Dirty Glitter with DJ Brody Ramone, Sugar Rock with a Twist of Underground

Would you like to be kissed by a pair of Swarovski crystal jeweled lips?  Well if you have been a regular RadioFlagger, chances are you’ve already been sugar smacked by these glitzy glammed-out lips, and have likely come to look forward to it happening again. Sugar smacked by some dazzling music and news bytes, that is.

This bedazzled “bouche” belongs to the one and only DJ Brody Ramone, host of “Dirty Glitter,” who first came to my attention while she was posting two news bytes about the Foo Fighters very own, David Grohl. The first one highlighted Dave’s “outer space” intentions, and the second flag revealed his response to the backlash re: his Grammy speech; an extremely timely news flash.

~“Dave Grohl wants to record the Next Foo Fighters album in outer space”  http://bit.ly/yPMS1w ~

~”Nothing to see here but Dave Grohl’s response to the backlash on his Grammy speech”  http://on.fb.me/Ah2oLh ~

People seem to get initially piqued by DJ Brody’s shimmery avatar, and then later become “stuck like glue on glitter,” as they begin to anticipate her latest music news flashes. Her radio show appropriately  called “Dirty Glitter” suits her so well, as she is a DJ who reflects all the glitz and glam, yet isn’t afraid to get a bit gritty and grimy while digging up the latest underground music scene news. She Flags her music news, which I have seen coined as, “Glitter News,” at random times even when she is off air. This keeps her presence always glowing in the eyes of those on the Flagcast, which gets her a lot more attention from those in the RadioFlag community, who seem to really relish reading her latest music buzz. I have noticed listeners, me being one of them, who ended up tuning into to her radio show after being lured by her music news flags first. Her inquisitive nature really shines, as she finds ways to involve RadioFlag users by sparking up conversation and asking engaging questions in the flags she posts, as depicted below.


~”What are some bands that you follow on other social media sites that you’d like to hear on #DirtyGlitter?” @reply me and lets hear ‘em! “~

~”If you dig my #musicnews flags be sure to tunein to me!  I will follow back!”~

She also shows a lot of appreciation for her listeners, being highly responsive, cool, and courteous to new and loyal listeners alike. During a recent fundraiser for WBGU, DJ Brody excitedly shared some donation news with a fellow Flagcasting DJ.

~ We just got a $100 donation during #DirtyGlitter as part of our #88straight broadcast-athon! We have the best listeners!”~

~”Spinning the sugar rock and glitter! Tune and get dirty!”~

  ~”I love songs that feel like they could fall apart at any given moment to only come back and rock your socks off”~ 

“Dirty Glitter” is the free form, focused , no-nonsense, music-centric college radio show you have been searching for. DJ Brody Ramone offers an eclectic experience for your ears, with a lot of opportunites for her listening audience to be as interactive as they feel to be. The show radiates from frequency WGBU 88.1 FM, from 10 p.m. to midnight  every Thursday  EST, from the campus of Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

“Dirty Glitter” is boundary spanning to say the least, dropping the best in rock ’n’ roll, power-inducing punk rock, energetic electro, and enticing indie music. The show is as multi-faceted as the chick behind the mic, Brody Ramone. Her titillating avatar and captivating flags are downright “irre-kiss-ible” and impossible to overlook. She locks on her listeners throughout the week, by keeping them on the lookout out for those shiny lips, which are constantly laced with the freshest breaking music reports found on the Flagcast.

 

She keeps her listener base in close sight, and entices others to “pucker up” and “listen up.” Her vast eclectic array of vintage indie and other auditory surprises will liven up your ear drums out of their dead-air doldrums, shine them up, and make them grateful.

 

~”In an hour and a half I will be spinning the best in new and vintage indie, punk, and electro. Start a revolution against sh*tty music!”~

If you’re the type of listener who enjoys the human interaction only Live radio offers, yet prefer the vocal interludes in between tracks do not interrupt the flow of the show, then you’ve stumbled upon the right RadioStar.

