I have hosted freeform shows as well as a continuing stint with our call-in advice program, Tell it to a Girl!. I've been having a ball with my newest show, A Pariah's Pilgrimage, which reinterprets world music, and mirrors my idiosyncrasies with a heavy hit of camp and novelty tempered by musings about how central is the concept of otherness and exoticism to the genre. Southeast Asian Molam, Japanese Ye-Ye, psych, and tranditional enka, and Latin American surf rock make frequent appearances, but my rule is to seek out and play music that makes me happy.
Although you won't hear it on my world show, my favorite artists include Silver Jews and anything Jonathan Richman. When I think of college radio, I think of seminal "youth culture" bands like Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, The Pastels, Palace Music, and Sleater Kinney, all of whom are great, especially since I live and die for 90s rock. That said, I challenge anyone to bring me a better band from the 90s than Versus. Doing an artist hour on them was one of my high points here at KVRX, though it was difficult to bring myself to say things other than "holy smokes, they were so good, and why don't more people recognize that?".
I take endless pride in our station's rich history of providing truly unique programming dedicated to celebrating independent artists and illuminating local talent. Fortunately, we live in a city where that is never in short supply. I go on the air because my head and heart are full of music and ideas that I can't stand the idea of keeping to myself, and my greatest rewards are calls from listeners who phone in to share their enthusiasm and stories. College radio forever.