Get to know the wonderful people who work hard behind the scenes of WTHS to bring you, our beloved listeners, the highest quality college radio out there. We love to hear from loyal WTHS listeners, shoot some of the staff an email.

 

 

General Manager

Name:

Jack Miller

john.miller@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Junior
Major(s): Music, Recording Arts
Hometown: Western Springs, IL
Interests:  Playing music, long boarding, guitar electronics, dogs
Why You Joined WTHS: I can wed my love of music with Computer Science.
Favorite Band(s):  blink-182, The Story So Far, Real Friends, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Gungor, King’s Kaleidoscope.

 

Co-Music Director

Name:

Gabby Barber

gabrielle.barber@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Sophomore
Major(s): Political Science and Music Double-Major
Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan
Interests: Crossfit, reading books for fun, singing songs, dancing (for fun, not well), cooking, avocados
Why You Joined WTHS: I'm passionate about music, finding new music, sharing new music, etc. Therefore, WTHS seemed like the perfect place for me.
Favorite Band(s):
Favorite (current) bands include Twin Peaks, Hinds, Tame Impala, Bon Iver, Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen

 

Co-Music Director

Name:

John Puttrich

jon.puttrich@hope.edu

Year @ Hope:  Senior (actually 5th year, but I think 5th years have been on the website as "seniors" in the past)
Major(s): Philosophy
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Interests: Nature, music, sudoku-esque puzzles, photography, coffee, tea, reading (especially old books).
Why You Joined WTHS:  Some friends of mine had a show and thought that I would be interested in being a DJ.  They were right!  Now I see it as an outlet for creativity and a way to exercise free speech.
Favorite Band(s):
Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart, Bjork, Son Lux, Leif Vollebeck, Courtney Barnett, Botany, BadBadNotGood, Father John Misty, Alabama Shakes...

 

Production Manager

Name:

Tom Garcia

tom.garcia@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Sophomore
Major(s): Biology
Hometown: Commerce, MI
Interests: Old-Timey Video Games, Bad Movies, Viola, Record Collecting
Why You Joined WTHS: To share old, weird, cool stuff with people.
Favorite Band(s): Bob Dylan, The Who, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, The Grateful Dead, Felt, Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, George Harrison, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Roland Kirk, Procol Harum, Sonny Rollins, Rush,Todd Rundgren, Tim Buckley, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky.

Promotions Director

Name:

Kelly Arnold

kelly.arnold@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Sophomore
Major(s): Communication with Marketing Focus
Hometown:  Ann Arbor, MI
Interests:  Fruity teas, coffee dates, any & all social media.
Why You Joined WTHS:  I thought it was just the coolest thing that I could have my own radio show. I love music & decided to jump in!
Favorite Band(s):  Local Natives, Bon Iver, First Aid Kit, City and Colour, Ben Howard, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Frank Ocean, Vampire, Oh Wonder, Wet, Tame Impala

 

Co-Business Director/Program Director

Name:

Lina Lash

lina.lash@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Senior
Major(s): Management and Music
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Interests:  Looking at pictures of dogs, eating chips and salsa, thinking about napping, napping, watching bad TV
Why You Joined WTHS:  I love music and I wanted a space where I could just sit in the dark, kick back, and listen to music every week. 
Favorite Band(s):  Lake Street Dive, Greensky Bluegrass, The Staves, Vulfpeck, Snarky Puppy, First Aid Kit, The National

Co-Business Director

Name:

Clayton Sayfie

clayton.safie@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Sophomore
Major(s): Communications
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Interests:  Faith, Family, Friends. Sports broadcasting, watching / playing / talking about sports especially Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf.
Why You Joined WTHS:
 I'm pursuing the field of Sports Broadcasting and I wanted to host my own sports talk show. Now, I am seeing the business through two lenses: as a talk show host and as a Business Director. 

Favorite Band(s):  Eminem, Lil Wayne, Old Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Chainsmokers. 

Co-News Director

Name:

Tom Kouwe

tom.kouwe@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Sophomore
Major(s): Economics/Management
Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Interests:  Soccer, reading, playing guitar, Law and Order, 
Why You Joined WTHS: I've always loved music and I did speech team in high school, so I was looking for something similar to do in college. 
Favorite Band(s): The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, Twenty One Pilots, Notorious BIG

Co-News Director/Web Director

Name:

Jonathan Schoenheider

jon.schoenheider@hope.edu

Year @ Hope: Sophomore
Major(s): Communications
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
Interests: The arts, anything with a circuit board, warm weather, learning about people, memes
Why You Joined WTHS: Having the opportunity to be a part of something as freeing and universal as radio was something I couldn't turn down.
Favorite Band(s): Kygo, Smallpools, Tritonal, Justice, Blue October, just to name a few.