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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
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

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!
Thanks Aly!!


Friday, June 6, 2014 12:15pm #LOCALSHOW
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!

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See ya there



Saturday, May 17, 2014 3:54pm #DJTRAINING
Summer 2014


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).




Monday, April 28, 2014 2:27pm #DJOFTHEMONTH
DJ of the Month: Sadie Holliday
April 2014

This month, we say goodbye to our graduating Station Manager, Sadie Holliday. Having never received the honor of DJ of the Month before, we thought it only apt to honor her in her last semester at WRUV, and UVM. DJ Sho Sho currently hosts 'Sho Llida's Palace' on Thursdays 4-6pm with DJ Aqua Marina, and 'Do I Make you Feel Shy?' on Fridays 4-6pm. 

What is your favorite memory of WRUV (at an event, during your show, etc.)? 

I have a couple really funny memories of my time at WRUV. When I was graveyarding (my slot was Friday mornings 4-6pm) I developed a couple loyal listeners. One time a repeat listener called to tell me about his evening and asked if I'd give a special shout out to a girl he'd met, it was pretty romantic. I don't know what happened to him but I like to think it all worked out. I also really like playing with the DJ chat and regularly pranked John Moses (Thelonious X) when he was a DJ, sometimes I'd go in for the long con prank and have friends from different schools chat and call him. He was always a really good sport about it. I had a really good show on my own but one of the best moments at WRUV was when Karla (Aqua Marina) and I started to co-host and develop Sho Llida's Palace over the summer and through the school year. We've definitely gained a following and have met a lot of great people along with way. 

What is the best show you have ever been to?

I've been to so many great shows, I can't really name the best show I've ever been to but here are a few that were really important to me.
Monkey House: Bobby / Women
Higher Ground: Robyn / Dirty Projectors
Signal Kitchen: Twin Sister
The Silent Barn (Brooklyn): Jerry Paper and Tonstartssbandht
Pearl St. (Northampton, MA): Man Man
Metropolis (Montreal): The Knife
Arbutus HQ: TOPS and Calvin Love during POP Montreal
Death By Audio: Burger Records CMJ Showcase

What is your most prized possession?

Probably this stuffed elephant my mom gave me. It's not cuddly or anything, it's stiff and embroidered with patches of fabric and has mirrors all over it. It looks like it came from India but she actually got it at some super rural country fair in Maynard, Pennsylvania. In 1974 she was recording an album in Philadelphia and they went to the middle of nowhere and there was a weird vendor by all the tractors and chickens. Aside from the elephant I love my hand printed posters by Best Friends Forever and The Terrordactyls I've had them since high school, they'll always be in my room. Music wise my "In The Light" cassette by Andy Boay has become pretty important to me. 

What is your favorite snack food? 


What is the most important thing you have learned during your time at UVM/WRUV/throughout your lifetime?

That's a pretty heavy question. At UVM I've learned you should always be proud of your accomplishments no matter how big or small. At and through WRUV I've learned that there are a lot of cool people out there doing cool things and 9/10 they'll be excited if you reach out to them, even if it's just to say you like what they're doing. I don't know about the most important thing I've learned throughout my lifetime because I'm still pretty young, but I do think it's important to be comfortable with yourself and to not be afraid of the big "ifs" out there. 

We will miss you, Sho Sho! 


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