DJ of the Month
DJ of the Month for October 2015: Melo Grant!
What brought you to WRUV?
I came to UVM in 1982. I was born & raised in New York City so I had already been exposed to a wide variety of non-commercial radio and WRUV was the only thing I could listen to in Burlington. The older brother of a high school friend was a DJ and encouraged me to become involved with the station and I did so the summer of ’84.
Tell us about your show–what do you talk about/what kind of music do you play?
I used to be known for my independent rock show then I took over the Friday afternoon “dance music show” and played a lot of house music and Hip Hop. Then came Hip Hop with Acid Jazz, then Hip Hop with Neo Soul, now it’s pretty much a straight independent Hip Hop show as there are now more stations in the commercial market playing rap music whereas when I first came to Burlington there were none. I don’t really talk a lot on my show it’s all about the music. I do mention particular music labels that I like and think listeners would like as well.
Where did you get your show name?
The concept was one of a musical bunker, that is underground music that acts as a defense or alternative to the onslaught of commercial/mainstream music. The cultural aspect was about introducing music to the area that wasn’t getting played.
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?
I love reading and re-reading books by Octavia Butler and knitting.
The Serial Chiller
November 1st, 2015