88.1 The ’Burg employs CWU students every year to assist with the many facets of station operations.

Music Programming Coordinator

Name : Tim Mitchell
Phone : (509) 963-2284

Hey everyone, I’m Tim Mitchell, the music programming coordinator here at 88.1 The ‘Burg! I’m currently a sophomore here at CWU and this is my second year of being a part of the radio station program. Music is a major part of my life and I love listening to it, playing it, teaching it, and writing it. I also enjoy hiking, exploring, and getting outside on sunny days. Here at The ‘Burg, I am your go-to for submitting music as well as finding out what stuff is popular in the world of radio. Feel free to talk to me anytime!

Brand Coordinator

Name : Connie Morgan
Phone :

Happy to be back at the ‘Burg for my third year in a new position as the Brand Coordinator, I am Connie Morgan. I oversee promotions, marketing, and brand imaging here at the station and would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding those topics. Academically, I am a senior Economics and PR major and am a student-athlete as a proud member of the CWU track and XC team. If you like indie stuff you can catch me on my show, Mondays, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a healthy dose of electronic infused rock. Peace baby!

Promotions Coordinator

Name : Sawyer Schilperoort
Phone : (509) 963-2175

HELLO FRIENDS!!! My name is Sawyer Schilperoort and I am the Promotions Manager here at 88.1 THE ‘BURG. I am a sophomore this year and I plan on majoring in Secondary Mathematical Education with a minor in Communications. It is my job to set up, organize and execute any and all of The ‘Burgs events. If you can book it,we can do it!

Underwriting Coordinator

Name : Elena Larrabee
Phone : (509) 963-2423

Hello there! My name is Elena, and when I’m not restoring classic cars or learning to read minds as a psych major, I’ll be here in the ‘Burg office communicating with our wonderful sponsors as your Underwriting Coordinator. I am here to help promote the great businesses and organizations that support us here at 88.1, and I’m excited to be a part of the team that makes the ‘Burg happen.

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Broadcast IT Associate

Name : Tanner Richey
Phone : (509) 963-3388

Tanner Richey is currently on air Thursday nights and will be starting this fall as the Broadcast IT Associate.

Broadcast Engineering Assistant

Name : Stephanie Smith
Phone : (509) 963-3388

Hello Burg Listeners, I’m Stephanie Smith, the Assistant Broadcast Engineer here at The ‘Burg, I am working on a bachelors in Electronic Engineering Technology as well as a Minor in Computer Science and Math. When I’m not at The ‘Burg or hitting the books I enjoy playing video games, listening to bands like blessthefall, Alexisonfire, Bring Me the Horizon and Greeley Estates, or reading manga such as Fish Eye Placebo, and research articles on H+.

Production Coordinator

Name : Jerrod Maples
Phone : (509) 963-2186

Hey guys! I’m Jerrod Maples, a Mechanical Engineering major here at CWU. I have been at the ‘Burg for three years as a volunteer DJ and have recently taken on the position as a Production Assistant. I wanted to join the ‘Burg team because I have a deep passion for everything that is EDM and for music in general. I’m very fortunate to have gotten the position as a Production Coordinator because I just want to surround my life with music and awesome people, and the ‘Burg has both! If you love EDM, mind blowing bass, dirty beats, and weekly ticket giveaways, then I highly encourage you to check out my show, The Friday Night Dubspot, on Fridays from 8pm-10pm.

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News & Public Affairs Coordinator

Name : Rachel Cizek
Phone : (509) 963-1619

Hey everyone! I am the News and Public Affairs Coordinator at 88.1 The ‘Burg. I’m a senior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration. I was the Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper and also worked for NewsWatch at CWU. I love journalism, so I’m excited to get to know the radio side of it! Aside from work and school, I love dancing, reading, walking my dog and watching TV shows like 30 Rock and Psych. Contact me if you have any ideas for stories or documentaries for Central Scoop!


