Meet Your Traffic Director: Timo Nelson

Meet Your Traffic Director: Timo Nelson

December 22, 2021 in Features

by Doug Soundheiser

Major and year?
RTF Junior

Which song, album, or artist initiated your love of music?
Josh Lis - Rear View. Hard to find nowadays but I remember listening on repeat as the soothing synths told me that I was in love with music. My parents were always playing cool stuff too, I guess but that album was my true awakening.

How did you first hear about or get involved with KVRX?
I'd known about KVRX since before I went to UT, so it kind of was always in the cards for me. I went to the first meeting of my first semester and was hooked ever since.

What is your first KVRX memory?
I can't quite remember at the moment. It was in the olden times (y'know, before all this) so much has changed since then. I did a 3-hour winterim show in 2019 with my now roommates that has left a lasting impression on me, possibly because that was my first time on the radio--- ever.

Which shows have you had on KVRX?
Vibration Voyage - Spring 2020, Freeform

Bullet Train to Tokyo - Fall 2020, Specialty

On the Spin - Spring 2021, Freeform

The Soundheiser Funk - Fall 2021, Freeform

Which KVRX staff positions have you held?
Traffic Director

How has KVRX affected your interaction with music?
I almost never listen to blacklisted music anymore. You could call me a true friend of the indie Spotify artist. Seriously, KVRX has made it so that I'm always on a quest to find the coolest music with the least number of listeners. So far, so good.

What's up outside of KVRX?
Busy busy! I'm always working in the sound world somehow, with podcasts and film productions really absorbing all of my free time. But I love it, so who cares!

What is your favorite part of KVRX?
Hanging out at the station. Getting some work done while an ever-changing cast of dope people stroll through that I get to talk to? Sounds like the best place on campus to me.

What advice would you give to new DJs?
Don't be afraid to dive into an unknown genre and learn about something new! The pressure that comes from not knowing anything will make you research better and explore music in a way you've never before. Pick a genre (at random for a really crazy time) and read up on it. Who started the trend? What why are certain songs and artists examples of that genre? There's so much to find out, and you'll look super educated and cool when you're done!

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