PROFESSIONAL STAFF There is one full-time, paid professional staff member at WEOS and WHWS:

Staff Advisor- Greg Cotterill. Greg has been working the local radio landscape since 1980. cotterill@hws.edu

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Biography: Greg manages virtually every aspect of keeping both WEOS and WHWS running; including news reporting, operations, music organization, student management and promotions.  He received his bachelor’s degree in radio and television from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, and has worked at local radio stations ever since.  In addition to WEOS/WHWS, he does the morning news for the Finger Lakes Radio Group (1240AM/ 96.1 FM WGVA, Geneva).   On campus he has also served as an HWS Common Ground instructor and is generally the “den mother” to all the WHWS students.  Pictured above at Barton Hall at Cornell University waiting for a Furthur show to begin!

STUDENT STAFF: 

Program Director (Student General Manager):
Kayla Jones, William Smith ‘17
kayla.jones@hws.edu
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Kayla Jones is an Anthropology and Sociology major, minoring in Social Justice and Civic Engagement and Social Justice and Urban Studies and Social Justice. She is from Hingham, MA, which was founded in 1635 as a settlement for the slutty puritans cast out of Plymouth Plantation. She once starred in a Swiss art film. She has an affinity for udon noodles so please send some to:
WHWS
c/o Program Director
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456Music Director:
Ethan Mattos, Hobart ‘17
ethan.mattos@hws.edu

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Ethan Mattos is a Public Policy major and is minoring in Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Garbage. He was born as the result of a train derailment into toxic waste. This slow moving pile of human filth can often be found napping on the Salvation Army couch in the station, or semi-conscious on a park bench. Part-time lover, full time nemesis. Keep a lookout for this qt 3.14 on a future season of Survivor, where he will most likely be seen crying on national television. Special talents include constructing a chrysalis and sprouting wings, as well as writing policy briefs.
Social Media Director:
Megan Ross, William Smith ‘17
megan.ross@hws.edu
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Megan Ross is an English and Media and Society double major and Witchcraft and Herb Studies minor. When she isn’t making dank memes for the station, you can catch her at Brick© hanging with Bun or peoplewatching in the Cafe with Sweet Nik. Megan’s actual birthname is “Megapenthes.” She is immortal and was born in Ancient Greece where she was King of Tiryns. She exchanged kingdoms with Theseus and took over as king of Argos. Some say that she killed Perseus who had turned Proetus to stone by displaying the Medusa mask.

Social Media Team:
Laurel Brown, William Smith ‘18
laurel.brown@hws.edu

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Laurel Brown is an Anthropology and Writing and Rhetoric double major from Cleveland, Ohio. She is only part of WHWS as a backup if her pro hockey career doesn’t work out. She has had the privilege of never wearing glasses her entire life. She enjoys watching cheesy 90s movies on a loop.
Jordan Raivel, William Smith ‘20
jordan.raivel@hws.edu
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Jordan Raivel is new here.Videographer

Kelly Kenlon, WS ‘18
kelly.kenlon@hws.edu

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Kelly Kenlon is an English major studying abroad in Galway, Ireland. At WHWS, she is just a lowly unpaid intern. She can quote all nine seasons of The Office (US)™.

Assistant(s) to the Music Director:
Robert George, Hobart ‘19
robert.george@hws.edu

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Robert George is double-majoring in English and Media and Society. He is our resident francophile. He does not fear crying in public. Vastly overqualified for this position. Needs to special order his hats at bighatstore.com for his both figuratively and anatomically large head.

Austin Kennie, Hobart ‘19
austin.kennie@hws.edu

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Austin Kennie is arguably the most punk rock kid on campus. He has no major. Often mistaken for being in a relationship with Robert George. He is a solid 6/10.

Newscaster:
Clare McCormick, ‘17
clare.mccormick@hws.edu

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Clare McCormick grew up in close proximity to the Staten Island Dump, rumored to be visible from space. When she isn’t dodging seagull poop or absorbing vast amounts of radiation, she enjoys reading, knitting, and listening to the same five songs over and over again. She studies English, Theatre, and LGBT Studies, and is hoping she’ll Figure Things Out by May.
Volunteer or Work at WHWS

If you are a Hobart or William Smith Colleges student, you can volunteer at WHWS in a variety of roles.  No previous experience required, just an enthusiasm for radio!  Contact the Program Director for more information, and read up on the details below.

Come to our opening general meeting at the start of each semester, or stop by our new studios in the Scandling Center next to the Post Office. All new and returning student have to fill out a one page form EACH semester. Then, if you have not been trained before, sign up at (the station inside the back door on the wall) for a training shift. Training takes about an hour, and we’ll cover all the basic technical issues and FCC requirements.    At the end of your training session, you’ll get a copy of the WHWS Student Handbook, and a simple take-home test.  Read the Handbook, answer the test, and e-mail your answers to the Program Director.   The PD will assign you an airshift based on your preferences and schedule availability, and you’ll be off to the races.

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WAYS STUDENTS CAN BE INVOLVED AT WHWS: Any and all new and returning HWS students that want to be involved at WHWS 105.7FM should attend the Opening General Meeting held at the beginning of every semester.  Date, time and location will be posted on the homepage. New students will also need to complete a training session (see above) and complete a simple take-home test on the WHWS Student Handbook. What exactly are the roles are available for students?  Read our Student Handbook (pdf) and find out the details, but here’s a quick overview: SENIOR STAFF (student management): These are the four “managers” over all other positions at WHWS.

  • Program Director (student General Manager): the (student) “boss” of all over positions.
  • Music Director: handles all incoming music and keeps new stuff coming in.
  • News Director: reports newscasts and manages news team.
  • Promotions Director: handles all non-broadcast events, plus staff for live, remote broadcasts.  Plus promotional swag, website and social media.

STAFF: These are non-managerial positions.  All are equally important in providing a quality radio product to our listeners and fans!

  • Assistant Music Director: help the MD handle all the music reviewing/categorizing.
  • Assistant Promotions Director / Live Event Engineer: help the Promo Director.
  • Community Calendar Coordinator: organize incoming arts/culture/events calendar submissions and record them into the Enco Automation system for playback.
  • Newscaster: research, report and record audio newscasts for our 12 daily newscasts.
  • Sportscaster: provide live color commentary for our 100+ live sportscasts of HWS athletics.

STAFF (special): Certain staff positions have unique characteristics and thus are categorized separately.

  • On-Air DeeJay (DJ) Play music, announce tracks, and provide a coherent, entertaining hour of programming on the airwaves.
  • Talk Show Host: Similar to DJ, but host a weekly talk show, subject to certain restrictions.


INTERNSHIPS Internships for credit are available, but not guaranteed, to HWS students. Internships are coordinated with WXXI and travel to their studios in Rochester is required for part of the internship. There are several internships specific to various operations within a radio and TV station.   For more information, contact HWS Career Services.