Tuned In…with Justin Archambo

Justin Archambo

When did you catch the community radio bug?

We caught the community radio bug around 4 years ago. Sheri, my wife, and I had never lived in a community where community radio was available or viable. We grew up in Oklahoma, so we grew up on rock and old-school country commercial radio.

What is it that you appreciate about community radio?

We really appreciate the variety of the programming and that it is truly “community-supported”. We’ve been turned on to so many genres of music that we wouldn’t have otherwise. We also just dig the overall funkiness and uniqueness of Radio Boise and all the personalities on the air.  Everyone truly cares about what they are broadcasting.  It comes through airwaves and you can tell it’s genuine and from their heart and souls.

What do you like most about Radio Boise?

“Community” and “People Sharing”… It’s important people share themselves and I love the way people share through their music, shows, and topics.  Expression is important. OH AND…. Square Roots, Two Ducks and a Pollywog, Antler Crafts, Spoonful into Sunday Soul Party into Sunday Sound System, Range Life, Mothers Ruin, Toast n’ Jam, Stardust Lounge, V3 … Thomas and Gabe are hilarious, very talented. Jazz Beyond the Sky is amazing as well. So much to like.

Where and when do you listen to Radio Boise?

Pretty much all day ‘er day. We always have Radio Boise on…we come in and push on our ‘77 Marantz receiver and let the music and programming flow. It’s so nice.

What can’t you get out of your head, music-wise, right now?

Fallin’ Rain by Karl Blau, Well by Link Wray…that entire album “Introducing Karl Blau” I can’t get out of my head. It is such a cool and unique LP. All overlooked and forgotten covers from the 60’s and 70’s…and Jim James helped produce.

If you could go backstage for any show, who would it be and why?

Damn, that’s a tough question.  Phish is by far and away my favorite band, seen them somewhere around 50+ times, BUT, at this point, I would say Sturgill Simpson. I grew up on “real country” so it would be cool to meet the man who is shaking up Nashville. Everyone is tired of all of the commercial highly produced “bro country”. It’s refreshing to hear and see real talented songwriters like Sturgill and Margo Price give the industry the middle finger. Oh…and Jim James. I want to meet him, too.

Where do you see Radio Boise in 5 years?

Financially viable and thriving through community support and through some anonymous rich guy…or gal.

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