What is your name? What is the name of your show?
I’m Rebar, and it’s the Solid Mud Show – Friday nights, 6-9.
Describe your show. What is the format of your show?
First and foremost, it’s about the music. I like deep, underground, loud, garage… typically. One of the best compliments someone could give me is, “Wow I really liked your show, and I didn’t know a single song on it.”
It does have a bit of duality to it, because you guys gave me a microphone and I decided I was going to use it. The show certainly has evolved and is continuing to evolve. It has a radio theater element, sort of in the tradition of Prairie Home Companion or Saturday Night Live – a lot of political satire. I want to give a big shout-out to Mick, co-collaborator for a lot of the skits, who plays a lot of the different characters and sort of enters in and out of the solid mud.
What drew you to participate in KMRD?
One of the regrets I’ve carried throughout my life is that I did not get involved in my college radio station, then lo and behold along comes KMRD and I get to make amends. It’s not often we get to do that in our lives. I’m very thankful.
What’s the appeal of doing a radio show? How does it fit into the rest of your life? What difference has being a DJ made in your life?
It’s become my artwork; it’s sort of taken over my life. My wife has coined the term “radio widow.” It’s an addiction.
I wanted to make sure I gave a shout-out to all the other DJs involved. I’m really impressed with the quality of program that we have here. “Community radio” – you hear that and sometimes you might cringe a little bit – those moments are few and far between. It’s really impressive: the quality and diversity.
What are your hopes for your show?
I just hope people like it, but that’s not even really the point. The point is, I like it. I hope that it makes people smile when they hear some music that they really like, and they never would have heard otherwise.
What are your hopes for the station?
That we just can continue – I know that community radio is difficult financially, and I hope that we can continue as a functioning community asset.