Executive Board

It is the mission of WFNP to provide the students of SUNY New Paltz with a means of training and experience in radio broadcasting and management; and to provide the SUNY New Paltz campus and surrounding communities with music, talk, and news programming that cannot be heard on other stations in the Hudson Valley. The WFNP Executive Board is what makes this possible.

The E-Board meets once per week to discuss issues and talk about station improvements and policies. E-Board Meetings are open to the general public, who are encouraged to attend in order to find out what is going on with the station. Each E-Board member holds weekly office hours at the station’s offices in SUB 413.


Emily Harter

Emily Harter

Station Manager
The Station Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of the radio station. The Station Manager holds regular meetings with the Executive Board members, and works closely with WFNP advisors to make sure that all FCC procedures are being followed, and that the station is in good standing across the board.

🎓: Digital Media Production
📻: Wednesday 6P-8P
📧: wfnp.sm@gmail.com


Jenny Russo

Jenny Russo

Programming Director
The primary functions of the Programming Director are scheduling DJ shows, on-air performance, and keeping the on-air staff up to date with current information about the station. The Programming Director is readily available to assist DJs with questions about studio operations, help DJs find coverage if they need to miss a show, and keep the on-air staff in the loop with any important changes about the general operation of the station. he Programming Director shares responsibilities with the Assistant Programming Director and focuses on the FM operations, while the APD works with the daytime stream DJ staff.

🎓: Business
📻: Tuesday 10A-12P
📧: wfnp.programming@gmail.com


Theresa Marzullo

Theresa Marzullo

Assistant Programming Director
The primary functions of the Assistant Programming Director are scheduling, on-air performance, and keeping the daytime webstream DJs track. The Assistant Programming Director supports the Programming Director’s efforts in studio operations, DJ training, scheduling and show coverage, and keeping the on-air staff in the loop with any important changes about the general operation of the station. In the event that the Programming Director cannot fulfill their role, the Assistant Programming Director will be asked to step in.

🎓: Digital Media Management, Minor in Business
📻: Friday 2P-4P
📧: wfnp.assistantprogramming@gmail.com


Emma Philippas

Emma Philippas

Music Director
The primary function of the Music Director is to create and maintain a diverse database of music for the use of WFNP DJs. The Music Director reviews submissions from a variety of record labels to increase the music rotation available to staff. The Music Director is also responsible for providing comprehensive album reviews that get posted to the WFNP website and social media accounts. The Music Director works to solicit feedback from DJs about new music that they would like to have available for play on WFNP and also communicates and collaborates with the local music scene.

🎓: English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Minor in Spanish
📻: Monday 4P-6P
📧: wfnpmusic@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Taevon Allen

Taevon Allen

Production Director
The primary function of the Production Director is to maintain an up to date rotation of Public Service Announcements, promotions, and station identification elements. The Production Director works with WFNP board members and SUNY New Paltz campus community members to highlight campus events, clubs and organizations, and provide listeners with a fresh sound when it comes to pre-produced promotions.

🎓: Digital Media Production
📻: Tuesday 12P-1P
📧: wfnp.production@gmail.com


Nikki Donohue

Nikki Donohue

News Director
The primary functions of the News Director are the oversight and smooth operation of the news department at WFNP. The News Director is responsible for assembling a team of reporters/readers to cover stories during the weekday newscast from 7pm-7:30pm. In advance of each newscast, the News Director will gather stories from the Associated Press, compiling coverage of events and stories that mimics a nightly newscast. The News Director works hand in hand with the Local News Director who is responsible for local stories and is the head engineer.

🎓: History, Journalism
📻: Monday-Friday 6P-6:30P
📧: wfnpnews@gmail.com


Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

Assistant News Director
The Assistant News Director is also in charge of aspects of the nightly news cast, contributing local stories and engineering the broadcast. The Assistant News Director is the head engineer and is responsible for training news engineering staff and create weekly schedule each semester.

🎓: Public Relations
📻: Monday-Friday 6P–6:30P
📧: wfnpnews@gmail.com


Belle Steed

Belle Steed

Sports Director
The primary functions of the Sports Director are to write sports coverage for the WFNP Nightly Newscast, produce [and host] the WFNP sports talk show, collaborate with the New Paltz Athletic Department to gather clips, coverage, and interview opportunities with the college athletic teams. The Sports Director also collaborates with NPC-TV to obtain sports related packages for radio use, and provides TV with resources from the Athletics Communication Director and/or Athletic Department for TV use.

🎓: Political Science
📻: Thursday 1P–3P
📧: steedi1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Jack Kiessel

Jack Kiessel

Traffic Director
Executive Secretary
The primary function of the Secretary/Traffic Manager is to organize all administrative paperwork and information for the radio station. The Secretary/Traffic Manager collaborates with other WNFP Directors and campus clubs and organizations, keeping the SUNY New Paltz community in the loop with regard to WFNP events while also bringing campus events to the board to promote. The Traffic Manager aspect of the role is responsible for scheduling Public Service Announcements and tracking what is played for the WFNP Public File Records. The Secretary responsibilities focus on maintaining updated records, creating bulletin boards and advertising, and the upkeep of WFNP social media accounts and website.

🎓: Digital Media Production, Minor in Studio Art
📻: Thursday 11A–1P
📧: kiesselj1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Dani Walpole

Promotions/Public Affairs Director
The primary function of the Public Affairs and Promotion Director is to provide the station with on-air material that is of interest to the community, as well as to promote the station.  The Public Affairs and Promotion Director responsibilities focus on maintaining updated records, creating bulletin boards and advertising, and the upkeep of WFNP social media accounts and website, as well as making the potential audience aware of the station.

🎓: Digital Media Production, English
📻: TBD
📧: wfnp.promotions@gmail.com