This week’s Wolf Pack Radio featured show is OKAGA RADIO. They helped kick off our first week of broadcasting with a bang and showed us they’re a force to be reckoned with. We interviewed the show’s dynamic duo of hosts to get to know them and their show better.
Introduce yourselves (name, year, major, fun fact, etc.).
Connor: My name is Connor Murphy, and I am currently a freshman at the university. I am a Pre-Business major right now; however, I plan to dual-major in Finance and Management. A fun fact about myself is I made friends with a Russian foreign exchange student this semester named Vlad.
Jake: My name is Jake Morrison, I’m a freshman at the university and I’m majoring in Political Science. A fun fact about me is that I saw The Wiggles live in concert in 2004.
What is the name of your show and how did you come up with it?
Connor: The name of our show is OKAGA RADIO. You probably have no idea what that means. I really don’t either. Jake and I had no idea what to name the show. We tried to Donald Glover it and put some names into a Wutang name generator, but that didn’t work out. Then I was listening to Cherry Bomb by Tyler, the Creator and thought Okaga was a cool word. We just rolled with that.
Jake: We came up with OKAGA RADIO because I sat down with Connor and we basically shot down every idea we had until I said “OKAGA RADIO” (which is a Tyler The Creator reference).
Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to?
Connor: I probably have too many favorite artists so I will try and break it down. The artists that have inspired me the most are Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, and Tyler, the Creator. My favorite voices are definitely Frank Ocean and Childish Gambino. Some of my favorite new artists are BROCKHAMPTON and J.I.D. I also grew up on Led Zeppelin and Cage the Elephant, so those bands hold a place in my heart as well.
Jake: Some of my favorite artists to listen to are Frank Ocean, Cage The Elephant, BROCKHAMPTON, The Pixies, and Kendrick Lamar.
What is your favorite music memory (show, festival, etc.)?
Connor: Last year I spent a lot of money on going to concerts and festivals. I saw over 30 of my favorite artists, pretty much all with Jake. Some of my favorites are waiting 9 hours to see Frank Ocean at FYF, while also seeing A Tribe Called Quest on their farewell tour. We saw Playboi Carti who walked right over to where we were standing and performed right in front of us. However, my favorite was seeing Kid Cudi at Camp Flog Gnaw. That was a dream come true. You can probably tell that’s a lot of money. But do I regret it? Not at all.
Jake: A couple of concert experiences that I cherish are when Connor and I went to see Frank Ocean at FYF in LA – we waited like 9 hours to see him. At Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, I got to be front row for some of my favorite artists ever like The Gorillaz and Cage The Elephant.
What can we expect from OKAGA RADIO this semester?
Connor: OKAGA RADIO is a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none type of show. Jake and I share a big taste in music, so we will he playing Hip-hop, R&B, and maybe even throw in an alternative show. I impulse bought a $100 DJ board from Guitar Center earlier this year and taught myself how to mix. All of our shows are played on the board and mixed, which is pretty cool. You can also expect some informational banter from us about songs or production as well as Jake and I talking non-sense. Either way, we hope you enjoy!
Jake: This semester, you guys should expect a lot of nonsense out of OKAGA. We love music, but we also love messing around and having fun and not taking life too seriously. Hopefully everyone enjoys OKAGA RADIO as much as we love putting it all together for you guys.
We can’t wait to see what Connor and Jake bring to the table this semester! As first-time Wolf Pack Radio DJs, we are happy to have their fresh faces and fresh tastes contributing to our Spring ’18 program.
Get in touch with these two from their socials below and make sure you tune in to OKAGA RADIO playing every Friday from 10-11PM.