WNUR Sportsathon 2016 ‘CatChats
As part of Sportsathon 2016, we are talking to WNUR Sports alumni to hear about their time at WNUR, best memories of Northwestern athletics, experience in the professional world and much, much more. You can use the players below to listen to these interviews with WNUR alumni or click here to visit our Soundcloud page and check out all of our audio content. And you can click here if you want to learn more about Sportsathon or donate to the station.
Andrew Gothelf was WNUR sports director for 2008-2009. Now a marketing manager, Gothelf remains a big fan of Wildcat athletics.
Dan Skinner’s WNUR career ran from 1995 to 1999, so as a student he saw everything from a trip to the Rose Bowl to an 0-8 Big Ten season. Skinner stays involved with the NU community in a number of ways, including helping out with NU for Life, and he’s now a brand communications manager for ConAgra Foods. He says his closest friends from Northwestern to this day he met through WNUR.
Jim Sannes graduated from Medill and Northwestern in 2014 and served as WNUR sports director in 2012-2013. Sannes spent a year as the sports director for KATE radio in Albert Lea, MN, and now writes for numberFire about fantasy football and baseball.
Willie Weinbaum graduated from Medill in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree and went on to earn his master’s degree in 1983. Weinbaum worked with MLB Productions until 1995 when he started with ESPN, where he’s worked as a producer on Outside the Lines, SportsCenter and many other projects. Weinbaum is dedicating his participation in Sportsathon to the memory of former WNUR sports director Perry Weine, who passed away last December.
Sam Levitt graduated from Northwestern in 2014 and served as sports director in 2013-14. Levitt has done play-by-play for many different outlets, including the Big Ten Network and CSN Chicago. He is also the current voice of the Gateway Grizzlies baseball team and Fairleigh Dickinson basketball.