*What brought you to WRUV?*
I grew up in a town not far from UVM, close enough to be in the station’s broadcast range. It was probably when I started high school that my older sister - who was also a WRUV DJ in the past - introduced me to 90.1, and showed me that there was a whole lot more music than just The Smashing Pumpkin’s greatest hits. I remember listening in for the first time, and hearing this odd but gorgeous song by a band called The Books (it was ‘All Our Base Are Belong to Them’, and it’s still one of my favorites). I was hooked after that. And so, in my freshman year at the university, I showed up to the very first training session.
*Tell us about your show-- what do you talk about/what kind of music do you play*
I’ve had all kinds of shows; my last one was called “Midnight Snacks,” which was a late night slot I picked up as an excuse to explore a more, what you might call, sensual genre. It might have been a little out of my comfort zone, but it really was a lot of fun… it also gave me a chance to work on my sweet & sultry radio voice.
But, otherwise, the majority of my time on air is during “Oh Geez, Oh Gosh.” It’s a bit of a mess, but I try to play mostly DIY stuff; lo-fi, self-released artists and music that otherwise sounds like it was recorded in someone’s bathroom. I’m a sucker for those fuzzy homemade ditties.
*Where did you get your show name?*
A long time ago, I made a mix CD for a girl… but I never ended up giving it to her. I scribbled “oh geez, oh gosh” on the front, slipped it into a paper sleeve, and left it in my car where it still lives to this day.
In my defense, it’s a sick mix.
*What do you like to do besides being a DJ?*
I recently got my hands on an old film camera, which has been a lot of fun to tinker with. It’s given me a nice excuse to explore areas of Burlington I’d otherwise never see. It’s also been kind of expensive. Otherwise, when I’m not waiting tables or riding my bike, I’ll go on hikes with my dog and try not to get lost.
Thank you Joey!!
WRUV is honored to have been nominated for 'Best Radio Station' as well as 'Best College Radio Station' in the Seven Daysies 2015 Yearly Best of Vermont Survey! And not just that, but WRUV's very own Big Dog has also been nominated for 'Best local radio DJ'!! This is just too AWESOME! Please show your support by casting your votes! Voting will be open through June 30th and we really really would appreciate YOUR votes which you can cast by clicking the picture below!! Thank you to all of you lovely listeners and supporters!
What brought you to WRUV?
Fellow WRUV DJ, Aly Perry (Forever is Just a Day, Soundsmith Radio), is the person responsible for getting me hooked on radio. We worked at a farm together in the summer of 2014 and she was hosting Forever is Just a Dayat the time. She always talked about how much fun it was digging for new music and curating a show to fit the mood for her Saturday afternoon set. When fall DJ training came around, she nudged me to do the training and try to get a show myself. I was reluctant, and honestly terrified, at first. I've never DJ'd more than my kitchen soundtrack while cooking up some dinner, or background music while hanging with friends. Fall training came and went, and I received my own show for the next semester. The rest is history and here I am. Still hooked on music, hooked on WRUV, and in love with sharing my passion with anyone willing to be dialed into WRUV.
Tell us about your show-- what do you talk about/what kind of music do you
I feel fortunate enough to host two shows or two very different varieties. Personally, I host a show on Wednesdays from 12-2pm called Baby Makin' Music. I play soul of all kinds -- old soul, new soul, R&B, blues, jazz, and a bit of hip-hop and times. If it makes ya feel good n' groovy, you'll hear it on Baby Makin' Music.
I also co-host Exposure with two other WRUV DJs, Dom the Barber and DJ A minor. All the music featured on the show is from Burlington and Vermont musicians. In addition to recorded tracks, we bring a different local artist in each week to play a live set on air, along with an interview. We have so much fun each week, getting know so many wonderful and talented artists this little state has to offer. Exposure has been a staple of WRUV since the early 80s. I feel honored to be one of the many DJs who've carried on the tradition.
Where did you get your show name?
A few years back, a friend sent me a mix tape. It was a plain ol' burned CD folded up in lined notebook paper. Simply scribbled across the top of the CD was "baby makin' music". Though not of the same variety as I tend to play on my show, the sentiment was there in the tracks. I had no idea what to call my show until i came across that mix again. THAT WAS IT. I was hung up on whether Baby Makin' Music was appropriate for WRUV and its wide audience. But then I came to my senses… Baby Makin' Music is all about feeling good, and feeling good is appropriate, if not desperately needed and desired. If I can whisk away even one listener on the sultry vibes of sweet tunes that make 'em want to groove with the lucky lover (or lovers!) in their life, then I've done good…and Ifeel good.
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?
…too much. I got hobbies left and right, but music and food are my main loves. I love playing music myself -- singing is my first love, and I love having any instrument around to make noise with. I work at a cafe in downtown Burlington and couldn't feel luckier to work there. Feeding souls with food made with love. If I'm not cooking up something good at work, I love to make a nice meal at home for friends. And lastly, I'd be foolish to not say how much I love this beautiful state and romping around its beautiful landscape. Swimming, biking, hiking, and catching sunsets are regular happenings in my everyday life.
Thank you DJ Mae!
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Come find out everything you need to know about becoming a rockin' DJ for WRUV!! DJ training will be held on June 7th at 5:15 pm in Billings Lecture Hall. No experience necessary...what a great way to spend your summer! More details can be found here --> click me!