Category: Interviews

Ryan Cam Interview (June 2017)

  Ryan Cam is an upcoming Hip Hop/Pop artist from northern VA who just released his first project titled “No Pressure.” With his smooth beat selection, combined with his diverse flows and melodic hooks/choruses, Ryan is bringing a unique sound to the table right out of the gate. With a debut project like this, the …

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Frank Iero Interview (April 2017)

Musician Frank Iero (Frank Iero and the Patience, My Chemical Romance) called in to WGMU Radio to catch up with DJ Matt Dotson, since their last interview in March 2015 (found here). Frank and Matt talked about Record Store Day, humor on social media, Rob Trujillo’s son in Korn, and a very special story about …

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Lit&Local: Electric Heart

Based in Sterling, VA, Electric Heart pulls at the strings of music lovers everywhere. The duo consists of Padi Goudarzi and Sean Ghosh, two childhood friends who mix soul, folk, alternative, and indie into their own distinct genre. They reach out to the D.C. and Virginia area by playing at open mic nights and local gigs. Almost a capella, …

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Lit&Local: A Live Set With L.A. Trip

On February 12th, WGMU’s Jackie Reed (Jammin’ with Jackie) interviewed L.A. Trip in WGMU’s live on-air studio, to talk about their upcoming album, Intervals I (2017). From Fredericksburg, Virginia, the rock band came together to put on a live performance showcasing the best of their music. Bobby Barber, guitarist and vocalist, and Sean O’Neill, drummer and …

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The Plugs w/ Melissa Ferris, Host of “Girl Chat Sports”

Melissa is based in Las Vegas, NV, but was born & raised in Seattle, WA. She is now the host of “Girl Chat Sports”, which was was founded in January 2015. Aimed at the Female Sports Fan, Girl Chat Sports developed from a personal sports blog to a weekly LIVE interactive Online show. We caught up with …

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The Plugs w/ Pro Boxer SETH ‘Killa Bee’ BILLUPS

This was Seth’s 3rd appearance on the show & it didn’t disappoint! We caught up with Seth to preview his upcoming fight on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia. We then touched on some upcoming pro boxing bouts, such as the controversy behind the WBC/WBO Super Lighweight Title fight between rising star Terrance Crawford …

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Lit&Local: Sweater Beats, Getting Cozy & Ready “For The Cold”

Maryland native Antonio Cuna, better known by his DJ name Sweater Beats, debuts his For The Cold tour this holiday season, stopping by U Street Music Hall in D.C., November 23rd. His singles and mixes are a bundle of sharp production, textured sound bites, and modal elements of EDM rooted with R&B and pop undertones. He …

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The Plugs w/ Tiera Dobbins, NFL writer for ‘NFLfemale.com’

Dobbins currently writes out of Cincinnati, Ohio. We first asked Dobbins how it felt to be a Steelers fan living in the same town as their rivals. We then asked Dobbins about NFLfemale.com and her opinion of being a female sports writer in a ‘so called’ male dominant industry. We dove into the Steelers surprising …

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The Plugs w/ Grant Paulsen, co-host of “Grant & Danny”

We caught up with Grant to talk about the Washington Redskins’ 4-3-1 record heading into next week’s game vs. the once 5-0 Minnesota Vikings, who are currently losers of 3 straight. We asked Grant how the Trent Williams suspension, Matt Jones injury, and Josh Norman referee criticisms will impact the Redskins moving forward. We then …

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Lit&Local: The Strokes’ Valensi, Sheds “New Skin” With CRX Tour

Nick Valensi, NY-native and Frontman of CRX joins WGMU staffers Jackie Reed and Mikey Bamarni in an exclusive phone interview to talk about his fall tour. Known as the guitarist for headlining band The Strokes, having him a part of WGMU is something that Reed and Bamarni assumed to not just let go, or “Give [It] …

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