Staff

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Powered exclusively by Rider students, 107.7 The Bronc features a full, student executive staff modeled after and designed to operate like a “free market” radio station.

Our amazing staff has earned it’s spot as one of the highest ranking college radio stations in the state and the nation. In 2015, the New Jersey Broadcasters Association (NJBA) nominated the Bronc for “Best College Radio Station” and the Princeton Review ranked The Bronc 15th Best College Radio Station in the Nation. We may not have won the award from the NJBA, but The Bronc was the only college radio station in New Jersey or Pennsylvania ranked in the entire Top 20.

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To choose an executive staff member you would like to get in touch with about a song we’re playing, a contest we’re airing, underwriting on The Bronc or to just learn more about our student staff members click any of the tabs below.

Meet The Staff

John Mozes
General Manager
jmozes@rider.edu

A 20+ year radio veteran, John has been the GM of 107.7 The Bronc since September 2008. Before coming to Rider, John worked for more than 14 years at Nassau Broadcasting wearing many hats. John was a award-winning Creative Director, Man On The Street for both 97.5 and 94.5 WPST-FM and Co-Host of Philly Sports Live on ESPN 920 WPHY-AM.


Sarah Walsh PhotoSarah Walsh ’18
Student General Manager
walshs@rider.edu 

Sarah is a Digital Media Major. Sarah loves all variety of music, Philly sports, dancing, singing, and drawling. The Bronc is a beautiful home where everyone feels like one big family. Most people spend their time at the station rather than being in their room. The Bronc provides great experiences for everyone and continues to be a home for us students.

Savahna PhotoSavannah Cones ’20
News Director
coness@rider.edu

Savannah is a Communications Major with a radio concentration. She loves all types of music, including rock, alternative, EDM, and country. The Bronc is her second home, whether she is on air, broadcasting live from one of our many events, or just getting work done around the station. When she is not at The Bronc, she is usually watching football, softball, or playing music in a practice room.


032415_WRRC_020Andrew Zayicek ’18

Program Director
zayiceka@rider.edu

Andrew is now in his 2nd term as Program Director for 107.7 The Bronc and is a Digital Media major with a minor in Advertising. Andrew is very involved on campus he announces for the Rider University Men’s Ice Hockey team. He is also involved with National Broadcast Society; works in the Marketing and Communication Department at Rider University, is a tour guide on campus and is in Tau Kappa Epsilon. He is the co-host on his radio show, Turf’s Up Radio, which airs on 107.7 The Bronc, WBZT 1230 AM, and iHeart Radio in West Palm Beach, Florida. He enjoys selling underwriting announcements for The Bronc, meeting new people and hopes to get a well paying job so he can travel the around the world after he gets his degree in 2018.

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Jared Theinert ’20
Assistant Production Director
theinertj@rider.edu

Jared is a TV, Film, and Radio Major here at Rider and loves being a part of the phenomenal Bronc Team and family. He is excited to be able to grow and strive in such a great environment and work through the adventures to come. He loves his DC Comics and is a huge movie, musical, and TV buff. As for music, Jared listens to it all from Rock to Broadway.

Luis PhotoLuis Alvarez ’20
Traffic Director
alvarezlu@rider.edu

Luis is a Graphic Design major. Luis may be new to 107.7 The Bronc, but he has already engineered dozens of sports broadcasts and has been a big help during events run by the station. Luis is a big comic book enthusiast, has a small dog, a sweet tooth, and always tries to the best of his ability in whatever task he is given. Luis is also level headed and is open to trying anything new.

Adlih PhotoAdlih Mercado ’20
Assistant Promotions Director
mercadoad@rider.edu

Adlih is majoring in Filmmaking, TV & Radio, with a concentration in radio, and minoring in Public Relations. Adlih is always ready and willing to set up for events and anything else going on at the station. Adlih’s hobbies include writing music, listening to music, going to concerts, and watching Netflix.

Jared Gollin PhotoJared Gollin ’18
Copy Director
gollinj@rider.edu

Jared is majoring in Filmmaking, TV & Radio and minoring in Popular Music Studies at Rider University. Jared started at the 107.7 The Bronc with his own show, J-Rock This Evening, and wanted to get more involved at The Bronc by doing many promotional events. He became well known around The Bronc and earned his position as Web Director. Jared currently is a host on the student program Rock Out With Your Bronc Out. He is involved in many other clubs at Rider including Improv Club and the Rider Japanese Pop Culture Society. When not at the station or on-air, he enjoys video games, movies, especially bad movies, anime, and throwing a frisbee with friends in the warm weather.

