DJ Profile: DJ JAY BIG BIG BIG

What is the name of your show? DJ JAY BIG BIG BIG RADIO 

Is there a story behind your on air name? An older guy from the neighborhood gave me the name "JAY BIG JAY" when I was a kid. When I went to college, I dropped the last "JAY" and just kept "JAY BIG" because I started rapping. When I stopped rapping and became a DJ, I wanted to put my own drops in songs I played. I went to the studio to record and the engineer didn't know how to do echoes. I said it myself "DJ JAY BIG BIG BIG" and it became a big catchphrase for the urban community throughout Flint, Saginaw, Pontiac, Lansing, and Detroit.

What's your show about and when does it air? Mixing and playing the new and old Hip Hop & R&B 

How long has your show been on the air? Since February 2014

What do you like to do in your spare time? Play basketball and be in the music studio

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. I made a mistake and burped loud while talking on the air

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? When I rocked the Pontiac Silverdome and over 2000 people came.

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. That I'm super cool, easy to talk to, and love to make people happy
 
In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Hugh Hefner!

Today is Duran Duran Appreciation Day

While looking up happenings for August 10th in a book I have called Chase's Calendar of Events, I learned that today is Duran Duran Appreciation Day. According to the book, "This is the day for everyone to enjoy the underrated beauty of '80s rock icons, Duran Duran." 

One source claims that National Duran Duran Appreciation Day is celebrated on August 10th because, on that date in 1985, lead singer Simon Le Bon survived a near fatal accident when his yacht capsized during a 608 mile race. The band acknowledges National Duran Duran Appreciation Day on their official website and there's also a Facebook page as well. So if you want to take part in the celebration, you can start by checking out D2's video to their debut single (1981's "Planet Earth").

New Shows on WKUF for Summer 2014!

For the summer 2014 term we've added some new or returning shows to the WKUF lineup, which you'll find listed below. When provided by the host, there's additional info regarding their on-air name and format. I hope you'll give these shows a listen!

Sunday:

Show/Time: The Edge, 1 pm-3 pm
Hosts: DJ Fuzzy and DJ Bubbles
Format: Having fun with a variety of musical genres and featuring tunes you've probably never heard before!

Tuesday:

Show/time: Tuesday Thrashternoons, 11 am-1 pm
Host: Abaddon
Format: A lot of metal and a little bit of punk for your lunchtime enjoyment

Show/time: What is That?!, 5 pm-7 pm
Host: DJ Grand AM
Format: You name it and DJ Grand AM will play it!

Show/Time:  The Pick of Cygnus, 9 pm-11 pm
Host:  MonkeyFoot
Format: A different musical perspective beyond the limelight uncovering complicated, interesting, and well-crafted music.  All genres are featured, with a focus on moderately upbeat music.

Show/time: Ben and Des at Night, 11 pm-midnight
Hosts: Ben and Des
Format: Music and sports talk

Wednesday:

Show/Time:  Prog for the Masses, 5 pm-6 pm
Hosts:  DJ Moss
Format: Progressive Rock

Show/Time:  TBA, 7 pm-8 pm
Hosts:  Chloe and Katina
Format: Alternative and indie pop/rock

Show/Time:  Barking Block, 8 pm-10 pm
Hosts:  Pen and Paw
Format:  A mix of talk (covering topics such as sports, global issues, economics, great YouTube videos, etc.) and music

Thursday:

Show/Time: The Facts Machine, 1 pm-3 pm
Host: Zed 
Format: Older music from the vinyl era, with a focus on rock and its variations. The music portion is interspersed with factual information (hence the name) on a wide range of topics.

Friday:

Show/time: Grab Bag, 3 pm-4 pm
Host: DJ Dave/David
Format: A variety show where DJ Dave chooses between three random playlists that are all a different genre or artist and then he chooses a voice in which to narrate the broadcast. He does impressions of Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse, Marvin the Martian, and more! The goal is to give listeners a different show every time so they never know what to expect.

Show/Time: Soar N Electronic, 4 pm-6 pm
Host: Wing Beat
Format: The best from the world of electronic music and more!

Show/Time: The Brickyard, 7 pm-9 pm
Host: DJ Evenstar
Format: A variety of music focusing mainly on rock genres with useless trivia sprinkled throughout the show!

Saturday:

Show/Time: The Jeffinator Show, 3 pm-6 pm
Host: The Jeffinator
Format: A variety of genres focusing on a different theme each week!

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