Hello loyal and appreciated fans, it is time for another Internview! *insert applause* This time our Intern of the week is Jay Cobarrubias. In this week’s interview I asked a ton of hard hitting questions. Some of the questions were the typical “DJ name and why?” but the real questions ranged anywhere from DJ names to spirit animals, I know, hold on to your seats for this one folks. Anyways, that is enough prefacing for today. Let’s get to the questions!
1.)Today we will start off with the old go to, “DJ name and why?”. Jay’s DJ name happens to be DJ Jizzy Jay, which, for whatever reason, reminds me of an old school rapper or maybe beat boxer. However, despite this connection my mind made, his name was actually inspired by his nickname in highschool.
2.)The next generic but important question I tackled was what times you can tune into Jay’s show and when you do, what you can expect. I found that Jay has a diverse station, playing Soul, Jazz and R&B music. Interested? I was, and if you are not convinced yet then I am gonna let you guy’s in on the secret to paradise. Its Jazz music and Rain. Hands down the best combination ever. So, being that it is the winter months in Chico, I recommend that you curl up and tune in on your tuesdays from 6-7pm.
3.)As mentioned above, Jay plays Jazz, Soul and R&B. But why? I mean I myself completely understand the choice, but for those of you who have yet to understand the wonder of all these genre’s here is an insider’s perspective of why you should get into it. Love and Emotion. The two reasons Jay chooses to play these genre’s. Its pretty simple and relatable, a recipe I find always works. According to Jay, Soul, Jazz and R&B all communicate love and emotion in a way that other genres do not and that’s why he loves them and chooses to share them with all of you.
4.)So know that we know all about Jay’s show, lets get into what he does for the station. When Jay is not doing his show he is helping the Web Design team keep the cite you are all on running. In fact Jay does internviews just like this one. But it is not all computers and interviews, on occasion he gets to make kick ass buttons that eventually make their way to all of you. My favorite job if you ask me.
5.)Before Jay got into the Web Design team he had to apply to be an intern a choice which he made in part because his girlfriend has done it before and also because it is a fun GPA boost.
6.)“How do you think the fact that KCSC is a non-commercial radio station affects the environment for the staff and overall quality of the station?” This is one of the Hard Hitters guys, but it did not stump Jay. He responded, almost immediately that he thought the environment was relaxed and really casual. He specifically brought up the fact that we only have one rule, no popular music, which makes us anything but average and always diverse. In fact the only downside that he could come up with was that the equipment we use is outdated, a small price to pay for getting to share music with all of you guys.
7.)Jay, Like all of the interns, is passionate about what he does and wants to improve for all of his listeners. Some of his goals include finding new music, having someone call in, which all of you can help with, and having more interviews on the show.
8.)Alright, The last and most exciting question, What is DJ Jizzy Jay’s spirit animal? The answer is not typical. It is not a lion, or tiger or bear(oh my), no, Jay’s spirit animal is a Koala. The cute and fuzzy bears that eat Eucalyptus. Yes. You did read that right and you read it here first! As always, KCSC loves you guys and tune in!!