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  • Alumni Spotlight: Matt Leonard

    Alumni Spotlight Matt Leonard

    The Alumni Spotlight features weekly Q&A with past students to give YOU an inside perspective on life after Dean College!

    Matt Leonard graduated in 1992 with an associate’s degree in communications. Read on to learn more about Matt!

    Where are you currently employed?  What industry is it in?

    I work in the radio industry at iHeartMedia in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

    What is your job title and how long have you been in your current position?

    I'm the Production Director and Afternoon Drive On-Air Personality for The Rock Station 100.3 WHEB.

    Tell us about your job. What are some of the duties and activities you are responsible for?

    I'm responsible for all production for WHEB, WERZ, WQSO, WTBU, WPKX as well as imaging for WHEB. I am also WHEB's afternoon DJ. In my free time, I host the world’s only successful Pink Floyd podcast at

    What is the best and worst part of your job?

    I love my job. It's nice waking up every morning and looking forward to going to work. The downside is I have to work very long hours and wear many hats.

    How did Dean College prepare you for your career?

    Dean College's professionally run radio station, WGAO was hugely beneficial to my radio career as were professors, Rich Pezzuolo and Vic Michaels. It's where I cut my chops!

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