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Featured Host 2014-03-25 18:43:00
Spotlight on Jarret Lovell
DJ of The Dread Zone
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Tell us about your show, Jarret.
Although rooted in reggae, "The Dread Zone" has evolved into a show that celebrates many types of urban music, including funk, soul and even some disco and jazz. With early reggae modeled after American Do-Wop...

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Featured Host 2014-01-27 08:38:28
Spotlight on Chris Torrey
host of World Without Words
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Chris Torrey’s show, World Without Words, focuses on instrumental music in the vein of post-rock, post-metal, neoclassical, and ambient genres. He trained at KUCI in fall of 2011, hi...

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Featured Host 2013-12-03 09:04:28
Spotlight on Mike Kaspar and Nathan Callahan
Co-hosts of Weekly Signals
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

BDB: It’s been 7 years since I last interviewed the two of you on KUCI’s host Spotlight. When and how did your show, Weekly Signals, come about?

MK: In the early 1990s, when we met on a presidential campaign, Nathan and I were workin...

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Featured Host 2013-10-25 12:13:33
Spotlight on Tani Tinuviel
host of What Would Arwen Do?
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Tani Tinuviel hosts “What Would Arwen Do?” an elvish perspective on life, Tuesdays 4-5pm on KUCI 88.9FM. As a modern-day elf, she teaches yoga, stays close to the music of the sea, and enjoys walking under starlight. You can email her at Spotlight on DJ Wanda">
Featured Host 2013-09-23 11:21:07
Spotlight on DJ Wanda
host of Howdylicious!
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, host of “Writers on Writing”

This fall it's the anniversary of Howdylicious! How's that feel?
I honestly can’t believe the time has gone by so fast. It seems like yesterday that I was in training and learning how everything worked, and suddenly, 15 years went by.
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Featured Host 2013-06-10 13:45:59
Spotlight on Paul Osgood
host of Off The Couch
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Tell me about your show.
Off The Couch is about introducing people to ways of pursuing active lifestyles. I invite guests to be ambassadors of their sport, or activity, to sell it, tell us how to get into it, and offer a few pointers. I’ve...

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Featured Host 2013-05-04 08:40:27
Spotlight on Richard Heintz aka DJ Yogi
host of Roots and Riddims (Wed. 10 am - 1 pm)
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

What is the best part about doing your show?
The best part of my show is when someone takes the time to actually call in and say how much they enjoy what I am playing, I take a long time preparing a playlist, so when someone takes the time to ...

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Featured Host 2013-03-11 10:05:45
Spotlight on Lauren Quijano
host of Activism for Amateurs
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

How did you choose the topic of your show?
Since I was ten, phrases like social justice and mass movements have excited me. My dad taught me about progressive Filipino youth groups, and I eventually joined a group in high school called Anakbay...

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Featured Host 2013-02-12 10:02:12
Spotlight on Michael Rydzynski
Host of Concert Preview / Anniversaries
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Born and raised in N.Y.C., he moved to California with his family and attended UCI, graduating with bachelor's and master's degrees in music. Besides being a professional musician (Pacific Symphony, South Coast Symphony, et al.), Michael is also a musi...

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Featured Host 2012-12-26 10:00:43
Spotlight on Mike Payne
host of The Darkling Eclectica
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Tell us about your Sunday afternoon radio show, The Darkling Eclectica , which airs from 4-6 p.m. PT.
When I arrived at UCI as a student in 1983, I had no idea what I wanted...

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Featured Host 2012-11-25 07:28:25
Spotlight on Dennis Simms
host of Riders of the Plastic Groove
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

With 20 years of DJ-ing experience, Dennis Simms has held residencies at famous clubs like Metropolis (Irvine, CA) C2K at The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV) and The Shark Club (Costa Mesa, CA). Among...

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Featured Host 2012-09-20 18:26:30
Spotlight on Ziba
Host of Our Digital Future
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, host of “Writers on Writing”

You've been at KUCI for a while—almost as long as me! In a very big nutshell, tell our listeners (and readers) about the shows you've hosted or Djed while here.

