Introduce yourself.

I’m the Nighthowler. During the day I live my life as a regular student, walking the same hallways and going to the same classes as you do—but when the sun goes down and the moon comes out—I can’t help but change a bit.

What is the name of your show and how did you come up with it?

NIGHTHOWL. A “night owl” is someone who is usually active or awake at night, and because my show plays music for the nighttime hours, it was a perfect fit. Since we are on Wolf Pack Radio, I also changed “owl” to “howl” to make the show have some subtle school spirit. Despite the change, I still don’t pronounce the “H” in the name whenever I talk about my show, but either way is fine with me.

Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to?

Most of the time it depends on my mood, but my music tastes have ended up being pretty weird. I’m a big fan of electronic music, so my all-time favorites are Daft Punk and Justice (specifically the albums Discovery and Cross). I also find myself always coming back to Gorillaz, Cage the Elephant, Queen, and David Bowie when I need something to listen to in a pinch. As for the for the more niche stuff: Nujabes definitely comes to mind when I think of my favorites, as his music is perfect for relaxing and studying. A bunch of Future Funk has also bled into what I listen to everyday, so I’ve really come to like MACROSS 82-99, Future Girlfriend 音楽, and Moe Shop (don’t judge me). Finally, to top it all off is a cubic ton of synthwave—but you’ll have to listen to my show to find out who my favorite synthwave artist is.

What is your favorite music memory (show, festival, etc.)?

My favorite music memory is listening to this old 70’s rock cassette that my dad played in the car whenever we would be driving to Los Angeles. I’m a Reno native, and we would go there often, so it ended up being this regular 12 hour trip that was always filled with the same bunch of songs. By some miracle I never got tired of listening to any of it, and a few of those songs are still in my favorites.

What can we expect from NIGHTHOWL this semester?

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to my show, then you can expect some quality synthwave music along with my thought and opinions on the stuff happening in the genre and the world in general. Come join us every Tuesday—I promise I don’t bite. To all of you out there who do catch my show every week, then know that I’ll keep on playing the best synthwave music I can find. A bunch of new releases are rumored to be lined up, so I’m really excited to be able to play those and share them with you. I’ve also been lucky enough to meet some people who share my taste in music, so I’ll see if I can get some guests on the show for some extra energy to spice things up every once in a while. Other than music selection, I’ve also got some stuff in the works for a new intro and better quality in general. At some point during the semester all this stuff should kick in, so stay tuned!

You can follow the Nighthowler on NIGHTHOWL’s twitter here.

The Snake’s Nest

The Snake’s Nest djs

DJ Jiah (Left) & DJ Ced (Right)

Introduce yourselves (name, year, major, fun fact, etc.). 

Ced: My name is Cedrick Alcala and I am a junior at the university. I am a journalism major with
a minor in cinema and media studies. A fun fact about me is that I usually go by Ced. Whenever
a place asks for my name they swear I’m saying Seth.
Jiah: My name is Jiah Jewell and I’m currently a senior. I’m a journalism major with a history
minor. A fun fact about me is that i have 4 initials and they’re all J’s. Also I’ve never met
someone with the same spelling of Jiah as me.

What is the name of your show and how did you come up with it?

Ced: Our show is called The Snake’s Nest. It is a direct reference to a $UICIDEBOY$ tape
called High Tide In The Snake’s Nest. I met Jiah through that amazing rap duo. The first day I
met Jiah we already made plans to go see them live. That following weekend, we road tripped
to SF to see the BOY$ on tour.
You can expect to hear a lot of fast-paced aggressive rap on our show however we stay
switching it up so much you might have to call us snakes.
Jiah: We came up with the show one night at Ced’s house after a concert. I was currently living
back in California for the time, as I had taken a break from UNR for personal reasons. Anyways
we were up late one night after a concert (I think it was Xavier Wulf) and we got to discussing
this and that, and ended up boiling down to that we’re gonna do a hip-hop radio show once I got
back into town. Boom.

Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to?

Ced: I have a lot of love for so many artists of all genres. People think that because I host a
primarily underground rap show, that is the only thing I listen to. I love getting put on to new
music. Some favorite artists of all time include System of a Down, Gorillaz, Outkast, and Wu-
Tang Clan. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Rex Orange County, Steve Lacy, Corbin, Boy
Pablo, and Night Rooms. Some favorite rappers right now include Yung Bans, Lil Gnar, and
Lord Saiyan. I will forever listen to Lil Peep, rest in peace Gus.
Jiah: Growing up my dad was a vocalist in a Tool cover band, so I grew up listening to a lot of
Maynard projects, from Tool to A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. I’m just like Ced, in that I also
listen to different genres. Some of my all time favorites across the board would be Deftones,
Rage Against The Machine, Lil Ugly Mane, Quasimoto, and MF DOOM. Lately some of my
favorite hip-hop artists have been Icy Dave, the Boyfriendz trio, the whole Goth Money Records
collective, and Five Finger Posse. I’ve also been listening to some Conqueror and Revenge in
my spare time, bloody good stuff.

What is your favorite music memory (show, festival, etc.)?

Ced: One memorable music experience I had was my first concert back in Oakland 2007. Soulja
Boy, Bow Wow, Chris Brown, and Sean Kingston. Another favorite one was last summer in Los
Angeles; $UICIDEBOY$ had a show at the FTP & FUCT pop up. Police showed up with riot
gear and shut it down ‘cause it got too crazy. Lately I’ve been getting into a lot of concert
photography. Favorite person to shoot by far was Travis Scott in Lake Tahoe.
Jiah: My first memory at a concert came in like…2003? This was weird as hell though. I went
with my parents (I was 7) to this event in Modesto, CA called “Rock n’ Wrestling jam”. Basically, it was this band called Static-X and there was a local independent wrestling promotion that was
doing a show at the same time, in between the intermissions of the bands on-stage. I met
Gangrel there who scared the shit out of me as a kid, but he was my favorite wrestler then. One
of the most memorable experiences I’ve had at a concert I’d say would be Goth Money Records
in a warehouse in Oakland, went too late that the cops ended up kicking down the doors and
kicking us all out. Either that or GWAR, as my dad and I ended up running the mosh pits
together that night, with him using my head as a battering ram at points.

What can we expect from The Snake’s Nest this semester?

Ced: This season of The Snake’s Nest you can expect to hear Jiah and I ramble about our
favorite musicians and what not. Join us as we play underground rap and depressing love
songs, as well as conveying interviews with local artists. We have a lot of plans for the future of
The Snake’s Nest that doesn’t just involve radio. Thank you to everyone that has ever taken the
time to listen to our show and to everyone that continues to support us. Stay tuned and follow us
on social media. Or don’t.
Jiah: Yeah, pretty much what Ced said. We be playing depressing songs but then turn it around
into some big body powerbomb through a table type stuff. We got a lot of plans for the future,
one of them being we’re DJing at the Holland Project on March 30th, yall should pop-out for it if
you’re reading this. And I also gotta thank anyone and everyone who has listened to The
Snake’s Nest, y’all helped me get out of a rut I was in, so I deeply appreciate y’all for tuning in.
Stay tuned for what we got coming up in the near future on our social medias, or don’t.

Get in touch with these two from their socials below and make sure you tune in to THE SNAKE’S NEST playing every Wednesday from 9-10PM PST on



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.