabelle Robles

Isabelle Robles (she/her), originally from San Jose, CA, is a sophomore at MSU studying Criminal Justice with a double minor in Security Management and Law, Justice, and Public Policy. She's one of the few Media Librarians here ...

Shay Gale
Media Librarian

Shay Gale

Shay Gale (he/him) is a senior at Michigan State University currently pursuing a bachelors in Human Resource & Labor Relations. He joined Impact in 2022 as a volunteer for multiple teams and eventually ending up as a Media L...

Tomás Tello
Event DJ

Tomás Tello

Tomás Tello (He/Him) is a sophomore at Michigan State studying Supply Chain Management with a minor in Spanish and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. His record began spinning with Impact 89 in the Fall semester of 2023. He holds...

Avery Horejsi
Event DJ

Avery Horejsi

Avery (she/her) is a junior studying graphic design. Avery works as an event DJ for Impact, and you will most likely always find her passing some volleyballs for the Michigan State Volleyball team. She loves discovering the be...

Ava Moschet
Event DJ

Ava Moschet

Ava Moschet (She/Her) is a sophomore at MSU and Event DJ for The Impact. She is studying Journalism with minors in Broadcasting and German with the dream of becoming an On-Air News Anchor for a major News company. She loves all...

Mya Richard
Event DJ

Mya Richard

Mya (She/Her/Hers) is a senior at MSU, majoring in marketing, who joined Impact as a volunteer in the fall of 2022. In her free time, she enjoys creating music, gaming, and exploring the world of cinema. Notable artists that insp...

Kyle Raeside
Event DJ

Kyle Raeside

Kyle (he/him) is a junior at MSU studying Computer Science and has been volunteering with the Impact since his freshman year. He prides himself on being the worst chess player of all time but doesn't pride himself on the amount ...

Catherine Li
Event DJ

Catherine Li

Catherine (she/her) is an International Relations major. A fun fact about her is that she has a dual citizenship. "Can't a girl just do the best she can?" - Lana Del Rey...

PJ Pfeiffer
Board Op

PJ Pfeiffer

PJ (he/him) is a Board Op for the Impact. He is a junior at MSU majoring in both psychology and journalism, with a minor in sports journalism and youth and society. In his free time, PJ likes to play sports with his friends inc...

Andrew Buckman
Board Op

Andrew Buckman

Andrew Buckman (He/Him) is in his second year at MSU studying journalism. He has covered multiple sports for Impact, appeared on podcasts and has worked in different roles with the football team. In his free time, Andrew loves to...

Evan Katz
Board Op

Evan Katz

Evan (he/him) is a junior journalism major from West Bloomfield, Michigan. He previously was a baseball beat writer for Impact. Evan also does board oping. His favorite sports are baseball and soccer He can recite the Abbott and...

Brooke Racine
Writer

Brooke Racine

Brooke Racine (she/her) is a first-year student studying journalism at Michigan State. Besides writing for Impact and simply being cool, she enjoys playing her bass guitar, record collecting, creative writing, driving around aimless...

Thomas Libecco
Writer

Thomas Libecco

Thomas Libecco (He/They) is a first-year environmental geosciences major. He loves film photography and practicing his karate in the pit. “We’re all compost in training” - Days N Daze

Ryan Beylerian
Writer

Ryan Beylerian

Ryan Beylerian (he/him) is a junior at MSU studying English and Graphic Design. He spent the last two years taking art classes in community college and listening to a lot of different music. He’s open to listening to any kind...

Ashley Morgan
Writer

Ashley Morgan

Ashley Morgan (she/her) is a freshman at Michigan State University majoring in journalism. She joined the Impact in 2023 as a volunteer writer for the entertainment team and as a member of the music review team. Some of her favori...

Robbie Sullivan
Writer

Robbie Sullivan

Robbie Sullivan (he/him) is a physics major at Michigan State University graduating in May of 2024. As a volunteer at the Impact, he loves beat-making, creative writing, audio mixing and all kinds of music. When he isn’t in...

Ian Randall
Writer

Ian Randall

Ian Randall (He/Him) is an advertising management major at Michigan State. In his free time, he can be found bent over his guitar or playing Red Dead Redemption II. His favorite films are Top Gun and Napoleon Dynamite, and he f...

Karson Sims
Writer

Karson Sims

Karson Sims (she/they) is a journalism major and documentary production minor at MSU. She spends her free time watching cartoons, crocheting and gaming. Her music taste stretches from swing to metal, but you can most often find her...

Ashe Burr
Writer

Ashe Burr

Ashe is a second year student majoring in both professional and public writing and linguistics. The resident international music aficionado at the station, they can be found constantly seeking out new music from all corners of...

Riya Patchava
Writer

Riya Patchava

Riya Patchava is a writer and volunteer at Impact. She is a Creative Advertising major with plans to graduate in the spring of 2026. Along with writing articles, Riya can be found obsessively rewatching her favorite shows, shamelessly...

Ryan Wilbert
Writer

Ryan Wilbert

Ryan Wilbert (he/him) is a freshman at MSU studying Information Science. He is usually found either playing his guitar or eating Crunch bars from the Sparty’s markets. His favorite artists include Car Seat Headrest, Radiohead...

Colby Schikora
Writer

Colby Schikora

Colby Schikora is a senior studying sports journalism. He is in his second year at Impact and is currently the men's and women's socer beat reporter. He is also involved with Spartan Sports Report as a producer.  ...

Sophie Champion
Writer/Volunteer

Sophie Champion

Sophie Champion is a writer and volunteer here at Impact. Her major is neuroscience, but her passion for creativity and art keeps her going. Listening to music is one of her favorite hobbies. For her, listening to music means...