Every Monday we’ll be spotlighting one of our DJs so that you, the listeners, can get to know the people behind the voices!

This week, we have Ilse Grace Thomas from Femme Fatale, on every Tuesday at 1pm 

 

Ilse is a new face here at the station! She’s a freshman who’s majoring in English and we couldn’t be more happy that she’s joined the team. 

Here’s a quick Q & A with this week’s DJ –

Q: Tell us about your show! What inspired the idea behind it?

A: Femme Fatale is a compilation of all of my favorite music, ranging from seedy garage rock, 1960s psychedelic rock, modern surf rock, and pretty much every and anything in between. The name for the show was inspired by my favorite band, The Velvet Underground, from their album with Nico. I wanted to start the show as a way for me to combine my love for music with my love for media broadcasting.

Q: Who are your top five artists at the moment?

A: 

  1. Television

  2. Radiator Hospital 

  3. Radioactivity

  4. The Softies

  5. Beat Happening

Q: What kinds of music do you listen to that you don’t necessarily put on the show, if any?

A: I love shoegaze and dream pop! Sometimes I’ll play some shoegaze, but not very often. Recently I’ve been loving Mazzy Star, Grouper, and Pity Sex.

Q: What drew you to WVCW?

A: It has always been a dream of mine to have a show at a college radio station. I’ve always thought that doing college radio is the superior extracurricular, so when I saw that VCU had a station, I knew I had to join!

Q: What’s been your favorite moment on air?

A: My parents are incredibly sweet and supportive and listen to every single show. They are so invested that they’ll even text me sometimes to comment on whatever silly story I told or about my song selection. I specifically remember talking about my Yoda Halloween costume that I wore one in kindergarten, to which my mom graciously texted me a picture to remind me of that intrepid moment.

Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

A: A fun fact about me is that I know the entirety of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot memorized by heart. The poem is about 24 stanzas, depending on the print, and it’s my absolute favorite thing in the world to recite it!

Ilse has also provided us with a short playlist packed with great tunes; check it out! 

Thanks to Ilse for giving us the chance to get to know here a bit better! Make sure to catch her show for more, and check in next week for our next Meet a DJ Monday!