While this probably comes off as self-indulgent, I promise that it is not my intention. I seriously get asked this stuff every week. Does this mean I'm popular? No. Does this mean I have all the answers? No. This actually means I am terrible at answering questions. Like, really bad. However, I figured a little free-time this evening would allow me to cover this for everyone.
Is Jonesensteinowitz really your last name?
Ha! Ha, no! I had it shortened for radio. This is seriously the first question that is asked of me.
How long have you been working in radio?
Ten years in August, if we don’t include making music beds and stuff for radio friends for about a year before that. This is seriously the only job I’ve ever had.
What happened to (insert name of any former KRAB DJ, morning show, employee)?
Fool(s) got a gun and went crazy. Or he/she/they is/are backpacking through the
How did you get your job? How can I get a job in radio?
1) I asked for a job or internship, as a former journalism student. I pestered for months. When I finally did get hired, I spent many years working my way up.
2) Apply! It never hurts to apply, even if you aren’t expecting amazing results. Getting your name out there is a huge first step!
What’s it like being on the radio?
Really cool and really terrifying all at once. Radio is a hilarious occupation for the socially awkward folks who throw out obscure obscenities in the car. I'm beyond grateful for this job, nontheless.
Who is your favorite band/performer?
I will always have a special place in my heart for Foo Fighters and Garbage. Most Weezer and Incubus, too. And, really- if you hear anything on the Retro Show, I more than likely love it. I was jamming out to The Wallflowers in
What is Danny Spanks like? Is he mean?
I seriously am baffled when I am asked this. No, he isn’t mean! He is the owner of one of the kindest souls I have ever met. He has the voice of a radio god, and is super skinny…which is infuriating.
Do you have a boyfriend/are you married?
Yes to both. I have my amazing Mister Robin and am married to Radio, but only while on the job.
Are you a natural redhead?
Yep! Since 2005!
What's the deal with Hello Kitty?
What's your deal? Uh, I mean...she's been my friend since I was three. Someone putting her face on a pair of headphones is my idea of kismet.
Hey, didn’t we go to high school together?
While there is a possibility of that, it is a very slim possibility. I went to a high school consisting of about 100 kids. Everyone remembers everyone. More than likely, I just look like someone you once knew.
Did I hear you on a commercial for soda or for fast food?
Yes! Outside of being on the air, I have other tasks in the building. This does include producing, voicing, and loading commercials. So, if you don’t like my voice…you’re out of luck.
I heard this song that goes wamba wamba scuttle lee roo break stuff. Who sings that? What’s it called?
Maybe "Break Stuff" by Limp Bizkit. You can always tell me the time and day you heard it and I will do my best to get back to you within the day. If I am of no use to you, though, PLEASE check out What Song Was That?
I think I answered everything that normally comes up. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me or comment below in the comment looking thingy on this post. I'm lame.
Now, please enjoy a picture I took of Hello Kitty hanging out in the studio, girling things up for Spanks.