91.7 The Edge, WSUW-FM, is a student run radio station that has been on the air in Whitewater since 1966. With its tower atop Hyer Hall, The Edge reaches the surrounding communities of Whitewater, Palmyra, Fort Atkinson, East Troy, and Watertown. 91.7 The Edge plays alternative, hip-hop, and metal music along with a great lineup of specialty shows including a variety of music from jazz to EDM. The station offers a wide array of opportunities for students from all majors to gain relevant experience in the broadcasting field. Whether it be announcing, marketing, sports, production, or news; 91.7 The Edge is a creative outlet for those individuals who seek a rewarding professional experience working in the entertainment industry.
Position: Station Manager
Hey! My name is Amanda and when I was nine years old I used to pause my cds and introduce the next song like I was on air. I’m a freshman this year, but this is my 5th year working with 91.7 The Edge. I am a frequent viewer of the Georgia Aquarium webcams and I love Taylor Swift more than just about everything. One day I hope to take over The American Top 40 and host the Grammy’s!!
Position: Program Director
Hello! I’m Jon and I love going to concerts such as Rush, Paul McCartney, and Boston. I will just about do anything I can to go see a concert. I have a show called “Spinnin it” here on 91.7 the edge. I hope you enjoy all of the music we play here!
Position: Production Director
I am a 5th year Senior majoring in Electronic Media. I was born in and raised in Rockford, IL. I transferred to UW-Whitewater in the fall of 2014 from Rock Valley College. I’m a diehard Chicago sports fan, My favorite movie is Rush Hour 2. My favorite band is Paramore. My favorite color is black. My favorite TV Show is The Office. My favorite brand of food is Great Value (because it’s cheap). My favorite candies are jolly ranchers. My favorite animals are wolves and horses (although I’m not really a pets person). My favorite radio station is 91.7 The Edge….and 670 The Score WSCR Chicago. My favorite Radio personalities are Laurence Holmes and Jason Goff.
Position: Promotions Director
Taylor MillerPosition: Marketing DirectorTaylor Miller is a Freshman from Kewaunee, Wisconsin. She is majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting and minoring in Marketing. She is a Carrie Underwood fanatic that has a high goal of getting her legs to look as good as hers! Every country girls’ dream right there. She loves the movie finding dory, but she really connects with the side character Gerald, the awkward sea lion according to Station Manager Amanda Gilbert. She can’t wait to continue her journey here at 91.7 The Edge.
Position: Music Director
I am a sophomore from the Chicagoland area. My major is health/corporate communication and my minor is family, health and disability studies. While growing up I was exposed to various genres of music, however jazz and big band remain my favorites to this day. I am at my happiest sitting in my lounge chair listening to Chet Baker while trying to come up with names for the pug I hope to own in the future. In the summer I hope to discover the strange anomalies of Oregon with my twin sister.
Position: News Director
I am a sophomore from Algonquin, Illinois. During my initial visit to Whitewater, I toured the 91.7 The Edge station and fell in love with radio! I am majoring in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. I enjoy watching sports and reading a good book. Ska is my absolute favorite genre of music, and I have a sick obsession with the Chicago Blackhawks. My dream job would be working for ESPN!
Position: Sports Director
Connor is a junior from Chicago. He is a man of very few words so this bio is very short and to the point. He is not only the Sports Director of 91.7 The Edge, but he can also be found down the hall at UWWTV as one of the co-sports directors. He has a great sense of humor so test out your corny jokes on him!
Fun Fact: He sang in Show Choir and in Musicals in High School!
Position: Graphic Designer
I’m a sophomore double major in Psychology and Graphic Design in hopes of pursuing a graduate degree in Art Therapy! I absolutely adore music, and in addition to working as the graphic designer for 91.7 The Edge, I intern at the Milwaukee Radio Alliance which owns FM 102.1. I play piano, guitar, and ukulele, and I love hiking. One of my favorite things to do is to explore art museums.