Meet Jeremy! Whether he's out at a KCRW Presents show hanging up posters in an ankle boot or behind the street team table sharing his excitement for KCRW with the community, Jeremy exemplifies the spirit of volunteership. He quickly stood out for his quick-learner sensibilities and willingness to help with whatever job needed to be done. Every task he's assigned, he completes with all of his heart, soul & might. For these reason and more, he's our March Volunteer of the month! Here's Jeremy in his own words:
Where did you grow up and do you have any siblings? Pets?
I grew up in West LA with one sister named Talia. I currently have a cat named Ophelia.
What 5 things would you wish you had if you were stranded on a deserted island?
1. My guitar (Airline Rocket H-54)
2. A fire striker
3. Sleeping bag
4. A desalination device
5. Recording device
What is your current occupation / what do you do outside of KCRW?
I currently work as a Project Manager in post production but am also a music composer. Outside of KCRW I love to compose music, go to concerts, learn new cooking skills, and enjoy my time with friends and family.
What is your fantasy occupation?
Definitely music composer!
When did you first discover KCRW?
I remember growing up and listening to the radio program "The World," which is my first experience with KCRW. However, I consider my carpools to and from high school to be my discovery of KCRW, around 2008? That was when I began to actively listen to the programs and I haven't stopped listening since.
How did you find your way to our station for volunteering?
I've always wanted to be a part of KCRW; its authenticity and commitment to knowledge and culture was unlike any other station on the radio and I felt the strong urge to be a part of that beauty. So, I emailed KCRW asking for any opportunities. Tyler was kind enough to tell me about the volunteer program and I've been apart of it ever since! Always my happiest times when I volunteer here.
What’s your current volunteer position and how long have you been at it?
I have been a volunteer for around a year and a half. I currently volunteer at street team events, as a PA for various radio shows if needed, and, more recently, KCRW Presents events.
Favorite Volunteer moment?
My favorite volunteer moment: the first time I volunteered for KCRW at the Natural History Museum's First Fridays. I was in absolute awe. For one, there is something so special about being in a museum at night. When you combine that with live music, lectures, engaging discussions, and dinosaur costumes, an electricity sparks and the room fills with possibility and inspiration. Feeling that inspiration flow through the room for the first time really took my breath away. Everyone there is so happy and engaging in the topics of the night. I always walk away that night feeling more empowered and knowledgeable than when I walked in.
If you could get on the mic and say one sentence on the air, what would it be?
“Thank you, KCRW, for all the opportunities and happiness you have given me. You have raised me to be more aware, more understanding, more loving, and more conscious. You are always my favorite part of the day, I don't know where I'd be without you!"
What song(s) have you hit repeat on lately?
Most recently "2AM" by Gavin Turek. That bass line SLAPS!
Favorite book, movie?
Favorite book is Lucinda by John Beer
Favorite movie is "The Florida Project."
Favorite thing to do outside the station?
Go to concerts!
What does KCRW mean to you?
KCRW means the world to me, you are one of my best friends. You're always there for me, showing me new incredible music and teaching me new things about the world that I could never fathom. You're there to help me check myself when I need to, you're there to help me with patience and listening, you inspire me to better myself and the world around me. I can earnestly say I would not be the person I am without KCRW.
And to us Jeremy, you mean someone we can depend through thick and thin. You're a pleasure to work with and consistently reliable! We're happy you're in the KCRW family and thank you for being you!