I think part of the reason I love “Welcome to Night Vale” so much is that it really reminds me of my time at a radio station.
I was lucky enough to be an on-air DJ at my college radio station (91.7 KVRX, None of the hits, all of the time!) for three years. Due to our license, our FM hours were at night and the early morning (7pm-9am on the weekdays or something like that), so I had my show at 3 am, and later, 5am.
So listening to WtNV reminds me of long hours spent alone in a building, not to mention alone in my booth, uncertain if anyone at all was listening to our tiny little station, to my little show where I played a bunch of random music, and babbled nervously in my radio voice
(everyone has a radio voice who dj’s. Everyone. trust me).
But yet I didn’t mind because despite the loneliness and having to get up at fucking 250 in the morning, I was still on the radio. I knew how to work the board. And my voice carried out over Austin, and through the internet, the world.
We had the privilege of being on Flea Circus on 91.7 KVRX tonight! We got to pick jams to play, got interviewed, And just had an amazing time in general! Thanks so much to Tucker Whatley for having us on his show! Here is some pics of us hanging out and our playlist of the show!
My first skramz/emo/screamo/twinkly radio show is tonight at midnight central time! You can listen at KVRX.org or at 91.7FM in the Austin area. Listen, call in and suggest bands, and other shit. Hope to hear from you!
Juan Wauters performing in a dark setting during the KVRX showcase. I talked to Juan after the show and I’ve got to say he’s one of the coolest artists I’ve ever come across throughout the SXSW chaos. He even offered to do an in studio performance for my station Topper Radio despite the other 12 shows he was committed to. Unfortunately this performance didn’t happen but it really shows the generosity and work ethic of this guy. Cheers, Juan!
Post 447 - 3/24/13 Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
I was reading the Wikipedia entry for ‘Explosions in the Sky’ to find out where they got their name* and instead learned that this this song was featured in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. This in turn is almost enough for me to sit through Paul Blart: Mall Cop to see how/where they used it.
*Per Wikipedia: “the new name of "Explosions in the Sky” came from a comment Hrasky made in reference to the noise or sight of fireworks when they left KVRX on the night they played their first set and recorded their first track"