Sonic Diet

Get to Know Your WMSE DJ – Jeff Joy

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: Jeff Joy

Show Name: The Blues Drive

Day/Time: alternating Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

How do you spend your days and nights when not hosting your radio show?

I’m a private practice attorney by day and practice parenting at night.

Do you remember what band, album or song took you from being a casual music listener to a passionate music lover?

Jimi Hendrix.

Is there a memory associated with that experience?

When I was eleven or so, I spent part of a summer at camp. I had saved enough money to buy my first LP and upon return of camp, bought Electric Ladyland . The massive scope of that album riveted me for the rest of the summer. I’ve been searching for groundbreaking new music ever since.

What band have you heard or discovered in the past six months that reminded you why you want to continue being a WMSE DJ?

I just saw Alabama Shakes with fellow DJ, E-Form — it rocked my britches!! Also got to see a resurrection of a damn good Milwaukee band the very same night — Arms & Legs & Feet, which had a very pure feel to it.

Who is your favorite non-you WMSE DJ and why?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Hal Rammel.

If I had to be grown up and in the big leagues, I’d turn Summerfest into a Bonnaroo-type festival.

This entry was published on April 16, 2012 at 10:41 am. It’s filed under Get To Know Your WMSE DJ's, Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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