3 cents with Sam Petri: Jackson, WY Journalist and KHOL Audio Ambassador

By on August 23, 2010

[Click here to listen to Sam Petri’s archived radio show, Deep Sea Vent]

.01: How has the birth of KHOL community radio altered the musical experience in Jackson Hole?
When I get up in the morning, I turn on the radio and make some green tea. Typically, it’s my friends, or someone I know on the air, bouncing killer music off the valley walls. This is a HUGE improvement from the pre-KHOL days. It makes life a lot better. You don’t even need to think about what you might want to listen to … you just turn on the radio and … it’s good!

Then, when I leave the house, if I am not on my bike, I listen to KHOL in the car. This is pretty awesome, too, especially when the reggae show is on Saturday from noon to 2.

There are no ads, and it’s good music. Who needs XM?

.02: How long have you been a DJ?  What’s your show called?  Mission statement?

I have been on KHOL since pretty much the beginning, June 2008. I hesitate to call myself a DJ, more a selector. I don’t have a name for my show anymore, although at one point for about a year it was called “Deep Sea vent.” Now there is no real name. I’m just Sam and I have a show from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays.

I play hip hop, reggae, independent rock and electronic dance music. Although we get this music in hard-copy form at KHOL on a weekly basis, the internet is faster and I spend a lot of time reading and listening to what’s out there. All week,everyday, I’m preparing for my next show. So always searching searching searching.
I owe a lot to the following:







cocaineblunts.com, … etc. Oh, and the hype machine, hypem.com

If it weren’t for these sites and other music blogs, my show would suck.

I’d also like to add that anyone can volunteer at the station. People should contact station manager Walker White.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Tune in at 89.1 on the FM dial when in Jackson Hole.

.03: If you could send an album, just one, both 100 years into the past and future, what would it be and why?
Wu-Tang Clan‘s “Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers”

Although it is not the best hip hop album of all time, it is the one that had the largest impact on me. It changed my life, musically. I was 14 when I heard this album. Everything changed after that. I sold off all my Led Zeppelin albums and started listing to … everything else.

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