Board and Programmers

Board Member

Capt. Wayne Genthner
Marketing Commitee Co-chair

Earns his living as a charter fishing and Eco-touring boat proprietor. His business interests include promoting environmentally sustainable practices with an emphasis on regional water quality enhancements. Wayne has been intimately involved with radio from the age of two, when he first heard his dad on the air.


David Beaton
Station Manager

Dave fell in love with radio when he was a board op in college.  He booked a punk club in Michigan, worked as a shipping clerk for Alligator Records in Chicago, deejayed at Phyllis's Musical Inn, owned and ran Leo's Lunch Room and started a video production company before moving to Florida to take care of his grandmother.  He taught film at Manatee Community College, co-founded Fogartyville Cafe in Bradenton and was a co-founder of WSLR. 


Ed Ericsson
Technical Committee Chair

Ed Ericsson started in radio in the mid 70s at the University of Florida.  He has worked on radio, television, and stage in Miami (his native city), Charleston, and Honolulu.  Ed has been an actor, voice over announcer, anchor, reporter, director, writer, and producer.  He taught Radio and Television production at State College of Florida and Hillsborough Community college.  Ed now says he is dabbling with retirement while serving his family.


Jason Boehk
Programming Committee Chair

Jason has a B.A. in History from Brown University (1991). His professional experience includes energy conservation auditing, environmental media production, and political campaign management.  A volunteer environmental health advocate, Boehk founded the Florida Alliance for Safe Foods, a grassroots advocacy organization that educates consumers on the hazards of genetically engineered foods.


Julie Morris
Treasuer

Julie Morris is the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at New College of Florida. She divides her time between general academic administration and work at the New College’s Environmental Studies Program, where she has coordinated and directed programs since 1981. Julie lives within walking distance of WSLR, and has been active in local community councils and advisory boards since the late 1970’s. She is married to Jono Miller, and they have a college-aged son, Corley.


Michele Demperio
Vice Chair & Events Committee Chair

Michele Demperio is originally from Savannah, Georgia where she earned a Communications degree from Atlantic University. Michele’s focus has been on event production and coordination.  Michele and her husband (Lumpy Tunes programmer Rob Demperio) came to Sarasota in 1996 and since then she has used her event production skills on behalf of many local non-profit organizations, including the Ringling Museum of Art Children’s festival, E-fest, and the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association.


Tom Walker
Chair & Marketing Committee Co-chair

Tom grew up in Durham, NC, graduated from Duke University, and since 1965 has been a computer professional. In 1986 he and his wife Cheryl formed their present company to teach classes, publish a newsletter and offer software, all concerning the measurement and performance of IBM mainframe operating systems. Tom is currently VP and acting President of the Florida Consumer Action Network and is Secretary of the Humanists of Florida Association. He leads a weekly Great Books discussion group and is a co-leader of the Manatee/Sarasota Nation Magazine Discussion Group.

DJ
Andrea Graddis
Ariel Blue

Arlen Bensen & Hal Harmon
Co-hosts

See the "about" page at Arlen's blog, "Libraries, Balance, Creating and Zen," (www.abensen.wordpress.com/) for biographical background data, or check out either Hal's or Arlen's public profile on LinkedIn. We're both Information Professionals serving our neighbors by working for the Sarasota County Government. We're excited to offer Have You Heard on a volunteer basis outside of our job duties in order to discuss and promote reading, libraries, culture and community.

Beth "The Velvet" Hammer
Bill Ewell

Bill Stoner
Host of The Breakfast Bar Fridays 7 - 9 AM on WSLR

In the world of broadcasting I've  been called "one of those" and yes, I suppose it's true.   But how it came to be is quite understandable.  I grew up in the near cultural wilderness (back then) of South Dakota.  I stretched the limits of my radio usually late at night to pick up far-away stations (Chicago, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Arkansas) to bring some rock and roll in to my life.   Some nights it didn't work, nothing came in.  I started to pester the local station to play some rock in the evening hours, after the old folks went to bed.

Billy Wetherington
Bob Connors
Bryan Osgood
Carmela Pedicini
Carol Rosenbaum
Cheryl Kindred
Daddeo
Dana King
Danny C
Danny C.
Dave Pedersen
Dave Wertman
David Beaton
Dax Harris

DJ Moshi Moshi

HELLO, LISTENERS!  THIS IS DJ MOSHI MOSHI, THE CO-HOST FROM MUSIC OF THE WORLD!  I AM ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN AND HOPE I CAN ADD EASTERN CULTURES AND MUSIC AS DIFFERENT FLAVORS TO OUR PROGRAM.  MARCO RECRUITED ME AT THE END OF LAST YEAR (DECEMBER 2013) AND HERE I AM!  HOPE I CAN ENTERTAIN LISTENERS WITH LIVELY CONVERSATIONS WITH MARCO.