I've been at the station for twelve years now! I started out in the KUCI tr...

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Featured Host 2012-08-09 15:12:33
Spotlight on J Pulaski
host of .innamissions
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, host of “Writers on Writing”

.innamissions hosted by J.Pulaski , is a weekly radio program that airs on KUCI 88.9fm Mondays from 8-10 p.m. The show features funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, world beat, and periodic guest mixes. Tune in every week on the internet at kuci.org, at ...

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Featured Host 2012-06-22 23:04:34
Spotlight on Heather McCoy
host of “Racheal Ray’s Cooking Accident”
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Heather McCoy has had a lifelong obsession with radio starting at age three when her parents bought her first radio-tape recorder. From there she always scourged the latest Best catalog for the newest audio equipment. She says she never learned how t...

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Featured Host 2012-05-19 10:07:15
Spotlight on Marrie Stone
co-host of The Chat Room
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

You were PA director for the last two years, you co-host with me “Writers on Writing,” you have a daughter, a husband, and you’re a writer. What form of insanity convinced you to take on another show?

It’s always seemed to me ther...

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Featured Host 2012-03-14 06:25:05
Spotlight on Janeane Bernstein
host of "Get the Funk Out!"
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Janeane Bernstein has been at KUCI since 2007, when she started “The Momz Rock the House Show,” a music show featuring women in the arts. Originally from the east coast, Janeane once worked in training and development as an instructional designer, ...

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Featured Host 2011-11-15 17:13:52
Spotlight on Dmitriy
host of "Countdown UCI"
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

A talk with Dmitriy, public affairs host of "Countdown UCI,” airing every Friday at 4:00 pm Pacific time.

Tell me about your show and how it came about.
“Countdown UCI” was a product of the weekly abundance of news at UC ...

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Featured Host 2011-10-25 08:20:51
Spotlight on Dominica Sanuye Murillo
host of Delirium Drop
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Dominica Sanuye Murillo hrew up in Baldwin Park and West Covina, attended high school at Bishop Amat, and graduated from UC Irvine in 2010 with a major in Film & Media Studies, and minor in Digital Arts. Her dad raised her on the Rolling Stones, B.B. K...

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Featured Host 2011-09-01 17:57:06
Spotlight on Tedde “Sister Rue” La Rue
host of Positive Vibrations
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Tedde “Sister Rue” La Rue, 25, grew up in San Diego. A dancer of ballet for 22 years, Tedde danced professionally before coming to UCI to pursue a B.A. in Dance. Besides hosting her radio program,
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Featured Host 2011-05-18 11:04:22
Spotlight on Mat Kaplan
host of Planetary Radio
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Mat Kaplan has been a Long Beach resident for nearly 30 years, and has never lived more than 25 miles from the city. He has also completed more than 27 years with the College of Continuing and Professional Education at California State University, Lon...

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Featured Host 2011-03-16 10:40:18
Spotlight on Cameron Jackson
host of The OC Show
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

A talk with Cameron Jackson, public affairs host of "The OC Show," airing Friday evenings at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett: Tell me about your show. Theme?

Cameron Jackson: I like to talk about Oran...

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Featured Host 2011-02-08 15:34:42
Spotlight on Dr. Mamak Shakib
host of Heatlth Matters
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

A talk with Dr. Mamak Shakib, public affairs host of "Health Matters," airing Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. Pacific time.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett: How did you find your way to KUCI, Mamak?

Dr. Mamak Shakib: A friend...

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Featured Host 2011-01-08 10:12:09
Spotlight on Evan Simon
A Talk with the Host of "The Docket"
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett: How did you first come to have a show at KUCI?

Evan Simon: Wow, youre making me think back to my days in college. There I wasa bright eyed and bushy-tailed freshman who could think of nothing else but gett...

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Featured Host 2010-09-21 17:33:08
Spotlight on Rita Gennaway
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

An indie music/radio advocate, Rita Gennawey has been a part of the Orange County music scene for years. Her passion is exposing her community to underground sounds. As a DIY tastemaker, she's always a step ahead and she wouldn't have it any other wa...

