1.) 1.) When did you get involved with 88.1 FM?
I first heard of this radio station on a tour of St. Cloud State in the summer of 2012. I toured the studio and was impressed to say the least. I would have started then but with school work and sports it was impossible. Thinking I was going to St. Cloud State I knew the station would be their when I went there. But my mind changed and I decided to attend NHCC instead but I still wanted to try radio. So over summer 2013 I went through the training process and became a dj! I still can’t believe it! KVSC is amazing!
2.) What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what programs have you hosted in the past? Currently I host the Thursday Afternoon Progressive Rock Show which is a blast. I have also filled in for the Morning Show, Late Night Progressive Rock Show and Free Form Friday and fill in where ever and whenever I can. If you listen enough however, you can hear me every day as the voice of Stages
3.) Please list some of the artists and musicians you consider to be a must play on your show(s)? Weezer (Favorite All Time), Jimmy Eat World, Bad Bad Hats, Cake, Fuzz, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Cage The Elephant, John Vanderslice, Silversun Pickups, All Time Quarterback, Jack White, Smashing Pumpkins, Gaslight Anthem, Youth Group, Fountains Of Wayne, Crash Test Dummies, Cheeseburger, Foxy Shazam, Mason Jennings, Mouserat (I wish) and many many more
4.) Why are you involved with independent community radio at 88.1 FM? It is really amazing the opportunity this station gave me. When I found out I could be on a real radio station I was ecstatic. The kind of hands on training and experience you get here is second to none. It is the highlight of my week to head up I 94 and do my radio show here. I love it! It is as simple as that
5.) What is in your personal CD player, iPod, or mp3 right now (BE HONEST)? CD- Relient K “Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek”
6.) Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve attended or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful) CD- I bought Coolio’s Gangsters Paradise Album for one good song (I think we all know which song I am referring to) and that is all I got, one good song the rest of the album was so bad I think I threw it out of my car window
Concert: Lost my phone in the metal tent at the Sunshine Music Festival. The only reason I was in the metal tent was out of curiosity and look where that got me.
7.) What are your hobbies and interest? I love sports and was sports writer in high school, (2 time writer of the year at Heritage Christian Academy- but I don’t want to brag) I also enjoy good friends and of course the best in progressive rock. I am getting my generals in school currently and want to be the communications field. I want a place to where I can get my voice heard (Example KVSC)
8.) When you are not at work or KVSC, where can you most likely be found? Played basketball in high school. Loved it. Also fell in love with disc golf during that span. I work at a grocery store and go to school and do radio so I have minimal free time. In that free time I do have I like to go for runs and hang with friends or watch a little Portlandia. The dream of the nineties is alive at KVSC! (If you have seen the show you get it)
9.) If it were the end of the world and you could only take five things with you, what would they be (BE HONEST)?
2. WEEZERS BLUE ALBUM
3. CD PLAYER
5. MLB SLUGFEST 2003 FOR GAMECUBE
10.) What do you think is the future of radio? The thing that makes radio special is the diversity of what it plays. It is not trying to make sales like companies such as itunes do. So as long as people love to hear new music and different styles instead of listening to what music downloading sites want them to buy radio will live on! I know from my own experience. Before I came here, I knew probably one tenth of what I know now about music. It is so refreshing to hear something new as opposed to the same songs over and over again. Stations like KVSC are the true source of refreshing music and that’s why I believe radio will be around for decades to come.