KWSB 91.1FM is run by a management staff that consists of Western students. Each manager supervises a department in the station and the DJ’s and students that wish to contribute to that department. Email is the best way to reach the staff. Not sure who to email? Contact us here and we will get you started in the right direction.
Station Manager - Mark Kenney
Mark is a Communication Arts major with an emphasis in Strategic Communications and a minor in Business Administration. This is his fifth year at KWSB. Over the past few years he has developed an ear for audio and works to focus on the quality of his productions.
You can contact Mark here for questions, comments or complaints.
Trainer - Caitlin Van Buskirk
Caitlin is a junior Film Studies major and Spanish minor with an affinity for identifying bird songs. She grew up in Gunnison and is now back after spending 6 years elsewhere on the Western slope. She also would cry if a boy would play her Green Eyes by Coldplay on guitar.
If you want to be a DJ you can reach Caitlin here
Promotions Director - Maya Jones
Maya is a communications major with an emphasis in film. This is her second year at KWSB. Her interests include: obscure lo-fi music, painting, overpriced candles, black coffee, and cats. She works a lot and is no fun at parties.
If you are interested in underwriting or sponsoring shows, contact Maya here.
Production Director - Katarina Seibert
Kat is a Communication Arts major with a minor in Music Technology. She hopes to someday work in the internet radio industry. Kat is also a member of the big mountain ski team through the mountain sports program here at Western. Some of her favorite activities include hiking, playing guitar, eating spicy food, and paddle boarding.
If you want to run a PSA with KWSB you can email Kat here.
Sports Director - Christian Saez
Christian is the new Sports Director at KWSB. He is a sophomore at Western looking to study Marketing and minor in Communication Arts. Additionally, he is from Seattle Washington with his passions including music, baseball, hiking and photography.
If you are interested in being a part of the sports team, contact Christian here.
Music Director - Luke Marshall
Luke, a senior, studies Business Management at Western. He’s been playing guitar and drums for 10 years and music had been his life since then. He’s been in and out of bands since freshman year in high school. He started studying Chemistry and hated every second of it so he switched to Business. He hopes to one day open up a recording studio of his own.
If you wish to submit your music for review, contact Luke here.
Program Director - Alexandria Palmer
“My name is Alexandria and I like to party.” She is a Music major with a Communication Arts minor. She plays violin and piano and is the Program Director at KWSB. She is from Denver, CO and is a non-traditional student. She enjoys enjoy climbing, yoga, DJing, and friends.
Digital Director - Andrew Cosgrove
Drew is a veteran DJ at KWSB, with a long history of music making and appreciating. He is a communications arts major at Western with an affinity for exploration and a love of the outdoors. He was once referred to as “not totally boring” by a close friend. He is also not half bad at turning computers off and on again.
General Manager/Faculty Supervisor - Terry Schliesman
Starting at Western State Colorado University in 1998, Terry Schliesman has served in the Communication Arts program as professor of Communication, General Manager of KWSB 91.1, and even the Chair of the Communication Arts, Languages and Literature Department. Prior to higher education, he worked in radio broadcasting in the northwest. His research interests have included speech anxiety, media effects, CMC, and strategic communication. More recently, he’s rekindled his interest in digital audio production. In addition to Western, Dr. Schliesman has taught at Washington State University and Oregon Tech, in the topics of writing, speech, advocacy and persuasion, PR and advertising, campaign design, media effects, broadcasting, issues management, audio production, semiotics, communication theory and methodology, conflict management, small group communication, and applied interpersonal communication. Contact him here.
You may also call (970) 943-3222 to reach the on-air booth of KWSB. This is best used to request songs and there is no guarantee that someone will be able to help you.