Taiga Talk!

download.jpg

I perceive the world as a big bowl of ramen, a mix of luscious flavors from miso and vegetables, to the creamy broth of juicy fat and hours of excruciatingly succulent passion to perfect the taste. This analogy is what my life is, from my luscious mix of skills I have acquired through the years, such as taekwondo, bikram hot yoga, water skiing, international experience, and playing the saxophone all the way to a mix of negotiating, teaching, and marketing skills. I am an Environmental Business major with a minor in Spatial studies and want to change the world to make it more sustainable.

KDAWG is an outlet for me to talk about issues and topics that I believe are important in the kind world we live in today. I co-host a show called Seriously Satirical and discuss these issues and topics in a fun yet powerful way. Within Seriously Satirical I have my own segment called Taiga talk where I talk about topics that can blow the audiences mind.

Say Hello to Siddharth Konkimalla, our newest member!

download.jpg

Hi my name Siddharth Konkimalla. I love to play sports and I’m a creative writing major! I really like to write. Just like dancing and playing sports, writing is one of the few ways I express myself. I’ve published a book on Amazon called “Nature’s Eyes,” and I have a lyrical music album on YouTube called “Mocking Birds.” I’m currently working on some songs and raps at the moment, and fictional novel. I’ve always had these ideas for TV shows and radio channels, so hopefully I can really bring that to light at KDAWG!
 

Host of The Z-Zone: Zachary Chodos!

IMG_1510.JPG

Hey everybody! My name is Zachary Chodos, the host of the sports talk show, The Z-ZONE, here on KDAWG Radio! I am a freshman at the University of Redlands, planning on studying sports business and broadcasting.

My entire life has revolved around sports, constantly playing and watching them. I believe that sports bring people together. They allow us to take our minds off our problems and allow us to be passionate about something we all love. That’s where I come in. I might be one of the most passionate sports fans you’ll ever meet, and I hope to share my passion for sports with you.

Going from high school to college I have learned that I need to pursue what I am passionate about, and I am passionate about sports. This is why I decided to create The Z-ZONE, a show where I discuss all the hot button topics in sports, along with diving into the statistical aspect of teams, all while having a great time.

So tune into The Z-ZONE on Fridays at 7pm! I guarantee you will enjoy the show and will fall in love with sports, if you’re not in love with them already!

A Short & Sweet Message from Alessandra Trager!

IMG_7511.jpg

Hey everyone! My name is Alessandra Trager and I'm a senior here at the University of Redlands. I am majoring in French and double minoring in Business Administration and Media and Visual Culture Studies.

Since my junior year, I've been involved in a couple different media outlooks around campus, but this is my first year as a part of KDAWG! I'm a film nut and can't wait to hopefully use my passion for film and media while a part of the group. I'm interested in getting involved in the tech and production side of things and learning how to bring a show together. I'm super excited to see what KDAWG has to offer this year! 

DJ Mad Dog Matt from Rockin' the Dog House!

IMG_7499.jpg

Hello everybody! My name is Matthew Bynum, otherwise known as DJ Mad Dog Matt, here at KDAWG. I’m a senior here at the good old University of Redlands, majoring in Business Administration and have been part of the station since my freshman year. My favorite genre of music is classic rock, which probably explains why I host my very own rock and roll power hour here at KDAWG: Rockin’ the Dog House! Some of my favorite bands that I’ve put in show are Journey, Guns and Roses, Queen, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and my most favorite of all The Beatles.

When I’m not in the booth recording my show, I’m usually volunteering to play music for KDAWG at events around campus such as the involvement fair, believe walk, relay for life, and most recently the 2017 homecoming picnic.

I’m eternally grateful that KDAWG has given me such exciting and unique experiences as well as the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people here at the University of Redlands

Jacob Timony: the Other 1/2 of KJ SportsMix

IMG_7506.jpg

When I came into the first KDAWG radio meeting, I would have never thought that I would enjoy my involvement nearly as much as I do. Being a Business major and huge sports advocate, I found a niche broadcasting with Kenyon on KJ SportsMix. As a talkative and friendly individual I find it nothing short of natural, to sit and debate sports topics with one of my great friends here at the University of Redlands. 

