DJ of the Month

DJ of the Month

DJ of the Month

October’s DJ of the Month is DJ Laima. You can listen to her show “The Floating Head of Zsa Zsa” on Tuesdays from 9-12 PM.

What brought you to WRUV?

I came to WRUV because I had tried to become a DJ back in 1985 at UCONN (WHUS). I took the class (!) of 6 weeks didactic, with textbook and exam and we got an operator’s license card) and then doing my demo on reel-to-reel, didn’t like my voice, so I didn’t complete it. Fast forward to summer 2008 and I happened to be listening to WRUV in my car and DJ training was announced. I decided to risk it and did successfully complete my demo (10 hrs + needed for making it since I am an idiot with computers and electronics in general.) I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do the demo and finish what I had started all those years ago. Apparently my timing was good, because the classical sub-music director wanted to hand it over to someone else, and I accepted the role.

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

I like most kinds of music, but since I was the classical sub-music director, and we need to show we play the music we get, I felt that I had to limit my 2 hour there’s a larger amount of music available, so I am able to air lots of new releases, limiting them to 6 mths or newer. I try to play contemporary classical, as other stations play the “traditional” classical. I don’t talk much during my show, because I don’t feel that I know music theoretically and historically, I just like to air it!

Where did you get your show name?

My show name is from a Gary Larson cartoon, satirizing the old Star Trek episode when they encouter a floating hand or something. The actress Zsa Zsa’s head is floating outside the Enterprise and Kirk says to Sulu, “quick, defense shields up”! I just loved it and it still makes me smile.

What do you like to do besides being a DJ?

I have been a lifelong reader, casual swimmer, and a “chaos-style” perennial gardener for a long time. I maintain my nutrition credential with continuing education for my intellectual stimulation, take art classes periodically for playing with color, and am currently learning how to make jewelry.

This is a picture of Laima’s kitty, Pupale, in the pot.

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November 13th, 2016

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