COMMUNITY

Genre DJ of the Month | Karen Rakos, KEUL Girdwood, AK

“KEUL is a community radio station completely run by volunteers in the small resort town of Girdwood, Alaska. Founded by Lewis Leonard, KEUL hit the airwaves as a pirate station in 1997. The FCC shut the operation down, but by the summer of 1998, KEUL was fully licensed and back on the air legally.”

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Genre DJ of the Month | Al Wex, WSUW Whitewater

“The first two Chemical Brothers CD’s always stand tall with me. I have a bunch of 90’s Breakbeat & Electronic compilations that I play occasionally. In Hip Hop, Wu Tang’s 36 Chambers, Big L’s Lifestyles of Da Poor & Dangerous, Tribe Called Quest’s early years rank high with me.”

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Industry Interview with Phillipe Roberts, Marauder

“College/Community Radio matters because we need youthful energy contributing to what ends up on the airwaves! They’re always hungry for new sounds and often give us fresh insights into the music we’re working on. I’ve gotten tons of recommendations from college MDs that have shaped my own tastes. It’s a critical, symbiotic relationship.”

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Genre DJ of the Month (Metal) | Erika Bass, WKNC Raleigh

“I host a show on WKNC called The Saw’s Butcher Shop. I am known as The Saw, the Master Butcher. My show is divided into two time-slots: The Bone Cruncher on Friday’s from noon-1pm where I play local North Carolina metal bands, and The House of Horrors on Friday night’s from 6-8pm where I play all genres of metal (metalcore, deathcore, hardcore, death metal, black metal, and djent metal, etc.).”

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June MD of the Month | Brian Bourgoin, WCNI New London

“WCNI’s mix of volunteer community members and college students play music that ranges “from folk to funk…from polka to punk”. We have a very eclectic blend of community members and students, a true island of misfit toys that have a shared passion for music and enjoy bringing that to airwaves on our gloriously analog mixing board.”

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Industry Interview with Harlan Kelly, Secretly Group

“One time I was surprised by Sheryl Crow and I didn’t know what to say but “nice set.” Which is like the silliest thing! Why would I say something that you would say to your buddy’s punk band as they are loading out of the basement, to someone as big as her. But it was true! She played an amazing set. Sheryl Crow rips.”

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