Announcer/Volunteer Profile Questions for KVSC.org

1.    
When did you get involved with 88.1FM?

A few months ago, I heard that KVSC was looking for volunteer DJ’s and I contacted Scooter. My association is therefore very recent.

2.     What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what’s your favorite to listen to?

I will be hosting the Thursday morning show, from 9-12. It’s hard to name a favorite! I do love the Blues  and the Afro-Caribbean shows.

 

3.     Please list some of the artists and musicians that you consider a must play on your show(s).

I’m doing a rotation show, and I love the music—I’d like to work in some blues/rock/folk that the audience may not be familiar with—Paul Butterfield, Townes Van Zandt, Mike Bloomfield, Pearls Before Swine, to name a few.

 

4.     Why are you involved with independent public radio at 88.1FM?

Independent broadcasting is so important—it’s not being “pushed” by any commercial interests and allows the hosts to showcase artists who would otherwise never be heard.

 

5.     What is in your CD player, iPod, or MP3 player right now? (Be Honest!)

How much time do you have? I have everything from the Stones to Korn to Pavarotti.

 

6.     Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve seen or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful).

I grew up in New York City in the Sixties, went to a lot of drunken/stoned performances (the musicians, not me) and it’s hard to sort them out. The most cringe worthy was at a NYC club in the 70’s, maybe CBGB, where Dan Hicks went ballistic on the poor guy doing the lighting and asked him if someone was performing an indecent act on him.

 

7.     What are your hobbies and interests?

I’m a retired neurologist and do my best to keep up with neuroscience, even though I am not working. My main interest is writing—I was a writer before I was a doctor and have published a fair amount of poetry. I love visiting museums, working out, and playing with my 2 year old granddaughter.

 

8.     When you are not at work or KVSC where can you most likely be found?

At the gym, or at some new ethnic restaurant.

 

9.     What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?

I’m just starting so, everything! It’s pretty fast paced and the terror of dead air looms large. That, and messing up the weather forecast.

 

      What do you think is the future of radio?

Strong! I don’t think radio will ever become obsolete. We need radio to bring us new music and ideas, and to provide a forum for public expression. And, what else would we do in our cars?

 

Iris Brossard