1. When and why did you get involved with 88.1 FM

I got involved in fall 2022, around late September to early October. I got involved purely on a whim. I had a Mass Comm class that was given a tour of the studio and by the end of the tour, we were given the option to sign up for a particular show and seeing they had a few programs I was interested in, I was like “Eh sure, why not?” Which makes it all the more incredible when I now love what I do.

2. What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC?

I host the Afternoon Progressive Rock (APR) show.

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

There are a handful of tracks I try to play at least once on the show. Tried and True by Ween, Hey by Tombstones in Their Eyes, and Feel it Still by Portugal. The Man comes to mind. I try my best not to let these overrun the show as the variety of artists and tracks are what I love about the show. There are a couple of tracks that I think would be great fits for the show as well but playing them hasn’t come to fruition yet.

4. What music do you listen to when you’re not tuned into KVSC?

Answering that is like trying to answer what’s your favorite movie, it’s almost impossible. I’d say recently I’ve been listening to instrumental tracks like ones from Danny Elfman, Voicians, Tycho, and Bernard Herrmann, and even some remixes/mashups from YouTube. One I really want to shout out is DaymanOurSavior, his work introduced me to mashups and helped shape my music taste (for better or worse ha-ha). But generally, it ranges from rock, jazz, electronic, pop, alternative, classical, etc.

5. What is the most embarrassing (perhaps even shameful) music phase you have gone through?

My Epic Rap Battles of History phase. I remember my time in middle school having dozens of their songs.

6. What are your hobbies and/or interests?

I really love watching movies, swimming, walking, biking, listening to music (obviously), and playing video games.

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

The Munsinger Park. I’ve been walking there for about a year now. It’s a nice place for me to relax and gather my thoughts, while also getting an excuse to sing and dance while walking the bridge.

8. What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?

I’d say when the pressure of realizing you’re live to so many listeners settles in. Thankfully it doesn’t happen all the time as I’ve gotten more and more comfortable with it, but on the odd occasion, it’ll kick in.

9. What would you like to be doing in five years?

I’m honestly not sure. I initially wanted to pursue a career in writing (screenplays or reviews) but my time at KVSC threw a curveball in my plans. As of now, I just want to learn more about this field before I make a final decision, so maybe my future could be in radio instead of writing.

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