Host Profile: Ryan Grant

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

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