DJ Profile: DJ Robo-duck

DJ Robo-duck in the studio

What is the name of your show? Mosh Pit Rodeo

Is there a story behind your on air name? So I didn't know what to call myself, and I collect rubber ducks. DJ Bdomz suggested robo-duck as I play metal and apparently that makes sense. Then I was just too lazy to think of anything else. Decisions...

What's your show about and when does it air? Mosh Pit Rodeo plays metal (me) and country (Bdomz) and some classic rock whenever we feel like it. It is currently airing Friday mornings from 10-noon.

How long has your show been on the air? Our show has been on the air for about 2 years, but the times change with our schedules.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I do a crazy amount of things in my spare time, so it really depends on how I'm feeling. I read a lot, play flute, make jewelry, play softball (and other random sports), bowl, am learning guitar, sewing, video games, concerts, etc. I'm not really consistent, and I’m usually up for whatever. I keep my life interesting for myself.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. So one day I was doing something, I don't know what but I was sitting in the captain's chair in the radio booth. Then suddenly the chair flipped over backwards (I'm pretty sure it was my fault). Somehow I managed to hit absolutely nothing (I didn't know that was even possible in that cramped space) and I didn't even hurt myself, which I am notorious for doing. Bdomz was just confused this entire time. I think it was his confusion that was most hilarious.

Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? Probably, I just roll with whatever I can though. Not much is strange at this point in my life, except maybe people who use ketchup with their hash browns. Or cheese. That's also weird. What's wrong with just plain hash browns?

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be?  I'm not sure how this overly specific scenario would happen...

  1. Bang Your Head (Metal Health)- Quiet Riot
  2. A Little Piece of Heaven- Avenged Sevenfold
  3. Before I Forget- Slipknot
  4. Creeping Death- Metallica
  5. Rainbow in the Dark- Dio
  6. Two Weeks- All That Remains
  7. Symphony of Destruction- Megadeth
  8. Run to the Hills- Iron Maiden
  9. Last Ride of the Day- Nightwish
  10. You- Black Stone Cherry

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? So this one time I'm on the lawn of DTE (which happens a lot) and there are beach balls (which isn't surprising). There was also a dude on crutches wearing a kilt. Him and his friend had a wonderful idea where the friend pitched the beach ball to crutches dude, who would then use his crutch as a bat. So I was watching beach baseball with a dude in a kilt until security stopped it. :)

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. I don't like chocolate milk.

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? A rubber duck.

DJ Profile: DJ BDomz

BDomz at the Controls

What is the name of your show? Mosh Pit Rodeo

Is there a story behind your on air name? DJ BDomz. I've never really had any nicknames that were more creative than pieces of my actual name. The first time I actually talked on air was my Freshman 1 term on your Weekly Dose of Rock. When the Doc asked me what to call myself, I said "just call me Dombrow". From then on, he called me BDomz.

What's your show about and when does it air? Sometimes, I think it's more one part music show, one part talk show. Between DJ Roboduck and I, we play a spectrum covering Country to Hard Rock and Metal, with a whole lot in between. With our personalities, though, we end up debating and arguing with each other on air most of the times when we take a break from the music. For awhile, I tried to minimize it and get back to the music as quickly as possible, but I've learned to embrace the bickering as part of the show. Fridays from 10 am to noon

How long has your show been on the air? Our show debuted in April 2012, and we're currently in our 5th B-section term on air.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I like games. Board games, card games, video games, you name it! Lately, I've been into a lot of Rooster Teeth web series, and I also love action adventure movies.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Oh man. Our first term on air, we were pretty bad at everything. One time, I was doing the weather, and then the Duck and I had a bit of discussion about something or other, and we introed the next song and put it on. As I went to turn the mics off, I realized, to my horror, that I'd forgotten to turn them on! Oh, and let's not forget the time during a song block when DJ Roboduck managed to tip her chair over backward in the smallest confined space possible.

Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? There was one caller last fall term who called in a few times on the same show, and kept requesting songs with far too much profanity to play on air. We check these songs before we play them, people.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be? I know I'd eventually figure out better choices, but:

1. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
2. New Perspective - Panic! At The Disco
3. Rocket Man - Elton John
4. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
5. Bullets in the Gun - Toby Keith
6. El Cerrito Place - Kenny Chesney
7. American Pie - Don McLean
8. We Weren't Born To Follow - Bon Jovi
9. Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC
10. Piano Man - Billy Joel

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? I was at the Downtown Hoedown in Detroit, maybe 5 or 6 years ago, when my shoe came untied. I sat down to tie it, and some random drunk guy came strode up and started showing me how to do it "right".

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. Although my playlists nowadays tend to be more rock than country, I was almost all country before I came to Kettering. A lot of my current musical tastes, I acquired guest DJing on your Weekly Dose of Rock.

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Robin Williams

DJ Profile: Nigel Worthington

What is the name of your show? Progressive Era

Is there a story behind your on air name? It’s the snootiest thing I could come with.

