Jeff Jacoby - Faculty Advisor
Jacoby practices sound and radio arts, sound design, directing, producing, writing, and performing. Since 2006, Jeff has served as Professor of Media Arts in the Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) at San Francisco State University. In 1980, he founded Living Sound Productions, where for four decades he produced audio, radio, video, and film projects. He taught media production at Quinnipiac University, Real Art Ways, and the Media Arts Center in Connecticut, and hosted radio programs at KAOS (Olympia, WA), KBOO (Portland, OR), KMUN (Astoria, OR), WPKN (Bridgeport, CT), and WLNV (Derby, CT). Current projects include Sonic Dark Rides (immersive sound art installations), the upcoming podcast Into Sonic Space with Professor Noize, and collaborations with artists working in a variety of mediums. Jeff is a published author at Linkedin Learning, Creative Pro, and the Journal of Radio & Audio Media. His work has been recognized with an Emmy Award and two Emmy nominations, two Crystal Radios, five Broadcast Education Association Awards, and two CINÉ Golden Eagles, among other honors. His shows have been heard on PBS, NPR, commercial and community radio, and at art festivals such as South by Southwest, Black Maria, Festival du Film de Paris, and ASIFA-East. Jeff lives in San Francisco with his most frequent collaborator—visual artist Sharon Steuer.
For more information, visit www.jeffjacoby.net.
Tarik Sari Ansari - General Manager
Tarik Sari Ansari is the General Manager of KSFS. He is a BECA major at San Francisco State University, in the middle of his 2nd year at the school. He previously attended American River College and Sierra College, obtaining his AA in Journalism in 2020. He is currently an on-air contributor and show-host for FM 97.3 KIRO and AM 770 KTTH in Seattle, as well as a producer for AM 810 KGO in San Francisco. His work has gathered national recognition by NFHS Network and STAA respectfully. Tarik currently resides in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.
Benjamin Ruppert - Music Manager
Benjamin Ruppert is a singer, pianist, songwriter, composer, and producer. Having grown up in rural Oregon, he decided to escape homophobic death threats to come to the Bay Area at age 19. Since then, he’s spent 9 years in SF, a hellish 8 months back in Oregon, and now 5 years in Marin. He is a BECA student studying audio production, though he plans to go to grad school for psychology to become a therapist. Like most people, he loves good music, good food, and good conversation—though he has a definite tendency to isolate. He is shy, but if you see him say hi; he’s an open book once you get to know him. He has taken on the role of Music Manager for KSFS for the Fall 2021 semester and plans to organize the old library and begin getting new music into the station.
Daisy Yvette Bernal - Promotions Manager
My name is Daisy (Daze) and I’m the promotions manager here at KSFS. My pronouns are she/they and I’m a senior majoring in BECA with a minor in Latinx studies. I was born and raised in San Diego and I take a lot of pride in my family and community. On my free time I love to travel with my friends, I spend a lot of time between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco! I decided to be apart of the KSFS managers to get out of my comfort zone and I’m really enjoying it.
Sophia Bruinsma - Communications Manager
Hi my name is Sophia Bruinsma, and I’m a Broadcast Journalism major at San Francisco State University. I’m passionate about music, journalism, and storytelling. I grew up in Marin County and have recently moved to San Francisco. The Bay Area fascinated me, it’s so beautiful and there’s so much culture that emanates through the music and art.
I’m also passionate about athletics, and have played sports my entire life. I’m a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, and have competed since I was very young. I also was a Varsity swimmer and Basketball player in High School.
I love to challenge myself with new endeavors and have recently just picked up radio at KSFS. So far, I’m loving the community of the radio station here. I’m very fortunate to be in this space of talented individuals, and am looking forward to learning from my peers and professors.
Mae Vidanez - Program Director
I’m Mae Vidanez and I’m the Program Director for KSFS. College radio is a longtime passion of mine and I’m glad I’ve been able to do it for as long as I have. Off-campus I make coffee for a living, I love wasting time in my kitchen baking, and I fill every other waking hour of my day consuming music and movies.
Damaris Velazquez - Productions Manager
I’m Damaris (Mars) and I’m the Productions Manager for the KSFS Radio Station. I’m a 22 year old senior majoring in BECA and minoring in Business Administration. 3 facts about me are that I’m born & raised in LA, my favorite music genre is Disco, and my pronouns are they/them! Welcome to KSFS: embrace the chaos!