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Staff Lists

Roger LaMay

General Manager

1. Sonia Dada - "You Don't Love Me No More"
2. Ani DiFranco - "Plastic Castle"
3. John Gorka - "Gypsy Life"
4. Jeb Loy Nichols - "Heaven Right Here"
5. Lucinda Williams - "Car Wheels"
6. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel"
7. Joseph Arthur - "Our Shadows Will Remain"
8. The Poozies - "There's Another Train"
9. Bono & The Coors - "When Stars Go"
10. R.L. Burnside - "It's Bad You Know"

Deb Ashmore

Director of Individual Gifts

1. Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (American IV: The Man Comes Around)
2. Joni Mitchell - "River" (Blue)
3. Richard Thompson - "Tear-Stained Letter" (Hand of Kindness)
4. Joan Osborne - "St. Theresa" (Relish)
5. Cracker - "What the World Needs Now (Teen Angst)" (Cracker)
6. Damien Rice - "Cannonball" (O)
7. Citizen Cope - "Bullet and a Target" (The Clarence Greenwood Recordings)
8. Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah" (So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley)
9. Loretta Lynn - "Portland Oregon" (Van Lear Rose)
10. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel" (O.C.M.S.)

John Bartol

Director, Non Broadcast Distribution

1. Wilco - "Impossible Germany" (Sky Blue Sky)
2. Corrine Bailey Rae - "Put Your Record On" (Corrine Bailey Rae)
3. Amos Lee - "Shout Out Loud" (Supply and Demand)
4. Frank Zappa - "Joe's Garage" (Joe's Garage)
5. Lyle Lovett - "She's No Lady" (Pontiac)
6. Grateful Dead - "China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider" (Europe '72)
7. Warren Zevon - "Keep Me In Your Heart" (The Wind)
8. David Gray - "White Ladder" (White Ladder)
9. Simon & Garfunkel - "The 59th Street Bridge Song"
(Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme)
10. Rolling Stones - "Wild Horses" (Sticky Fingers)

Wes Bower

Corporate Business Support Representative

1. John Prine - "Illegal Smile" (John Prine)
2. Steve Forbert - "Goin' Down To Laurel" (Alive on Arrival)
3. Loudon Wainwright III - "Unhappy Anniversary" / "Your Mother and I"
(More Love Songs)
4. Lucinda Williams - "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten" (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road)
5. Old 97's - "Designs on You" (Satellite Rides)
6. Johnny Cash - "Rowboat" (Unchained)
7. Trout Fishing in America - "My Hair Had a Party Last Night" (Family Music Party)
8. Kathleen Edwards - "The Cheapest Key" (Asking For Flowers)
9. The Waterboys - "She Tried to Hold Me" (Book of Lightning)
10. Joe Ely - "Me and Billie the Kid" (Lord of the Highway)

Ali Castellini

WXPN/Y-Rock Business Support

1. The Pixies - "Here Comes Your Man" (Doolittle)
2. John Hiatt - "Slow Turning" (Slow Turning)
3. The Beatles - "Dig a Pony"
4. Kate Bush - "Wuthering Heights" (The Kick Inside)
5. Ben Harper - "Faded" (The Will to Live)
6. R.L. Burnside - "Shake 'Em On Down" (Missisipi Hill Country Blues)
7. U2 - "Bad" (The Unforgettable Fire)
8. The Waterboys - "Whole of the Moon" (This Is the Sea)
9. Thievery Corporation - "Lebanese Blonde" (The Mirror Conspiracy)
10. Velvet Underground - "Pale Blue Eyes"

Tess-a-phonic-Tess Coffey

Assistant to the GM

1. Magnetic Fields - "The Book of Love"
2. The Heptones - "Book of Rules"
3. Mark Knopfler - "Romeo & Juliet"
4. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away"
5. Paul Simon - "The Coast"
6. The Who - "Blue, Red & Grey"
7. Black Crowes - "Soul Singing"
8. Peppino d'Agostino - "Walk Away Renee"
9. Emmylou Harris - "Red Dirt Girl"
10.REM - "Night Swimming"

