ABOUT OUR DJ'S
Guten Tag – My name is DJ-Finno. I am 12 years old and have been a DJ for three and a half years. I go to school at Liberty Classical Academy in New Castle. I like being a DJ because it helps me with my enunciation of words, and I like to play music, like bluegrass and jazz. Even though I have lived in Colorado for over 10 years – and I want to stay here on my own ranch someday – I was born in Germany. Hope you enjoy the shows!
Maija (DJ Sunshine)
My name is Maija, I am 17 and a student at Glenwood Springs High School. I have been a DJ for almost 4 years. My favorite genre is rock/folk, though I find myself playing a lot of Reggae and World Music (especially Latin American Music) on my shows. At home I usually listen to Hip Hop, but when I study I usually listen to traditional Andean Music. I love being part of AZYEP because it has given me a place to discover my voice and to connect with amazing people who are always there to encourage me (Beth and Stacy I am talking about you). As well as new friends who are passionate about music and the community. I feel very blessed to have been in the Mentor Program and work with younger DJs as well as to being able to design my own Public Affairs shows and speak on issues I feel passionate about. This program has given me so much in my life, and as I am starting to write my college essays, I’ve been finding myself bringing up the program. AZYEP has truly shaped who I am and I can’t imagine my life without it.
I am 11 years old and I go to GSMS (Glenwood Springs Middle School). I have not been DJing for very long, but my favorite genre of music is today’s hits or stuff from Prince and David Bowie. I play new music and stuff from popular hits a long time ago. I like KDNK because it lets you be yourself and you can speak on the radio and play music. I also like how it is expanded throughout the valley. I like to be on the radio. I think it is very cool and fun and I like that you can sometimes bring a friend. Me and My friend Mykel do a show together and we really enjoy it!
Mariska (DJ M)
My name is Mariska (DJ M) and I am almost 13 years old. I go to Glenwood Springs Middle School. I have been a DJ for 1 year. I like playing Classic Rock. Being a DJ at KDNK is a fun experience. I like to use my voice and be noticed. I like reading, cooking, drawing and music.
I am 11 years old and go to Carbondale Middle School. I have been a DJ for 7 months. I enjoy music of every genre but particularly like Rock and Reggae. I enjoy the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program because I enjoy expressing my music and voice on KDNK and being part of the AZYEP community! Other interesting things I want my listeners to know include: I play the piano, I enjoy the outdoors including hiking, camping, and biking. In my free time I downhill ski, dirt bike and enjoy technology. I’m a 5th generation native to Carbondale, CO!
I am a sophomore at Yampah High School. I have been a DJ with AZYEP for two years. I like all types of music and I like being a DJ because I get to talk on the radio.
My name is Willow and I am 14 years old. I attend Two Rivers Community School in Glenwood Springs. I’ve been a DJ at KDNK for 2 years. I enjoy Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary R&B, and Alternative Hip Hop.
What I like most about being at the station is being alone in the on-air studio listening and discovering music. The speakers are loud sometimes but it’s in some way one of the quietest places I spend my time. I also have friends at the station who I like to connect with through music.