1.)When did you get involved with 88.1 FM?
A little bit when I was going to school from 1989 – 1993, read the news, and wrote some news stories. March, 2009 is when I started DJing regularly.
2.) What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what programs have you hosted in the past?
My main show is Eclectic Breakfast right now. I move around and help fill in a lot. I started on Insomnia Heaven. I have also done: Free Forum Friday, Granite City Rock Café, Saturday Sunsplash, Morning Show Part 1, and Sisters. It can be hard to find me some weeks.
3.) Please list some of the artists and musicians you consider to be a must play on your show(s)?
Matthew Sweet, The Donnas, Sahara Hotnights, Depeche Mode, Johnny Clueless, and Tina & the B-Sides are some of my favorites. I try to mix them up so I don’t have them on every show.
4.) Why are you involved with independent community radio at 88.1 FM?
My undergrad degree is in Mass Communications TV Broadcasting. I was News Director at UTVS and did some reporting for KVSC back in college. I wanted to volunteer to be able to use my broadcasting degree since I am no longer in broadcasting professionally. I also have played trivia for 15 years and thought volunteering would be a good way to give back to KVSC.
5.) What is in your personal CD player, iPod, or mp3 right now (BE HONEST)?
Wide range: Duran Duran, Matthew Sweet, Alannah Myles, Candy Dulfer, The Devils, Bachelor Girl, Johnny Clueless, Faith No More, Urban Underground, 3-Doors Down, Depeche Mode, Michael Penn, Save Ferris, Paramore, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Lita Ford, John Taylor, A-Ha, Bingo Boys, lots of 80s stuff.
6.) Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve attended or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful)?
Went to a Rick Springfield concert at the Taste of MN 5 or 6 years ago and I was selected to go up on stage to sing as part of a contest to win back stage passes. I had to sing part of Jessie’s Girl. I am not a real good singer (horrible really) so pretty nerve racking. I did not win the back stage passes, but at least I did not get booed.
7.) What are your hobbies and interests?
Sports: I play softball, volleyball and bike a lot and watch a lot of NFL, GO HORSE! Trivia contests (KVSC, Stevens Point, Williams College, trivia challenge at the Rox), music, movies and tv shows on dvd. I read a lot, probably own over 600 books. I also love to play board or strategy games. My wife and I have a group of friends that get together every 2-3 weeks and play board games (no electronics) for 6-10 hours.
8.) When you are not at work or KVSC, where can you most likely be found?
Band rehearsal or performance. I play trombone in the SCSU Husky Sports band, and in the St. Cloud Municipal Band which takes up a lot of time. 2nd to band would be at sporting events as I have season tickets to SCSU Men’s Hockey, and the MN Twins.
9.) If it were the end of the world and you could only take five things with you, what would they be (BE HONEST)?
Do people count? I would take my wife first, my dog Lola 2nd, then it is tough. My laptop 3rd I guess because then I save a lot of my music, some movies and some books (kind of), my bike 4th so I have a way to travel besides walking, my trombone 5th. And I would sneak in a 6th thing and grab a board game either Carcassasonne or Ingenius.
10.) What do you think is the future of radio?
It will be around but I am not sure in what format. I hope there are still actual live DJs on the air. I hate all the automated overnight systems on a lot of radio stations, and that one in the Twin Cities that is all automated with no real people, hate it! I hope there will be stations like KVSC that still play cds, and vinyl so it is not totally digital. Vinyl to me still sounds better than any mp3 or digital based format out there.