By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger]
Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her days in Athens, Ohio, still just as in love with music.
“I guess for me, the radio show is an extension of [making mixed CDs], but instead I’m making them for me and not for someone else,” Abby said.
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Abby is a sophomore journalism major with a love for grammar and writing about gender and sexual orientation. She has her own blog, Indientry, where she has been writing music reviews since 2015, and she is currently working on a new website with a focus on gender, sexuality, and identity called Qth Magazine that hosts art and media from queer folk.
Outside of journalism, Abby is a class representative for Cutler Council, serves on the committee for the Cat’s Cupboard and organizes the meal swipe donation drives every semester. Her biggest source of inspiration behind all that she does is her mother.
“She works really hard and is also one of the most compassionate people I know. She doesn’t let work get in the way of loving people and taking care of people, and she uses all her sources of income to help those in need,” Abby said.
Abby’s DJ name, Blue, comes from the nickname her uncle gave her as a child because of the color of her eyes. The theme of her specialty show, “The Rainbow Hour,” also revolves around color.
Each week, Abby’s playlist is formed around a color—usually based on her mood when she makes it—and consists of mostly pop and rock songs that remind her of that color.
Click here to listen live to “The Rainbow Hour,” hosted by Blue every Monday at 9 p.m.