Recently, Kassi Thomas, on behalf of The Oracle, had a chance to sit down with WTTU 88.5 FM DJ John Corley, host of “Uncle John’s Band.”
Q: Tell us about your show:
JC: “Uncle John’s Band,” named after the Grateful dead tune, is in it’s sixth semester on the air. My motto since the early days has been “Music to Groove to,” but now I like “Funk, Groove, and Good-time music.”
Q: What kind of bands can we hear to “groove” to on your show?
JC: Rather than focus on one artist, I’d rather present a cornucopia of jams, but some regularly featured bands are of course the Grateful Dead, Phish, and Parliament Funkadelic.
Q: Can you describe your WTTU experience?
JC: I’ve been a DJ at WTTU 88.5 FM since my freshman year in fall of 2006. It’s been very beneficial to my college journey.
Q: Have you had any other past shows?
JC: Last semester I experimented with a show called “Perpetual Groove,” which focused on funk, but now I just let the funk creep in on “Uncle John’s Band.”
Q: What are you studying here at Tech?
JC: My degree is in Earth Sciences with a concentration in Geology, which I’ll wrap up in May 2011.
“Uncle John;s Band” airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. on WTTU 88.5 FM. You can also listen online at www.tntech.edu/wttu