DJ of the Month
KBGA identifies outstanding members of our DJ membership and distinguishes their hard work, dedication and style with the “DJ of the Month” Award. Criteria for the award include but are not limited exclusively to: frequency of filling in for absent DJs, quality of production, participation in station events and meeting, other traits demonstrating commitment to the KBGA Mission Statement.
August 2013 – Derek Martinez
Derek “Big Billy” Martinez is KBGA’s August DJ of the Month. He hosts The Rock Mine show every Wednesday night from 12, presenting “classic rock” deep cuts. Aside from putting on a great show, he can be found in the studio a couple times a week covering for other shows and taking requests all the while. Big Billy is a prime example of A DJ of the Month is selected each month, and the awardee receives access to a show sponsored by KBGA.
Born In Missoula, Grew up in Great Falls. Went to Great Falls High School class of 2005. I have three brothers. Stephen, Geoffrey, and Brandon. I’ve wanted to be on the radio since I was little boy, listening to KQDI, KTZZ, KLFM, and NPR. I take after my grandfather as a musician and being in radio, I’m currently living in Missoula and being a DJ at KBGA as well as going to the U for Broadcast Journalism.
July 2013 – Kate Morris
Kate Morris is KBGA’s July DJ of the Month. She has recently covered 24,396 hours, all with the enthusiasm that attracts new volunteers to our fold. Her shows sound well prepared and she peppers her commentary with local info. The Award is based on a combination of factors, including consistency in appearing for shifts (your own or otherwise), quality of show, volunteerism, and promoting the station positively among station members and the community.
Kate Morris loves writing, music & existential philosophy. She’s usually doing something involving those things, or sleeping. “But what does it mean?!” with the existential terrestrial appears randomly on KBGA. You can tell by the garage rock and classical music overtones, also the poetry.