Host: Kevin Sands
Hometown: Celebration, FL (born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
School Year/Major: Graduate MPA in Public Administration (Undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science)
Favorite Artists: Thelonious Monk, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Oneohtrix Point Never, Saint Pepsi, Panda Bear
About the Show: Kevin Sands hosts the Smile Time Variety Show (for you Simpsons enthusiasts that’s a reference to an episode from 1997) on Sundays at 9 pm. The idea for the show is quite unique; the point is for every type of show to have a home. Think of a “one hit wonder” and turn that into a radio show; it is a home for all of those “one episode ideas” as he calls them. Other DJs pitch their ideas to him and essentially host the show for the night. This is why refers to himself as the “master of ceremonies” and each of his guests as the host. Previous shows have included everything from Britpop to American Primitive Guitar.
Stay tuned for next week’s Specialty Show Spotlight where we will introduce you to a new WVUM star!