Zack Zagula

Program Director

Program Director

Kirk Nicholson

Music Director

Music Director

Kyle Petronio

Production Director

Production Director

Chase Walsh

Promotions Director

Promotions Director

Kirsten Hansen


Zack Zagula, a senior at Western Michigan University, is the General Manager at WIDR and studies Public Relations and Advertising. During his time at WIDR, he has been a part of the street team, reviewed music, and hosted shows on air as a DJ. Zack enjoys a variety of music but a few of his favorite genres include electronic, hip-hop, folk, and alt-rock. Zagula hopes to manage and promote musicians while working on his own passion projects in the long term, but for the time being he just enjoys being a part of the WIDR family.


Kirk is a senior at WMU majoring in Multimedia Arts Technology. Entering his third year at WIDR, Kirk now tackles the role of Program Director with anticipation, gusto, and tact. He also moonlights as DJ KEN, hosting The Basement Show, and as past host of Between The Lines and The Pit Stop: Your Mid-Week Music Fix. Kirk's passions include hiking, ramen, sleeping, and music (didn't see that one coming, did you?). His current three favorite albums are "I Become A Shade" by Seoul, "Do You Know How To Feel It?" by The Diogenes Club, and "Feral" by A Yawn Worth Yelling.


Kyle Petronio is the Music Director at WIDR, who enjoys listening to a broad spectrum of music.  His favorite artists are often the ones that get overlooked by the mainstream media, and his hope as MD is to provide a platform for artists to share their voice. Since he began CD Reviewing in December of 2018, his passion for learning about new music and encouraging others to do the same has exploded through the help of WIDR. Kyle is DJ Odorico on the airwaves, and plays anything from jazz to post-hardcore metal. He hopes to be a point of contact for all things related WIDR, and is excited about the future of the station. 


Chase Walsh is from the south suburbs of Chicago and studies Multimedia Arts Technology. He has a vast background in live and studio production. He is a third year student here at Western Michigan University and is WIDR's Production Director. Chase writes and records his own music and has released multiple albums on various streaming platforms. He's into pop-punk, hip hop, and indie rock music.


Kirsten Hansen is a Jazz Studies major at WMU. She transferred from a small community college last fall and is very excited to be in Kalamazoo. She runs all the social media for WIDR and is excited to help it grow and develop as the promotion director. Her current favorite artists are Still Woozy, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Jordan Rakei. She also enjoys spending time with her dog named Poncho.

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