Alliance Media Group



The Alliance Media Group (AMG) mission is to collaborate with area companies, educational institutions and organizations to benefit our community while serving the young adult population by developing and implementing media and technology programs and services throughout Central Massachusetts.
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Alliance Media Group will be supported by high school and college students. It is an innovative program dividing the participants into three (3) teams acting as various departments of a marketing/promotions company. The teams will have a concentration on media formats that will feature:

1. Graphic Design
2. Social Media Development
3. Audio/Video Production

The participants will be assigned to meet with clients, complete background research and perform various media projects under the guidance of the AMG staff.


The creation of Alliance Media Group was designed to overall support our community. In addition, attract the young-adults and professionals who are rapidly growing in Central MA. The Alliance Media Group will empower the participants to read, analyze, evaluate, and produce communications in a variety of media formats. Through these creative efforts, it will strongly encourage the participants to achieve success, feel a high sense of accomplishment with the technical skills and experience to advance in today’s digital economy and, in turn, become community leaders and positive role models. 
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Leighton Dennis

Name: Leighton Dennis

Age: 18, Highschool graduate

Where am I from: I grew up in Worcester MA

School: South High Community School

Long-term Plan: I'm still not sure what i want to do. My main plan is to be a Producer/ Music Engineer, but I am also interested in doing photography, and video editing.

How Unity Radio can help me achieve my goals: I feel like Unity Radio can help me achieve my goals because All the staff and volunteers are there to support you, even when falling down they pick you back up. I don’t see unity radio just as a job, but also as family.

Hobbies: My Favorite hobby is to make music because playing melodies and chords clears my mind and puts me in a good mind state. When I am bored my other hobbies is to watching movies to get some laughs out, and playing Games just to have fun.


Kiera Glenn 

Name: Kiera Glenn

Age: 18

Where am I from: Born and raised in Orinda, California (Bay Area).

School: I graduated from Campolindo High School in May of 2020. I am currently taking a gap year and have deferred from Berklee College of Music to Fall of 2021.

Future Plans: I am singer/songwriter/musician, and I hope to pursue a career in the music industry. I have yet to decide what specific area, however, some career paths that interest me include music therapy, music education, music business, and songwriting.

How Unity can help me achieve my goals: I have a strong passion for making music, however, I lack the technical skills necessary to record and/or produce my own music. Unity Radio has not only introduced me to the basics of audio engineering, but has also allowed me to network with other aspiring musicians like myself. This will hopefully prepare me for my education at Berklee and my future music endeavors.

Hobbies: I love listening to music, hiking, writing, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

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 Jorge “Meese” Calderon

Age: 20 yrs old

Where I’m From: I am new to Worcester, born and raised in Lawrence Mass.

School: I graduated from North Andover High School in 2018.

Long Term Plan: I plan to open up my own clothing store with my own designer brand and to own a nightclub, building my brand as a dj. I was initially interested in Barbering but DJing swept me from my feet. My earliest memory of having a genuine love for music was listening to Big Pun C.D.’s on my father’s boombox. I dabbled in writing and rapping immersing myself in music. Eventually I found joy in DJing because I wanted to share that feeling I got with the music I liked with others and be the one to set the tone of the party. I started off with basic house and basement parties but eventually I realized that was not going to get me anywhere. Some things that prevented me from reaching my goals sooner in life have been gang violence and getting in trouble with law enforcement. As a teen I was misled and attracted to the easy way of doing things to get what I wanted but I realized I wanted more out of life and to be genuinely successful. Down the line, I found myself working with an old time friend / producer and he plugged me into Unity Radio where I happily reside at the moment.

How Unity Radio can help me achieve my goals: Unity Radio keeps me busy and helps me to focus on my goals of making a career in the music industry. I am currently focused on mixing tracks and practicing to better my craft. I can’t stay in one spot too long, so when I need to take a break from mixing music, I love to jump in and lend a hand where needed. Unity Radio provides me with a safe space and the necessary equipment to do just that. I am also learning new skills such as production assistance, audio and video production - engineering and editing. Unity Radio has also opened many doors in Networking and expanding my connections to people in the city who can help me achieve my goals. I am very ambitious and motivated to see a future come to reality above and beyond Unity Radio with my passion and learned skills in music and DJing. In 5 years I see myself being a household name through persistence, hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Hobbies: Outside of music, I like to play basketball, try new restaurants, and travel.
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Abraham Guo

Name: Abraham Guo

Age: 16, Sophomore

Where am I from: I grew up in North-Eastern China in a city called Shenyang. The city itself is pretty big with a population of almost 8 million. To give you a general idea of where its located; it is like Boston in America, and roughly 6 hours drive Northeast of Beijing.

