AboutZ89 Staff

Z89 Executive Staff

Meet The Executive Team Behind Your Party Station!

Grace Denton

General Manager

I oversee all aspects of the station including finances, staff needs, meetings, events, promotions, programming, executive staff, and alumni relations. Z89 is the place where I’ve met some of my best friends and had some of the greatest opportunities and memories of my life. I love the community this station has formed and I’m always excited to see what we’ll accomplish next!

Grace’s Favorite Song:

“Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift.

Ilana Epstein

Vice President of Operations

I assist the general manager in daily tasks and help to make sure the station runs smoothly. I also oversee various departments including social media and HR. I have found some of my closest friends through Z89. I hope it can be a welcoming place for our new station members.

Ilana’s Favorite Song:

“Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac.

Madelyn Doolittle

Vice President of Programming

I act as the content director for the station, which includes scheduling DJ shifts, specialty shows, imaging, interviews, and most importantly, the music we play. Anything you hear on the airwaves comes through the programming department! The best thing about Z89 for me is getting to channel a love of music into something business-oriented that resonates with people. You don’t have to have musical talent to have a career in the music industry.

Maddie’s Favorite Song:

“Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.

Victoria Gomes Collavitti

Vice President of Business

I handle things behind the scenes like sponsorships and collaborations for the station. I work with the PR director to scout new opportunities for Z89. I am so excited to see what’s to come!

Victoria’s Favorite Song:

“Plan B” by Megan Thee Stallion and “Lights Up” by Harry Styles.

Patrick Chambers

Music Director

As music director, I am responsible for programming our incredible shows! I am super excited to help bring the best Top 40 music to our party station! Z89 is such a special place to me, because its a place where the vibes are good and the music is loud!

Patrick’s Favorite Songs:

“Bombs Over Baghdad” by Outkast, “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon and “Radio” by Lana Del Rey.

Colin Connolly

News Director

As News Director, I oversee programming for our three news shows, STEM Breakdown, Red Carpet Report, and Orange State. Although I’ve only been with Z89 since the Spring of 2023, I’ve made some of my best memories with friends from the station. I’m excited for another year with Z and can’t wait to see what opportunities come along!

Colin’s Favorite Song:

“Delilah (pull me out of this)” by Fred Again and “Nights” by Frank Ocean.

Andrew Selover

Sports Director

I oversee the Z89 Sports Department that produces sports talk radio shows and broadcasts live coverage of Section III high school football, Syracuse women’s basketball, and Syracuse women’s lacrosse. Z89 means a lot to me because it gave me my first true opportunities on the air to cover sports in CNY!

Andrew’s Favorite Song:

“Doin’ This” by Luke Combs.

Patrick Firrell

Social Media Director

I handle all of the social media for the station. I spend most of the time recording and editing videos for our TikTok and Instagram pages. This year, I’m excited to start posting full episodes of my personal favorite show, The Juice, as podcast episodes on YouTube and Spotify. Z89 has given me a great opportunity to better my creation skills, and I can’t wait to see where this year takes us!

Patrick’s Favorite Songs:

“Sprinter” by Central Cee feat. Dave, “The Hillbillies” by Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar, and “Porsches in Spanish” by Larry June and The Alchemist.

Lara Molinari

Design Director

As Design Director, I oversee and lead a team of designers that create graphics for the station’s social media, shows, and other events. Z is my favorite thing I do. It makes me so happy and proud to join such a talented group of people in doing what we love.

Lara’s Favorite Song:

“Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis.

Molly Lindstrom

Web Director

I am responsible for all of the content that goes onto our official website, ranging from articles to artist interviews. I am so grateful for the opportunities Z89 has given me and for the talented executive staff I get to work with!

Molly’s Favorite Songs:

“Can We Pretend That We’re Good?” by Daniel Seavey.

Julian Frucht

Sponsorship/PR Director

My responsibilities are to help Z89 form sponsorships with local businesses and venues and to earn tickets to local events for the station to give away on social media. I enjoy working with the awesome executive staff and helping the station form great connections!

Julian’s Favorite Song:

“Come Together” by The Beatles.

Olivia Maniscalco

Human Resources Director

I oversee new member training at the station. I love watching new members of the Z family find the same passion and love for radio I have. I also deal with interpersonal conflicts at the station and am someone people can go to with anything on their mind. Z89 is somewhere I can truly be myself and makes jokes with my friends that anyone in Central New York and beyond can hear! I love being surrounded by people that are so talented and driven.

Olivia’s Favorite Songs:

“Maroon” by Taylor Swift, “Not Strong Enough” by boygenius, and “Hey Driver” by Zach Bryan feat The War and Treaty.

Ashley Moran

Production Director

Ever wanted to start a podcast? Then you’ve found the right person. I head the Podcast Department here at Z and I specialize in making your hosting dreams comes true ! I’m also in charge of writing those pun-tastic liners you here between segments and ensuring the station run smoothly on the technical and production side of things. I’m not even exaggerating when I say Z89 has changed my life. This station gave me a chance to start growing into the best version of myself, from boosting my confidence on air to spending quality time with lovely humans, to gaining the courage to start my own show I am beyond thankful for the opportunities I’ve had here and am just as excited for the next generation of trainees to flourish!

Ashley’s Favorite Songs:

“Off My Mind” by Joe P, “Karma” by Taylor Swift, and “Silver Springs” by Fleetwood Mac.

Dalton Deitz

Legal Director

I am in charge of running legal tests and keeping the station up to date on our bylaws. This is my first time on the executive staff, and I’m so excited to be a part of the team! Growing up in Syracuse, I would listen to this station all the time riding around with my dad, and now I get to do the same thing for the next generation.

Dalton’s Favorite Songs:

“LITE SPOTS” by Kaytranada, “Roses” by ABRA, “I Felt Love” by Blue Hawaii, and “Same Problems” by A$AP Rocky.

Jacob Goldberg

Broadcast Consultant

I am an extra voice on the exact staff that is able to sit in on meetings and vote in any tiebreaking scenario!

Jacob’s Favorite Song:

“Fast Car” by Luke Combs is definitely one I’ve been playing all summer long!

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