COMMUNITY

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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Genre DJ of the Month | Michael A. Murphy, WMEB Bangor, Maine

“College radio stations attract students (many of them, perhaps, identifying as misfits) from a wide variety of backgrounds with an equally wide variety of musical tastes. Getting them to a point where they realize they are part of something bigger, where they can bond over their commonalities, rather than get polarized over differences, is a challenge.”

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Industry Interview with Jesse Stensby, Vitriol Radio Promotion

“You can tout the power of playlists and blogs and everything else, but I’ll still put my hand up for the stations out there that are truly engaging their community on a local level and in addition helping to be the filter that makes it possible to bring the rest of the world to the people of their area.”

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