What is the name of your show? Tuesday Thrashternoons
What is your on air name? Is there a story behind it? Abaddon. It's a Hebrew word meaning "place of destruction" or Sheol, which was the land of the dead in the Old Testament. It is also the name of an angel in the end times in the book of Revelation. Since the name just sounds so "metal" and has significance to Christians/Jews, I thought it fit with how I play a lot of Christian-oriented metal on my show.
What's your show about and when does it air? Tuesday Thrashternoons is an almost exclusively metal program. I try to play a variety of metal sub-genres, but I also look for cross-over and punk songs to play. I'll play everything from blackened crust-punk to psychedelic doom metal. I am on the air 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Tuesdays.
How long has your show been on the air? I've only been on the air since early February 2014, but I look forward to broadcasting until I graduate.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I like finding new metal songs. I enjoy reading philosophy/theology material. I also just love to imagine and fantasize.
Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Well, I haven't had a lot of chances for incidents yet. But on my first show, I announced I'd play one of our underwriter's recordings. When I turned on the computer output to the transmitter, I had forgotten to pause the music that was playing as well. So for about half a second, information about where to get bagels was accompanied with some black metal screeching. That was embarrassing.
Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? I haven't had anybody call in to request a song, but if they do, I hope they recommend some surprising metal.
If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be?
1. The Great Unknown, by Asteroid
2. Kathy's Song, by Simon & Garfunkel
3. Restless, by Switchfoot
4. I Heard it Through the Grapevine, the Creedence Clearwater Revival version
5. The Late Show, by Jackson Browne
6. Adorers of Blood, by Frost Like Ashes
7. Necromanicide, by Mortification
8. Grind Planetarium, by Mortification
9. American Pie, by Don Mclean
10. You Were There, by Avalon
What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? Probably going to see Switchfoot at Spring Arbor University. Jon Foreman, the lead singer, walked through the audience and I got to touch his shoulder, all during my favorite song by them.
Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. My other favorite music genres are 1960's folk and soft rock.
In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Pauly Shore