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 email? Email us here and we will get you started in the right direction.

Station Manager - Grace Flynn

Grace is a senior majoring in Communication Arts and Psychology. This is her second year as Station Manager and she has enjoyed every minute of her time at KWSB! When not in the station, you can find Grace at the ice rink trying not to fall during hockey practice or on her couch binge watching "Friends." If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the station—or if you ever want to talk about music, hockey or how you can be involved in KWSB—you can contact her at grace.flynn@western.edu.

Program Director - Christian Saez

Christian has been a KWSB manager for four years. He's majoring in Communication Arts with a double minor in Business Marketing and 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 is from Seattle and is a huge Seahawks fan (sorry Broncos). When Christian is not attending KWSB meetings, he's the voice of Mountaineer Football, Basketball, Volleyball and the host of Gunnison Sports Talk Radio.

You can contact Christian at christian.saez@western.edu for questions, comments or concerns. 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 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Assistant Program Director and Trainer - Rachael Stubbs

Rachael Stubbs is a sophomore double majoring in Business Administration and Photography. She's an Honors student and also works in the Writing Center. She loves music, art and the outdoors. 

If you're interested in becoming a DJ at KWSB, contact Rachael at rachael.stubbs@western.edu, or visit our Be a DJ page. She can also be found in the KWSB Station, Taylor Hall 124A, during her office hours Fridays 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Promotions Director - Dana Potts

Dana is a sophomore 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 underwriting or sponsoring shows, contact Dana at dana.potts@western.edu. She can also be found in the KWSB station, Taylor Hall 124A, during her office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Production Director - Katarina Seibert

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 Western's Mountain Sports Freeride Ski Team. When she's not in the studio or shredding the gnar, you can find her playing guitar, running, cooking or paddleboarding. 

If you want to run a PSA with KWSB, you can email Kat at katarina.seibert@western.edu 

Music Director - Anna Flynn

Anna Flynn is a junior Music Education major. She plays trumpet and piano, and loves playing video games, going on hikes and jamming out with the boys in the band Munk11.

If you wish to submit your music for review, contact Anna at anna.flynn@western.edu

Digital Director - Leif Townsend

Leif is a junior at Western double majoring in ENVS and 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 maintains the Station's website.

If you wish to contact Leif, you can email him leif.townsend@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.