I’ve moved from The Ink Blot to Global Groove, allowing me to play world music from my travels in Africa and Europe as well as other wonderful contemporary world music. I also sub for The Orbit Lounge, Folkwaves, Let’s Jazz Out, Drive Time Jazz and any other program that fits my schedule. I do two Public Affairs Programs: Bird Talk (GV Audubon), and the Riverfront Program.
Having served in the Peace Corps in Kenya and Tanzania for three years, I grew to like the pulsating sounds of contemporary African music, but I also am interested in exploring music venues from around the world, especially Greek and French contemporary music, but also salsa and Latin American tunes. However, that is not the extent of the types of music I like. Included in my favorites: jazz, Americana, classical and Celtic.
Some of my favorite albums this year include Angelique Kidjoo's DJIN, DJIN, Diana Krall's LIVE IN PARIS, and the Putamayo collection, WORLD HITS. I also like anything by Anita Baker, the Beatles, Mozart, John Coltrane, Yo Yo Ma, et al.
The Admiral has been kicking around the Grand Valley for the last 25 years or so. He started volunteering at KAFM on Valentine’s Day in 2000. He began DJ’ing the Wednesday night jazz show and then moved onto a variety of other shows. About 15 years ago he joined forces with Captain Campbell on the Orbit Lounge on Friday mornings at KAFM. This partnership lasted until a couple of years ago when the decision was made to retire the Orbit Lounge spaceship. He then shifted gears and hopped in with the awesome Sunday morning crew on the Global Groove. He loves playing all types of music on Sunday mornings but is partial to Mexican ska and Brazilian reggae!
When not playing music at KAFM, he can be found helping out Roice Hurst Humane Society or falling off his mountain bike somewhere in the valley.
Guy In The Sky
I grew up in Oregon and my mom worked for a radio station when I was really young (six or seven) and she used to bring great music home to listen to. Then when I was a little older one of my uncles taught me how to make mix tapes from the radio. My interest in music started when I was a young guy. When I was in high school two of my friends were radio DJs and would let me sit in with them. After I graduated I joined the USAF and spun some records while I was there at clubs and parties. Then I got an opportunity to work at KAFM. I first volunteered in 2013 to help remodel the studio. Then they roped me in to becoming a programmer. It's been about seven years now. I've made some great friends and worked with a lot of great people. Thanks for reading this. I hope to see you on the air! Or at a music event soon!