Meet Your E-Board

Nicole Newby – General Manager

Nicole Newby linkedin

Nicole took over the reigns as GM this year, but has been working at the station since her Freshman year. She has always had a passion for music and entertainment. WDNR gave her an opportunity to express her creativity and a new experience in a leadership role.  Nicole is a junior Communication Studies major, with a concentration in Broadcasting.

Hana Mears – Program Director

Hana Mears radio

Hana is a freshman computer science major who has always been addicted to music. She constantly has a song stuck in her head and is always humming or whistling throughout her day. Her favorite bands include 30 Seconds to Mars, The Goo Goo Dolls, OneRepublic, and many more. So to hear some of her favorite bands be sure to check out her show Hana’s Hit List every Wednesday 2-4pm.

Erik J. Björken–Promotions Manager


Erik is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineering major but has always had a love for music. Once he found out that Widener had a radio station he was instantly lured in to join the WDNR team. It has allowed him to delve a bit into the broadcasting world and share his passion for music. He hosts the show Time Warp Tuesday nights at 8pm.

Walter Jay–Music Director

Walter Jay the Master Blaster

Walter Jay is a Chester legend and is fondly referred to in the city’s music circles as the “Master Blaster.”  His show airs on weekdays.  While Walter’s shows feature urban and hip-hop music, he knows all the genres of music on contemporary radio and assists with the station’s automation system and music selection.  Walter also stages WDNR talent shows twice each year, raising money for the station and local charities.

Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer–Faculty Advisor

dwight with headphones

Dwight has been the faculty adviser at WDNR-FM since coming to Widener in 1999.  He also chairs Widener’s Communication Studies department and teaches in Media Informatics.   Prior to that he was faculty adviser at student radio station  KCPR  in California, WPNR  in New York, and WAUG in Illnois.  He has also worked as a professional news director at stations WVIK  in Illinois and KOJO/KIOZ in Wyoming.  During those times, he was a frequent reporter/contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and CBS radio news.    Currently Dwight also runs    Catch Dwight on the Oldies with the Oldster show on Wednesday afternoons at 4 p.m. eastern right here on WDNR-FM!



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