Meet the Staff
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Name: Chris Andrade
Year at Southern: Second
Major: Violin Performance - Pre-med track
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Other Places Lived: Mantena, MG, Brazil
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, gaming, parkour
Current Favorite Book: Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-Jin, The Noble House, Brave New World, Harry Potter series, Macbeth, Invisible Man
Current Favorite Movies: Matrix, The Prestige, Inception, Shutter Island, The Dark Knight
Favorite Composers: Verdi, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, Liszt, Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky
My Other Favorite Things: Playing violin, writing and arranging music
Name: Evan Chung
Year at Southern: Freshman
Majors: Biochemistry, Business
Hometown: Dalton, GA
Other Places Lived: Gainsville, FL San Diego, CA
Hobbies: Music, sports, video games
Current Favorite Book: The Hobbit, The Appeal, Out of the Silent Planet
Current Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Spirited Away, Letters from Iwo Jima
Favorite Composers: Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saëns, Justin Hisaishi
My Other Favorite Things: Working at WSMC (of course)
Name: Brenden Dodd
Year at Southern: Second
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Other Places Lived: Collegedale, TN
Hobbies: Writing, reading, hiking, playing banjo
Current Favorite Book(s):Book Thief, Temeraire Series Current
Current Favorite Movie(s): Inception, Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Composers: Bach, Debussy, and Whitacre
My Other Favorite Things: All things with 6 or more legs, camping, airsoft, clocks, and Star Wars.
Name: Joshua Garrett Farnsworth
Year at Southern: Third
Hometown: DeQueen, AR
Other Places Lived: St. Joseph, Michigan; Cookeville, Tennessee; Calhoun, Georgia
Hobbies: Singing, Playing Guitar
Favorite Book: Wild at Heart
Favorite Composers: Mozart, Puccini, Verdi
My Other Favorite Things: Food
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Name: Justin Hernandez
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Name: Mariah Hilsmann
Year at Southern: Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Myers, FL
Other Places Lived: Orlando, FL; Wisconsin; Tennessee
Hobbies: photography, reading, music, theater
Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit
Favorite Movies: Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Anastasia, classic Disney movies, Frozen
Favorite Composers: Bach, Beethoven
Other Favorite Things: Netflix marathons, surpassing my peers, adventure, swinging, fresh baked bread, Chicago, cheetahs, ice cream, robin's egg blue, good hair days, swishy dresses, singing with woodland animals
Name: Josue Loyola-Roncal
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Name: Lindsey Mitchell
Year at Southern: Sophpmore
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Other Places Lived: Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee
Hobbies: Baking, Reading, Playing the piano, Traveling abroad, Camping, Yoga
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter Series, Gone with the Wind
Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings Favorite Composers: Debussy, Chopin, Liszt
My Other Favorite Things: Coldplay, Tree houses, Rain, Fine cheeses, Dark chocolate, Color-coordinated closets
Name: Tyler Rand
Year at Southern: Senior
Major: Music Theory/Literature B.S. and Psychology B.A.
Hometown: Jefferson, Massachusetts
Other Places Lived: Tokyo, Japan
Hobbies: Collecting sheet music, running, reading, trying new foods, cooking, oboe
Favorite Books: Alas, Babylon; To Kill a Mockingbird; Les Miserables; and the Letters of Robert Schumann
Favorite Movies: The Terminal; Spirited Away; Paris, j'taime; Slumdog Millionaire; Memoirs of a Geisha; and V for Vendetta
Favorite Composers: Barber, Copland, Ravel, Scriabin, Mendelssohn, Gordon Jacob, Shostakovich, Schoenberg, Philip Glass, John Adams, Mahler, Richard Strauss
My Other Favorite Things: Indie and Folk music, driving, New England, Middle Eastern food, and travelling abroad
Robby Raney IV
Name:Robby Raney IV
Year at Southern: Fourth
Major(s): Music Education
Minor(s): History, Religion
Hometown: Collegedale, TN
Other Places Lived: Union Springs, NY; Freeport, ME
Hobbies: Singing! Playing the organ, watching old movies (and listening to old time radio programs), writing, researching Bach, Beethoven and Brahms
Current Favorite Book(s): How to Learn Any Language by Barry Farber, Star Trek: Imzadi, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
Current Favorite Movie(s): Unexpected Uncle and The More the Merrier (both starring Charles Coburn)
Favorite Composers: Mallotte, Beethoven, Bach, Elgar, Faure, Berlin, Cohan, Chopin, Smetana, Sibelius
My Other Favorite Things: The Waltons, Crocheting and Baking Cookies
Scott’s an odd mixture of a lot of things. Born a Yankee, he does his best to fit in as a Southern gentleman despite his dry sense of humor. He grew up in New York and graduated from the University of Delaware with a dual bachelor’s degree in business and economics. He then worked in market research on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and fell madly in love with his wife, Brenda. They moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was the business manager for two radio stations for six years.
Brenda gave birth to their first child, prompting a move back to the Eastern Shore to open a daycare center just in time for their second child. After running the daycare center for 10 years, they relocated to Chattanooga to be near Southern Adventist University.
As the general manager for WSMC, Scott oversees all operations of the station. In his spare time—apart from tasks in administration, engineering, finance, marketing, programming, and WSMC's website (and if he can sneak out of meetings and phone calls)—he spends time working directly with membership and planned giving and spreading the word about WSMC in the community. He sees WSMC making a difference in the area, building bridges between generations, and being an entertainment option that encourages lifelong learning while being free from commercial clutter and offensive material.
In his personal time, Scott thoroughly enjoys annoying his children with lectures about good morals, playing with his three dogs, reading novels about international espionage, analyzing bizarre facts, and dreaming about new types of gooey chocolate cake.
Emily graduated from Southern Adventist University with a degree in Music Theory & Literature. Having started violin lessons at a young age, her passion for classical music has increased to include not only performance but also musicology, with a particular fondness for Russian literature. She is an active violist and violinist, playing in chamber and orchestral ensembles in the local community.
In addition to hosting Classical Commute each weekday morning from 7 to 9, Emily is also the host and producer of Local Evening Concert broadcasts featuring the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, String Theory at the Hunter, the Chattanooga Bach Choir, and others. In her role as Operations Manager, she maintains relationships with listeners, schedules on-air promotion, monitors program subscriptions, and maintains the website, all with the help of a great team of student announcers and production staff.
Born in Colorado, Emily has lived in many places around the US, but claims the Pacific Northwest as home, making efforts to visit there as often as possible. In general, she loves travel, along with dessert, singing, biking, skiing, backpacking, running, chamber music, peanut butter, and do-it-yourself projects. She is also on an ongoing quest to climb (or “climb”) the highest point in each state. It is her lifelong dream to bike the road from Sevastopol to Yalta in Ukraine.