Staff Bios

Meet the WIUX Board of Directors!

Name: Sarah Cougill
Position: Station Manager
Major: Marketing and Spanish
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: The sense of community and fulfillment, the amount of people who unashamedly love Weezer, the fluidity and variety of creative work, etc.!
Favorite WIUX Memory: Being near Noname and absorbing her feminine power and wisdom while helping out at Culture Shock 2017.
Fun Fact: I’m a photographer and stand-up comedian, and when not doing either of those things, I’m dreaming about unlimited Uel Zing cold brew.

Name: Michael Henderson
Position: General Manager
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Winnetka, IL
Why I love working at WIUX: I love sharing music, and what better way to do it than over the air?
Favorite WIUX Memory: Doing an hour radio show of strictly traditional bluegrass during the pledge-a-thon 24 hour broadcast
Show on WIUX: The Wild Side, Monday 4-6 PM
Fun Fact: I once sprained my wrist while having a unicycle race with my friends

Name: Conor Wiegmann
Position: 99.1 Programming Director
Major: Information Systems and Business Analytics
Hometown: Western Springs, IL
Why I love working at WIUX: THE PEOPLE (and I guess the music)
Favorite WIUX Memory: Planning and going through Culture Shock 2017 with Mike Higgins <3
Fun Fact: I can one hand clap with both hands!

Name: Ryan Ryba
Position: 99.1 Assistant Programming Director
Major: Media Management, Industry, and Policy
Hometown: Crown Point, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Having an opportunity to be around a group of people that genuinely appreciates music as much as I do.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Filming a band from my high school perform at the station house.
Show on WIUX: The Funky Brewsters
Fun Fact: I play the meanest air guitar in the Midwest

Name: Lindsey Danos
Position: B-Side Programming Director
Major: Marketing & Global Media
Hometown: Geneva, IL
Why I love working at WIUX: The people at WIUX care just as much about each other as they do about spreading good, student run music.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Staying up thru the late night until 5am at last year’s Pledge Drive playing only dope as heck female artists (Gwen Stefani?? Willow, badgirlriri, etc.)
Fun Fact: My MCM is T-Pain and my favorite movie is Lilo & Stitch

Name: Mitchell Banks
Position: Specialty Programming Director
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Brownstown, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Being a part of an organization that shares my obsession, passion and love for music but also being around the smartest, coolest, and funniest people on campus.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Watching Joe Keery from Stranger Things ask the frat house across the street if he could play basketball with them and proceed to get turned down.
Show on WIUX: The Music Store
Fun Fact: My top 3 animals of all-time are lobsters, rhinos, and toucans.

Name: Edward Koton
Position: Sports Director
Major: Broadcast Journalism and Marketing
Hometown: Bellmore, NY
Why you love working at WIUX: WIUX provides me a place to express my passion for sports and further my future.
Favorite WIUX memory: Getting to broadcast a Men’s Basketball game live from Rutgers
Fun Fact: I’m 5’5″. It’s not a cool fact or anything. I just feel like that’s necessary information for anyone reading this

Name: Justice Eiden
Position: News Director
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Chesterton, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Because WIUX is the best and has the coolest folks on campus, duhhh
Favorite WIUX Memory: Working with Dean Shanahan of the Media School and the WIUX News team to produce a live Election Night coverage event
Show on WIUX: The WIUX News Hour, Damage Control (Podcast)
Fun Fact: I am actually the physical embodiment of fake news.

Name: D’Angelo King
Position: News Director
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Why you love working at WIUX: WIUX has the dopest vibes in all of the contiguous 48 states.
Favorite WIUX memory: Being nominated for best news feature.
Show on WIUX: WIUX News Hour, The D’Angelo King Radio Show
Fun Fact: Well, I’m one of the top five rappers in Hip Hop EVER. Because I spit hot fire.

Name: Dalia Erkman
Position: Music Director
Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Chesterton, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: I am a music snob and what better way to control what Bloomington is listening to than through the terrestrial radio.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Having a show at 2am on Thursday Mornings with Mike Higgins called “Last Call” and being the only people in Bloomington then rushing to Taco Bell after our show before they closed.
Show on WIUX: Happy Hour with Mike and Dalia
Fun Fact: No one can be me at Mario Kart for the Wii and I mean no one.

