Powered exclusively by Rider students, 107.7 The Bronc features a full, student executive staff modeled after and designed to operate like a “free market” radio station.
Our amazing staff has earned its spot as one of the highest-ranking college radio stations in the nation. We are a two-time National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award nominee for College Radio Station of the Year in 2019 and 2021. In 2022 The Bronc was nominated for six Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Media Awards. 107.7 The Bronc Retro was the winner for Best Sports Update for The Overtime. Along with that in 2021, The Bronc won three NBS: National Electronic Media Association Awards for Audio Sports Program, Live Sports Production, Audio Promo, PSA or Commercial.
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Meet the Staff
A 30+ year radio veteran and graduate of Temple University ’87, John has been the General Manager of 107.7 The Bronc since September 2008. Before coming to Rider, John was a jack of all trades for 14 years at Nassau Broadcasting. He was a national award-winning Creative Director and Man On The Street for the PST Wake-Up Crew on both 97.5 and 94.5 WPST-FM before becoming the co-host of Philly Sports Live for three years on ESPN 920 WPHY-AM.
As the general manager for 107.7 The Bronc, John has helped mentor, advise and guide students to two consecutive Marconi Award nominations for College Radio Station of the Year and countless National Electronic Media Association and Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards and nominations, while creating five campus tradition, adding a second online radio station called 107.7 The Bronc Retro and building new, state-of-the-art broadcast studios and production facilities.
Social Media Director
Heather Batezel is an Arts Entertainment Industries Management major with a Radio and Podcasting minor from Fairless Hills, PA. Heather is in charge of all of the station’s social media platforms and marketing the station through its events, promotions, and sponsors. In addition to social media, she is also the host of The Bronc Buzz on The Bronc Retro station. Aside from her devotion to 107.7 The Bronc, Heather is very involved in Rider University’s community. She is a sister of Alpha Xi Delta as well as the Chapter Events, Director. In addition to this, she is also on the Programming Board of the Student Entertainment Council on campus, where she is in charge of finding acts for Rider’s stage appearances. Heather is extremely excited for her future at 107.7 The Bronc and to learn more about the entertainment business. Outside of the station and Rider University, Heather enjoys singing, podcasting, and performing during her spare time.
Bianca Bracey grew up in a small town called Browns Mills in South Jersey. Growing up Bianca was a very active kid. She played everything from soccer to cheerleading. Bianca may not play sports now, but it is really important to her to stay active. She loves to hike. You can also catch her sweating at the Rider gym. Besides being active, she is a music junkie and has a playlist for everything! While out jamming to tunes, Bianca will take her two dogs Lucia and Princess out for a walk.
Webmaster (Web Director)
Alli Burton is a graphic design major from Medford, New Jersey. She is thrilled to be a part of 107.7 The Bronc. She enjoys listening to music (especially the Beatles!!), and also loves to watch movies. Soccer is her favorite sport, and she plays on the Rider Women’s Club Soccer Team. In her free time, she loves to take naps. Alli is a co-host of Rider Ranks, and also does Bronc on the Street for Wake Up Rider. Always being goofy and energetic, Alli loves to make people laugh and bring smiles to their faces.
Assistant Promotions Director
Evan is a Music Production major with a minor in Radio and Podcasting from Brooklyn, New York. He enjoys listening to music, and some of his favorite artists include, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie, Boywithuke, and AJR. He enjoys going to the gym and working out, relaxing, hanging out and gaming with friends. Evan is also a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon Zeta chapter at Rider University and a member of Rider’s eSports club.
Jack Jock is a Music Production major from Egg Harbor Township, NJ! At The Bronc, he hosts the rock show BRONC ROCK and he is one of the co-Music Directors. Jack is a musician himself, so in his free time he loves to play acoustic and electric guitar, drums, piano, bass, or anything that he can get his hands on. When he’s not at The Bronc, Jack’s hobbies include listening to new music constantly, watching and playing sports, and watching stand-up comedy! His favorite artists include: The Foo Fighters, The War On Drugs, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Killers, Khraungbin, The National, The Goo Goo Dolls, Motorhead, and AC/DC!
