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Rockin' Ronda

Rockin' Ronda

Wake Up with Rockin' Ronda and Bob Arizona weekday mornings 6am - 9am

  1. First concert
    Journey Sept. 1981 Escape Tour Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates Illinois. Still have the concert baseball jersey and ticket stub. I actually worked at Poplar Creek one summer...couldn't tell you the bands I saw...but I still have my employee button! Also, our graduating class was so big, we had our ceremonies at Poplar Creek instead of at our high school.
  2. First album purchased w/ own $
    Commodres Double Live while on vacation in Tennessee. I remember a lot of K-Tel albums for Christmas', and alot of 8 tracks from Columbia House for only a penny! I think I ordered some under every name in our house...resulting in a killer 8 track collection! Second album w/ my own $..Pink Floyd The Wall...what a difference a year makes huh?
  3. Last album I actually bought...
    Thank You, Happy Birthday- Cage the Elephant...love the first track: It's Always Something. Read a book by Ellen Degeneres back in the 90's by that same title. I really liked Ellen's comedy back in the day...then she got just too "agenda'ed" for me. I also read Rosie O'Donnells book before she came out of the closet, again, funny comedian who got lost in a sea of shit. Contrary to what I'm doing here...we don't have to share everything!
  4. Greatest film ever made? Harold and Maude
  5. Can you recite line of poetry?
    Actually I remember a poem I recited in front of my third grade class in the mountains of Eastern Ky... I NEVER saw a Purple Cow; I never hope to See One; But I can Tell you, Anyhow, I'd rather See than Be One. by Frank Gelett Burgess 1866. Who needs Emily Dickinson!
  6. Have you ever been skinny dipping?
    Yea, at Rivera apartments on Lovers Lane after a Cheese show at Picassos, w/a member of the band and the sound guy who shall remain nameless in case they never told that story to their wives, and some chick. Then there was this time in a a lake in the Wisconsin Dells, and in a Holidome pool in Memphis...let's just leave it at, yes, I have skinny dipped!
  7. Do you have a recurring dream?
    Yes, I'm always floating above people observing them. I float room to room, almost like some kind of spirit guide. I know, I know...
  8. Have you ever been arrested?
    A few times actually. The dumbest time was about 23 years ago. I was arrested for picking flowers at the Shell station on Scottsville Road just off I-65. They thought I was drunk, actually, I just liked flowers. After they got me downtown, I passed the sobriety test, so they sited me w/ Destruction of Public Property...I think they were just embarrassed they hauled in a flower picker...
  9. What kind of shampoo do you use? Wella Balsam of course!
  10. What do you like best about working at D93?
    EVERYTHING! The music is timeless, my co-workers are irreplaceable, and our listeners are the best.
Tommy Starr

Tommy Starr

Host of Tommy Star's Afternoon Rock Show weekday afternoons 3pm - 7pm

  1. What was the first concert you ever went to?
    Van Halen (After the Fire opening), Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, Diver Down Tour July 1982. I was 14 years old, my dad knew I wanted to go & gave me the money. The morning of the show I walked the miles down to the Coliseum to purchase my ticket. That night the band blew my mind and the first time I ever accidentally rubbed up against a woman's breast. The night was complete. It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen. My ears hurt for three days.
  2. What was the first album/8track/cassette/cd you ever bought with your own money?
    'Rock and Roll Over' by KISS. Saw KISS on "Paul Lynde's Halloween Special" in 1976, went out a couple days later scouring the racks for this new-to-me band. Discovered their latest 'Rock and Roll Over' on the racks, snatched it up, took it home. I remember my dad letting me blast it on the family stereo as we were getting ready for bed one night. Today, I own five various vinyl copies of that album with all inserts.
  3. What was the last album/cassette/CD you bought?
    'Rising' by Rainbow (Deluxe Edition). Ronnie James Dio's time with Rainbow is my favorite era of Rainbow. He was kind enough to sign the first two Rainbow albums for me in 1998. Wish he was still around today to do the same for this deluxe edition.
  4. What's your most treasured possession?
    A black & white photograph of my grandmother from the early '60's. She's no longer with us but she was/is the most important person in my life and it's my favorite picture.
  5. Do you have a recurring dream?
    If so, what? I used to. It involved Led Zeppelin's song "Dazed and Confused", my standing in a room of total darkness except a spotlight shining down on me. I used to have that dream a lot but haven't had it in a few years now.
  6. What's your favorite magazine?
    Classic Rock Magazine from the UK. The UK has the best rock magazines, period! I first discovered Classic Rock while in an airport in Frankfurt, Germany while waiting for my flight back to the States. I saw David Lee Roth staring back at me from the magazine rack. Being a Diamond Dave fan, I purchased the magazine for something to read on the long flight home. Once I got back to BG, I realized I couldn't get it here, campaigned for some time to get it in our area. Now it's available at Great Escape Records & Comics and at Barnes & Noble. I like to think I had something to do with that. It has everything I like in a rock magazine; info on bands I've known & loved for years and all the insight I need on up and coming acts/future talent.
  7. What topic do you know more about than most anyone?
    I don't know that I know more than anyone else, but I know a LOT about music. Because it's my life. Especially in the area of KISS, early Van Halen, Elvis, and Black Oak Arkansas. KISS because I've been a fan since 1976; Van Halen because David lee Roth is the shit; Elvis because he's my all-time favorite; Black Oak Arkansas not just because I'm a fan of the band but because I know the band members and consider them friends.
  8. What's the worst thing you ever got in trouble for at school?
    Well, that's easy – I only got in trouble once and it wasn't even my fault (no kidding!). When I was in an eighth grade art class, one of my paintings went missing. I questioned a fellow student about it who had seemed really interested in it. He became very angry about it and jumped on my back. Just then a teacher walked in, thought we were fighting and sent us to the office. I was suspended for a week without ever throwing a punch or saying a word. I was the victim; yet I, too, paid a price. The painting was never found.
  9. What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?
    I love going through my personal music archives. There's nothing like digging out vintage vinyl and giving it a spin. I also enjoy spending time at my favorite local record store, The Great Escape Records and Comics, visiting with friends, and from time to time I take in a movie or two.
  10. Why I love working for D93?
    We have the best on air staff of any radio station in South Central Kentucky. Other radio station air staff know I speak the truth because they've tried to get on at D93 (you know who you are). Our management team is perfection. Good people, good work environment, good listeners.
Bryan Locke

