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. Now up:
DJ: DJ Bizzon
Show Name: Takeover Radio
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 9pm – midnight
How do you spend your days and nights when not hosting your radio show?
I actually spend it very similar to the actual show. I DJ full time. So, I’m either out at a gig, finding new music or working on a project/mixtape. I blog for JS Online about the Milwaukee hip-hop scene and I teach DJ classes at the youth organization, True Skool.
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 has to be Nas’ Good Son album. I was starting college and a friend of mine passed along the CD to me. I’d play it everywhere we went and when we all hung out. His classic song “Made You Look” was on then and I remember seeing that video on TV all the time. From there on, I started listening to more and more music and never stopped.
What band have you heard or discovered in the past six months that reminded you why you want to continue being a WMSE DJ?
A young hip-hop group from Detroit called Clear Soul Forces. A frequent caller of the show recommended the group and I listened to their album Detroit Revolutions. I was immediately hooked to their flow and sound. I got a few songs ready for the show and made sure I played them ASAP. Without that caller, I’d never know about the group, so it’s nice to know the music and knowledge goes both ways.
Who is your favorite non-you WMSE DJ and why?
It’s definitely the Boogie Bang crew. They’ve been repping WMSE for so long and on their show I made my WMSE debut. Craig heard me DJ out and asked me to come on the show after a few conversations. At the same time, I started guesting with Kid Cut Up on The Mad Kids and things progressed from there. When I’m out on Saturday afternoons, I know I can tune in to hear some great music that I sometimes forget about. And I love filling in for the guys when they can’t make it, because it forces me to find new-to-me funk music so I have something fresh for the show.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be cool, number one. And two, hopefully be in a position where I can use music to affect people on a deeper level.