I’d like to first start by introducing myself- my name is Kate and I hail from the gem among cornfields that is Chicagoland. As the Station a Manager and a DJ for WUSC, my taste and understanding of music has grown exponentially since I first came to Columbia and was introduced to college radio in August of 2011. While I’m here to study Public Relations and Sport & Entertainment Management, my time with WUSC has been the greatest attribute to my college experience.
This semester, you can hear me on 90.5 FM or at wusc.sc.edu hosting The Diagnosis from 2 p.m.-4p.m. on Thursdays as DJ Katekat. For the first hour of my show, I play what’s new in the station, and for the second hour I give a small introduction then play two songs by five new featured artists. My weekly SceneSC posts will include featured artist previews, as well as show reviews.
One thing I appreciate about WUSC is being able to introduce artists from my home city, so the first artist I’d like to share is Douggy. Chris Douglas, 20, starting rapping when he was 17 after encouragement from his friend MJ.
“I feel like I always had a voice,” said Douglas, or “Douggy”. “As soon as I started I fell in love with rapping and music in general.”
Earlier this year, Douggy released his first mixtape, Lessons, available for download or streaming. Douggy’s work can be marked by his crisp sound and unique approach to each track. He is already working on his follow up release. You can catch two tracks by Douggy on air this Thursday.