Brody Ramone will play everything you want to hear and everything you’ve never heard–new and vintage, classic and cutting-edge. She will pause the music briefly in between sets to crisply and eloquently educate you about the music on her well-put-together and planned out playlist. Throwing down tracks like Eagles of Death Metal, The Donnas, The Vines, Gotye, White Rabbits, and Imagine Dragons. She throws in great remixes too,  like the Baby Monster remix of Your Body Is A Machine by The Good Natured. Dirty Glitter is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s going to be full of some delicious “sugar rock and glitter” either way.

 The only way to get a proper feel for the grimy yet glamorous roar that is “Dirty Glitter,” is by hearing her for yourself. Chances are you will see a glimpse of the glitter dashing around the Flagcast at various times of the day and week. When you do, check out her dirty and dazzling news bytes, tune her in as a favorite, and absolutely “Tune in-Turn On-and-Turn it Up” to @BrodyRamone every Thursday 10 p.m. to midnight EST on WBGU.

DJ Brody Ramone is nominated for “Best Music Show” in RadioFlag’s Inaugural RadioStar Awards. The RadioStar Awards are a Tribute to College Radio, and was created to help College stations unite, while celebrating their diversity. Stations have the opportunity to showcase 5  Dj’s in 5 different categories, twice per year; another words 10 DJ’s per year.The deadline to nominate is April 2nd. So, if you like what you hear on “Dirty Glitter,” show support and “tune in” @brodyramone and add her as a favorite DJ in your RadioFlag profile.

By: Air Ambrosia and Stella Static
Contact us for review inquiries:
AirAmbrosia@gmail.com or StellaStatic@gmail.com
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College Radio’s Stars Burn Bright: RadioFlag’s “Radio Star Awards” Pay Tribute to Free-Form Radio

College radio has long been the lifeblood of the music scene. Not only have die-hard, underground music fans always turned to college radio as a credible source of music discovery, but artists have historically relied on college radio as a gateway for gaining recognition on a larger scale.

College radio broadcasters exist and thrive in a radio utopia; it is a breeding ground for potent creativity, free expression, and everything cool. College radio music DJs have the freedom to play the undiscovered artists they love, without industry “big-wig” raiders breathing down their necks. Local bands and musicians on college radio are “the scene’s” ambassadors of sound for their geo-location; the vibe makers who link music fanatics to every vivacious college campus, each serving as an incubator and launching pad for igniting the next hottest music trend. College talk radio is unparalleled to all others in its celebration of free speech; topics can be as eclectic, rogue, off-beat, out-of-the-box, outrageously humorous, rambunctiously risque, and as politically independent as the host sees fit. College radio sportscasts cover the local community sports teams, athletes  (not yet spoiled superstars), and games that mainstream sports radio networks completely overlook.

As is true with many free-form, community-supported, and independent media outlets, college radio has been left to fend for itself against the media giants that are too big and inflexible to authentically care about preserving these local gems. Many stations have had their frequencies gruffly ripped out from under them without their consent, forcing them to take solace in streaming online, such as KUSF, WRVU, and KTRU, to name a few. Other college and “independent” stations have recently ended up falling into the hands of corporate owned radio applications, whose mode of operation slowly places conditions on a station’s freedom, putting at risk their autonomy to play the real underground and independent music they love, among other things, in exchange for access to a listener-base that has been covertly conditioned to receive only the most homogenized radio material, that they term to be “the best” for you. These applications really just limit your choices and freedom for self-selected discovery.

Unique college station KTRU must now rely on internet radio.

Other stations will spend thousands of dollars to develop their own streaming app, which typically only works on a single mobile platform. This limits their reach, only allowing for their current audience to listen, ignoring the social networking aspect of free-flow human and station interconnections.The RadioFlag team invites all of these stations to co-exist under one Flag, where a state of real interactive radio community lives free-form. The RadioFlag team holds strong to a DIY ethic that is feverishly dedicated to its mission, and is inspired by stations who hold fast and do the same. Being self-funded, with no revenue yet to speak of, they are fueled entirely by their passion to keep free-form radio viable, thriving, and evolving.

