Our first DJ of the week in 2017 is Nikhil Sharma, who is WCNU Radio’s Technical Director and a man whose insistence on arctic temperatures in the station is practical and required but bordering on obsessive. Nikhil joined WCNU Radio in his sophomore year at CNU and began his show, “The Oddity Hour” his second semester of freshman year. Before coming to CNU, Nikhil did not have any experience with radio other than as a listener. It was his friend and fellow Eboard member, Jack Filiault who introduced Nikhil to WCNU Radio and after listening to one show he had decided to join.
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This week’s DJ is Jack Filiault, who is currently Promotions Manager along with Tom Aberman and a lover of comedy. Jack has been a member of WCNU for less than a year and he began his first show in his second semester of Freshman year. He had discovered WCNU because he was invited to see the station by WCNU’s current Vice President, Connor Channer, and fell in love with the atmosphere of the station. Soon after he began his first show, Jack applied to WCNU’s eboard and was accepted for the Fall semester of 2016.
Jack joined WCNU and began his first show with his friend, and fellow eboard member, Nikhil Sharma. Their show changed names this semester to “The Oddity Hour” from it’s original name “Weird Niche Stuff.” “The Oddity Hour” airs on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Nikhil AKA Nik selects the music, typically idie rock and folk, and the two of them discuss the music and joke around.
Stephen Bowe is the DJ for this week and his radio career began very early in life. Many years ago, Stephen was just a small boy forced to listen to the Steve Harvey Morning Show on the bus to school in 6th grade. He took the skills he heard in Steve Harvey’s soothing voice and his father’s computer to record his own radio show using Garageband. Unfortunately, he was not available at the time of this article to post those recordings if they still exist at all. Sadly, he was unable to pursue radio in high school and it wasn’t until he saw the WCNU Radio booth at club fair his Freshmen year that he reignited the old flame.
Stephen has been making his show Hamburger Party with his friend Jeremy since his first coming to CNU and he is currently a Sophomore. Both hosts contribute music to the show but Jeremy likes to play 80s and alternative synth music. Their show consists of music in between improvised skits that usually feature intentionally horrible impersonations and general discussion based on topics they introduce at the start of their show.
As he is currently a student, Stephen is planning on majoring in History with a minor in Museum Studies. Unsurprisingly, he plans on graduating and working at a museum. Field work does not interest Stephen but he appreciates the hard work of those who go out and find artifacts. Stephen is currently focusing entirely on his academics so he does not have time for a job.
When he has free time, Stephen likes to play video games and be with friends. With these friends he has recently taken a liking to Robbie Rotten videos and discussing conspiracy theories. While he is aware conspiracy theories are false, he finds that entertaining their truth is more entertaining than reality on occasion. Another skill that has peaked Stephen’s interest has been working with Photoshop and Audacity to see what he can create. While he claims to not be very good with either, he thinks that messing around in them is fun.
This week’s DJ is Spencer Horn AKA DJ Spence, the host of WCNU Radio’s “The Weekend Rollout.” Spencer began his career as a DJ in senior year of high school, where he would play his music so loudly that the entire bus could hear it. His fellow bus riding students dubbed him DJ Spence and he decided to keep the name for his show on WCNU Radio. He saw WCNU Radio at club fair and decided to join and have his own show.
Spencer’s show, “The Weekend Rollout” is his way of hyping up his listeners for the weekend with electronic dance music (EDM). His show is inspired by DJ Dirty Elbows, who was a frequent guest on Hot 99.5’s “The Kane Show.” While Spencer mainly plays EDM, he wants to play what his audience wants to hear, and is therefore very request friendly. Spencer hopes and aspires to gain a large enough audience where he can split into having two shows, one to focus on EDM and the other to play listener requests.
Along with WCNU Radio, Spencer is a member of Spectrum and is looking to join the Sign Language club. Spencer has already expressed interest in joining the WCNU Radio Eboard team but his main goal is community engagement. Spencer is working to involve himself in WCNU Radio’s community as well as the CNU community as a whole. To this end Spencer encourages anyone to come up and talk with him, as he wants to know the people who listen to his show and WCNU. Spencer is also an Eagle Scout and loves to hike and game in his free time. Spencer is a Freshmen in the President’s Leadership Program who is currently looking to major in Computer Science and minor in Leadership.