Team Members


Meet the folks who put the "rad" in radio

The Black Squirrel Radio staff is made up of the finest students Kent State has to offer,

who all share a passion for radio and delivering great content to the KSU student body and abroad.

From our General Manager Brooke Forrest, all the way down to our Freshman DJ’s,

everyone works like crazy to make BSR all that it can be.

Check out each team member to learn a little bit more about what we all do.

All questions about a department should be addressed to the director of that department.

General Manager 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 Rock!”Anderson hosts Sense […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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