DJ Thrifty

What is your name and DJ name?

DJ Thrifty.

What is the name of your show? When is it on?

The name of the show is The Junk Joint Jukebox, on Thursday nights from 9pm to 11pm.

Please describe your show. What is its format?

My show takes place in a a junk joint in an abandoned mine shaft under Madrid, with a secret passage from KMRD to the junk joint, in which sirens (that I’m a little bit afraid of) and blind albino reindeer roam. I have the world’s largest jukebox, with every song in the world, so I have the ability to play any song.

What drew you to participate in KMRD?

I was originally encouraged by the DJs of The Nightjar to participate, since I had had public radio experience.

What is the appeal of doing a radio show? How does it fit into the rest of your life?

It feels good to give back to the community once a week, and share music that has influenced my week or is pertinent to the global condition. 

It gives me the ability to share all the new music that I load in the junk joint jukebox from the thrift stores around the world.

What difference has being a DJ made in your life?

It’s continued to expose me to more music and keep an open mind with new music and all genres of music.

What are your hopes for your show?

I hope to be able to have a global dance party every week, with positive vibes for the whole world.

What are your hopes for the station?

I hope the station lasts longer than I live, and continues to be the bright light in the south Santa Fe County (and the world, via the internet).