DIY

College radio DJs, talk hosts, sportscasters, and indie artists may feel underrepresented, disillusioned, and taken advantage of in a torrent sea of sharks, piranhas, and other “big fish.” However, RadioFlag’s history is rooted in college radio, launching from a California university and its campus station in April of 2011. RadioFlag believes that the time has come for college radio to recover its rightful place in the spotlight. The time has come for “The Radio Star” to take back the airwaves, and this “Rebirthing of the RadioStar” could not come at a more perfect time. A time for real radio regeneration.

A college radio booth--Home to free-form radio creativity

The RadioFlag team supports the efforts of all organizations promoting college radio, however we feel one day a year dedicated to this important cause is not nearly enough. We believe college radio deserves to be celebrated every day, 24/7.  We are driven to elevate college radio’s voice and its fresh and original content to a larger listening audience, while still “keeping it real.” Therefore, we are excited to announce that RadioFlag’s inaugural Radio Star Awards are live and underway! College radio stations, broadcasters, and artists can now receive long-lasting, year-round recognition, and the opportunity to win a cash scholarship prize for their efforts to boot!


The Radio Star Awards

It’s easy to participate: college radio stations will cast a nomination in the categories of “Best Music Show”, “Best Talk Show”, “Best Sportscast/Sports Show”, and “Best Artist”, “Best Variety Show” (Mixed format – Music & Talk, Sketch Comedy, etc…). The winning contestant in each category not only wins $500 for themselves, but they win $500 on behalf of their nominating station. In addition to winning cash, the winners of The Radio Star Awards will be published in the nationally-acclaimed radio magazine, Radio World. With national press, listeners around the world will be clued in; others will be reminded of what a powerful and positive force college radio is, and how vitally important it is for us all to preserve it, when our freedom of speech is now more precious to us than ever before. In order for each category to be officially eligible for an award, at least (5) different stations must submit a nominee for that specific category. So, in the spirit of further promoting College Radio, we ask that stations reach out & spread the word to other college stations and encourage them to join us in celebrating College Radio,  by submitting their nominees for the Radio Star Awards.

Once the participating station and potential winners have registered with RadioFlag, a nomination can be made official on the site’s “Flagcast”. To win, contestants should also show they have support from the listening community. The nominee should reach out

to new listeners and encourage loyal listeners to support their nomination and help promote them on Radioflag “Flagcasts”. They should take care to remind listeners in all ways possible, to find them on the RadioFlag app, “tune-in” to their station, and “tune them in”  by adding them as a favorite DJ to their listener’s profile.

You may be thinking, “How can our station select a ‘best’? Everyone at our station is amazing!” Well, when we say “best” we mean the show that best represents your station’s culture, local scene, and personality. If you still feel unsure how to do this in a diplomatic manner, then we suggest holding a station-wide vote. Regardless of who is selected as the contestant, your station will have an opportunity to gain additional funding should your nominee win. So, It’s really a win-win for the entire station team. Also, even if your station does not win this first time, don’t worry! The momentum you create by participating now will give you a head start to win it next time. In fact, RadioFlag plans on running the Radio Star Awards twice a year, giving you two chances yearly  to win. Check out these examples of nominations in each category:

Best Sportscast Nomination

Best Music Show Nomination

Best Artist Nomination

The complete deets can be found here http://bit.ly/radiostarawards. The nomination period ends on March 15, 2012, (nomination period has been extended until April 2nd)  and the contest ends on May 15 2012. Join us to help raise The Radio Star high, and with it, awareness for the amazing talent shining through and emanating out from college campuses. Shine On and Flag On!

Each RadioStar Awards nominee will receive a RadioFlag ”Save the Radio Star” T-shirt with their custom station logo on the back.

 

 

By Stella Static and Air Ambrosia

Contact us:

StellaStatic@gmail.com
AirAmbrosia@gmail.com
@StellaStatic @AirAmbrosia on RadioFlag
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