The second in a series of interviews where we delve into the minds of our staff and bring back the answers to give you, our listeners, a better idea of what makes the station tick.
Who are you and what is your title?
Dru, Station Manager
What do you do at the station?
Basically I keep it running. I promote the station via directory sites, posters and various other means. I pay all the bills and make sure we stay within the terms of our license agreements. I poke the staff into doing the things they should be doing. I post most of the announcements you see on the site, Facebook, Twitter etc. I liaise with event co-ordinators to get our staff press passes. I make wallpapers, banners buttons and other web graphics to help promote the station, as well as merchandise designs. I run the merchandise stores as well. I help organise competitions, and assist with administrating the minecraft server. I also helped to set up Skynet (the virtual machine) and HAL9000 (the jukebox), and I do various other low-level technical things to Skynet and the site, and I assist with managing the forums. I herd cats, and make the pigs fly. Oh and I occasionally co-host the Friday Night Show. I think that’s everything…
Where did your nick come from?
The name DruidX is a shortened version of ‘Druid to the Children of the X’. I got the title while at guide camp one year. We were all very obsessed with ‘The X Files’ and while sat around the fire one night, we decided we would become the ‘Children of the X’ [as y’do…] I own a very large poncho style camp blanket that, in the flickering firelight, looks like a robe. At the time, I also had a very long stick I’d picked up some place which we had decorated. So I looked very Druidic, and for the rest of the camp was known as the Druid of the X. When we got home, I inscribed it on the back of said camp blanket so I would never forget. Years later when I finally got on to the internet and had no idea what to call myself, the name came out again, and so I have been DruidX ever since. It often gets shortened even more to DruX or just Dru.
Why does Danielisacrab always happen to fix everything?
He has the right tape
Who are your heroes?
I’m a big fan of Joss Whedon. He’s a fantastic writer, as well as a feminism activist. I’ve loved pretty much everything he ever made/wrote/produced/directed.
What do you hope for the future of the station?
Ideally I’d like to see the station get to the point where it’s self sustaining, be that through advertising or whatever, and I can earn a wage from it. But I’m sure that won’t happen for a very long while.
Name one thing you would like to add or change about the station, if you had all the money and time?
I would like to buy a studio. I would give all the staff a real wage, and pay for them to move to where the studio was, or to get them business broadband if they needed to stay put (for uni). I would also hire a full-time systems administrator and web developer. That’s technically all one thing 😛
What’s in your fridge right now?
Butter; 2 slices of bread; some eggs; milk; lime juice; 1 2l bottle of Dr Pepper; some cake; a jug of cold water. We need to go shopping >.<
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Sum up what G3 Radio means to you in 5 words or less.
Joy, safe, family, headache, buzz.