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PUNK GOES ECLECTIC


THE YEAR BEGAN IN A SICKENING STUPOR CALLED SARS 2 COVID – 19. IT WAS DURING THIS PANDEMIC EVENT THAT I FOUND MY TRUE CALLING: RADIO. 


THE EVENTS TRANSPIRED AS FOLLOWS:

I WAS INTERVIEWED FOR A DJ SLOT (I LIKE TO REFER TO IT AS THE VIBE CHECK: PASSED, DUH). ONCE I GOT THE SHOW I NEEDED A NAME— I HADN’T THOUGHT THAT FAR YET. I AM A GRADUATING SENIOR FROM THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING’S CIVIL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. I AM ALSO A WRESTLING FAN, SO I WENT WITH THE NAME CME PUNK RADIO (SHOUTOUT TO CM PUNK, LOCKPORT REPRESENT!). I WAS NOW FREE TO CURATE THE VIBES FOR AN HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHTS, I DECIDED THE SHOW WOULD BE A MIX OF GENRES, TEMPOS AND KEYS AND VIBES, BUT IT WAS MEANT TO BE CONSISTENTLY HYPE— PERFECT FOR A PREGAME. THE ONLY DRAWBACK WAS THAT NO ONE WAS HAVING PARTIES SO I HAD TO ADAPT,” SWITCH UP THE VIBES, KEEP IT HAPPY BUT DON’T  WORRY ABOUT TEMPO, MIX IT UP”, I TOLD MYSELF. THAT IS WHEN THE ECLECTIC VIBE MIX WAS BORN. SPAWNED FROM A BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT I RECEIVED ABOUT MY MUSIC TASTE, I DECIDED TO EMPOWER MYSELF AND TURN WHAT WAS A SHALLOW ATTEMPT AT DEMEANING ME AND MY RADIO  PURSUITS INTO SOMETHING MAGICAL.THUS BEGINS MY ORIGIN STORY. I DID NOT STOP UNTIL EVERY WEEK WAS PERFECTLY ECLECTIC, AN ERRATIC MIX OF SONGS IN DIFFERENT TEMPOS, ABSOLUTELY NO BEAT MATCHING OR KEY BLENDING HERE BUCKO NUHUH, STRICTLY ALL MY 100% ECLECTIC VIBE MIX(ES). 

WELP THERE IT IS, MY SHOW IN A NUTSHELL. THE GOAL FOR ME AS A DJ WAS TO FIND MY SWEETS POT, PERFORM BUT DON’T LOSE MYSELF. I HAVE TRULY EMBRACED WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT AND WHAT MAKES ME LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS DONE MORE FOR MY PERSONAL GROWTH THAN I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED. I SAY THIS THROUGH TEARS, THANK YOU.


LOVE,

JIMMY


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