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Brianna Barrafato ’18
Assistant Program Director
barrafatob@rider.edu

Brianna is a Digital Media: Film, TV, Radio major with a minor in Public Relations. She has been part of the Bronc since the summer of 2015. Brianna is one of the host for VIP After Party which is broadcasted live from Killarney’s Publick House every Friday night. Brianna is also a member of RUN 100 and the National Broadcasting Society. She is also a resident advisor for Switlik Hall. For fun Brianna bakes cupcakes and watches funny cat videos.

Caroline PhotoCaroline Sasser ’18
Music Director
broncsmusicdirector@rider.edu

Caroline is a Digital Media: Radio, TV and Film major at Rider University. She’s been part of the station since her freshman year as a show host for Monday Mess and is very excited to be part of The Bronc exec staff. There’s never a bad time to listen to new music and every season is concert season for her. Music, along with dance and writing, is her passion. She enjoys listening to a variety of music and is always open to new experiences.

Steven Stein PhotoSteven Stein ’18
Production Director
steins@rider.edu

Steve is a Radio, TV, Film major with a concentration in Radio and a Graphic Design minor. He is the “shibby judge” for The Real Shibby Shack. From progressive rock, metal, classical, jazz, and hip-hop, He has an open ear to all types of music. He loves doing voice acting and making people laugh. With his second year at The Bronc, he is somewhat grateful for the experience… Just a little bit. “Question everything, curiosity may have killed the cat, but you have 8 more lives to die again.”

Michael PhotoMichael Alesandro ’18 
Sports Director
alesandrom@rider.edu

Michael is a Communication Studies major and a Sports Management minor. Michael has been announcing football games since he was 13 years old, and is a player on the Rider Ultimate Frisbee Team. Fun fact: Michael knows the names of every state capital in America.

Dana PhotoDana Cavagnaro ’20
Social Media Director
cavagnarod@rider.edu

Dana is the Social Media Director at 107.7 The Bronc, and a freshman Public Relations major with a Theatre minor. She also hosts her own show on 107.7 The Bronc called “Broadway Bound”. In addition to The Bronc, she’s also a Rider Bonner Community Scholar and a member of Alpha Psi Omega. In her free time, you can find her seeing as much theatre as possible, listening to musical theatre cast albums, interacting with Broadway performers on Twitter, and hanging out with friends and family.

060716_WRRC_007Jordan Ryan ’18
Website Director
ryanjo@rider.edu

Jordan is a Graphic Design major and Web Design minor at Rider University. He is the host of The Geek Tank, which is the premier show on the station for geek-related news. When he’s not busy keeping The Bronc website up to date, you can often find him reading a new book, playing video games at the Student Rec Center, or just watching whatever tokusatsu or anime show he stumbles upon. Jordan is also an active member of the Rider Japanese Pop Culture Society.

 

Janessa PhotoJanessa Smith ’20
Media Services Director
smithjane@rider.edu

Janessa Smith is majoring in Accounting with a minor in Criminal Justice and concentration in Fraud & Forensics. Janessa co-hosted Thirsty Thursday during the fall semester. Janessa is a very active and social person, who loves talking to people, anyone in general, but especially to her sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma. Janessa also love drawing, going to museums, traveling and reading during her free time.

090215_WRRC_061Mackenzie Emmens ’17
Graphic Designer
emmensm@rider.edu

Mackenzie is majoring in Graphic Design at Rider University with a minor in Advertising. She loves being involved on campus and the busy schedule that comes with it. In addition to being the graphic designer for 107.7 The Bronc she is also the design editor for The Rider News as well a sister of Alpha Xi Delta. She loves sushi and her addiction to coffee is unlike any other. FUN FACT: she’s completely deaf in her left ear so if she’s not responding she’s not ignoring you (probably), she just can’t hear you.

Matt St Onge PhotoMatt St. Onge ’18
Engineer Director
stongem@rider.edu

Matt St. Onge is the Head of Engineering at 107.7 The Bronc. He is taking over in the first year of this position with a strong knowledge of radio technology to manage it at the station. He is a Digital Media: Radio, Television, and Film major concentrating mostly on radio. He works for 1490 AM WBCB in Bucks County, as well as working for Rider Athletics as the primary contact for Rider Wrestling. He loves country music, and spends his summers traveling from concert to concert for his show RU Redneck Radio.

Contact the Station:

Office: (609) 896-5369
Request: (877) 900-1077
Fax: (609) 219-4724
E-mail: thebronc@rider.edu

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