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My Interview With BreakThru Radio

September 3, 2013

by J. Andrew Zalucky


A couple weeks ago, I was contacted for an interview and an article re-post on BreakThru Radio, as part of their program, “Biology of the Blog”.

The program focuses on one lesser-known or up-and-coming writer centering around all manner of topics from food to music and everything in-between. Apparently someone at their offices notices FTSA and thought it’d be worth bringing me in for an interview. If you haven’t heard of BreakThru Radio, I cannot recommend them enough.

For a quick snapshot of what they’re about, here is the description from their website:

BreakThru Radio (BTR) is devoted to giving a voice to talented, upcoming artists and empowering DJs to pick and play their own music.

We sift through hundreds of unsigned and indie artists each week to bring you the cream of the crop.

Unlike traditional radio, we have no restrictions on style – we’re happy to play rock, punk, hip hop, electronica, alt-country, reggae, metal, soul, et al.

Our only requirement is quality.

At BreakThru Radio our motto is “Radio rediscovered.”

If that’s not a perfect mission statement, I don’t know what is. In my college years, I spent 7 semesters as a Loud-Rock (Metal-Punk-Hardcore) DJ at 91.7 WHUS Storrs. The experience, aside from being one of the best and most meaningful of my life, taught me the value of independent radio as an outlet for otherwise marginalized styles of music and voices in wider culture. I found it inspiring that a station like BreakThru exists and allows for a similar space of expression that is typically limited to the airwaves of college radio.

I suggest you check out the program below in its entirety, as the DJ Margaret put together a great ensemble of music and commentary to complement the interview. It was a blast being interviewed, and I’m so pumped that one of my articles got re-posted somewhere. Many many thanks again to Margaret and the folks at BreakThru Radio!!!

Anyway, here is a link to the show and the interview itself. (just go to the link and it’ll start on its own)

And here is a link to the article re-post.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2013 9:33 am

    If only there were a comparable radio station devoted to opera and other schooled compositions with traditional orchestral instruments! After all, electricity is ruining music….

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