Art of the DJ

Art of the DJ: Jody Denberg

by Sarah Wardrop

KUT's Jody Denberg is from the FUV listening area, but he's been a mainstay on Austin radio for three decades. How did he get his start? Has the "Art of the DJ" changed since then? In this conversation with Rita Houston, Jody shares his unique view of creating great music radio, as both a veteran DJ and a relative newcomer to public radio.
 

Art of the DJ: Kevin Cole

by Sarah Wardrop

We head west for today's Art of the DJ segment, as Rita Houston talks with Kevin Cole from KEXP in Seattle. Kevin is a radio veteran who has certainly put his stamp on the true "art" of bringing music to the airwaves, and he offers up an equally thoughtful perspective on the role of the DJ as far more than just a voice or button-pusher. And, there's a Patti Smith song involved.
 

Art of the DJ: Cindy Howes

by Sarah Wardrop

Today FUV's Art of the DJ series travels to Pittsburgh, PA, where Cindy Howes has been hosting WYEP's Morning Mix since 2007. How does she keep up with new music given the early wake-up call? Where does local music fit into her show? What video currently has her obsessed? Find out in Cindy's conversation with Rita Houston below.
 

Art of the DJ: Mark Wheat

by Sarah Wardrop

Mark Wheat from The Current in Minnesota, took to the FUV airwaves last fall as part of The Local Music Exchange, and now he and Rita Houston continue the conversation by exploring just what it means to be a DJ. Follow Mark's path from radio fan to influential on-air host, and hear how the BBC's John Peel and the Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men, both come into play in Mark's thoughts on the role of public radio music stations.
 

Art of the DJ: Kyle Meredith

by Sarah Wardrop

We've heard from Philly and Newark - now it's Louisville's turn! Kyle Meredith from WFPK steps up to the mic to talk with Rita Houston about his work as a DJ, his goal to create radio that's an experience instead of "background, wallpaper music", and which quiet song is speaking loudly to him these days. Check out the conversation below.