Meet the DJs- Felicity Burch, "Queer and Cultured"
By Noah Oldham
Meet the DJs is a series where we get to know the people that keep WRFL running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without any automation. This time we're meeting Felicity Burch, the host of Queer and Cultured which airs Wednesdays from midnight-2am.
How long have you been a WRFL DJ?
I started last semester (Fall 2019) immediately after finishing training.
Do you have any frequent guests?
I try to have a different guest each week.
What do you do/play on your show?
On my show, we play LGBTQ+ music and artists, as well as discuss various issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.
Who is a guest you've had on your show so far? What did you talk about?
Last night (January 22nd), I had Lauren Miller on my show and we discussed asexuality and looked at why people misinterpret what asexuality is and then Lauren explained what it really is and how much it really encompasses.
Can you share a bit more about that conversation about asexuality- can you describe what it is and how it can vary?
The biggest thing we looked at was how people can misinterpret asexuality. Many people believe Asexuality is simply not having sex. Rather, it is a sexual orientation that involves little to no attraction to a person based on sexual activity. Together, we helped to clear up that misconception and help listeners have a better understanding.
Why do you play the music you play and talk about what you do on your show? What sparked that interest?
As a trans female, I feel it is important to have a dialogue and a place where people can listen in and hear issues facing LGBTQ+ people every day.
What genre of music you most like listening to?
We play some pop/rock and dream pop.
Who are some of your favorite musical artists?
Hailee Steinfeld, Halsey, Hey Violet, and for KING & COUNTRY.
What is it that you like about these artists?
These artists stick out because their music has had a personal impact on me and my life.
What's your process for planning your show?
I start planning my shows by getting a guest lined up and figuring what we're going to discuss, then we just have an open dialogue once on the air.
What do you do outside of WRFL?
I am a bartender and a bike deliverer for GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos.
What do you want listeners to take away from your show?
I hope listeners have a sense that they aren't alone in the many issues facing the LGBTQ+ people and gain a sense of hope and inspiration.
What do you hope for the future of your show?
In the future, I hope my show continues to have many influential guests and that I make an impact on someone's life. As long as I do that, I'm content.
Tune in to Queer and Cultured with Felicity Burch on Wednesdays from midnight-2am on WRFL.
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