Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sept. 27 Radio Show

Hey listeners and online shakers! This is your witty and well-informed host DJ Symone coming at you with a recap from this morning radio show, MoodRose Radio. I have to say, for a radio virgin, I did a pretty good job with yesterday's show because I made sure that the news for today was interesting enough to grab the attention of any morning listener. I also made sure to include my new radio segments, Tech Talk, Music News, Celebrity Spotlight, Movie Talk, and Fashion Spot. So let's recap!!

The theme mood music playlist of the show was anger and I repeatedly warned everyone that the playlist was not meant to cause the emotion anger but rather showcase songs that I thought people would listen to in order to release their pent up energy through a healthy outlet. Anyway the songs included in this playlist were "Fighter" by Christina Aguileria, "Hell is for Childern" by Pat Benatar, "Back in the Day" by Megadeth, and "Enjoy the Silence" by Lauren Coil. The image below is my character for today's show, the rocker chick who releases her anger through her music.

Fashion Spot was a time to talk about the craziness and creativity coming out of fashion world on a daily basis. The news today included Strawberry Shortcake being the inspiration for a fashion charity auction during Paris Fashion Week, the biggest fashion emergency at the Emmy Awards were the victim was Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and Sarah Jessica Parker or Carrie Bradshaw (from her show Sex in the City), guest role on last night episode of Glee. Keija Minor, was named the Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine and will be the very 1st African-American to ever head up any of the 18 titles at Conde Nast. I have to say that this piece of news inspired me immensely because I rarely hear the accomplishments from women coming from a diverse and/or ethnic background as the head of an important magazine in the fashion industry. So knowing that there is one more person out there the fashion industry to inspire future Magazine Editors-in Chiefs coming from different ethnic backgrounds earns major brownie points on my blog and radio show.

Tech Talk, another segment of the show presented news that related to the growing technology in the world and the people involved in the movement. Such news included President of Google getting arrested in Brazil, record sales of Apple's Iphone 5, and the unveiling of the new HD Nook Tablet from Barnes and Noble.Will this new tablet be the breaking point for the current tablet wars between android and apple? I doubt it but it doesn't hurt to watch. And in a not so surprising turn of events, Apples sells 5 million of Iphone 5 in the first weekend. But even with this amazing sales record, the mixed reviews on the device itself keep on coming such as the new Lighting connectors compatibility issues and the Apple Maps app. The President of Google getting arrested?!?! And in Brazil? This shocking turn of events was caused after a judge in Brazil issued a warrant for the arrest of President because the President of Google, Fabio Caelho, failed to take down certain videos critical for a mayoral candidate. Caelho is expected to be released as soon as he agrees to appear in court. Will he appear? Will he ever go back to Brazil for vacation time again? 

Movie Talk, talks about the lastest news in the movie industry, from the stars to the production of the movie itself. The news on this segment include the remaining time left for the production of the remake of The Lone Ranger, were one of the main stars is the luscious and devilishly handsome Johnny Deep. Finally, news that Henry Selick was thought to be saved by Lakia Studios after his new project was been rejected by Disney Studios but sadly the didn't come up with a deal in the end.

Celebrity Spotlight touched on news concerning celebrities and their issues, such as Usher rescheduling his tour to take time off to spend time with his children. You have to give the man props to change his work schedule to spend time with family, especially after winning primary custody of his sons from his ex-wife. Another celebrity that hit the spotlight was Robert Pattinson, who surprised us this week by moving back in with his thought to be ex-lover Kristen Stewart. Even though their living togther again after Stewart cheated on Pattinson with the director of her film Snow White and Huntsman, Rupert Sanders; sources claim that Pattinson is currently extra-sensitive and insecure. Finally, the daughter of legendary lead singer of KISS, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, performed at the auditions of the X-factor in San Francisco. Sophie said that she wants to break away from her father's shadow and create a platform for herself. She was disappointed that the judges slowly began to recognize her as the daughter of Gene Simmons, Lead singer of KISS, but after giving a rendition of Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" the 3 out of the 4 judges gave her the chance to move on up in the competition.

Music News, my favorite segment, featured news that span from sad news to news that can leave you scratching your heads wondering what in the h$#%/. Sad news, was that Andy Williams passed away on Wednesday after a year long battle with bladder cancer. If you don't know Andy, then start researching but I will give you a quick overview of his major accomplishments in the entertainment industry. Williams recorded 18 gold and 3 platinum records during a 70 year long career, is well-know for singing "Moon River", his show The Andy Williams Shows, and for starring in his popular clean-cut Christmas specials. Williams was 84 when he passed away. My thoughts and prays go out to his family and friends. In other news, Madonna strikes back with more craziness that is making me shake my head in grief. Madonna said that she was ironic when said that President Obama was a black Muslim and as way to urge fans to vote for the president. I have to say that Madonna should stop were she is now before she causes another continent to get mad at her, I mean didn't she leave enough damage left behind in Europe and Russia? Fiona Apple apologized for overshadowing her latest record, The Ilder Wheel, after her recent arrest in Texas for hash and marijuana possession.

