COMMUNITY

JULY MD of the MONTH: INDRA RAJ

“KGNU gets a lot of recognition in this area because of our alternative approach to presenting news and music programming, and a lot of people get to know us through friends and by word of mouth. That said, we are also deeply committed to getting out and participating in community events and festivals so people can get to know us, but also so we can support other community organization and non-profits in the area that align with our mission.”

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JUNE MD of the MONTH: UMFM’s Michael Elves

“Pretty much the entirety of my musical history can be traced back to George Michael (I’d go deep on Prince a little later). Wham!’s Make It Big was the first album I ever got, in 1984 when it was new and I was eight.”

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Interview with Jess Caragliano from Terrorbird

“In a time when our industry (and much of our life!) is so focused on the digital space with algorithms predicting what we want to see or listen to, the existence of a local space where actual human beings from the community are curating content content live on air, is more important than ever.”

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MAY MD of the MONTH: WLOY’s Margaret Jokoh

“One thing I love the most about the station is that we are heavily involved with the local music scene but also in service. We hold our own stage at Honfest (a local music festival in Hampden), play music at several events on campus and the coolest thing we do is bring in local artist to do concerts once a week on campus! But the one thing I love the most that we do, is aid in this BBQ for the homeless. Different people from the staff come to play music, help BBQ and just hang out and talk to people, it’s really cool and makes you appreciate what you have.”

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APRIL MD of the Month: KSJS’s Franco Miranda

“KSJS is well known throughout San Jose for the station’s attitude of local music. They heavily promote artists and bands from the Bay Area as well as promote shows that are in the Bay Area. The Program Director, the managers, and I connect with the community by promoting local events and participating in food drives among other events.”

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MARCH MD of the MONTH: BTRtoday’s Lottie Leymarie

“We are an entertainment platform with articles, videos and podcasts. I am technically the “gate-keeper” when it comes to the music side of things, but our hosts, who are all huge music fans, curate their shows with whatever songs, bands, and artists they love. Every show that you listen to is unique and well-thought out.”

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FEBRUARY MD of the MONTH: KSDB’s Dylan Swoyer

“I recently went nearly a year without a vehicle, so transportation was difficult. When I was able to get a new one, it didn’t have an Aux input or anything, so I’ve made a hard transition to burned CDs (when I’m not listening to KSDB of course). Someone got me a CD holder that holds the now large collection of burned CDs in my car – it’s like it’s 2002 again.”

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JANUARY: CFUR’s Britt Meierhofer

1. How did you first hear about CFUR? I first heard about CFUR waaaay back in 2003 during my first year of college here in Prince George, British Columbia! 2. How long have you been at CFUR (what is your history there), and how long have you been MD? I've been the...

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