Linda MacLeod

1.)    When did you get involved with 88.1 FM?

In the summer of 2008, I began broadcasting the Progressive Rock Show and the news programs.

2.)  What show(s) do you currently host on KVSC and what programs have you hosted in the past?

I Specialize in the noon or 4 p.m. news. Check the DJ schedule each semester.

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

I enjoy a wide variety of music including: jazz, blues, world, pop, and Classical.

4.) Why are you involved with independent community radio at 88.1 FM?

I’m a graduate student in Mass Communications and have always been interested in broadcasting. At the University of Minnesota, I took a class in radio and television broadcasting and at Normandale Community College, Bloomington, I did a few television interviews. It’s a privilege and a rare opportunity to be able to volunteer as an on-air broadcaster. My Listening perference has always been public radio for quality and less commercialism.

5.) What is in your personal CD player, iPod, or mp3 right now (BE HONEST)?

Carla Bruni, Linda Ronstadt, David Gray, Norah Jones, Diana Krall.

6.) Please disclose the most embarrassing music moment or concert you’ve attended or album you’ve bought (perhaps even shameful).

In high school, I was singing a classical song in recital and hit high G loud and off key.

7.) What are your hobbies and interest?

Dancing Argentine tango and ballroom, playing piano, singing, writing poetry, studying French, reading and traveling.

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

Studying at home, the library, or researching for graduate papers.

9.) If it were the end of the world and you could only take five things with you, what would they be (BE HONEST)?

The love in my heart and appreciation for living life with élan.

10.) What do you think is the future of radio?

I believe in the value of public radio for quality programming and news. The question is whether public radio will survive financially. In contrast, commercial radio has a lot of competition and depends on advertising revenue. With the exception of drive time, many radio listeners are customizing music programming available with new technologies on the Internet. 

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