Meet the Broadcasters!

Welcome! Here is where you can get to know your favorite DJs. Who knows, you might find other DJs that you want to listen to.

DJ Stormy Phoenix

Volunteer, Jisselle Fernanadez

Age: 20 (but looks 15?)

Show Genre/Time: Modern Rock, Thursdays 12pm-3pm

Major: Communications

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: I love KCSS because it truly is"The Valley's Alternative". It's all about the music at KCSS with no commercials! KCSS plays multi-genres of music that draws its listeners. KCSS really cares for their audiences and staff. It is an enjoyable atmosphere to volunteer at and be involved. 

Q: Why do you love being a Broadcaster?

A: I love being a broadcaster because I love to talk! It's a pleasure to interact with audiences by listening to music with them. I get to express myself through music and share the music I appreciate. I believe I have awesome taste in music, hence why I want to spread my music from ear to ear. As a broadcaster, I now have an excuse to talk to myself :)

DJ "Pete" Peterson

Volunteer, Harold Peterson

Age: 79

Show Time: Swing Bands Play every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. 

Occupation: Real Estate 

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: It's given me a chance to expose other people to the music I love.

About Harold:

"I started listening to the music of the Swing era when I was about 11 years old and preferred the Swing bands over the Hotel or Sweet bands. In high school I was the nerd who liked swing over Rock & Roll. When I was about 45 I was asked to do a show featuring Jazz and swing at KUOP. I ended up doing it for about 18 years at KUOP but I finally had to give it up. Last year I approached KCSS to do a program to feature the music I love and they agreed to train me..."

"I like Swing from 1935 to 1945. That's the Swing era. Swing is not the music of this era, but it hasn't died. The music I play is not on the air anymore, and that's a shame. I like to go to Jazz concerts in Sacramento and love all the different kinds of Jazz they play. I'll go listen to 1920s Jazz as well. Put it into perspective, it's not going to sound like Glenn Miller, it is more traditional Jazz."

"I play musicians music. A lot of my listeners were musicians. Tune in and I think you will enjoy."

- Harold Peterson.

DJ Blue-J

Volunteer, Darrell the "Blue-J" Angle

Age: 67

Show Time: The Hump-day Blues 8:30pm-11pm Wednesday's.

Features segments called - The "Blues News" Blue-J talks about concerts & events. The Retro Ride - Old Rock Vinyls. Blues Rescue - Old Blues Vinyls.

Occupation: Retired. Harley riding record collector

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: I have been a Blues Jock for 20 years. No commercials. I play what I like. Just have a Blues Party every week. I get to meet interesting students, volunteers, and listeners.

Q: Why do you love being a Broadcaster?

A: This venue allows me to express my personal love for all music, especially Blues. I have many listeners, friends and family that listen every week, for years. It's a great way to keep the music alive and to support public radio, KCSS "Rocks".


Student, Tyler Nyquist

Age: 19

Show Time: Modern Rock 5pm-7pm Tuesday's.

Major: Computer Science

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: I love KCSS because it's a great way to listen to new and unique music.

Q: Why do you love being a Broadcaster?

A: I've always been interested in radio, and being a broadcaster for KCSS has been a nice eye opening experience for me.

DJ Steve Ladonga

Volunteer, Steve Ladonga.

Age: Dirt +1

Show Time: Bluegrass - Old Time 7pm-10pm Tuesday's.

Occupation: Lead person in wine industry.

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: Diversity!

Q: Why do you love being a Broadcaster?

A: I get to share the music I love with my friends!

DJ Shotgun Steve

Volunteer, Steve Zelezic

Age: 60+

Show Time: Fat 1pm-4pm Sunday's.

Occupation: Music composition & Arrangement

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: Play what I want.

Q: Why do you love being a Broadcaster?

A: I get to kickback on Sunday

DJ Terry

Volunteer, Terry Gardner

Age: 74

Show Time: Blues 9am-12pm Monday's.

Occupation: Retired

Q: Why do you love KCSS?

A: The Variety.

Q: Why do you love being a Broadcaster?

A: I get to play the music that I like and entertain our listening audience.