The Programming Department answers directly to the FCC by maintaining a Public File and following FCC guidelines for broadcasting. The Program Director schedules music, PSAs, underwriting spots and other sound elements for each broadcast day. Additionally, the PD approves on-air guests and compiles a quarterly Program Information Report about the programming broadcast in the public interest.
Programming is also responsible for the overall sound of the station, constantly listening and giving DJs feedback in order to improve performance.
Our current Program Director is Stephan Bisaha and our Assistant Program Director is Michael Ortiz.
WPUNJ's Pioneer sports games are what the Sports Department lives and breathes. Each semester, our sports team members do live remote broadcasts of every important Pioneer game, home or away. Each broadcast gives you full play-by-play and color commentary, pre and post-game shows, and live interviews with coaches and players. Our sportscasters strive to be the premiere authorities on Pioneer sports.
Our current Sports Director is Allan Simon. The members of our Sports Team are Dominic Papa, Courtnaey Chelf, Patrick Rutkowski and Kyle Crooks.
Like our Promotions Department, Underwriting is out on the prowl, trying to form relationships with local businesses in Bergen, Passaic, Morris and Essex counties. Want to promote your business on our airwaves? Underwriting is where it's at. Want to donate used audio and video equipment, or unneeded office and music supplies? Food, water, couches, CDs? Underwriting will take them!
Some people, (like former Underwriting Directors) claim that this is the most important department, because without Underwriting, we'd be playing with dull record needles and drinking nothing but instant coffee!
Our current Underwriting Director is Courtnaey Chelf.
Founded in 2008, the Brave New Radio news team is responsible for producing news audiocasts that run on 35 other radio station across the U.S. through syndication with USA News Network. Our newscasters come from WPUNJ's Radio News class, taught by our General Manager.
Additionally, the News Department is responsible for the scheduling of Public Service Announcements, the production of original news packages and attending important University lectures and events to get the inside scoop.
Our News Director is Sebastian Escobar. Our News Team includes Robert Whetham, Francisco Andrade, Courtnaey Chelf, Patrick Blaskopf, Vanessa Gibb and Stephan Bisaha.
Promotions is all about getting the word out. From running station contests, to giveaways at WPUNJ's student center, to doing live remote broadcasts from local businesses, Promotions might be the busiest department at Brave New Radio.
Staffed by station trainees and armed to the teeth with bumpers stickers, fliers and prizes, you'll no doubt catch the Promotions street team storming the campus and giving away prize packs at local music venues. Keep an eye out, and catch them if you can!
Our Promotions Director is Kaitlyn Fischer and she's one of the funnest people ever!
Arguably the most important and most underappreciated department, Music is the biggest part of WP 88.7's sound. Our Music Director charts the music we play with the College Music Journal and reports on the number of spins each record gets to promoters.
In addition to the Music Director, Brave New Radio has a Metal Director and a Local Music Director who make sure we have a constant supply of fresh, new music to keep our listeners smitten with us.
Our current Music Director is Eric Dolan. Our Assistant Music Director is Allon Levin. Our Local Music Director is Carolina Rodriguez. Our Metal Director is Anthony Caiola.
Our Production Department creates the majority of our station imagery. Anytime you hear a station ID, a promo for a specific show or an instrumental track for DJs to talk over, that's the Production Department at work. Using industry standard equipment, the vocal talents of our wonderful DJs and a monstrous sound effects library, our Production Director is always churning out new sounds to get stuck in listeners' heads.
Our Production Director is Michael Pierre. Our Production Team includes Connor Lloyd and Dan Murphy.
The backbone of any radio station is its jocks, and at Brave New Radio, we pride ourselves on giving the future cream of the DJ crop their best chance at success. Enter the Recruitment Director. The RD takes a limited number of trainees per semester and grooms them for greatness. With hands-on training on live shows with DJs to show them the ins and outs, individual department training to hone their interests, and a thorough explanation of station policies and procedures, the Recruitment Director tries to make all of our trainees into exceptional on-air personalities.
Our Recruitment Director is Carolina Rodriguez. Our Recruitment Team members are Ryan Walsh and Corina DeJesus.