haha. We say it with a hint of a Long Island/NY accent?
Yep! Not too strong, but definitely Aastronaaut.
Great show, by the way. I can be a pretty harsh critic for media stuff, and I really enjoyed it. Much better than I expected (I really hope that doesn't come across as harsh...it's just...college radio can be hit and miss). You and your sister sound comfortable, and work well together.
I like the music facts. One of my favorite things about the SD radio station I listen to is the DJs are really knowledgeable. You learn a lot about the artists, which increases the listening experience in my opinion. And it's worked for them as a radio station, they're trouncing the other ones.
I might bombard you with random requests now that I know our musical tastes are similar (though if you're working off CDs, that might not work) I'm a little less 80's, but that's what I liked about it...the 80'sish songs you played I really dug, which is unusual for me.
I also recommended you to a few musically inclined friends. Most of us are cube rats, who are allowed to stream at work, so maybe you'll pick up a few listeners. The AIM widget was clutch also by the way, since most workplaces don't allow AIM.
Thanks for playing my request (TnS), and great show!
Oh, that was you? Rock on.
I've had the AIM widget there for ages, but figured it'd be perfect for the spontaneous WKAP challenge. It's great too because some people are really shy and don't want to call, or now, we have a lot of listeners all over the world - some who don't subscribe to AIM and some, as you mentioned, are at work other places that can't get on AOL. Very glad to hear that that worked out well
I'm very humbled by your kind words. I know EXACTLY what you mean about college stations. WHRW is a free format station - and I usually tell people that that's for better or for worse. So you can get DJs like me and my sister who will play a bunch of different types of bands/artists, but at the same time you can also tune in and get someone reading a book on air (I kid you not) or jumping all over the place with what genres and types of songs they are playing.
I joke around and say that I'm like an encylopedia for most modern/alt rock/indie rock bands because I know a lot about the music that I listen to - usually I have at least some random fact stored up in my brain about almost any band. So that's part of why I really like hosting the show because I like to share that sort of information. I know sometimes we talk toooo much but the way I see it is that if I'm having fun on air, then it won't be as boring as someone who has no personality.
We can play anything we want - basically the options are endless in terms of what we technically can use to play music. The station has a HUGE music library with 1,000s upon 1,000s of CDs and vinyl records - so 95% + of what we play is from there, usually CDs. We also can play music from our iPod (or computer but I dont bring mine to the studio), and we can play music from the studio computer - whether it's streaming audio or me downloading a song I emailed to myself.
So, if you have requests that you'd like us to fill, you are more than welcome to send us the file to play - you can email us WHRWpenguins [at] gmail [dot] com
Thank you muchly for recommending our show to your friends. Honestly, that's one of the biggest compliments (and there has been so many in this thread, from people on this forum etc) - it really is a wonderful experience hosting my radio show, I love so much, but I also enjoy the connections that it has helped me make to fans of the same artists/bands that I love and we truly appreciate the support you guys have given us.
One of my purposes, as a music enthusiast, is to expose people to bands they may not have otherwise have heard, or to expose my listeners to some of the music that has really touched my life - so like I can play the Cranberries - for instance -a band almost EVERYONE has heard of, but I can play a song that isn't Zombie, Linger or Dreams and hope that someone out there will discover a new artist or a new song or even stuff they have overlooked in the past.
My sister usually plays more indie stuff, newer music and I'm more of the "let's rewind to atl rock of the past 15 years with a hint of new" haha.
The streaming audio and the playlist of today's show will be up shortly in our blog, but I'll embed it in this thread too.