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

Nick Oliver

Assistant Program Director

Name: Nick Oliver

HELLO EVERYONE !!! My name is Nick Oliver i am the Assistant Program Director here at 88.1 The ‘Burg. I am a 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. Whether it be volunteering at promotions or working in the office 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 to 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.

Brand Manager

Name : Elena Larrabee
Phone : (509) 963-2246

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 coordinating with our wonderful community as your Brand Manager. 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.

Graphic Designer

Name: Jessi Miracle

Hey I’m Jessi Miracle, the Graphic Designer for the Burg team! I’m majoring in Graphic Design (whoa surprise!) and I’m currently in my junior year. The Burg is an AWESOME place to work at since the team is so energetic and passionate about what they do.
I definitely feel right at home here!

Music Director

Name: Timo Nakhisa
Phone : (509) 963-2284


My name is Timo Nakhisa and I am the Music Director here at 881 The ‘Burg. I mainly specialize in the realms of world, top 40, rhythmic and urban genres. I love this job because it gives me opportunities to get involved in the music business in a professional manner.

Some of the day to day activities that I do being a MD includes screening music that record labels sends us, arranging artists interviews, blogs, podcasts and many more.

I also try and help out our DJs with any questions they have regarding the music play or anything about their show that they may be uncertain of. Another goal of the Music Department is we want to build a local music scene (show) so if you know a local artist trying to get air play on the radio, let us know.

P.S The show that I host is on Sundays 2-4pm, Reggae Lovers (Genre: Reggae)

Music Programming Coordinator

Name : Tanner Chambers
Phone : (509) 963-2284

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!

News Coordinator

Name : Matt Morse
Phone : (509) 963-1619

My goal is to bring you the most current news from 12-1pm on News Central. Be sure to tune in and stay informed!

News Reporter

Name :Tim Mitchell
Phone : (509) 963-1619
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.


Office Coordinator

Name : Jacqueline Hendrickson
Phone : (509) 963-2283

My name is Jacqueline Hendrickson. Here at The Burg I get to do all the fun stuff like take notes at the meetings and chase people down to sign their time cards. It’s been really awesome working here so far and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year!

Production Coordinator

Name : Sam James
Phone : (509) 963-2186

I’m Sam James, Production Coordinator here at KCWU. I started working for The ‘Burg in May, 2013. I’m 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.

Production Assistant



Promotions Coordinator

Name : Marissa Anthony
Phone : (509) 963-2175

HELLO FRIENDS!!! I am the Promotions Manager here at 88.1 THE ‘BURG.  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!

Jeff MacMillan

Sports Coordinator

Name: Jeff MacMillan

Jeff is really sporty!

Tayler Shaindlin

Station Imaging & Public Affairs Director

Name : Tayler Shaindlin
Phone : (509) 963-2283

Hi Guys, Tayler here! I’m the Imaging and Public affairs director. So basically I make the station sound good! All the sweepers, liners and public service announcements are my business.
I started out with a Monday night show, but since being promoted to paid staff, I’ve moved to Thursdays and Fridays, where I co-host the WakeUp Call. Being a theatre major and a communication minor, I’m a big lover of telling stories and station imaging 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 : Russell Widner
Phone : (509) 963-3348
My name is Russell Widner. I am the Training and Development Coordinator here at The Burg 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.


Name : Sophia Ferguson
Phone : (509) 963-3348
Also known as The Ferg’ on The ‘Burg

Traffic & Continuity Coordinator

Name: Jillian Guernsey
Phone: (509) 963-2423

Hey my name is Jillian Guernsey. I am the Traffic and Continuity Coordinator, which means I help with underwriting and I handle the billing and cash.
This is my second year at CWU and first year at The Burg! It’s been great so far, this is a super cool group of people to work with. I am planning on double majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies and Public Health, as well as minoring in Nonprofit Management. I hope to go into mental health awareness and advocacy.

Underwriting Coordinator

Phone: (509) 963-2423

The Underwriting Coordinator works with our sponsors to ensure their messages are heard on our station.


Core Staff Assistant

Name: Milagro Castilleja

Yo, Audiophilo Milo here, your friendly neighborhood core staff assistant. I help out in all the departments wherever I’m needed. And I like movies!