STAFF

Renae Vinzant
Station Manager

About:

Hello! I’m Renae Vinzant, a senior Advertising major with minors in marketing and social media. As the Station Manager, I’m in charge of maintaining the station. I help set goals with the other directors, plan our events throughout the 

year, and making sure the station has great content and is moving in a positive direction! Outside of KSDJ, I stay involved on campus with Staters for State, Journalism Club, and Advertising Club

Radio Show:

Weekend Things with Cameron & Renae. We talk about all the weekend activities going on at SDSU and in the Brookings Community. We also love to talk about random topics in our weekly coffee chats. We host giveaways every week on the KSDJ Facebook page!

 

Email Address: renae.vinzant@jacks.sdstate.edu

Best Concert I've Seen?

Last year I got the chance to see one of my favorite artists, Shania Twain. She put on a great show, and I love basically all of her songs. I also got to go with my dad and sister, so that was really fun!

Logan Haak
Program Director

About:

My name is Logan Haak, and I am a senior Sports and Recreation Management major with a minor in Broadcast Journalism. I currently work at KSDJ as the Program Director. For my job, I get to work directly with our station’s DJ’s making sure their

shows are running smoothly! Outside of KSDJ, I work as a research assistant and serve as the secretary for the Sports and  Recreation Club here at SDSU. I also love being outdoors and staying active, as well as being the world's best movie critique (in my own mind.) 

Radio Show:

Welcome to, “All Things Jacks!” I am here to address anything going on that is newsworthy on SDSU’s campus. Whether it be any big updates to the campus, any exciting events going on, or any SDSU story that our listeners should be hearing, you’ll hear it on “All Things Jacks.” With interviews from people of all departments and majors, you will hear dozens of different perspectives; all to create the best listening experience for our listeners.    

 

Email Address: logan.haak@jacks.sdstate.edu

What is your favorite genre of music?

My favorite genre of music will always differ from day to day. Music is music, I can't just pick one!

Megan Janssen
Communications Director

About:

Hi, I’m Megan, a sophomore Communication Studies major with a minor in History. At KSDJ, I’m in charge of all things communication and outreach. I get to run the social media sites and update this very website. When I'm not working at KSDJ, I am part of the Knitting Club and Jacks Give Back. I also spend my time watching movies with my suitemates and eating ice cream!

 

 

Radio Show:

My show, "A Step in Time" allows me to share my nerdy history knowledge with listeners. Some of it's fun, some of it's silly, but it's all history!

 

Email address: megan.janssen407@jacks.sdstate.edu

 

What is your favorite band?

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 of theirs is "Take It Easy."

Tori Berndt
News Director

About:

I am the News Director for KSDJ. As the News Director, I put news on the station daily and try to get interviews with people to get our station’s listeners up to date on current events! I am a Sophomore/Junior Journalism major. I am the Public Relations Director of the journalism club as well. I LOVE food and am always eating, I love to watch and play sports and hang out with friends.

Radio Show:

"Trends with S&T" involves clothing, movies, TV, music, slang words, pop culture trends/news, and much more! You can learn many new styles and trends in a short time frame of listening to our show! 

Email address: victoria.berndt@jacks.sdstate.edu

 

Best concert I've seen?

My favorite concert I have attended was Florida Georgia Line because it was so fun even though we had nosebleed seats. They just really preformed and made it fun to watch.

Ben Krueger
Sports Director

About:

As the sports director at KSDJ, my position includes covering all sports news for the radio station here at SDSU as well as doing a talk show every week. I also broadcast live sporting events for the SDSU teams. I am a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Broadcasting, as well as in Communications Studies. My hobby is sports. Everything about sports.

Radio Show:

My show focuses on covering sports news first at the campus level at SDSU, and then at a national level with breaking headlines and things like that.

Email address: benjamin.krueger@jacks.sdstate.edu

 

What is your favorite band?

My favorite band of all time is LANY because they have amazing music that isn't well known and a lot of relatable lyrics with a really unique sound.

Hayden Woods
Sound Director

About:

My name is Hayden Woods, and I’m the sound director for KSDJ. I’m from Austin Texas and moved up to South Dakota about a year and a half ago. 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!

 

Radio Show:

My show, “Boiz World” is a show hosted by DJ Boi Woodz and showcases a mix of electronic music to get your weekend started!

Email address: aaron.woods@jacks.sdstate.edu

What is your favorite genre?

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.

Jacob Womack
Music Director

About:

My name is Jacob Womack, and I'm the Music Director at KSDJ. Every Friday afternoon, I make sure the latest rock and alternative songs are being put on the air for Brookings to enjoy. I'm a senior Speech Education major. I student teach at BHS, and I'm in both of the fall plays on campus and Jumpin' Jacks Improv. When I get the time, I rock climb at the wellness center, too.

Radio Show:

My show is called "Friday Mornings with Jacob Womack." It is on . . . Friday mornings (10 to 12). I talk about extremely informative and valuable content with absolutely no sarcastic undertones or useless information whatsoever. 

Email address: jacob.womack@jacks.sdstate.edu

 

What is your favorite band?

My favorite band is hands-down The Smashing Pumpkins. They were my first big concert, and the array of emotions they can convey in their music is unbelievable. 

Isabel Davidson
Marketing Director

About:

Hi! My name is Isabel Davidson and I’m the Marketing Director this year for KSDJ. I’m a sophomore this year majoring in Agriculture Business. As the Marketing Director I help the Communications Director with multiple tasks, such as helping run the Facebook page, creating posters, and taking notes

during meetings. Outside of KSDJ, I like to hunt, fish, take pictures, watch movies, and hang out with friends and family. I’m also the Treasurer for Turning Point USA, and am part of Dairy Club, Shooting sports club, and fishing club.

 

Radio Show:

My show is called "Monday Madness" where I co-host with my friend Kenzie. We talk about everything from advice, to funny stories, to memes. Listen in to us on Mondays from 11-1.

Email address: isabel.davidson@jacks.sdstate.edu

 

Who is your favorite artist?

My favorite artist is Chris Stapleton, and he is definitely the best concert I have ever been to. He is a mix of old school country, with some blues/jazz to him too.

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 truely a joy to work with.

 

Susan Duties

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

 

susan.smith@sdstate.edu