Name: Ben Kessler
Position: Music Director
Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Highland Park, IL
Why I love working at WIUX: WIUX gave me the ability to meet people with not only similar interests, but similar music tastes.
Favorite WIUX Memory: I was able to interview SALES for their Culture Shock preview last year
Show on WIUX: Flavortown: Where Taste Goes To Die, Monday 10pm-12am
Fun Fact: I’ve thrown a birthday party for my Spotify playlist more than one time… it’s four now… follow it

Name: Michael Higgins
Position: Special Events Director
Major: Arts Management
Hometown: Detroit, MI.
Why I love working at WIUX: WIUX gives me an outlet for expressing my love for music, specifically for bringing in artists that I believe fit the musical taste of WIUX as well as the Bloomington music community.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Sleeping after Culture Shock 2017
Fun Fact: I love a sick riff

Name: Matt Hamilton
Position: Public Relations Director
Major: Secondary Social Studies Education
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Being able to work with so many driven pals and listen to some gr8 music along the way 😤
Favorite WIUX Memory: Helping run the board for a 7 hour live broadcast for our election Night Coverage. Pulling an all-nighter for Pledge Drive was also gnarly.
Show on WIUX: Personal Spaces (Public Affairs/Community interview show)
Fun Fact: I like raisin bran a lot, ya know

Name: Sam Winkhouse
Position: Production Director
Major: Media Design and Production
Hometown: Plainfield, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: The people, for sure. Everyone you meet is the coolest person you will ever meet.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Recording sketches for Radio Ha Ha while watching the frat across the street play basketball
Show on WIUX: Radio Ha Ha
Fun Fact: I love The Beach Boys and can lick my elbow.

Name: Emily Abshire
Position: Art Director
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Oxford, England and Carmel, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Easily the coolest people on campus can be found here. I love learning from them and working with them.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Interviewing famous humans at Lollapalooza.
Show on WIUX: Sound of Mind, Wednesday 8-9 PM
Fun Fact: I make newspapers.

Name: Morgan Hunt
Position: Blog Director
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Nowhere else on this earth would allow me to write about Migos every week. (I also met all of my best friends through WIUX and love the opportunity to learn about new music and improve my writing every day.)
Favorite WIUX Memory: It’s easily a tie between working hospitality for Culture Shock and accidentally becoming a part of Post Animal’s entourage and going to cover Lollapalooza and accidentally becoming a part of SAINt JHN’s entourage. I’m accidentally a part of a lot of entourages.
Show on WIUX: McClarney & Morgan’s Midnight Madness
Fun Fact: Don’t underestimate the blonde hair and hoop earrings, I am the human embodiment of Rap Genius (now known as Genius, but we refuse to forget those golden days when it was actually important. ).

Name: Julian Epp
Position: Blog Director
Major: Journalism and Law and Public Policy
Hometown: Kokomo, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: I get to write about music I love with the coolest people on campus.
Favorite WIUX Memory: At the cookout last year when I ate like 6 hotdogs
Fun Fact: I can fall asleep almost anywhere

Name: Emily Miles
Position: Social Media Director
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: Plain and simple, it’s home!
Favorite WIUX Memory: sunset PR meetings on the front porch of the old house
Show on WIUX: American Student Radio, Sunday 12 PM
Fun Fact: I ran away from home when I was four years old, carrying only stuffed animals and a t-ball trophy. I am still that person.

Name: Amanda Martinez
Position: Sales Director
Major: Arts Management
Hometown: Hammond, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: The people are amazing and we all have a shared love for music.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Shedding tears when I found out that Noname was performing at Culture Shock… and then shedding even more tears when I saw her perform.
Fun Fact: I have a habit of spontaneously bursting into song.

Name: Ethan Brown
Position: Event DJ Director
Major: Finance
Hometown: Skokie, IL
Why I love working at WIUX: I get to share music with people!
Favorite WIUX Memory: Seeing Noname at Culture Shock
Show on WIUX: Inbound
Fun Fact: It took me ten minutes to think of a fun fact

Name: Joey Miller
Position: IT Director
Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Why I love working at WIUX: It’s an incredibly versatile organization that’s allowed me to pursue so many opportunities.
Favorite WIUX Memory: Culture Shock 2017!
Fun Fact: I can make a three-leaf clover with my tongue, and I love Pokémon movies.