Pollinator gardens (photo by Caroline Shadood/WFUV)
WFUV is happy to welcome Caroline Shadood to the DJ team, who steps up to the plate as a nighttime and fill-in host. It’s a natural extension for a life steeped in music.
As ‘IUD Soundsystem,’ she’s spun vinyl records at Brooklyn venues such as Baby’s All Right, Elsewhere, Alphaville, and Our Wicked Lady, as well as at radio stations like Dublab and The Lot. She has also deejayed release parties for projects like Feist’s The Reminder reissue and Mitski’s Be the Cowboy, both associated with Vinyl Me Please.
During her previous gig as director of radio promotion for Mute Records, Caroline represented artists such as M83, New Order, José González, Goldfrapp, Moby, Yeasayer, and more. She is proud to have elevated Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Fever Ray, Wye Oak, and Blood Orange records all the way to #1 in college radio. She cites WFUV’s own Rita Houston as a longtime colleague and mentor.
Caroline was always drawn to music. As a kid, she remembers her mom’s love for disco, her dad’s ‘80s pop jams, and her older brother introducing her to grunge and punk — but it was alternative radio where she discovered her favorite bands. Working in the music world was a natural outlet for her creative interests, so she jumped into it as DJ and Music Director at her college station, WMUH in Allentown, PA. During her college years she interned for WPLJ and guest-hosted a show on SiriusXMU.
Caroline devotes her life’s work to having a positive impact on those around her. That’s meant hosting benefits, playing DJ sets emphasizing women and non-binary folks, and creating the body positive feminist blog Broadist. A hardcore gardener, she also distributes food and educates local communities at NYC farmers markets. And it’s not just about the humans; in her spare time Caroline also loves walking shelter dogs at Posh Pets Rescue in Long Beach.