DJ: Griffin Montoya

REAL NAME: Griffin Montoya


SHOW GENRE: Jazz (1930s/1940s) and Rock ‘n’ Roll (1950s/ Early1960s)

MAJOR: Journalism

FAVORITE KSSU RADIO SHOW THAT’S NOT YOURS: Double Coverage with Noah Alvarez

THINGS YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT BEING AN AWESOME DJ: Listening to my vinyl records, watching or playing baseball, and enjoying the company of friends and family

GUILTY PLEASURES: I enjoy Frank Sinatra’s music with Columbia Records. When you mention Sinatra to someone, you hear them say that they love “Fly Me To The Moon” (Capitol Records) and “My Way” (Reprise Records), which are some songs from his later work. For me, I enjoy the years where Sinatra was a rising star singing hits like “Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night of The Week” and “Mam’selle.” Not a lot of people really appreciate that era so that is why I’d call it my guilty pleasure.

WHICH CARTOON CHARACTER DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH AND WHY: Goofy because he’s a clumsy dude. However, he is a loyal friend and would do anything to help and be there for the people he cares about. I feel like I’m similar to Goofy.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING: Grilled Chicken, but you got to get garlic sauce on your pizza to truly enjoy such a delicious topping.

IN A ZOMBIE ATTACK, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR WEAPON OF CHOICE: I’d use a Tommy Gun. If it is the end of the world, I want to go out in style so a Tommy Gun with a nice round drum would do a nice job.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT KSSU: I enjoy the diversity. There’s folks from different backgrounds around here, so it’s awesome to learn about them and make some new friends. It makes campus life for a commuting transfer student such as myself a lot nicer.

Show Blurb

Show Name: The Griffin Montoya Variety Show (Or the Variety Show for short.

Show Genres: Jazz (1930s-1950s) and Doo Wop/Rock ‘n’ Roll (1950s-Early 1960s)

Show Description: Make your Monday mornings a little more killer diller with pleasant music from a pleasant era. Join me as we will explore the musical worlds of the early and mid twentieth century and talk about life, sports, and local events. Let your ears absorb and let your heart fall in love with the music of artists such as Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and many more. You’ll be glad you did.


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