Bryan Locke

Program Director and Mid-day personality Noon-3pm

  1. What's in your pockets right now?
    A wallet with no money and a pocket knife. It's a Case. When you get to be over 40, you can start acting like you were 14 again. It won't be long and I'll be carrying around a comb and some nail clippers like an old man.
  2. Other than your family, what's your most treasured possession?
    Hmmmm. That's hard! I would say guitars and basses. If the house was burning, I'd grab family photos first and then all the guitar stuff.
  3. What music would you have at your funeral?
    "Procession" by Queen. That's in my will. Not really.
  4. Can you recite a line of poetry?
    Yes, if that includes song lyrics. I can recite silly things like Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky."
  5. What's the first music you ever bought with your own money?
    Iron Butterfly's "Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida." I was seven or eight years old.
  6. What's the worst accident you've ever had that left any scars?
    I've got two great scars with really good stories, I'm glad you asked! They're both from working in Haunted Houses when I was in high school. One is from a machete. One is from a chainsaw. The second time I got sewed up the Doctor told me that was the last time he was coming down to the office to sew me up at midnight on Halloween. I believed him.
  7. Ford or Chevy?
    Well, I grew up in a GM kinda household. Our first family car I can remember was a '57 Chevy Station Wagon, Blue on Teal.
  8. Do you have a recurring dream?
    Yes. I've dreamt this dream for so long that I'm not sure if I still dream it because I always dream it, or if I dream it because I'm meant to dream it. Shall I share it? Nah, I'll just wait til I write a memoir or something.
  9. What's the worst advice you've ever given someone?
    Oh, that's easy. I do that all the time. This might qualify. Around 1990, I had a good friend at Epic Records send me some early material from a band he was considering and he wanted my opinion. I listened intently for a couple of days to the tape and told him I don't think they had what it takes. Have you ever heard of this little band called Pearl Jam?
  10. What do you like best about D93?
    I like the fact that not only will we play the "Hits" from the band, (which by the way, some record guy smoking a cigar picked the hits on the album; not the band) but we'll also play great deeper cuts that give you a whole lot better feel for the artist. I find myself cranking it up every day and experiencing audio bliss just like everybody else!
Darrell Duvall

Darrell Duvall

Weekday Mornings 9am-Noon

  1. What is the first album you bought with your OWN money?
    Beatles - Paperback Writer on 45.
  2. What was your first car...providing they had cars when you were a teen?
    The laughs on you, my first car was a Mustang Mach I, thank you very much!
  3. What's the farthest you've ever been from home?
    Virgin Islands...Toronto is a close second!
  4. Have you ever been skinny dipping? No
  5. Have you ever been arrested? No (5. b. Have you EVER had any FUN?)
  6. Scariest movie ever made?
    Halloween! Psycho is a close second.
  7. What is the worst record ever made?
    Run Joey Run by David Geddes
    (7. b. Do you know any songs from the 21 century?)
  8. What characteristics did you get from your parents?
    I get my straight-forwardness from my mom, and my sense of humor from my dad.
  9. 5 words that best describe you.
    Outspoken, sarcastic, witty (on occasion), compassionate (try to keep that one under wraps), and FAIR.
  10. What do you like best about D93?
    The music…my co-workers—it's radio like radio SHOULD be…no corporate B.S., just talented, knowledgeable people playing timeless music to people who get it.
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