10 Questions with ... Trevin On The Radio aka Trevin Smith
May 22, 2012
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
A 10 year love affair working in rock radio. From intern to promo guy, to promo director, to the night chair or BUST in one of the greatest cities in the world!
1. How did you become interested in radio?
I have to study something in college? Damn. Well I love music and talking much ado about nothing so I gave RTF a stab, got an internship at 101X and the rest is history! I never knew I could have a job in which I got paid in pizza and concert tickets, a win-win! OK, a lil money here and there too...
2. What stands out the most from your 10 years at 101X?
Well, crazily enough...Producing a live broadcast with The Beastie Boys in '03. They were every bit as awesome as you would want them to be. RIP MCA.
3. What part of your job do you like best? Least?
Best: Not playing the hits! Kidding. Getting to share new music with hungry ears, and getting to make fun of peeps that request Nickleback! Honestly though, working within a six station cluster for so long has lead to some incredible personal and professional relationships over the years. I'm truly blessed to be surrounded by amazingly talented people.
Least: Website blogging, how many social networks does one guy need? Really!
4. What makes your night show unique?
Ugh...Duh, me! Also my unique brand of snark and some damn fine tunes from the biggest and best, the indies, and Austin's finest alike.
5. How do you prep for your show each night?
Twitter's a great resource for prep, but honestly, I do very little prep, with the exception of interview days, every show is different. I like to let it flow organically!
6. How are you using Social Media?
I'm a big believer that what you hear should sound like what you think it looks like. Get it? Basically, I try to brand my brand the same online (FB, Twitter, station site) as I do on the air. Melding it all together on air, on site, and online keeps things consistent throughout all mediums, maximizing branding potential!
7. Who are some of your favorite air personalities?
Locally, I'm a fan of quite a few; Jason Dick, Trina Quinn, Andy Langer, and Dale Dudley stick out. Props to Gordon in Philly, and I have no choice but to "get it on" for Adam Carolla.
8. Fill in the blank: I can't make it through the day without _________?
Talking to Mom. Awwww.
9. What do you like best about living in Austin?
The Tex Mex, man! I suppose all the music and gorgeous women are ok too. The people in this town are fantastic. I've lived here since '98 and don't see myself leaving anytime soon.
10. What would surprise people most about you?
I'm a political/news junkie. Did you know that corporations are not people? They're not, FYI.
What are your hobbies?
I'm a disc golf fiend. Give me two free hours or so, you'll find me chunkin somewhere with my shepherd/husky mix, Rolph. Shows, shows, shows, softball, English premiere league football, and losing money at poker!
First record ever purchased?
Whichever Paula Abdul record contained "Cold Hearted Snake," when I became a smidge cooler, U2's "Achtung Baby," PJ's "10," and of course, Nirvana's "Nevermind," as clichéd as it may be rocked my 11 year old face off.
Buzzfest Houston, 1996, with The Toadies!
Favorite band of all-time?
How bout a top 10? In no order, Zeppelin, LCD Soundsystem, The Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, Fugazi, Radiohead, Refused, Pearl Jam, and Queens Of The Stone Age.