1. When and why did you get involved with 88.1 FM
I first got involved with 88.1 in the spring of 2023 right at the end of the school year. I was originally put on the station by a friend of mine who worked with 88.1 before. After checking out the station and watching a show, fell in love with the atmosphere and I wanted to be a part of it.
2. What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC?
Currently, I host the Late-Night Progressive Rock show on Wednesday nights.
3. Please list some of the artists and musicians that you consider a must-play on your show(s).
A couple of artists that I try to play on the show are The Smashing Pumpkins, Parcels, and Turnstile if we want to get a little loud.
4. What music do you listen to when you’re not tuned into KVSC?
When I’m not tuned into KVSC I tend to listen to a lot of hardcore rock/punk, but I try to listen to as much music as I can. Including the bands mentioned above, some of my favorite bands/artists include Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Demarco, Tyler The Creator, and Incendiary.
5. What is the most embarrassing (perhaps even shameful) music phase you have gone through?
The most embarrassing music phase I went through was probably when I was “emo” in middle school. I had just started listening to bands like Green Day, Blink 182, and Sum 41 so I for sure thought the world was against me. I thought I was edgy, but I was just a kid in skinny jeans and a terrible haircut.
6. What are your hobbies and/or interests?
Other than music my hobbies are playing guitar and coding. I’ve been playing guitar for the better part of 10 years and I’m still just as enthusiastic about it as I was when I first started playing. But other than guitar, I’m a software engineering major so computers and especially coding are a big part of my life.
7. When you are not at work or KVSC where can you most likely be found?
If I’m not at the station you will most likely find me either at my Starbucks in Waite Park (I work there), hanging in my room, or skating around campus.
8. What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?
Honestly, the hardest part about being a DJ is choosing what to play, the CD library is MASSIVE, and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what you want to play sometimes. But other than that, the hardest part is ending the show each night.
9. What would you like to be doing in five years?
I don’t know what I’ll be doing in 5 years, but I hope to have a software engineering job somewhere with a plan to get my master’s. If at all possible, I want to maintain a connection with the radio industry because of how much I like working here.