Seemingly a massive Boston sports advocate, I feel as if I supply a small bias, and a crisp take on sports news around the bend. If you want to hear whats new in the sports world, or even some great tunes, KJ SportsMix has it all. 

As a standing senior, I will be out of here by April 2018, obtaining a bachelors of science and a degree in Business Administration. I currently work for the Ontario Reign Hockey Team, as well as the Los Angeles Kings, as an in-game salesmen. Post graduation is a world in which I look forward too, and frankly, one that can't come fast enough.  

Come tune in to the best show on KDAWG radio, KJ SportsMix, on Thursdays at 8pm and I promise you will not be disappointed. 

Kenyon Jordan: 1/2 of KJ SportsMix

IMG_7488.jpg

Hey, my name is Kenyon. I'm a senior at the University of Redlands, majoring in Environmental Policy & Management. I am from the Bay Area, where the fog rolls in.

As it is my last year at of the UofR, I wanted to get more involved with the school. I am happy I joined KDAWG this year. I originally pursued KDAWG to help out wherever I could. Eventually, my friend and I decided to host our own radio segment to give listeners a fresh take on what’s happening around the sports world. We record an episode of our segment, KJ SportsMix, about once a week. At the end of the segment, we like to play some tunes. I am super into music and I'm currently learning how to play acoustic guitar. My favorite music genre is classic rock but alternative rock is a close second. KDAWG is a great place to hang around with some cool people and I'm glad I got to be a part of this community before I graduated.

It's Ben!

IMG_7486.jpg

What’s up, everyone! My name’s Ben Galgano and I’m a senior here at Redlands. I’m an English major, and am just getting involved with KDAWG this year (Better late than never!) On campus, along with KDAWG, I’m involved in Big Buddies, Maroon & Grey, Sigma Tau Delta and I’m an Admissions Host (Catch me walking backwards around campus, I’m a pro!) I would describe the state of my life as organized chaos, just how I like it! Outside of school you’ll usually find me hanging in my backyard, making a smoothie, watching sports, playing intramurals, or maybe even at the gym if I’m really feeling myself.

This year I’ll be doing a talk show with my roomie Eric and have some other ideas in the works for a show and the blog, always stay scheming, right?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for some killer content! Could I BE any more excited? No, no I could not be!

A Word from Zack Werb!

IMG_7480.jpg

Hi everybody, my name is Zack Werb, I am a senior here at the University of Redlands. I major in Media and Visual Culture studies and I minor in History. I joined KDAWG radio in hopes to gain experience in broadcast media. As a student of film, I have had numerous experience with photography and film production. In addition to that, I love music and joining KDAWG radio is a great way for me to learn how to create and produce my own show, as well as learn about many different types of music.

For the past three years, I have been working as a staff photographer for the school newspaper, The Independent Bulldog, attending and documenting cultural and sporting events on or around campus. In my free time I love watching Netflix, especially The Office and Arrested Development.

As a senior I wanted to be more active around campus and joining KDAWG is a great way for me to work with the Bulldog community and to get involved with events around campus. I think we have a good group of people this year and I am excited to see what I can accomplish at KDAWG.

Meet One of Our New Members: Olivia!

IMG_7494.jpg

Hello! My name is Olivia Craven and I'm a Sophomore majoring in Media and Visual Culture and (possibly) Sociology. I love listening to music (and zoning out to obscure dream pop songs) and learning something new via the Stuff You Should Know podcast. I'm also a film fanatic and I enjoy editing videos. Currently, my favorite movies are Get Out, The Lobster, Raw, Django Unchained, and The Incredibles (fingers crossed Incredibles 2 is good). I'm excited to join the KDAWG community this year and play around with the opportunities KDAWG offers.