Team Members

General Manager – Marz Anderson Marz is currently a senior Media and Journalism major at KSU and Cleveland, Ohio native whose worked within Kent State’s student-run media for TV2 and Black Squirrel Radio. “I love Hip Hop and R&B and enjoy playing oldies. Getting my listeners hooked on new music of all genres, even Yacht […]

Amanda Rabinowitz has been a reporter, host and producer at WKSU since 2007. Her days begin before the sun comes up as the local anchor for NPR’s Morning Edition, which airs on WKSU each weekday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. In addition to providing local news and weather, she interviews the Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto for a weekly commentary about Northeast Ohio’s sports scene. Last year, she started a weekly radio segment focusing on Northeast Ohio’s music scene, called Shuffle. Amanda has been honored by the Radio-Television Digital News Association with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting for her story about painkiller addiction in college sports. She’s also been recognized as “best anchor” by Associated Press of Ohio and has won awards from the Press Club of Cleveland, Ohio Professional Writers and the National Federation of Press Women. Amanda got her master’s degree from The University of Akron. She teaches at Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is the advisor for Kent State’s college radio station, Black Squirrel Radio.

Collin is a sophomore theatre performance major with a minor in digital media production. He joins BSR as music director. Collin takes artist submissions and new music and adds them into our DJ system. In addition, Collin host “Roll With It” that focuses on the ins-and-outs of the fantasy role playing games dungeons and dragons.

Ryan Struhar joins as BSR's sports director.  Struhar has been with BSR for a year and during his time at  the station he has done a podcast and hosted a show, The Sports Hut. What brought Ryan to BSR was his love of radio and what brought him to the Sports department was his passion and love of sports. Watching sports ever since a kid with his dad. Not only is it a hobby, but a passion.

Production Director Samuel Teyssier is an aspiring film director pursuing a degree in Digital Media Production at Kent State University. Samuel’s student media career began as an undergraduate student where he created the film talk show, “FilmWeek” and has remained with BSR since. In addition to his role at BSR, Samuel serves as the Head […]

Juliana Marilyn joins BSR as design director. This is what she hopes is  first of many semesters with BSR, Juliana is excited to learn more about the student-run station at Kent State as well as graphic design...

Hailey joins BSR as our programming director. This includes interviewing talent and scheduling their show for the semester. Kukral is a  Sophomore, Digital Media Production major, with an Arts Entrepreneurship minor.  She also returns for a second season of  her radio show “Common Coffee Grounds” as well.

Hello! I went to high school at both North High School in Eastlake and Riverside High school. After High school I went straight into the U.S. Navy as a engineer. Unfortunately I got hurt and was flown back to America where I was honorably discharged. I then went to school the first time around and gained a ton of experience with computers and worked some jobs and became a experienced tech. After covid I learned that I want more out of life so here I am at kent state getting a degree in digital media production with a minor in advertising. I am excited to be part of the black squirrel radio team.

Haley Van Cura, "Van-C," is BSR's current marketing director.  Van-C is senior studying advertising.  Originally from the greater Columbus area, local alternative station, CD 92.9 spurred her love of radio.

Audrey Pierson joins BSR as Media Director to help generate print and written media for the radio's socials and on campus

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