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St. Bonaventure University

Directors

Station Manager
:: Mike Arena
Programming Director
:: Joe Phelan
Joe Phelan

Year/Major/Minor(s): junior. Journalism/mass communication  

Semesters on the board? Put your THREEs up

Where you’re From: Delaware County, Pennsylvania 

Astrological sign? Gemini

Favorite lyric: Take care of all your memories for you cannot relive them – Bob Dylan

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Garden State or It’s A Wonderful Life

Dream Job: NOT SURE. Radio, PR or writing about the NBA.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Pacific Northwest

What’s your spirit animal? According to a survey I took, a crow is my spirit animal.

Words of wisdom to others: Eat Taco Bell as much as possible

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? The Beatles

Tupac or Biggie? Tupac

Favorite bands? CHVCHES, HAIM, The National, Head and the Heart, Counting Crows, Kanye West, Led Zepplin, Neil Young, MILEY CYRUS

 

 

Assistant Programming Director
:: Nicholas Coyne
Hip-Hop Director
:: Matt Moretti

Year/Major/Minor(s):  Junior, JMC major

Semesters on the board? This is my second semester

 Where you’re From: Waterloo, NY

Astrological sign? Pisces

Favorite lyric:  “When it came to dope, I was quick to export, never tired of ballin’ so it’s on to the next sport.” Rick Ross on “Devil in a New Dress” by Kanye West

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Dear Zachary

Dream Job: Studio engineer for Kanye West

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Struggling at a media outlet in a small city

What’s your spirit animal? An Owl

Words of wisdom to others: You can never take too many bagels from the Hickey.

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? Clipse

Tupac or Biggie? Biggie every time

Co-Sports Director
:: Zach Warren

 Zach

Year/Major/Minor(s): Senior, JMC Major

Semesters on the board?: This will be my third.

Where you’re From: Rochester, NY

Astrological sign?: Aries, which according to astrology.com means I am Happiest in a spirited soccer match or engaging in the martial arts. Fun Fact: I do not play either of those sports.

Favorite Artist/Band?: Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Jack White, Gorillizas Gorillaz, Andre 3000, Green Day

Favorite lyric:”Girl, why is you lying? Girl, why you Mufasa?” -3005 by Childish Gambino

Best movie you’ve ever seen: It’s a tie between The Godfather Part I and II. Part III is, however, the biggest disappointment humanity has seen.

Dream Job: New York Yankees play-by-play. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t because I want to spare us all from John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?: Probably in the mirror, as that is the place I most often see myself today.

What’s your spirit animal?:The Wolf, just like Leo.

Words of wisdom to others: Be perfectly clear with the transfer officer exactly how many credits you’re getting transferred.

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert?: Sublime and the White Stripes.

Tupac or Biggie? : Notorious B.I.G. 

Co-Sports Director
:: Ryan McDonough

Ryan

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore, Journalism/ Mass Communication, Spanish

Semesters on the board? This is my first!

Where you’re From: Rochester, NY

Astrological sign? Pisces

Favorite artists? The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Grouplove, Fun., O.A.R., Hanson, Hall and Oates

Favorite lyric: ”Take on me, (Take on me), Take me on. (Take on me). I’ll be gone, in a day or two.”

Best movie you’ve ever seen: The Sandlot

Dream Job: Stadium announcer for the New York Yankees

 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?: On a beach somewhere.

What’s your spirit animal? Flamingo

Words of wisdom to others: “Anything worth doing is worth over doing. Moderation is for cowards.”

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? The Beatles

Tupac or Biggie? Biggie

News Director
:: Jackie Roberts

Jackie

Year/Major/Minor(s):  Sophomore/ Journalism and mass communication major

Semesters on the board? Three!

