Preferred DJ name: DJ Hotplate

Hometown: Portland, OR

Show time and day: 8:00-10:00 A.M. Sundays

Show title: The Kitchen

Show genres and/or description: Folk, Reggae, Indie-Rock, and more

Artists commonly played on show: Frankie Cosmos, Mac Demarco, Mild High Club, HOMESHAKE, Arcade Fire, Tokyo Police Club, Toots and the Maytals, Tribal Seeds, King Tubby, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Gil Scott-Heron

How long have you been a DJ? Fall 2016

Top 5 albums of 2015:

Another One – Mac Demarco

Billy’s Home – 808INK

Timeline – Mild High Club

Peripheral Vision – Turnover

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats

And these are 2016, but too good to not say:

Next Thing – Frankie Cosmos

Telefone – Noname

Blonde – Frank Ocean

How did you get involved with KWVA? What made you want to be a DJ?

I worked as a DJ in Seattle before moving to Eugene. My friends here had DJ shows. That combination with my love for audio storytelling of any kind led me here.

Tell us your favorite moment/memory as a DJ:

Late night drawing on the walls in the old studio.

If you could play only one album on the radio for the rest of your DJ career, what would it be and why?

Peripheral Vision – Turnover. This album is everlasting sweet candy for your ears

How did you come up with your DJ name and/or show name?

You gotta start your Sunday mornings off right (and cozy), in THE KITCHEN! You only deserve the best fresh hot sizzling jamz from the HOTPLATE to your ears on a Sunday morning.

Dream guest to have on your show?

Mac Demarco

Any influences for your show or as a DJ?

Ira Glass. My friends. Wayne and Garth.