Jay Johnson is a sports media major with a minor in broadcast journalism. He grew up in Abington, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2020 from Abington Senior High School. Jay is a big Philadelphia 76ers and Green Bay Packers fan. His hobbies include: watching movies, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family. When it comes to music Jay loves hip hop and some of his favorite artists include: J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, and Future. He has always loved watching sports and would love to be able to make a career out of it.
David Kessler is a Game and Interactive Media Design major at Rider University and Copy Director at 107.7 The Bronc. He plays video games as a hobby, with his favorite game series being Resident Evil and The Legend of Zelda. He also analyzes games on his weekly radio show, “Games from the Dorm.” He is a lover of eggplant parmesan and his cat Ricky. David’s family and friends list his sense of humor, animated character, and handsomeness as his best qualities. David’s foes and haters could not be interviewed for their responses at this time.
Mikayla Lillibridge is a Sophomore Music Production major originally from Houston, Tx. She couldn’t be happier to have found a home away from home at 107.7 The Bronc. Mikayla has been around music as long as she can remember. When she was a child, she was woken up for school with so-called “relaxing drum solos.” She is thrilled to have found a place at The Bronc that utilizes her love for music and offers insight to the ins-and-outs of both the music and radio industries. Outside of the radio, she can be found writing, making music, reading, or driving cross country between Texas and New Jersey.
Owen Mccarron ’26
Owen McCarron is a Radio and Podcasting major with a minor in Sports Media and is super excited to be a part of 107.7 The Bronc here at Rider University. The newest member of the Wake-Up Rider team, he’s a resident of the West Windsor-Plainsboro area and worked for two years at his high school radio station. Owen loves staying active on campus through both club and intramural sports, as well as attending the awesome events here on campus with his friends. Hopefully, Owen will get to meet some of you on campus while recording Wake Up Rider’s new segment Bronc On The Street. Since he’s only a freshman, Owen can’t wait to see what else the radio station has in store for him.
Creative Services Director/Assistant Social Media Director
Emily O’Connor is an Arts and Entertainment Industries Management major, with a minor in Film and Television. At 107.7 The Bronc, she is on the Promotions Team as well as one of the anchors for the Bronc Buzz. Emily is also involved in the Rider University Network, where she is producing two TV shows, The Bounce and Baking with the Broncs. She is also a Bronc Ambassador. Outside of school, Emily loves to bake, read, and hang out with her family and friends.
Olivia Parker is a radio and podcasting major from Gloucester County, New Jersey! She is the assistant Music Director for 107.7 The Bronc. Outside of The Bronc, she enjoys listening to music, drawing, hanging out with friends, and collecting records and CD’s!
Rosalyn Tiangco is an Arts and Entertainment Industries Management major with a Public Relations minor. She is the newest student Traffic Director at 107.7 The Bronc! Coming from Mount Laurel, NJ, Rosalyn is also a sister of Alpha Xi Delta and a part of Bonner, Deaftones A Cappella on campus, and loves to do her radio show “Viral Voices”! Rosalyn also loves to act, watch Netflix, and listen to music. One of the things she loves about Rider is the beautiful campus grounds and how easy it is to be involved. She cannot wait to keep learning and growing with the station!
Julia Train is a journalism major with a concentration in multiplatform journalism. She transferred to Rider from Atlantic county and is heAvily involved with the Rider News, PRSSA, a new club on campus, called the Transfer Student Association and now 107.7 The Bronc. Julia aspires to become a journalist for a major online magazine, like the New Yorker! In her free time, she enjoys dabbling with photography and videography, working out, reading and napping. During the summer, you can find her doing all these activities at the beach!
Assistant General Manager
Nick Witkowski (‘25) is from Plainsboro, NJ. He is majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Radio and Podcasting. At The Bronc, he develops and creates imaging as a Co-Production Director and is the host of 107.7 The Bronc’s weekday morning show, Wake Up Rider. Aside from the radio station, Nick is a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor at LifeTime Fitness and is apart of Theta Chi Epsilon Rho, a fraternity on campus. In his free time, Nick loves to run 5ks, workout, watch movies, play video games and hang out with friends. Nick also loves rap music and his favorite artists include Juice WRLD, Kanye West and Playboi Carti.