Minnie Riperton— I'm A Woman from the album

Meet The Directors

Gianna Capadona – General Manager

Alias: DJ Enso

WMU Major: FVM amd MAT

WIDR Start Date: December 2013

5 Favorite Bands

  • Lake Street Drive
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Allen Stone
  • Kongos
  • Laura Mvula

Recently Rockin’:

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • MisterWiver
  • D’Angelo
  • Snarky Puppy
  • MoZella

Favorite Thing About WIDR: You can always find the the most interesting people and music at WIDR, I’m always discovering new things!

Goal for WIDR: To turn WIDR into a thriving radio station that everyone on campus loves just as much as I do.

Fun Fact: I missed out on almost an entire semester of working at WIDR because I couldn’t find it.

Kayley Kerastas – Promotions Director 

Alias: DJ Dark Matter

WMU Major:  MAT and Art

WIDR Start Date: February 2k16

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Animal Collective
  • toe
  • Foals
  • Radiohead

Recently Rockin’:

(this list was near impossible to do since this changes on a weekly basis because there’s lots of GREAT BANDS OUT THERE AND WIDR HOOKS THAT UP THO)

  • Swings
  • Woozy
  • Draa
  • Horse Jumper of Love
  • Modest Mouse

Favorite thing about WIDR: The encouraging and loving community that we are immersed within and the tremendous support for local artists.

Goal for WIDR:  Learn, love and grow through music & friends.

Fun Fact: Cuttlefish have evolved W shaped pupils so they can see in front of them and behind them at the same time.

 

Bradley Miller – Program Director

Alias: DJ Bell

WMU Major: FVM and English

WIDR Start Date: January 2015

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Joni Mitchell
  • Miles Davis
  • Radiohead
  • Nirvana
  • Jeff Buckley

Recently Rockin’:

  • Elliott Smith
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Of Montreal
  • Alvvays

Favorite Thing About WIDR: You get exposed to music you may never hear of otherwise. It’s as fun and rewarding as it is educational. You never know what you’re going to hear and that’s the best part!

Goal for WIDR: To keep gaining listeners and to continue on the proud tradition WIDR has spent over 50 years building.

Fun Fact: I like writing music and I occasionally play around town.

 

 

Trevor Coleman – Music Director

Alias: DJ Shorts

WMU Major: Communications

WIDR Start Date: Spring 2014

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • DOOM
  • Death Grips
  • Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson

Recently Rockin’:

  • OneOhTrix Point Never
  • Parquet Courts
  • Fela Kuti
  • Milk Music
  • Soul II Soul

Favorite Thing About WIDR:  Discussing music, people discussing music

Goal for WIDR: To help broaden the selection of independent music that’s played at our station.

Fun Fact:  I like burritos. I’m eating one right now.

 

Paul Schaedig – Production Director

WMU Major: Multimedia Arts Technology/Music

WIDR Start Date: April 2014

 Top 5 Artists:

  • Django Reinhardt
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow
  • Teebs
  • Lapalux

Recently Rockin’:

  • Mux Mool
  • Foner
  • Feist
  • Kastle
  • Project Mooncircle

Goals: To make WIDR’s media output more interesting and accessible to its listeners, to expand its audience, and to improve the Basement Show

Favorite Thing About WIDR: Being so closely involved with beautiful people and a beautiful community

Fun Fact: The fact that this took me four hours to write

 

Evan Asher – Business Director

Name: Evan Asher

Alias: DJ Contra Asset

WMU Major:  Accountancy

WIDR Start Date: May 2015

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Tame Impala
  • The White Stripes
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Kanye West
  • Mac Demarco

Recently Rockin’:

  • Ty Segall
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Paul McCartney
  • Run the Jewels
  • Wavves

Favorite thing about WIDR: Being surrounded by people that have a passion for music, like myself.

Goal for WIDR:  get our station the exposure, reputation and amount of listeners that it deserves on WMU’s campus as well as in Kalamazoo itself.

Fun Fact: I am stronger than Hulk Hogan.

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