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.

Faculty Advisor   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 […]

General Manager My name is Brandon Lewis, and I am the General Manager of Black Squirrel Radio. My main job is to ensure the day-to-day operation of BSR is running as smoothly as it possibly can be, including supporting various directors in their department efforts. In my free time, you can find me watching HGTV, […]

Design Director Brittany Miller is a senior at Kent State University studying Visual Communication Design with a minor in User Experience Design. She has been involved with Black Squirrel Radio for 2 years as a Design Coordinator, an RJ, and a web staff writer. She is also a designer for Brainchild Magazine through the […]

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 […]

Web Director Grace Marie Burton is a sophomore journalism major. Aside from Black Squirrel Radio, she also works for The Burr and other independent publications. She’s a pop culture junkie with a deep love of music and writing about it.

Sports Director I’m Sean Fitzgerald, and I am the Sports Director For BSR. Baseball is my favorite sport, followed by football and then basketball. I have been with the station since the Spring of 2018 and I’m now in my final semester. I’ve been a sports coordinator previously and hosted a solo show and two […]

Multimedia and Web Content Director Hi, my name is Sam and I’m the Multimedia and Web Content Director for Black Squirrel Radio Fall 2020. I’m a senior in Visual Communication Design with a minor in User Experience Design. I have spent the last couple years at BSR as the Design Director, and am excited […]

Programming Director I am a senior Journalism & Film student at Kent State with a deep appreciation for music of all kinds. After three semesters of being an RJ for BSR I wanted to get more involved and applied for Programming Director. Marketing myself is not a skill that I possess, so I’ll stop here. […]

Music Director I’m Gianna Cosentino and I’m a senior at Kent State University. I am currently studying public relations, but my focus is trying to do something within the music industry. Some of my hobbies range from listening/finding new music, painting, journaling, binging Rick & Morty or Spongebob, cuddling with my pitbull Brooklyn, and hanging […]

Marketing Director Hi all! I’m Ava Pernotto, a senior at Kent State University. I am currently studying Applied Communication and a minor in Marketing. In my spare time, I love to travel and hang out with my friends. My favorite genre right now is R&B, but if you tune into my radio show Traffic […]

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