Host Profile: Andrew Keast

What's the name of your show? Steady On

What's your show about and when does it air?  "Steady On" is presented every Wednesday evening, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. While the show is comprised primarily of conversations between myself and my guests, there is considerable diversity in the focus of these discussions -- a natural result of the diversity in the characteristics that define the guests. I also like to announce local events, programs and projects that might be of interest to the audience, and I usually share a few pieces of music during the show as well.

Is there a story behind your on-air name?   Andrew Keast (No story, there!)

How long has your show been on the air? Since July 27, 2017

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show.  While the conversations held on this show always thrill and otherwise please me in any number of ways, I'm afraid nothing "funny" comes to mind . . . 

What do you like to do in your spare time?  As a highly casual auditor, I enjoy music and literature, and I'm always happy to fall into conversation.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island, what are 10 of the songs you'd want with you?

  1. "Electricity" by Joni Mitchell
  2. "Nobody Knows Me" by Lyle Lovett
  3. "Armistice Day" by Paul Simon
  4. "A Heart Needs a Home" by Richard and Linda Thompson
  5. "Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
  6. "My Last Affair" by Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones et al
  7. "Close to Me" (from Mixed Up, 1990) by the Cure
  8. "Left of the Dial" by the Replacements
  9. "Baby Can I Hold You" by Tracy Chapman
  10. "Me in Honey" by R.E.M. (with Kate Pierson of the B-52's)

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences?  Beethoven's 9th Symphony, performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with the Choral Union of Ann Arbor's University Musical Society and led by Leonard Slatkin in May of 2017. 

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising.  I can speak a little Korean. In the summer of 2001, I spent a few weeks on the road, driving a 1976 Pontiac Astre to the west coast and back. Also, comic books fascinate me, I've held dozens of jobs, over the years -- and by my consumption of two and a half burritos from the 2 lb "el Gordo" category, I once emerged victorious from a highly competitive event held at Panchero's in E. Lansing. 

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself?  Maybe John Malkovich or Mike Farrell (B.J. Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H)

Tom Petty Tribute Playlist

Below is the playlist for our Tom Petty tribute. All songs by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers/Tom Petty unless otherwise noted. 

Hour 1

Breakdown
Refugee
Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)
Don't Do Me Like That
Baby's A Rock 'N' Roller
Here Comes My Girl
A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)
What Are You Doin' In My Life?
The Waiting
Change of Heart
Listen to Her Heart
Feel A Whole Lot Better
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around*
You Tell Me
I Need to Know
American Girl
Rebels

 

Hour 2

I Won't Back Down
Jammin' Me
You Wreck Me
Make It Better (Forget About Me)
Into the Great Wide Open
Don't Come Around Here No More
Handle With Care**
Dreams of Flying***
Even the Losers
Yer So Bad
End Of The Line**
Too Good To Be True
You Don't Know How It Feels
Candy
Queen Of The Go-Go Girls***
I Should Have Known It

 

Hour 3

Runnin' Down a Dream
The Last DJ
Last Night**
Something in the Air
It's Good To Be King
The Wrong Thing To Do***
Poor House**
You Got Lucky
Straight Into Darkness
Fault Lines
Mary Jane's Last Dance
A Mind With A Heart Of It's Own
Learning to Fly with Bumper
You And I Will Meet Again
Free Fallin'

*= Stevie Nicks w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

**= The Traveling Wilburys

***= Mudcrutch

WKUF Remembers Tom Petty

WKUF pays tribute to Tom Petty, who died on Oct. 2nd at the age of 66. Hosted by The Doctor of Rock 'n' Roll and DJ B-Domz,  our 3 hour tribute will feature plenty of music from Petty's time with The Heartbreakers and his solo career. The block will also have some surprises, including tracks by The Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch and more! Our tribute to Tom Petty will air at the following times (all times Eastern):

Thurs 10/5 and Fri 10/6 at 8 pm
Sat 10/7 and Sun 10/8 at 5 pm

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