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Alyssa hails from Long Island, NY. She attended a liberal arts college in Springfield, MA to originally pursue law but took interest in college radio in which she ran the station for approximately three years as Program Manager. In her second year, she successfully brought her college radio station to an online medium but also received a large audience on blogtv for her show "Lyss's Lair" under the handle VintageLyss (few episodes available upon request). Her success with the station led to the revival of college TV station which was modeled after WNEK in management style.She has interviewed artists, written music journalism/industry related articles for the Long Island Herald and Daily Rind. She was also selected as a finalist out of 50,000 candidates to produce a sizzle reel for Mario Batali (video available upon request)After graduating early from college as Summa Cum Laude, She has pursued her career in radio.She currently works for SiriusXM - coordinating multiple projects for the company including MySXM, launching Limited Engagement Channels & helping maintain 1st Wave, Chill, Jason Ellis Channel and Velvet. She helps program New Wave Dance Party (online party channel).  Alyssa also produces on-air content and specialty programming for multiple channels such as  Billy Joel Channel Guest DJ's like Ronnie Spector, Michael Del Guidice and members of the Billy Joel band.

Alyssa has served as a broadcaster for Talkers Magazine, part time operations consultant for Backbone Radio Network and was even offered an adjunct professor positon at a CUNY College during a presentation. 

Work History


Associate Programming Director


- writing liners for jocks
-writing copy for production
-writing web content
-program content for Poptropolis, Velvet, First Wave, and ONEderland (a One Hit Wonder channel I conceptualized and built from soup to nuts)
-worked with labels to book artists to record content for various channels

-Booked studios via SchedulALL & compiled studio engineering reports

-Paid production invoices via Oracle

-Conducted audits for payroll via Kronos/Ultipro

Nov 2012January 2016

Music Programming Coordinator

Sirius XM

Tom Petty Radio Coordinator

SiriusXM Channel 111. Launched 6PM May 17th 2013.

Duties:· Build channel - ingested promos, songs, shows and other content for the channel· Daily Log Loading· Daily Log Simulation – check for accurate show start times, sufficient audio for day, QC PDTs· Buried Treasure show preparation· Other tasks as needed for VP

Music Programming Coordinator/In Studio Producer

• Edited interviews using Adobe Audition & imported voice tracks and live concerts via Prophet• Conflict/Outage/Engineering Reports/Ran Stress tests and noted failures for MySXM Sliders• Overlooked various station program logs for quality control• Scheduled music for various channels• Answered hotline and covered shifts for coordinators for various channels• Ingested imaging/promos/tune in alerts on various channels• Produced Pulse News and imaging pieces for The Blend/The Pulse• Assisted with the production of Dolly Parton Town Hall and Bon Jovi Town Hall and the creation of Bon Jovi Radio Channel• Board op/phone screener experience for live interviews and shows (Cousin Brucie, Grateful Dead, Radio Margaritaville and E-Street radio)• Ensured DMCA standards and researched royalty information for live shows/channels• Assisted with the creation and maintenance of MySXM including online tracking reports• Added drops for mixes and produced weekly inventory/ingestion report for BPM• Coordinating with 1st wave jocks,managing social media, producing specialty programs, write liners for production and for jocks• Swipe content for On Demand• Produced content for Pet Shop Boys Takeover on 1st Wave and managed content for Pet Shop Boys and Clash Town Halls plus Blondie Artist Confidential• Produced content for Moby Takeover Weekend on Chill• Assisted Operations with confidential projects• Produced content for Billy Joel Channel including a guest DJ with legend Ronnie Spector• Created Soundscan Reports for Chill• Assisted in producing 2014 BET Award interviews for Hip Hop Nation Assisted w/ launch of Barbra Streisand Channel & Pitbull's Gloablization• Produced content in studio with Anthony Kiedis for Lithium • Assisted with building/broadcasting Coachella/Bonnaroo • Voiced imaging that aired on Velvet, Catholic Channel, Howard Stern • compiled audio clips for David Bowie Channel

Jan 2011Jun 2013

Backbone Radio Networks
Broadcaster for Liz Claiborne Event: Dec 2011 covered major national talk media event with leading talk radio hosts addressing the issue of domestic violence. Hosted by Talkers Magazine.

recorded broadcast available upon request

Article of Event:

Operational Consultant:

Using my own background and experience in management, I consulted schools interested in running a radio station utilizing Backbone Radio Network software. 

