We head west for today's Art of the DJ segment, as Rita Houston talks with Kevin Cole from KEXP in Seattle. Kevin is a radio veteran who has certainly put his stamp on the true "art" of bringing music to the airwaves, and he offers up an equally thoughtful perspective on the role of the DJ as far more than just a voice or button-pusher. And, there's a Patti Smith song involved.
Meet Kevin Cole:
Host of “The Afternoon Show” on KEXP (Mon-Fri, 2-6 pm): A diverse mix of new releases, “sneak-peaks” at forthcoming releases, seminal vintage tracks, rarities, b-sides, and in-studio performances. I attempt to surprise, delight, educate, and enlighten, juxtaposing seemingly incongruous styles in a way that creates context, meaning, or a good laugh.