At the crack of Thursday morning, when the clock strikes midnight shoving hump day over the threshold into post-hump day, two legendary DJs summon the smartest and strongest songs to fight back against ancient and unspeakable horrors."
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Kick off your weekend with an eclectic music mix from a rotating cast of KSFR dj's
Daniel J. grew up playing stickball on the streets of New York when an old broom handle and a 10 cent rubber ball were all that was needed to keep a bunch of kids occupied for hours. His family life although by no means lavish was comfortable and happy with supportive parents who usually filled the house with music and the aroma of good Italian food . Frank Sinatra was revered and spoken of in God like tones by his Father and daily news of Frank’s latest concert or album was usually reserved for family conversation over meatballs and spaghetti.
Dan Piburn was born in Boulder Colorado in the heart of the sixties, June 8th, 1965. Raised in the small town of Carbondale Colorado, he spent a lot of time with his brother in nature ~ on the Crystal River and in the White River National Forest. His musical origins, he remembers were folk, blues, rock and jazz and later punk rock. During his early teens, his mother worked in a record store that also sold stereo equipment. He remembers the love of vinyl and watching hours of Monty Python in the 70’s on the first big screen tv in town!
Originally from Carrollton, Texas, Nick has lived in Santa Fe for about 12 years now. With his wife Monique and their son Oliver, he enjoys having fun outdoors, on the road, and adding green chili to just about anything. He is proud to be a part of the KSFR operations team.
How did you happen to join the KSFR family?
I had a show on KUNM that was only 20 minutes long every other week, and Tim offered to give me 30min on his show every week. After a few months, it was thought my show was too avant guarde by some for 11:30 AM and I was given 1 hour late at night (1AM) which I did for a few years. Stopped doing that in 2011 and now just subbing on various shows.
What was your broadcasting background prior to KSFR?
Show and subbing on KUNM
What is/was your “Day Job” prior to joining KSFR?
Vender at Jackalope selling Indonesian folk art, chatzkas.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work at KSFR?
Sharing un-usual music (a lot of music I've recorded for 14 yrs)
I fell in love with jazz at the age of 13 or so when my brother-in-law
played a Dave Brubeck record for me. I had been playing saxophone
and clarinet and I begged my teacher to teach me how to play jazz.
In college I had a jazz radio show also called "Now's the Time" with
the same theme song by Charlie Parker. So this is the second time
around (many years later!). On my show I play a variety of jazz with
emphasis on the saxophone. I like to introduce my audience to some of
the lesser known players. I also celebrate jazz musicians' birthdays
and do an occasional interview.
I was a lawyer in Berkeley, CA specializing in labor and employment
law before retiring to Santa Fe 12 years ago. I play saxophone in my
1) How did you happen to join the KSFR family?
My involvement with KSFR began when I heard Ricardo Perez playing brazilian music during one of his programs. I called him, introduced my brazilian self, told him about all the music I had and that was the beginning of a long collaboration. What followed where also guest appearances on different shows at KSFR, like jazz, opera, "Somos Son", etc.
2) What was your broadcasting background prior to KSFR?
Before KSFR (Jazz a la Carta) I had never been on the radio.
3) What is/was your “Day Job” prior to joining KSFR?
I did a lot of photography as a day job .
4) What is the most rewarding aspect of your work at KSFR?