KSDJ 2020-2021 Staff

This year is a mix of old and new faces at KSDJ, all working to make this the best year for the station!

Tori Berndt  - Station Manager

About:

I am the station manager at KSDJ. I conduct weekly staff meetings and make sure everyone is on track with their goals and duties. With that I also check the station feed and mark down the station’s feed numbers weekly. I am a senior journalism major with minors in communications and agricultural marketing. I am the president of the journalism club as well as a production assistant for On Call with Prairie Doc. I love eating and cooking almost anything!! My favorite food is definetly mashed potatoes.

What is your favorite genre of music?

My favorite artist is Morgan Wallen, I love all of his songs and he has such a good voice. The best concert I went to was definetly Brett Young or Kane Brown. I loved it because they were great preformers as well as I went to the concerts with great friends. My favorite genre of music is country or pop. I listen to absolutely everything but it seems like country always works its way into all of my playlists.

Megan Janssen - Program Director

About:

I’m Megan, a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in History and Marketing. As the Program Director, I get to work directly with our station’s DJs, making sure their shows are running smoothly. I also get to help schedule all of the programs running on the station. When I'm not working at KSDJ, I am part of the ASL Club and Jacks For Life. I like to spend my time watching movies with my roommates and eating ice cream!

What is your favorite genre of music?

My all-time favorite band is the Eagles! They have the coolest sound that is a little bit of country, rock, and more! My favorite song by them is "Take It Easy."

Kadi Terca - Comm. Director

About:

Hi! I'm Kadi and I am the Communications Director for KSDJ. I am in charge of running the website, social media pages, and making graphics for KSDJ! I'm a sophomore and majoring in Public Relations and Communications. I have my own Youtube channel where I upload videos every week! I also enjoy photography, crafts, and exercising! 

What is your favorite band?

I don't really have a favorite band. I enjoy a huge variety of music. I listen to country, today's hits, rap, rock, and 70's music. It really depends on what kind of mood I'm in or what I am doing for me to decide what I am going to listen to! 

Carter Schmidt - News Director

About:

I am working with KSDJ for the first year as the news director. I am in charge of updating news for station that will play over the air. I am a junior journalism and communications double major with a minor in marketing. I also work for KELOLAND News as an intern and on campus with SDSU athletics as a broadcast services assistant and with Yeager Media Center with On Call with the Prairie Doc. On campus, I am also a part of Journalism Club and Lambda Pi Eta. I also own my own Mobile DJ Service, where I DJ weddings, proms, etc. In my free time, I enjoy being with friends, biking, hiking, fishing and doing wood projects.

What is your favorite genre of music?

I don’t really have a favorite band, but I enjoy all types of music. Since I DJ for many different types of events, I have to be well rounded when it comes to my music choices. However, the best concert I attended was definetly Thomas Rhett. The concert was amazing and I won the front row tickets for free. My favorite music genre is a mix of today’s country, pop, hip-hop and classic rock. However, I’ll listen to anything if I can vibe with it.

Clayton Sorum - Sports Director

About:

My name is Clayton Sorum I grew up on my family farm just south of Canton South Dakota. I am a senior agricultural education major and am the sports director for KSDJ. My job requires me to stay up to date with SDSU sports teams and help coordinate the sports team. I am also involved in Little I, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and, South Dakota FFA. On the weekends you can find me fishing with my friends, sailing, or playing guitar.

What is your favorite genre of music?

Favorite band- turnpike troubadours

Best concert- 3 part show- Cam, Old Diminion, and Dan and Shay

Favorite Genre- Texas Southern Style of Country music or 90’s country- tells a story

Hayden Woods-Station Engineer

About:

My name is Hayden Woods, and I’m the station engineer for KSDJ. I have a lot of experience in the music industry and have worked on many production crews for a lot of different artists. I have an education in audio engineering and am now working on getting my bachelor’s degree in Aviation Education here at SDSU. I love technology and music, so I feel right at home working for KSDJ. If you like airplanes or tech stuff come talk to me!

What is your favorite genre of music?

My favorite genre of music is EDM because it has so many different moods and is really fun to play as a DJ. I like many other genres, but I think electronic music will always have a special place for me.

Susan Smith 
Station Advisor:

As station advisor, Susan guides the KSDJ staff directors and DJs with her profound advice and answers any questions they may have. She's a hysterical human being and truly a joy to work with.

Susan's Duties:

Susan is the backbone of the KSDJ staff. She supports everyone and attends weekly meetings with new projects and fun activities. 

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