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#SummerofFUV Music Guide

Public Radio Music Month

Art of the DJ: Jody Denberg

KUT's Jody Denberg is from the FUV listening area, but he's been a mainstay on Austin radio for three decades. How did he get his start? Has the "Art of the DJ" changed since then? In this conversation with Rita Houston, Jody shares his unique view of creating great music radio, as both a veteran DJ and a relative newcomer to public radio.

Art of the DJ: Kevin Cole

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.

Art of the DJ: Cindy Howes

Today FUV's Art of the DJ series travels to Pittsburgh, PA, where Cindy Howes has been hosting WYEP's Morning Mix since 2007. How does she keep up with new music given the early wake-up call? Where does local music fit into her show? What video currently has her obsessed? Find out in Cindy's conversation with Rita Houston below.

Art of the DJ: Mark Wheat

Mark Wheat from The Current in Minnesota, took to the FUV airwaves last fall as part of The Local Music Exchange, and now he and Rita Houston continue the conversation by exploring just what it means to be a DJ. Follow Mark's path from radio fan to influential on-air host, and hear how the BBC's John Peel and the Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men, both come into play in Mark's thoughts on the role of public radio music stations.

Art of the DJ: Kyle Meredith

We've heard from Philly and Newark - now it's Louisville's turn! Kyle Meredith from WFPK steps up to the mic to talk with Rita Houston about his work as a DJ, his goal to create radio that's an experience instead of "background, wallpaper music", and which quiet song is speaking loudly to him these days. Check out the conversation below.

Art of the DJ: Rhonda Hamilton

It's Public Radio Music Month AND Jazz Appreciation Month, so it's a perfect time to talk to Rhonda Hamilton who has certainly put her stamp on "The Art of the DJ", having been an on-air host at WBGO in Newark, NJ since 1979. How has her role as a DJ changed over the years? What preparation goes into her show? Hear Rhonda's conversation with FUV's Rita Houston below.

Art of the DJ: David Dye

David Dye is a familiar voice to FUV listeners as the host of World Cafe, and he's been making great radio in Philadelphia at WXPN for many years. Where did he get his start? How does he define the "art" of the DJ? What new Ohio-meets-New Orleans groove has him hooked? Find out in David's conversation with FUV's Rita Houston below.