What's your show about and when does it air? Progressive Rock. It airs every Wednesday 9pm-1am.

How long has your show been on the air? 2 years

What do you like to do in your spare time? I program, play games, read, listen to prog and be pretentious in my spare time. 

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Prog is a serious business so nothing funny happens.

Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? Yes, I have gotten a few requests for me to play something that doesn't "suck".  

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be? Since I listen to albums instead of songs, I would like to be stranded with the following albums:

Close to the Edge by Yes
Discipline by King Crimson
Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull
A Passion Play by Jethro Tull
Fragile by Yes
Larks Tongue in Aspic by King Crimson 
Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson Lake and Palmer
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
Hunky Dory by David Bowie
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield 

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? The 2013 Yes concert at the Fox Theater in Detroit. They played three of my favorite albums: Close to the Edge, Going for the One, and The Yes Album.
 
In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Vincent Price

DJ Profile: Big Block Tony

Big Block Tony Hard at Work

What is the name of your show? A Little Less Conversation

Is there a story behind your on air name? Well there was this one time in Detroit... It is the nickname I was given in high school because I am a huge car nut. I also have two 429 cubic inch Big Block Ford engines sitting at home just begging to be put into a muscle car or 4x4.

What's your show about and when does it air? My show mostly showcases a lot of "B side" classic rock and other "good" older music. At times I play anything from big band to rock to even some current popular songs. We also give information about the songs and artists and I'm normally being made fun of by my co-DJ. I also have a segment where one of the Campus Safety officers, Officer Matt, comes down and talks about safety tips for people to use around Kettering's campus. My show airs 6-8pm on Fridays.

How long has your show been on the air? A Little Less Conversation is going on its second semester on the air. Before that, I was the DJ behind the Big Block Rock Block.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I am kinda like a Tony Stark like figure. I'm a fairly smart individual, I tinker with stuff, ladies seem to follow me around, I hang out with my other famous friends such as Major Boongoggle, and I sometimes make it to my own events.  

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Our studio chairs have a vendetta against me after one of their kind had broken and was throw spectacularly into a dumpster by myself. Almost every time I do a show the studio chair seems to do its own thing when I'm speaking on the air. This results in a giggle fest from my co-host that no one listening understands.

Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? I have actually gotten requests from two WKUF legends. The first being the talented Tom Sumner and the other one being WKUF's longest listener and #1 fan "Gary Numan-Cars Guy". Gary Numan-Cars Guy's favorite song is Cars by Gary Numan. He has actually requested other songs to be played on my show before.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be?

  1. We Got to Get Out of This Town - Grand Funk Railroad
  2. Are You Sure Hank Really Done it This Way - Waylon Jennings
  3. A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
  4. She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Kenny Chesney
  5. Ah! Leah! - Donnie Iris
  6. Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  7. Convoy - C.W. McCall
  8. Summer Nights - Van Halen
  9. She Loves the Band - MRB
  10. Jane - Jefferson Starship

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? My father is part of a local band from where I come from and I tend to be a roadie for them when I have time. I just love using the expression "I'm with the band" to the venue people asking me questions of why I'm in certain places.
 
Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. 
I'm a big John Deere fan and I own an International Harvester tractor.

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Harrison Ford

DJ Profile: DJ Nomad

What is the name of your show? Traveling with the Nomad

Is there a story behind your on air name?  I grew up traveling all over the place in the summer after school was done then moved around for work too so it is a joke with my friends.

What's your show about and when does it air? I play primarily music I've picked up traveling around or from other places. Irish, Croatian, Jazz, Rock, I play a bit of everything. It airs Wednesday from 2-4pm. 

How long has your show been on the air? This is my 3rd term on the air.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Game with friends, watch movies, read, or SCUBA dive.

Tell us about a funny incident that happened during your show. Once I started to play a song and really got into it. So much that I was belting it out in the booth until I realized my mic was still on and I was singing on air!

Have you gotten any strange requests during your show? No not really surprisingly.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could choose only 10 songs, what would they be? Now see this is to difficult. Not because I don't think it'll happen but those 10 change depending on my mood, or how I am that day. But if I had to pick right now I would say:

1. Foggy Dew - Stone Clover

2. Hand me Down Blues- Vintage Trouble

3. Laku Noc - Lole

4. Requiem For a Dying Song - Flogging Molly

5. St. James Infimary - Hugh Laurie

6. What's the Rumpus - Gaelic Storm

7. Going Out In Style - Dropkick Murphys

8. Johnny, I Harly Knew Ya - Dropkick Murphys

9. Rare Old Times - Flogging Molly

10. Nancy Lee - Vintage Trouble

What is one of your most memorable concert experiences? Being at either the Flogging Molly show this past winter or a Stone Clover show at some bar and just thinking this is where I belonged.

Tell us something about yourself that people might find surprising. I am not that athletic.

In the movie "WKUF: The Untold Story", who would you cast as yourself? Fran Kranz

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