What’s your name & DJ name?

Ickymac. No more questions, please.

What is the name of your show?

Fine. Nothing Sacred. It is on 9pm on Friday nights, MST. [Updated to reflect schedule change 8/31/20.]

What’s your shows format?


As for the style, it’s probably best described as encompassing math and chaos. Somewhere between a ritual and séance. Meditation and movement. The concept, generally, is to expose an audience to as much music from all over the world, known or not, and to make it new. The goal is to make it sound natural. While selecting the source nearly randomly. And a rhythm to follow, for when it gets too weird.

I try to embody the spirit of a conductor, with the artists’ finished works as my instruments. Of course, all the egos in a single space can be difficult to manage, and it often shows. While that is not the goal, the wrangling of the cats back into the flock is the fun of it.

Wait. The show is a cacophony. Yes, unread everything you just heard. The show is a rhythmic cacophony.

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Ava Gannon

What’s your real name, and also your DJ name?

Ava Gannon (I don’t use a DJ name).

What’s the name of your show?

22 Toes & An Underbite

Please describe your show’s format.

Well, the name for it came from Loretta, Christin Boyd’s dog. I remember when she first brought her home, that’s how she introduced her.

My show definitely started as pretty much an indie folk format, but now it’s just the whole genre. I branch out into anything I like, still mainly indie, but I realized I don’t have to limit myself; if I like something, I like it and I play it on the air. After the school shootings last year, that gave us new ideas of different types of music to play in response, and that’s important—like for that, we played more rap [Ava’s sister Greta helps DJ the show when she’s here during school vacations].

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Sea Marie // Christin Boyd

What is your name? DJ name?

My name is Christin Boyd, and my DJ Name is Sea Marie.

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

Salty Sunday, 10:00 to 12:00 on Sunday mornings.

Describe your show:

I have a hard time describing my show. I feel like it’s sort of leaning towards more folk-based, but alternative influences, and through a variety of genres and years, usually. Sometimes I do shows the vary from what I usually play, when I do a theme or when I do a show that’s all more recent music. I’m always adding new music that I find, but I always also go back to my favorites and things that move me, that I’ll play over and over again forever.

I like playing songs that are thought-provoking, which is why I chose Sunday, because I feel like it’s a good time to provoke thought! Not necessarily reverent thought… I really like thought-provoking songs, people making songs that really say something that strikes me as true, true to that person’s experience. I’m amazed by people who can put that into a song, and say something so succinctly and really hit something inside. That’s what I look for. I don’t think I look for a type of music as much as a way songs make me feel.

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Uncle Willis // Timothy Willis

Name & DJ Name:

Timothy Willis aka Uncle Willis

Name of Show/Day & Time:

Storytime With Uncle Willis, Monday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00

Show’s Format/Has It Morphed? 

In my family, my nieces and nephews know me as a storyteller; I’m that uncle. I play old-time radio classics, audio books and original radio plays. I like to find the ones based on stories by writers like Edgar Allen Poe and HP Lovecraft. I look for that strangest stuff out there! I’m intentionally looking for B-grade radio plays—they’re archived, they’re in the public domain, complete with commercials from their time period, the ‘40s and ‘50s. Those old low-budget plays seemed to get to explore the more bizarre subject matter since they didn’t have to answer to CBS, Lux and other big sponsors.  

I’ve also gotten to profile about a dozen guests over the three years I’ve been on the air, and I want to feature more. I’ve read some of my own poetry and, ideally, I’d like to divide my hour into half music and poetry, the other half live radio play performances, which is actually how I started my very first show, with live skits performed by voice actors from the community.  

I made the little intro I play at the start of each show, playing slide guitar with a shot glass and other effects on my bass, and I just recorded it till I got that Twilight Zone feel.

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Kelly Ann

What is your name?

Kelly Ann

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

The show is called Midnight Ideas, and it’s on Sundays 3-5pm.

Describe your show/What is your show’s format?

The name was inspired by a sign that I saw outside a bar – I didn’t know it was a bar – in a town in Oklahoma that shall go unnamed. I was visiting my sister and we were chatting in a parking lot and I looked across the street and I saw this one-story, small, blockish building with no windows, sort of, in a field – if you can picture it – surrounded by trees. And there was one of those signs that is also an arrow pointing to the building from the side of the road, with the magnetic letters stuck to it, and some of the letters had fallen off and I thought it said “MIDNIGHT IDEAS.” It just said “Midnight Ideas” with an arrow pointing at this nondescript building and it just got my brain reeling. I was like, “What happens here? I need to know! What is this place?” Then my sister told me, “No, it’s Midnight Riders, it’s a bar.” It’s like a biker bar (laughs). Oh. The fantasy sort of fizzled. But that feeling, it really got me. And I started thinking about, as a writer, a lot of the things that I feel compelled to express find a way to be said in the middle of the night, just as I’m getting tired, and letting go of the days events, and slipping into the dreamy ether. That’s when walls go down and windows open between worlds and things get flooded – so I really try to focus on songs that I think deal with subjects that probably kept the person that wrote them up at night until they were out there. Sometimes it’s real broody, sometimes it’s kind of sexy, it’s kind of all over the place. So there’s not much of a theme there, other than what keeps you up at night.

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