Where you’re From: Hamburg, New York

Astrological sign? Cancer

Favorite bands and artists? The Head and The Heart, Jaymay, The Spice Girls, Taylor Swift, Sam Cooke

Favorite lyric: “It’s the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen.” (lol)

Best movie you’ve ever seen: He’s Just Not That into You <3 <3 <3

Dream Job: Queen Elsa

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Ugh. I wish I had an answer.

What’s your spirit animal? Boston terrier

Words of wisdom to others: Never deny yourself coffee J

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? The Spice Girls, without a doubt.

Tupac or Biggie? Biggie > Tupac

Assistant News Director
:: Natalie Kucko

Natalie

Year/Major/Minor(s): Freshman/JMC major

Semesters on the board? This is my first semester on the board!

 Where you’re From: Rochester, NY

Astrological sign? Sagittarius

Favorite lyric: “Fear is a friend that’s misunderstood, but I know the heart of life is good.” –John Mayer

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Silver Linings Playbook

Dream Job: News broadcaster

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Graduated from college, hopefully with a good job

What’s your spirit animal?

Words of wisdom to others: Live in the moment

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? The Beatles

Tupac or Biggie? Tupac

 

 

Co-Promotions Director
:: Chelsea Richey
Chelsea Richey

 

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore, JMC

Semesters on the board? Three

Where you’re From: Wayland, NY 

Astrological sign? Sagittarius

Favorite lyric: “Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose,”—Janis Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Donnie Darko or The Runaways

Dream Job: Tattoo Artist or Singer

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In the forest, on the mountains, or by the shore

What’s your spirit animal? A Bear. A nice beautiful fluffy brown bear

Words of wisdom to others: Keep it 100

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? The Beatles, Grateful Dead

Tupac or Biggie? Biggie. And if ya don’t know, now ya know…

Favorite bands? The Shins, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Band of Skulls, The Black Keys, Tame Impala, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Death Cab for Cutie, The Beatles, The White Stripes (or anything of Jack White’s for that matter…), Bob Marley, The Dirty Heads, The Expendables, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Avicii, Phish, The Doors, Cudi, Beck, Nirvana, AWOLNATION, and several more. 

Co-Promotions Director
:: Allison Plante

Allison

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore/Strategic Communications Major/Marketing Minor

Semesters on the board? This is my second

Where you’re From: The Finger Lakes! Naples, NY

Astrological sign? Aquarius

Favorite bands/artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews Band, Rebelution, A$AP Ferg, Schoolboy Q, Jhene Aiko. The Neighbourhood, Kings of Leon, The Dirty Heads, Drake

Favorite lyric: “I’ll make it to the moon if I have to crawl” Scar Tissue- RHCP

Best movie you’ve ever seen:  500 Days of Summer

Dream Job: Either a print marketer or public relations representative for a rockstar

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Out West, surrounded by mountains and cats

What’s your spirit animal? A tabby cat

Words of wisdom to others:  Watch sitcoms, they actually have lots of great advice. Specifically Scrubs.

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? Sublime, that’s a pretty easy one

Tupac or Biggie? Biggie Smalls

Co-Public Relations Director
:: Allie Napoli

Allie

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore Strategic Communication major

Semesters on the board? 3

 Where you’re From:  Buffalo!

Astrological sign?  Libra

Favorite artists/bands: Lana Del Rey, Marina Diamondis, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, HAIM, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, Sleigh Bells 

Favorite lyric: 'Cause Jesus was a friend and not a judge/he loved the sinners as much as he loved the little ones --- Never Shout Never

Best movie you’ve ever seen: I can't pick one… Slumdog Millionaire, August: Osage County, The Breakfast Club, Little Miss Sunshine

Dream Job: Something I love doing and requires living in NYC!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully in NYC with a fabulous job

What’s your spirit animal?  Panda

Words of wisdom to others: Don't judge people until you really get to know them. And don't stress over anything, everything can be fixed!

