Host Profile: DJ Grand AM

What is the name of your show? What is That?!

What is your on air name? Is there a story behind it?  DJ Grand AM. I used to be DJ Donnie but, one day at work, I lost my keys. I described them having a fob that said "Grand AM" on the side. I recieved a response from a co-worker that said "What is that? Your Funky DJ name?"

What's your show about and when does it air? My show is about finding a root in music. That's why it's labeled in a funny way. I didn't expect it to become popular and so far I have been right. The main reason I didn't expect it to was because I play such a strange variety at times that it's hard to like everything. Which is why my slogan is "You are listening to 'What is That?!' whether you say it in disgust or amazement, you heard it here!"  Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

How long has your show been on the air? My show first aired in 2012, when I was a student at Kettering. After a lengthy hiatus, I am back! My show returns to WKUF on 10/10/17.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Play piano, listen to music, and play video games.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Steven played with a fork, a monkey, and some butter at the same time and managed to electrocute himself.

Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? Celene Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" to be played for a man's dog who died a few years ago.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be? Take on Me - A-ha, Daft Punk's Entire Discovery album. Pick and choose (I know it's more than 10)

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? Seeing Tans Siberian Orchesta live.
 
Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. 
I don't hate the Beatles but I don't like them either.

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Tim Roth

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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Candidate Forums Airing on WKUF

On Monday August 4th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am, WKUF will be airing two of the primary candidate forums which were recorded on 7/2/14 at the White Horse Tavern in downtown Flint. 

One of the forums has Genesee County Board Chair Jamie Curtis squaring off against challenger Danny Wells (Burton City Council member). They are running against each other in the Democratic primary Tuesday 8/5 for the 3rd District seat.

The other forum features Flint Council member Bryan Nolden taking on Bishop Bernadel Jefferson. These two Democrats are running for the 1st District seat on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners currently held by Omar Sims. 

The forums are hosted by Tom Sumner (former host of the popular, long-running WKUF program "Off the KUF"). Serving as the panelists are Paul Rozycki of Mott Community College, George Moss of U of M Flint, and WFNT News Director Jason Cooper

 

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