Mike Daly

Director, Corporate Business Support

1. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer"
2. Van Morrison - "Into the Mystic"
3. Guster - "Amsterdam"
4. David Gray - "Babylon"
5. Ziggy Marley - "True to Myself"
6. Indigenous - "Got to Tell You"
7. The Mavericks - "Dance the Night Away"
8. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - "Ah Mary"
9. Matt Nathanson - "Suspended"
10. Eastmountain South - "You Dance"

Andrew Davis

Broadcast Engineer

1. My Morning Jacket - "Wordless Chorus" (Z)
2. Prince - "Let's Go Crazy" (Purple Rain)
3. Talking Heads - "And She Was" (Little Creatures)
4. Joni Mitchell - "The Boho Dance" (The Hissing Of Summer Lawns)
5. The Polyphonic Spree - "Section 9 (Light and Day/Reach For the Sun)"
(The Beginning Stages Of...)
6. Midlake - "Head Home" (The Trials Of Van Occupanther)
7. Josh Ritter - "Girl In the War" (The Animal Years)
8. Steely Dan - "My Old School" (Countdown to Ecstasy)
9. Elvis Costello - "Watching The Dectectives" (My Aim Is True (Bonus))
10. The Clash - "This Is Radio Clash" (Clash On Broadway)

Brian Divver

Web Content Developer

(*In no particular order)

1. The Beatles - "In My Life" (Rubber Soul)
2. The Black Keys - "Your Touch" (Magic Potion)
3. Frank Zappa - "Peaches En Regalia" (Hot Rats)
4. T Rex - "Rip Off" (Electric Warrior)
5. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - "INSTITUTIONALIZED" (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
6. The Black Crowes - "SOUL SINGING" (Lions)
7. Primus - "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" (Sailing The Seas Of Cheese)
8. John Hadfield - "Robot Monkey Head" (Robot Monkey Head)
9. Sly & The Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (Greatest Hits)
10. James Brown - "Get On The Good Foot" (Get On The Good Foot)

Mandy Dollar

Traffic Coordinator / Business Support Assistant

1. Jonatha Brooke - "Steady Pull"
2. Amos Lee - "Keep It Loose, Keep it Tight"
3. Ben Folds Five - "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces"
4. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel"
5. Citizen Cope - "Bullet and a Target"
6. Daniela Cotton - "It's Only Life"
7. Joan Osborne - "One of Us"
8. Fiona Apple - "Sleep to Dream"
9. Norah Jones - "Don't Know Why"
10. Jeffrey Gaines - "In Your Eyes" (cover)

Betsy Feil

Volunteer Coordinator

1. Joan Armatrading - "Love and Affection" (Joan Armatrading))
2. Bonnie Raitt - "That Song About the Midway" (Streetlights))
3. Roxy Music - "Amazona" (Stranded))
4. Lyle Lovett - "This Old Porch" (Lyle Lovett))
5. Laura Nyro - "Wedding Bell Blues" (First Songs))
6. Janis Joplin - "Summertime" (Big brother and the Holding Company))
7. Back Door Slam - "Come Home" (Roll Away))
8. Robbie Robertson - "broken Arrow"
9. Patty Griffin - "Mad Mission" (Living with Ghosts))
10. Kate Bush - "Wuthering Heights" (The Kick Inside))

Lyn Finnerty

Corporate Business Support Representative

1. Tom Waits - "Downtown Train" (Rain Dogs)
2. Huffamoose - "James" (Huffamoose)
3. Kate Bush - "The Man With the Child in His Eyes" (The Kick Inside)
4. Son Volt - "Tear Stained Eye" (Trace)
5. Johnny Clegg and Savuka - "The Scatterlings of Africa" (Third World Child)
6. The Horse Flies - "Life is a Rubber Rope" (Sampler)
7. Luka Bloom - "I Need Love" (The Acoustic Motorbike)
8. Buena Vista Social Club - "Chan Chan" (Buena Vista Social Club)
9. David Gray - "Babylon" (White Ladder)
10. Lucinda Williams - "Change the Locks" (Lucinda Williams)

