Staff Directory

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 - Christian Saez

Christian Saez
Christian is a junior here at Western in his 3rd year as a manager at KWSB. He is majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a double minor in Strategic Communication and Conversational Spanish. Along with KWSB, he has worked for ESPN 1320 Sacramento, 96.9 The Eagle, KEJJ 98.3 The Edge, and 106.5 The End. Christian lives in Seattle Washington and is a huge Seahawks fan (sorry Broncos). When Christian is not attending KWSB meetings, he is the voice of Mountaineer football, men and women's basketball, and the host of Gunnison Sports Talk Radio.

You can contact Christian at christian.saez@western.edu for questions, comments or complaints. Christian is also looking for more people to join the sports team. If you are interested in being a part of the sports team, please contact him.  He can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during his office hours on Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm.

Program Director - Caitlin Van Buskirk

Caitlin
Caitlin is a senior Communication Arts major with an emphasis in Film Studies and a Spanish minor. She might want to teach in the future, and skis well enough to wreck herself. She believes that her deciding to work for KWSB was a perfect moment of serendipity and has enjoyed working in the station since Fall 2016.

You can contact Caitlin at caitlin.vanbuskirk@western.edu with any questions that you have for her.  She can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during her office hours on Mondays from 11am to 12pm.

Assistant Program Director and Trainer - Grace Flynn

Grace
Grace is a Junior here at Western pursuing a double major in Communications with an emphasis in Strategic Communications  and Psychology with an emphasis in School psych. She has worked in almost all forms of communication on campus including being an Orientation Leader. When not in the station Grace is either playing hockey, sleeping or talking with her sister, Anna, who also goes to Western. Grace loves talking to people and hopes to one day grow up to work with children as a either a case worker or psychologist. 

If you are interested in becoming a DJ at KWSB, contact Grace at grace.flynn@western.edu, or visit our Be a DJ page here She can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during her office hours on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Promotions Director - Abbigail Miller

Abbigail
Abby is a communications major with a minor in art. This is her first year at KWSB and her senior year at Western. Her interests include: rugby,cats, black coffee, and art. She one day hopes to own her own summer camp and live the largest dream possible. 

If you are interested in underwriting or sponsoring shows, contact Abby at abbigail.miller@western.edu She can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during her office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 10:30am.

Production Director - Katarina Seibert

Katarina
 Kat is a Communication Arts major with an emphasis in Film Studies. She aspires to someday work in the music production industry. Kat is a member of the Mountain Sports Freeride Ski Team here at Western. When she's not in the studio or shredding the gnar, you can find her playing guitar, running,cooking, or paddle boarding.

If you want to run a PSA with KWSB you can email Kat at katarina.seibert@western.edu She can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during her office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm.

Music Director - Tyler Haroldson

Tyler
Tyler is the music director for KWSB. He is originally from Lakeville Minnesota and is currently undecided for a major. He hopes is to have a happy news hour later in life.

If you wish to submit your music for review, contact Tyler at tyler.haroldson@western.edu He can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during his office hours on Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm.

Digital Director - Leif Townsend

Leif
Leif is a sophomore at Western majoring in ENVS with a minor in Communication Arts. He enjoys gaming in all forms, and is always willing to sit down and play anything.  As digital director, Leif oversees the operation of the automated DJ system as well as maintain the Station's website.

If you wish to contact Leif, you can email him leif.townsend@western.edu He can also be found in KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during his office hours on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.

General Manager/Faculty Supervisor - Terry Schliesman

TerryStarting 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.