What is your name and DJ name?
My name is Corey and my DJ name is Little Queen Trash Mouth.
What is the name of your show and when is it on?
The Hatch Attack Hour, on Friday mornings from 10 to 11.
Please describe your show. What is its format?
It’s a mix of music and talk. Left-leaning talk and pretty eclectic music situations. I’m not committed to one genre of music. I stay away from country and bluegrass, generally, because there’s enough of that in this area.
What drew you to participate in KMRD?
I went to a DJ training because I thought my mom should have a show, and so we went and trained together. But then I ended up with a show… I don’t mean to say this in a way of simplifying the experience of being a DJ, but it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be, as far as equipment. It wasn’t as technical as I thought it would be, so it felt like something I could do and there was a time slot that just really worked out for me, and I love doing it so now it’s been almost two years.
What is the appeal of doing a radio show? How does it fit into the rest of your life?
I really love doing a radio show because I feel like it is one of the few activities I have that is purely an enjoyment hobby-based activity. Most of my hobbies end up also being jobs, in some way or form, and this one doesn’t. Planning my show and playing my show are some of the only times in the week where I am just doing one singular activity, and I really like that. It helps me slow down.
What difference has being a DJ made in your life?
I think it really helped me connect to people living in this area that I didn’t know before, that aren’t necessarily centered around the bar, drinking life – it helped me branch out my Madrid community and kind of find more likeminded neighbors and friends.
What are your hopes for your show?
I want to keep growing the talk portions. I think I’d like to dedicate more time to researching the topics that I decide to talk about. People have asked me to record them and upload them and put them out in the world in some other way, but I don’t know if I actually want to do that because I kind of like the in-the-moment-ness of radio broadcast. I don’t know right now – I’m kind of just on the ride.
What are your hopes for the station?
I’m really excited for KMRD to be in a permanent location. I think that is a big key in being able to grow KMRD at all, with activities. I’m excited for live broadcasts to possibly come back, like live shows. I think the youth program that happened this summer is a very exciting endeavor that I want to see grow. I can’t wait for that next year. The recording studio is exciting – or potential recording studio. All the opportunities, I guess, that come with having a new permanent home.
Thanks to all the volunteer DJs, because even doing an hour of radio takes a lot of time and effort. I think it’s cool that so many people are willing to put that it to keep the station going.