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Content to Edinboro Now is provided by Edinboro Campus Media which is comprised of ETV, the Spectator, and WFSE as well as Edinboro University's Department of Journalism and Public Relations. Our primary objectives are to provide enhanced media coverage throughout southern Erie County and to create unique co-curricular learning opportunities for journalism students at Edinboro University. The views expressed are not necessarily the views of Edinboro University.

The Spectator

The Spectator is Edinboro University's campus newspaper published weekly by students and advised by Professor Chris Lantinen. The Spectator started in 1935, but was not the first Edinboro student newspaper - the Normal News was printed in 1865. Through the years, The Spectator has been given opportunities to cover famous people such as poet Robert Frost in 1940 and President William Howard Taft in 1912.

Dakota   Palmer

Dakota Palmer

Executive Editor, Promotions
The Spectator, WFSE

Dakota Palmer is a senior journalism and public relations major. Palmer is the executive editor for The Spectator and promotions director for WFSE radio. She hosts Finding Emo on WFSE every Monday at 5 p.m. She enjoys long walks on the beach, crying to Death Cab for Cutie's "Transatlanticism" and writing. She began her journalistic career when she was 8 and tried to create her own news show (that ultimately failed). When she's not writing for The Spectator, she enjoys watching Netflix, sleeping, and working at an amusement park.

Macala  Leigey

Macala Leigey

Managing Editor | Print
The Spectator, ETV, WFSE

Macala Leigey is a senior Journalism/Public Relations major at Edinboro University, with a minor in the Spanish Language. She is the Managing Print Editor for The Spectator, the News Director for WFSE 88.9 FM,  and has been a member of ETV in the past. Macala is also a student leader for Chi Alpha and a member of Edinboro’s Honors Program. After graduating she plans to use her degree in journalism to document mission work around the world, do PR work for bands, or work for a broadcasting company. She loves photography, traveling, watching hockey and Friends, and tends to spend way too much money on concert tickets. You can hear her on WFSE Monday’s at 7 p.m., hosting Crossovers, under her DJ name “Chandler Chase,” or calling volleyball with the WFSE Fighting Scots Sports Team.

Hannah  McDonald

Hannah McDonald

News Editor
The Spectator

Hannah McDonald is a Journalism/Digital Media Production major. She has held multiple positions on The Spectator staff at Edinboro University including copy editor and voices editor. During this time, she regularly wrote pieces for Voices, Arts and Entertainment and News. Currently, McDonald is the news editor for The Spectator. When not working on projects related to the paper, she enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling and listening to music. A goal of McDonald’s is to get a regular news podcast for Edinboro University up and running. In the future, McDonald hopes to attend graduate school to continue her education in journalism. A dream job for McDonald would be hosting a podcast for WNYC Studios, writing for The New York Times or The Washington Post. 

Chris  Rosoto Jr.

Chris Rosoto Jr.

Sports Editor
The Spectator

Chris Rosato Jr. is a junior Journalism and Public Relations major who recently moved across the country from Southern California. He is the Sports Editor of The Spectator who hopes to show up on WFSE or ETV in the future. He loves baseball and curling and lives in Erie with his fiancé and their Scottish terrier.

Livia  Homerski

Livia Homerski

Arts Editor
The Spectator

Livia Homerski is an English Writing major at EU and the Arts Editor for The Spectator. Raised in a family of artists and musicians, Livia is no stranger to the limitless conversation and empowering self-expression that art provides. When she’s not writing, you can find Livia playing and grooving to music, spending time with loved ones, or learning about something unusual, such as raising insects. In the future, Livia hopes to make a livable wage from sharing her passion for art and music, whether it be other people’s or her own.   

Roman  Sabella

Roman Sabella

Voices Editor
The Spectator

Roman Sabella is a senior at Edinboro University. He is a Journalism/PR major who is minoring in Creative Writing and is currently the Voices Editor. When not in the office or in class, he enjoys indie music, craft beer, and sushi and finds his writing is best when he’s writing about music, entertainment, or politics. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi and Alpha Phi Omega in addition to writing and editing for the Spectator, keeping him constantly on the move. His dream job would be to write for a major publication such as The Washington Post, Politico, or The New Yorker, as well as publishing some of his fiction pieces in the future, including novels, short stories, and poetry.

Madi   Gross

Madi Gross

Sports Team, Chief Announcer
The Spectator, ETV, WFSE

Madi Gross is a Sophomore Early Childhood Education & Special Education and Journalism major. She enjoys writing feature stories for the Spectator and calling sports games on WFSE. Her hobbies include playing bass, volunteering in local classrooms and going to concerts.

Brookelynn  Willliams

Brookelynn Willliams

Social Media Editor
The Spectator

Brookelynn Williams is a junior majoring in Communication Studies. She is new to the Edinboro Campus Media family as a Social Media Editor. This is her second year at Edinboro after transferring from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Brookelynn works at T.J. Maxx as a merchandising coordinator. She is a member of Phi Sigma Pi Fraternity. She is a fashion fanatic and hopes to one day live in New York City or working for the T.J. Maxx headquarters in Boston.

