Meet Matt Moore! Four years ago, Matt began his time as a Summer Marketing Intern and has been holding it down in the studio as a production assistant for Garth Trinidad every other Friday night since. His calm and patient demeanor, along with his sharp attention to detail and willingness to jump in when needed, always made him stand out over the years. As Garth puts it, Matt is "quiet, easy going, consistent, and always on point." For these reasons and more, Matt is our August Volunteer of the Month!
Here's Matt in his own words...
Where did you grow up and do you have any siblings? Pets?
I grew up in Richmond, VA. I have two sisters. Caroline in Portland and Allison in Santa Barbara.
What 5 things would you wish you had if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Besides a boat?
What is your current occupation / what do you do outside of KCRW?
Web Developer/Multimedia Designer/Rideshare Driver.
What is your fantasy occupation?
When did you first discover KCRW?
2009. I started listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic every day on my 1+ hour commute to my internship in Beverly Hills.
How did you find your way to our station for volunteering?
I did the Summer Marketing Internship in 2015. I'd already been a fan for years.
What’s your current volunteer position and how long have you been at it?
P.A. mostly for Garth Trinidad. I've been doing his show since 2015.
Favorite volunteer moment?
Toss up. Filling in on Dan Wilcox's show last minute on a whim, only to walk-in on Henry Rollins and Teri Gender Bender (of Les Butcherettes) finishing up a super-rare in-studio "guest-artist" show...or...P.A.ing for Garth Trinidad on the first ever live music show broadcast out of the new KCRW building.
If you could get on the mic and say one sentence on the air, what would it be?
This is KCRW.
What song(s) have you hit repeat on lately?
Ty Segall - Maria Stacks (Oh Sees Cover)
Jimi Hendrix - If 6 Was 9
Tame Impala - Patience
sir Was - Deployed (Feat. Little Dragon)
Nipsey Hussle - Dedication (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Omar Souleyman - Laqtuf Ward Min Khaddak
M83 - Steve McQueen (MAPS Remix)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms
Automatic - Calling It
Y La Bamba - Brujas De Brujas
Khruangbin - August 10
Favorite book, movie?
"The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicolas Taleb, "Rescue Dawn".
Favorite thing to do outside the station?
What does KCRW mean to you?
KCRW is the like radio home of Southern California. There's a lot of eclectic music mixes and podcasts out there now, but KCRW is special because its like my SoCal soundtrack, and even the news and culture shows keep what's going on in SoCal relevant to me, regardless of whether I happen to be in L.A., or on the West Coast or even overseas.
And to us, you mean a person we can count on through and through. Even though this month is the end of your volunteership with us, there will always be a place for you at KCRW. Thank you for devoting your time and skills with us, we're so happy you were apart of the team and in the KCRW family!