KUGR Sports team

From live sports play-by-play, to social media, to sports talk, to blog and real-time micro blogging, the following individuals help lead the KUGR Sports team.

Brandon Chapman

General Manager/Reporter

In addition to providing financial and personnel oversight, as well as advice to the Sports Team, “Chappy” has a wealth of play-by-play and sports talk experience, having done multiple seasons of professional baseball.

Luke Westfall

Director/Broadcaster

Luke has very ably acted as the KUGR Sports Director, leading the team to new heights with expectations of professionalism, preparation, on-air development, and solicitation of critical feedback.

Davis Hagen

Assistant Director/Broadcaster

In just his first year with KUGR, Davis became one of the station’s lead play-by-play broadcasters, doing every sport and doing it well. One highlight was his trip to Omaha to broadcast WSU men’s basketball during March Madness.

Emmett Bryz-Gornia

Broadcaster/Reporter

Simply known as “B-G”, the incoming WSU junior has been a mainstay of KUGR productions. This includes broadcasting football road games, and the Pac-12 men’s tournament in Las Vegas in 2023. B-G has also been heavily involved in Cable 8 Productions, hosting a variety of shows.

Norma Fulwiler

Broadcaster/Reporter

In only her first year at WSU, Norma proved herself an on-air force to be reckoned with, covering every sport that the station broadcasts. This last year, Norma had the chance to travel to Las Vegas in order to broadcast the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament.

Bailey Peffer

PR Director/Reporter

A fixture at several collegiate events, Bailey oversaw many of the social media duties, including pre-event communications, in-game micro-blogging, and general buzz. Splitting time with others throughout the year, the baseball season was pretty much hers and hers alone.

Andrew Pearson

Broadcaster/Reporter

In addition to his play-by-play duties at KUGR, Andrew is an on-air announcer with Northwest Public Broadcasting, as well as play-by-play broadcaster for Inland Northwest Broadcasting. That means he has experience broadcasting high school and college sports, as well as in-studio hosting.

Rachel Turcotte

Reporter

Rachel has been an instrumental part of the team’s public relations staff for the past two years, covering a slew of sports, primarily football and basketball (men and women). The work she does for KUGR is appreciated, though her infectious positivity and enthusiasm with others is even more appreciated.

David Nelson

Consultant/Content Creator

A former Coug, after David was honorably discharged from the United States Military, he wrote for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. But now he just gives back to the WSU community, especially to KUGR, providing consultation, as well as content creation, at no cost. He embodies the phrase Cougs helping Cougs.