People

  • News Director and Host

    Amy began working for WCMU in late-2006. She is the local host of All Things Considered, and WCMU's News Director. She is responsible for leading a team of reporters covering stories throughout WCMU's 44 county coverage area. 

  • Reporter

    Ben grew up listening to WCMU and has become an obsessive of podcasts, radio, and the home life of Ira Glass. Ben joined WCMU in December, 2015 as a general assignment reporter. Since then, Ben has won multiple statewide awards for his...

  • Reporter

    Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, based at the state capitol in Lansing. Her reports are heard daily on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan...

  • Music Director and Host

    Hired in 1990 at WCMU, David served for 11 years as the main host of "Nightside Jazz and Blues." He was named News Director and served as local "Morning Edition" host in 2001, winning several awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters...

  • Student Reporter and Host

    Devon Rademacher is a reporter for WCMU's award-winning news department, covering stories throughout central and northern Michigan. She also serves as a weekend and evening  on-air host. 

    Devon is currently a senior at Central Michigan...

  • Student Host

    Donovan Boxey is the senior host on WCMU’s Nightside Jazz & Blues. Donovan has been one of the Nightside hosts for almost three years, and is about to begin his senior year at Central Michigan University, where he is majoring in Music...

  • Student Host and Production Assistant

    Jared Fritsma is an on-air host for WCMU, working primarily on weekends and during the evening hours. He also works as a production assistant, making sure the correct programs and promos are ready to go on air every day. He also works as an...

  • Student Host

    Jeff Patton is a host of WCMU's Nightside Jazz and Blues. He also hosts various programs during the evenings and weekends. 

    Jeff Patton is a third-year student at Central Michigan University, studying Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts....

  • Student Host

    Katie Krawetzke is the newest student host at WCMU. You hear her every Saturday and Sunday morning, as well as during various programs during evenings on weeknights. Katie is working on earning her Ph.D from Central Michigan University.

  • Student On-Air Host

    Michael Hamilton is a host of Nightside Jazz and Blues on WCMU, and serves as local host during various national programs. Michael is also a senior at Central Michigan University, studying Instrumental Music Education. He hopes to teach in a...

  • Host

    Mike Horace worked at WCMU as a student reporter in the late-2000s, and was hired full time by the station in April, 2012. He began as a general assignment reporter, and eventually began anchoring middays, delivering news and information during...

  • Host, Destination Out

    Mike Johnston is the host of 'Destination Out,' which airs each Sunday evening at 11pm. Mike also teaches music history courses at Delta College and Mid Michigan Community College. 

    Mike is a community volunteer who first started at WCMU...

  • Capitol Bureau Chief and Reporter

    Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

  • Program Director and Host

    Rick Westover began his career at WCMU in 1999, when he was hired as a student host of 'Nightside Jazz and Blues.' He also began reading local news and weather during the noon hour, which led to a full time position as local host of 'All Things...

  • Host

    Robert Barclay launched "The Juke Joint" broadcast on WCMU in April 1985. It has been a Sunday night fixture from 8:00-11:00 pm ever since. A devoted listener dubbed him the "Duke of Juke." He includes nearly a century's worth of blues history...

  • Host, The Children's Bookshelf

    Sue Ann Martin is professor emerita of Communication and Dramatic Arts and the founding and past Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  She first became interested in children...

  • Host

    When Susan McTaggart-Dennis first came to WCMU over 30 years ago, she was pursuing a degree in Biology and was an avid listener to the "new" public radio station in town. Delighted to hear there was an opportunity to volunteer at the station,...

  • Host and Marketing Representative

    Tom Ball is the host of 'Homespun' on WCMU, and is also a marketing representative for the station. He is responsible for securing program sponsorships for both WCMU Public Radio and WCMU Public Television. 

    Tom has been married for...