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Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:45pm #NEWS
DJ of the Month: Copho
October 2014

What brought you to WRUV?


            Radio played a huge part in my own little musical naissance.  For my 10th birthday I was gifted a stereo with a tape deck that could record through a tiny mic installed on its front panel. I’d spend hours listening to Boston’s alt rock radio station waiting for a particular song to come on rotation, which I’d record onto a blank tape and proceed with more tracks ripped from the radio or my own CD collection.  
            In high school I spent most weekends in Boston going to concerts with friends and got eaten up by Boston’s local music scene.
            When looking at colleges, I knew I wanted to go somewhere with an established student radio station. I didn't know much about what was involved in being a DJ, but I knew that I’d be happiest in a community of people who love music.           
   
Tell us about your show-- what do you talk about/what kind of music do you play?

            I co-host Exposure with Dox on Wednesday’s at 6-8pm. Exposure is dedicated to showcasing local Vermont musicians and hosting live on-air performances. I don't know the exact history of the show, but I know it’s been a staple at WRUV since at least the 80’s and I’m really proud to be involved!

Where did you get your show name?

           
Exposure is named after it’s great-great-great-grandmamma, Exposure.
 
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?

           
I’m all about riding my bike to mundane or beautiful places, trying to read books that hurt my head a little, people watching over coffee, and listening to music while doing all of the above.

 

Top 5 songs (of the moment in no particular order)(ask me again tomorrow)

Connan Mockasin – ‘Forever Dolphin Love’
Neutral Milk Hotel – ‘I Will Bury You In Time’
Attic Abasement – ‘Try to Sleep’

Chad VanGaalen – ‘Sara’
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – ‘In Love With Useless…’

Thanks Copho!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:58am #DJOFTHEMONTH
DJ of the Month: Joanna
September 2014

 

What brought you to WRUV?
I lost my job in June of 2010 and I needed some inspiration and direction. Two days later I attended WRUV's DJ training and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I had a love for international music and I just needed a creative outlet to share it. WRUV is the perfect place.

          
Tell us about your show-- what do you talk about/what kind of music do you
play?
I play all non-English language music from around the world. I tend to focus on contemporary African music but you'll hear music from Brazil, France, Spain, India, Australia and beyond, too. I gravitate toward world folk, singer-songwriter, blues, hip-hop and reggae because I like those genres in general. 


Where did you get your show name?
"No Life in the West" is a lyric from Buju Banton's song "Til I'm Laid to Rest". I like Buju Banton's music and my dog is named Buju, too! I tried and tried to find a show name that I liked and one day I was listening to that song and I said, that's it.

 
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?
Film and music are my two passions. I'm a Netflix junkie and I see a lot of live music, too. My friends and I have a cooking club that meets every month and I love to cook. I like to be outside hiking and swimming with my dog and I like yoga too. I'm a big UVM hockey fan - go Cats go!
Thanks Joanna!!

 

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:52am #NEWS
DJ of the Month: Aly Perry
June 2014

The DJ of the month is Aly Perry!! Here's an interview with her!

 

What brought you to WRUV?
          
Living without internet for this 1st year in Burlington, the radio acted as a real life line to the outside world. 
I loved how eclectic the programming is at WRUV...It was surprising! It was weird! It was wonderful! 

A station crush developed. I was hungry for new music, and was never disappointed.  

Several programs became my new darlings, and I would look forward to them each day and evening. 
-- It was love, pure radio love. And I'm thrilled (!) to be in the room now. What a joy. 
Tell us about your show-- what do you talk about/what kind of music do you
play?

I am in the booth Saturdays 3-6 pm this Summer. I aim to craft those three hours in a few segments. 
The first hour's feeling is like lemonade on your porch - some folk-rock, some joyous music, maybe a blue little ballad to watch the clouds pass. That kind of thing. 
The middle hour stretches out in time: a lot of orchestrations, hollowed out music...Dream-scapes is how I like to think of it...
The third hour, 5-6 pm, is the "hot pan" section...Maybe you're heading home in your car, maybe it's cocktail hour, maybe you've started up cooking, or getting ready to go out. So a soundtrack that keeps your toes moving, and hopefully your mouth grinning, too. 


Where did you get your show name?

Forever Is Just A Day is a song off the new Hurray For The Riff Raff album (Small Town Heroes.) 
It sounds like it is sung deep in an abandoned chamber hall, with the paint hanging off the walls.
The violin strings are following you around and a woman is singing in the rafters -- and it's this cowboy-traveling-moonlit-ballad. 

...It's a song to fall in love to, or, if someone sang you a song with that quality, you might immediately & accidentally, trip into total enthrallment. 

Like that. You know? That's a beautiful feeling. 


 
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?

During the growing season, I work at Tamarack Hollow Farm here in Burlington where we rock 'RUV at the wash station. 
And during the school year, I have the great honor to be the Drama Director at Essex Middle School!
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Thanks Aly!!

 

Friday, June 6, 2014 12:15pm #LOCALSHOW
STEVE JR & PEOPLE SKILLS @ THE MONKEY HOUSE
Doors at 8:30, Monkey House in Winooski, VT

Steve Jr

Come see the good people of Steve Jr & People Skills at the Monkey House

-----> Tonight (June 6th) at 8:30!

Join on Facebook or just plain attend! Details below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/264480857072766/?fref=ts

 

See ya there

LUV,

WRUV

Saturday, May 17, 2014 3:54pm #DJTRAINING
DJ TRAINING IS HERE!
Summer 2014

COME OUT! FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BE A 'ROCKIN, AWESOME, ON-AIR DJ AT YR BETTER ALTERNATIVE! MORE DETAILS HERE, RSVP & TELL YA MOMMA! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014 6:37pm #DJOFTHEMONTH
DJ of the Month: Seth Tanen
May 2014

In our final month of the semester, we want to recognize Seth Tanen for all of his hard work and for being an awesome DJ!

Seth's artwork

What brought you to WRUV?

The music definitely brought me to WRUV. I first heard WRUV when I visited UVM last spring, and I was instantly hooked. I’ve always had an affinity for good underground music, and WRUV allows me to kinder that interest at the same time as spreading it to the good citizens of Burlington and the surrounding area.

        Tell us about your show-- what do you talk about/what kind of music do you play?

LoFi mornings is my 6-9am show on Wednesdays. I play LoFi tunes, older punk rock, and a fair amount of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. I have also been known to play some hip hops from time to time as well as some jazz. I mostly talk about the music when I’m not playing music, that chunk of time in the morning provides me with an awesome time to jam out before class so I try and focus on the music for the most part.

 

Where did you get your show name?
I got my show name through deductive reasoning: I play LoFi Music. I play it in the mornings. My show name should be LoFi mornings (with DJ Seth). I also like the ring of it.
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?
When I’m not DJing I love to ski, ride my bike, hike, take pictures, and play guitar. You’ve probably seen me around town, my bike has bright blue wheels (I’m hard to miss).

 

 

THANKS SETH!

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