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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.

Britton  Rozzelle

Britton Rozzelle

Executive Editor, General Manager
The Spectator, ETV, WFSE

Britton Rozzelle is the Executive Editor of the Edinboro Spectator, as well as the General Manager of WFSE Fighting Scots Radio. Britton is a Journalism/Digital Media Production major with experience in everything from art to computer science. Originally hailing from the Philadelphia area, Britton aims to lead EdinboroNow and campus media to new horizons through innovative methods and highlighting the talent and beauty of the Edinboro Community.

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, a General Manager for ETV, and an on-air DJ for WFSE 88.9 FM. 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.

Dakota   Palmer

Dakota Palmer

News Editor, On-air host
The Spectator, WFSE

Dakota Palmer is a senior communication studies and public relations major. Palmer is the news editor for The Spectator and hosts Throwing Back Thursday on WFSE every week at 7p.m. She enjoys long walks on the beach, crying to Brand New and breaking news. 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.

Hannah  McDonald

Hannah McDonald

Assistant 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 Assistant 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. 

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, Photographer
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.

Shelby   Kirk

Shelby Kirk

Graphic Designer
The Spectator

Shelby Kirk is a senior at Edinboro majoring in Graphic and Interactive Design. This will be her second year as staff graphic designer for the Spectator. She is in charge of providing weekly info-graphics, illustrations, and icons in collaboration with writers and editors. She is one of the art directors for Edinboro University’s annual art and literature journal Chimera. She is also currently a freelance designer for Bootstrap Design Company, located in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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.

Hannah  Webster

Hannah Webster

Social Media Team
The Spectator

Hannah Webster is a senior print journalism major with a minor in sociology. She is also a social media editor for the newspaper focusing on sports and events coverage. Hannah enjoys writing social justice pieces and news. Upon graduation Hannah hopes to use her degree to pursue a carrier in social justice journalism and documenting mission work. She is also considering furthering her education by going to grad school for social work. One of Hannah’s goals is to offer inner city youth resources for adult-life and college preparation. Aside from campus media, she is a student leader for Chi Alpha. Hannah enjoys spending time with friends, watching sports, being constantly disappointed by the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, jamming out to Lecrae, traveling and spending time with family.

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.

Natalie  Wiepert

Natalie Wiepert

Program 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 Program Manager for 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 Spectator Music podcast, which drops every Friday.

Gabriel  Hypes

Gabriel Hypes

Sports Director, Arts Editor
WFSE, ETV, The Spectator

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

Social Media 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 helps with the production of social media content for WFSE, and occasionally writes for the Voices section of the Spectator. Sarah enjoys coffee and girl empowerment.
Peter  Brady

Peter Brady

On-air host
WFSE

Peter Chaz is a junior communications major at Edinboro University. He started working with WFSE last year. In Buffalo, NY he worked for 103.3 the Edge editing sound and co-producing. The Majority Show, his program, airs Friday's from 4-5. He still eats Gushers and is partial to stargazing.

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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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