By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer
Alright, Rock Lobsters. We’ve made our way through the backstories of all the magnificent veteran DJs here at the All Campus Radio Network. Now it’s time to welcome the newbies to the college rock airwaves.
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First off, we have first-year journalism student Mia Jevack. Mia is known on-air as DJ Ginger Snap, the host of the variety show “The Ginger Power Hour.”
Mia grew up surrounded by art and creative minds—her mother and grandparents all having a deep appreciation for the creativity that was instilled in her at a young age.
“Writing and art have always been very soothing things for me,” Mia says. “I have pretty bad anxiety, and [art] can be a coping mechanism.”
Mia makes intricate linear drawings that can seem tedious but actually allow her to calm down and focus on one thing at a time. These drawings also help her with her Attention Deficit Disorder.
“The drawings are like a non-addictive Adderall. It helps me focus without having to take a drug,” Mia says.
When she’s done with her drawings, she gives them to her friends and family as tokens of her love.
She dreams of someday taking her skills to NPR, where she can get creative on the radio in ways that she feels she can’t in print journalism.
Mia realized her love for journalism one day when she was reading an interview with Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson in one of her mom’s fashion magazines.
“Honestly, it’s funny, but I think about that moment a lot. I thought it would be so cool to not just talk to famous people but people in general and have that just be your job,” Mia says.
Mia’s DJ name and the name of her specialty show all come from the affectionate nickname inspired by her fiery red hair.
Her specialty show showcases new indie and alternative music, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t down with the oldies, too. She sometimes features bands like The Velvet Underground, Blondie and Talking Heads during her hour.
Click here to listen live to “The Ginger Power Hour,” hosted by Ginger Snap every Thursday at 8 p.m.