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Sarasota's Own Community Radio

Studio: (941) 954-8636
Office: (941) 894-6469

Board and Staff

Mari De Jesus

All the way from Puerto Rico, Mari (short for her long name "Marieli"), a journalism graduate with college radio experience as well, is the local news producer for WSLR's Jumping Mullet Report.

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Jackie Lebouitz

As part of the New College student cohort, Jackie aims to be the representative voice of her school and to bridge the gap between the student body and Sarasota community.

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Board Secretary

Ryan Stanley

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Board Member

Carlos Pagan

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Maintenance

Michael Killion

A former farm boy from Indiana, Mike works as a part-time cleaning and maintenance man.  He loves working with the whole WSLR gang.

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Maintenance Supervisor

Chris Rouse

Chris is instrumental in continuing to develop Fogartyville as a premier listening room and gathering place, and to keep WSLR up and running smoothly.

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Intern - Video Production

Nathan Paisie

Nathan Paisie is a video programmer at WSLR. He is in charge of WSLR's YouTube channel, and he films and edits the many live benefit events at Fogartyville.

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Operations Coordinator

Annie Murphy

Annie helps at the station on a part-time basis with various "off air" tasks that support the Station Manager and the many Wonderful Volunteer Programmers.

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Office Manager

Lisa Bohn

Lisa, a self professed public and community radio junkie, is happy to be a friendly face in this unique, creative community station.

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Station Manager

Dave Beaton

Dave fell in love with radio when he was a board op in college.  He taught film at Manatee Community College, co-founded Fogartyville Cafe in Bradenton and was a co-founder of WSLR.

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Board Treasurer

Tom Walker

In addition to Tom's work on the WSLR board, Tom co-hosts the WSLR Peace & Justice Report, is the President of the Florida Consumer Action Network, helps lead the Nation Group of Sarasota/Manatee, and leads a weekly Great Books discussion group.

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Board Vice Chair

Alecia Harper

Alecia Harper worked in college radio as a deejay at WXYC  (UNC-Chapel Hill) for many years in the 80s and 90s, and developed a great love for music and community radio. A Tar Heel by birth, she's lived throughout the South, working at Duke Press, the Center for the Study of the American South, Harpeth Gallery of Nashville, and Vanderbilt University Creative Services. In the past few years, she has volunteered with the Columbia Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, and Sarasota's Ringling Museum.

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Board Chair

Michele Demperio

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.

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