WDBX-FM is sustained by the hard work and passion of our volunteers. The Blogapus salutes these amazing individuals, with an ongoing series of interviews and profiles. Past interviews are available in the drop-down “Volunteer Spotlight” menu.
Now, our Volunteer Spotlight shines on Filbert, host of “The Psychedelic Stomp.” You can hear “The Psychedelic Stomp” every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m.
The Blogapus: Why did you first start volunteering with WDBX?
Filbert: I just enjoyed what I was hearing and wanted to support it. At first I (our family business) was an underwriter, and we were proud to play WDBX in our store. Around that same time I started helping BRP* find promotional products for pledge drives, which I am still involved with. At one point I decided, after many conversations with BRP about the station, to do a show. BRP was telling me that the station could go 24 hours if we had someone who would do the graveyard hours/ early early morning hours. So I signed up to do a 4am to 7am show. It was great, it did not interfere with family time or work. Alas, it did interfere with work when my hours changed to a 7am start, but our fearless leader found me a new spot on Wednesday nights, and that has been my spot since summer of 2009.
TB: What makes a great broadcast of “Psychedelic Stomp”?
F: A great broadcast of The Psychedelic Stomp is “organic” (a very overused buzz word). The magik works like this: I do very little prep work for the show in an effort to keep it flowing; at the same time I purposely don’t bring a lot of musical selections with me either. So I have limited resources and when the show really flows from one song to the next I just keep playing the music & its soo far freakin’ out I don’t want to stop & talk & say that was this band with that song–that’s when the show is really cookin’!!! That’s when its a Psychedelic Stomp.
TB: Giant lizards have demanded you program a five-song dedication, going out to the Queen Lizard back in Lizardville. She’s listening online, and will be quite cross if it fails to blow her reptilian mind. What’s your playlist?
F: Well, if I was going to blow a reptilian brain cell the play list would look like this:
a. The Nile Song / The Pink Floyd
b. Prescription Love / The Flaming Lips
c. Cut in Carole / The Digits
d. Punk Rock Ambulance / GBH
e. Elephant Riders / Clutch
TB: What’s your favorite memory of WDBX?
F: My favorite memory is a toss up:
Favorite Memory “A” would be last summer when Farmer Jason came to town and did the show at Turley Park, it was great to see all the support from Kids Kamp (one of my all-time favorite shows). I was expecting to see maybe a dozen people there, but the place was packed! Close to maybe 100 people– it was full of good vibes, sunshine and all that jazz. Wow it still blows my mind just thinking about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite Memory “B” was being the show Frodus Room one year for Halloween. The host of that program, Chris W., had turned me on to a lot of his music, it’s just a great show. So I just said I was the Frodus Room, played music Chris had given me over the years, and did the whole show that way–as Chris– I don’t think that the listeners got it (it was like 5am to boot), but wtf I had a great time.
*BRP is the station manager, Brian Powell.