Every week this summer, WPRB will highlight one its DJs in “Get To Know WPRB’s DJS.”
DJ Name: DJ Emanuel Ferrietis
Show: “The Outer Space Employment Agency,” Tuesdays 11Am to 1 PM.
Blog ForYour Show?:
Type of music played on show: Jazz and Jazz-related music.
Reasons why you decided to be a DJ?: “Well, I wanted to make jazz more accessible, less mysterious. Other reason, I was inspired by a few WPRB DJs such as Marvin Rosen, Will Constantine, and John Weingarten).”
Day Job: “Am I not getting paid for this?”
Where are you from originally?: Central New Jersey.
What can you not stop listening to right now?: One person is Steve Hudson, “Galactic Diamonds,” Moth Guts-3 and Bitches Brew Live at John and Peters.
Favorite summer food?: Bent Spoon’s Basil Ice Cream.
What are you reading right now?: “Two things: Jeffrey Eugenides, Middesex and the other is John Ellis, American Sphinx (about our third president).”
What is your favorite city in the world that you have visited?: Reno.
Favorite Song Lyric: “Set the gearshift for the high-gear of your soul/You’ve got run like an antelope out of control.”
Anything Else?: “Jazz should be an accessible music and art form. There’s lots of great stuff, even from the 70s and 80s… There’s lots of great music coming out and we should try and support our local artists.”