It’s time! Yes, another week, another internview. This time we are interviewing Haidy Velasquez! Also I apologize guy’s but there will be no preface today guys, just going to dive right into the questions! Here we go!
1.) Haidy is the Promotions Director here at KCSC. So what does that mean? Well, I will tell you, she is the one who directs all of promotion. Pretty self explanatory I guess, but there will be no room for error in this interview so explain I shall! To further clarify, I am sure most of you have been near the BMU or Library and heard some great music blaring from a stand directly in front of the student store, well that is Haidy. She tables and gets all of you informed on our program and what we do.
2.)So what is our Director of Productions DJ name? DJ Peaceskis. For what reason you may ask? A political statement on peace and love? Nope. She literally just thought of it one day at random. The lesson to be learned here: Don’t look too deep into everything, some things are simple!
3.)In addition to her awesomely random DJ name, Haidy also has one of the best show names I have ever heard. Are you ready? Dark Roast, Extra Bold. If you are a caffeine junkie like me your heart may very well have fluttered upon reading that and if you are interested her show is on Mondays at 4pm. So if you hate Monday’s and need to some caffeination, tune in at 4pm to get a good dose of Dark Roast, Extra Bold.
4.)As if Haidy’s show name wasn’t enough to pull you in, her show features music of the pop punk and “sad boy” persuasion. Haidy is drawn to these genres because they sound great. They pick here up when she is down(following the Monday theme) and ironically enough “sad boy” music makes her the happiest. I can understand that, there is nothing like connecting to lyrics that make you feel a sense of relief and unity, like you are not alone.
5.)If you were interested in Haidy’s music, of course tune in, but also listen to some of her recomendations: Modern Baseball, Dance Gavin Dance, The Cardboard Swords and Somos.
6.)As we have already gone over, Haidy is a Director, but how did she get here? In our interview, she stated that she overheard someone having a conversation about it and also had a friend and involved, both of which got the ball rolling.
7.) “What do you feel KCSC offers its listeners that other stations don’t?” I asked Haidy this and she responded that the people we have on air are just so fun and the music played hasn’t charted so it exposed people to up and comings and diverse artists they may not have known otherwise.
8.)As you may or may not know, KCSC is noncommercial and student run. This is unusual so I asked Haidy how she felt that affected the quality of the station and her response was that it allows for so much freedom over what is played and said. The station is unregulated and she thinks that gives us an edge.
9.)In her time at KCSC Haidy has learned a lot. Some of which she shared with me in our interview. She said that she has learned how to utilize social media which is a useful skill, but the most important thing she gained from the radio station was a close group of friends.
What does Haidy have to say to you guys? I asked and she responded with this;
“All hail our lord and savior, Mason.”
10.)I also asked Haidy what her most embarrassing moment on air was and she declined to answer. Sorry guys.
As always, We love and appreciate all of you and tune in!!