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Meet the Staff

Animated WGSU LogoWGSU is staffed by SUNY Geneseo students under the supervision of the WGSU faculty director in the Department of Communication, Academic Affairs Division. For general station contact information, go to Contact WGSU, or Send Email to WGSU.


Student Executive Council –

Operations Manager/News and Public Affairs Director

Maddie RobbinsMaddie Robbins ’20 (Communication)
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Fun Fact: “Every time Geneseo asks me to change my password, I just add an exclamation point to my previous password. I’m at [censored] exclamation points now!!!!!!!!”


Sports Director

Ryan LeRyan Le ’20 (Psychology)
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Fun Fact: “I was a member of the Geneseo Blue Wave Swim Team my freshman year.”



Marketing Director

Ben MichalakBen Michalak ’21 (English)
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Fun Fact: “I moonlight as the drummer for Welsh Commons, a Baltimore-area emo/math rock band.”



New-Media Manager

Aaron RoddyAaron Roddy ’21 (Communication/Philosophy)
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Fun Fact: “I am a professional wrestler.”




Additional Staff

“Geneseo Today” Producer/Host

Sonia BartolomeoSonia Bartolomeo ’20 (Communication)
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Fun Fact: “I’m a student choreographer for Geneseo Dance Ensemble.”




Student Meteorologist

Jenna SypossJenna Syposs ’21 (Geophysics)
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Fun Fact: “I’m from Orchard Park, N.Y. (home of the Bills) … but I have never been to a Bills game!”



Note: Some Executive Council and staff photos by Rebecca Sisson ’19.

Faculty Director

Michael SaffranMichael Saffran ’85 (Communication)
Faculty Web Page
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Fun Fact: “I still own the first used car I ever bought (while in high school) — a 1973 MG Midget convertible. It comes out only on sunny days (and most often can be found resting comfortably in my garage).”

WGSU Station Mascot

GennyGenevieve Suzanne (“Genny”) Upton ’17
Genny’s Web Page
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Fun Facts: “I’m an Eastern gray squirrel, my initials match WGSU’s call sign and I might be the only gray-and-white girl squirrel radio-station mascot (wearing a pink pony tail) in the world!”