 


Don Hall

Don Hall is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota. Previously, he worked for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado (now, the Local Food Shift Group), the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. Don holds a Master's in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and is a certified Permaculture Designer and US Transition Trainer.

Don Thompson
Dr. Nik
Ed Midler
Eman
Eman Avraham
Emily Berno
Eva Gray
Eve Plews
Francis Scherer
Frankie Piniero
Gary Inganamort
Gary O.
George Worthmore
Gerald Green
Haile Burke
James Hawkins
James Hawkins and Ishmael Katz

HOWDY,

 

    Hey campers I hope all is well with you folks.  It looks like the tear is the year is well underway and the acoustic scene is still alive and growing here is Sarasota.  If you want to support acoustic music stop by the StarKeeper Cafe, Pastry Arts or The Sarasota Vineyards just to name a few. Check out the papers and come on out.

Jawara Gordon
Jeff Lenz
Jennifer Walker
Jill Hoffman-Kowal
Joe Jacco
Joel Jaffe
Johannes Werner
John Haupt
John Osgood
Jon O'Miller
Justin Kaiser
Kamilah Hang
Kay Saffe

Larry Knudsen
Program Host/Producer

Larry is a tribal member of the Ho Chunk Nation, Black River Falls, Wisconsin and currently serves as President/CEO of Two Buffalo Lighting & Electrical Supplies.


Laura Gilkey

Laura Gilkey has birthed two healthy ten pound babies at home in Sarasota, Florida, with the support of her family and her husband Michael and guided by the expert gentle care of Licensed Midwives. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County and is the marketing director for Ina May Gaskin’s Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, intended to raise awareness about American maternal mortality.

Lew Lorini
Luke Rosebaro
Marco Ciceron
Maria Bruquetas

Mark Binder

Mark is one of the original programmers here at WSLR. He is also the "de facto" archivist for most of the live music events of WSLR, recording and archiving them in the studio so that programmers might feature portions of them on other shows.

Mark Zampella
Marty Fugate
Matt Dakan
Matt Rothschild

Mercedes
Programmer - Live Music Advocate - Jam Band Enthusiast

Mercedes was a DJ at WSLR in the infancy of the station with the Saturday Morning Carousel of Sound/ children's music program she hosted with her, then 5 year old, daughter by her side. She progressed into a Monday Morning Drive-Time program THE BREAKFAST BLEND, which consisted heavily of folk and music born in the Pacific Northwest...   Now, after a 3- year sabbatical to write a book while discovering and exploring new music tastes Mercdes returns 2x a month Fridays 9-11 p.m. slot with a focus on Jam Bands, Southern & Othern Rock, Funk & Blues....

Michael Stultz
Mike Finly
Mr. Bill
Mr. Boombastic
Mush Doctor
Nisey Carbone
Normen Schindowski
Pam Marwede

I work as a freelance designer and painter.

 


Papaw Dave McGaughy

Papaw Dave plays Americana roots music. The country, or jazz or blues or bluegrass we grewup with which has evolved into alternative and progressive genres but using traditional instruments we all know, love and play ourselves.

 

Perette Cannady
Rachel Schaeffer
Radio Dave

Rich LaPenna
Rich LaPenna host of "aerial Boundries" the all inclusive guitar music show

originally from the borough of Conshohocken, www.conshohockenpa.org/  a one square mile town just minutes away from Philadelphia, Pa. Moved to Florida 1977 after a four year run in the USN.

Rob Demperio aka The Head Lump
Russ Yodice
Ryan Stanley
Sal "White Horse" Serbin
Sean Green
Shane Donglasan
Stella
Steve Lemke

Steve McAllister

Steve McAllister fulfills his ambition as a Renaissance Man through a variety of roles, both in activism and in arts. During a year of living without the use of money, he worked alongside Transition Sarasota to start the Common Wealth Time Bank, Sarasota’s first alternative currency, where he currently serves as Director of Operational Development (DOOD).

Steve Norris
Sven
Ted
The Rabows
The Tombraider
Tim Moone
Tom Darby
Tracy Hostetler
Vinny Cannizzaro
Von Cloedt
Xela Brutus
Zane Plattor
Staff
Halee Turner
Phyllis Hutchison