WMUA Executive Committee

Andrew Desrochers -
General Manager
Matthew Thornton -
Glenn Siegel -
Administrative Advisor
Dan Ferreira -
Chief Operating Engineer

Andrew is responsible for the day to day operations of the station. He is a junior Business Management major with a focus in Entrepreneurship. On air, he does The Electric Beach every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30pm.

Office hours: M/W 3-6, F 11-4

Matthew is a Senior Biology Major at UMass who started at WMUA his sophomore year. Now he is responsible for all programming on 91.1FM. He also supervises all board operators for the station and ensures that our programming meets WMUA, SGA, and FCC standards.

Office hours: M/W 2-4

Glenn has served as WMUA's faculty advisor for the past 23 years. He provides a guiding hand and institutional memory, and asks pertinent questions of student leaders. Glenn also hosts Jazz in Silhouette each Friday morning from 9am until noon.

Office hours: M 12-7, T-F 10-4

Dan takes care of the in-studio audio, computer, and automation systems and keeps the transmitter running through rain, sleet, dark of night, and angry pigeons.

Office hours: MW 9-4, F 9-12

Department Directors

Chloe Doyle - Music Director Herry Sung - Librarian Carolyn Gorss - Audio Production John Holowczak - DJ Training

Chloe manages all incoming music submissions. She is a sophomore Philosophy and English major. If you're an artist or promoter looking to get music on WMUA, she's the one to contact. If you're submitting music via email, be sure to include a link to a Soundcloud/Bandcamp page instead of attaching files.

Office hours: T/Th 10-12

Herry is a Junior journalism major. She loves to express herself creatively through art, music, writing- basically whatever! She has a mostly electronic, sometimes indie radio show on Thursday nights from 10-12am called the Tupperware Party. She is always open to talking to new people and swapping music. Oh, and she is obsessed with her hamster, whose name is Latte.

Office hours: M 11:20-2, Th 11:50-1, F 11-12

Carolyn is the person to contact for PSA's, promos, and friendly advice about recording in Samplitude or Adobe Audition. She is an effervescent senior environmental science major, has been hosting her nature show, "Songs of the Wild" since 2012, and working for WMUA's audio production since 2013.

Office hours: M 1-3, T/Th 2-4


John is a senior in Computer Science here at UMass. Since joining the station his junior year, John has been the host of his show Under The Umbrella. Contact John if you are interested in DJ Training!

Office hours: M/T/Th 1-3

Despina Durand - News Haley Chauvin - News Jessica Burks - Visual Media James Hayes - Technical Director


Despina Durand started with the News department two years ago. Now in her final year of University and her second year as News Editor at WMUA, she hopes to continue to bring interesting, informative news programming to the people of the Pioneer Valley and the students of the Five College system. She is a Journalism major with an interest in international politics. Contact her with any questions about getting involved, or with issues you think deserve more coverage!

Office hours: Daily 11:30-1

Haley has been a member of the WMUA News team and a DJ at WMUA for the past two years, but this is her first year as News Operator. She’s a junior at UMass double majoring in Comparative Literature/Social Thought and Political Economy. Outside of the station, she spends time with her angsty cat and three other small mammals. Her goal is to produce and broadcast a smooth-sounding news program Monday through Friday every week with a focus on local activism. Contact her with any questions that you may have about the show, suggestions for content, or if you’re interested in learning the mechanics of engineering a news broadcast.

Office hours: M/W 2:30-5, T/Th 4-5, F 2:30-3:15

This is Jess's second year working with WMUA. She handles the artwork/designs for anything the station may have or need. Currently a sophomore between majors, she enjoys music, journalism, and art, making the station a perfect home for her.

Office hours: M/W/F 1:15-2:30, (Tentative) T/Th 11:30-1

James manages the station's website and streaming player. He's a Senior Computer Science major interested in networking and server management. He is the one to talk to with any ideas or suggestions for the WMUA website.

Office hours: M 10:30-12:30 T/Th 2:30-4

Bennett Karoll -
Sports Operations
John Ryan -
Sports Production
Sharon Amuguni - Publicity Isaac Wood -
Office Manager

Bennett has been with WMUA since his second day on campus in September of 2011. He loves sports and music.

Office hours: M/W 3-4:30, F 12-3

John Ryan is a senior who has passionately followed UMass sports from the first day he walked onto campus. Send him an email if you have any interest and/or questions about the sports team!

Office hours: W 1:40-4:10, Th 1:30-4

Sharon is a junior double majoring in psych and communication. She's been part of MUA since her freshman year and loves the station. She hopes to get some innovative ideas moving through publicity and welcomes input from the community. She's a honey dew melon enthusiast and left handed.

Office hours: M/W 1-3

Isaac is in his second year at UMass and at WMUA. He hangs out around the station most days of the week, keeping things organized and chillin' with the WMUA gang. Isaac admits he kinda likes spreadsheets - also, electronic music... for the connoisseur...

Office hours: T/Th 1-4

Rob Matthews -
Underwriting Director
Emily Pierce - Fund Drive Allie Haber - Outreach Yulin San -
Community Representative

Rob is an Isenberg School of Management student who enjoys playing the guitar, hiking, swimming and relaxing with friends. He loves UMass and being a part of WMUA gives him a sense of being really connected to the campus community.

Office hours: T/Th 1:30-3:30, F 1:30-3:30

Emily organizes and runs the annual fund drive. She is a junior Hospitality and Tourism Management major with a focus in event management and a minor in psychology. She co-hosts The Magic Hour ever Tuesday 6-8 pm. Contact her if you are interested in making a donation and being a part of the fabulous community that helps WMUA continue broadcasting.

Office hours: T 3-6, Th/F 11:30-2:30

Allie studies Social Thought and Political Economy and is delighted to be at WMUA for the second year. As outreach director, she wants to add some eclectic, funky new members to the WMUA community, whether it be through music, sports, or news. All are welcome - we want to hear your voice on air! Please don't hesitate to send an email if you're looking to get involved!

Office hours: M 4-6, Th 1:30-2:30

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