What’s your name?
My name is Mark Hendrickson
DJ name and why?
My DJ name is DJ Guru and I chose that because a guru is supposed to be an expert at what they do, plus I think guru is a fun word to say.
What time is your show and what genres do you play?
My show is Fire Beatz and it starts at 3 P.M. every Sunday. As far as genres go, I play pretty much everything, as long as it’s new music. Typical shows can range anywhere from psychedelic pop to reggae.
If you were to be given entire creative freedom over your show what would you do or play?
If I were to be given complete creative freedom, I would like to focus on hip hop / rap rather than playing any genre at random and I would also like to incorporate more dialogue into each show that might draw listeners.
What staff are you on and what sparked your interest in that staff?
I’m in Productions Staff and I chose to join that staff because I’ve always enjoyed photography and videography and Productions Staff gave me the best way to continue practicing and possibly turn a hobby into something more serious
In general, why did you choose to intern here at KCSC?
I chose to intern at KCSC because I enjoy music and I hadn’t joined a club yet and I had heard there was opportunity to work with cameras and produce content.
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?
If KCSC was a commercial radio station, the regulations tied with the FCC would eliminate the possibility for new interns to even have a radio show for the fear of accidently slipping or playing music that’s not censored. The relaxed nature of internet radio provides an atmosphere that doesn’t make radio intimidating.
What are the perks of having a student run staff?
The perks of having a student run staff include many of the same benefits included with having a non-commercial radio station. The student run staff promotes individual creativity with less emphasis on regulation and rules.
Do you feel that KCSC offers a diverse music selection for its listeners?
Yes. Diverse is the primary word I would use to describe the music offered by KCSC. Often times a lot of the music I play for my show is music that I’ve never even listened to.
What’s your goal for your show by the end of this semester?
My goal for my show by the end of the semester is to be good enough to have people want to listen to me. It takes more than a script and a few CD’s to make a show interesting.
Well there you have it folks, DJ Guru on Fire Beats at 3:00 pm every Sunday, Tune in!Read More