School: I came to American to attend high school at Bancroft School North of Worcester. Not that I was unsatisfied with my old school, I believe that in America, I will have more chances to achieve who I imagine myself to be when I was five. LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM! I never thought that I could have the honor and chance to work in an actual radio studio and it has already given me so much knowledge and interest.

Long-term Plan: Many might say that it is too early to consider life in high school, but how many more waited after graduating college and still no knowing what their interests are and where their future will unfold. To me, I have always always always been a great fan of movies (especially Star Wars), old, new, I’m open to all. My dream job would be to work on an actual movie set, and maybe even have a simple role in the movie.

How Unity Radio can help me achieve my goals: One of the biggest attractions of the job other than its relatability to my dream job of working on a production site, is that I get to meet a lot of people. Writers, speakers, directors, politicians, people from the Worcester government, and lots of others from the community. My goal is to get to know these people and through their network or even themselves, they can help make my career so much easier. It can never hurt to have friends. Without the help of Unity Radio, such a network can never be formed.

Hobbies: Just like I mentioned, I love watching movies, mainly the real classic ones from the 80s and 90s. I do play some games as well, but only when I’m done with my work, cause I feel really guilty when leaving work behind to play. Sportswise, I am a golfer and swimmer for my school varsity teams. I do try to go to the YMCA during weekends to put in some extra practice on my own but definitely not during this crazy Corona time. One other note is that I have beginning to love reading books (that’s right, used to hate them so much). Aside from the school requirements, I joined a book club trying to make me read more instead of facing a tiny screen all day. My most recent finished is a novel called A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, and I am working on a Star Wars spin-off novel about Grand Admiral Thrawn. 
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Alex Hale 

Name: Alex Hale

Age: 18

Where Am I From:  I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas where I lived through middle school. Before my freshmen year of high school, I moved to a small town called New Braunfels, Texas which is South of Austin.

School: I graduated from New Braunfels High School in 2019, and am currently in between high school and college.

Future Plans: I plan on attending Texas A&M University for the 2020-2021 school year where I want to study business and Entrepreneurship. I hope to someday incorporate my passion for music and communication-technologies into my own business someday.

How Unity Radio Helps Me Achieve My Goals: Unity Radio has given me the opportunity to work with and build strong and meaningful connections with people in the Worcester community. It has also given me the opportunity to experience and understand the radio industry providing me with more knowledge in a potential career field.

Hobbies: From an early age I started playing soccer. I have played my whole life on not only school teams but club teams as well. Other than that I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, and kayaking. 
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Henry Tobias 

Name: Henry Tobias

Age: 19

Where Am I From: I am from the big apple, New York City, and I have lived there my whole life. I've lived in three different neighborhoods while living in the city. The city is full of action packed adventures and has shaped where I have lived.

School: I went to high school at a small private school called Birch Wathen Lenox for four years. The school pushed me in many ways and helped get to where I am today. I graduated last year and I am going to be going to Muhlenberg College. I have learned life lessons from school that I can take with me into my future endeavors.

Future Plans: For the future, I plan to become a touring musician. My current artist name is Tobyt and I am on all major streaming platforms. I plan to travel the world and see it in any way I can. I also intend to live in New York for my entire life, and absorb as much about music as possible. I want to be an independent artist and work with other artists. On the side I would create an animal shelter to help pets that are in need. I want to give back to the community and this is how I can do that in the best way possible. Overall, I just want to live my dream as a touring musician and help animals in need.

How Unity Radio Helps Me Achieve My Goals: Unity Radio will help me achieve my goals by helping gain connections with people who have the same interests as me. They will also help me by learning about sound engineering and to help mix and master the audio from the shows. Unity will also give me a window of what is happening in the community and this will give me a window of what pets are in need. People of all kinds come into the station and they can teach me how they approach giving their impact on the community. All in all, Unity will help me achieve my goals by helping me sound engineer and give me connections I could not find anywhere else.

Hobbies: In my free time I like to make music on my own and with my friends. I also like to read comics, particularly Marvel comics, thanks to my roommate at Dynamy. I like to watch Netflix from time to time as well. The shows I like to watch are YouStranger Things, and Atypical. I like to hangout with friends and go on adventures as well. All in all, these are the interests I bring to the table. 

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Intern/Host of Gen Z

Name: Kwaku Nyarko

Age: 17

Where Am I From: I was born in Ghana, then came to the US when I was around 5 years old. I lived in the Southwest side of Worcester on Merchant Street next to Sullivan for a couple of years, then my family moved up near Forest Grove.