Esperanza Flury

Assistant General Manager for Business Affairs

1. Joan Osborne - "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
2. Maia Sharp - "One Good Reason"
3. U2 - "Desire"
4. My Morning Jacket - "Old September Blues"
5. Enya - "Orinoco Flow"
6. Norah Jones - "Come Away with Me"
7. Raul Malo - "Everything About You"
8. Cloud Room - "Devoured in Peace"
9. Shelby Lynne - "Just a Little Lovin'"
10. Los Lobos - "Emily"

Jeanne Griffin

Web Producer

1. David Gray - "Babylon"
2. Alexi Murdoch - "Orange Sky"
3. Warren Zevon - "Keep Me In Your Heart"
4. Mike Doughty - "27 Jennifers"
5. Joan Osborne - "St. Theresa"
6. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - "Ah Mary"
7. Emmylou Harris - "Where Will I Be (The Wrecking Ball"
8. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel"
9. Richard Thompson - "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
10. John Hiatt - "Cry Love"

Richella Grimsley

Front Desk

1. Greyboy All-Stars - "How Glad I Am"
2. Ike & Tina Turner - "Proud Mary"
3. Jasmine Sullivan - "I Need You"
4. Joan as Police Woman - "Eternal Flame"
5. Yael Naim - "Toxic"
6. Yael Naim - "New Soul"
7. Suzanne Vega - "Tom's Diner"
8. Radiohead - "Weird Fish"
9. Vampire Weekend - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
10. Ingrid Michaelson - "Breakable"

Cathy Heard

Web Content Developer

*In no particular order but specifically honoring the shows I listen to the most

1. Talking Heads - "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"
2. Indigo Girls - "Closer to Fine"
3. Tori Amos - "Silent All These Years"
4. Elvis Costello - "Pump It Up" (Free at Noon intro theme)
5. Timmy Thomas - "Why Can't We Live Together?" (Funky Friday)
6. Mott the Hoople - "All the Way from Memphis" (Highs in the 70s)
7. Barnes & Barnes - "Fish Heads" (Kids Corner)
8. The B-52s - "Planet Claire" (Land of the Lost theme)
9. The Replacements- "I Will Dare" (Y-Rock and Afternoon Mix)
10. Cinderella - "Gypsy Road" (the all-staff cover band led by Dan Reed at 2007's 885 costume party)

Sarah James

Member Benefits Coordinator

1. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" (Murmur)
2. Astrud Gilberto - "Girl from Ipanema" (The Best of Astrud Gilberto)
3. Lucinda Williams - "Changed the Locks" (Lucinda Williams)
4. The Waitresses - "Christmas Wrapping" (Best Christmas Ever)
5. Elvis Costello - "Welcome to the Working Week" (My Aim is True)
6. Patti Griffin - "Rain" (1,000 Kisses)
7. They Might Be Giants - "Birdhouse in Your Soul" (Flood)
8. Jose Gonzales - "Down the Line" (In Our Nature)
9. Fountains of Wayne - "Mexican Wine" (Welcome Interstate Managers)
10. Spoon - "Don't You Eva" (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

Kim Junod

Senior Producer, World Cafe and Conversations from the World Cafe

1. Andrew Bird - "Imitosis" (Armchair Apocrypha )
2. Rhett Miller - "Come Around" (The Instigator )
3. Kathleen Edwards - "Back to Me" (Back to Me )
4. Jeff Buckley - "Last Goodbye" (Grace )
5. Aimee Mann - "Choice In the Matter" (I'm With Stupid )
6. Damien Rice - "Volcano" (O )
7. Lucinda Williams - "Essence" (Essence )
8. Gomez - "Revolutionary Kind" (Liquid Skin )
9. Clem Snide - "I Love the Unknown" (Your Favorite Music )
10. Sarah Harmer - "Almost" (All of Our Names)

