Drake Broadcasting System is Drake University‘s student-run broadcasting organization, providing School of Journalism and Mass Communication students with relevant broadcasting opportunities that prepare them to excel both at Drake and beyond. Our goal is to be a resource for students to get hands-on with all the exciting aspects of video and audio production, all while creating meaningful content that bridges the gap between campus and the community.


DBS operates a local radio station – KDRA-LP Des Moines, 94.1 The Dog – and offers video coverage for events at Drake University.

For more information, or to book us for an event, send us an email at drakebroadcasting@gmail.com.


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Noah Manderfeld, President

Noah is a Junior Broadcast News major. His passion is sports and he loves sharing it with others. His dream job is to become a sports radio announcer, something he is already doing at Drake.


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Lucius Pham, Program Director

Dear DJ’s––


My name is Luc Pham and I am the new Program Director for 94.1 “The Dog.” You all probably remember Gerry Tetzlaff, the Program Director for the past three years. Well, Gerry is on sabbatical, and by sabbatical, I mean he graduated, so you’re all stuck with me now.


The 2018-19 DBS kickoff meeting will be held next Wednesday, September 12th at 7 p.m. At this meeting, we will be signing up for weekly time slots so it’d be smart to show up with some times in mind.


Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “Well that’s all well and good, Luc, but where will this meeting be held?” And the answer to that question is simple:

we haven’t exactly decided yet. But keep your eyes and ears peeled because we’ll probably figure it out soon.


Thank you so much for your time, and if you have any questions about “The Dog” or DBS in general, please hit me up.



Best regards,


Lucius Pham

Strategic Political Communication | Digital Media Production | Theatre

Program Director for KDRA-LP 94.1 “The Dog”

Social Media Coordinator / Video Producer for Drake SJMC

(815) 281-1369


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Katy Hull, PR and Marketing Coordinator

Katy is a sophomore double-majoring in Public Relations and Digital Media Production. She loves binging episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen and taking on too many responsibilities. For DBS, she operates all social media accounts and website. 


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Tess Julien, Video Producer

Tess is a Digital Media Production and Computer Science double major. She oversees videos created for DBS from pre-production through post-production.


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TBD, Sports Director

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Nick Gautille, Board Operations Manager

 Nick is a senior Physics and Astronomy major and I help with keeping the radio station running smoothly and legally. In my free time I enjoy both writing and reading fantasy as well as playing video games. But nothing beats listening to some music outside on a cool night.


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Adam Heater, Live Stream Producer

Adam is a junior Digital Media Production Major with a minor in Rhetoric, Media, & Social Change And is the Live Stream Producer for DBS last year. Adam is also a Resident Assistant in Herriott Hall and loves to make documentaries, play basketball poorly, and watch horror movies.   


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Email President Leah for more info: leah.thompson@drake.edu