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Roger LaMay

General Manager

  • Greatest Songs
  • Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
  • Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
  • The Who - Won't get Fooled Again
  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
  • Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
  • Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
  • Patti Smith - Free Money
  • Grateful Dead - Bertha
  • Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
  • Chuck Berry - Maybelline


  • Worst Songs
  • Baja Men - Who Let the Dogs Out
  • Olivia Newton John - Lets get Physical
  • Huey Lewis - Heart of Rock & Roll
  • Kenny Rogers - The Deal
  • Richard Harris - McArthur Park

Bruce Warren

Assistant Station Manager

  • Greatest Songs
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  • Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
  • Derek & The Dominos - Layla
  • The Beatles - Let it Be
  • Simon & Garfunkle - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
  • Neil Young - Southern Man
  • U2 - One
  • Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime


  • Worst Songs
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
  • Jefferson Starship - We Built This City
  • Limp Bizkit - Nookie
  • Nickelback - Rockstar
  • The Escape Club - Wild Wild West

Andrew Davis

Broadcast Engineer

  • Greatest Songs
  • Derek and the Dominos - Layla
  • Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
  • The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
  • Prince - Little Red Corvette
  • The Replacements - Unsatisfied
  • Van Morrison - Caravan
  • The Beach Boys - In My Room
  • Bob Marley - Turn Your Lights Down Low
  • The Impressions - Keep On Pushing
  • Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds


  • Worst Songs
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Adele - Rumor Has It
  • Delta Rae - Bottom Of The River
  • Train - Hey, Soul Sister
  • Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer

Brian Divver

I.T. Communication Analyst

  • Greatest Songs
  • Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
  • The Black Crowes - My Morning Song
  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  • The Rolling Stones - Can't ya Hear Me Knockin'
  • Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
  • Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
  • Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love
  • The Doors - The End
  • Motorhead - Ace Of Spades


  • Worst Songs
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  • The Police - Roxanne
  • Aerosmith - Pink
  • Starship - We Built This City
  • Nickelback - Rockstar

Carina Giamerese

World Cafe Line Producer

  • Greatest Songs
  • Radiohead - The National Anthem
  • The Books - Be Good To Them Always
  • Bjork - Hyperballad
  • Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
  • Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit
  • Wilco - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
  • The Beatles - Abbey Road Medley
  • Nina Simone - Do I Move You
  • Yo La Tengo - Cherry Chapstick
  • Elton John - Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding


  • Worst Songs
  • Florence & The Machines - Shake It Off
  • Beyonce - Halo
  • Mavis Staples - Can You Get To That
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
  • Jordin Sparks - No Air

Cat Ricketts

Volunteer & Student Coordinator

  • Greatest Songs
  • Sufjan Stevens - For The Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilatni
  • Patty Griffin - When It Don't Come Easy
  • Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
  • Paul Simon - Hearts and Bones
  • Gregory Alan Isakov - Big Black Car
  • Ingrid Michaelson - Wonderful Unknown
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
  • Bifrost Arts - Psalm 126


  • Worst Songs
  • Rebecca Black - Friday
  • Nickelback - How You Remind Me
  • Eiffel 65 - Blue
  • Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5

Emily Pavie

Member Services Assistant

  • Greatest Songs
  • Fka Twigs - Water Me
  • How To Dress Well - & It Was U
  • Grimes - Genesis
  • Sza - Julia
  • Jessy Lanza - Keep Moving
  • Kanye West - Bound 2
  • Asap Ferg - Shabba
  • Drake - Hold On
  • Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
  • Disclosure - Help Me Lose My Mind


  • Worst Songs
  • Magic - Rude
  • Hozier - Take Me To Church
  • Aloe Blacc - The Man
  • Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty
  • Avicii f/ Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up

Esperanza Flury

Assistant GM for Finance

  • Greatest Songs
  • John Lennon - Imagine
  • Ziggy Marley - Love is my Religion
  • Adele - Rolling in the deep
  • Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
  • Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
  • Bat for Lashes - Daniel
  • Amos - Arms of a Woman
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer - Still... you turn me on
  • Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
  • Cold Play - Magic


  • Worst Songs
  • Cher - believe
  • Abba - Dancing Queen

John Vettese

Editor of The Key

  • Greatest Songs
  • Patti Smith - Gloria
  • The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
  • Jackson Browne - These Days
  • The Mountain Goats - This Year
  • Bjork - Hyperballad
  • David Bowie - Starman
  • Pulp - Common People
  • Belle and Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
  • Arcade Fire - Wake Up
  • R.E.M. - These Days


  • Worst Songs
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  • The Beatles - Octopus' Garden
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • U2 - Lemon
  • Phish - David Bowie

Kimberly Junod

Senior Producer, World Cafe

  • Greatest Songs
  • U2 - So Cruel
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • Kristen Hersh - Your Ghost
  • Dawes - When My Time Comes
  • REM - Try Not to Breathe
  • Bjork - Hyperballad (Brodsky Quartet version)
  • Outkast - Hey Ya
  • Rhett Miller - Come Around
  • Goyte - Somebody That I Used to Know
  • The Clash - Train in Vain


  • Worst Songs
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
  • Los Del Rio - Macarena
  • Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On the Corner

Liz Scott

Member Benefits Coordinator

  • Greatest Songs
  • The Beatles - A Day In The Life
  • The Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
  • The Eagles - Hotel California
  • The Band - Atlantic City
  • Led Zeppelin - Going to California
  • The Allman Brothers Band - Blue Sky
  • Phish - The Wolfman's Brother
  • High Kick - Black Bear
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky
  • Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks


  • Worst Songs
  • The Eagles - Desperado
  • Robert Plant & Allison Krauss - Please Read The Letter
  • James Blunt - You're Beautiful
  • Train - Hey, Soul Sister
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On

Tess Coffey

Assistant to the GM

  • Greatest Songs
  • Love - You Set the Scene
  • Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Carry On
  • Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain - Closer to Home
  • Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile
  • Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino
  • LCD Soundsystem - Home
  • Elton John - Friends
  • The Beatles - Penny Lane
  • The Grateful Dead - Box Of Rain
  • The Bonzo Dog Band - The Intro and The Outro


  • Worst Songs
  • The Raspberries - Go All The Way

Tom Interrante

Director of Sales

  • Greatest Songs
  • Todd Rundgren - Real Man
  • Jackson Browne - In the Shape of a Heart
  • The Rolling Stones - Can't you hear me Knocking
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Here Comes My Girl
  • Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
  • Broken Bells - The High Road
  • The Pretenders - Night in my Veins
  • Sponge - Molly Sixteen Candles
  • The Airborne Toxic - Sometime Around Midnight
  • Prince - Little Red Corvette


  • Worst Songs
  • Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
  • Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA
  • Miley Cyrus - The Climb
  • Miley Cyrus - The Climb
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Wes Bower

Corporate Underwriting

  • Greatest Songs
  • Beatles - Hey Jude
  • Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
  • Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)
  • Neil Young - LIke a Hurricane
  • Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line
  • Tom Petty - American Girl
  • Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • Woodie Guthrie - This Land is Your Land
  • Ramones - I Wana Be Sedated


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