Because I have a nine year-old girl, I end up listening to a shitload of Top 40. Ugh, who am I kidding. I would totes listen to Top 40 anyway, because I am 100% here for Coldplay, T-Swizzle, and Drake.
Regardless of whose fault it is (mine or my kid's), I listen to Mix 106 in the car a lot and I must say, I am in awe of local DJ and radio personality Angel Montgomerey's ability to make ANYTHING sound AMAZEBALLS.
I can only surmise that she is named after the John Prine song, Angel from Montgomery, but either way, the thing I love about this DJ is that she is obviously really great at her job. Like, watching someone who's really good at their job is always fun. Whether they're a lawyer, a fisherman, a mechanic, a musician, a teacher, or a carver, there is a unique pleasure in observing someone kick ass at their job.
Part of Angel's job (can I call her Angel? I don't actually know her), is to set up shop with her radio gear at various locations and events around town and advertise and promote them.
Over the years, Angel and her perky enthusiasm have convinced me to bring home a spicy tuna Poke bowl, get my tires checked, and eat a 16 oz. cup of raspberry frozen yogurt with gummy worms on it, when truth be told I needed exactly zero of those things. I would die of exhaustion if I had to sound that happy about anything for even five minutes.
Just this very morning, I heard Angel promoting Gold Rush Days, where I know for a fact it is pissing down rain, and yet Angel made it sound like a beach bonfire in Maui with an open bar that you'd be crazy not to hit up immediately.
In fact, Angel could make Juneau's garbage dump sound like Disney Land. I'm not kidding. You would flip a U-turn and book it right to the dump if Angel told you to go there, because this is what it would sound like:
Howya doin' folks!? Angel Montogmery here, and we're broadcasting live this morning from Juneau's #1 garbage dump in Lemon Creek! And let me tell you: It. Is. AMAZING. DO. NOT. MISS THIS! There's liquid sunshine just STREAMING down out of the sky right now onto mounds and mounds (we're talking TONS) of the best junk in town! And the eagles, Omigosh. The eagles are just EVERYWHERE. They're circling around, and those majestic birds are going to snap up all the old fish heads and rusty tire irons if you don't hurry up and get out here NOW. AND, while you're here you can put your name in to win an all-expenses paid trip to see Lady Gaga in Las Vegas!
Serious props to Angel Montgomery who could make the garbage dump sound like the biggest party ever.