wheeler.jpgEric Wheeler

1.) When did you get involved with 88.1 FM?

August of 2009 when I started graduate school.

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

4 p.m. News Edition and news fill-ins.

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

Earth & Sky! Just kidding… if I get the chance to play something as I’m waiting for the next host to come in, I usually pull out some Wilco or Vampire Weekend.

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

I am a graduate assistant at KVSC and I pretty much hate commercial radio.

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

I think I have a rather eclectic taste in music… Bob Dylan, Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix dominate my iPhod, but I have music as diverse as Ben Folds to Rage Against The Machine and Johnny Cash to Brother Ali.

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

Easy: Taylor Swift (self-titled) is by far the most embarrassing CD I have ever bought, but I love it!

7.) What are your hobbies and interest?

Photography is probably my main hobby along with working out and running. I’m also a social media geek and get a kick out of building my Twitter following and driving traffic to my blog (wheelerblogs.com). I travel anytime I get the chance.

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

Sadly, the library. I do enjoy a well crafted brew though, so maybe a bar…

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 iPhone, my Nikon camera (and accessories), my running shoes, my car, and I don’t know… clothing?

10.) What do you think is the future of radio?

That’s a loaded question… technology is constantly changing how people listen to the radio. As mobile devices become more advanced and more affordable, more people will listen to their favorite stations on their phone and more and more stations will host online web stream. Also, with online integration of radio stations, social media will become more important and users will share what they’re listening to and interaction with stations and other users will become more and more important.