mike2sm.jpg1.)    When did you get involved with 88.1 FM?

I began training at KVSC in August of 2000.

2.)  What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what programs have you hosted in the past?   

I currently host Diversions on Wednesdays. I have regularly hosted The Morning Show, Afternoon Progressive Rock Show, Insomnia Heaven, World Beat (Now Neighborhoods of the World), Newswatch, and Alt13/Crispy Bacon.

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

The artists I play tend to change from season to season. Lately each week or every other week I’ve been throwing Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Pavement, Subtle, Secret Chiefs 3, David Byrne, Depedro, Antibalas, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, and the Meat Puppets into the mix.

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

KVSC puts out great programming. We offer a whole spectrum of opportunity for the numerous talents that are left out of mainstream radio. There are quite a few musicians that I’ve found through KVSC. We also provide alternative news programming that strives to keep the people informed on important issues, something very few media outlets provide. I stay involved with KVSC because I feel that I can offer a bit of respite to listeners with some wonderful artwork and insight.

5.) What is in your personal CD player, iPod, or mp3 right now (BE HONEST)?

T.V. on the Radio – Dear Science

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

Body Count at First Avenue

7.) What are your hobbies and interest?

Healing the sick, hanging out with my girlfriend and her daughter, growing food, processing food, cooking food, talking about food, movies, music, books, carpentry, cycling, walking, hiking.

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

At work, home, traveling, camping, out for a walk/bike ride.
9.) If it were the end of the world and you could only take five things with you, what would they be (BE HONEST)?
 Leaving the planet? My backpack full of clothes, Food, Water, Seeds, Loved ones
10.) What do you think is the future of radio?
I believe that radio will still exist in its current state for quite a few years to come. Stations will transition to digital, many will continue to broadcast. We still have plenty of AM radio, so it’s obvious that as radio changes, the stations using older technology are still around. Even with internet radio and satellite radio, I believe that the market for radio is widening. Until some major breakthrough comes that will challenge the nature of our broadcast method, people will continue to listen to AM/FM radio because of the quality of programming and low cost.