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DJ Spotlight Dec. 27, 2019: Lil Okra

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DJ NAME: Lil Okra
SHOW NAME: River Run Radio
SHOW TIME: Every other Thursday 12-2PM
 
BRIEF BIO: I grew up in a snowy place and felt the need to leave.  I have had a lifelong love affair with music. In the mid
1980’s I discovered the pan-dimensional musical world of New Orleans and rural Louisiana.  In the early 1990’s I
discovered the Red Rocks of Utah. Life has never been the same.
 
WHAT CAN LISTENERS EXPECT FROM YOUR SHOW?: Deep Fried Yum!  Funky grooves and soulful melodies.  Music
from all over, with an emphasis on New Orleans and Louisiana.  Saxophones, Sousaphones, Big Bass Drums,
Accordions, Brass Bands, Guitar Slingers, Island Beats, and more.
 
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SHOW TO YOUR GRANDMA?: Nana, turn up your hearing aids and check out
these funky grooves!
 
WHO IS YOUR #1 FAN?:My lovely bride.
 
TOP 10 ALBUMS FROM THE LAST DECADE:
Todd Snider: The Storyteller: Aimless Records: 2011
Dr John: Locked Down: Nonesuch: 2012
Alejandro Escovedo: Por Vida: Junketboy: 2012
Jason Isbell: Southeastern: Southeastern Records: 2013
Lil Band O Gold: The Promised Land: Ais: 2013
New Orleans Suspects: Ourobouros: Louisiana Red Hot: 2014
Taj and Keb Mo: TajMo: Concord Records: 2017
Jon Cleary: Dyna-mite: FHQ Records: 2018
Cha Wa: Spyboy: UPT: 2018
The Radiators: Welcome To The Monkey House: Radz Records: 2018
 
DESERT ISLAND ALBUM: I could not survive with just one album.
 
GUILTY PLEASURE ALBUM: Molly Hatchet/Flirtin’ With Disaster
 
FILL IN THE BLANK: Community Radio makes: me happy  !
 
WORST ON-AIR MOMENT: As a college radio DJ late at night, I was the only person in the building.  I managed to lock myself
out of the studio during the show. Luckily there was a window slightly open, and I made it back to the mic before
the song ended. 
 
IF YOU WERE A PIECE OF OUTDATED AUDIO EQUIPMENT WHAT WOULD IT BE?: The Edison Disc Phonograph.  It had
better fidelity than the Victrola and used a permanent diamond needle instead of disposable steel ones.

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