10 Questions with ... Marc Alghini
January 27, 2014
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- Record promotions (Mute, Astralwerks, Nettwerk)
- Radio (WFNX, WEQX, WXRT)
- Artist management (Groove Armada)
1. How did you become interested in radio?
Probably those late nights listening to old AM Top 40s, then discovering the free-form stations on the FM
2. Who were/are your mentors?
I've been blessed to work and know some amazing people who I studied, discussed philosophies, ethics and music with; I believe it would be best to say they know who they are and I'm forever grateful and humbled they've helped me along the way.
3. How has the station evolved since it went Triple A?
In the short time I've been here, it's about making sure we remember the heritage of these call letters and the foundation the station was built on; musically it's reflecting the station's past and future.
4. How would you describe the music on the station?
I hope it's a balance of the various styles and eras of music throughout the years.
5. What is the process for adding new music on WWCT?
Our main goal is that we maintain a balance of all the different styles that Triple A can present to our audience and try to deliver the best of the bunch. We obviously look at other stations in our region but there are few outside of the Midwest we look at as well. Of course, our audience is different than any other city, so that's really our main focus in adding new music to the station is to super serve the folks in Central Illinois.
6. What are some of the community events the station tied into?
Since the November tornadoes in the neighboring cities of Washington and Pekin, we've been very active with doing our best to raise funds for the relief effort. We recently were involved with Skate Strong, a charity hockey game between Alumni from The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks.
7. Tell us about your Discovery Concert Series.
In September we began 99.9's Discovery Concert Series, which showcases and introduces new bands every month to our audience and 100% of the proceeds benefits The Friendship House, which is a food bank that keeps the food and money right here in Peoria.
8. What are some of your biggest challenges as an independently-owned station?
Independent and corporate stations each have challenges, you just got to do your best to solve them the best you can.
9. What is the one truth that has held constant throughout your career?
That every day I try to work hard at bettering myself in work and life.
10. Fill in the blank: I can't make it through the day without ...
... Music, I absolutely love it
Last non-industry job:
Making copies at Copy Cop on Bolyston Street in Boston
First record ever purchased:
There were two that day not sure which one I presented first to the clerk Beatles - Sgt Pepper or Ramones - Road To Ruin
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Tommy Tutone
Favorite band of all-time:
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time away from work?
Those who know me, know that answer is cook!