School: I am a senior at Doherty Memorial High School, former class president, and current valedictorian. This fall I’m looking to apply to some colleges, including West Point, Stanford, Northeastern, and the University of Richmond.

Future Plans: I really enjoy business, politics, and communications/debate. My long term goal is to become an entrepreneur and run my own business in the field of Biotech or Renewable Energy. In college, I think I will study Economics and Computer Science with a potential minor in Biotechnology. From there, I want to pursue further education in either Business school or Law school. Ultimately, I just want to maximize my potential as a person both socially and intellectually. If I’m fortunate enough to be able to provide for my family and retire early, I want to venture into philanthropic work, specifically in addressing the disparities in public education and prison recidivism.

How Unity Radio Helps Me Achieve My Goals: Working at Unity allows me to observe and develop the networking and communication skills necessary to develop strong relationships and skilled teams that accomplish what you set out to do. Unity Radio gives me inspiration for what I can do in the future but also for what I can do right now at just 17 years old. My experience at Unity Radio has helped me cultivate my own language and thinking skills so that I can effectively articulate ideas and persuade people which is crucial for the future leader and businessman I aspire to become.

Hobbies: I enjoy solving Rubik's cubes, listening to TED talks and podcasts like How I Built This, and reading Malcolm Gladwell's books. I’m also the varsity captain for Powerlifting and Cross Country which keeps me active. I like to stay involved in school and municipal politics through my positions on the school commitee and City Manager’s youth council. In my downtime, I like to watch Grey’s Anatomy or How To Get Away With Murder or First Take with Stephen A. Smith.
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Nico Angevin
Dynamy Intern

Name: Nico Angevin

Age: 18

Hobbies: Making music and hanging out with friends.

Where I am from: I was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, then came to the US when I was 18 months old. I lived in Cambridge for two years until my mother and I moved to Dedham, where we live now.

School: I graduated from high school in August 2019 from Shortridge Academy in Milton, NH. I am currently not looking for any colleges.

Future Plans: My long term goal is to be known all over the world and talked about. I want to pursue music production as a full time job, traveling the world playing for thousands I really enjoy music and always have from a young age. In 2018, I decided to pursue a musical career. My short term goal is to gain experience working at Unity Radio and make new friends and connections.

How Unity Radio Helps Me Achieve My Goals: Unity Radio will help me achieve my goals a good place for me to learn skills and gain experience within the area of music and production. I am very interested in working behind the scenes in anything music related and I feel like Unity is just the place for me to become the person I strive to become. 
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Will Sneider
Dynamy Intern

Name: William Sneider

Age: 18

Where am I from: I was born and raised in Brookline Massachusetts right outside the greater Boston area and have lived there my whole life. 

School: I recently graduated From Brookline High School, Class of 2019, and I will be attending Emerson College starting in the fall of 2020

Future Plans: In the future, I can see myself becoming a broadcaster or producer on a major sports show or working within a sports. At Emerson I will be studying sports communication to hopefully make a career out of it. Alternatively, I would love to work inside a top level sports organization like the Celtics or Patriots as a reporter or anylist.

How Unity Radio Helps Me Achieve My Goals: Working at Unity radio gives me the opportunity to be in a real production environment and get the experience I need to make it in this business. As Emerson is a major communications school with a major radio station, I am definitely going to get involved with that aspect of it, and Unity Radio is helping me gain an edge over other students.

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy playing video games/sports with my friends, cooking, card games, and of course, sports. Sports have been a passion of mine since as long as I can remember and the statistical aspect of them. I can’t get enough of the numbers. Some TV shows I like are The Boys, Lucifer, Friends, and my favorite movie is Edge of Tomorrow.

Jason Tribandis
Intern/Host of Gen Z

Name: Jason Tribandis

Where I Am From: I was born and raised in the great city of Worcester, Massachusetts.

I am currently a senior at Doherty Memorial High School. I am currently in the college application process and looking to get a degree somewhere in the realm of business.

Future plans: I look to build enough financial stability with a solid career in finance, along with making wise investment decisions in stocks and real estate, to where I have the financial freedom to start/support multiple community-building projects in my home of Worcester. When I die I want my community assisting projects to continue to serve those within the city effectively long after my absence. In my career, I hope to help many in their financial lives- freeing opportunities prior.

How Unity Radio Helps Me Achieve my Goals: Being a part of AMG has exposed me to a multitude of key figures in my community that aspire to become like one day. AMG also acts as an outlet for expression that has elevated my life in various ways. For example, my ability to develop, articulate and debate opinions on current societal topics has sharpened to the point where I feel comfortable with debating anyone on my opinions. 
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