1.) When did you get involved with 88.1 FM? Originally I joined the KVSC team in 1996, in the era of the cart, the cassette tape, and the DAT. I then took some time off, rejoining the team in the spring of 2010.
2.) What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what programs have you hosted in the past? I used to host Wednesday overnights and Blues Before Sunrise. Now I am a fill in.
3.) Please list some of the artists and musicians you consider to be a must play on your show(s)? Quite honestly I don’t have any anymore. The only must play I really ever had was Iron Butterfly, and that was really more for a long relaxing smoke break. Since I don’t smoke anymore, the LP version of Ina Gatta Da Vita is no longer a necessity.
4.) Why are you involved with independent community radio at 88.1 FM?] I missed being on the air. When my schedule finally allowed for it, I decided to jump back in. I enjoy the freedom working with KVSC allows. The loose formatting of many of the shows allows for live exploration of all types of music. Since I’m not heavily versed in “alt” musicians, I randomly grab quite a bit and just run. It’s a great way to discover artitsts, both new and old.
5.) What is in your personal CD player, iPod, or mp3 right now (BE HONEST)? Right now? Jackson 5, Presidents of the United States of America, Megadeth, Miley Cyrus, Beastie Boys, Mandy Moore, Ludacris, Manhattan Transfer, Sly and the Family Stone, Green Day, Offspring, Rancid, Eazy E, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Skankin’ Pickle, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Terra Naomi, Jen McClung, Kid Rock, Saliva, Christina Aguilera, The Scorpions, White Lion, Ella Fitzgerald, Da Youngstas, Beck, Frank Sinatra, Buckcherry, Wham!, Pink, Sublime, Firehouse, The Blues Brothers, Queen, Dr. Dre, The Beatles, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Britney Spears (I was her for a karaoke contest), Cam’ron, Cypress Hill, Lil’ Kim, Harry Connick Jr., James Brown, The Goo Goo Dolls, (Kid) Johnny Lang, Cake, Ministry, Girly Girl Crew, Beck, Dilated Peoples, KC and the Sunshine Band, Kool and the Gang, Lita Ford, Sarai, All-Time Low, Black Lab, Sweet, Goldfinger, and Boyz 2 Men, just to name a few.
6.) Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve attended or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful) I have no shame. I own Mr. Mister “Welcome To the Real World”. I bought it new from Columbia House of 1/12th of a cent plus shipping and handling then I was probably 12 or so. I just found it the other day and tracked it while carving pumpkins with my kids. To quote my 9 year old daughter “this 80’s music sounds like torture”. Bless her heart…
7.) What are your hobbies and interest? I geocache, hike, bike, camp, travel, etc… My hiking hobby got me into trouble a while ago when I was struck by lightning whilst atop a 14er in Colorado. I recommend the hike. Not the lightning strike so much. Airlifting by chopper out of the mountains is pretty cool though. I also game a bit, but not as much as I used to. Running a small business eats up much of my spare time. I perform warranty repairs on TVs and appliances. Electronic component repair is kind of interesting stuff. Finally, as an Earth Science Education major, it should come as no shock that developments in the sciences are big interests to me.
8.) When you are not at work or KVSC, where can you most likely be found? Prior to my accident, I could be found in my van, either driving to school, work, or somewhere for my kids. With power inverters, an air card, and a printer, I was completely mobile and on the road all the time. Now, if I’m not in class or at the clinic, I’m at home knocked out from fatigue. Each day gets better, and I plan to be back to where I was before very soon.
9.) If it were the end of the world and you could only take five things with you, what would they be (BE HONEST)? My Ipod loaded with carefully selected music from my library, A solar/crank charger to keep it alive, my sleep system (-30 bag, Goretex liner and Thermorest pad), my bike, and my Leatherman. Then I’d steal a kid’s backpack and search for a Sharpie. Once I found one I’d write “I’m with Mad Max” on the front of my shirt, and “Thunderdome or bust” on a piece of scrap bed sheet and fly it like a flag off a stick attached to my bike frame.
10.) What do you think is the future of radio? I don’t see radio going anywhere or its role changing in any dramatic way. As long as there are jobs in America, cars on the roads, and projects to be completed in the garage, radio will live on. MP3 players are even integrating tuners now. I can only believe that is because consumers asked for it. My playlist is great, but the variety that is out there in radioland is far greater. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and let someone else drive…