Robert A. Franklin, PhD. - General Manager

Dr. Franklin has more than 20 years of management experience with National Public Radio affiliated station at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Western Illinois University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and KSUT Four Corners Public Radio.  An award-winning radio and documentary film producer.  Dr. Franklin's current film, "Rise-Mickey Leland, Citizen" was recently screened at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Franklin is a former Joan Barone Shorenstein Congressional Journalism Fellow. Dr. Franklin's career also includes teaching a variety of college media communication courses.

Email -  RFranklin@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-6261

Tony Marcel Chappel - Operations Manager 

A graduate of Central State University, Tony Marcel Chappel began his radio career while a student producing a jazz show for WCSU-FM. He began his professional media career in the area of public relations for Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati. He transitioned into public media in 1987 working at Artsmarketing Services in conjunction with WPTD as a membership/underwriting rep. In 1989, he began working in computer technology at PMI Food Equipment Group and later joined forces with WROU-FM as a morning show producer & co-host. He also hosted an overnight weekend program. Prior to joining WCSU where his responsibilities include station operations, Tony worked at Cox Media Group and Metro Networks/Dayton as a traffic-news reporter.

Email - TChappel2@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-6203

 Robert Trent Newell - Broadcast Support Services Manager 

A 1981 graduate of Daytona State College, Robert Trent Newell has been in radio broadcasting for the past thirty-one years. He has also studied at the International College of Broadcasting. A native Daytonian, Robert has worked for WDAO, WMMX, WWSN and WLQT. Robert joined WCSU in 2006 where as Trent Darby, he has been a play-by-play commentator for Central State University's football and basketball games, program producer for "Jazz In The Morning and as host of the talk program "Miami Valley Speaks."

Email - RNewell@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-6371

 Stephon Lane - Broadcast Technician Manager 

Stephon Lane is a proud alumn of Central State University with more than 25 years of service to the HBCU. Stephon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, came to Central State on a music scholarship that had him in a number of groups such as Sankofa. As Broadcast Technician, his duties include maintenance of the station equipment and on-air studios. Stephon is also the Technical Director of The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center.

Email - SLane@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-6371

Lena Fields Arnold - Underwriting/Marketing Representative Lena Fields-Arnold is WCSU's Underwriting/Marketing Representative. She is a published author and motivational speaker.  In addition to her own books, her work has been featured in numerous papers, periodicals, and anthologies. As a writer, Lena seeks to push people past their comfort zones and engage in meaningful dialogue that moves beyond the boundaries of political correctness, and leads to real understanding and mutual respect; even for opposing opinions and beliefs. It is because of this dynamic ability Lena is consistently sought out as a motivational speaker. Lena received her master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and her bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Wright State University in Dayton, OH.  As a journalist Lena was endorsed by the late CBS News Correspondent Ed Bradley for “…being a thoughtful writer who goes beyond…” To read more of Lena’s Work visit “Stuff Inside My Head,” the Official Blog of Lena Fields-Arnold at: lenafieldsarnold.wordpress.com. 

Email -  lfields-arnold@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-9278


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