Team Members

Nikki Erskine is the Marketing Manager and Special Projects Assistant at the Worcester Cultural Coalition. As co-host of “Culture Beat” on WICN, she shares tips and insights on the arts and cultural scene throughout Greater Worcester, including ways in which you can participate and support various artists, organizations, and institutions.

Mark Reed-Edwards is Executive Director of The Venture Forum, which is dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with the ingredients they need to bring their ideas to life while growing, thriving, and staying in Central Massachusetts. A seasoned marketer, writer, and content expert, Mark also runs his own consulting firm, Reed-Edwards Global, Inc., where he serves clients […]

Julie Drummey joined the WICN team as the Underwriting Manager in December 2020. Julie has 20+ years of experience in marketing and advertising, including 10 years in commercial radio at WFNX and WZLX before launching her own business as marketing, advertising, and social media specialist for a number of prominent clients in the Boston area. Julie loves a challenge, and her enthusiasm for developing creative ideas and customized strategies to help organizations meet their goals and objectives has been key to her success, and to the success of her clients.

Joshua Croke (Pronouns: They/Them)/Present Futurist. Community Innovator. Unquestionably Queer. Josh is a project designer, community building consultant, and creative producer. Their passion lies in eliminating stigma, sharing stories, and designing experiences that enhance people’s lives and connects them to their communities in ways that bring joy, belonging, and success. Josh is the founder of Action! by Design, a project design studio that works with organizations to create impactful projects by working with the communities they serve to lead design and innovation efforts. Josh is also the president and co-founder of nonprofit Love Your Labels that works to eliminate bias, stigma, and shame in society and builds programs for queer and trans youth focused on resiliency building, pride in identity, and economic mobility pathways. They also host and produce Experience This Podcast featuring stories of human experience at the intersection of design and technology. Their client projects have received awards and recognition including Best of Innovation at CES, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, and Oprah’s Favorite Things. Accolades include BEQ Pride Magazine’s LGBT Leaders Under 40 (2020), Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2019), Boston Spirit Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Young Trailblazers (2017), Key to the City of Worcester (2016), and Pulse Magazine’s 15 People to Watch (2015) Josh sits on the board of the Worcester Education Collaborative and Living in Freedom Together (LIFT) and is a corporator for the EcoTarium Museum of Science & Nature and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Josh is excited to join WICN as a host and adapt Experience This Podcast for Worcester's only NPR affiliate radio station! Follow Josh on Twitter at @JoshuaCroke and the show on Instagram at @XPThisPod Learn more at

Lucas is so unbelievably excited to be a part of the WICN team, and to bring you his grooviest picks every other Monday from 10pm-12am on The Groove!

Rex Macapinlac serves as Marketing Officer at Bay State Savings Bank at 28 Franklin Street in Worcester, MA. In this role, he manages the institution’s marketing operations, media distribution, and public relations. Rex holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Stonehill College in Easton, MA. In August 2019, Rex was acknowledged as one of Worcester […]

Tom Devlin is a life-long aficionado of public radio. He became involved with WICN at its inception in 1969 when he was a student at the College of the Holy Cross. For the next three decades, Tom worked in several capacities at the station, including serving as General Manager. After leaving WICN Tom went on […]

For the past two years, Astha Shrestha has been the Development Manager at Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury, MA. Prior to that, Astha spent more than seven years in the membership and marketing areas of WICN Public Radio, overseeing all aspects of WICN’s membership revenue, forging new partnerships and managing WICN’s website and social […]

Ian is a multi-camera and award-winning director. He has directed award-winning live performance DVDs for multi-platinum artists, including Godsmack Live and Sevendust: Retrospect. He’s produced and directed multi-camera live comedy specials for network and award-winning, multi camera-based scripted pilots. He has directed Comics Come Home stand-up comedy event since 2017 and Boston Calling Music Festival […]

Erin is an award-winning producer with a diverse background in storytelling. She cut her teeth as a newspaper reporter covering everything from celebrity news, to the local music scene, to crime. She transitioned into video by way of television producer and never looked back. It’s with her particular combination of creativity and organization with which […]

Emily joined the WICN family in September 2017 after interning with the radio station the previous year. She couldn’t stay away from the dynamic atmosphere that surrounded WICN! Emily was born and raised in Worcester, and as native, she’s seen both the good and the bad that the city has endured and is excited for […]

Music became the center of Nick’s universe when he was 9 years old, on February 9, 1964, while watching The Beatles’ first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He bought his first album, ‘Meet The Beatles’, the very next day, and has been a serious collector ever since. Immediately after graduating high school, Nick bought […]

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