‘Swingin’ with new jams of the def mans music’

From the vintage vault of the 40s and 50s to today’s new releases and around a Hip-Hop and R&B; corner, these are the genres covered by this year’s Intercollegiate Broadcasting System award nominees.

Previous two-time nominee and President of the Broadcasting Club Saveon Simon has been nominated once again for ‘Best Station ID.’

“I haven’t [received] one for ‘Def Mans Music’ but I’m just glad to have a nomination. I mean it basically says that I am a good reader and speaker and that’s really important on the air.”

His show “Def Mans Music,” basically brings back a lot of hip-hop, R&B; and old school flavor to the radio.

Simon and his co-hosts also do a thing called “Mic Check,” where they basically just free style on air.

“At WPMD we do make a difference and we will continue to bless the mic like we do, give people everything they need to know and hopefully we come back with some trophies,” says Simon.

Peggy Sue, along with her co-host and cousin Johnny Ray, serve as the hosts of WPMD’s Wednesday 1 p.m. slot, “Swingin’ With The World,” a radio show dedicated to music stemming from the 40s and 50s.

Peggy Sue spoke of her three other inspirations Glen Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey with nostalgia fit for an old soul, declaring that, “They bring back an era where music was simpler, you didn’t even need words to communicate what you were feeling.”

Ray specifically hosts a portion of the show called “The Spotlight Corner,” where he comments, reviews and gives interesting tid-bits on movies from the 40s and 50s.

Cerritos College’s own were nominated for ‘Best Specialty Music Show.’

“I feel very grateful that I have been nominated, they [IBS] said that there are four times more entries than last time,” Sue said.

Johnny Ray added, “It feels great…I’m very happy that we got nominated, it’s a great thing.”

Being his first time participating in IBS, Carlos Madrigal, also known as C’Los, is very proud and honored to have received a nomination for ‘Best Specialty Music Program’ as well for his show “The New Jams Radio Hour.”

Which primarily introduces new music from alternative rock to pop and some R&B; and airs every Thursday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“It’s amazing how many radio stations are competing…it doesn’t matter who wins as long as the station is nominated, it shows that there is talent here,” Madrigal said.

He has been part of WPMD for over 8 years and has developed most of his talent, skills, knowledge and professionalism there.

“Taking it to the next step is always important and I really like this station, you have good energy when you come in here. This is where talent is born,” Madrigal adds.

“They’re all really dedicated to doing this show, they all put a lot of time into what they do…you hope you’ll find people like that, you hope you can develop that kind of passionate people while you’re here and it’s so rewarding to see that blossom in people like that, it’s just great,” Co-advisor of WPMD, Casey Piotrowski said.