Paul Gjerde has been the General Manager of WMTU since May of 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Audio Technology from 2018-2019. As the General Manager, he is responsible for coordinating the tasks of each department and keeping the entire station running smoothly. When he isn't working at the station or running his weekly radio show "Friday Night Jazz" every Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Paul enjoys hiking, knitting, and playing the piano.
Jason Bates is the Head of Productions of WMTU since May of 2020. As the Head of Productions, Jason is in charge of creating liners that are aired in between songs and shows, as well as working to produce podcast material for the station. Jason enjoys video games, funky baselines, and terrible dad jokes.
Alek has been the Broadcasting Supervisor since May of 2020. As Broadcast Supervisor of WMTU he is in charge of the on-air schedule and other operations that go out over the airwaves. Prior to this position, he served as the Head of Marketing from 2018-2020. At Tech, Alek is a fourth year Electrical Engineering major and plans to graduate in the spring with a focus in Automation and Controls. Every Monday night at 6 PM he hosts the show "Astral Projections" where he plays spiritual and free selections from the jazz universe. Catch him playing bass in the Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Combos as well.
My name is Ryan Mizikar and I have been Secretary since the start of the 2020 school year. Before that, I was acting Programming Director from the start of 2018 through September of 2020. Now I mostly record and send meeting notes while taking some time on the side to handle issues with station access. When not taking meeting minutes I am probably trying to make sure I graduate with my BS in MIS this semester. For fun I really enjoy reading, hiking, writing, and listening to music.
Jim Smith is the current Public Relations Liaison and Events Coordinator for WMTU. He is in charge of marketing, merchandising, and promoting the station and its events. Before filling these roles, Jim was Broadcast Supervisor from Fall 2018 - Spring 2020. He has also appeared on WMTU under the name "Vehement Behemoth". Jim is a fifth-year student of Chemical Engineering, and enjoys painting and playing guitar in his spare time.
When we radioheads that have been around the scene for some time here in Houghton think of our favorite geek, the name "Radio Ron" many times comes up. Ron arrived in Houghton in 1987 following a military career where he was able to cut his teeth in communications. Since then, Ron has been very active with recording in the local music scene, local radio, and is currently in charge of many local radio towers. He is passionate about the technology of radio and music in general. During his early DJing career in Houghton, he could be heard on the local WOLF radio with his show "Beyond the Edge" spinning, yes actually spinning, 80's and 90's alternative. Since then, Ron has found a home as the Engineer at WMTU and currently drives his wife and friends crazy with explanations of all things radio that only the true nerd can appreciate. He currently has moved his Beyond the Edge show to WMTU and can be witnessed both on the air and behind the scenes sharing his vast knowledge and truly keeping the invisible airwaves crackling with light. He is a radio person’s radio person and truly loves to be surrounded by this environment. Don't let Ron too near to any of your electronics- he has been known to break things in order to be able to have something to fix. He loves radio and will steal your old telephones because he is fascinated with those too.
Respected by most and loved by all, Andy Martin is the renegade Head of Business for WMTU. With dashing spreadsheet organization tactics, he is one of the most precise financial record keepers of our time. He is also one of the most fearsome Chess players in the Upper Peninsula.