- When and why did you get involved with 88.1FM?
I got involved with KVSC within my first semester at SCSU. I got involved both to keep up my radio chops, but to also take a stab at News Radio, and Sports Radio.
- What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC?
I currently host the Morning Show Part 1 twice a week (Monday and Friday), and the Morning Show Part 2 once a week (Wednesday). I also host Afternoon Progressive Rock once a week (on Tuesdays), as well as the Noon Newswatch Hour on Wednesdays.
- Please list some of the artists and musicians that you consider a must play on your show(s).
I often find myself leaning on artists such as Fire in the Radio, Smashing Pumpkins, and Weezer. I have also become rather fond of Michael Shynes, and Man Man during my time as a KVSC Radio DJ. Depending on which show I am hosting, any one of these artists could appear on a whim.
- What music do you listen to when you’re not tuned into KVSC?
When I am not tuned into KVSC, it’s all classic rock all the time. Jon Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet seems to be my go-to album for any situation, although I appreciate artists like Van Halen, Journey, and Earth, Wind, and Fire just as equally.
- What is the most embarrassing (perhaps even shameful) music phase you have gone through?
While I was in middle school, I hopped on the Disney Channel High School Musical train rather avidly. I’m not proud of everything I have done…
- What are your hobbies and/ or interests?
Outside of radio, I love sports and socialization. I often find that away from the radio station, I’m surrounded by people that I care about, and their opinions on most topics that drive conversation, most of them sports. I also enjoy podcasting.
- When you are not at work or KVSC where can you most likely be found?
When I am not at work/KVSC, I can most likely be found in my living room catching up on sports research/highlights, or behind the wheel of my Jeep Wrangler exploring the great outdoors.
- What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?
I believe that the most challenging part of being a Radio DJ is the delivery behind the microphone. It is a very interesting concept to attempt to speak TO someone, and not speak AT them, whilst also having no one to look at/speak to. Being able to emulate the tone of a conversation that isn’t actually going on is much harder than it sounds, so I would say that either that or attempting to pronounce the occasional quirky band name on the fly are the hardest parts to being a Radio DJ.
- What would you like to be doing in five years?
In five years, I would like to be a play-by-play announcer for a sports team. Major or minor league, but naturally, the long-term goal is going after someone’s job at TSN or NBC…