WMSE loves free-form radio. Our format’s complete and genuine freedom allows our DJs to explore an insane number of genres — music without limitations! It’s a fact that each WMSE show has its own community within the larger, more inclusive WMSE community; diverse radio programming is rewarded with a loyal listenership like no other.
But because the WMSE DJs are only on the air for three hours each week, you the listener might not get to know them quite as well as you might like, so to give you all a bit more insight, we’re proud to introduce the Get To Know Your WMSE DJ series. Each WMSE DJ gets the same five questions, and just like our free-form format, they choose to answer however they want: short or long, intense or humorously…we ask, they answer, we post.
Sonic Diet will be posting a new addition to the biweekly series on Mondays and the first batch of WMSE DJs featured will be those whose show falls within the 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. show slots. Now up:
DJ: Scott Lucey
Show Name: Digital Dumplings in Analog Gravy
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6am – 9am
How do you spend your days and nights when not hosting your radio show?
When I’m not hosting my show, I spend my time working as an individual in the coffee industry. My specialty is training and education. Other than work, I enjoy spending my time brewing beer, baking bread, cooking, reading and other various domestic activities.
Do you remember what band, album or song took you from being a casual music listener to a passionate music lover? Is there a memory associated with that experience?
It’s not specifically one band or album, but the memory does humor me when I think about it. First, as a child, I was given Metallica tapes by my sister’s boyfriend. If I promised to stay in my room and not tell my parents, I could listen to them. They fit in perfectly as a soundtrack to the days when I played with fighter jets and whatnot. Growing up, it was Dr. Dre’s The Chronic that I coveted most, hidden under my pillow because certainly, it wasn’t something a young teen should be tuning in on. The mid – late 90’s, I was all over the rap charts, then growing up even more, I took a liking to electronic music and continued expanding into the likes of good old modern day pop/rock, soul, funk and various chicha and cumbia packages.
What band have you heard or discovered in the past six months that reminded you why you want to continue being a WMSE DJ?
Yellow Ostrich’s The Mistress. If it weren’t for our local medias, this band and this album would have flown under my radar. Thank you, WMSE!
Who is your favorite non-you WMSE DJ and why?
Dr. Fell. I feel like I have the most in common with him, which I value because every time I tune into his show I hear something I haven’t heard before; surely a fun surprise. That guy turned me onto tUnE-yArDs. Thank you, Dr. Fell! In a close second are btswrkng and Dr. Sushi. If it’s right, I can really get into jazz, which is usually the case with Sushi.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I guess I’ll know I’m grown up when I’m a grandpa, and then I’ll really start pulling some pranks. Really though, I’d sure like to own my own cafe.