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Vinyl Record Surfing

If someone walked into the station right now, like at this very instant, burst through our two security doors and through the office, they would find a normal Blaze FM situation. Rizal, our altnernative music director, took it upon himself to go through our boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes of OLD vinyl. Not that stuff that is made today. You know, current music that is recorded digitally and then “backtracked” onto vinyl. I’m talking about LEGIT vinyl, dude. LEGIT. There are three other guys in the radio station. They’re not DJs, and as station manager, I’m honestly paying them no attention for a few reasons: 1 – They’re not in a band so I can’t use my radio charm to talk to them about music. 2 – They’re in the middle of playing Magic all over my office floor so I further cannot bother them while they’re concentrating on magical stuff. 3 – I feel like I’m intimidating them because I am a girl. They’re ignoring me. Even after I said hello. 4 – I’m way too busy staring at them because they remind me of the characters from The Big Bang Theory. And then there is the music. Music is always playing in this part of the building. Duh. But rather than the radio playing, Rizal decided to whip out the good old Audio-Technica record player and play some Thad Jones and Mel Lewis and their “Suite for Pops.”

For those that don’t understand what that means at first, like me for instance, the moment they see the album title, it means JAZZ. Plus, there’s a sticker on the cover that reads “Jazz is on the Horizon: The greatest big band in the world in a musical tribute to Louis Armstong.” This record was recorded between 1972 and 1975. As a DJ, holding something this real and classic, especially something as important for the music industry in the 60’s and 70’s as vinyl was back then, I feel nostalgic. I know, why would I feel nostalgic? I’m a 22 year old college radio DJ who grew up in the 90’s and 00’s. The hype of vinyl was WAY before my time. But you see, vinyl is coming back. Kids my age are investing in record players and vinyl of classic and modern music quality. As a kid who loves music, vinyl is freakin’ cool because it’s different. It’s not an mp3. It’s definitely not a CD. And it’s not a tape. It’s this huge flat disc that one must take care of PROPERLY. Plus the cover artwork is absolutely ah-mazing.

Update: Rizal can’t find the classic rock. He’s still immersed in the boxes of jazz and jazz and jazz.

Long story short: As a radio DJ in her twenties, playing vinyl is more than just “listening to music in it’s purer tone.” Playing vinyl reminds me of the musical artists, audio engineers, and music itself that started a spiral of events and music history that contributed to why I am a DJ. It’s like I’m around my grandparents. Because if it weren’t for grandparents and parents, I wouldn’t be around. Weird…I know but it’s the same with music. If it weren’t for vinyl and these musicians from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, I wouldn’t have the chance of working with the current bands and musicians today.
Update: Rizal has found the 80’s rock vinyl in the music storage room. Time to put on some DAWN PATROL.

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BLAZEFEST IS NEAR!

Hey everyone! Guess what?!

Our annual BLAZEFEST is near!

This Saturday (April 26, 2014) on Valdosta State University‘s front lawn we will be having a FREE music festival. That’s right… FREE!

This appeals to everyone of all ages but especially our Valdosta State University students! We want you guys to come out, enjoy music from local artists, and have fun!

Not only will we have local artists, but we will also have organizations from all backgrounds there!

It’s one HUGE event you do not want to miss as a VSU student!

Let’s rock out and have FUN!

GO BLAZERS!

How It Feels To DJ

My name is Kanilyia Grimes and I am currently a radio DJ for WVVS 90.9 BlazeFM! This is my first semester doing so and I must say it is really easy. I personally thought it was going to be so hard because I compared it to the popular mainstream radio stations but I learned fairly quickly everything I needed to do. I only trained for about 2 weeks and I was ready to go on-air. During training you go on-air once and I believe at that point that’s when your nerves kick in. But as soon as you go on-air for the first time, any time after that is a piece of cake. I really love working for the station and I believe this is going to give me a great opportunity to be successful in the work field!

operation board!

operation board!

Top 5 Love Songs

In the spirit of Valentine’s day weekend!
According to www.billboard.com Top 50 love songs of all time..The top five are as follows:
1. “Endless Love” Diana Ross and Lionel Riche (1981)
2. “Ill make love to you” Boys 2 Men (1994)
3. “We found love” Rihanna ft Calvin Harris (2011)
4. “How deep is your love” Bee Gees (1977)
5. “Silly Love Songs” Wings (1976)

All five of these love songs managed to stay number one on the billboards for weeks at a time. The releases of these songs range from 1976-2011. The invention of throwbacks make these songs timeless.If you don’t know a song on the list take a few minutes to listen and enjoy a great love song. Its believed that through these songs love still conquers all.

-Jamesia Hammond

2014!

2014 is going to be a big year for us! We are currently training new DJs and we have a lineup of fresh, cool music! Stay tuned!

We have Vimeo!

Heyy guys! Check it out. We have Vimeo now, so we’ll be posting videos soon.

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CBI: San Antonio, TX 2013

Thanks to all who attended this event. Be sure to check out our vimeo page coming soon for updated CBI Videos and more.

 

For now check out these pictures from the event!

 

The Happening has happened

We had huge support at the Happening this thursday. From recording student commercials to giving out free station merch everyone had fun at the Blaze FM tent.

Check out these cool photos below and if you see one of you feel free to make it your profile picture and tag our Facebook Page :)

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A College Radio DJ’s Blog 7/23/13

Classes start in a few weeks. So how many of us are planning to be broke within that first few weeks because of all those books? Or how many just added a few more thousand dollars to their debt wallet? I DID!

Besides the typical college student worries, there are a few cool things happening just as students flock back to campus.

Wake UP! Presented by Sin at the Wake Compound in Valdosta is hosting a concert with tons of bands on August 16th. It should be pretty fun! Not only will people be wake boarding, but there will be tons of live music and awesome people.

90.9 has been gaining a few new friends around town. We have a graphic artist friend who made some awesome flyers for us! Those will be posted soon. Some bands from around the region have also been asking to be put on rotation. WE’RE GETTING OURSELVES OUT THERE, FOLKS!

And then here’s another thing that is coming up soon:

Classes.

Ew.

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