DJ Spotlight: Sonia Calzaretta ’18

by Teddy Farkas ’1612027754_1661119034131223_7991890764901068965_n

Name: Sonia Calzaretta ’18

Show: “Pop, Rock, and Cola” on Saturdays 10-11pm EST

Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

Major: Undeclared (but probably Russian Area Studies)

Where in Washington is Walla Walla near? 

It’s in the Southeastern corner of the state. It’s right on the border with Oregon. We’re kind of close to Spokane-ish? We’re like four or five hours from Seattle, on the opposite side of the state. People are always like “Are you close to Seattle?”

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DJ Spotlight: Hannah Klubeck ’19

By Teddy Farkas ’1612065663_1018986571487143_8271101713921482694_n

Name: Hannah Klubeck ’19

Show: “Songs My Dad Likes” on Thursdays 12-1am EST

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Major: Undeclared

Do you actually play exclusively songs that your dad likes or is the music your dad likes exclusively the kind of music that you like? 

Well, I came up with the name just as a shoutout to my dad because he has great music taste, but I definitely don’t only play songs my dad likes. [For instance], he listened to five minutes of my radio show and then he was like, “I’m out,” because there were no songs that he liked, but a lot of them are songs he likes and he just likes my music. We shared an iPod for a very long time.

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DJ Spotlight: Taylor Cornelius ’16

By Teddy Farkas ’16


Name: Taylor Cornelius ’16

Show: “Greta Life” on Thursdays 9-10pm EST

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major: English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Poetry

Who is Greta, what is her lifestyle, and why should we be living it?

Greta is my German Shepard. Her lifestyle is, I would say simple but full of joy and that’s why we should be living it, because, you know, being a dog is kind of awesome. I think she has a good life.

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DJ Spotlight: Bailey Luke ’17

by Mihika Kohli ’17

Name: Bailey Luke ’17

Show: “Morning Pretentions” on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Major: Art History and Russian Area Studies

It’s your second year having a radio show. What brought you back?

“I think it’s fun that they give you so much freedom at WKCO. I have some friends who have radio shows at other schools and they say it’s very restrictive so it’s nice that I can come in and play what I think people want to hear but also what I’ve been really into at the time. I like that it changes up things from what you hear on the radio. Plus when you listen to other people’s radio shows, you can see a lot about them reflected through the songs they play. Like, ‘Oh, this person likes this? That makes a lot of sense.'”

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DJ Spotlight: Meera White ’18

by Carolyn Ten-Eyck ’18

Name: Meera White ’18

Show: “The Stranger the Better” on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Major: Undecided

Where did the show title come from?

“Well Hozier just came out with a new album titled Hozier and it’s great. You can stream the whole thing on iTunes for free. I’ve listened to the whole album like 10 times, maybe, in three days. There’s this one song called ‘Someone New’ [and] it’s amazing. It had [a] cello in it and I admire cello. There’s this part at the end that gets more intense and he keeps repeating this line … ‘the stranger the better.’ In the song he’s talking about how he falls in love with people all the time, so when he says ‘stranger’ he means both people he doesn’t know but also weird and unique people. I thought that fit my show because, you know, new people listen to the songs but the songs are also pretty weird.”

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DJ Spotlight: Sam Larson ’17

by Inês Forjaz de Lacerda ’17

Name: Samuel Joseph Larson ’17

Show: “Airspeed Velocity of a Swallow” on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Majors: Music and Psychology

How did you and your co-host [Henry Quillian ’17] meet?

“I think part of it was when we bonded over a-Capella group auditions. I think we formally met in Chamber Singers at the beginning of last year. I don’t really know. At ‘Airspeed Velocity of a Swallow’ we don’t really look into the past. We look into the future.”

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DJ Spotlight: Abby Sagher ’15

by Molly Wyrsch ’17

Name: Abby Sagher ’15

Show: “Shuffle Like It’s Hot” on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m.

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Major: Mathematics, with an Anthropology minor

Why math?

“I’ve always liked that math has an objective answer. So like, you’re either right or you’re wrong, and if you’re wrong there are steps that you can learn to be right.”

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