Tuned In with Alex Davis

Alex Davis, featured in September's Tuned In interview

Alex Davis joined Radio Boise’s Board of Directors less than a year ago and already shines. Her vision of how Radio Boise can grow and evolve is infectious – you can’t help but fall a little more in love with the station when you talk with Alex. With a background in marketing and throwing rad parties, Alex is Radio Boise’s Engagement Committee Co-Chair and helps us take it to 11 in the Party Department. I dare you to not get more excited about Radio Boise as you read about why Alex loves this place so much!  

When did you catch the community radio bug?

I first fell in love with free-form college radio in Athens, Georgia. My ears had never heard anything like it. The first time meeting a nineteen year-old DJ for 90.5 I was a little bit in awe.

What is it that you appreciate about community radio?

The sound of community radio is like a swarm of fireflies that can never kept in a jar. Because everyone owns it and no one owns it, its magic survives.  

What do you like most about Radio Boise?

KRBX is effortlessly cool. The station has sort of a magnetic charisma that’s self evident. How can anyone not be moved seeing creative and talented volunteers (many of national caliber) come together under agreed-upon high standards. Listening to Radio Boise makes the old feel young and the young feel more alive.

Where and when do you listen to Radio Boise?

Everywhere. I have the mobile app, so KRBX is there for me whenever I need it.

What can’t you get out of your head, music-wise?

“Keep Me in My Plane” by Who Made Who. I first heard that track on Daybreak Syndicate (courtesy Dano) on my way to jury duty. I arrived in the courthouse still vibin’.

If you could go backstage for any artist’s show, who would it be and why?

Probably David Byrne. I am fairly certain he’d be 100% real. Since he’s Scottish, maybe we would share a steaming plate of haggis after the show.

Where do you see Radio Boise in 5 years?

The beautiful thing about Radio Boise is that it literally has no limits. I would personally like to see the station in a stunning new facility…with a fantastic social space and professional recording studios to accommodate the world-renowned musicians it already attracts.

In five years, even more so than today, KRBX will be the on-air home for citizens’ understanding of the community’s biggest issues, challenges and opportunities. Every time a civic leader wishes to dialogue or launch a new initiative, he or she will go on KRBX. Every time an artist debuts a new show, she will go on KRBX. Every time a famous band rolls across the border into Idaho, they’ll ask to collaborate with KRBX. It’s all just a matter of time and the right people joining the effort.

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