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JAMES

JAMES

WEEKENDS & OVERNIGHTS

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When did you start at KQ?

Mid-August of 2015

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Favorite concert memory:

Judas Priest live in Las Vegas; there was so much energy on that stage. Alice Cooper at the State Theatre is a close second. His band is incredibly tight, and the venue was perfect for his theatrics.

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Random celebrity moment:

I ended up backstage at a small festival  in 2014 and met  the ladies of Vixen and guys in Kix. Later that night I was picked to be the stand-in drum tech for Sebastian Bach’s band. I loved working with (drummer) Bobby Jarzombek, and I got a high five from Sebastian as he rushed offstage after the show. What a night.

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Favorite watering hole past and present:

I spent a decent chunk of change at The Red Carpet while I lived in St. Cloud. Lately, a local brew and live music at First Ave. / 7th St. Entry  really hits the spot.

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Favorite behind-the-scenes KQ moment?

It’s not a single moment, but I love some of the calls I get during an overnight shift. Our listeners really are the best. I love hearing from the die-hards, the incoherent drunks, and especially those who start impromptu sing-alongs, or games of “name that tune”.

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Got any hobbies?

Several, I like to keep busy. I enjoy writing and recording music; mainly playing guitar, but filling in on bass, drums, or vocals when needed. I’ve also thrown knives for years and occasionally cruise around on the ol’ skateboard.

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Is there something you feel strongly about? How have you helped give back to the community?

I have a heart for victims of domestic abuse and survivors of sexual assault. I know many people who have been affected and I can’t help but care. In years past I helped lead “Take Back the Night” marches and supported women’s shelters. On a much lighter note, I’ve always had a passion for audio and achieving great sound. So occasionally I teach audio mixing basics and have given brief guest lectures for a college radio class.