Our Team


College Radio Day and World College Radio Day are the same event. Inside the USA (where the event began) it’s promoted as College Radio Day. For the rest of the world, it’s known as World College Radio Day. Our all-volunteer teams work hard to organize and promote the event, to ensure it’s a huge success and promotes college radio around the world!

OUR WORLD TEAM (The World College Radio Day Cabinet):

Eva Gustavfsson – PRESIDENT, WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY
(Station Chief, K103 Göteborgs Studentradio, SWEDEN)
Eva coordinates the whole global event, and also helps run the legendary 24-hour Global Marathon that spans the world on World College Radio Day

Anabella Poland – PRESIDENT, COLLEGE RADIO DAY
(General Manager of 90.3 WMSC-FM, USA, The Voice of Montclair State, NJ, where she also teaches Radio & Podcast Production).
“College Radio is the last bastion of freedom in radio. It is fearless and responds to the beat of its community. Ironically, in an age when local and regional newsrooms are being gutted,
college radio shines brightest with programming that localizes music, news, sports and community issues while training the future generation of media executives.”


Rob Quicke – CO-FOUNDER, WORLD COLLEGE RADIO DAY
& FOUNDER – COLLEGE RADIO DAY
(Professor & General Manager of WPSC FM, William Paterson University, NJ, USA)
Strategist, organizer, college radio activist. Rob also helps plan events such as our Alternatives conference
Contact: rob@collegeradioday.com

Rossella Biagi – COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
(ADISU – Agency for the Right to University Studies in Umbria, ITALY)
Rossella takes care of communications and WCRD info, among other things.

Ari Hautaniemi – Immediate-past PRESIDENT
(Lahti University of Applied Sciences, FINLAND)
Ari’s in charge of the global network and takes care of general development of the WCRD operations. Contact: ari@woldcollegeradioday.com

Eva Lus – SPANISH NETWORK OUTREACH
(Radio Universidad de Navarra, SPAIN)
Eva Lus is coordinator of “Radio Universidad de Navarra” and member of the board of ARU, the Spanish Association of College Radio.

Eden Maclachlan – OUTREACH & CONTENT
(K103 Göteborg Student Radio, SWEDEN)
Masters student in Environmental Sciences at Göteborg University & Board member of K103 Göteborg Student Radio

Paula Healy – IRISH NETWORK OUTREACH
(Flirt FM 101.3, IRELAND)
Paula is Station Manager with Flirt FM 101.3, Galway’s Community of Interest station. She also works with The Irish Student Radio Network, NUI Galway’s Youth Academy, and freelances as Studio Engineer,
Audio Editor and Graphic Designer. She is secretary of Craol: Community Radio Ireland, and a board member of Tulca Festival of Visual Art.

Ray Burke – IRISH NETWORK OUTREACH
(Wired FM, IRELAND)
Ray is Station Manager with Wired FM, a college radio station in Limerick, Ireland. The station is a partnership between Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology/Limerick School of Art and Design. He presents a a weekly music show on the station, occasionally runs gigs, and writes about music for various publications.

Victor Forlidas – TECHNICAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
(Formerly UPFM, University of Patras , GREECE)
Victor takes care of all things technical. He also has a great taste in music!

Ezequiel Mateo Martinich – INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS FOR WCRD
(Secretary of Institutional Relations at Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI) in Argentina and Conexión Abierta the on line radio of UAI).
¨Conexión Abierta, the on line radio of our University, was born on September 21, 2008, an special day in our country because anually this day we celebrate the beginning of the spring and the Student Day, so freedom and education are on the roots of our radio, contributing to our main objective that is to communicate the values​​of our institution pondering cultural, educational and social issues. World Colleage Radio Day brought to us the possibility to be exponentially global, for this reason we contribute with the IESALC-UNESCO recognition of the event for the first time on the history of WCRD, contribution that we are very proud to share with all our colleagues around the world.¨
Contact: ezequiel.martinich@uai.edu.ar

Nestor Ballesteros – LATINO OUTREACH
(Director of University Radio Network of Colombia (RRUC)
“University radio is made with passion!”


