KT // Katie Reed

What’s your name and your DJ name?

Katie Reed, KT.

What’s the name of your show?

Fresh From the Factory, Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Describe your show. What’s its format?

My show is an exploration of my personal record collection. It’s totally freeform, a soundtrack for the moment. It’s exactly what I want to hear at that moment. 500+ LP and 500+ CD collections have all been hand-sourced secondhand or purchased from live performers. I’m lucky to share the collection with someone who has similar musical appreciation. Over half our music came to be through Captain Schmetterling, who collected for a long time. I’ve been collecting earnestly for about four years, although I’ve always purchased music from touring musicians whenever I could afford it.

My love of vinyl started with my parents’ record collection, which had a small selection of music from the early ‘70s, primarily folk, women wailers and my mom’s foray into country in the early ‘80s. We didn’t have a TV until I was a teenager so, instead of a TV screen, what I looked at were album covers and hopefully the lyrics.

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Clint // Clinton Anderson

What is your name and DJ name?

I’m Clinton Anderson and I just call myself Clint when I introduce my show.

What’s the name of your show?

Musical Goulash, Sundays at 2pm, a one-hour show.

What is the format of your show?

It is a musical variety show with an emphasis on the early sixties, about the latter half of the show is the early sixties, sometimes music even older than that. The first half of the show is more recent music.

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Pete Amahl

What’s your name and your DJ name?

Pete Amaral, shortened to Pete Amahl, my stage name

What’s the name of your show, and when is it on?

The Night Visitor, Monday evenings, 4:00 to 6:00.

Please describe your show. What’s its format?

Mainly it’s jazz and rhythm & blues, from the community, both local musicians and national. I like to intercede and tell stories about my experiences being around some of the artists I was lucky enough to play with, and that is what I call it: luck. It’s ongoing because I still get a chance to be playing with people. Most of what I play on my show is the music that influenced my early life both as a person and a musician, so at my age we’re looking at the late ‘50s through the ‘80s. I play records from the extensive West Coast jazz collection that was passed on to me, and records of that era from the East Coast as well because that’s where I grew up, Fall River, Massachusetts. The West Coast is mostly big band, also a lot of combos. And spoken word from that era—I love it!

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Nightjar Family

Name & DJ Name

We are Mama Leesasee DJ Featherdust, Papa Spencer DJ Midden and Baby Solucien, who has been raised in the station and isn’t quite a baby anymore if you listen to him on Saturdays.

What is the name of your show?

We are the 5-7 Nightjar, Saturday evenings.

What is the format of your show?

We concentrate on new releases, like within a year with some relic tunes cut by wacky sound bytes paying some relevance to current events and vintage nostalgia. We showcase much of Solucien’s musings. It’s pretty freeform but layering is important. We like filler. It’s impossible not to pay attention to the headlines and throw it in the mix. That began in 2010 with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We broadcast a show [on KSFR during the Twisted Groove with DJ Spinifex] that had everything to do with that horror and tendering it with a soundtrack. This composition method sort of stuck.

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Frankie John Hollerin’ // Frank Rolla

What is your name and DJ name?

My formal name is Frank Joseph Rolla and my DJ handle is Frankie John Hollerin’.

Hollerin’ is also a style of singing, but it’s meant to be dialogue or language over great distances, where only the voice was used, and then it became a song-like thing, and then people started to do it together. It was my stage name that came first, and not long after the opportunity came along to do a show here.

What is the name of your show?

Life Along the Hogback. [8-10pm, Mondays.] It’s metaphoric, in that “The Hogback” refers to that geological, sandstone mostly, formation that parallels the Rocky Mountains from way up in Canada, all down through the States, and into Mexico. I’ve lived in a variety of different places along the Hogback. When the show opportunity came, I was really thinking about music, as it’s been developed and has evolved and has been sung all along the Hogback. It became metaphoric in that language, music, culture, dialogue, all of that stuff is transmitted all along there, and it changes and evolves up and down that in both directions – it is a major source of a specific culture, mountain culture primarily, but there are parts of it that are desert. And so after some thought, I thought that’s a lot of space where you can move and develop that metaphor of accumulating creative data and stimulus of which is formed into music, object-building, image-making, story, narrative. Gosh, it sounds like a radio program!  

What is the format of your show?

The format is one that builds over the evolution of the individual show itself, but also over a series of shows. I learned after the first eight months to a year of doing the show here that it was changing my mood, changing my attitude, changing my perspective on contemporary music in all forms, including hillbilly music. I would go into the program and I’d be in a lousy mood, and within five minutes of being in the show I’d be so absorbed in the music that I’d come out of the place completely transformed – I mean, joyous. And also hearing things in the music that I’d heard many times before, but never recognized. And so it’s been transformative, personally transformative, and that’s what I’d want to convey to the people listening.

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