Faculty Biography

Nate Campbell

Nate Campbell is an instructor in the Communications department and academic advisor for KSUN, SSU’s on-line student run radio station. He received his B.A. in Communication Studies, and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at SSU.
Campbell works professionally in radio as a Commercial Producer/Voice-over/Imaging for Wine Country Radio in Santa Rosa, and stations KRSH and KSXY.  His career also includes serving as News Director for Redwood Empire Stereocasters in Santa Rosa where he broadcasted the morning news on 100.1 KZST and the Brent Farris morning show, as well as  New Hot Country 106.3 The Bull, and Oldies 102.7 The Wolf....Nate was also the host of the critically acclaimed public affairs show "Sonoma County's Talking" on KZST and  93.7 KJZY "Jazzy"...Prior to that he served his first stint at Wine Country Radio as Operations Manager/Program Director/Music Director  and on-air DJ for Sonoma County's heritage station KRSH "The Krush" 95.9 FM..... and Y100.9
Campbell guides students towards the right radio internships in Sonoma County and the Bay Area. He also enjoys overseeing the student-run staff at KSUN, modeled after a professional radio station structure.
Campbell is a Bay Area boy, born and bred, and currently lives in Napa with his wife Molly Rattigan and daughter Tessa. His interests include music, sports, politics, living local, wine , and of course, radio! He has been teaching courses at SSU since 2000, some have included The History of Rock Music, Music MTV and the Media, and The Music of Bob Dylan.

Courses Taught

  • COMS 265 Intro to Radio Broadcasting
  • COMS 385 KSUN:Media Lab
  • COMS 320 Podcasting 
  • COMS 320 Music Business and Industry
  • COMS 320 Sports Talk
  • MUS 343 History of Country Music
  • MUS 343 The Roots of Rap, Reggae, Alternative and EDM
  • COMS 302 Media Ethics and Law