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Aurora “Conqueror” (Glassnote)
Filter “Take Me To Heaven” Wind-Up/Concord
Halsey “Colors” (Astralwerks)
Kurt Vile “Pretty Pimpin” (Matador)
The Dead Weather “The Impossible Winner” (Third Man Records/ADA)
The Joy Formidable “The Last Thing On My Mind” (C’mon Lets Drift/Caroline)
The Heavy “Since You Been Gone” (Bad Son/ADA)
Walk The Moon “Work This Body” (RCA)

I’m Greg Beharrell.
I host drive on Live 105.
I stalk other radio stations.
Here’s what I found.

• ALT AZ – Phoenix
• KFM–BFM – San Diego
• WKQX – Chicago



New Beat Fund
"Sikka Takin’ The Hard Way"


(l-r:) Paul McCartney's keyboardist Wix Wickens, WLKK/Buffalo's Nik Rivers and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.


Kim Neaton

For the first time since the start of Modern Madness's "Who Is?" we are going to shy away from the usual interview with the #junket taking, #foodselfie, gentlemen of radio (that's long for smart ass jocks) and get to know a real one of the ladies of broadcasting. She's usually pretty soft spoken, but when you find out what is between her mattress and box spring, you might realize she's a bad ass. So let's find out "Who Is?" Kim Neaton of WEQX.

Going back in time, what was the circumstance that truly prompted you to make radio your career?
I knew I wanted to work in music after going to tons of shows and finally realizing “Hey, somebody has the job of putting together concerts, and getting people to show up, I want to be that person!” EQX put on all the best shows, so, I got myself an internship (thanks Amber Bouchard!). I honestly never wanted to be on air going into it, I was terrified of hearing my own voice, like, didn’t even want to hear my own answering machine terrified. Thankfully, I got over that!

How many times a week do you say to yourself "That really seemed like a good idea at the time"...or "What was I thinking"?
Honestly, not all too much. I over think and analyze everything so much before I do anything, probably sometimes to a fault where the stress of that is more than having a “what was I thinking?” moment. Better be safe and stressed than sorry and stressed I suppose!

What was the last book you read?
“Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything”. I was a sociology and psychology major, so I sometimes still love to nerd out about the weird workings of our society. That book definitely helps you see how so many everyday things that you never thought were connected, can actually have a big impact on each other. It’s really good!

You can vacation anywhere in the world...where are you going and who are you taking with you? No...It can't be your "significant" other.
Probably take a month to backpack around Europe with my cousin Lisa. Aside from my boyfriend she’s the only other person I could probably stand for an extended amount of time, and she’s a hiking/backpacking pro! Or I’d take the opportunity to go back to Bonnaroo with her, we went a handful of years in a row, and my boyfriend refuses to go because I’ve told him horror stories of hiking 50 minutes in 100 degree weather through a dust storm filled camp ground, feeling like you’re going to pass out the entire time, to just get to where the stages are. Maybe now I could work my way into a fancy pants camping spot with like, you know, a tree in it or something. That’s real luxury there!

If you ever had to have a "real job" what is the last thing you would want it to be?
Probably anything that involves customer service on a telephone. I imagine it being mostly angry people, that are angry at something your company is doing that is probably actually annoying, but you have to both defend them, and sort it out. I’d rather shovel cow poop for 12 hours a day than do that for 6.

Name three people, dead or alive, that you would like to have dinner with.
Ohhh this is tough!!! I won’t over think it … Carl Sagan, Adam Yauch, Bill Hicks.

You have your choice of what’s in the box or what’s behind door number 3...what do you do?
Throw the box at door number 3. So the box breaks and the door opens and I can see what my options are. That’s cheating, isn’t it?

For hard hitting celebrity gossip, which magazine do you feel does the best job, US Weekly, OK or In Touch...and why?
I’m happy to say I have not picked up an issue of any of those magazines in my recent memory. The Kardashians and other such ridiculousness are present far too much already in daily life without seeking it out.


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Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM
Entercom
Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA

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