Who We Are

Aggie Radio is Utah State’s student radio station operated entirely by university students. Our station provides student-volunteers with a hands-on experience in the audio, event, and entertainment industries. Aggie Radio is a free format station, meaning that our student DJs select the genre and content for their shows. Partnering with Utah Public Radio, Aggie Radio broadcasts on FM Radio [KBLU-LP – Logan 92.3 FM Aggie Radio].

Station Manager – Brandon Ellis

Moving from Castle Rock, Colorado, to Logan, Utah, Brandon was first attracted to Aggie Radio after attending Logan City Limits back in 2017. He had no idea that the music scene in Logan was so alive and absolutely had to get involved! He quickly joined Aggie Radio and started in events as assistant to two event directors over the next couple years. Eventually in 2019 he became event director and headed the organization of house shows, benefits concerts, and of course the beloved Logan City Limits festival. Now as Station Manager Brandon is very excited and experienced to lead Aggie Radio for this upcoming school year!

When described Brandon is known for his high energy and for being extremely personable. “If I could be reborn in a different era for music I would choose the 70s, because let’s be honest I belong in a disco-funk night club.” His passion for music has been a guiding point for his life and will be a pillar point for his career in the future.

For any general inquiries about the station or information about getting involved, contact Brandon at aggieradio@usu.edu

Programming Director – Maggie Mattison

Coming from Eagle Mountain Utah, Maggie’s love for music and search for the opportunity to learn more about leadership in the music/media industry brought her to Aggie Radio.

Current music faves: GIRLI, maggie rogers, and Prince

If you have questions about scheduling on the station, studio time or working towards getting your own show, contact our girl Maggie at programming.hd3fusion@aggiemail.usu.edu

Music Director – Lydia Velazquez

During high school Lydia went to a lot of concerts and house shows in DC. The musical community within that music scene really interested her. She knew, before she even got to Utah, that she wanted to be a part of student radio and to help foster that kind of community. For her career, Lydia wants to be doing something related to the “behind-the-scenes” of the music industry. Management, marketing/PR and A&R are all things that interest her. Whether she’s traveling the country as a tour manager, writing emails for a label or doing social media for a venue, we know Lydia will be happy because she’ll have music as her center.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Contact Lydia about any music-related matters, including questions concerning the format of our station, booking interviews or in-studio performances, or if you want to get your band on the radio.

music.fusionhd3@aggiemail.usu.edu

Events Director – Sierra Benson

Reining in from the potato capital of the world (literally), Sierra grew up on a potato farm and drove trucks during harvest since she was 13. Now you can find Sierra working hard at Aggie Radio to bring concerts to Cache Valley 

Sierra was attracted to aggie radio, because she wanted a launchpad for what she wants to do with her career. This community is so unique and Sierra enjoys getting together because it’s such a conglomeration of different backgrounds, personalities, and ideas”.

If you are looking to find local live music for an event in town, need help getting ready for a house show, or just wanting to kick Aggie Radio at your next event, Sierra can help!

KBLUevents@aggies.usu.edu

If you are an aspiring musician and want to start performing for Aggie Radio or in shows around Logan, send me a sample of your music and fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYqiJM5MiMVIxeqly6wl49jMzuSXrJplgfupzUpV4zJeyxSA/viewform

Promotions Director – Ari Romo

Meet Ari Romo, the genius behind the posts, our branding, and all other Aggie Radio promotional content. Ari reps Casa Grande, Arizona, Ari is an electronic-dance music lover, hardcore movie cryer, and overall one of the happiest people we know. 

When asked what she wants to do with her life, Ari said, “I want to DJ at shows or work with Data Analytics for a music streaming platform or record label. Non-music wise, I want to open up a non-profit working with families of refugees and immigrants and help them succeed in the education system.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀

If you ever have anything that you want to put over the air, whether it’s promotion for your own show, event, company, etc. please contact Ari.

promo.ar@usu.edu

Technical Director – Austin Roundy

“I want to work creating something people can enjoy, whether it’s content or a product using my mechanical engineering that I am studying”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Coming from Delta, Utah, Austin enjoys working with anything and everything regarding sound equipment, perfect for being our tech guy here at Aggie Radio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For any questions involving gear/tech setups, or renting out equipment, contact Austin at: austinahr28@gmail.com 

Podcast Director- Kai Hartley

Not too far from Logan, Kai came to USU from Ogden, Utah. Kai states “Audio is the perfect medium for me as an entertainer. Aggie Radio happens to be a place nearby where my skills and experience can be useful.”

Favorite music genres include: New Wave, classic techno and house. Fun fact: Kai once needed more than 100 stitches within the span of one year, all exclusively due to parkour!

For any questions regarding or relating to podcasts: from using our podcast studio, to getting your podcasts on podbeam, scheduling or training, contact Kai at kai.hartley@gmail.com


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