MEET THE TEAM

Kacie Sinton

General Manager

Kacie Sinton is a senior Mass Communication student from Montrose, Colorado and is the current General Manager for KMSA 91.3 FM. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing video games. If she likes you, she'll probably bake you something. Three of her articles have been published and she has also worked on a radio audio drama as a pet project with a friend that aired on KMSA in December of 2018. One of her pieces was a feature on the botany and mycology of the Grand Valley, and was republished into Seattle Times' student journalism newsletter in early 2019. You can usually find her in the KMSA production office or in Escalante Hall working on homework or side projects, or on her social media @NovellaBook (it's the same everywhere).

Austin Hollenbeck

Production Director

Austin Hollenbeck is a Mass Communication major here at CMU and serves as the production director for KMSA as well as a radio host. Austin's likes and interests include movies, anime, voice acting, and electronic music.

Nico Ortega

Operations Manager

James Rich is a non-traditional thirty-something Junior, serving as the new Operations Manager for KMSA 91.3 FM. Originally from Texas, he has lived in Colorado for almost six years, but is newer to the Grand Valley Region. He worked in music production for over ten years, including working for Houston Pacifica Radio 90.1 KPFT. He is a Filmmaker in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program for Animation, Film, Photography, and Motion Design at Colorado Mesa University. Music and Film are two strong passions for him. He also works with CMU-TV, Circle K International, Film Production Club, and is the Vice President of The National Society of Leadership and Success.

Justin Platt

Music Director

Hey, I'm Justin Platt, I am the new social media manager as well as the music director for KMSA. I am from Los Angeles California and I am going into my junior year at Mesa. I am a Mass Communication major with a sports management minor and the biggest thing about me is that I love to talk. I am super passionate about music, both playing and listening too, and football, both playing and watching. I am not on the Mesa football team but, I used to play in high school and I absolutely love watching and dissecting footage. I like to bring a lot of energy to everything I do and I can't wait to bring to both CMU-TV and KMSA.

Nayeli Hernandez

Underwriting

Hola! My name is Nayeli Hernandez i’m a Junior this year at CMU, majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Spanish. I’m a Colorado native but my roots come from Mexico. I am very proud of my Latino culture and I have a huge passion for Mexican music. I love going to concerts, doing makeup and eating. I am very excited to be a manager this year at KMSA!

Jerry Peralta

Sports Director

Hi my name is Jerry Peralta and I am the Sports Director for KMSA. I am a senior looking to get my degree in Mass Communications, I have been apart of KMSA for 5 years and I have enjoyed ever part of it. I also have my own sports talk show on KMSA called Wired Up. I have three things I love in this life Sports, Friends, and Dad Jokes.

Dalen Brazelton

Web Director

Dalen Brazelton is a transfer student from Wyoming majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis in video production. He enjoys Mountain Dew, stand-up comedy and making movies. Often being told he has a face for radio, he decided to join as the voice of Dead Man Talking, a show about reading scary stories and unsolved mysteries late Friday nights.

Ryan Gruwell

KMSA Advisor

Ryan’s professional career began right out of college. After finishing up at Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) in 2004, he accepted a full-time position at MBC Grand Broadcasting. 

In January of 2018 he was ecstatic to be offered the position as the advisor of KMSA 91.3 at CMU.  It was the perfect fit as Ryan would have the opportunity to bring his commercial radio experience and business experience to his alma mater.  Go Mavericks!

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