1.) When did you get involved with 88.1 FM?
Mid –July 2008. I turned on the radio when I was moving in…there was The Voice of Saint Cloud! I contacted the training department, completed training & was on the air. The greatest stroke of luck was that Thriving on a Riff needed a host.
2.) What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what programs have you hosted in the past?
Thriving on a Riff: The Sunday Jazz Show. I also do fill-ins when my work schedule allows. I especially love doing Diversions.
3.) Please list some of the artists and musicians you consider to be a must play on your show(s)?
I select from the whole range of Jazz. To help insure variety, I play as many artists whose birthdays are in the coming week as I can find in our library. Then I fill out the program with the greats: Armstrong, Ella, Mingus, Monk & Miles, Parker, Coltrane & Gillespie, Brubeck, the Great American songbook, emerging artists, new greats & I’m always interested in new standards (the group, too). And of course, requests.
4.) Why are you involved with independent community radio at 88.1 FM?
Independent community radio is our “…last, best hope.” Radio as it is meant to be. This is Radio. I want to do my part in keeping it thriving and growing. I’ve lived across much of our country. We are an endangered species in the face of mega-mania corporate driven entertainment.
5.) What is in your personal CD player, iPod, or mp3 right now (BE HONEST)?
6.) Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve attended or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful)?
In 1980, having to announce to a huge baseball stadium in Japan that Cheap Trick was not going to perform because of the rain…they didn’t want to be electrocuted.
7.) What are your hobbies and interests?
Radio is one of my hobbies, as is making amazing organic, gluten free baked stuff and other great food. Storytelling, puppetry and mask work are my special interests in Theatre.
8.) When you are not at work or KVSC, where can you most likely be found?
The Performing Arts Center at SCSU, where I am the Costume Studio Director
9.) If it were the end of the world and you could only take five things with you, what would they be (BE HONEST)?
If it’s the end of the world…then I don’t need anything. Well, except KVSC on the air as long as possible. I’ll even do the shift. You guys go get your stuff, I’ve got it covered.
10.) What do you think is the future of radio?
It’s on the air right now. KVSC. I think the future of radio is like that of theatre…we need to do what we do best. Radio is theatre of the mind. It is one of the last places you can actively use your imagination. You, the listener, can participate. You can participate in an even more active way and join KVSC (become an announcer). Thank you very much if you are a fellow member.