1. When and why did you get involved with 88.1 FM?
I started KVSC in the fall of 2020, I was wrapping up general courses and the pandemic left me kinda spinning my wheels. While crashing at my folks’ place one night I was messing around with their radio and stumbled onto 88.1fm. I knew St. Cloud had a college station, but I didn’t realize how much my music taste lined up with it until then. When I heard they offered free DJ training and the chance to host your own show, I shot an email to Jo introducing myself and the rest is history.
2. What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC?
I host the Afternoon Progressive Rock Show 1-4 P.M. every(ish) Tuesday. You can also hear my voice as the host of Stages, an interstitial program covering live music throughout the state. I also occasionally pop up on Indiebrunch, Undercurrents, and the Late Night Progressive Rock Show.
3. Please list some of the artists and musicians that you consider a must-play on your show(s).
I grew up very immersed in the punk scene of the early 2000s, so I love the indie-punk fusions of today like Jeff Rosenstock, The Beths, and Screaming Females.
4. What music do you listen to when you’re not tuned into KVSC?
I do my best to keep up with the local alternative scene, some of my favs are Landon Conrath, Joe Bartel, and Space Monkey Mafia. I’m always looking for new acts to shout out on-air.
5. What is the most embarrassing (perhaps even shameful) music phase you have gone through?
Hardcore Christian metal. I will not be elaborating.
6. What are your hobbies and/or interests?
I play drums when I can. I love hiking and being outside. I’m also very passionate about animation and pro-wrestling. This is your sign to go to a local wrestling show sometime.
7. When you are not at work or KVSC where can you most likely be found?
Wasting my money at the pinball machine in the corner of the bar.
8. What’s the most challenging part of being a radio DJ?
Being so incredibly handsome and radiant and talented all of the time.
9. What would you like to be doing in five years?