Our amazing staff has earned its 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. 107.7 The Bronc has also earned numerous NBS-AERho Awards for commercials promoting events like Scream Screen as well as Best Audio News segment for Bronc News Round-Up.
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Meet The Staff
- John Mozes
- Jordan Dreyer
- Derek Gabriel
- Luis Alvarez
- Chris Stavalone
- Ben Campbell
- Michael Ricchione
- Robert Brown
- Tiffany Britton
- Brian Specian
- Anthony Collesano
- Danny Allen
- Kory Koch
- Leah Thomas
- Alexa Goldblum
- Jack Neal
- Emmalyn Hoyt
- Gabriella LaVerdi
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 an 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.
Derek Gabriel ’22
Assistant Student General Manager
Derek Gabriel is the Assistant Student General Manager and Producer of Mental Fitness. He enjoys playing tabletop, card, and role-playing games but he also enjoys singing, playing the bass, and the guitar. One fun fact about Derek is that he was almost a Certified Magic the gathering judge.
Luis Alvarez ’20
Luis is a Graphic Design major. Luis is an experienced member at 107.7 The Bronc and has engineered many broadcasts and has contributed his time to 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.
Chris Stavaone ’21
Assistant Program Director
Chris, as part of the graduating class of 2021, is a Psychology Major with a Criminal Law Minor here at Rider University. While also holding the role as Assistant Program Director at 107.7 the Bronc, Chris also works on the radio show, In the Mix as an engineer and host of the Lawrenceville Sponsored show, Mental Fitness. Outside of the radio station, Chris finds himself an avid musician and writer, ranging from poetry to screenwriting to short stories and so forth.
Ben Campbell ’22
Ben Campbell is a Sophomore Majoring in Film, Television, and Radio Production at Rider University; He’s also the Production Director for 107.7 The Bronc! He probably should have said that first. Ben enjoys being with his friends, pwning some noobs in his favorite video games, and speaking in the third person. He specializes in creating sweeps and advertisements for the Radio Station that are pure nonsense. Remember kids, making sense is always optional.
Michael Ricchione ’21
Mike Ricchione is a Sports Media major and Sports Studies minor hailing from Carle Place, New York. His duties at 107.7 The Bronc include Traffic Director, Color Analyst of Lawrence Cardinals Baseball and Host of Rounding the Bases a weekly MLB Talk Show. He also covers Rider Wrestling for The Rider News and is a contributor for Guys Being Dudes. When he’s not at the station, Ricchione can be seen watching all sports but especially Baseball and Hockey. He’s also loves attending Rider Men’s and Women’s Basketball games. Fun Fact: Before Rider, Ricchione was a three-sport athlete. In Football, he had 2.5 sacks in his senior season as a reserve. In wrestling, he was a one-time Nassau County D2 Qualifier. In Baseball, as a three-year varsity player, he batted .444
Robert Brown ’22
This is Robert Brown, he is the Promotions Director of 107.7 The Bronc. Robert will be graduating from Rider in 2022. His major is Film, TV, and Radio with a concentration in Film Making. Some of his hobbies are running, working out, and having fun. A special talent of his is that he can break down dance floors!
Tiffani Britton is the Assistant Production Director and will be graduating in 2022. She is a double major in Television and Dance Performance. She is very passionate about dance, photography, and volunteering. Tiffani has been dancing since she was 3 years old and began taking dance more seriously around the age of 11. She has nearly 1000 community service hours and is the recipient of several President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Additionally, Tiffani interned for Bravura Magazine and graduated with a scholarship from the KYW News Radio 1060AM Newstudies program. You may see her helping out at the Writing Studio, working with Photography Club with her role as treasurer, dancing on stage, and of course, working at the radio station. In her spare time, she enjoys watching The Office, reading, and hanging out with her friends. Make sure you listen to her radio show, Misfit Music, on Monday nights at 8pm from 10pm, and if you see her around campus, say hi!
Brian Specian ’21
Brian is a Popular Music Studies Major, he has a love for music as his favorite genres are Alternative Rock, Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap, with a little EDM. In his free time he is either watching movies, YouTube videos, listening to music, or watching Scrubs or The Office. His favorite hobby is playing or making music, as he plays Bass Guitar. His favorite time of year is concert season, as he waits to see his favorite bands perform. Brian is excited to be the Music Director for 107.7 The Bronc.
Anthony Collesano will be graduating in May 2021. He currently is an undergraduate studying Major-Film, TV, Radio with a concentration in TV. Also, he has a minor in sports studies. With that being said he is Very much into sports you will usually see me talking about either the Brooklyn Nets or the New York Yankees. He Also huge Justin Timberlake as knowing everything and anything about him. Anthony also enjoys playing video games and going out with my friends. He is very excited to be producing your career is calling and cannot to make the show the best show on 1077 the bronc.
Danny Allen ’22
Danny Allen Jr. the Assistant Promotions Director is a Sophomore Graduating in 2022 with a major in Film. He has interests in football, cooking, gaming, and dancing.
Kory Koch ’20
Kory Koch is a senior Popular Music Studies major with a minor in Radio, Tv, and Film he has been a part of the station since his freshman year. When Kory is not at the station on the air with his show called The Session he can also be seen at the sidelines of the basketball games playing the bass with the Courtside Band. Kory also helps run the Fine And Performing Arts Mentor Program helping incoming students get accustomed to college.
Leah Thomas ’19
Leah is an Environmental Science major at Rider University. She is the oddball at 107.7 The Bronc being the only science major. Having worked at The Bronc since the beginning of 2016, Leah has acquired vast amounts of knowledge regarding radio technology. Leah loves rock, EDM, and punk music and regularly plays these music genres on her radio show, No Namé. When she isn’t working or in class, you can find Leah lounging around her second home, the station. Fun Fact: She is an INSANE cat lover and an avid gamer.
Social Media Director
Alexa is graduating Rider in 2021. She is a double major in Sports Media and Dance with a minor in filmmaking, TV and Radio. She is a member of the Leadership Development Program. Her interests include dancing, makeup, watching hockey and musical theater. She is working towards becoming a social media specialist for a sports team. She is very excited to be the Bronc’s News Director for the upcoming year.
Jack Neal ’21
Jack Neal is an Elementary Education and Communication Studies Major. Jack enjoys playing any type of genre including classic rock, rock n roll, alternative, punk, and metal on 107.7 The Bronc. Once in the while, Jack would do an hour long of playing bands that he considers to be underrated. When Jack is not on air, he enjoy playing guitar, video games, watch movies, and hang out with friends.
Emmalyn Hoyt ’19
Emma is a Graphic Design major and Web Design minor at Rider. She has been a part of the Bronc since her sophomore year. She is a huge graphic design nerd and loves implementing what she learns while working for The Bronc. You can usually find her on campus in the project lab, or eating chicken nuggets at Cranberry’s. Outside of school, Emma spends most of her time watching movies, listening to music, and baking.
Gabriella LaVerdi ’20
Gabriella is currently a Senior graduating in 2020, she is studying Graphic Design and Web Design. On campus she is a member of the Rider Dance Ensemble and will pursue the Technology chair position for the upcoming year. Gabriella has done competitive dance since she was five years old and has continued at Rider. In her free time she loves anything involving the arts like drawing, painting, and dance. Her favorite style of painting includes using acrylic paints. She also has an interest for photography and enjoy’s taking photos of landscapes.