FEATURE: DJ Interview - Overthinking/Underwater with Ricky

Ricky is a junior from the suburbs of Chicago who majors in unstable bridge building . He has played his show “Overthinking/Underwater” for about two years now, and asks you to “plz listen <3” on Tuesdays at 10PM Eastern. He doesn’t know who Justin Bieber and Kanye are, would play Gin Blossoms on repeat at his funeral and enjoys speaking in non sequiturs.

Tell us the story behind the name of your program.
My #1 favorite mental activity in my #61 favorite place to be

Do you do themed shows? What themes?
Get out

What music do you typically play on your show?

Do you talk on your show? How often? About what?
Yeah, prolly too much, about my lost dreams of not starting a garage band in middle school

Who do you think listens to your show?

What’s your favorite new release?
Have u heard White Iverson???

Estimate how many people listen to your show. Honestly. 
Idk maybe 6. Mostly my mom

Make a set list for your funeral.
Gin Blossoms on repeat

Thoughts on the new Kanye album?

The best Top 40 pop songs of all time?
Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous, Timbaland – Way I Are, Usher – Love In This Club, All American Rejects – Swing Swing, The Academy Is…About A Girl, Hellogoodbye – Here In Your Arms, Michelle Branch – All You Wanted, Cyndia Lauper – Time After Time, Mariah Carrey – We Belong Together, Jay Sean – Down, Soulja Boy – Kiss Me Thru The Phone, The Outfield – Your Love, Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World, etc.

How pretentious is your radio show?

Have you ever DJed like, for real for real?
Depends. Find my mixes on my tumblr and lmk

Defend your favorite guilty pleasure music.
Carly Rae Jepsen can get it

What would you play if you were DJing Phi Psi Beach Party?
Idk prolly just Weezer

Justin Bieber.


Do you party?

You can listen to Ricky’s show on Tuesday’s at 10PM Eastern on WJHU and also follow him on Tumblr.


By Ruth Landry on March 21, 2016, 9:04 a.m.

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