Janis Martin-Hughes

Corporate Business Support Representative

1. Bruce Cockburn - "Pacing the Cage"
2. Steve Earle - "Hardcore Troubadour"
3. David Burn - "Women vs. Men"
4. Los Lobos - "Kiko"
5. Sonny Landreth - "Congo Square"
6. Lyle Lovett - "She's No Lady"
7. Etta James - "Tell Mama"
8. John Hiatt - "Cry Love"
9. The Mavericks - "O, What a Thrill"
10. Rickie Havens - "I Hear Your Voice in the Wind"

John Myers

Line Producer, World Cafe

1. Ben Folds Five - "Underground" (Ben Folds Five
2. Huffamoose - "James" (We've Been Had Again)
3. Jeff Buckley - "Lover, You Should've Come Over" (Grace)
4. Kathleen Edwards - "Hockey Skates" (Failer)
5. Emmylou Harris - "Where Will I Be" (Wrecking Ball)
6. The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations" (Boys & Girls In America)
7. Fairport Convention - "Who Knows Where The Time Goes"
8. Wilco - "A Shot In The Arm" (Summerteeth)
9. Radiohead - "No Surprises" (OK Computer)
10. Francis Dunnery - "Riding On The Back" (Let's Go Do What Happens)

Larry Rayborn

Business Support Representative

1. The Replacements - "Alex Chilton"
2. Midnight Oil - "Beds are Burning"
3. Suddenly, Tammy! - "Plant Me"
4. Crash Test Dummies - "Superman's Song"
5. Sally Barker - "Another Train"
6. David Gray - "Shine"
7. American Music Club - "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
8. Morphine - "Buena"
9. Horse Flies - "Life is a Rubber Rope"
10. Laurie Anderson featuring Peter Gabriel - " Excellent Birds"

Lauren Roccia

Production Assistant, WXPN/Kids Corner

1. Matt Nathanson - "Car Crash" (Some Mad Hope)
2. Jeff Buckley - "Last Goodbye" (Grace)
3. Ray Lamontagne - "You Can Bring Me Flowers" (Til The Sun Turns Black)
4. Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago" (Illinois)
5. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - "Falling Slowly" (Once)
6. Sea Wolf - "Winter Windows" (Leaves In The River)
7. Rhett Miller - "Our Love" (The Instigator)
8. Amos Lee - "Shout Out Loud" (Supply and Demand)
9. Citizen Cope - "Penitentiary" (The Clarence Greenwood Recordings)
10. Brandi Carlile - "The Story" (The Story)

Paula Rogers

Finance and Development Coordinator

1. Jeff Buckley - "Last Goodbye" (Grace)
2. Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower" (At Budokan)
3. The Waterboys - "Sweet Thing" (This Is The Sea)
4. Radiohead - "The Tourist" (OK Computer)
5. Pink Floyd (w/ Van Morrison) - "Comfortably Numb" (The Wall: Live in Berlin)
6. Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (American IV: The Man Comes Around)
7. Roxy Music - "Avalon" (Avalon)
8. Peter Gabriel - "I Have The Touch" (Plays Live)
9. Jah Wobble (w/ Sinead O'Connor) - "Visions of You" (Rising Above Bedlam)
10. Bonnie Raitt (w/ John Prine) - "Angel From Montgomery" (The Bonnie Raitt Collection)

Ken Sambucci

Financial Analyst

1. Robert Randolph & The Family Band - "Ted's Jam"
2. North Mississippi All Stars - "Drop Down Mama"
3. Marc Broussard - "Home"
4. Toots & The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"
5. Derek Trucks - "Joyful Noise"
6. Cold War Kids - "We Used to Vacation"
7. Dr. Dog - "Old News"
8. The A-Sides - "Were the Trees"
9. Martin Sexton - "Happy"
10. Rodrigo y Gabriella - "Tamacun"

Liz Scott

Member Services

1. R.E.M. - "Shiny Happy People"
2. Indigo Girls - "Shame On You"
3. Radiohead - "Karma Police"
4. Talking Heads - "And She Was"
5. Fiona Apple - "Criminal"
6. The Beatles - "All You Need is Love"
7. Parliament - "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)"
8. Vampire Weekend - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
9. Dr. Dog - "Ain't It Strange?"
10. Spoon - "Don't You Evah"

