Staff Directory

KWSB 91.1 FM is operated by Western students. Each manager supervises a department in the station and the DJs who wish to contribute to that department. Email is the best way to reach the staff. Not sure who to contact? Email us here and we will get you started in the right direction.

Station Manager - Leif Townsend

Leif is a senior double majoring in Communication Arts and ENVS. Besides his work at KWSB, he is also president of Western’s poetry troupe and is heavily involved with the theatre program. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the station or how you can be involved in KWSB, you can contact him at leif.townsend@western.edu.

Program Director - Rachael Stubbs

Rachael is a junior double majoring in Business Administration and Photography, with Honors. She also works as a writing center consultant, a note taker for disability services and as a teaching assistant. She loves music, art and the outdoors. You can contact Rachael at rachael.stubbs@western.edu for questions, comments or concerns. 

Assistant Program Director and Trainer - Dana Potts

Dana is a junior double majoring in Strategic Communications and Psychology. When not at the station, you can find her working at the Top o' the World student newspaper, working as an RA, participating in ALPS, singing in two choirs or trying to cram in homework between all of this. A self-aware caffeine addict, Dana is also highly skilled in procrastination and excessive "The Office" binges. If you're interested in becoming a DJ at KWSB, contact Dana at dana.potts@western.edu or visit our Be a DJ page

Production Director - Katarina Seibert

Kat is a senior majoring in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Film Studies. Kat plans to pursue graduate school after graduation from Western and to eventually become a professor in the field of communications. Kat is a Mountain Sports athlete, competing in freeride skiing. Some of Kat's favorite activities include playing guitar, shredding the gnar, running, cooking, paddleboarding, and hanging out with her cat, Harley. If you are a nonprofit or on-campus club/organization, you can email Kat about PSA submissions at katarina.seibert@western.edu.

Sports Director - Jimmy Pallotto III

Jimmy is entering his second year as the Sports Director for the station and is looking to build upon the great reputation our Sports department has built over the past four years. As a broadcaster this will be his third season. He is also a junior on the football team and an RA in the Ute Building. If you are interested in being a part of the sports broadcast team, email him at james.pallottoiii@western.edu.

Promotions Director - Sam Ferrick

Sam is a sophomore from Colorado Springs and has been with KWSB for two years. He is majoring in communications and does door-to-door sales during the summer. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing, camping and skiing. If you're interested in underwriting or sponsoring shows, contact Sam at samuel.ferrick@western.edu.

Music Director - Anna Flynn

Anna Flynn is a senior, music major with an emphasis in K-12 Education. She plans on student teaching in Canon City, Colorado, next term and to continue to teach in Canon City after graduating. Anna spends her time in Quigley Hall practicing, rehearsing and performing on her trumpet. When she’s not there, she likes to relax by playing video games, reading, and snuggling with her cat, Bubba. If you wish to submit your music for review, contact Anna at anna.flynn@western.edu.

Digital Director - Nathan Zimmerman

Nathan is the Digital Director for KWSB and this is his first year as a manager. His radio show is Western's Workin' Man Country, where he plays old school country and bluegrass. He is a chemistry major with a minor in math, and hopes to get his master's in teaching after college. For his free time, he enjoys playing banjo, guitar and mandolin. He is excited to help make this a great year for KWSB. If you wish to contact Nathan, you can email him at nathan.zimmerman@western.edu.

General Manager/Faculty Supervisor - Terry Schliesman

Starting at Western 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 & 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, 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.