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WLTL Radio:  Empowering Students Since 1968

Here is the cool thing about being involved in WLTL.  Whether or not you go into radio or media isn't the most important part of being involved in WLTL.  The most important thing all of our students take away from their time here is the ability to be better communicators, business leaders and yes, even sometimes better leaders in the media field.

No matter what field you end up in, once you are a WLTL'er you are one for life!  If you ever were involved in WLTL and you are not in our Alumni Database, get us your info now!  Send your name, graduating year and email address to Chris Thomas at  

​We will then add you to our email list where you can find out about opportunities to continue to support WLTL, come back and host Alumni Shows and more!

WLTL - A Decade of Broadcasting (1978)

We recently unearthed this gem from 1978. A book put together by students to commemorate the first 10 years of WLTL.  

We hope you enjoy the memories and learning about WLTL!

WLTL Alumni in Media and Entertainment

While we are proud of all of our alumni, we always like to highlight those who have gone on to work in the media/entertainment field in some way, shape or form.  If this is you and your name isn't below let us know!  Contact Chris Thomas at with your current position, name, graduation year and any cool photos you have and we will get you up on the site ASAP!

More Alumni in Media & Entertainment
* next to name indicates they are now retired

Sean Ledigh '97 - Supervising Producer

WGN Television - Chicago, Illinois

Dave Juday '90 - Play-By-Play

The Pulse 88.7 - Phoenix, Arizona

Phil LeBeau '84 - Reporter

NBC News - New York, New York

Jessica Weber '96 - Music Executive

Co-Sign - Brooklyn, New York

Doug Schneider '79 - Reporter

Green Bay Gazette - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Evan Boyd '13 - Analyst

Stats Inc - Chicago, Illinois

Rick Blum '86 - Assignment Editor*

WISC Television - Madison, Wisconsin

T. Ryan Bode '13 - Producer

Fox 46 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Jacob Alderman '12 - Radio Software Engineer

Telos Alliance - Cleveland, Ohio

JoAnn Prihoda-Reece '74 - Television Engineer

WGN Television - Chicago, Illinois 

Nicholas Reczynski '05 - Editor

Warner Bros Animation - Los Angeles, California

Matt Dahl '03 - Podcast Host

Steve Dahl Podcast Network - Chicago, Illinois

Chris Thomas '97 - On-Air Host

InterFM 897 - Tokyo, Japan

Stuart Prentice '10 - Senior Account Executive

Nexxen - Chicago, Illinois

 Steve Darnell '82 - On-Air Personality

WDCB Radio - Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Mike Kamper '92 - Director of Audio

Telltale Games - San Rafael, CA

Dan Sweeney '76 - On-Air Personality

Syndicated Radio Show

Jack Patel '15 - Production Asst.

ESPN - Bristol, Connecticut 

Peter Ferro '91 - Mobile Unit Engineer

Chicago, Illinois

Amanda Vinicky '99 - Reporter

WTTW Television - Chicago, Illinois

Mikaela Larson '18 -  Business Analyst

Chicago Blackhawks - Chicago, Illinois

Lars Lonnroth '19 - Digital Content Producer

13 WMAZ TV - Macon, Georgia

Cam Ariana '11 - Account Executive

Overtime Sports - Brooklyn, New York

Greg Winegar '07 - Sr. Media Delivery Manager

Conversant - Chicago, Illlinois

Fred Moody '17 - Team Leader

Radio City Music Hall - New York, New York

Hunter Pendleton '15 - Drummer

Post Sex Nachos - Nashville, Tennessee

Camille Suknovich '13 - Producer

The Kitchen North America - Chicago, Illinois

Ryan Perri '05 - Promotions Producer

NBC 5 - Chicago, Illinois

John Spataro '09 - Dir. of Business Development

Allsides - Chicago, Illinois

Alex Holder '11 - VP of Digital Marketing

Concord Records - New York, New York

Bill Murdoch '83 - Chief Engineer

WGN Radio - Chicago, Illinois

David Gulik '05 - Audio Engineer

Jingle Punks - Los Angeles, California

Elif Geris '10 - Musician

Los Angeles, California

Kraig Kann '84 - Talk Show Host

SiriusXM - New York, New York

Mike Baker '79 - On-Air Personality

Syndicated Show - Chicago, Illinois

Brendan Greely '96 - Podcast Host

Steve Dahl Podcast Network - Chicago, Illinois

Jake Walcyzk '15 - Artist Management

Santa Monica, California

Katie Burns '10 - Principal Cellist

Denver (Colorado) Philharmonic Orchestra

Phil Hejtmanek '71 - On-Air Personality

WXPR Radio - Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Collin Thomas '13 - Audio Engineer

Lime Studios - Los Angeles, California

Mike Murphy '69 - Sports Talk Host*

ESPN Radio - Chicago, Illinois

Tom Meyer '71 - Investigative Reporter*

NBC 3 - Cleveland, Ohio

Ted Slowik '78 - Columnist*

Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Illinois

Claire Winegar '11 - Account Director

Weber Shandwick PR - Chicago, Illinois

Tom Moran '11 - Newswriter

NewsNation - Chicago, Illinois

Madison Vickery '13 - A&R Director

Atlantic Records - Los Angeles, California

Patrick Catezone '18 - Asst. Video Director

ASUN Conference - Atlanta, Georgia

Luke Cunningham '18 - Public Relations Asst.

Next PR - Chicago, Illinois

Connor Ciecko '17 - Video Promotions Producer

PBS Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

Patricia Stamatelos '15 - Account Coordinator

Warner Brothers - New York, New York

Matt Van De Sompele '14 - Park Operations

Chicago White Sox - Chicago, Illinois

Jonathan Rosenthal '12 - Manager

3 Arts Entertainment - Los Angeles, California

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