I've been a music fanatic since the beginning. As a kid, I dreamed of growing up to become Scooby Doo or a drummer. Eventually, reality got the best of me. In my youth, Dad would strum guitar and sing Gordon Lightfoot songs to put us to sleep. Later his record collection paved the way for musical exploration. Paul Simon's Graceland and The Jimi Hendrix Experience were early favorites. Now, in my 40s, I'm a fan of everything from Afro-beat to Zydeco. Eclectic is how I would describe my taste.
In the summer of 2013 I relocated from San Diego to Portland. I turned on the radio and fell in love with WMPG right off the bat. Got air certified in 2014 and started subbing immediately. I started off with a short-term show called Jazz Odyssey, treating listeners to a mix of hard bop and jazz fusion. Since then, I've regularly hosted, Sonic Latitudes (Quebecois prog to West African kora) and Left of the Dial (Classic alternative from the 70s, 80s and 90s). In May 2017 I began hosting a show combining all of my wide-ranging tastes. I call it "DJ Shaxx Presents." Each week, I bring a new theme or eclectic mix of my favorite music. My goal is to continually broaden the horizons of my playlists and galvanize listeners' imaginations.