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Featured Host 2010-08-20 10:56:56
Spotlight on Marrie Stone
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

One night more than there years ago, Marrie Stone walked into my private writing workshop, took a seat, and the first thing out of my mouth was, "Have you ever considered doing radio? Would you like to be my co-host?"

I'd been doing the show a...

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Featured Host 2010-03-31 11:22:41
Spotlight on Roland Esq Holmes
by: Mari Frank, Esq.

Roland Esq Holmes has been involved with KUCI since 1984, but both of his shows have existed since 1963. He has two great shows the Gospel Soul Train which airs Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and ESQ All About Jazz which airs Mondays right...

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Featured Host 2009-11-06 14:55:57
Spotlight on Shapan Debnath
by: Mari Frank

Shapan Debnath has been involved in KUCI ever since first coming to UCI 3 years ago. He has a great show called "How Goes?" The show is not limited to any specific genre, but rather it takes on the personality of its host. From psychedelic pop to abras...

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Featured Host 2009-07-30 14:44:05
Spotlight on Samantha Varela
by: Mari Frank

Samantha Varela is our new general manager at KUCI. I recently had the honor of interviewing her for our KUCI family of listeners.

I met Sam the night she was elected and found her to be warm, friendly and engaging. Then I had the opportun...

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Featured Host 2009-06-03 17:45:42
Spotlight on Polar Bear Jack
by: Mari Frank

Jack Bartlett, whom you may know as DJ Polar Bear Jack, brings you great jazz, and its offshoot, every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. right here on KUCI. His show, "Vanguard Again," explores jazz from the past and present. He even mixes in experiment...

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Featured Host 2009-04-25 12:24:54
Spotlight on Erin
by: Mari Frank

In Southern California we don’t have much use of umbrellas, but Erin Johnson thinks umbrellas are “awesome”. Well, we think she is one “awesome” young woman. Her music show Umbrella Party ran from June 2006 until just last month at the end ...

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Featured Host 2009-03-04 09:04:58
Spotlight on Genie
by: Mari Frank

Genie Luzwick is KUCI’s production director. She is doing a fabulous job putting together workshops, creating public service announcements, helping with promos, station IDs, and collaborating with the KUCI team. I’m thrilled to have Genie’s won...

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Featured Host 2009-01-22 12:35:16
Spotlight on Ziba
by: Mari Frank

Ziba is one of the first DJ's I met over four years ago when I came to train at KUCI. She was terrific then as she is now. One of the crucial requirements of DJ training is interning with experienced DJs to practice the skills that you learn from the...

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Featured Host 2008-12-04 15:56:01
Spotlight on DJ Jake Bacon
by: Mari Frank

Jake Bacon is one of the nicest guys and most helpful DJs at KUCI. Not only is he knowledgeable about production and the sound board, but he is always willing to assist new DJs, and old ones, too, with a smile on his face. Jake’s lively show, Buf...

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Featured Host 2008-06-04 15:39:08
Spotlight on Dan Tsang
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

On Subversity, host Dan Tsang interviews newsmakers within and beyond the Orange Curtain — folks who shake things up and transgress multiple boundaries. The program which airs from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays began broadcasting live on KUCI September ...

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Featured Host 2008-03-31 11:23:36
Spotlight on Chris Rigney AKA DJ Azrael
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

For the last three years, KUCI’s Loud Rock Director Chris Rigney, has hosted Metalmorphosis, currently broadcasting Saturday, midnight to 3 a.m.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett: You've been a heavy metal fan since you were, what, 10 years ol...

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Featured Host 2008-02-06 10:13:50
Spotlight on Serena Sharp
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

For the last five years, Serena Sharp has hosted the Serena Sharp Show, during morning drive time on KUCI 88.9 FM and been a fill-in host for CBS Radio, where she’s done her show on 97....

