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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: Em&Em

What's the name of your show?  Genreless

What's your show about and when does it air?   It airs on Wednesday from 4 pm-6 pm EST. What Genreless is all about is the tunes of today to the old classics and the ones in-between. We play our favorites, but would love to know what the listeners really want to hear. 

Is there a story behind your on-air name?   My DJ name is Em'n'Em. I chose this because it's similar to my nickname, but I also really like Eminem songs.

How long has your show been on the air? Since 11/9/2016. Genreless may be a relatively new show, but it can still play any old classics.

What do you like to do in your spare time?   In my spare time I like to play Team Fortress 2, read fantasy/mystery books, or just hang out with my radio group. 

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show.  There was this time where Lil DJ and I were signing on to our show. We had practiced this line many times outside of radio. And when we were just about finished, we realized we were not on air.!

Have you gotten any funny calls during your show?   I'm pretty sure we have had some, but I'm still waiting on the one that will win the prize.

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. Work Shoes by USS
2. In The End by Black Veil Brides
3. Starlight by Starset
4. Telepathic by Starest
5. Lose Yourself by Eminem
6. Remember The Name by Fort Minor
7. Rise by SuperFruit (Katy Perry Cover)
8. Choke by Cauterized
9. Echo by JubyPhonic
10. Satellite by Nickelback

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences?   Well, I have only gone to two concerts so far. I would have to say the Rascal Flatts concert. It was nice to just relax with my family while we listened to our favorite childhood songs.  

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising.   I am a black belt 2nd don, and in high school I was a drum major.

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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