Max Roach— We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite from the album We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

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.


Cara Connolly – Program Director

Alias: DJ Carabou

WMU Major: Accountancy

WIDR Start Date: October 2013

5 Favorite Bands:

  • The Distillers
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Ty Segall
  • Operation Ivy
  • Eagles of Death Metal

Recently Rockin’:

  • LVL UP
  • Alex G
  • Pity Sex
  • Hockey Dad
  • Slowdive

Favorite Thing About WIDR: You get to discover great new music on a daily basis.

Goal for WIDR: To keep gaining listeners and increase student involvement in WIDR.

Fun Fact: A group of rabbits is called a”fluffle.” The more you know…



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.


Andrew Paulissen – Production Director

WMU Major: Multimedia Arts Technology with a Minor in Computer Science

WIDR Start Date: August 2016

 Top 5 Artists:

  • Pink Floyd
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Beatles
  • Deadmau5
  • Gorrilaz

Recently Rockin’:

  • Lost Boys by Ruth B
  • The album Classics by .exe
  • Where do i belong by infected mushroom
  • Messiah by I See MONSTAS
  • More than Gravity by Colin and Caroline

Goals: To increase the Quantity and Quality of the Content on widr, and to Introduce some large scale projects.

Favorite Thing About WIDR: All the people. People here are awesome.

Fun Fact: I’ve been playing instruments since I was 6.


– Business Director

Name: Tony Mitchell

Alias: DJ Mony

WMU Major:  Film & Multimedia-Arts Technology

WIDR Start Date: February 2016

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Tame Impala
  • Mndsgn
  • Chet Faker
  • Daft Punk
  • Toro y Moi

Recently Rockin’:

  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Soul Low
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Mothers
  • Whitney

Favorite thing about WIDR: Its a great place to learn who you are, and push the boundaries of what you didn’t think you could do before walking through these doors.

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 enjoy writing music, and making visual art!

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