Robert A. Franklin, PhD. - General Manager
Dr. Franklin has more than 20 years of management experience with National Public Radio affiliated station at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Western Illinois University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and KSUT Four Corners Public Radio. An award-winning radio and documentary film producer. Dr. Franklin's current film, "Rise-Mickey Leland, Citizen" was recently screened at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Franklin is a former Joan Barone Shorenstein Congressional Journalism Fellow. Dr. Franklin's career also includes teaching a variety of college media communication courses.
Email - RFranklin@centralstate.edu
Phone - (937) 376-6261
Tony Marcel Chappel - Operations Manager
A graduate of Central State University, Tony Marcel Chappel began his radio career while a student producing a jazz show for WCSU-FM. He began his professional media career in the area of public relations for Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati. He transitioned into public media in 1987 working at Artsmarketing Services in conjunction with WPTD as a membership/underwriting rep. In 1989, he began working in computer technology at PMI Food Equipment Group and later joined forces with WROU-FM as a morning show producer & co-host. He also hosted an overnight weekend program. Prior to joining WCSU where his responsibilities include station operations, Tony worked at Cox Media Group and Metro Networks/Dayton as a traffic-news reporter.
Email - TChappel2@centralstate.edu
Phone - (937) 376-6203
Robert Trent Newell - Broadcast Support Services Manager
A 1981 graduate of Daytona State College, Robert Trent Newell has been in radio broadcasting for the past thirty-one years. He has also studied at the International College of Broadcasting. A native Daytonian, Robert has worked for WDAO, WMMX, WWSN and WLQT. Robert joined WCSU in 2006 where as Trent Darby, he has been a play-by-play commentator for Central State University's football and basketball games, program producer for "Jazz In The Morning and as host of the talk program "Miami Valley Speaks."
Email - RNewell@centralstate.edu
Phone - (937) 376-6371
Stephon Lane - Broadcast Technician Manager
Stephon Lane is a proud alumn of Central State University with more than 25 years of service to the HBCU. Stephon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, came to Central State on a music scholarship that had him in a number of groups such as Sankofa. As Broadcast Technician, his duties include maintenance of the station equipment and on-air studios. Stephon is also the Technical Director of The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center.
Email - SLane@centralstate.edu
Phone - (937) 376-6371
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