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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, 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— News, Promotions Director
The Spectator, WFSE

Macala Leigey is a junior Journalism/Public Relations major at Edinboro University. She is the managing news editor for The Spectator, promotions director for WFSE, and a member of ETV. Macala is also involved in Edinboro's Honors Program and Chi Alpha. Her dream job would be to write for National Geographic Traveler Magazine, or to work for iHeart Radio, since touring with Fall Out Boy is an unrealistic career path. In her free time, she loves watching Friends (Chandler is her favorite), eating peanut butter graham crackers with chocolate milk, taking pictures, and watching hockey. You can hear her on WFSE 88.9-FM Monday's at 8 PM for her Modern Mix show, under her DJ name "Chandler Chase," or calling volleyball with the WFSE Fighting Scots Sports Team.

Anna  Ashcraft

Anna Ashcraft

Managing Editor — Features
The Spectator

Anna Ashcraft is a broadcast journalism major. She have been writing for 10 years. Her favorite type of writing is research writing, though she enjoys creative writing as well. Some of her inspirations are National Geographic, The New York Times and The Erie Times News. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and being outdoors and doing different adventurous things like hiking and boating.

Dakota  Palmer

Dakota Palmer

News Editor
The Spectator

Dakota Palmer is a sophomore studying Secondary English Education. She started her journalism career early as a writer for her grade school's newspaper SLS Hot Off the Press. In 2009, one of her poems was published in The Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans. In high school, she wrote for her high school news magazine The Pride and eventually became the Social Media Editor. Before becoming News Editor for The Spectator, Dakota wrote for various sections of the paper including “Voices,” “Arts and Entertainment” and “News.” In her free time, she enjoys watching the same shows she’s seen a million times on Netflix. When she returns to her hometown of Erie, she enjoys getting into crazy shenanigans with her friends, watching television with her dad and playing with her two dogs.

Kimberly  Firestine

Kimberly Firestine

Arts Editor, Social Media Director
The Spectator, WFSE

Kimberly Firestine is a junior Journalism & Public Relations major and the Arts Editor of The Spectator, as well as Social Media Director for WFSE radio. She also works on the University Programming Board and is the host of Throwing Back Thursday 9-11PM on WFSE. Kimberly enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and crying at Jukebox Breakdown in Cleveland. She is the PR consultant and intern for Energy Legacy Organization in Erie. Kimberly plans to graduate in May 2017.

Hannah  Webster

Hannah Webster

Social Media Editor
The Spectator

Hannah Webster is the social media/community involvement editor for The Spectator and a junior at Edinboro University. She is a print Journalism major and hopes to someday be a voice to those seeking social justice. Her idol is Jacob Riis, author of “How the Other Half Lives”. Hannah's goal would be to work in Philadelphia, Washington, or New York City. An ideal position for Hannah would be to work for Buzzfeed, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, NBC, Times Magazine, or The Washington Post. Hannah is a leader in Chi Alpha, a campus ministry group at Edinboro and a member of Edinboro’s Council for Exceptional Children. 

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.

Drew  Patrick

Drew Patrick

Sports Director
WFSE, ETV

Drew Patrick is a senior at Edinboro University majoring in Journalism and Public Relations with a minor in Theater. This is his second year working for 88.9 WFSE as Sports Director. Drew has worked for ETV for 4 years, serving as co-General Manager over the last three semesters. Drew works in Wellsboro at an online publication, Home Page Network (http://www.wellsborohomepage.com), where he serves as a sports/special features correspondent.

Branden   Montgomery

Branden Montgomery

General Manager
ETV

Branden Montgomery is the General Manager of the campus media television station. He is a sophomore dual majoring in Journalism and Digital Media Production at Edinboro University. Throughout college he hopes to continue on producing entertainment content for campus media and coordinating the Extra Life Charity event. He is also an active member in the Edinboro Shooting Club as vice president and worker in the SGA Game room/C-store. After college he is interested in working with broadcasting or producing live events.

Collin  Graves

Collin Graves

Video/Photo Editor
ETV

Collin Graves is a senior majoring in Digital Media Production. With his background in Film, Collin aims to add a new level of creative content to EdinboroNow through documentary and short film. Upon graduation, Collin hopes to find a career in advertisement and/or corporate broadcast media.

Upon graduation, Collin hopes to find a career in advertisement and/or corporate broadcast media.

 

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 junior Journalism & Public Relations major at Edinboro University. Natalie is the Program Manager for WFSE Radio, as well as the Managing Digital Editor for The Spectator. She assists in managing the EdinboroNow website and he oversees all on-air content for the radio station. She has a show Wednesday nights 7-9PM, with her co-host Britton Rozzelle, called SUBVERSE. This specialty show focuses on the underground indie scene, as well as Nu-Gaze music from 80’s to now. She enjoys photography and assists in shooting various home Buffalo Bills and Sabres games in affiliation with AP. 

Caleb  Richardson III

Caleb Richardson III

Special Projects Coordinator
WFSE

Caleb Richardson III is a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in Journalism from Pittsburgh, PA. Caleb enjoys meeting new people and being apart of different groups on campus. Caleb is apart of multiple organizations whereas he works as the public relations director for the Edinboro Student Government Association and Black Student Union Association. Furthermore, he takes great pride in taking part in campus media where he forecasts the weather weekly for Edinboro Television. He also has been apart of the WFSE staff for almost three years now and started out having his own R&B radio show called "The Quiet Storm" which airs every Tuesday from 8:00-10:00 PM. Now, he's the new director of special projects and events and is looking forward to a great year with a new team.

Maddie  Wickett

Maddie Wickett

Music Director
WFSE

Maddie Wickett is a junior dual-majoring in broadcast journalism and sociology, and the music director for WFSE. After college, Maddie wants to go onto grad school for journalism, and would like to work in the field of commercial or public radio in a large market such as New York or Los Angeles, and later in life, become a journalism professor at a private university. Maddie has been involved in radio since age 11 and it, along with music, are true passions. Accordingly, Maddie is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity.  

Karlee  Dies

Karlee Dies

News Director
WFSE

Karlee Dies is a senior, majoring in Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is the news director for WFSE. She is also involved with the campus newspaper, The Spectator. She is currently the managing editor and has held the position for over a year now. Previously, she was the news editor. Upon graduation, she hopes to find a career in the news world of journalism that she truly enjoys. To contact her, you can reach her via email at kadies1220@gmail.com, Twitter: @KarKar1220 and Facebook.

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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.

Dr. Jim  Wertz

Dr. Jim Wertz

Faculty Advisor/Journalism Program Coordinator
ETV
P: 814-732-1254

Dr. Jim Wertz has worked as a videographer, technical director and director for television stations, including several years as production manager for WICU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Erie. He has also owned and operated his own video production firm. He serves as faculty advisor to ETV and teaches courses such as Television Production, Advanced Digital Production and Advanced Electronic Journalism. He serves as a contributing editor for The Erie Reader and as a board member with the Film Society of Northwest Pennsylvania. Dr. Wertz holds a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University, a master’s degree from American University and a doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as the department’s Journalism Coordinator and Freshman Advisor, and is Director of the EU honors program.

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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