ETV

The Edinboro News Network was founded in 1991 under the leadership of Dr. Bob Wallace, for whom the current television studio in Compton Hall is named. The organization's name was later changed to ETV to reflect additional programming other than news. Today, ETV produces a variety of programming ranging from live sports coverage to the recording of commencement and other university events.

Branden   Montgomery

Branden Montgomery

General Manager
ETV
 
Branden Montgomery is the General Manager of the campus media television station. He is a junior dual majoring in Journalism and Digital Media Production at Edinboro University. Throughout college he hopes to continue producing entertainment content for campus media. He is also a worker in the SGA Game room/C-store. Outside of class he is actively streams on twitch with a variety of games. After college, he is interested in working with broadcasting or producing live events.

WFSE

Edinboro radio station, WJKB, was initially housed in Centennial Hall in 1964, and presented through a closed circuit using telephone lines. In 1970, the station switched to airing over cable TV locally. In 1978, the station obtained an FCC license to broadcast over the air. Now known as 88.9 WFSE - Fighting Scots Radio, the station plays a variety of the best rock and alternative/indie music of all time, with specialty shows featured throughout the week. WFSE provides live coverage of Fighting Scots athletics, streams 24/7, and serves the campus and community with local news and pertinent information.

You can find their FCC public file, here

Natalie  Wiepert

Natalie Wiepert

General Manager, Managing Editor | Digital
WFSE, The Spectator

Natalie Wiepert is a senior journalism & public relations major at Edinboro University, minoring in criminal justice. Natalie is the General Manager of WFSE Radio, as well as the Managing Digital Editor for The Spectator. She runs the EdinboroNow website and oversees all on-air content for the radio station. Natalie hosts Subverse on WFSE Wednesday nights 7-9PM, with her co-host Britton Rozzelle. This specialty show focuses on the underground indie scene, as well as Nu-Gaze music from 80’s to now. Natalie and Britton also co-host a weekly music entertainment podcast called Were You Even Listening

Gabriel  Hypes

Gabriel Hypes

Program Director, Sports Announcer
WFSE, ETV

Gabriel Hypes is a Senior majoring in Journalism and PR with a focus in Digital Media Production. Hypes is in his second year at Edinboro after transferring from University of Utah. He is the Sports Director for WFSE and ETV and is the Arts Editor for the Spectator. He hosts two shows on WFSE, The Morning After Sports Show and All the Hype. When he isn't doing something for campus media, he enjoys watching movies and listening to trap music.

Sarah  Cacchione

Sarah Cacchione

Music Director, On-air host
WFSE
 
Sarah Cacchione is a junior Journalism/Digital Media Production major at Edinboro University, minoring in Art History and Women's Studies. Sarah hosts a weekly radio show, Femme Radio, every Wednesday night 6-7PM. She also oversees the production of music content for WFSE, and occasionally writes for the Voices section of the Spectator. Sarah enjoys coffee and girl empowerment.
Julie  Zarnick

Julie Zarnick

Promotions | Events
WFSE

Julie Zarnick is a senior Journalism & Public Relations major at Edinboro University. She spends most of her time at Compton Hall working with WFSE and occasionally ETV and The Spectator. Coming from Butler, PA, she interned with the Butler Radio Network writing and voicing promos, as well as attending multiple radio remotes. Listen to 88.9 Fighting Scots Radio every Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m. as DJ Damn Julez plays all your favorite summer hits of the 90s. When she’s not stressing about her GPA, you can most likely find her drinking some brews at the local bars while playing pool and singing (not so great) karaoke. 

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Dr. Ronald K. Raymond

Dr. Ronald K. Raymond

Faculty Advisor/Campus Media Business Manager/Internship Coordinator
WFSE

Dr. Ron Raymond has more than 30 years of experience in the radio industry, working on air and as a manager for stations in Florida and Pennsylvania, most recently as general manager of WCTL-FM and CEO for the parent nonprofit corporation. He serves as faculty advisor to WFSE-FM, Edinboro University’s campus station, and as business manager for all three of the university’s campus media organizations. His primary teaching responsibilities include Audio Production and Beginning Reporting, as well as courses in announcing and station management, sales and promotion. Dr. Raymond holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Edinboro University and a doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as the department’s Internship Coordinator.

Mr. Chris   Lantinen

Mr. Chris Lantinen

Faculty Advisor
The Spectator
P: 814-732-1275

Professor Chris Lantinen has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor at the Titusville (PA) Herald and owns and operates Modern Vinyl, a music blog that has been cited in national publications such as Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. He serves as faculty advisor to The Spectator, Edinboro University’s weekly campus newspaper, and teaches courses such as Digital Media Design and Intermediate Reporting. Professor Lantinen holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Edinboro University.

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