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Featured Host 2007-11-21 09:54:25
Spotlight on Patricia Hirsch
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Coaching Conversations with Patricia Hirsch airs on alternating Wednesdays at 8 am Pacific Time. For past shows please visit the Coaching...

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Featured Host 2007-07-27 21:42:37
Spotlight on Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
"Writers on Writing" (Wednesday at 9 am)
by: Mari Frank

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett has been our celebrity interviewer for “Spotlight” for our many dedicated DJ’s here at KUCI. After I had the privilege of being “in the light” a few months ago, I asked Barbara if she would allow me to shine the light...

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Featured Host 2007-05-23 09:33:10
Spotlight on Kyle Olson
Things that Are Square” (Thursdays at 6pm)
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett: What brought you to KUCI?

Kyle Olson: I had heard tale of KUCI since my freshman year at UCI, and I just never got around to checking it out. Finally, my junior year, my friend Sierra transferred to UCI and ...

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Featured Host 2007-03-19 17:44:17
Spotlight on Mari Frank
host of “Privacy Piracy”
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Mari Frank not only hosts Privacy Piracy , a public affairs show on KUCI-FM, but she’s also an attorney, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and co-author of P...

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Featured Host 2006-11-27 12:56:31
Spotlight on John Klug
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

John Klug hosts Building a Better World, a new KUCI Public Affairs program airing every other week on Wednesdays at 9 am. "My focus is community empowerment on a national, regional, and personal level," Klug says. It puts the YOU in Global Solu...

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Featured Host 2006-08-16 11:37:38
Spotlight on Mike Boyle
KUCI's Engineer Extraordinaire
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Mike Boyle is currently assistant engineer at KUCI, employed part-time by the university. He began working at the station six years ago, bringing to UCI his unique work experience in video production, automotive mechanics, motorcycle racing and plast...

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Featured Host 2006-06-12 08:36:09
Spotlight on Michael Rydzinsky
"Concert Preview," Saturdays 9am-12pm
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

BDB: How did you come up with the format for your show?

MR: The format is actually an old one I revived from the 1980s, when I used to promote UCI Music events, only now I promote any arts event in Orange County. In between, I switched my form...

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Featured Host 2006-03-13 13:25:18
Spotlight on Joy Hought
"Politics of Food," Thursdays from 9-10am
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

BDB: How did you become involved in radio at KUCI?

JH: It was those kids and that darned crazy music. One morning I was dragging myself to my wretched corporate job and happened to catch two half-asleep DJ's talking electronica on 88.9 FM. They w...

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Featured Host 2006-01-17 11:45:05
Spotlight on Mike Kaspar and Nathan Callahan
"Weekly Signals," Tuesdays at 8:00am
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

BDB: When and how did Weekly Signals come about?

MK: Nathan and I have been doing Weekly Signals ever since we met in the early '90s. We're always talking politics and culture. We just never bothered to broadcast it. Then KUCI offered us tw...

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Featured Host 2005-10-10 18:15:26
Spotlight on Michael Payne
"The Darkling Eclectica," Saturdays at 6:00am
by: by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

BDB: How long have you been doing your show?

MP: One thousand, one hundred and twenty-four weeks as I type this, more or less. That's about twenty-one and a half years, give or take.

BDB: How did it come about?

MP: When I was i...

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Featured Host 2005-07-25 11:46:49
A Q&A with Jeff Scott
"The Blues Disease," Mondays at 10:00am
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Jeff Scott is host of "The Blues Disease" that airs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays on KUCI 88.9 FM. I listen whenever I get a chance. If you haven't done so yet, maybe it's time.

BDB: How long have you had your show?

JS: I'm actually cele...

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Featured Host 2005-05-16 22:43:48
A Q&A with Jarret Lovell
"Justice or Just Us?," Thursdays at 9:00am
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Jarret Lovell is host of "Justice or Just Us?" that airs Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. on KUCI-FM. He’s also been Public Affairs director for the last two years.

Q: "Justice or Just Us?" ... this is a...

