10 Questions with ... Edwin "DJ E-Wrek" Ruano
January 8, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I started at a college radio station, KCSB at UCSB and I've been with AGM for almost 10 years.
1. What do you love most about radio?
The ever changing trends in the music, business...everything!
2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A radio DJ...no joke. I started DJing at 12.
3. You've been a PD for over three years now. What has changed the most in your job?
The workload. Due to smaller budgets a lot of us PDs have had to take on multiple jobs within our stations. For example, I'm the OM/PD/MD. I also do mornings, mix show DJ, and do our imaging.
4. You're also a veteran club DJ. What's most different about area clubs now from when you started as a DJ?
Everybody is a DJ now! That's what has changed not only here but everywhere. Nobody respects what DJing is and was. It took me years of practice in my bedroom from mixing to scratching to music programming to become a real DJ. Now everybody thinks it just takes a laptop, music and bam...you're a DJ. Practice makes you a DJ. I believe it is up us as the older generation to show the new generation the way.
5. Is there a sound or type of music that you wish you could play more of on KPAT?
Not really, we can kind of play a little of everything.
6. What's your favorite song on the station right now?
Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing
7. You've made some significant changes regarding your personal health in the last few years. What prompted your efforts?
I saw too many good people going down because of poor health and I saw myself going down the same path. I want to live a healthy life for my kids and family. Healthy is the new cool for me from here on out.
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend time with my wife and kids.
9. If you could be on any TV reality show or game show, which would you want to be on?
T.I.'s The Family Hustle because it shows a real side to what a lot people don't see and that is family.
10. Beer and pizza or sushi and sake?
Sushi and sake all day, for me.
Best restaurant meal in Santa Maria?
California Sushi. Any one that knows me and has come to visit knows that Santa Maria has some of the best sushi...no joke.