1. When and why did you get involved with 88.1FM?
I got involved at the end of 2017, and getting my feet wet around the start of the second semester of 2018. What really got me interested is when I was first touring St. Cloud, as a senior in high school, I wasn’t really planning on my being a Mass Communications major until I saw KVSC. Seeing all the studios and positions they offered really changed my mind set going into college.
2. What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC?
Diversions on Thursdays, 5-7.
3. Please list some of the artists and musicians that you consider a must play on your show(s).
For the show I do, I really like to play some indie rock and underground electronic music. Some of the artists/ bands that I usually pull off the shelves first are: Vampire Weekend, Bloc Party, Weezer, Ok Go, Two Door Cinema Club, M83, Petit Biscuit.
4. What music do you listen to when you’re not tuned into KVSC?
I’m not a really picky person when it comes to music, because I love everything. But outside of KVSC I usually like to listen to Classic Rock, EDM, Hip-hop/Rap, Alternative/ Punk Rock and Country.
5. What is the most embarrassing (perhaps even shameful) music phase you have gone through?
Oh geez, well I think the most embarrassing music phase that I went through was this rap group called New Boyz. Disclaimer this was back in elementary school, so I didn’t quite listen to good quality music as my parents like to say.
6. What are your hobbies and/ or interests?
I’m a pretty active person outside of school, and I really enjoy playing pond hockey and Intramurals with my friends. I DJ house parties and other events off campus and I produce some podcast shows on Souncloud. And I’m a HUGE Fortnite guy.
7. When you are not at work or KVSC where can you most likely be found?
You can find me in random places on campus actually. But most of the time I’m either at the Miller Center, Atwood, or Stewart Hall.
8. What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?
I think the most challenging part of being a radio DJ is knowing what to play throughout your set. Because for me in the beginning starting out as a DJ, I didn’t quite know what to play, so I just started pulling random music off the shelves until I found something I liked. I know my friends give me a hard time too because they always ask for shout outs, and I always deny them.
9. What would you like to be doing in five years?
Hopefully working at a radio station, or making my own podcast business for college students. I think generally speaking, anything to do with sound engineering, and producing for companies across the United States.