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.
Lea retired from a life of engineering touring live sound concerts and live sporting events to return to her hometown and to a radio station where it all started. She loves WMSV, kayaking, playing disc golf, and flying impractical kites. She believes in running with scissors and that there are at least three ways to spell any word. She has never been a millionaire but she is pretty sure that she would be great at it -- given the opportunity.
One of the newest additions to the WMSV staff, Bronson is a unique individual with a love for sports cars, animals, and all things literature. A senior, he is finishing his major in Communications with an emphasis in broadcasting. He also works for Hail State Productions as a sports cameraman. His team works together to produce successful broadcasts of MSU sporting events that air live on the SEC on ESPN Network. Bronson has a passion for storytelling and loves to spend his time working out, writing fiction, driving his new Camaro, spending time with his family and handicapped dog, and visiting the beach and Walt Disney World.
Julia is a senior in the International Business program at MSU. She hates pina coladas, getting caught in the rain and authority.
Hannah Vandie is a junior 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.
Gavin Wasson is a senior majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. He would like to take this time to apologize for the quality of his radio broadcasting. He tries really hard and appreciates people who say he does well out of pity. He enjoys trees, hiking, the theatre arts, and people saying he's a swell radio personality.
Vinny Brocato is as currently a junior 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 at 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.
Jackson Ledford is a senior here at MSU where he plans to graduate with a major in Computer Science. Here at WMSV Jackson wears many hats, as he works as a radio DJ , keeps up the webistie you see before you , and provides the updates for the sports segment on Observations from MSU.If you are ever in need of the right tunes to study to or maybe you need to jam to the radio as you drive late at night just tune in to WMSV and Jackson will provide you with all the great world class music you seek.