DJ Thunder

Community host of The Thunderstorm Mix Show

What’s your show about and when does it air? My show is about keeping Hip hop culture alive and well, providing positive energy, vibes & turntablism, and giving the listeners goosebumps. I play classic & real Hip hop, R&B, Progressive Soul, Jazz, Reggae, House & much more. When live programs return to WKUF, my show will air Mondays from 11 am to 1 pm. 

Is there a story behind your on-air name?  My DJ name was DJ Chocolate Thunder in the early 90s because I was a fan of Darryl Dawkins (R.I.P.) of the Philadelphia 76ers. His nickname was Chocolate Thunder because of his thunderous dunks in the 80s so I took on the name. My friends were making fun of it and some thought I was a strip club DJ so I changed it to DJ Thunder, lol.

How long has your show been on the air? Since 2010

What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to spend a lot of time with my family, go record shopping, traveling, DJing special events, attending sporting events, and going out to eat.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. I had a few shows under my belt when a listener called my show.  He said I sucked and my music selection was horrible. I told him “May the force be with you kid… Peace!!!” Lol

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. James Brown-The Payback
  2. Diana Ross- Brown Baby
  3. Phil Collins- In The Air Tonight
  4. Sounds Of Blackness- Optimistic
  5. Soul II Soul- Back to Life
  6. Nas- It Ain’t Hard To Tell
  7. Donald Byrd- Wind Parade
  8. Eric B & Rakim- I Ain’t No Joke
  9. The Family- Screams Of Passion
  10. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince- Summertime

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? I have two: Janet Jackson during her Rhythm Nation tour and in 2010 seeing A Tribe Called Quest in DC at the Rock The Bells festival

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. I’m a die-hard sports fan and love fantasy football. Also, I’m very competitive and I hate to lose, lol

In the movie “WKUF: The Untold Story”, who would you cast as yourself? My son because our personalities are exactly alike, he’s 29 years younger, and he loves music

 


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