I took over as General Manager at 91.1 FM in July of 2015. Previously, I served as News and Public Affairs Director at WMSV. I'm a graduate of Mississippi State University and a lifelong Mississippian. My goal is to make sure our station is highly effective every day in providing MSU, Starkville and the Golden Triangle with the best mix of music, news and info on local events.
On the weekends, you can catch me at Davis Wade Stadium doing the public address announcing for Mississippi State football or on the SEC Network+ broadcasting MSU softball and soccer. When I'm not working, I enjoy worshipping and serving at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville and hanging out with my family.
Meghan Wolf is a senior at Mississippi State University majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations. She joined the WMSV staff in 2016 and serves as the Public Affairs Coordinator. She also serves on the Executive Staff for New Maroon Camp- and if you're an incoming freshman/transfer student then sign up for this!
Danielle Brown is a senior communication major at Mississippi State. She love cats, long walks on the beach, and loudly screaming into the abyss (AHHHHHHH!). At WMSV, she is the lead news producer for Obersevations from MSU. After she graduates, she hope to get a job in social media management.
Maggie Thomas is a senior at Mississippi State University majoring in communication with a concentration in broadcasting and minoring in sociology. She joined the WMSV staff in December 2016 as the international news reporter. She now works as the local news reporter and runs WMSV's social media. Maggie hopes to combine her passions for public radio and education and one day have a career as an education correspondent for a public radio station.
Colin McCawley is a senior at Mississippi State studying communication. He is a graduate of Chapin High School in Chapin, South Carolina. Colin works as our Business news correspondent for Observations from MSU. Colin joined our team after a freak accident, when he was hit by lightning and bitten by a cobra. He blacked out and saw images of ancient shaolin temples and monks mastering the art of kung-fu and knew that WMSV was the place to be. Colin also works for WOBV channel 5 TV Station at Starkville UMC and also is an Anchor for Take30 News at the MSU TV Center. Colin loves hunting and fishing. Colin also loves to eat, drink, and breath. Listen for him weekdays on Observations from MSU and as a DJ for our 91.1 Countdown.
Hannah Vandie is a sophomore Communications major with a concentration in broadcasting. She is a passionate country singer/songwriter who also encourages others to follow their own dreams. She actively supports charities in fields of animal welfare and anti- bullying. With her own song called "Dark Horses" the video contains animals and is about bullying. She co-wrote the song around the time she was bullied herself. She says, "I know what it's like to feel a little different, so I fully support anyone else who stands out and chooses to go their own path. I want to be a Voice for the Unspoken." Hannah is also the host of StarkVegas Spotlight, which highlights musicians and their music.
Jarrius Carter is a senior communication major studying public relations. He started working at WMSV fall of his junior year at Mississippi State broadcasting Columbus high football and basketball games as well as a DJ. Carter also works in the union as an audio-visual tech for the Colvard Student Union. In his free time Carter is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, and was a member of involvement ambassadors. Outside of school Carter is a Photographer as well as a tailor. Upon graduation Carter plans to work for a radio station in New York and one day own his own radio station.
Vinny Brocato is as currently a sophomore majoring in history at Mississippi State. He has a very close connection to Starkville, living there his whole life, as well as with his amazingly supportive family. As a history major, Vinny spends most of his days reading articles and books, as well as writing essays on everything history related. When he is not hitting the books or an on- air DJ air WMSV, Vinny enjoys playing video games, collectible card and table top games, and he can often times be found at gigs and concerts happening around Starkville, whether it be performing with his band Girl Skouts, or supporting any and all local artists.
Michael Garlotte is a senior Computer science major here at Mississippi State University with aspirations to one day work for the Walt Disney Company as an Imagineer. He also is the producer of the weekend show 'The 91.1 Countdown', which showcases the top 15 tracks of the week here at WMSV. His week-day show 'Ladies and Gentlemen' with Michael Garlotte is more than just a radio show, it's a conversation. From 8:00 p.m. - midnight, Michael serenades your ears with your favorite AAA tunes along with some favorites of his own. Feel free to join the conversation by tweeting him or calling in if you so choose. Every day is different so always be sure to tune in!
I am the WMSV Jazz Sunday DJ. I joined the bunch of jazz DJ's in 2004, and now I'm the remaining one. I have been a jazz fan since I my undergraduate days when jazz fusion ruled. I enjoy discovering the breadth and depth of jazz, and attempting to make interesting and entertaining Jazz Sunday programs. Also, I have a great excuse to buy more albums. I was a research faculty member in the Bagley College of Engineering, quite long enough to retire. @johnluthe (photo by former dj Scott Lipsey)