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Host Profile: White Shorts

What's the name of your show? Society Probs

What's your show about and when does it air? Society Probs goes deep into social issues. Me and my co-host (MoeTheBro) talk about the probs with society locally as well as globally. We want to start conversations about the issues we face day-to-day, and what we think about them. We air every Monday from 9 pm-10 pm.

Is there a story behind your on-air name?  White Shorts has been my nickname since starting at Kettering. It started off as a way for people to make fun of me, but turned into a form of empowerment for me.

How long has your show been on the air? Since 8/8/2016. New to the radio, with a lot of energy!

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Oh boy. Our second show, which aired 8/15/2016, started out a little patchy. This was our first show by ourselves so we didn't really have a strong repetition and use of the board. We started on time and with our normal energy. However, we didn't realize that for the entire first half of our show, WKUF's automated playlist was playing in the background. This probably sounded cool as MoeTheBro and I were talking over a quiet 80's tune, until we went to play a modern pop song. Yes, inexperience is a funny thing sometimes.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love baking. I have a secret chocolate chip cookie recipe that I'm told doesn't disappoint. Catch me when I'm stressed out or bored, and I might bake you a treat!

Have you gotten any funny calls during your show? Not yet, but i'm excitedly awaiting one!

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be?

  1. Scars- James Bay
  2. If You Ever Want to Be In Love- James Bay
  3. Best Fake Smile- James Bay
  4. Move Together- James Bay
  5. Let It Go- James Bay
  6. Hold Back The River- James Bay
  7. Bad Intentions- Niykee Heaton
  8. Stronger- Kanye West
  9. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room- John Mayer
  10. Weekend- Mac Miller (Feat. Miguel)

Odd mix, but I can't live without my James Bay or Kanye West!

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? I saw Ke$ha and LMFAO live. That was a trip, but my all-time favorite concert was seeing The Backstreet Boys with a bunch of friends from high school. Nothing like listening to some music that makes you think of when you were younger!

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. I love working on cars! 

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

Host Profile: Great Scott

What's the name of your show? Pop the Bubble

What's your show about and when does it air? Usually I will pick a theme for the week's show and play songs, skits, or little tidbits that are connected. My show is on Thursdays from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. 

Is there a story behind your on-air name?  My middle name is Scott and I just happen to be Great.

How long has your show been on the air? Since the summer of 2016

Tell us about a funny incident  that happened during your show. That first show struggle of figuring out how to fill an hour slot.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Camping, watching movies, relaxing and napping

Have you gotten any funny calls during your show? People apparently don't like to call in during my show

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. If This Is It - Huey Lewis and the News
  2. Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
  3. 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
  4. Cake By the Ocean -DNCE
  5. Brandy -Looking Glass
  6. Die a Happy Man -Thomas Rhett
  7. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
  8. Hooked on a Feeling- Blue Swede
  9. Fly Me to the Moon- Frank Sinatra
  10. Star Wars Theme

 

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. "This kid talks" I tend to be a quiet person...except when I get to know a person, then I don't shut up.

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

Host Profile: J.L. Massimino

What's the name of your show? The J.L. Massimino Show

What's your show about and when does it air? Exposing listeners to music that I like. My tastes are all over the place and while my show typically plays "alternative" music, I enjoy playing whatever is in my brain that week. It airs Wednesdays from 9 pm to 11 pm.

Is there a story behind your on-air name?  J.L. - my initials. My family has always called me J.L. - there were way too many people named Jack in my family and they didn't want me to be saddled with the name "Little Jack" for my entire life. J.L. sounds like a fake radio name so it works!

How long has your show been on the air? April 27, 2016 was my first show.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. The Improv Club meets during the first hour of my show so I learned pretty quickly to keep the studio door closed; a loud scene startled me before a talk break on my first show!

What do you like to do in your spare time? My wife, son and I spend time at home, catching up on our always too full DVR when we aren't busy going to concerts or doing things around Flint. I try to make time to hang in Detroit with my brother as often as our busy schedules permit. I have a driveway full of cars so something's usually in need of repair. Music is almost always on, either old favorites or something new, because silence is a real bummer.

Have you gotten any funny calls during your show? One time someone called in a request for a song from Glee. Yes, I watched the show but no, I don't really want to hear any of the songs from it again.

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? I've been fortunate to have gone to over 100 concerts in the last decade-plus and have had many memorable experiences. One of the craziest was October 5, 2015 in Detroit. My brother and I had seen Kraftwerk once before, in 2005, and it was an amazing show. They came through again on their 3D tour and put on a visually stunning show at the Masonic Temple. Afterward, my brother and I drove over to MOCAD for the after party. The party was insane - the founders of Detroit techno (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson) all did DJ sets and then - THEN! - Kraftwerk arrived. They spent some time in the DJ booth and then just hung around the crowd. We got to stand a few feet from one of the most influential electronic musicians in the world! It's a night my brother and I will never forget.

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. I still prefer and purchase physical media (CDs, vinyl, cassettes) to digital media. The convenience of mp3s and streaming is nice, but the fidelity just isn't there.

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Steve-O, only because I look somewhat like him.

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