The Team


Behind the Scenes at Y57 Media

Over the years, Y57 has expanded into a fully functioning media team. These are the current people that are working hard to produce content you care about on-air and online:

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SONIA SOPHIA W.

@soniasophia

Sonia is Y57’s Senior Music Producer and has been a part of the show for about 3 years. She shares the task of making weekly playlists for the show, inviting music guests for an interview on the show, and booking artists for local showcases. Sonia is most passionate about music and cats. When’s she’s not working at her day job, she works on her music blog and record label and spends time looking at and playing with cats.

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JAKE TEMPLEMAN

@jtempleman50

Jake is Y57’s Online Contributor. He is an avid concert goer, and loves to listen and write about music. Still attending high school in Port Moody, he plans on studying politics once graduated.

RACHEL WONG 

Currently living in Surrey, Rachel is a Communication and International Studies student at SFU and has dreams of working as a journalist. She is a Vancouver foodie, avid blogger and is passionate about mental health awareness. Rachel will most likely be found drinking coffee and dressed liked your mom. 

ALEX BLOOM 

Alex Bloom is a student at Simon Fraser University, Majoring in Communications and Minoring in History. He is passionate about history, politics, and food. In his spare time he writes articles for the Peak SFU, and Her Campus. He also likes to write fantasy and science fiction stories on the side. 

RHINNAN PAYNE 

Rhinnan Payne is a creative Communications student at Simon Fraser University with a love for indie music, contemporary art, and Disney movies. She has always had a passion for Radio and discussing the big ideas and problems we face in the world today. At Y57, she hopes to have some great discussions, curate some new sounds and shed light on up-and-coming artists in Vancouver!

SAMANTHA MIESS 

Currently pursuing a major in Communications and a minor in French at Simon Fraser University, Sam is interested in different modes of communication and expression. She enjoys practicing French, painting fruit and listening to good stories and bad jokes. As a big fan of music, she can often be heard humming, whistling or quoting songs.
MIRELLE  MOKHTAR
Mirelle is a music producer with Y57 . She shares the job of making weekly playlists for the show and inviting music guests for interviews on the show. Mirelle is most passionate about music and mountains. You’ll often find her amongst tall trees with a backpack on her shoulders with fresh dirt under her fingernails. Her motto in life is “be free like chimpanzee.” Mirelle hikes by day and makes music by night.
GRIFYN McERLEAN
Grifyn is an outgoing second year Simon Fraser University student, still looking for a major to pursue. He is super into playing old video games, competing in a wide variety of sports, and learning the creative process that each artist goes through to make music. He also loves to laugh and make people laugh.

Y57 ALUMNI 

  • AMANDA JANG 
    • Amanda was Y57’s Co-Host and Editor-In-Chief from 2011 – 2015.
  • LORENZO SCHOBER
    • Lorenzo was Y57’s Co-host and Sr. News Producer from 2013 – 2017 
  • EMILY WHITMELL
    • Emily was Y57’s Manager, Host, and Music Producer from 2013 – 2017

 

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