Lori Quicke – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – COLLEGE RADIO FOUNDATION
(The College Radio Foundation (CRF) is a registered non-profit charity formed in New Jersey, USA)
The foundation oversees both College Radio Day and World College Radio Day
Contact: lori@collegeradio.org

OUR USA TEAM (The CRD Task Force):


Anabella Poland – PRESIDENT
(General Manager of 90.3 WMSC-FM, The Voice of Montclair State, NJ, where she also teaches Radio & Podcast Production).
“College Radio is the last bastion of freedom in radio. It is fearless and responds to the beat of its community. Ironically, in an age when local and regional newsrooms are being gutted,
college radio shines brightest with programming that localizes music, news, sports and community issues while training the future generation of media executives.”


Lance Liguez – Immediate-past PRESIDENT

(Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Faculty Advisor for UTA Radio.com).
College radio offers a chance to do something large, commercial stations can’t (or won’t do). It’s a little weird, a little subversive and an invaluable training ground for the next generation of broadcasters.
Without college radio, students and local artists wouldn’t have an outlet to hone their craft.

Jodeane Newcomb Brownlee – STATION OUTREACH
(Lecturer & Faculty Adviser, MavRadio.FM at University of Nebraska at Omaha)
“College radio is the essence of free speech. It should be fought for, shared with and supported by the very community it represents. I can’t think of a more pure, raw and powerful medium.”


Kaya Maciak – SOCIAL MEDIA
(Office Manager and On-Air Personality at WMSC 90.3 FM, Montclair State University)
“College radio is a judgment-free zone where I can express my truest self and discuss things that drive me through this crazy road of entering adulthood. I’m appreciative to be around a group of members that are dedicated to working in the media industry and are simply trying their hardest to make it. I will take away broadcasting skills that will apply to the television news industry and combine the two mediums to deliver news in an unbiased and personable manner.”

Sean McDonald – PRESIDENT EMERITUS
(Director, Neumann Media at Neumann University/ 98.5 WNUW)
“College Radio is the place that students are given a chance to be themselves, find their creative muse, and use their voice in a way they never had before.”


Rob Quicke – FOUNDER

(General Manager at WPSC 88.7 FM and Associate Professor, William Paterson University in New Jersey).
“College radio changed my life, and there’s no doubt that it can have a huge impact on those students who get involved. It is a great way to make friends, discover new music, and prepare for a future career in a variety of different fields!”

Jeff Szczesniak PRESIDENT EMERITUS
(WDWN-FM Advisor and an Instructional Assistant at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY).
College Radio to me is a place where you can connect with and participate with people who have similar passions to learn a sense of community and how to become a better communicator
and to creatively express yourself to achieve a goal of what you want to be and become.

Patrina Geiger – SOCIAL MEDIA
(Patrina
Geiger is a junior majoring in Communications and Media Arts with a minor in Business at Montclair State University, NJ)
Patrina started out WMSC as the Assistant Digital Marketing Director in the beginning of her sophomore year and is now a Morning Buzz Co-Host & News Contributor, a news team member, and a certified DJ. Aside from the radio station, Patrina is also a writer for the Montclarion, the College Radio Day Social Media Coordinator, Montclair State Club Softball player, a Hawk Squad team member and Red Hawk Reminders show host. She is passionate about the audio/social media marketing/news industry and is proud to be a part of the WMSC team. Patrina is thrilled to be back at the station and loves everything she does there.


Dave Sarkies – FEATURES WRITER
(Host on Lake Effect Radio at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH)
“For seeking out new and different music, there’s no better outlet than college radio! Whether it’s truly new, just breaking sounds of current artists, or simply ‘new to you’ and something amazing you’ve never heard before – and likely won’t hear anywhere else – college radio is an invaluable resource for music discovery.”