Directors

Glenda Villalon | Program Director | glendav2@illinimedia.com

As WPGU’s Program Director, Glenda Villalón (she/they) is tasked with running this ship, working as the connective tissue between our full-time and student staff. She’s experienced in audio/video production, dabbles in graphic design, and is an advocate for social justice through community engagement. Their goal is to work for WBEZ in Chicago someday. In case you’re wondering, the things that occupy the most free real estate in Glenda’s consciousness are cartoons, rats, and early 00’s garage rock.

Evin Hook | On-Air Director | ehook2@illinimedia.com

My name is Evin or Vi… or Evin, people never really know what to call me. When I’m not purchasing black clothing online or getting a new tattoo, you can find me in any overpriced coffee shop working on playlists for my show Get Punk’d. My favorite genres of music are punk, emo, and classical. In short, I’m eternally stuck in my emo phase. I was right, Mom!

 

Colin Hardman| Production Director |

 

 

 Ryan Davila  | Web Director | rdavila2@illinimedia.com

Heyo, my name’s Ryan and I’m WPGU’s Web Director. I’m an avid music lover with a specific admiration for punk and its indefinite scraggly appendages. Other than destroying what few synapses I have in mosh pits, I enjoy paleontology, writing, DIY fashion, and your random grab bag of nerdy hobbies. Contrary to this entire occupation, I’m a geology major that ultimately wants to go into vertebrate paleontology.  Feel free to follow me on Spotify (@Ryan Davila) and hit me up with any music recommendations!

 

Zoe Jacquat | Social Media Director | Jacquat2@illinimedia.com

Hey there! I’m Zoe and I’m the Social Media Director for WPGU. When I’m not making playlists for my radio show Music Mukbang, you can find me running with my teammates or at the gym. I love traveling and have been to all 50 states (my favorite is probably Alaska!) 

 

Lucas Mohs | Engineering Director | mohs2@illinimedia.com

Lucas here! I spend my day trying to make sure that WPGU is still on the air … wish me luck.  If I’m not in the office, I’m either in class, thinking that I should be studying, or binge reading technical documents.  Yep, the only thing that keeps me sane right now is seeing a dog every now and again.

 

Jordan Kahn | Music Director | jskahn2@illinimedia.com

I like short walks on the beach (exercising is hard) and making music even though I know literally nothing about it. I’m a CS major in training and trying not to die on a daily basis. My favorite genres of music are electronic, hip hop and indie rock.  Have any song suggestions? Send them to me at  jskahn2@illinimedia.com

 

Bryana Serrano | Marketing Director | bserra6@illinimedia.com

Hi! My name is Bryana and I’m the current marketing director! besides marketing, I help out with social media and production. I also sometimes help with designing graphics! I’ve been told my music taste is all over the place. I’m also a “jack of all trades, master of none” type. So, though i can be socially awkward, when I finally decide to converse, I can talk about almost anything!

Justin Malone | News Director | jmalone5@illinimedia.com

Hey I’m Justin, the WPGU News Director! In my nonexistent free time, you can find me browsing the vastness of Twitter or flipping to C-SPAN at odd hours. Some of my favorite pastimes include being mistaken for Harry Potter, watching my sister play ice hockey, and giving engineering majors completely unwarranted political analysis. I’m always on the hunt for a good story (or Garden Salsa Sun Chips), if you have either, email me!

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