Special thanks to Doc Pelzel, KFJC’s Station Supervisor, Cadillac Margarita, Assistant Promotions Director and Lord Gravestench, host of “Extinction Mass” for answering the questions!
Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
Doc Pelzel: KFJC started in 1959 with pretty limited resources — few daily broadcast hours, low power, miniscule music library, and a skeleton staff. As all aspects of the station developed, the most pronounced growth was in KFJC’s image for creative programming. From the “Maximum Louie Louie” 63-hour marathon featuring 825 different versions of the same song, through the station’s annual “Month of Mayhem” barrage of special programming containing multi-hour showcases of specific bands, labels, scenes, genres, time periods or some other sonically-themed concept, to its more than 200 remote or in-studio live music broadcasts every year, KFJC has become known as a hotbed of the unusual.
What sets your station apart from other college radio stations?
Cadillac Margarita: I honestly don’t know that much about other stations, but one of the things I really like, that I believe may be different from other college stations, is the length of our individual programs. We have 3-4 hour shifts. I feel this allows the DJ on air and their audience to develop a special rapport. The DJ is given the time to hit their stride and magical things happen
Why did you choose to work at the radio station?
Cadillac Margarita: I wanted to learn about radio broadcasting specifically, and Foothill College had a Radio Broadcasting Program at the time. I had never listened to KFJC before I joined, so I had no expectations. Becoming as involved as I did came as a great surprise! Fun things happen when you open yourself […]