1/ I Remember Having a College Radio Show
I remember WMBC, AM 560.
Jeff, Nate and I rocked the mic at very odd hours of our UMBC radio days. We cued up the likes of Starflyer 59, Danielson Family, and other bits and pieces from Tooth and Nail records and their homies. We’d maybe sometimes play this weird dude with a banjo named Sufjan. Those were his Enjoy Your Rabbit and A Sun Came days.
We’d endure 2-4 am spots and the occasional 10-midnight, gleefully. It felt so right. I’m pretty sure we had a maximum of 4 and one half listeners throughout our tenure there, but it sometimes scored us a free Compact Disc or two.
Also notably, Jeff and Nate’s additions to those radio shows helped heal me of my horrendously poor music tastes pre-freshman year. Jeff was always heavy on anything with a Hammond organ. Nate brought the rock, if I remember correctly. I brought a blank cassette tape because I was always really into recording our shows for our one-day grandchildren.