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Host Profile: The Arctic Fox

What's the name of your show? Alternative Moods

What's your show about and when does it air?   My show is on Fridays at 11:45 am-12:45 pm. I am going to be playing music (mostly alternative rock but other random genres as well) that pertains to a different mood each week. I’ll be talking about a variety of things, but with the intent of how music can change moods!

Is there a story behind your on-air name?   Not really; my friend came up with it since my last name is "Fox" and she said I’m “cool” - I’ll take it.

How long has your show been on the air? Since October 20, 2017

What do you like to do in your spare time?   I like to listen to music (of course), play ukulele and guitar, design and make videos, run, and go on adventures to places with friends. 

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. 40 Mark Strasse - The Shins
  2. Breezeblocks - Alt-j
  3. Vertigo - Mini Mansions
  4. Reptilia - The Strokes
  5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
  6. I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
  7. Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears
  8. Could Have Been Me - The Struts
  9. Aint No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences?   I went to a small venue to see Frank Iero and the Patience. Frank is a former member of My Chemical Romance and it was one of the best concerts I have seen. You could tell that everyone playing were genuinely cool people and everyone watching just had a ton of fun!

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

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)

Host Profile: Phillipe Stone

What's the name of your show?  The Classic Jazz Zone

What's your show about and when does it air?  My show features classic jazz artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and many more. It airs Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 until noon.

Is there a story behind your on-air name?   Well actually it was Phillipe Stone the Boogie Bone during a time when I was a DJ in Flint in the late 70's.

How long has your show been on the air? Since April 25th, 2017

What do you like to do in your spare time?  Watch all the Michigan sports teams. I live and die by our beloved Tigers, Pistons, Spartans, Lions and Wolverines so I've died a 1000 deaths.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show.  For my first show I was so excited, I got to the station an hour before my start time. I got all my music ready and everything is ready to roll. So at 9 am the show starts, but I forgot to turn on the mic.

Have you gotten any funny calls during your show?  Yeah, my sister's friend wanted to hear some Gospel Jazz.

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.      Miles Davis "So What" 

2.     John Coltrane "My Favorite Things" 

3.     Grant Green "Western Union Man" 

4.     Grover Washington Jr " Knucklehead "

5.     Dr Lonnie Smith " Laying in the Cut"

6.     Donald Byrd "Eldorado" 

7.      Cannonball Adderley "Work Song" 

8.     Bobbi Humphrey "Chicago Damn" 

9.     Hank Crawford "Midnight over Memphis"

10.  Isaac Hayes "Joy"

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences?  Sneaking in to see Grant Green at the 50 grand in Flint when I was 17.

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

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