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Featured Host 2005-03-29 16:40:02
A Q&A with Branden Willman
"Hootenanny," Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barret

A few months ago I wrote a "Spotlight" on James Rawson. I became familiar with his show, mostly because as I would drive home after hosting "Writers on Writing" on Thursday evenings, I kept the dial on KUCI. I found the music he played so compelling that...

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Featured Host 2005-01-26 13:43:59
Wanda's Twangy Music Show Isn't Just Tasty --
It's "Howdylicious"!!!!
by: Duncan Strauss

You know how you sometimes marvel at over-the-top overachievers, wondering how the hell they manage to deftly juggle multiple jobs and cool, creative tasks that--let's be honest--you and I and a few others could work our butts off together on and still ne...

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Featured Host 2004-12-06 09:06:51
A Q&A with James Rawson
"Between the Lines," Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

James Rawson's music show, "Betweenthelines," airs Thursdays at six, just after "Writers on Writing," so as I motor away from the studio in the winter dark, I listen, and absorb,...

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Featured Host 2004-09-16 15:24:47
Spotlight on Larry Momaya
Bombay Beat Science
by: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Larry Momaya, M.D., hosts "Bombay Beat Science" which airs Sundays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 88.9 FM and at www.kuci.org/drbombay
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Featured Host 2004-08-22 20:54:00
Armando + Javier + Mariano + Monday Night = "Saxofones, Tubas Y Accordeones"
Program Spotlight
by: Duncan Strauss

Tim Russert closes each edition of NBC's "Meet The Press" with the authoritative signature sign-off, "If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet The Press.'"

If they ever had the inclination, the Rubio brothers could close their KUCI show with an equally axiomati...

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  • Spotlight on Jarret Lovell
  • Spotlight on Chris Torrey
  • Spotlight on Mike Kaspar and Nathan Callahan
  • Spotlight on Tani Tinuviel
  • Spotlight on DJ Wanda
  • Spotlight on Paul Osgood
  • Spotlight on Richard Heintz aka DJ Yogi
  • Spotlight on Lauren Quijano
  • Spotlight on Michael Rydzynski
  • Spotlight on Mike Payne
  • Spotlight on Dennis Simms
  • Spotlight on Ziba
  • Spotlight on J Pulaski
  • Spotlight on Heather McCoy
  • Spotlight on Marrie Stone
  • Spotlight on Janeane Bernstein
  • Spotlight on Dmitriy
  • Spotlight on Dominica Sanuye Murillo
  • Spotlight on Tedde “Sister Rue” La Rue
  • Spotlight on Mat Kaplan
  • Spotlight on Cameron Jackson
  • Spotlight on Dr. Mamak Shakib
  • Spotlight on Evan Simon
  • Spotlight on Rita Gennaway
  • Spotlight on Marrie Stone
  • Spotlight on Roland Esq Holmes
  • Spotlight on Shapan Debnath
  • Spotlight on Samantha Varela
  • Spotlight on Polar Bear Jack
  • Spotlight on Erin
  • Spotlight on Genie
  • Spotlight on Ziba
  • Spotlight on DJ Jake Bacon
  • Spotlight on Dan Tsang
  • Spotlight on Chris Rigney AKA DJ Azrael
  • Spotlight on Serena Sharp
  • Spotlight on Patricia Hirsch
  • Spotlight on Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
  • Spotlight on Kyle Olson
  • Spotlight on Mari Frank
  • Spotlight on John Klug
  • Spotlight on Mike Boyle
  • Spotlight on Michael Rydzinsky
  • Spotlight on Joy Hought
  • Spotlight on Mike Kaspar and Nathan Callahan
  • Spotlight on Michael Payne
  • A Q&A with Jeff Scott
  • A Q&A with Jarret Lovell
  • A Q&A with Branden Willman
  • Wanda's Twangy Music Show Isn't Just Tasty --
  • A Q&A with James Rawson
  • Spotlight on Larry Momaya
  • Armando + Javier + Mariano + Monday Night = "Saxofones, Tubas Y Accordeones"
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