Name : Tayler Shaindlin
Phone : (509) 963-1619

Hi Guys, Tayler here! I’m a sophomore here at Central and have been with the Burg since last Winter. I started out with a monday night show, but since being promoted to paid staff in the news department, I’ve moved to thursdays and double shows on fridays, where I host the new friday edition of news central. Being a theatre major and a communication minor, I’m a big lover of telling stories and News is a perfect way to do it. Outside of school and the ‘Burg, I take opera lessons, play the ukulele, and love to waste away the hours on netflix. My life is crazy, but I love every minute of it!

Training and Development Coordinator

Name : Tom Sample
Phone : (509) 963-2246

Hello Ellensburg! My name is Tom and I am the training and development coordinator here at 88.1 The Burg. I am a senior this year, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Administrative Management. I volunteered at the station for about a year and half, hosting my own classic rock show as “The Mountain Man,” before immersing myself further in the station as the TD Coordinator last summer. If you are interested in becoming a Live DJ, or just want to talk legendary classic rock, I am the guy to talk to!


Name : Peter Ortega
Phone : (509) 963-2246

I’ve been involved with The ‘Burg for a year and half now. Hip-Hop has been my love and will forever. I’m a trainer here at The ‘Burg and I’m P-Lo, the flyest hip-hop DJ on the airwaves. I am a tall 6 foot 3 cup of brown sugar, born in West Seattle, raised in Tacoma and I will love the 253 forever. I love this job.


Name : Ethan Enstad
Phone : (509) 963-2246

Hello everyone!!! I’m Ethan Enstad and a sophomore here at Central Washington University. I have been a volunteer DJ for this fantastic radio station since the beginning of my freshman year and received the job as a trainer that next spring. I’m a big sports fan and wish to go into the field of Communications, specifically sports radio. So if you have any interest in coming through the training process or just kicking back and talkin’ some ball, I’m your guy.


Name : Tyler LaMont
Phone : (509) 963-2246

Office Coordinator

Name : Jillian Guernsey
Phone : (509) 963-2283

Jillian Guernsey will start as Office Coordinator this fall.

Graphics Designer

Name: Jessi Miracle

Jessi Miracle starts this fall as our Graphics Designer.

Nick Oliver

Brand Assistant

Name: Nick Oliver

HELLO EVERYONE !!! My name is Nick Oliver i am a Core Staff Assistant in the Brand department here at 88.1 the burg. I am a sophomore Broadcast Journalism Major and i hope to one day have a career as a Radio DJ. i love Doing anything at The Burg and as a result i spend just about 85% my time at the radio station. weather it be volunteering at promotions or working in the office with the Brand Department i love being involved in every aspect of the burg. in my free time i usually spend time at the station just to help wherever help is needed and if I’m not in the station then i am in class or something is wrong, so if you come into the station and you see me feel free so say “whats up !”. as for the little time i am not in the station I am usually doing homework, Rocking out to my awesome record collection, or sleeping.

Music Programming Assistant

Name: Tim Nakhisa

Tim Nakhisa will be returning this fall as Assistant Music Director.

Core Staff Assistant

Name: Russell Widner

My name is Russell Widner. I am the Core Staff Assistant and I am always happy to help anyone that comes through the Burg doors. I am at Central to earn a degree as a high school English teacher, but music has always been a passion of mine. Feel free to say hi to me whenever you see me.

Production Assistant

Name: Samuel James

I’m Sam James, a core staff assistant here at KCWU. I started working for The Burg’ in May, 2013. I’m a freshman in the Flight Technology program going for a Professional Pilot major. I’ve been flying since I was about 10 years old, and I finally got my private pilot certificate just over two years ago, in September, 2011. During my formative years, when I wasn’t daydreaming about flying or ogling at sweet airplanes, I loved anything to do with music. I’ve been playing trumpet for about 8 years, and drums for about 6. Late in my sophomore year of high school I got into recording in a big way, which brought me to 88.1. My other job is a pretty significant departure from The Burg’: one weekend a month, I become a Senior Airman in the Air Force Reserve. I work as an Air Transportation Apprentice in the 446th Airlift Wing at McChord Field, where I hope to someday fly the C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane. When I’m not studying, working, or flying, I enjoy shooting pool, swimming, and a little off-roading now and then in my big green Bronco.