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? *N Sync

Tupac or Biggie? Tupac 

Co-Public Relations Director
:: Morgan Statt

Morgan

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore, Strategic Communication major  

Semesters on the board? One

 Where you’re From: Rochester, NY

Astrological sign? Pisces

Favorite Artists: Paramore, The Lumineers, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Snow Patrol, Matchbox Twenty, Tegan & Sara

Favorite lyric: “Like the Dead Sea, you’ll never sink when you are with me.” -The Lumineers, “The Dead Sea”

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Mr. Holland’s Opus

Dream Job: Hollywood movie director/producer

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Living in New York City with a stable job in the communications field

What’s your spirit animal? Dolphin

Words of wisdom to others: “The key to your life is gratitude... After you say thank you, you should say more please because with gratitude, the universe is eternally abundant.” -from the film Happythankyoumoreplease

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? N*Sync

Tupac or Biggie? Tupac

Production Director
:: Matt Tack

Matt

Year/Major/Minor(s): Junior. Strategic Communication & Digital Media 

Semesters on the board? 3 Semesters 

Where you’re From: Sugar Grove Pennsylvania

Astrological sign? Sagittarius

Favorite Artists: Wolfmother, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Led Zepplin, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Luther Allison, Opeth

Favorite lyric: 12:51 by The Strokes or Long as I Can See the Light by CCR

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Star Trek: Into Darkness or Django Unchained

Dream Job: Work as the Media Planner of an Ad Agency

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself working to get a solid career or living at my parents’ house. Could go either way.

What’s your spirit animal? Hawk

Words of wisdom to others: "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” –Bilbo Baggins

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? Big Brother & The Holding Company

Tupac or Biggie? Tupac

Assistant Productions Director
:: Andrew Bevevino
Andrew Bevevino

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore. Strategic Communications and Digital Media

Semesters on the board? 1

 Where you’re From: Warren, PA

Astrological sign? Sagittarius

Favorite lyric: “The one thing I will most willingly prove, is that when you are gone, I’ll be fine without you.” Angels & Airwaves

Best movie you’ve ever seen: The Big Lebowski

Dream Job: Author

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Grad school, maybe

What’s your spirit animal? Bobcat

Words of wisdom to others: Be cool. Smile and say hi.

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert?

Tupac or Biggie? Biggie. I live for the funk

Favorite bands: blink-182, Angels & Airwaves, August Burns Red, Death Cab for Cutie

Music Director
:: Jaclyn Brotherson

 

Year/Major/Minor(s): Junior/ J/MC Major/ Philosophy Minor
Semesters on the board? 3
Where you’re From: PA
Astrological sign? Pisces
Favorite lyric: "Put the lime in the coconut."
Best movie you’ve ever seen: Nightmare Before Christmas/ Party Monster
Dream Job: Domestic Engineer 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Good question.
What’s your spirit animal? PUG
Words of wisdom to others: Read the Desiderata #wise #butseriously #readit
Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? Jonas Brothers, bro.
Tupac or Biggie? BIGGIE 
Currently listening to: The Local Natives, MIA, Born Ruffians, The Growlers, Grouplove, Action Bronson, Van the Man, the list goes on… 

 

 

Assistant Music Director
:: Kirk Windus

Coming Soon!

Business Director
:: Sam Catalfamo

Sam

Year/Major/Minor(s): Sophomore/Marketing/Management

Semesters on the board? 3

Where you’re From: Rochester, NY

Astrological sign? Scorpio

Favorite bands and artists? Def Leppard, Journey, The Beatles, Matt and Kim, and Dave Matthews Band

Favorite lyric: “You can’t catch a fish if you ain’t got the hook” – Bon Jovi

Best movie you’ve ever seen: Wolf of Wall Street

Dream Job: Hugh Hefner’s assistant

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Getting a hook so I can fish

What’s your spirit animal? Liger

Words of wisdom to others: My favorite lyric says it all

Which dead/broken up band/artist would you have wanted to see in concert? The Beatles

Tupac or Biggie? Tupac