Name: Ryan Grant
Show: Back Up and Push, Mondays 4 – 7 p.m.
How long have you been a host at WTJU? 6 Years
Why should someone tune into your show in particular? What do you want to share with the world?
A deep dive into traditional American music
Tell us about one of your biggest gaffs while in the studio:
Crashing the computer during the following host’s show trying to eject my flash drive
Favorite moments in the air studio?
Laughing & sharing tunes with marathon co-hosts
If you could interview anyone on air, dead or alive, who would it be?
Frank Zappa on what makes music good & interesting
What are your guilty pleasures (Music or otherwise)?
Polyphonic singing & Peruvian food
How has it felt being a radio host during this pandemic?
Actually kind of nice to continue sharing with the community
What are your passions outside of music?
Mountains, food, & Southern idioms
Why does WTJU matter?
There’s nothing else like it
What could WTJU do better?
More diversity of hosts & shows
Would you rather be trapped in an elevator with a banjo player, a bagpipes player, or an accordian player?
Banjo player so we can pick together