Learn a little more about your KISS Crew!
Are you Single?
Shonzi: “Nope, actually hopefully soon to be engaged”
Andy: “Nope! I’m happily taken by someone who’s willing to put up with my sarcasm and gaming habits. We’ve been together for well over a year now.”
Where are you originally from?
Shonzi: “Topeka, Kansas.”
Andy: “I’m originally from Syracuse, New York. I very much prefer the winters in Kansas. At least out here we measure snow in inches, not feet.”
Cruise: “Dallas and Austin, Texas. I just moved to Kansas last year.”
What do you like to do when you’re not DJing? Any Hobbies?
Shonzi: “I like to play baseball, soccer, basketball, and do some rock-climbing in my spare time. I like reading. I’m a huge movie nerd. I love to travel and camp. I hope to take as many trips over my lifetime as possible. Also, if I have a spare second, I love to write. But so far it’s all bad. Not terrible. Just not good.”
Andy: “Whenever I’m not at KISS FM, I keep busy by reading books (mostly sci-fi and fantasy), writing, playing Nintendo, and listening to podcasts. I’d like to get a podcast of my own off the ground, as well.”
Cruise: “Spending time with my family and girlfriends …Any hobbies? I really love spending time with my family, trying new restaurants, traveling, Zumba, Pilates & Yoga.”
What is your favorite movie?
Shonzi: “I feel like nobody has just one answer for this question, so I’m going to name off a few. Aliens, The Godfather, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Once Upon a Time in the West, and anything in which Buster Keaton stars.”
Andy: “To be honest, I don’t watch a lot of movies. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Monty Python and the Holy Grail. An all-time classic that will never *not* be funny.”
Cruise: “I can’t say that I really have a favorite, but I love Disney movies, comedies with the family and a ladies night out with Magic Mike on the screen.”
Tell us an interesting/unique fact about yourself.
Shonzi: “I have 3 tattoos and hope to get more, but also want to get the one on my chest covered up. I’m hoping to get that done soon.”
Andy: “Once my friends and I graduated high school, we decided to start up a comedy troupe and did these little radio skits and plays and posted them online. Don’t bother asking to listen to them now–they’re pretty garbage, and I’ll never tell you where they’ve been uploaded!”
Cruise: “I come from a really large Asian family, they live all over the US! They live in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Texas, Michigan, and Oklahoma.
Tell us about your first radio DJ job:
Shonzi: “My first radio job was at this magical place called Great Plains Media. Maybe you’ve heard of it. I started as a promo assistant way back in 2012, not really knowing anything about the radio business. Now I pretty much run this place. Can you imagine if I didn’t work here anymore?! I think the building would just fall down.”
Andy: “My first radio job was producing the morning shows and jocking the midday shift at this station near the Canadian border that shot into Montreal. There was a lot of swearing at the news guy to get his stuff in on time, snap learning enough French to understand what people were trying to say, and Nerf gun fights with the other morning guys. Other stuff happened too, but it ranges from NSFW to NSFL.”
Cruise: “I was the party patrol girl for a country radio station in Dallas. I would broadcast live from different night clubs around town on weekends. It was the best job for a senior in college!”