1. When did you get involved with 88.1FM?
October or November of 2014
2. What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what’s your favorite to listen to?
I host Late Night Progressive Rock on Thursdays for the Spring semester ’15. Sometimes I fill in for morning shows. I like tuning into diversion and late night prog rock shows. I used to tune in randomly in high school and only recently I’ve been tuning into select shows. I like Caroline’s shows and Sparky’s Friday night Beats and Pieces.
3. Please list some of the artists and musicians that you consider a must play on your show(s).
I try to play a variety of music so I like to pick and choose from the library on whim. Sometimes I like to play vinyl.
Here are some artists that are important to me: Aphex Twin, Alex G (the Philadelphia one), John Maus, Xiu Xiu, Animal Collective, Talking Heads, Pinback, Pixies, Vashti Bunyan, Arca, Sonic Youth, Prince, Yo La Tengo, Sufjan Stevens, Stereolab, A Tribe Called Quest, Ariel Pink, Dirty Projectors, Lucky Dragons, Electric Light Orchestra, Deerhoof, Boards of Canada.
Other than those artists I like any music with pop framework, anything challenging, anything danceable, anything with purpose in mind, anything with emotion. For the most part anyway.
4. Why are you involved with independent public radio at 88.1FM?
I decided it was time for me to become a part of something that is physical and real, in relation to music.
5. What is in your CD player, iPod, or MP3 player right now? (Be Honest!)
I have a few mix CDs I pop in my car CD player every now and then. Other than that I have a live Talking Heads album that I return to often. I’ve digitized most of my music and I have all of that stored on my iPod, which has a lot of indie rock on it.
6. Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve seen or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful).
My music taste changes and I’ve gone through a lot of phases, but I’m not embarrassed or ashamed by any of it! I still listen to Fall Out Boy and some nu metal (lol) and top 40 radio is comforting some days (but I’m more often than not tuned to KVSC!).
7. What are your hobbies and interests?
Taking cell phone pics, watching people, bike rides when it’s nice, drowning in social media, holding babies, immersing myself in music.
8. When you are not at work or KVSC where can you most likely be found?
Watching documentaries, reading how-to’s, making notes, developing personal philosophies. In my room or on the road or near a body of water.
9. What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?
Making the sounds flow well. Staying alert and keeping on top of things. Making my shows interesting not only for me but for listeners.
10. What do you think is the future of radio?
I’ve seen magazines discontinue publication and become internet based news sources. It’s disheartening, especially if a follower or collector of its physicality. But I think it’s simply the next step. Internet is so attainable, at least here in the states, and is becoming more accessible all the time. Even though I think there’s a lack of kinesthesis in online social interaction I know it’s opened a lot of doors for musical experience. And it is so detrimental to young people and anyone else looking for worldly relief. And while what is in store for radio is not sure, I believe continuance of college and community radio is definitely relevant to anyone and everyone associated! There’s a sense of wholeness and congruence and locality that is so important for social and communal development and cohesion, which makes me proud to be a part of the KVSC team and volunteer!