Broadcaster for UN Event: June 7 2013

covered major national talk media event with leading talk radio hosts. Interviewed guests on spot. Hosted by Talkers Magazine.
Sep 2011Nov 2012

UGC Coordinator for Youtube

The Orchard/TVT Records

quality control checks, operations research and support, data collection and analysis, and administration.

• Utilized Youtube CMS to perform quality controlled record label audits for clients and monetized audio fingerprints and music videos on Youtube and Vevo• Analyzed data with extreme attention to detail; researched for Operations Department and disputed copyright claims on UGC• Tracked Assets, Earnings and Views in CMS• Written industry articles for company blog, Daily Rind

Receptionist duties: answering/forwarding calls, greeting guests, accepting lunch orders, scanning packages from Fedex and UPS

Jan 2011May 2011

Music Programming Intern

Sirius XM Radio
  • Edited interviews using Adobe Audition & imported voice tracks and live concerts via Prophet
  • Researched for and constructed new Popup channels
  • Overlooked various station program logs for quality control
  • Screened new music appropriate for various channels and comprised new album releases weekly
  • Bar-coded and organized CDs for the Music Library (19th and 36th floor)
  • Edited artist confidential material and other projects for President via Excel and backfill on Music Master
  • Ingested fan emails/voicemails and gathered music test data
  • Recorded air checks via Dalet
Sep 2008Nov 2010

Program Manager/DJ

WNEK 105.1FM
  • Brought online streaming of WNEK to worldwide audience while building rapports with I.T. & Marketing Departments (coverage map is available upon request)

·Created agendas for -and led Executive Board Meetings

·Trained DJs in FCC regulations and equipment

·Scheduled on-air programming

·Manage promotional events and supervised DJs

·Led and supervised staff

·Created on-air promos with Adobe Audition/Audacity for events

·Negotiated with administrators over budgetary and technology issues

·Managed website content and social media sites; sent email blasts to campus community

·Contacted record labels ,communicated song push lists to DJs & imported new CDs to music library

·Developed several genre-based shows ft: new wave, techno/dance, top 40, oldies, & hard rock/metal

·Served as DJ for on campus events: from background music to Rave event, 80s mixer to Top 40

·   Conducted interviews with notable figures with 600 listeners in attendance

·       Interviewed figures at CMJ festival at remote locations

Apr 2010Jul 2010


Long Island Radio Group

  • Promoted station events at various locations on Long Island
  • Edited on-air commercials using Adobe Audition and ENCO DAD Automation Software
  • Constructed database of listener information using Promosuite
  • Contacted various venues to confirm promotional events
  • Edited website event calendar
  • Learned programming techniques from Program Managers


Floral Park Memorial High School

National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society Inductee

Received Italian Scholarship, Creative Writing Award, Marine Biology Award and President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

President of Ecology Club in 2007

Golf Team Member for 1 year

Participated in Mock Trial Club for 2 years at Mineola Supreme Court

Received Nassau County Good Deed Award in 2007

Aug 2007Dec 2010


Western New England College

Graduated Summa Cum Laude 

GPA: 3.82

Activities and Societies:

Alpha Lambda Delta- First Year Honor Society

Lambda Pi Eta- Communication Honor Society

Review of Art and Literature- creative writing magazine

WNEK 105.1FM (Western New England College Radio, former Music Director and DJ)

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Third Place 2008, 2009 Public Speaking Contest at Western New England College

Germane Courses:

Race, Gender and Ethnicity in the Media (COMM 326)Screenwriting (FILM 321)TV Broadcasting (COMM 251)Public Speaking (COMM 102)Rock & Roll History: 1950 to 1990 (MUS 331)Creative Writing (ENG 237)Communications Research (COMM 206)Media Industry, Government and Society (COMM 324)Communications Seminar (COMM 490)TV Production (COMM 250)Digital Audio & Video Editing (COMM 241)Web Design (COMM 260)History of Film (FILM 102)Art of Film (FILM 103)Film Noir (FILM 302)Women and Film (FILM 212)Principles of Management (MAN 101)Sounds & Symbols (Music and how it translates to the real world) (ILP 296)Improv Comedy (THTR 220)