Daniel Burge is KCRW’s May Volunteer of the Month!

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We are so happy to have him at KCRW and he has definitely earned his title.  Here’s more about him in his own words:

Where did you grow up and are you an only child?
I am a Los Angeles native. I have one brother who is nine years older than me.

What is your current occupation?
I am in a transition period between college and graduate school. Currently, I have been helping out at the station whenever I can. In mid to late August, I’m off to Boston University for graduate school in US history.

What is your fantasy occupation?
I hope to teach US history at a university someday, hopefully back on the west coast.

When did you first discover KCRW?
Good question.

How did you find your way to our station for volunteering?
I think that the first event that I volunteered at was an Angel party in 2007 or 2008.

What’s your current volunteer position and how long have you been at it?
I have been helping out at the front desk on and off since 2007/8. Since December, I have been doing production assistance for Raul’s show every other Wednesday. I also try to fill in for others when needed.

Favorite volunteer moment?
Wow. I have had a lot of fun at the events that I have volunteered at—I also like to rock, Masquerade, etc. I think that the first one, the Angel Party, stood out the most. Good times.

If you could get on the mic and say one sentence on the air, what would it be?
I drink your milkshake.

What song have you hit repeat on lately?
This changes from day to day.

Favorite book, movie?
Favorite book—John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
Favorite movie—probably The Godfather. The Fugitive would be a close second.

Favorite thing to do outside the station (hobbies, recreation, etc.)?
I am playing pick up basketball, or reading.

What does KCRW mean to you?
I think that KCRW is an important counterpoint to an increasingly corporatized culture (news and music). The one-two punch of news and music makes KCRW hard to beat.

What does Daniel mean to us?  We used to only see him during his breaks from school, but he was eagerly awaited and worth the wait.  We are happy he’s moving on for more school, but so sad we’ll have to say goodbye!