And Cut!!! Thus ending the recap of this week show. If you want to know the exciting news, topics, and possible randomness of my show next week look up on the show's Facebook page :, the official blog which you are currently reading, and the Pin interest page @ and check the board for MoodRose Radio.
And remember to listen in on Thursdays at 9am at KSFS Radio at KSFS.SFSU.EDU, Catch ya later!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Theme Mood for this Week Show

Hey listeners and online shakers!! Its time to give you a preview of this week show by telling you the mood theme for the show's music playlist. So drum roll please..........the Mood Theme for this week's show music playlist is Anger. The music playlist is composed of songs that I think people would listen to when their angry and filled with energy. Like Goku from Dragonball Z about to fight either Frieza or Majin Buu. Anyway if your interested in hearing my Anger theme music playlist on the show, check it this Thursday at 9am at KSFS Radio @ KSFS.SFSU.EDU. Catch ya later!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Radio Show Spet. 20th - Random and Jumping

Hey all you listeners and online shakers! This is your devilishly amusing radio host Symone coming at you with the latest blog post.

For those of you who didn't listen in at 9am last Thursday, I want to give you a quick run down on what happened on the air. To start off, I usually would organize my show, such as the segments, the music playlist, all that jazz except for one tiny little problem....I had no plan!!! Yep that was my first time winging it and pulling out random news I found online during the show. Nerve-wrecking? Yes. Trying to remain confident yet witty? Just Barely. But hey we all have our off days.

Anyway the theme mood music playlist for the show was entergetic and up-beat, which seemed perfect for the morning crowd. The music playlist include songs "Hands in the Air" by Timberland feat. Ne-Yo, "Aerodynamic" by Daft Punk, "Good Luck" by Basement Jaxx, "Atomic" by She, and "New Dark Ages" by the legendary punk group Bad Religion. I bet your wonder why Bad Religion? Well its better to run with the truth and than run with a lie and I feel that most of Bad Religion's songs hold some truth to today's society.

The topics were pretty random, because they were. I honestly had to look online to see which news seemed to be the best to grab the attention of anyone in the morning. The news on the show included, Amanda Bynes getting arrested (again!), Lindsay Lohan's Mad Ride (hit and run incident),  The new, slimmer, and slightly more expensive PS3 coming out soon, lead guitarist of Aerosmith commented that he's an old-school Republican, and the most popular comedians on Twitter.

So I hope I was quick and brief with you listeners about the recap from last week's show and I hope you tune in and listen in at KSFS.SFSU.EDU on Thursdays at 9am to listen to the soothing yet ever changing sound of MoodRose Radio.Catch ya on the airwaves!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Beginning of MoodRose Radio

Hello my fellow blog readers and radio listeners, my name is Symone and I'm hear to present my  blog for my new radio show MoodRose Radio. I have to admit having my own radio show seemed like it was going to be a difficult task to keep up for this year, with school and a part-time job but with some help from the internet and my trusty smart phone I think I can manage well enough to make my show a success.

So I bet your probably wondering how did a semi-normal girl like me got the opportunity to have her own public access radio show? Well the answer is BECA 305. If you don't know what that is then your probably not a student at San Francisco State University and your not in the BECA program. BECA is short for Broadcasting and Electronic Communications, one of the best majors at San Francisco State University. So far I'm in love with the program, from the interesting classes to its helpful and memorable faculty. Anyway one of classes I'm currently taking is BECA 305, a class were you learn to program and promote your own radio show! I admit its sounds pretty cool to have your own radio show but the rule for the class was that you had to partner up with another classmate to run a show. Sadly I couldn't find a partner and ended up to be the only radio show with only person at the control, me!

At first it seems bad but in reality I find it a way to really unleash my creative side to this class by talking about interests and news that relate to me such as fashion, music, movies, and the latest news from the entertainment industry. Another unique concept about the show is the music. You see I noticed that some shows play a specific type of music such as jazz, hip-hop, punk, heavy metal, and old-school classics. Well rather than stick with the repeating trend, I decided that the music playlist of each show will contain songs that relate to the type of mood I choose for the show. For example, the mood I choose for the music playlist of show today was energetic and determine, so I played songs I feel relates to the mood. The songs themselves aren't meant to incite the mood I choose for the playlist but to see whether or not the music is something you would generally listen to when your in that mood.

So that's the story how a semi-normal girl like me got a show of her own on the radio. So if your interested in listening in and hearing about the topics and news that I find interesting tune in on Thursday at 9am at KSFS radio on KSFS.SFSU.EDU!!