The Triad MUSIC scene

by Ryan Snyder

Triad DJ Profile

Josie Paza

Station: 107.5 KZL

The show: “Middays with Josie”; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday

Request line: 800.682.1075

Playlist: “Top 40 music, what’s hot and what listeners want to hear with the All Request Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. during the week.”

Now playing: Rihanna, Jason Mraz, Pink, Taylor Swift, Saving Able

If she could play anything: “This! I love hearing new music of all genres!”

Best thing about DJ life: Meeting the bands/singers that come through town and being involved in the community to help those less fortunate

Been a DJ for: 6.5 years

Got in the biz: “I did an internship with the ‘Murphy in the Morning’ show the summer before my senior year of college and I was hired a few months later. After five years of being on the morning show, I moved on to my own show.”

Favorite bands: the Beastie Boys, Tom Petty, Alanis Morisette, John Mayer, Salt N Pepa!

Bad studio habits: “Stuffing food in my mouth 30 seconds before going on the air Hey, funny story…. When I was on the morning show, I sat with my back to the studio door. When you have headphones on, you can’t hear anything going on around you, so I didn’t hear when the door opened. I felt something on my shoulder, turned around, and there was a freakin’ snake on me! Jack Murphy had invited TEAR [Triad Exotic Animal Rescue] to come in and didn’t tell me and they decided to surprise me with a giant snake. I may have cried a little.