Debby Seitz

Marketing Manager

1. Joni Mitchell - "A Case of You" (Blue)
2. Richard Thompson - "1952 Vincent Black Lightening" (Rumor and Sigh)
3. Lyle Lovett - "If I Had A Boat" (Pontiac)
4. October Project - "Bury My Lovely" October Project
5. Bonnie Raitt/John Prine - "Angel From Montgomery" (John Prine)
6. Indigo Girls - "Hammer and a Nail" (Nomads Indians and Saints)
7. Dar Williams - "When I Was A Boy" The Honesty Room
8. Crash Test Dummies - "Superman" (The Ghosts That Haunt Me)
9. Jane Siberry - "Everything Reminds Me of My Dog" (Bound By The Beauty)
10. Luka Bloom - "I Need Love" (The Acoustic Motorbike)

Patti Singer

Corporate Business Support Representative

1. Aimee Mann - "Going Through the Motions" (The Forgotten Arm)
2. Pete Yorn - "Life on a Chain" (Musicforthemorningafter)
3. Zero 7 - "Destiny" (Simple Things)
4. Citizen Cope - "Sideways" (The Clarence Greenwood Recordings)
5. Alexi Murdoch - "Organ" (Sky-Four Songs)
6. Gillian Welch - "The Revelator" (Time The Revelator)
7. R.E.M. - "The Great Beyond" (The Best of R.E.M.)
8. Kathleen Edwards - "6 O'Clock News" (Failer)
9. Old 97's - "The New Kid" (Alive & Wired)
10. Amos Lee - "Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight" (Amos Lee)

Lauren Valle

Traffic.com Reporter

1. Lucinda Williams - "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"
2. Citizen Cope - "Son's Gonna Rise"
3. My Morning Jacket - "Lay Low"
4. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - "Ah Mary"
5. James Brown - "Cold Sweat"
6. Jeffrey Gaines - "In Your Eyes"
7. Thom Yorke - "Harrowdown Hill "
8. Subdudes - "(You'll Be) Satisfied"
9. Daniel Johnston - "Speeding Motorcycle"
10. John Flynn - "Road Kill Cafe"

 

Beth Warshaw-Duncan

Line Producer

1. Aimee Mann - "That's Just What You Are" (I'm With Stupid))
2. Tim Hardin - "Reason To Believe" (Tim Hardin I)
3. Patti Smith - "Gloria" (Horses)
4. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"
(He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper)
5. Ani DiFranco - "Not A Pretty Girl" (Not A Pretty Girl)
6. Richard & Linda Thompson - "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"
(I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight)
7. XTC - "Generals & Majors" (Black Sea)
8. Al Green - Let's Stay Together" (Let's Stay Together)
9. The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset" (Something Else by The Kinks)
10. Billy Bragg & Wilco - "California Stars" (Mermaid Avenue, Volume 1)

Naima Woodson

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance

1. Amos Lee - "Arms of a Woman"
2. Danielia Cotton - "Back in Black"
3. North Mississippi All-Stars - "Shake What Yo Mama"
4. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "We Are Rock Stars"
5. Pearl Jam - "Jeremy"
6. Katy Perry - "Kissed a Girl"
7. Living Colour - "Cult of Personality"
8. Fountains of Wayne - "Stacy's Mom"
9. Joss Stone - "Fell in Love with a Boy"
10. Lifehouse - "Whatever It Takes"

Erica Zito

Traffic Manager

1. Radiohead - "High and Dry"
2. Jeff Buckley - "Lover, You Should Have Come Over
3. Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"
4. Damien Rice - "Volcano"
5. Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee"
6. Moby - "Porcelain"
7. Tracy Chapman - "Fast Car"
8. Otis Redding - "Dreams to Remember"
9. White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"
10. Bob Marley - "No Woman, No Cry"

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